celtic preayers

Creation Crazy - A Sketch

Narrator, Reader and Props. There is a table containing the following: candle and matches, watering can and bowl, plant pot and soil, a potted plant, sun and moon/stars on stick, fish shapes and paper airplanes, toy animals, mirror

Narrator: In the beginning God created the sky and the earth. The earth was empty and had no form. Darkness covered the ocean, and God's Sprit was moving over the water. Then God said

God: Let there be light.

(Props runs to table, picks up candle and matches, takes them to centre and lights candle)

Narrator: God was pleased with what he saw, and divided the light from the darkness, calling the light 'day' and the darkness 'night'. Then God said

God: Let there be a dome to divide the water and to keep it in two separate places, some above and some below. And the dome shall be called 'the sky'

(Props runs to table, picks up watering can and pours water into glass bowl from a height)

Narrator: And God was pleased with what He saw, and said

God: Let the water and the sky be gathered together so the dry land will appear.

(Props runs to table and fills plant pot with soil, bringing it to centre)

Narrator: God named the dry land 'earth' and the water 'seas' and was pleased with what he saw. Then God said

God: Let the earth produce all kinds of plants, those that bear grain and those that bear fruit

(Props runs to table, finds plant and places it next to plant pot of earth)

Narrator: So the earth produced all kinds of plants, and God was pleased with what he saw. Then God said

God: Let there be lights in the sky to separate day from night. The sun to rule the day and the moon and stars by night

(Props runs to table, finds picture of sun and holds it up in centre, then runs back and finds picture of moon likewise)

Narrator: And God saw that all these things were good. Then God said.

God: Let the water be filled with living things, and let the birds fly in the sky above the earth.

(Props runs to table, finds cut-out fish and puts them in bowl of water, and launches paper aeroplanes at congregation)

Narrator: God saw that this was good and blessed them all, and said

God: Let the earth be filled with animals, both domestic and wild, large and small.

(Props runs to table, finds toy animals and places them in centre, making animal noises.)

Narrator: So God made them all and was pleased with what He saw. Then God said

God: And now we will make human beings, male and female, in our image and likeness

(Props runs to table and picks up mirror, looks into it and then points it towards congregation)

And let them rule over the fish in the sea, the birds, and all animals, domestic and wild, small and large.

Narrator: So God created human beings, making them in His own image, and blessed them. And God looked at everything that He had made, and He was very pleased. And on the seventh day, He stopped working and rested.

(Props runs to table, holds up sign saying THE END and collapses)

 

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