Our Youth


imagesMAY 2, 2021



H=Human P=Puppet/performer

H: I asked a friend to help us learn about STAYING CONNECTED.

P: (bring out branch) My branch is NOT GROWING!

H: (bring out vine potted plant) My branches are growing JUST FINE!

P: That’s not fair!  Your branches are CONNECTED to the vine of the plant.

H: The branches are staying CONNECTED to the plant POWER!

P: (bring out lamp) My lamp does NOT shine light!

H: Your lamp needs to get  CONNECTED to the light POWER!(plug it in)

P: That makes me want to sing.  “This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine…” 

H:  Your song is REALLY CONNECTED to Jesus!

P: My song is STAYING CONNECTED to Jesus’ love POWER!

H: (hold up props as you mention them)  NOT STAYING CONNECTED can be a REAL PROBLEM for branches, and lamps…

P: … and little ol’ ME!

H: Kids, what do branches need to STAY CONNECTED to?(point to stem/vine of plant)  What do lamps need to STAY CONNECTED TO?(hold up electrical cord)  Who are some of the people that we need to STAY CONNECTED TO?(family) Who do ALL OF US need to STAY CONNECTED TO?  All of us need to STAY CONNECTED to the powerful love of Jesus.  Please repeat today’s WORDS TO REMEMBER.  Jesus said, “I am the vine/ and you are the branches.” That’s from John 15:5. Where’s that from?  Would you please pray with me?

Dear Jesus/ please help us stay connected to you/

By reading the Bible/ by praying/and by going to church

You are the power/ that helps us to love/

And all of God’s CONNECTED children said…AMEN!

Notes:  You need a puppet that can hold things.  You need a branch, vine plant, 2 lamps, an electrical cord plugged in, and a friendly picture of Jesus.

By Pastor Berni Fricke