An Invitation: Walk Through Bethlehem

I said I’d share more on the music practice later, so here I am. Below you’ll find part of the reason :).

This weekend, December 6th and 7th, Joseph, John, Anna, Jesse, and Mary will be doing Christmas music and giving testimonies. Friday and Saturday evenings, they’ll be sharing from 6:30-7:15 p.m. and 7:30-8:15 p.m.

A church in town hosts a “Walk Through Bethlehem” for three evenings during the Christmas season. Tours are given, and while people wait for their tour, they sit in the sanctuary, listening to live Christmas music. My family will be doing that music for an hour and half, Friday and Saturday evenings, for those who come and are waiting for their turn to go through “Bethlehem.”

The last two years, we had the opportunity to go through “Bethlehem” before their music time began, and it was an amazing experience. Church of the Open Door does a great job of portraying what Bethlehem might have been like when Jesus was born.

It is open to the public, and we invite you to stop in. The actual dates are Friday (6:00-10:00 p.m.), Saturday, and Sunday evenings (5:00-10:00 p.m.). If you would like to hear my brothers and sisters, they will be doing music Friday and Saturday evenings at the times listed at the beginning of the post.

If you live in the Kansas City area, the Church of the Open Door would be about a 45 minute drive.

The church’s address is:

Church of the Open Door
4800 South 20th St. Trafficway
Leavenworth, KS  66048

I’ll include some pictures I took last year. We hope to see some of you there, and please, introduce yourselves. You’ll find me in the back of the sanctuary.

Sarah

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“The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light:
they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death,
upon them hath the light shined.”

Isaiah 9:2

6 thoughts on “An Invitation: Walk Through Bethlehem”

  1. AWWW! This is when I wish I lived in the same country as you!! I’ve been thinking about your Christmas music and wondering if you would being doing it again this year. :)

    Praying for receptive hearts as they listen to your music and testimonies.
    Blessings on your family this Christmas!

  2. I’m waiting patiently for my opportunity to one day hear you all in person. We consistently listen to your CD and know ALL of the words. Live must be truley awesome. Would love to hear the testimonies as well.
    We have a Bethlehem in our area and it is amazing!! Makes me wonder what people truley thought and felt on the night our savior was born.
    Enjoy your time. I’m sure there are multitudes of people who are blessed by hearing you all
    Stay warm

    Johnna

  3. We have a “One Night in Bethlehem” in our town. (Except this year they are taking off to work on some changes.) Big 18-wheeler flat bed trucks are loaded with chairs. After you walk through “Bethlehem”, you get on a truck that drives you through a play of the birth of Christ. At the end, the Pastor gives each truck the Salvation message. It’s awesome! (Then you get off the truck for cookies around a fire. There are people there to pray with anyone who desires.)

    We would enjoy coming to see y’all play music.

    May The Lord bless you in your ministry.

    Love in Christ,
    Alicia and Alanna

    P.S. – where did you get the plaid skirts from? Really like them!

  4. That would be such fun!! Too bad I live in SK Canada:) This weekend we got together with the family that you posted a picture of(they have 15 kids, I’m from a family of 9 kids) It was soooo cold that we couldn’t go outside for long because is was like -40 degrees Celsius with the wind. It was colder here than the north pole(lol;). But we had fun inside, made sugar cookies and shared memory verses.
    >>>>>>>
    Amen. Sounds like a wonderful time and very, very cold.

  5. I’m sure you all did a wonderful job with your music in this special event. ~ I know it’s a LOT of preparation and work, but it would be such a blessing if more churches were able to offer a “Walk through Bethlehem”! :)
    Love, Mrs. Patti

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