Tuesday, December 11, 2007
The Singing Christmas Tree
Last week was the Singing Tree production put on by our church and other ministries. If you have not seen this event, it is hard to put into words all that actually happens on these 4 evenings. Everyone is pretty tired when it is all said and done. There are hundreds involved in the activity and this year the crowds were huge. The traffic was backed up for blocks. I somehow was talked into walking down the aisle with all these cute little elves and waving at everyone as I wore a big red hat. Lydia was dressed as one of the snow girls and walked behind the sleigh. Julianna wore Christmas colors and carried a gift as she went through the crowds. Julianna, Samuel, and Lydia all sang in the children's choir. When they ran down the aisles to sing, Joseph was dressed as a horse and joined the manger crew. One of the songs the kids sang was,"Come and See What's Happening at the Barn." It had a country flavor complete with guitars, sting bass, and fiddles. During the tree numbers, Doyle directed the prelude number and jumped in the orchestra to play whatever instrument needed to be covered. He never saw the rest of us do our thing, so I videoed some of the last night. I thought it was necessary for him to see what really happened at the barn. There was the "horse" giving straw to the "sheep." He was also making some crazy faces and singing right along with the rest of the kids. It was quite interesting.
Dr. Peak and his crew did an excellent job this year and I am so excited about the number of people who heard the gospel.