For several years now my church, Grace Baptist Church, has put on an Easter production called The Great Saga. It is a mime, that is a show without dialogue. It is not your typical mime, no one is walking into the wind or anything; instead it is a high energy, high emotion "telling" of the Gospel story from creation to redemption.
This year my wife wrote it and co-directed it, but that's not the only reason why I'm writing about it. I find The Great Saga to be a great way to center ourselves on the reason for Holy Week. So, I encourage you, whether you're just interested in Christianity or if you were literally born in a church, to come to one of the free shows. I know many of you are like I was and are thinking that this seems really silly. I thought it sounded dumb, to be frank, but then I saw it and realized what a powerful form of art and communication it is. So, if you're thinking this sounds stupid, I urge you to give it a chance because it's not something that can be explained as well as it can be experienced.
Here are the showtimes:
Wednesday, April 5th at Harvest Church in New Hampton
Sunday, April 9th at Grace Baptist Church in Waverly
Wednesday, April 12th at Grace Baptist Church in Waverly
Doors open each night at 6:00 and each show begins at 6:30. There is free childcare and refreshments, too. Each night is FREE.
Here is an interview my wife and Kate Moyer, the co-directors, did with me this morning about The Great Saga.
I hope you make plans to attend and I hope that you start getting your mind and heart ready for Holy Week today.