The Loaned Manger

 In the small western town of Incarnation, Christmas is celebrated with grit, giddy-up and gusto! They like to think of themselves as "the most Christmassy town in the west." But 1891 is the year that two big "signs o' progress" could spell either trouble or opportunity. The railroad has finally punched through with the grand opening of Incarnation Station, bringing visitors for the first time from far and wide to take in their Christmas festivities. And, the advent of the electric light promises to revolutionize their nativity program. Some fret that all the expected "outsiders" could threaten the peace of their quiet town, and maybe bring in desperadoes, while others see the chance to spread even wider the Good News of the birth of the Jesus. Round up some rambunctious cowpokes, some forward-thinkin' townsfolk, a manger on loan and a lot of raucous yee-haw for "The Loaned Manger."

In the small western town of Incarnation, Christmas is celebrated with grit, giddy-up and gusto! They like to think of themselves as "the most Christmassy town in the west." But 1891 is the year that two big "signs o' progress" could spell either trouble or opportunity. The railroad has finally punched through with the grand opening of Incarnation Station, bringing visitors for the first time from far and wide to take in their Christmas festivities. And, the advent of the electric light promises to revolutionize their nativity program. Some fret that all the expected "outsiders" could threaten the peace of their quiet town, and maybe bring in desperadoes, while others see the chance to spread even wider the Good News of the birth of the Jesus. Round up some rambunctious cowpokes, some forward-thinkin' townsfolk, a manger on loan and a lot of raucous yee-haw for "The Loaned Manger."

Posted on September 28, 2017 .