Nativity celebration - 01/06/13

On Sunday, January 6, 2013, the Sunday School Children of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA, under the direction of Michael Lukatchik and Shirley Gingo, performed a Yolka program for the parish. The "6 tenors," as they are affectionately known, recited the story of the nativity and sang Nativity hymns in between each passage. Following the program, the parishioners met in Repella Hall to enjoy a luncheon provided by the Sunday School. Attendees were treated to lunch and a special visit from St. Nicholas himself, who provided delicious goodies to all the good girls and boys. Christ is Born!  Glorify Him!

Fr. Adam stands with 5 of the "6 Tenors": Front, L-r: Ryan Doh, Maxim Gingo, Adam Doh. Second row, L-R: Kyle Puterbaugh, Fr. Adam and Ivan Gingo
Ivan Gingo recites a passage from the story of the Nativity while the rest of the Sunday School waits to sing.
Kyle Puterbaugh recites a passage from the story of the nativity as the other boys wait to sing.
Ryan Doh entertained guests at the Luncheon by playing Christmas Carols on the Piano.
Sunday School teacher Shirley Gingo lets an excited guest draw a chance.
Parts of Fr. Adam's family excitedly await the next winner.
Sunday School students assist in passing out the prizes.
Fr. Adam's family hoping to hear their number.
St. Nicholas makes his appearance.
Sunday School children and guests flock to St. Nicholas.
St. Nicholas passing out treats.
St. Nicholas makes a guest's day.
The Sunday School students waiting for St. Nicholas.
Finally working up the nerve to visit St. Nicholas - the power of candy!
Liz Wozniak was a good girl and gets her treat from St. Nicholas.
Joe Wozniak was also a good boy and receives his treat from St. Nicholas
Parish Council Treasurer Chris Adamski gets a treat from St. Nicholas.