Sunday, March 09, 2008

Palm Sunday A (March 16): What's Your Donkey?

There is an 2020 updated version of this post - see archive at left.

Bible Readings: Matthew 21:1-11, Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
What's Your Donkey?

About the image:
Australian tree fern - my photo so use as you wish

Kid's Story: The Donkey's Tale
By Margaret Gray, Scripture Union, 1984, ISBN 0862012414 (pictured at left).

Drama: Look He's Coming
Found in Mega Drama 1 by Verena Johnson, Open Book, 2001, ISBN 085910915, page 71 (pictured in an earlier post).

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 in an earlier blog)

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

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

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

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 (pictured in an earlier post).

Response Activity: What is my Donkey?
The following is a response to a reflection 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.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for this idea...I have to prepare a liturgy for a group of 85 teens who are involved in running Christian Holiday Clubs and this is a perfect way to tie in Palm Sunday and their dedication! Elaine Murray (Anglican Priest in Kilkenny, Ireland)

Anonymous said...

thank you so much! I am aranging creative things for Holy week when the Church is open for quiet reflection etc. Got some fantastic ideas now re the whats my donkey theme...thanks!