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Local WELS churches to present Live Nativity

November 24, 2018

A series of Live Nativity presentations will once again be hosted next weekend by the four Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod churches in Watertown. The presentations will be held at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Third and Clark streets, in Watertown.

The presentations will be held Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1. The presentations are about 15 minutes in length and begin every half hour. Friday the presentations are from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday they will be from 3-7 p.m. An interpreter for the hearing impaired will also be at the presentations Saturday from 3-4:30 p.m.

All of the participants in the presentations will be in full costumes made by seamstresses from the participating churches.

The presentations are accompanied by a number of animals, including camels, donkeys, sheep, goats, a cow and other animals. Between presentations those attending will be able to mingle with and pet the animals and also visit with some of the cast members.

Following each presentation, those attending will be encouraged to enjoy fellowship with free homemade cookies, hot chocolate and coffee in the adjacent school cafeteria. The fellowship period will include games, telling of Christmas stories, arts and crafts and other activities in classrooms adjacent to the cafeteria.

All activities, including the presentations, the fellowship, mingling with the animals, parking, etc., are free of charge and open to the general public.

The Live Nativity is presented to tell the story of the birth of Christ, which organizers want to be the main focal point of the Christmas season.

The four Wisconsin Synod churches participating in the Live Nativity presentations are Trinity, St. Mark’s, St. John’s and St. Luke’s.

This year marks the 11th consecutive Live Nativity presentation. Last year over 1,400 people attended one or more of the presentations.

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