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Presbyterian Church to present annual pageant

Young Cazenovian actors portray angels and sheep during last year’s Christmas pageant. This year’s performance will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 18 in the church after the lighting of the fourth candle on the Advent wreath.

Young Cazenovian actors portray angels and sheep during last year’s Christmas pageant. This year’s performance will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 18 in the church after the lighting of the fourth candle on the Advent wreath. Sharye Skinner

— The First Presbyterian Church in Cazenovia will celebrate the Advent Season by lighting the angel candle, the fourth candle on the Advent wreath, during the morning worship service at 10 a.m. on Dec. 18.

The service will be the inaugural performance of “Christmas Tales: A New Look at an Old Tale.” The pageant is written and performed by the youth of the church. It is the story of multitudes of angels singing praises, shepherds watching their flocks and wise men following a star.

The traditional and contemporary special music will include a guitar solo by Jimmy Perriello and a trio with Olivia McEntee, Rae Tobey and Marie Perriello. The children’s choir will also sing.

Kate Ball, a graduate of Cazenovia High School and current student at Syracuse University studying visual and performance arts will be the featured soloist.

A special tribute will also be given to those soldiers who have served our country in the armed forces. The pageant will conclude with the song “Let There Be Peace On Earth” song by all the youth.

The public is invited to experience this new look for the Christmas story.

The word Advent means “coming” or “arrival.” The focus of the entire season is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ in his first advent, and the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his second advent. Advent is marked by a spirit of expectation, anticipation, preparation, longing and hope.

The Cazenovia Presbyterian Church welcomes all those looking for a friendly place to celebrate Sunday morning worship. Child care is available during the service.

For more information contact the church at 655-3191 or cazpres.org.

Sharye Skinner is volunteer publicist for the First Presbyterian Church in Cazenovia. She can be reached at 420-0980 or sharyecaz@gmail.org.

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