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Posted November 14, 2012 in Community Featured, Winterset

Children from Word of Life Church will present their annual Christmas musical during the 9 a.m. worship service on Dec. 16.

As adults we get so busy in our daily lives with deadlines and appointments that sometimes Christmas can almost feel like a chore and not the magical holiday that it once was. What better way to remember the holiday’s true meaning than through the spirits of the children themselves.

Word of Life Family Church will be putting on its annual children’s Christmas musical, which features children in first through sixth grade. The musical — “A King is Coming” — will be featured in the 9 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Dec. 16. The story begins when two children put up a sign stating, “A king is coming to town.” There are many discrepancies throughout the town as to who this king is, and everyone from Elvis Presley to King Kong is thrown into the mix. It isn’t until the town finally realizes that this king is the one and only Jesus Christ that they begin the story of His life. Children will perform the story with singing and dancing.

“It is a very fun and uplifting program,” says Nicole Wangler, who is directing the show.

In preparation for the gift-giving aspect of the holiday, the Women of Life have organized a Ladies Christmas Tea event from 6 – 8 p.m. at the church, 2611 Highway 169. Ladies of the community are invited to share a meal and swap apparel accessories while enjoying musical and dramatic performances.

For more information on the children’s Christmas musical or for ticket information for the Ladies Christmas Tea, visit or call 462-4405.

Here’s one for the guys, too. Not that they’re not loved and appreciated, but sometimes men just need a little time away from the ladies in their life to spend with peers. That is why St. Joseph Catholic Church is inviting all young men high school and college-age to join and participate in Bishop Pates’ discernment retreat. The getaway takes place the weekend of Dec. 21 at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. All young men who are considering religious life are invited to attend.

For more information on the retreat or any other happenings taking place at St. Joseph’s, visit the website at, or stop in at 1026 North Eighth Ave.

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