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Jun 27, 2020

You're Invested [Skit for 'You're in' series part 4]

Performance: Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church Online service - June 27, 2020

Ian and Sam sit, side by side. In the center half of the camera view.

Ian and Sam take out an Up&Go and shake it, fairly synchronized.

An arm comes into frame on Ian’s side of the camera view, with ‘church’ written/stuck to the forearm. The hand is opened, as if asking specifically for the Up&Go.

Ian shakes the hand cautiously, and gives his Up&Go (having not opened it), and the hand takes it promptly out of shot, then reappears quickly and briefly with a thumbs up.

A hand now appears on Sam’s side, again with ‘Church’ written/stuck to the forearm. The hand is opened, as if asking specifically for the Up&Go.

Sam holds the drink tighter, slightly twisting away, a childish ‘mine’ kind of gesture, and drinks it.

The hand goes a little sad/limp, for a moment, then half leaves the shot, pauses for a second in disappointment, then completely leaves.

Sam looks energized after his drink. Ian does not in comparison.

 

Ian and Sam take out watches and prepare to put them on.

The arm returns to Ian, open and asking for the watch.

Ian shakes the hand, in a more complicated ‘cool’ sequence this time, then happily gives his watch, and the hand takes it promptly out of shot, then reappears briefly with a thumbs up.

A hand now re-appears on Sam’s side. The hand is opened, as if asking specifically for the watch.

Sam turns slightly and puts it on his own wrist.

The hand goes a little sad/limp, for a moment, then half leaves the shot, pauses for a second in disappointment, then completely leaves.

Sam looks at his watch smugly. Ian looks over to see the time on Sam’s watch, who does allow him to, but shakes their head and thinks Ian’s an idiot.

 

Ian and Sam take out a hand full of ten or so monopoly $20 notes each

The arm returns to Ian, open and asking for the cash.

Ian does a rather groovy hand shake sequence with the hand, and then gives all but a few of the notes and the hand takes it promptly out of shot, then reappears briefly with a thumbs up.

A hand now re-appears on Sam’s side. The hand is opened, as if asking specifically for the cash.

Sam hits the hand to shoo it away.

The hand slowly backs away and out of shot in one smooth retreating motion.

Sam puts the cash in his pocket. And grins. Ian, looks a little anxious, biting his lip, looking at his left over cash.

 

 

 

A single rising trumpet call is heard, “doo doo dee”, and both look surprised and alert.

Ian’s side hand comes back into frame, no longer with ‘’church’ label, and hands over two six packs of Up&Go’s, and once the drinks are taken leaves.

Sam looks on a little in shock.

Ian’s hand comes back into frame, and hands over a large wall clock and leaves.

Sam still looks on in disbelief.

Ian’s hand comes back into frame, and hands over an oversized Piggy bank with $500 notes poking out the top.

Sam is in total shock/amazement.

Ian’s hand comes back one more time, stretches out, a scar in the hand is now clearly visible to the camera, and it ‘asks’ to take him away, and holding hands, does so. Ian leaves out to the side.

Sam is left there for a moment, still in shock, and looking around to where Ian’s gone.

Then Sam’s side hand comes in, with no label but a Scar, asking for Sam’s hand, but Sam’s, given a little fright to see the hand, Sam’s impulse is to clutch his money and turns away again.

Jesus, hand leaves slowly, looking more open-tense-desperate the further out of shot it gets, twisting slightly – pleading to be grasped before it’s too late.

Sam too busy, with himself misses the invitation. Then moments later, looks at the watch, listens to it, shakes it, taps it, then looks up, straight at the camera scared. Sams time is up.

Fade.

Jun 20, 2020

You're Influential [childrens story for 'You're in' series part 3]

Performance: Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church Online service - June 20, 2020



Hi Kids
Today we’re talking about influence
What does influence mean?
[read dictionary definition]
We built a roller coaster recently that has 20 loops in a row [picture]
We found that one loop had influence on the next loop, which had influence on the next loop, and so on.
If the roller coaster didn’t go around one loop fast enough, the train stopped on the next loop and didn’t make it any further.
Hey can we take a ride on the roller coaster?
Not yet, at the end.
Kids, you have influence on those close by you.
If you influence one friend, they can influence the next, who can influence the next, and the next and the next (and the next?) yes and the next, and the next, (and the next) yes and the next, and the next….
But what can you influence other with?
You could influence others to lie, or steal, bully others or even speak meanly to your parents, and then they could also start doing such things, and their friends, and their friends and their friends and their friends what a terrible world to live in.
But perhaps the greatest thing you can influence your friends with is love.
YES, if you love those around you, even if they’re mean to you, how much nicer would life be is EVERYONE was being loving to each other,
So we can do our bit to change the world simply by showing love to those around us. It’s not always easy, but you have influence, so it can start with you!
Ok, is it time to go on the roller coaster now?
Sure is, IF you get motion sick maybe get a bucket ready for this next bit, because we’re going loopy.

