The weather forecast is, “Cloudy, with a chance of glory over high ground.” (Click image to download larger version.) This week’s readings have a lot of clouds. Moses and the cloud, Jesus and the cloud, Peter and his big mouth and the cloud. Following the theme you could add the ascension, the pillar of cloud … More Cloudy with a Chance of Glory + Making a Prophet (script)
After the lazy days of summer, (remember them?), then the flurry of book deadlines and then a pause for the Queen’s funeral, we are finally back to the normal format of The Reflectionary – to whit, a reflection on one of the lectionary passages which, this week, features Michelangelo, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and … More Harvest Round Up + Ps 37
In Case You Missed It Check out this hilarious drama about forgiveness and ‘Shove’ Tuesday (with all apologies to Sir David Attenborough) Click here to get the script Lent Devotions Out now in Kindle for instant download, in paperback and from me (possibly even signed copies if you ask!) here’s a look at these hot-off-the-press … More ICYMI – ‘Shove’ Tuesday drama with free audio plus printable Lent resources
Yes, yes, I know. It’s only mid-October, but there are only 74 sleeps until the big day. Here is your festive round-up of resources for Advent and Christmas, perfect for your Messy Church, youth groups, crib service and school festivities. Christingle Christingle Bingle Oh yes! Bingo for your Christingle! Keep everyone engaged from tots to … More Christmas Round Up
John 6:5-13 Feeding the 5000 With Pizza Welcome to Together Apart, a set of new intergenerational resources for all of us in God’s family. Ten jam-packed pages of great ideas that you can print off and use for free. This week is slightly different because it’s HARVEST! There’s a fab new script revealing how The … More Together Apart Harvest – Feeding the 5000 With Pizza – Plus Video!
I’m on holiday with my girlies this week, but just to keep things ticking over, enjoy this script written for my church’s recent all-age worship. It’s great for Messy Church or regular services, a youth group activity or Collective Worship when schools are back. Bert Is My Shepherd Meet Bert, the not-so-good shepherd of Psalm … More Bert Is My Shepherd – New Script (and hilarious if I do say so myself!)
Epiphany is out of the way, and Christmas but a distant memory. Now we settle down to the rest of the year. What a great time for a Nooz Tart. ‘What is a Nooz?’, I hear you ask? I think it’s like a giant purple glow-in-the-dark bananana, but with bigger stripes. I expect they’ll have some … More How to Make a Nooz Tart
OK, one final extra resource, in case of last-minute panics. This script was written for the yoof group at my church, and can be performed with puppets (so you don’t need to learn lines) or by people. Don Key, a chat-show host, interviews Wally Jumper, a shepherd, Dr Wiseman and Mary, (plus their animals) but … More Hope Is Coming
Yes, it’s that time of year. Here is a brand-new Nativity play, Away in a Suitcase (originally called called ‘If Christmas Happened Today’). It is set in modern day and has charming transformation into a traditional crib scene with a short but thoughtful message at the end. It is designed to work with a range … More Away in a Suitcase – A Nativity Play
What? What was that? A story? Can I listen too?
Narr: Of course you can. It’s a story that Jesus told, about two man who went to pray, one was a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
Rod: A Who-isee and a What-alector?
Narr: Oh sorry. A Pharisee was someone who was very religious and was very careful to do everything right. The tax collector was a cheat who took more money than he was supposed to. … More Two Men Praying – Luke 18:9-14