Puppet Skit on Love

mr-rogersHere’s the final puppet skit we’re using for children’s time during our theology of Mister Rogers sermon series. I’ll be sharing the worship plan for this series soon so stay tuned!

Click here to download the script: Love Matters Most Puppet Script

Happy Planning! 143!

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Puppet Skit on Losing

Here’s another puppet skit we used for the Children’s Time during our Mister Rogers sermon series. This week we focused on learning to be the best loser.

Click here to download the script: Being the Best Loser Puppet Script

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I will be sharing the worship plan for this series as well and one more puppet script so be sure to click the Follow button below!

Happy Planning!

Puppet Skit on Feelings

Here’s the next installment of Mister Rogers themed puppet skits. This week we’re talking feelings and I’ll be using this video as part of my sermon as well.

Download the puppet skit script here: Feelings Puppet Script

I’ve gotten a couple requests to share the topics and scriptures for our Mister Rogers series so I’ll be posting the worship plan soon! Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss it or the future puppet scripts!

Happy planning and wherever you are, make it a beautiful day in your neighborhood!

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Puppet Skit on Loving our Neighbors

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I’m so excited about our fall series this year! We’re turning to childhood icon, Mister Rogers for inspiration as the kids go back to school. Since we’re channeling all things Mister Rogers Neighborhood, I thought it was the perfect time for puppets! For the month of September we’ll be doing puppet skits for our children’s time! But as I scoured the internet for a puppet skit I could adapt, I was shocked to find nothing usable. Once I accepted that I would just need to write some puppet skits, I also decided I might as well share them in hopes when the next poor pastor goes googling she’ll find something halfway decent. I’ll be sharing them week by week so be sure to subscribe below so you don’t miss the rest!

Loving our Neighbors Puppet Script (click here to download)

Kid Friendly Christmas Eve

istockphoto-1035011946-612x612It’s become common for churches to provide an earlier, kid-friendly Christmas Eve worship service. This year we’re doing our kid-friendly service at 4pm and I was excited to find a wonderful script that tells the Christmas story from the perspective of Michael the mouse. I’ve adapted this script from Cloth for the Cradle: Worship resources and readings for Advent, Christmas & Epiphany, from the Wild Goose Worship Group. My adapted script only requires one reader but allows for audience participation! Check out this delightful story as well as my full order of worship for inspiration. Click the links below to view the files.

Michael Mouse from Cloth for the Cradle – Christmas Eve interactive reading
An Order of Worship for Family Friendly Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas & Happy Planning!

Real Life Faith Testimonials

During the season of Lent, it’s become tradition at our church to share our testimonies in worship. Sharing our stories is the most powerful thing we can do and Lent is a perfect time to include them in worship! I ask different people to prepare their testimony and have them engage with a symbolic act that connects with our theme.

This year, our theme is Real Life Faith, so I’m having each person who shares drop a piece of broken ceramic ware into a garbage can that will be at the base of our large cross. When it drops it will hopefully break even more. Each week the broken pieces will pile up and then after Palm Sunday, an artist in our congregation will take the pieces and create a mosaic design on a flower pot. mosaic planter

On Easter morning, the flower pot will be displayed with an Easter Lily inside symbolizing how God brings new life from our brokenness.

I’m giving each of our speakers the following prompt to help them think about a story they can share that will connect to our theme:

Good morning, I’m _______________________
During this season of Lent, we are getting real about faith. For me, faith… 
(or my relationship with God… continue with a story about a faith struggle or a time when you didn’t get it right but found grace or a second chance.)

Conclude with: “Join me this Lent in giving up shame and guilt. [drop dish into can] Allow God’s grace to fill in your cracks and restore the brokenness of your soul.”
I hope this will inspire you to encourage faith sharing in your congregation!
Happy almost Lent and happy planning!