Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church of Frankentrost (Saginaw) Mich., will present the 17th annual ”Living Nativity: A Journey to Bethlehem” over the weekend of December 6, 7, & 8, 2013.
Friday, December 6, 2013, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 8, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Join the pilgrim throng on its way to Bethlehem to be counted.
- Listen to the shepherds recount the angel’s message proclaiming the Christ’s birth.
- Hear the words of the prophets recall the ancient promises of the Savior.
- Experience the city alive with villagers living out the daily life of an ancient marketplace.
- Realize the terror of Roman rule and subjection to a foreign power.
- Feel poverty and homelessness as you make your way from the inn to stable.
God comes to you in human flesh—a baby lying in a manger.
Frequently asked questions:
Where are you located?
Immanuel Lutheran Church is located in the community of Frankentrost, at 8220 E. Holland Rd. (M-46), just five miles east of I-75 (exit 149A) and Saginaw, Michigan. We are a sister community to Frankenmuth.
How about accessibility?
The church and school are completely accessible. Outdoors, where the actual “journey” takes place, involves being able to walk in wintry weather.
The journey follows a paved walkway. In December there is always the possibility of ice and snow. Each situation depends on ability and mobility. We have mobility-equipment available for those who might benefit during the outdoor journey.
How long should I plan for the experience?
The actual journey takes about twenty minutes. The wait in church before your guided trip begins can be an hour or more, depending on the crowd. (But don’t worry, everyone in church will get to go.)
Prepare to enjoy waiting in church—you’ll hear and join in singing traditional Christmas carols and songs. After the journey, you’ll get a chance to visit and enjoy refreshments in our school. Planning an evening around the event is a good idea.
Is there a charge?
There is no cost to visit the Living Nativity. We accept free-will offerings, and use them to support the presentation. Naturally, there are costs involved. Recent gifts paved the path, which is much appreciated. The Living Nativity is our church’s gift to you out of our love for the Savior—so you may know about God’s greatest Gift: His Son Jesus Christ, our Lord.