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Gospel Plays in the URC Car Park
Saturday 28th August 11.00am - 11.30am
The Open the Book team on Hayling Island will be presenting three plays in our church car park. As Saturday 28th August is part of a holiday weekend we decided to choose some plays that would show what Jesus taught during his ministry and the remarkable effect that it had on people who spoke with him. We use non-theological language and the shortened versions of the Bible stories which we take to the children in Hayling junior schools.
Our first story is called the Centurion’s Servant. It is about unusual Centurion who was a friend of the Jewish people. However, his beloved servant became ill, so he asked Jesus to come and heal his servant. This had a remarkable outcome. Read more in Luke’s Gospel chapter 7 verses 1 to 10.
Our second story is called Jesus and the Taxman. At the time of Jesus people who collected taxes for the Romans were often hated by their fellow Jews. Could it be because they often took a little extra for themselves? This taxman called Zacchaeus really wanted to see Jesus so he climbed a tree to ensure the townspeople wouldn’t see him. Then came the surprise, you can read about it in Luke chapter19 verses 1 to 10.
Finally we have a story called Waiting for a Friend. Jesus travelled from Jerusalem to Lake Galilee but unusually, he decided to walk through Samaria. Jesus stopped by a well while his disciples went to look for food. A woman came to the well to draw water and Jesus asked her for a drink. She was shocked, Jews and Samaritans did not like each other and certainly would not share drinking cups. Read about it in John 4 verses 1 to 41.
Please invite your friends and neighbours, 11:00am to 11:30am Saturday 28th August in the URC car park.