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Starry, Starry Night…
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
Joseph Proposes, Mary is Pregnant 
It had not always been this way – Joseph so supportive and concerned. Mary’s pregnancy was no ordinary occurrence and when Joseph first heard of it nine months ago he was far from the willing partner. 


Joseph:       Mary - my beloved, I’d like you to... No, that’s no good. Can’t say that. Think, think.  How do people propose? I know! Mary, my love, I want you to... No, that won’t do either.   My dearest Mary? No I can’t say that! Mary! Will you marry me? Marry me! No, no, no. I definitely can’t do it like that. Mary... Will you be my wife?


Mary, on her way to break the difficult news to Joseph, faltered in the doorway as she overheard this. She dropped her head and turned to leave. Joseph realised she was there and hurried over.

Joseph:    Oh... Mary... I... I’ve something to marry you... I mean, something to tell you.
Mary:        Yes, I heard.
Joseph:    Mary, I want to... I  mean - I’d like to... or rather, I want you to... well, will you? Be my wife, I mean.
Mary:      Joseph, please listen to me first. Something’s happened. Something that may make you change your mind.
Joseph:  What do you mean?
Mary:     I mean... I mean... I’m pregnant.

There was a pause as the idea slowly sank in.
Continues ...



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