After the adult handbell choir opened the service yesterday morning, the rest of the time was filled with a children's program.
First up was a handbell choir for kids! This is quite ingenious. Each child has a different color bell. The different colors are different notes. You can see the director sitting in front holding cards. On the side the kids can see are large ovals of color. If their color is showing they are to ring their bell. The numbers on the backs of the cards is so the leader knows how many beats until the next card.
The group is named Krystal Bells. I think they did a good job. Some of the kids are quite small. And what a neat way to introduce them to the idea of making music with bells.
They went on to do a traditional Christmas pageant, as you can probably tell from the costumes the kids are wearing.
The angels appear to the shepherds. (And the girls sang a lovely version of Angels We Have Heard on High.)
The wise men come to Herod to ask about the infant king.
And afterwards... birthday cake for Jesus!
I think maybe the little animals (see costumes on the smallest kids in the bell choir) forgot to come to the stable... or maybe they were out in the pasture and couldn't be rounded up!
Anyway, it was cute, and the story is foundational, so it will continue to be told.
In other news: Dead Mule Swamp Druggist is completely uploaded and just awaiting final review from CreateSpace. If it passes that review test then I can order a paper sample copy to do a final proof check. And not a moment too soon. Sometimes, I get paper books in just a few days, but the last order took almost two weeks, so this is cutting it close to have copies on Dec 26.
And, I worked a few hours (Beth needed the day off), and did laundry.
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