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Starry, Starry Night…
Bible Ref:  Matthew 1 & 2;  Luke 1
Each of the following sketches (scenes) can be used to form the basis for a complete act of worship or used as
individual scenes on separate occasions. Each scene will require a narrator to read the linking text as well as the
characters in the scene itself.
List of scenes:
A Birth in Bethlehem
Joseph Proposes, Mary is Pregnant
The Shepherds
A Shepherd Tells His Mother
The Wise Men
Simeon and Anna – Jesus is Circumcised
A Birth in Bethlehem 
The scene was set over Bethlehem. The small, sleepy town was about to play host to the greatest 
awakening of all time. In a dark, dusty cave, a tired couple fell to the straw, exhausted by the 
journey and the night. The place was little more than a shed, a few slats of wood fronting a cave 
set in the hills. 
Mary whispered:  I’m so tired… 
Joseph replied:   Don’t worry; I’ll make a bed. 
Their voices were strained, their throats dry from the travelling and their bodies weary from the 
long day. Joseph busied himself with a makeshift bed of hay and blankets. 
Continues ...


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