|These are notes and comments on some of the items which appear in the Family Service script. Links from the script point to these entries; clicking the links in the left hand column of the table takes you back to the corresponding link in the script - or, where more than one link from the script points to the note, back to the first such link.
The comments are typically related to features of the service which are specific to our church or the time of the service, or which for some other reason we think might require alteration for another setting.
For references to the internal geography of the church, it might be helpful to inspect the plan.
|GENERAL COMMENTS -|
|Numbers :||Adapt the numbers to suit the people available. For example, we had eleven children taking part, so had two shepherds and two wise men; one of each would be sufficient.|
|BEFORE THE SERVICE -|
|On the walls :||Nine A2-sized cards with the letters of "CHRISTMAS" on the walls distributed round the church.|
|Stage setting :||
In front of the altar there are nine chairs arranged in a semi-circle; they will be used to support and display the letters of "CHRISTMAS" as the actors bring them up. The actors stay standing behind these chairs after bringing the letters, so leave sufficient space for them.
In the centre of this semi-circle is the manger.
There are three chairs near the tree for Giver, Friend and Friend 2 to sit on.
|Properties :||The gift box containing nine cards at the back of the church.|
There are three sets of cards :