Ps 65, Jer 14, Jl 2, Lk 18 + Harvest sketch!

It’s a bumper crop today (Harvest … Crop … see what I did there?) with your RCL liturgy resources referring to not 1, not 2, not even 3, but FOUR different passages of scripture. OK, I did it by having a choice of two confessions, but its still impressive, yes? So which ever passage you are preaching on, you should find some resonance in the confession and absolution or blessing and dismissal.

Plus (“What?” you say, “There’s more?” Oh yes, my friend. Never let it be said that I do not give full measure, pressed down, squashed in a bit at the sides and running over.) We also have I Chronicles 29; that bit where David says thanks to God for giving him enough stuff to make a temple to give back to God.

See below for a video of a puppet sketch, script and graphic. Great for church, Messy Church, school assembly or youth group.

And don’t forget your Christmas scripts (yes, sorry, I said the ‘C’ word.)

Here are three Bible-based sketches, suitable for schools and churches, with a strong Christian message while still being fun and festive AND they feature an Amazon #1 bestseller! Read more about them in this post.

You can buy single scripts (gold, green and teal books) or a bumper book of all three (that’s the pinky/purply one). Available from Amazon, your favourite bricks-and-mortar or online bookstore, or from yours truly. Free samples below.

Script samples

God is with us – everywhere sample

Christmas Gone Worng sample

Away in a Suitcase sample

I Saw Three Skits Come Sailing In

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Of Your Own Do We Give You

Here’s a simple sketch to illustrate giving to God only what he was already given to us. It’s part of our Harvest service with a theme of ‘”whose world is it, anyway?’ 1 Chr 29:10-14

Sorry about the framing at the start. They did get the right camera eventually. Script below & image for your screen. (Clip starts at 22:45)

Of Your Own Do We Give You


Ginnie and Jenny: excited grandchildren (props = birthday card and wrapped sweets)

GP: Grandpa (props = sweets)


G&J        Grandpa! Grandpa! Grandpa!

GP          Ginnie! Jenny! How lovely to see you.

G&J        Grandpa, Grandpa Huuuuuug!

GP          Would you girls like some sweets?

G&J      Oh yes please, Grandpa, Thank you. Thank you. Oooh, lovely sweets!

GP          Ha ha! You girls go and enjoy them while I take a little nap down here. [Sits and dozes]

J             Hey, Ginnie?

G            Yes, Jenny?

J             Do you know what day it is?

G            [Looking round] Well, judging by all the people and the vicars and stuff I’d say it’s Sunday.

J             No, no, no. I don’t mean what day it is, I mean what DAY it is.

G            Ooooooh, I see. What DAY it is.

J             That’s right.

G            [Pause] So what DAY is it, then?

J             [Whispering] It’s Grandpa’s birthday.

G            Why are you whispering?

J             Cos I don’t want to wake up Grandpa.

G            But I can’t hear you.

J             [Louder whisper] It’s Grandpa’s birthday.

G            Sorry, still can’t hear what you’re saying. [To congregation] Can you hear what she’s saying?

Cong      It’s Grandpa’s birthday!

GP          [Waking] Uh, what? What? Oh yes. [Going back to sleep] Ummn, and three sugars, please.

J             Shhhhhhh! We mustn’t wake Grandpa.

G            Sorry. So it’s Grandpa’s birthday. What can we give him?

J             Well, I’ve made a card, but we don’t have anything to give him as a present.

G            Hey, I have a brilliant idea. We could give him sweets!

J             You mean the ones he just gave us? [Thinks] Perfect, let’s do that [Both rummage below]

G&J        Grandpa! Grandpa! Happy Birthday! We’ve got something for you. [optional: get cong to shout]

GP          [Wakes] Uh, what? Oh, hello Ginnie and Jenny.
What’s that you’re saying? My birthday? For me?
Oh, how kind. [Gets gift and opens] Sweets!
My favourite. Thank you. [Hugs girls]

G&J        We made you a card too. And we put a Bible verse on the front. Read it!

GP          [Words on screen] Lets all read this together:

Yours, Lord, is the greatness, the power,
the glory, the splendour, and the majesty;
for everything in heaven and on earth is yours.
All things come from you,
and of your own do we give you.

Liturgy for Proper 25

Psalm 65,  Jeremiah 14:7-10 19-22, Joel 2:23-32, Luke 18:9-14

Confession and Absolution

Although our sins testify against us,
act, O Lord, for the sake of your name.
For you, O Lord, are in the midst of us,
and we are called by your name.

We acknowledge our wickedness, Lord,
we have indeed sinned against you.
Yet you, O Lord, are in the midst of us,
and we are called by your name.

Remember your covenant with us
and do not break it.
For you, O Lord, are in the midst of us,
and we are called by your name.

Everyone who calls on the name of the LORD
shall be saved.
By awesome deeds you answer us with deliverance,
O God of our salvation.


A period of silence for confession to our merciful God.

Together we say:
God, be merciful to me, a sinner!

All who exalt themselves will be humbled,
but all who humble themselves will be exalted.
Therefore, we receive God’s forgiveness.

Blessing and Dismissal

O children of God, be glad and rejoice in the Lord
for he has poured out for you abundant blessing.
May you praise the name of the Lord your God,
who has dealt wondrously with you
May you know that God is in the midst of us,
and that there is no other.
May God pour out his spirit upon us all
and bless us with his grace.

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