First Lutheran Church in Alexandria tells the story of Jesus with drive-through w/video
First Lutheran Church held a drive-through for its "The Living Nativity" on Sunday, Dec. 4.
ALEXANDRIA — First Lutheran Church in Alexandria hosted its annual "The Living Nativity" on Sunday, Dec. 4.
To kick off the Christmas season, the church told Jesus' origin story through a sequence of five nativity scenes that event-goers viewed while driving by from the comfort of their vehicles.
The first scene depicted Luke 1:30-32, when Mary was visited by the angel who told her she would be the mother to the son of God, Jesus Christ.
Scene two went on to represent Luke 2:4-5 when Mary and her husband, Joseph, traveled from Nazareth in Galilee to Judea and then to Bethlehem, the town of David.
Scene three came from Luke 2:8-12 when an angel appeared to shepherds guarding their flock. It told them the Messiah will be born in the town of David.
The fourth scene continued the story with Luke 2:6-7 when Christ was born and placed in a manger because there was no room at the inn.
The final scene showed the "three wise men" following a star east to give the newborn child gold, frankincense and myrrh as told in Mathew 2:10-11. Following the fifth scene was a sign that read, "Wise men still seek him."
Music and narration rang out from speakers outside the church and through car radios when tuned to a specific station accompanied the scenes.
The free event took place on the south side of the church's parking lot from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.