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'TWAS THE TIME BEFORE EASTER
A pageant/story for children
By: Kimberlee R. Mendoza
(Duration: 20 minutes; Speaking Cast: 3 females, 4 males, 3 either, 10 total cast; 
     Flexibility: 1-40 extras, gender flexible)
“’Twas the week before Easter and all through the street/Crowds gathered, hoping the Lord they would meet./Palm branches waving, they started to sing/ Honsanna! Hosanna to the King of Kings!” So begins this rhyming narrative of the events surrounding Christ’s final days on earth – his Triumphal Entry, capture for arrest, crucifixion and resurrection. A large...  read more
'TWAS THE TIME BEFORE EASTER: THE MUSICAL
A musical version of the best-selling play
By: Christy S. Long, Kimberlee R. Mendoza
(Duration: 25 minutes; Speaking Cast: 3 females, 4 males, 3 either, 10 total cast; 
     Flexibility: 1-30 extras, gender flexible)
Never underestimate the power of a mnemonic device! Everything sung or said in this clever musical is so easy for children to remember with the aid of music and rhyme. It's the beloved "'Twas the Night before Christmas" with a musical Easter twist! "'Twas the week before Easter" when the countdown begins with Jesus' donkey ride on the first Palm Sunday...  read more
THE ABCS OF EASTER
Artistic Children's Program
By: Sharon A. Kirby-Cole
(Duration: 20 minutes; Speaking Cast: 10-27 either, 10-27 total cast; 
     Flexibility: doubling possible, gender flexible)
B for Barabbas and betrayal, S for sunrise and silver ... This A to Z journey through the Easter story is clever and surprisingly comprehensive! Children brainstorm for appropriate words starting with each letter of the alphabet in a relaxed and conversational style with short lines for easy memorization. The children may also draw and paint posters depicting...  read more
ACCLAMATION FOR EASTER
By: Jon Paige
This crisp SAB anthem is a joyous resurrection declaration. With an elegant, classical lilt, the jubilant main theme opens the piece with unison voices and the spirit of confidence. Well-crafted counter-melodies make the piece seem richer and more difficult that it actually is. A contrasting middle section brings expressive relief and reminds us of the life that...  read more
ACTING OUT CHRISTMAS AND EASTER
Four Pantomimed Bible Stories
By: Jean Stangl
(Duration: 4 scenes, 8-10 minutes per scene; Speaking Cast: 1 either, 1-4 total cast; 
     Flexibility: 1-30 extras, doubling possible, gender flexible)
Here’s one instance where children should wiggle in church! A narrator tells a Christmas or Easter Bible story while children pantomime along. The benefits of this innovative kinesthetic approach to storytelling are many: learning Bible stories, exercise, development of sequencing and motor skills and creative expression. May be used in Sunday school or as part...  read more
ALL ON AN EASTER EVENING
A dialog sermon for Eastertide
By: John B. Wintermute
(Duration: 15-20 minutes; Speaking Cast: 1 female, 1 male, 1 either, 3 total cast)
As most of the disciples sleep, weary from the awesome events of Easter day, Thomas and Mary from Magdala discuss the miracle. Thomas doubts that Mary and the others have really seen the risen Christ. He questions, probes and challenges Mary's every statement at length until he is able to glimpse and realize the meaning of faith. An excellent presentation of the...  read more
ALL THINGS ARE BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL
By: Arthur L. Zapel
(Duration: 50-60 minutes; Speaking Cast: 13 either, 13 total cast; 
     Flexibility: 1-30 extras, gender flexible)
Several classes of church school children can participate in this Easter morning program using flowers as the central theme. Includes readers, the children’s choir and flower bearers. The symbolism of three Easter flowers is told with Scripture readings. Easter lilies are then added to form first the design of the Holy Trinity, then the design of the Cross. Six...  read more
AM I GUILTY?
A seven-part Lenten candle-extinguishing series
By: Audrey Surma
(Duration: 6 scenes, 3-5 minutes per scene; Speaking Cast: 1 female, 1 male, 2-7 total cast)
These meditations for Lent and Easter are a serialized Tenebrae service. A reader extinguishes one candle each Sunday of Lent after presenting a third-person account about these characters: 1. Caiaphas, 2. Moneychangers, 3. Voice from the Mob, 4. Claudia (Pilate's wife), 5. Barabbas and 6. Cornelius (a centurion). "Am I...  read more
 
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