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imagesJanuary 17, 2021

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY 2021 B

H=Human P=Puppet/performer

H: Jesus decided to go to Galilee--far away from his home in Nazareth.

P: I would leave Nazareth, too.

H: Why would you do that?

P: Didn’t some people say, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”

H: That’s what they said, all right.

P: I can TOTALLY understand what those people are worried about.

H: OK, so what is so bad about Jesus being from NAZARETH?

P: The people there are DIFFERENT!

H: Does being DIFFERENT make them BAD people?

P: Can we really trust people who are DIFFERENT?

H: Jesus said, “COME AND SEE—come and check me out.”

P: What does THAT mean?

H: It means you should get to know people that are new and different.

P: I guess just because someone is DIFFERENT doesn’t make them BAD.

H: Are your friends DIFFERENT colors and sizes?

P: Of course they are!

H: So why are they your FRIENDS when they are so DIFFERENT?

P: Because I KNOW THEM.  Oh, I see!  God makes all of us DIFFERENT and SPECIAL!

H: This weekend we are celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

P: Didn’t Dr. King say that we should be judged by what our character looks like, not our skin color?

H: Where do you think that Dr. King learned to think like that?

P: I think Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. decided to “COME AND SEE” Jesus, too!

H: I have never seen Jesus face-to-face, so I don’t know the color of his hair or skin(point to).  Jesus color is probably different than many of us.  And he is from a different country.  Does being DIFFERENT make us BAD?  Are your friends different colors and sizes?  Would you please repeat our WORDS TO REMEMBER after me?  People said, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”/  Jesus said, “Come and see.” That’s from John 1:46.  Where’s that from?  Would you please pray with me?

Dear God/ thanks for making each one of us/

Different and special/ thank you for Martin Luther King, Jr.

Who helped us remember/ that people of every color and kind are your children/ help us to get to know different people/

Just like Jesus did/ and all of God’s different children said…AMEN!

 

Notes:   Use puppet that can gesture.  (optional) You could make signs that read “different” and “is not bad.”

By Pastor Berni Fricke