The Christmas season is in full swing at the Rockburn Church. The third Sunday of advent Dec. 11, was marked by a special story read by the Choir members, with an angel watching over them. There was a special puppet skit for the young children, with 4 older children handling the puppets, a cow narrating, and a dove as stage manager.
One intrigued toddler kept sticking his finger in the calf puppets mouth and of course the calf responded by softly biting his finger.
The donkey acted very tired after his long journey. The guard dog rose to the occasion. And just like sheep don't normally open their mouths very far the sheep puppet was true to nature and needed a little coaxing to talk. The minister and his wife pitched in to play Mary and Joseph. The puppets were not to sure about singing, but by the end of the program were rocking to the music.
Norm Rennie added his special musical talents by leading everyone in a foot tapping sing-a-long. The women who sewed the puppets did a great job, and the Church band blended everything beautifully together with their lovely music.