Friday, April 11, 2014
One local church is celebrating Easter by exploring the life of Jesus Christ.
The public will have a chance to witness the life, crucifixion and resurrection of Christ on Sunday.
Georgetown Presbyterian Church will host an Easter drama titled “Mary, Did You Know?” starting at 6 p.m.
The play, which features dozens of local youth, portrays Jesus' life through the eyes of Mary, His mother.
The event is free and everyone is welcome.
Director Debbie Barron, who is also the director of the Children's Ministry at the church, said students have been working for two months to paint and prepare sets and rehearse their parts.
“I think it will be very moving and powerful,” Barron said.
“We are using music to help tell the story.”
She said there will be a baby Jesus, played by Samuel Neal Moyer, a young Jesus, played by Austin Siau, and an adult Jesus, played by Cole Miller.
“We are narrating all the events of Jesus' life up through the resurrection,” Barron said.
“The children who visit Mary at her house later in her life, pull items from a treasure box, and ask her about them.”
Mary will be played by Abby Siau and the children who come visit Mary are Peppy Jordan, Miller Nash, Ellie Wilcox and Bailee Sanderson.
Soldiers will be played by Riley Jordan, Brandon Cribb and Ben Wilkins.
In the manger scene, Ryan Williams will play Joseph and Mary Cooper Jordan will play Mary.
John the Baptist will be played by Craig Thomas and his mother, Elizabeth, will be played by Salie Meador.
Carie Gilleland will be in the role of the woman who anoints Jesus' feet with oil.
The crew includes Michael O'Toole, Jacob O'Toole, Chuck Power, Will Prosser, Catherine Condon and Abigail Pageant.
The Georgetown Presbyterian Children's Ministry has performed “Living Last Supper” three times on Maundy Thursday, which was the night Jesus was betrayed by one of his 12 disciples.
One year they even held a Passover meal.
“We also ofer a vacation Bible school and in the past few years we've done a series with the tribes of Isreal,” Baron said.
“One year, we transformed the church into Egypt and visited Joseph to learn more about him. We have lots of fun.”
During a recent Sunday school sesion, children reenacted when the storm came and Jesus was asleep.
“They all got to wear a mustache,” Baron said. “We like to do something to help them remember so it will stick with them.”
At Christmas, the Children's Ministry performs the Christmas Pageant, recreating the birth of Jesus.
Georgetown Presbyterian Church is located at 58 Black River Road in Georgetown.