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Dec 23, 2017

Prince of Peace

Brief: Christmas service skit to complement the theme 'Prince of Peace'
Performance: Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church - Dec 23, 2017

 [Water lapping and boat sail sounds. Jesus leads and lies down, other two follow and talk: ] 

P: Didn't I tell you Bartholomew? Jesus is the MAN! Did you see how he handled that angry mob of people? He just peacefully walked through them. Man they were angry. I would have let them have it. 

B: He's always so peaceful.... 

P: [sigh] It's so good to sit down and get away from it all for a few hours. 

B: Easy for you to say, Pete, YOU don't get boat sick. 

P: Oh, you'll be fine this time, Barf-boy. Look at the sky full of stars, plain sailing from here. 

Christmas Welcome [Church Service Icebreaker]

Performance: Mid extended Christmas service at Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church - December 23, 2017

If this is you first time to our church, we welcome you and hope you catch a glimpse of Jesus love for you today and come to realize He is the way to get peace in your life!

 For those of you who missed the start of our service so far, you've missed some excellent music and messages, ut don't worry, the extra sleep you got means you'll still be awake for the second half - while the early risers, who got here on time, start to dose off.

Actually, speaking of dosing, time for a quick interactive survey.

Can I have everybody standing up please.

Lets go, this is your chance to stretch. Up you get if you're able.

Sit if never had a Christmas:

  • Outside this state
  • Never outside of this country

Those still standing:

  • How was the Temperature?
  • Different food?
  • How you say Merry Christmas in their accent

 -- Sit --

 Before we continue. A few more quick question, and please vote by putting your hand up.

  •  Who here believes Santa will be bringing you presents because you've been good this year?
  •  Believes Jesus has given you blessings through this year, even though you haven't always been good?
  •  Who here has sent communications to Santa this year?
  •  Who here has sent communications to Jesus this year?

 Final vote

Who would you rather see in the sky above your home this Christmas Eve: Santa or Jesus?

 Hands up for Santa

Hands up for Jesus

That's a little close, better do a recount, again quickly, Santa? Jesus?

 

How wonderful it would be to see Jesus this Christmas

 Thanks everyone for playing

 

A final request: When the final prayer finishes our service today, ask a person around you where their furthermost Christmas has been and how that Christmas compares to a local Christmas.

Blessing to you all Have a wonderful worship with us

Nov 25, 2017

Legacy

Brief: a skit to complement a sermon on Legacy to church and community
Performance: Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church - Nov 25, 2017


[Sombre background funeral organ music plays. Sam comes in and sits on one end of a row of chairs. An extra comes in and sits opposite end, then Joe comes in and sits in the middle. All have a funeral program and look through (has script in it :). Sam however has a pen out, thinks for a bit and then writes occasionally, but crosses out soon after.]

J: Huh! So his middle name was Bartimaeus

S: Yeah, he kept that secret well.

J: I see you're doing the eulogy.

S: Yeah.

J: So you were good friends with Matt?

S: Yes, long-time friends.

J: Aahhh, so much to talk about, hey. It's always hard to know what to leave out?

S: Well, I'm having trouble thinking of anything meaningful actually.

J: Oh, what have you got so far?

S: Well, not much really.... He was nice.

Nov 2, 2017

Jumpin Jerry

Brief: ‘Jump’ - some of the times when people were healed they would jump for joy.
Performance: Mountain View College junior day of worship - Nov 2/3, 2017
 
S: Hello girls and boys. My name’s Sarah the story teller, and it's so good to see you all here...

J: Hang on, hang on, stop right there!

S: Jerry, I'm about to tell these children a story. Can you wait?

J: You're telling stories alright! What do you mean you're happy to 'see' them all.

S: I AM very happy to see them.

J: No, you can't be!

S: Why not. They appear to to be well mannered... so far at least.

J: But you can't be happy to 'SEE' them... you're a puppet, you've got no eyes!

S: Yes I do! I had them sewn on the other night ... see!

J: Oh, right, my apologies, I forgot my glasses, my buttons aren't what they used to be. What's this story about anyway? Is it about the time you sneezed and a spaghetti came out your nose?? I love that story!!

S: NO Jerry. The story isn't about me. And we don't talk about the spaghetti incident in public, remember?

