04 December 2010

Looking for Christmas spirit

I've been lacking in Christmas spirit so far this season.  I usually jump right into the fray, but I've been a bit bogged down with life demands.  So, in an effort to kick-start my spirit, I went with some friends to a church in a nearby town.  The members act out portions of the Nativity, with costumes, songs, and even animals.


Some of the story took place outside.  It was cold, but the members were sticking it out.


There were shepherds with their flocks by night...
(and those little white white blobs are snowflakes).


 And angels singing.... 


Then in the manger was the holy family...   (my SOOC entry this week)


Luke 2:8-14
“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, 
keeping watch over their flock by night.
And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord 
shone round about them: and they were terrified.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you 
good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped
in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the
heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."


       
                             Katie Lloyd Photography                   Murrieta 365
                        

Kudos to everyone involved in this production for their time, effort, and commitment to helping us all remember the reason for the season.  You can find more Sunday scripture and straight out of the camera photos if you click on the links above.  I hope you have a great day.


M.E.

22 comments:

Jan said...

Looks like a great production. Great captures, all.

AmyLee said...

wow, that looks like a really amazing experience. a great way to put you in the christmas spirit :)

Evelyn said...

Thanks for sharing these photos - I haven't even sent Christmas cards!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

I wonder what that Heavenly host sounded like. One day I will get to hear!

Love that last shot. I hope there was a heater for that baby. :)

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

That looks like it was a lovely thing to attend.

Janis said...

Alot of our churches in this town do the live nativity, it is very inspiring and a perfect way to get into the Spirit of Christmas. We all need the reminder of what the season is all about!!! Those are great pics, love the snow flakes too!

gengen said...

Oh great i like it...Happy SOOC Sunday.

Sheri said...

Our church sets up a local Bethlehem. It's so neat. They really go all out with camels and sand (to cover the snow! HA!). Cold cold night, but so beautiful.

Liz said...

awesome. Glad you captured it.

Katie said...

What an awesome nativity play!!! All of your shots fit so well with this portion of Luke, too!

Ashley Sisk said...

That is awesome - I'd love to find one of these near me.

Kayce said...

Very cool play! I wish our community did something like that! Your shots are great!!

A Homemaker's Heart said...

Very nice! Have a Spirit-filled Sunday!

NatureFootstep said...

great shots!

ilanadavita said...

Very impressive!

Emily said...

wow, a live nativity! that's SO neat!

Kay K said...

The pictures were beautiful just as the verse

Michelle said...

Wow! How beautiful!! It makes you almost feel like you were there.

We have a "Journey to Bethlehem" live Nativity scene in town next weekend - I hope it's as beautiful as yours seemed to be.

Candra Georgi said...

that's so cool.

Seizing My Day said...

I love it!! My hubby was in a church play a couple years back... and Mary rode a real donkey in ... later I got a great shot of my kids with said donkey... it was a great christmas card!! ;)Hope you are filled with the Christmas spirit now! ;)

Jennifer said...

I posted this on my facebook. Thank you sooo much for the beautiful pictures. We tryed to take some but they didn't turn out half so nice.

MarieElizabeth said...

Jennifer, I'm glad you shared them, that is what I hoped for when taking them. :)