Nativity Scripts / Free Books! + Ps 91, Ps 146, 1 Tim 6

The Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

This post is delayed from its usual Monday in respect for the funeral of her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth.

Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory, Ma’am.

Please see this post for my tribute and prayers.


New Books

Mid-September it may be, but the shops are already stocking mince pies and my readers are searching for Nativity scripts. But fear not! I bring you glad tidings of great joy, which shall be for all readers.

Following the success of ‘God Is With Us – Everywhere!‘, I am pleased to announce, not one, not two, but three (yes, THREE!) new books of Nativity scripts available from Amazon or your favourite bricks-and-mortar store. (If they don’t have them in stock, ask them to order in for you.)

The titles are ‘Christmas Gone Worng!‘, ‘Away in a Suitcase‘ and a compilation volume, ‘I Saw Three Skits Come Sailing In. (You see what I did there?) See below for details.

PLUS! Free Book Giveaway. To enter, simply tell someone else about The Reflectionary (eg, share this post) or review one of my books, then send you name to fay ‘at’ fayrowland.co.uk for a chance to win a book of your choice (see menu on right). I have no way of checking, but I’m sure you’re all honourable.

But first, of course, your liturgy resources for the lectionary readings – this week with an additional responsory. “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.” So very appropriate for this time.


Liturgy Resources for Proper 21

Psalm 91, Psalm 146, 1 Timothy 6:6-19

Confession and Absolution

The Lord watches over the strangers; he upholds the orphan and the widow,
but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
Have mercy on us, O God.
O God, have mercy.

The Lord executes justice for the oppressed.
Have mercy on us, O God.
O God, have mercy.

The Lord gives food to the hungry.
Have mercy on us, O God.
O God, have mercy.

The Lord sets the prisoners free.
Have mercy on us, O God.
O God, have mercy.

The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down.
Have mercy on us, O God.
O God, have mercy.

May the God of all mercy pardon and deliver us,
may he strengthen us in all goodness
and renew his image in us.
Amen.

Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord their God.
I will praise the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praises to my God all my life long.

Responsory

You who live in the shelter of the Most High, you who dwell in the shadow of the Almighty,
will say of the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.”
My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.

For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence;
he will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge.
My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.

You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
neither the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.
My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.

“Those who love me,” say the Lord, “I will deliver;
I will protect those who know my name.”
My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.

“When they call to me, I will answer them;
I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honour them.”
My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.

“With long life I will satisfy them,
and show them my salvation.”
My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.

Blessing and Dismissal

May he, who alone has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light,
he, whom no one has ever seen or can see,
he, to whom is all honour and eternal dominion,
may this God be yours in abundance
and may you be fully his.
And the blessing of the one God: Father, Son, Spirit,
be with you and rest upon you,
this day and forever.
Amen.

Go now, to fight the good fight of the faith;
taking hold of the eternal life to which you were called.
In the name of Christ.
Amen.


Nativity Scripts

A collection of original Nativities, full of laughs with a meaningful message. These scripts are snappy and sassy, modern yet moving.

God Is With Us – Everywhere!

A Rhyming Nativity Play

Tells the traditional story of God With Us, with rhyme, funny twists and a heart-felt message. Meet a cool Gabriel, shepherds who think they’ve seen a UFO, and the child who changes everything.

Click here for a PDF sample [God is with us – everywhere sample]

ISBN: 978-1-915150-03-5 (2020)

Christmas Gone Worng!

An All-Age Nativity Play

This light-hearted Nativity play tells the traditional Christmas story, but everything goes a bit worng. There is a stroppy Mary, a confused wise man and an angel who … well, you’ll have to read the script to find out.

Click here for a PDF sample [Christmas Gone Worng sample]

ISBN: 978-1-915150-08-0 (2022)

Away in a Suitcase

A (Twenty) First Century Nativity

A funny, festive yet poignant re-telling of the Nativity story. Mary and Joseph’s hotel room has been double-booked by three visiting foreigners. There are no travel cots left, so they use a suitcase as their baby’s first bed. With a charming transformation to a traditional crib at the end, there won’t be a dry eye in the house.

Click here for a PDF sample [Away in a Suitcase sample]

ISBN: 978-1-915150-10-3 (2022)

I Saw Three Skits Come Sailing In

A Trio of Modern Nativity Plays

You like the title? My eldest daughter thought of it for me. This is a compilation volume of all three titles, for a bargain price!

Any of the titles can be purchased from me and signed if required.
all come with permission to duplicated for rehearsals and to put recordings on school or church websites etc.

For sample scripts, see above

ISBN: 978-1-915150-12-7 (2022)

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