Curtains Down, Christmas Up 约瑟的落幕,圣诞的来临

“And Joseph wept…”
(Genesis 50:17)

If you’ve missed Joseph, that’s so sad. The show is sold out, and tonight the curtains finally come down. It is unlikely we will do Joseph again. We have had an incredible journey in the performing arts as a church. It’s been a journey from temerity and doubt, to one of confidence and gratitude. In our first ever production of Joseph in 2010, budget was limited, the stage was small, we were unsure of our pool of local talent. We tapped on choreographers and musicians from overseas. Props and lightings were basic. But we pulled it off, and to our surprise the response from the audience was tremendous. It gave us confidence to do something else the following year and the year after, and every year ever since, except for 2015 when we took a break.

Today, we celebrate the closing show. Don’t forget to start conversations with your friends. Dare to dream they will come to know the Lord. Dare to ask what they thought of the show. Which was their favourite part? What made them laugh most? Which was most meaningful? What moved them? Dare to tell that the show is about hope beyond hopelessness and despair. It’s a real story about love and forgiveness after betrayal. That the story of Joseph is from the Bible. That it’s a prelude to the story of Christmas, of Christ coming to the world to forgive us of our sins and rebellion against God. And to reconcile us to Himself.

Then invite them to come for the Christmas week. On Sunday, December 22 we have a special outreach service. And again, on Christmas Day, let’s pack out the church! Bring your friends and family! There’ll be surprise reprises from Joseph. Which scenes? I don’t know. But come and find out. Tell your friends they’ll get to watch bits of “Joseph” again! There’ll be powerful messages on both Sundays. Dare to dream again that your friends and family will come to know the Lord both in SE and SM!

“约瑟就哭了…”
(创世记 50:17)

如果您错过了约瑟舞台剧(Joseph Musical),那就太可惜了。入门票已全都售光,而今晚就是最后一场了。我们很可能不会再制作这部音乐剧了。我们教会在表演艺术的事工上一路走来也经历了很多不可思议的事。我们从一个既莽撞又自我怀疑的心态逐渐蜕变成充满自信与感恩的心灵状态。在2010年,当我们正制作着首个约瑟音乐剧时,我们经费有限、舞台非常狭小、我们也不确定本地的演艺才华的水准的高低。我们非常依赖国外的编舞师与音乐家。当时的道具和灯光也是非常简陋的。即便如此,我们成功的把音乐剧呈现出来,很意外地它也得到了观众们热烈的反应。这促使我们更加有信心在来临的一年,甚至是之后的每一年制作出各个不同演艺作品,除了2015年之外。

今天,我们庆祝约瑟舞台剧的最后一场演出。不要忘记利用这舞台剧作为开场白。勇于梦想他们会认识上帝。勇于提问他们对舞台剧的想法。他们最喜欢哪一幕情节呢?故事的哪一部分让他们开怀大笑呢?哪一个情节对他们来说最有意义呢?哪一幕最感动到他们呢?勇于告诉他们这部音乐剧讲述了在绝望与沮丧中所带来的盼望。这是一个关于在受背叛后得到的怜悯与宽恕的真实故事。约瑟的故事是取自于圣经。它也是圣诞故事的序幕,也代表了基督来到世上赦免了我们的罪和对上帝的背叛,继而让我们与上帝和好。

因此,记得邀请他们到教会的圣诞特庆主日。在来临的12月22日的星期日,我们将会有一个特庆崇拜。接下来,在圣诞节当天,让我们把教会都填满吧!邀请您的亲朋戚友吧!当天将会有约瑟舞台剧的特别演出。到底是哪一幕呢?我也不晓得。不妨当天来寻找答案吧!告诉您的朋友,他们将有机会再次观赏这部音乐剧的精彩片段!两个特庆崇拜也将带着有能力的信息。让我们再次勇于梦想我们的亲朋好友在中、英文堂中都将会认识上帝!

Ps Dr Philip Lyn

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