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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Church Announces Advent Services

Dramas Depict Reactions to Birth of Jesus

A series of monologues titled “So Little They Knew’ will be offered throughout Advent at Grace Lutheran Church, 79 Mechanic St.

The special services will be offered at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays Dec. 5, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19; also at regular services at 5:15 p.m. Saturday Dec. 15 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday Dec. 16; and culminate services at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 and at 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 23.

They are free and open to the public.

The monologues, written by Marion Fairman depict how different women react to the possibility that Mary’s son Jesus is the Messiah. Christen Davis will portray “A Gossip of Nazareth” on Dec. 5; Lisa Boser-Miller, “A Soldier’s Wife” on Dec. 12; Laura Keesler, “An Innkeeper’s Wife” on Dec. 15 and 16; Dana DiBlasi, “A Wife of Herod” on Dec. 19; and Carole Pletcher, “A Shepherd’s Wife” on Dec. 22 and 23.

In her talk, each character reveals facts about the culture and practices of the times from the time of the journey to Bethlehem through the flight into Egypt.

Seasonal music by the Grace Lutheran Choir and Praise Team will also be offered. During the services, the Rev. Patrick Cox will offer prayer and Scripture, but the monologs will take the place of traditional sermons.

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