J: Oh... is it about the time I got a fidget spinner stuck up my nose? Boy did that make me fidget!

Oct 21, 2017

My God's More Awesome

Brief: a puppet show for a Children's church on the theme 'God is Awesome"
Performance: Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church - Oct 21, 2017

Note: where possible, the puppeteer for ‘Onlooker’ needs to look/dress similar to each other.

Bragger 2: Wow, it's dry out there, it hasn't rained for weeks!

Bragger 1: You know, the God I believe in is so awesome He can make it rain ANY time He wants to.

Bragger 2: Yeah, well MY God is so awesome He can make it rain any time He wants to AND can also make fire come down from the sky.

Bragger 3: Really? Well MY God is so awesome He can make it rain any time, bring fire from the sky AND make the sun stop if He wants to.

Bragger 4: Well MY God is so awesome He can make it rain water or fire, stop the sun AND cause the stars to fall.

Bragger 5: My God is so awesome He can not only make it rain water or fire, stop the sun and cause the stars to fall, but He ALSO created this whole earth... [smugly]  just by speaking!

Sep 27, 2017

Move with the Power 2017 series [X5]

Performance: SPD Move with the Power youth leaders conference - Sep 27 - Oct 1, 2017
Brief: A series of 5short skits matching the night's topic of the progressing journey of a Christian



1. Enlightened

[Angela is sitting on couch reading a magazine, a Bible sits on a table
Josh walks in with a bag and holding a Football]

J: Hello?

A: Hi, You must be the new guy

J: Yeah. Josh [reaches out to shake hands]

A: Angela [shake hands] you play footy?

J: Oh yeah, it’s my life. Awesome game today. [mimes with the ball] two tries, and broke Barry’s ribs with a savage tackle. I was unstoppable today. You play footy?

A: Umm, nooo.

J: Watch it?

A: No way.

J: What, you a Christian or somethen, Angela?

A: What? Yeah? Because I don’t play football?

J: No, [points to Bible]  the Bible.

A: Oh! Yeah.

J: Seriously? You really believe those fairy tales?

Sep 23, 2017

Special Talents [Church children's story on undiscovered potential]


Performance: Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church - Sep 24, 2017

Everyone sit across stage, facing audience.
You look like a very clever collection of children.
Do any of you have any tricks you can do with your body? Something maybe most other kids-or adults can't do that you can show us?

Stand up if you can :
  • Go cross eyed
  • Curl your tongue 
  • Whistle
  • Pat your head and rub tummy
  • Wiggle your ears
  • Poke out your tongue touch nose
I'm Pretty good at that one, and I have actually figured out some stretches you can do to be able to do it if you can't normally, so stand up if you want to learn
  • First: Stretch your jaw out as far forward as you can for a few seconds
  • Second, open oyur mouth as wide as you can for a few seconds
  • Third, point your tongue as low as your can for a few seconds
  • fourth, pont you tongue as far our forwards as you can
Now, rest for a moment as your face muscles will be loosened but sore for a bit, I'll show you the last two stretches in a moment .

Isn't it interesting how different people were good at doing different things. 
Hands up, who's good at:
  • Playing the piano?
  • Remembering things, like memory verses?
  • Holding a pet snake? (What about the audience, who's able to hold a snake?)
  • Doing Maths?
  • Drawing? (What about the audience?)
  • Doing Hard Jigsaw puzzles - like 1000 piece jigsaws
  • Reading
  • Writing stories
  • Doing Cartwheels (What about the audience?)
  • Climbing trees
  • Being friends with new kids you've never met?
  • Keeping room always tidy?
  • Finally, who's good at putting your hand up?
As you get older you will start to discover what special gifts you have. Some might be silly talents, like being able to balance books on your head - while riding a unicycle.
Others will be special talents you can use to make he world a better place, like teaching or writing books or making beautiful art.
I hope all of you, as you get older, will discover your talents a quickly as possible and then use them to serve God in any way you can.

NOW, your jaw and you tongue should be rested a bit now. Here's the final two stretches.
  • Stretch your tongue up as far as possible
  • Stretch out your hand and put it on your nose- there you go - your are all now poking out your tongue and touching you're nose at the same time.
 Give them a clap!
 

