Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunday's Performance is Canceled

Saturday night's performance had a spectacular ending.  During the crucifixion, the script says that there was a great thunderstorm.... and there was.  As the cast portrayed Christ's crucifixion, God's thunderstorm was lighting up the sky in the distance.  But the storm held off until the glorious resurrection scene, and the final words of the play.

The weather today is forecast as rain and thunderstorms all day long, and it is raining hard here at the church this morning.  For those who were planning on coming to tonight's production, please keep us in mind for next year.  Check this webpage in February 2015 to find out the production dates for then.

Thank you to all those who came out to watch and shared in this special time with us. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Saturday's Performance

If you've been watching the weather, so have we.  And this afternoon brings good news (of great joy...).  It is cloudy, but there is no sign of rain and we will proceed with tonight's performance of The Passion of Christ.

It is cool and breezy, so bring a jacket.  Admission is free, and there is a concession stand with hot dogs, sausage, drinks, hot chocolate, etc, so that you can come and grab a snack or have supper by the lake before the show.

See you tonight!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Passion of the Christ Opens Tomorrow

Today is the final day of our preparation for this year's production of The Passion of Christ.  This annual passion play is held outside at the Amphitheater at the Lake, behind Lake Palestine United Methodist Church in Chandler, Texas.  Due to the nature of... well, being out in nature, so to speak, we pay close attention to the weather.

Currently we are planning to present The Passion of Christ as published, on Friday April 4th, Saturday April 5th, and Sunday April 6th, at 7 p.m.  We will be posting here regularly about any weather concerns.

Today's forecast shows good weather for Friday and Saturday, with a chance of rain on Sunday.  If it rains here in the late afternoon, we will post accordingly.  Otherwise, come join us on any of these nights.

You can also check on our Facebook page at:  East Texas Regional Production of The Passion of Christ.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Performance This Week

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday (April 4-6) is this year's performance of The Passion of Christ.  Tickets are free and there is a concession stand for those who want to picnic before the show.  The pre-show begins at 7 p.m., which gives you time to grab a snack and a seat by the beginning of the show at 7:30 p.m.

Come and experience the story of the life, teaching, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, with the beautiful Lake Palestine as the back drop.

For a map to Lake Palestine United Methodist Church, see the link on the home page.  The Amphitheater on the Lake is behind the church.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The 2014 Season is Here!

The 2014 performance of the East Texas Production of the Passion of Christ will be held at 7 p.m. on April 4-6, 2014 at the Amphitheater on the Lake, behind Lake Palestine United Methodist Church in Chandler.  We hope that this year's production will build upon the history of this community's efforts to share the Gospel story of Christ's life, death and resurrection.

Lake Palestine United Methodist Church is the host church of this ecumenical production, and it is the producer's desire to include new faces along with those who have participated in this for many years.

We will be holding AUDITIONS for this season on JANUARY 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Lake Palestine UMC.  We invite you to come and help us fill out the cast with speaking and non-speaking roles for both men and women.  Please bring your friends to join you in this opportunity for fun and for sharing the good news with our neighbors.

For more information, or to ask questions, email us at

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sponsor: Hilton Garden Inn-Tyler

Proud Sponsor and Supporter of the East Texas Regional Production of The Passion of Christ 2013

Don’t want to drive back tonight? Come stay with us and head back tomorrow!

Special $89.00 group rate available for those attending any performance March 22nd, 23rd or 24th.  

Rate includes 2 complimentary full cooked to order breakfast buffet vouchers
Save the ad from the playbill for later and present it to receive a complimentary dinner entrée of equal or lesser value when you purchase one.
Use the ad in the playbill for a complimentary breakfast buffet when you purchase one.
Valid Friday, Saturday, Sunday only

The Cast

Lillian Stegall (Joanna) and Sharon Chappell (Mary Magdalene) take a break in the rehearsal schedule.