By Kristen Barbares  iCONNECT  Posted: Dec 13, 2015 2:00 PM

MIDDLETON (WKOW)– A Middleton church is taking a unique approach to telling the Christmas story, with a Star Wars themed pageant.

Middleton Community United Church put on the performance Saturday evening. Organizers say it’s a great way to engage kids in the traditional holiday story. And just as Star Wars is a story about the dark side of the force and the light side of the force, the Christmas is a story about the light of God coming in to the world.

“What we are trying to do is kind of take the story of the Magi, and those are the star troopers, those are our Jedi knights, and they’re on their way to discover a new light that has come in to the world,” said Laura Crow, the church’s director of faith formation. “God has placed a new star in our world.”

And if you missed Saturday’s performance, don’t worry because you can catch a second show Sunday morning at 9:30.

Editorial Comment:

Yes……excellent more mass entertainment. The gospel has lost its appeal, so with a bit of ingenuity, and creative license we will try and draw a crowd.

Indeed the church has gone over to the dark side, and a new light has come into the world. But which light are they following??

“Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.” — Luke 11:35