Sep 2, 2017

Parenting Made Easy: How to tell a Dad joke

Performance: Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church - Sep 2, 2017
Brief: A Father's day skit drama


Joker 1:
Joker 2:
Presenter:
Dad 1:
Dad 2:
Oliver:
Girl:

[jokers stand on one side, presenter in the middle, dads on other side]

P: Welcome to chapter 18 of parenting made easy. We hope you enjoyed our previous chapter exploring the usefulness of various toolbox items when you need an emergency hair tie for school photos.

[girl with cable tie plats walks onto stage like a model, spins, poses her hair, and leaves]

P: In this chapter we're looking at one of the most critical aspects of fatherhood every man needs to master: how to tell a dad joke.
Most traditional jokes require some kind of funniness.

J1: A man asks a farmer near a field, “Sorry to bother you, sir, would you mind if I crossed your field instead of going around it? You see, I have to catch the 4:23 train."
The farmer says, “Sure, go right ahead. And if my bull sees you, you’ll even catch the 4:11 one."

P: However, the first rule for any dad joke is the joke must never... be funny.

O: I'm hungry
D1: pleased to meet you, hungry!

[Oliver trips down stairs leaving]

P: Dad jokes should be short and straight to the uncalled for punch line:

D1: Enjoy your trip? 

Jul 29, 2017

Church Family Feud : Largest Books of the Bible [Children's Story]

Brief: a Children's story to complement a sermon topic "fulfilling your undiscovered potential"
Performance: Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church - Sep 24, 2017

We need the kids up the front please because it's time for... (Family Feud theme song starts) Church Family Feud. (slide goes on screen)

I also need the Pastoral team up the front too please

Quickly choose a captain

We surveyed 1 Bible and the top 8 answers are on the board.
Name a book of the bible with the most chapters:

Jul 22, 2017

First Birthdays

Performance: Sydney Adventist School Auburn
100 Year Anniversary Celebration - July 22, 2017
Brief: A puppet play to fit in with the theme "we are made by God"


•    JOE: sensible, inquisitive
•    WALLACE: frivolous, know it all.
•    GRANDPA: kind, intelligent. (egg carton prop)

[Joe enters, whistling, glances at audience but keeps going, then freezes. Looks back at audience. Pans looking from side to side in amazement and calls out.]
JOE: Umm, Grandpa!
[Pa enters, looking at girl.]
Pa: Yes, Joe.
JOE: [whispers] There's a whole bunch of people here.
PA: [looks around] Oh, so there are.
JOE: Whyyyy?... It's a Saturday.
PA: Well, they're probably here for the birthday party.
JOE: [excited] Birthday!
PA: Yes, 100 years old.
JOE: [amazed] 100 years, wow.... none of them look that old. Except maybe that guy over there with the beard.
PA: No, it's not their birthday.
JOE: [jumps in quickly] Is it your birthday, grandpa? Wow didn't know your were 100!
PA: No, I'm not 100.
JOE: You're not? Well how much older are you? You don't look a day over 110!

Jun 25, 2017

Adventure With Jesus [Drama series (x6) for school week of worship]

Performance: Hills Adventist College (Junior) Week of worship  - June 26-30, 2017

Set in heaven each day, performed looking into audience as if they are earth.
Cast members :
  1. God: calm but loving in nature
  2. Gabe: excitable, worked up into a panic mostly
  3. Jesus: calm and loving also. Day 1, 5, 6.
  4. Mary and Joseph mimers: Day 1
  5. Angels :Day 2,4,5
  6. Satan: Day 5


1. Monday - Birth of a King

G: Jesus

J: Yes father

G: It’s time... for you to go to earth.

J: I know. I was hoping this day would never come, but I always knew it would.

G: Yes. At least it won’t be for too long.

J: Yes, I know, but after spending eternity with you, It’s going to be hard to be away from you for the first time.

G: It’s the only way we can save them.

J: Yes I know, I’m happy to go. I’ll do anything to have the humans able to come home to us,

G: Yes! I love them so much too. We have to free them from the world turned evil by Satan.
J: So much pain and death there. It hurts so much.

G: Yes… and you're about to…..

J: I know… I’m about to experience it... just as the Humans do.

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