Around 30 children put on an outdoor Nativity play at the Gospel Chapel Saturday, Dec. 18.
Roughly as many adults were in the audience in the church parking lot as the children braved a light but very cold flurry of snow.
The show went off without a hitch, despite the rather inclement weather.
Gospel Chapel’s Sunday School program normally hosts an indoor performance which Tebrinke said wasn’t feasible amid COVID-19 safety protocols.
“We couldn’t do much inside, so we decided to bring the play outside,” she said.
Peels of laughter rang out as the Three Wise Men came out of the church leading a camel played by two boys in a lumpy burlap suit.
“It was great. It was so lovely!” said proud mom Kali Rudichuk, whose 10-year-old daughter Story played one of the shepherds.
Speaking to the Gazette after the 2 p.m. matinée, stage director Becky Tebrinke said she was well pleased with the cast. The production had gotten underway in early December, she said, adding that she’d run the kids through the show four times before the big day.