The Nativity Comes to Life
On Sunday, December 8th, The Chapel School and Village Lutheran Church were treated to a Christmas Pageant. Youth from the Village Lutheran Church Sunday School preformed holiday classics and reenacted the Nativity. The adorable Cherub Choir, led by Mrs. Betty Geiling, brought smiles to the faces of all those in attendance. The story of Christmas according to the Old and New Testaments were read by church youth. Children from as young as 3 were dressed as angels and sang beautiful religious carols. This year, as in years past, the parts of Mary and Joseph were performed by students in kindergarten. The Youth Choir, led by Mr. George Heath, filled the church with beautiful music. “This is a wonderful tradition, I look forward to attending the pageant every year,” said one attendee. “The children always do such a wonderful job. It is adorable to see them all dressed up and singing their little hearts out.”
The Village Lutheran Church and The Chapel School community recently came together to decorate for the Christmas Season. The poinsettias, lights, and trees set the perfect backdrop for the pageant. Many people wonder about the Christmas trees in our Chancel, especially “Why
aren’t there lights on the right side?” These trees are actually decorated to show the “before and after” of Christmas. The apples represent the forbidden fruit which Adam and Eve ate in the Garden of Eden. Since sin is also equated with darkness, there are no lights on this tree. The tree on the left bears red roses, which are a symbol of Christ. We have white lights on this tree as another symbol that Jesus is the Light of the World. Those who missed the pageant are invited to attend the upcoming Christmas Concert on December 17th at 7:30 at Concordia College.
Village Lutheran Church and The Chapel School are located at 172 White Plains Road in Bronxville. For more information about Village Lutheran Church and The Chapel School and its programs, call 914-337-3202 or visitwww.thechapelschool.org.