Children’s Community Christmas Pageant

Dec. 18, 2022

9am & 10:45am

All children 4 years old to 5th grade can participate in our Children’s Community Christmas Pageant! Upon arrival, families will check in and drop off their children in their usual Sunday morning classrooms so the kids can get into costume.  When they finish singing, all children will return to their classrooms with their teachers.

We will be practicing with the children in their Sunday classes each Sunday until Dec.18th.  Below are the songs and narrations for the children to practice at home as well as information on when to try out for a solo.

Singers, Narrators & Instrumentalists!

Soloist – 3rd through 5th Grade

  • Auditions for solos and narrations will take place Sunday, December 5th, during their Sunday classes.
  • Children wishing to audition for a solo should be prepared to sing a Christmas song (Joy to the World, Away in a Manger, Jingle Bells, etc). (songs below)
  • Children wishing to audition for a narrator part will be asked to read a short portion of the Christmas story from Luke 2 or they can practice the narrations below.
  • Parts will be assigned the week of December 6-9.

Instrumentalists – 3rd through 5th Grade

  • There will also be opportunities for instrumentalists to play during the program.
  • If you play piano, guitar, flute, violin, kazoo, or any other instrument, we would love to hear you play a Christmas Hymn (Silent Night, O Come All ye Faithful, What Child is This, Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, any Christmas hymn).
  • Auditions will take place during the week of December 6-9 and can be scheduled by contacting our Worship Pastor, Daniel Creswell, at

Songs to Practice at Home

Below are the narrations and songs that the children will be doing Sunday, December 19th.  The narrations and song solos will be assigned to specific children.  To listen to the songs with your children, click the link below the song titles.

4 Year olds – 1st Grade

Joy to the world! the Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven, and heaven and nature sing
VERSE 2: Solo 
Joy to the world! the Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy
He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love, and wonders of His love
And wonders, wonders of His love

Away in a Manger

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed
The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head
The stars in the sky looked down where he lay
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay
VERSE 2: Solo 
The cattle are lowing the baby awakes
But little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes
I love the Lord Jesus, Look down from the sky
And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh
VERSE 3: Solo 
Be near me Lord Jesus, I ask thee to stay
Close by me forever and love my I pray.
Bless all the dear children in thy tender care
And take us to heaven to live with thee there

2nd & 3rd Graders

O Come All Ye Faithful

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem
Come and behold him, born the King of angels
O come, let us adore him
O come, let us adore him
O Come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord
VERSE 2: Solo 
Hail, Lord, we greet thee
Born this blessed morning
Jesus, to thee be all glory given
Word of the Father now in flesh appearing

CHORUS (2xs)

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled!
Joyful, all ye nations, rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With angelic host proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem!
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King!
VERSE 2: Solo 
Hail, the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail, the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings
Risen with healing in his wings
Mild he lays his glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King!


4th – 5th Grade

Go Tell It On the Mountain

Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born
While shepherds kept their watching
O’er silent flocks by night
Behold throughout the heavens
There shone a holy light


VERSE 2: Solo
The Shepherds feared and trembled
When lo above the earth
Rang out the angels chorus
That hailed the Savior’s birth


VERSE 3: Solo
Down in a lowly manger
The humble Christ was born
And God sent us salvation
That blessed Christmas morn


Silent Night

Silent night, Holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin, mother and child
Holy infant, tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace
VERSE 2: Solo 
Silent night, Holy night
Son of God, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord at thy birth
Jesus, Lord at thy birth
Silent night, Holy night
Shepherds quake, at the sight
Glories stream from heaven above
Heavenly, hosts sing Hallelujah
Christ the Savior is born
Christ the Savior is born


Here are the different narrations that the narrators will be reading on Sunday, December 19th. If your child would like to be a narrator, they can practice and have these ready for try outs on Sunday, December 5th.

Narration 1

“In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken throughout the whole roman world this was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria.  Everyone went to his own town to register.  So Joseph went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.  He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.  While they were there the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.  She wrapped him in clothes and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the Inn.”

Narration 2

“And there were Shepherds living out in the fields near by keeping watch over their flocks by night.  An Angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shown all around them and they were terrified.  But the Angel said to them, “Do not be afraid!  I bring you good news of Great joy that will be for all people!  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you.  He is Christ the Lord.  This will be sign to you.  You will find the baby wrapped in clothes and lying in a manger.  Suddenly a great company of Heavenly Host appeared with the Angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the Highest!  And on earth Peace to men, on whom His favor rests.”

Narration 3

“When the Angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has told us about.”  So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and the baby lying in the manger, when they had seen him they spread the word concerning what they had been told about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds had said to them, but Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.  The Shepherds returned glorifying and praising God for all the things they had seen, which was just as they had been told.”

Narration 4

“And this Christmas we gather together with the same joy as did the shepherds, angels, and wise men, because we celebrate the birthday of a King.  Born King of Angels, He came to earth and became our brother, taking on our skin, and bearing our burden.  Christ the Savior is born and today we gather to adore Him!”