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Deanna Tuttle, Kathy Essink, Diane Gebers and Charlene Schultz. iil00i ...................... ............. ........ :?! i:, !:  'iili!ii!iiiiiii!ii;ilii!ili!);ii;iiii!iiiii! :: ....... :, ;, ' '-":':i! i  i!!' 'ii!i  "  ........... .... :ii, ,ii Those interested in viewing the scene of "Christmas Live" gathered in the Commericiat Building at the Nuckoll County Fairgrounds, Sunday afternoon. As they waited to join a tour group, they could make Christmas cards, Christmas center pieces, decorate a pine cone tree, drink hot chocalate or visit. Above, a tour group moves to the 4-H building to view "Christmas Live." Pictured in the foreground are members of the Bob Albrecht family, Nelson, middle - Deb Melton, Oak, and Lynn and Sherrill Echtemkamp, Clay Center Thursday, December 8.20i, 2t?ESS - Pastor Don Olson, an interim pastor atthe Salem Lutheran Church, portrayed the prophet Isaiah at"Christmas Live". Sunday afternoon, at the Nuckolls County Fairgrounds. Isaiah told the Jewish people a Messiah would come several hundred years before Jesus was born. Live scenes tell the message of hope "Celebrated Christmas Live! -- Endless Hope" was sponsored by rnm- bers of the Salem Lutheran Church. Nelson Community United Church of Christ and Bethany Lutheran Church, Sunday afternoon in Nelson. Area resi- dents were invited to attend the free event which included make "n take activities, guided tours to live scenes, Christmas cookies, cocoa, coffee, pop- corn, a worship service and special music. The event opened at 2 p.m. Those interested in the guided tours gathered at the commercial building at the Nuckolls County fairgrounds and were greeted by Charles adn Eleanor Stiles. At they waited some creted Christ- mas centerpieces, others made Christ- mas cards or decorated pine cone Christmas trees Others simply visited. Live scenes featured the history of the Jewish people more than 700 years before the birth of Jesus. The nation had been split by a civil war and divided into the south,era and northern kingdoms. Assyria captured the north- ern kingdom known as Israel and later the Babylonians captured the southern kingdom known as Judah. ,. The cast portrayedthe Jewish people in their hopelessness hearing the prophet Isaiah promise a new king who would free. lead and defend them. His name would be called Wonderful i!!i N Counselor, Mighty God. Everlasting Father. Prince of Peace .... Later. Isaiah gave them new hope ,as he spoke these comforting words: "Comfort, O comfort my people... The scenes continue through his- tory with the rule of Persia, the re- building of the temple, being conquered by Alexander the Great of Greece. the rule of the Maccabeus. then the Ro- mans and finally the Messiah was born. At 4 p.m., a congregation gathered in the commercial building. A 17mem- ber community choir sang under the direction of Robert Bruce. Nelson Elwin Bergstraesser, a retired pastor from Bethany Lutheran, spoke of the endless hope of Christ. Special musi- cal presentauon concluding the ser- vice were provided by Rochelle Corman. Stephanie Thayer, McKenzie Thayer and Cherokee Thayer. Area residents dressed m costume and assisting with the live scenes in- cluded Alfred Hanson, Max and Sue VanSkiver. Sierra Blackburn. Jim Jensen, Ken Hamel, Jim Jensen. Deb Troudt, Cherokee Thaver. MacKenzie Thayer, Haley Gebers, Pastor Don Olson, Sarah Wheeland. Tim Schmidt and Chuck Tuttle. Murlene Schleufer and Glen and Carol Mueller directed make 'n take it actiyities with several assistants. Susan Watson. dressed in period costume and served as a tour guide. Costumes were provided by the Supe- rior Church of the Nazarene. , .. Tim Schmidt. Supenor, portrayed the angel Gabriel at Christmas Live n Nelson, Sunday afternoon. Gabriel delivered the message of the Messiah's birth separately to both Joseph and Mary. Alfred Hanson greets a group tour- ing "Christmas Live" Sunday after- noon at the Nuckolls County Fair- grounds. The theme of tlqs year's event was node. The scene oortrayed the hcae delivered by tlqe prophets to the Jewish 3eople during their times of exile and hardship unu the time of C qrist's birth. Sierra Blackburn. Suoerior. played the roe of a Jewish child during me "Christmas Live" 9erformance at me Nuckolls County fairgrounds. Sun- day, Dec. 4. She qe ped tell the qs- tory of tne Jewish people and me hope God gave them through me prophets before Jesus Christ's birth. Sarah Wheetand (leftl and Chuck Tuttle took on the roles of Mary and Joseph in "Christmas Live", Sunday afternoon the Nuckolls County Fairgrounds. The event was sponsored the Salem Lutheran Church'Bethany Lutheran Church, Ruskin, and the Nelson Community United Church of Christ, Nelson.