Sunday, April 06, 2014

Palm Sunday A (April 13): What is my Donkey?

Bible Readings: Matthew 21:1-11, Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29, Philippians 2:5-11 

About the images:
Upper Left:
This is a photo of an Australian tree fern - it is my photo so please feel free to use it for worship and related activities.

Upper Right:  This is an image from Church Galleries.  See ,y link at left in my Links column.
Lower Left: This is an Imagebank free image - see my link to their site at left - with text from the Philippians reading.

Listening Song: The Chorus of Faith
By Michael Card on his album, Joy in the Journey (pictured at right). This goes well with the gospel reading.

Listening Song: Carmen Christi
By Michael Card on his album, The Final Word (pictured at left). It is a sung version of the Philippians reading.

Kid's Story: The Donkey's Tale
By Margaret Gray, Scripture Union, 1984, ISBN 0862012414 (pictured at right). This is based on the gospel reading.

Drama: Look He's Coming
Found in Mega Drama 1 by Verena Johnson, Open Book, 2001, ISBN 085910915, page 71 (pictured at left). This drama is based on the gospel reading.

Drama: Not Quite What I Expected
Found in Let's Make Another Scene by Verena Johnson, Open Book Publishers, 1995, ISBN 0859107620, page 56 (pictured at right). This drama is based on the gospel reading.

Poem: Psalm 118:22Found in In Due Season by Herbert F Brokering, Augsburg Publishing, 1966 (pictured at left) in the Summer section under Psalm 118:22.

Prayer for others: Ride on, Ride on
From Stages on the Way by The Wild Goose Worship Group, Wild Goose Resource Group, 1998, ISBN 1876357363, page 78. This prayer is linked with the gospel reading.

Response Activity: What is my Donkey?
The following is a response to a reflection/sermon which concentrates on the gift of the donkey by an unknown donkey owner and what sort of gifts we have which we have the option of using to further God's work in the world. Give everyone a small business card with a palm Sunday illustration on it together with the words "What is my donkey". Give people time to think about their gifts and talents and how they use them to further God's kingdom.
Response Activity: Towards the Cross
Found in Multi-Sensory Seasons by Wendy Rayner and Annie Slade, Scripture Union, 2005, ISBN 1844271757, page 18. Heaps of great stuff based on the gospel reading.

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