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A Baby Changes Everything: Christmas Musical
December 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10.00
“A Baby Changes Everything” is a musical with drama presented by the Mount Vernon Players, the Sanctuary Choir and full orchestra. It is set in the biblical era at the Bethlehem Inn. A Roman government worker, a young woman working at the inn, and a shepherd from the nearby hills almost sleep through the greatest miracle that ever occurred. Each of their lives are changed as they meet an unlikely couple staying in the stable and realize that this baby truly changes everything. Christmas music, wassail and cookies will be served 45 minutes prior to the musical. The musical was conceived as a Biblical-era musical with a very contemporary message. Set in first-century Bethlehem, there are numerous parallels between that small, sleepy village and our communities today. We have both allowed ourselves to be lulled to sleep by the temporal pleasures and lies of the world; we have both turned a deaf ear to the angels’ song. No wonder so many in both “little towns” continue to sleep through the birth of the Savior. The challenge is clear: We must gently wake up our neighbors and colleagues and loved ones and help lead them through the dark night to the Everlasting Light in the Bethlehem manger. The chorus of Mark Hall’s evocative song “While You Were Sleeping” captures this theme perfectly: “O Bethlehem, what you have missed while you were sleeping For God became a man and stepped into our world today O Bethlehem, you will go down in history As a city with no room for its King While you were sleeping…” 50% of proceeds go to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering. Event is free for those 70 years and older or 16 years and younger. Tickets can be purchased at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church website: http://www.mvbcnow.org