PLANO (Oct. 28, 2015) — St. Paul Lutheran Church presents its 25th annual “Journey to the Manger” live nativity drama Dec. 11-12. See a re-creation of a market place as it would have been in Biblical times in the little town of Bethlehem, complete with bakers, weavers, potters, candy makers and other merchants. Also witness six live action scenes depicting the major events leading to the birth of Christ.

Over 100 members of the church and community participate in this lively production, dressed in costumes from that era. The whole family will enjoy the special effects provided by live camels, donkeys, sheep and other animals. The drama scenes start every 10 minutes from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11 and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12. St. Paul is located at 6565 Independence Pkwy. in Plano, between Spring Creek and Legacy.

This free event is open to the whole community. It begins inside the church’s Fellowship Hall, which has been transformed into the Bethlehem village of old. Visitors step back in time as they experience the sights, sounds and smells of a Middle Eastern marketplace from over 2,000 years ago. They are then guided through the 6 outdoor scenes and finish up with refreshments inside the church. The program is presented rain or shine (outdoor scenes will be moved indoors in case of inclement weather).

St. Paul offers Sunday worship with a traditional service at 8:30 a.m. and a contemporary service at 11 a.m., with Bible study for all ages at 9:45 a.m. The church also offers a pre-school program through the St. Paul Christian School. St. Paul is a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS).

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