You're Influential ['You're in' skit series part 3]

Performance: Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church Online service - June 20, 2020

There’s two doors right next to each other. One door has a sign at the top “Eternal Death” and the other door has “Eternal Life” at the top.

Florence stands in view, to the side, reading a Bible.

Someone walks by and straight through “eternal Death” door, without hesitation.

Florence doesn’t really notice much.

A second person goes in “Eternal Death’ door. Florence still doesn’t notice.

A third person goes in “Eternal Death’ door, this time Florence notices, and looks a little unsure of what the people are doing.

A fourth person goes into the “Eternal Death” door

Florence shows sadness, they are throwing their life away.

A fifth person goes through “Eternal Death” door

Florence has an idea. Pulls out a piece of paper, writes on it, (we can’t see what’s being written), then sticks it on the ‘Eternal Death’ door at eye view

We see the sign clearly reads “Use other door.” And has an arrow pointing to “Eternal Life” door’s direction.

Florence goes back to stand in original position

A sixth person comes, opens the ‘eternal Death’ door partially, but then takes a step back, reading the new sign, then goes in the “Eternal Life” door.

Florence smiles.

A seventh person, does the same thing, almost goes in Eternal Death’s door, sees the extra sign, and changes mind, uses ‘Eternal Life’ door.

Florence, big smile now, follows into the ‘Eternal Life’ door too.

 

(Optional: Florence writes “out of order” above their ‘Use other door” words, just before they go into Eternal Life door)

Jun 13, 2020

You're Invaluable [Video for 'You're in' series part 2]

Performance: Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church Online service - June 13, 2020



[Set to reasonably somber/thoughtful background music]
Point of view video angle shows a hand holding a key the while time.
It tries the key in several locks around a house, but it uselessly does not open anything.
The key is taken to the street and thrown in the curb side bin, only to be soon discovered it was needed to open the mailbox.
The key is retrieved. Opening the mailbox finds a note which says "You're Invaluable"

You're Invaluable ['You're in' skit series part 2]

Performance: (postponed) Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church Online service - June 13, 2020


Guide 1 and Lost 3 fluently speak a mutual language other than English, labeled as Spanish in this script.

Spanish parts can optionally be subtitled for the audience

 

[The two Guides stand waiting, then Lost 1 enters and approaches Guide 1 while holding a map, looking confused]

Lost 1: Hello, can you help me find the way?

Guide 1: [Spanish] What? I can’t understand you.

Lost 1: Can you help me?

Guide 1: [Spanish] Sorry, I don’t’ know what you are saying.

Guide 2:  Hi there, do you need help?

Lost 1: Oh wonderful, yes, can you help me find the way?

Guide 2: Sure, I know the way. Go down there and you will find what you’re looking for.

Lost 1: Thank you so much! I’m so glad you could help me.

Guide 2: No problem.

Guide 1: [Spanish] Goodbye, sorry I cannot help you.

 

[Lost 2 enters with a map and approaches Guide 1]

Lost 2: Hello, I cannot find the way, can you help me?

Guide 1: [Spanish] What? I can’t understand you.

Lost 1: Can you help me?

Guide 1: [Spanish] Sorry, I don’t’ know what you are saying.

Guide 2:  Hi there, do you need help?

Lost 1: Oh, yes please, I’m lost, can you help me find the way?

Guide 2: Sure, I can help you. It’s kind of tricky, follow me and I’ll help you find the way.

Lost 1: Thank you so much! I’m so glad you could help me.

Guide 2: No problem, so glad I could be here to help you.

(Guide 2 and Lost 2 leave)

Guide 1: [Spanish] Goodbye, sorry I cannot help you.

 

Guide 1 is discouraged by now, standing alone. Lost 3 enters with map and approaches Guide 1  

Lost 3: [tries speaking in broken English] Hello, help find way?

Guide 1: [Spanish] I can’t understand you. I am of no use to you. You need to find someone else. I am sorry.

Lost 3: [Spanish] You speak ‘Spanish’??!!

Guide 1: [Spanish] What?? Yes, Yes, I speak [Spanish].

Lost 3:  [Spanish] Oh, great, great! I have been looking everywhere and NOBODY could help me. You are the only one! I’m lost, please help me find the way?

Guide 1: [Spanish] Sure, I can help you find the way. It’s kind of tricky, let me take you there.

Lost 3: [Spanish] Thank you so much! I’m so glad you can help me. I’d be forever lost without you.

Guide 1: [chuffed at feeling useful] [Spanish] I’m so glad I can help.

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