Church of Peace will hold Christmas musical on Sunday

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Church of Peace will put on a Christmas musical this Sunday at 10 a.m. (Submitted photo)

As a representation of the Church of Peace’s recent revitalization and growth, 32 adults and children will present the Church of Peace Christmas musical on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m.
All the children in the musical will be dressed in traditional Christmas story costumes.
Austin Smith, a Central High School student, plays “the Stage Manger” who directs the cast in Christmas story scenes, interspersed with music of many kinds.  The Church of Peace Adult Choir harmonizes “Mary Did You Know” and “Joseph’s Song.”  The Children’s Choir sings “Away in a Manger and the Children’s Bell Choir rings “Ave Maria.” Third-grader Cassie Reams, fifth-grader Chris Reams and junior Steven Dammann have all been tutored to play the guitar in public for the first time ever. They will play “Go Tell It on the Mountain” with their teacher David Haskin.
Several soloists share their talents in the Christmas musical as well. Donna Fuglsang sings’ “Mary Did You Know?” Steven Dammann, a Central High School honor choir student, sings “Joseph’s Lullaby.”  Long-time church member Hillary Sauter sings “The First Noel” and Pastor Bob Haskin sings “Angels We Have Hear on High.”
Special guests are Gavin Haskin and Eli Bentley, previous winners of the Minnesota State Fair’s Bluegrass and Old Time Music Contest. They will play and sing the famous gospel song “Angel Band.”
Audience members will sing several Christmas carols, and they will especially enjoy the program’s ending when the whole cast and audience sing “Joy to the World.”
The creative team for the Christmas musical are Nancy Smith, church music director; Steven Dammann, children’s music director; Shirley Herrmann, wardrobe; and Pastor Bob Haskin, script writer.