Excited About the Passion Play

Easter is just around the corner.  One of the things we’ve come to believe is that Easter is a time of year when people are unusually open to hearing and discussing spiritual truth.  And for the past two decades we’ve sought to share the truths of Scripture with our community through the presentation of The Lafayette Passion Play.

The Passion Play has made a big impact on the lives of many within our church and community.  Take a look at some of the reasons why people are excited about this year’s presentation.

An Overview of The 2011 Passion Play

The play takes place on the Thursday before Easter in the year 1947.  It’s opening night for the 20th annual presentation of Harrisburg Pennsylvania’s community Passion Play.  The action centers on the character of Jed Westin, a local factory owner and former state representative.

Jed has participated in this production for the last 16 years, but the message has never penetrated his heart.  This year, Jed is on the verge of losing his family’s business.  As he scrambles to save his factory, he wrestles with many of the issues raised within the play.  In the end, Jed is confronted with the implications of the play’s message upon his own life.

The Passion Play is presented on a large revolving stage.  The scenery rotates as the action of the play alternates between the scenes that take place on stage and those that take place backstage.

What You Can Do

I hope you’ll get excited about this year’s Passion Play too.  And if you live in the area, I would encourage you to do a couple of things:

  1. Make plans to attend.  Four presentations are scheduled on April 21, 22, and 23.  Admission is free but you’ll need to get tickets to reserve seating.
  2. Invite others to come with you.

The Passion Play will encourage your faith and will serve as a great outreach tool for you to use in reaching those God has placed around you with the message of His love.

Why Are You Excited?

  • What excites you about this outreach event?
  • If you’ve attended before, what have you enjoyed?
  • If someone you’ve invited has attended in the past, what did they have to say?  Did it open the door to spiritual conversation?
Trey Garner
Trey Garner is the Pastor of Children's Ministries at Faith Church. He has been married to his wife Deb since 2001. They have two children named Noah and Lauren. Originally from Texas, Trey appreciates barnwood, armadillos, and Blue Bell Ice Cream.