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What does it take to SEE Jesus? (John 20:19-31)

What does it take to SEE Jesus? (John 20:19-31)

A previous post–updated! Each year on the second Sunday of Easter we encounter the story of Thomas. This year the story seems especially important. Will we let fear and doubt be our primary narratives, or will we learn to tell a different story? WATCH and WONDER John 20:19-31 as told by Casey FitzGerald BREAK IT down A great way to start remembering the story as an adult and to help children get the basics is to break it down to the…

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Don’t you even care?!?!

Don’t you even care?!?!

Learning Mark 4 BY HEART Today we’ll use three steps to work toward learning Mark 4:35-41 by heart. These three steps can be done by almost every age. If you have non-readers, have them repeat the story out-loud after you when reading is required. Step 1: Read-Aloud Click on the text from Mark to see a PDF version of the story formatted for storytelling. Read aloud, walking around (if able). Do this three times. (For those wanting to, you may use the…

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Episode 15: The Vine Abides

Episode 15: The Vine Abides

StoryDivine.com is experiencing technical difficulties–so enjoy this week’s podcast here! http://traffic.libsyn.com/storydivine/Episode_15_John_15.mp3 Easter 5B Casey FitzGerald tells John 15:1-11 Find the video story (along with storytelling ideas for all ages) from Acts 8:26-40 at Faith and Wonder (or just scroll down!) Come to the Festival Gathering of the Network of Biblical Storytellers this August! Find Jason Chesnut of The Slate Project HERE Tracy Radosevic, Storyteller, Dean of the Academy for Biblical Storytelling  

Worship Stations for Lent: Part 2

Worship Stations for Lent: Part 2

Last year I posted information on our worship stations for our Wednesday night Lenten suppers…but I posted them after they occurred. This meant I could tell you about the stations, what went well, what didn’t–and you could see pictures. This year the only pictures will be borrowed from other sites that have done the projects–my own photos to be inserted later! My thanks to my colleague Patty Chamberlain and our Children’s ministry team members for brainstorming with me! One final note–as these…

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Too strange NOT to tell: The Transfiguration

Too strange NOT to tell: The Transfiguration

Learn the story of the transfiguration, or simply watch the video and do the “Ways to Wonder” exercises near the end of the post. And be sure to check out Story Divine to hear more stories from the lectionary, along with personal storytelling prompts! WATCH and WONDER Matthew 17:1-9 The Story of the Transfiguration as told by MaryAnn McKibben Dana The transfiguration story is a strange one indeed. Many people have wondered what to make of this story. Storytelling the transfiguration…

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Christmas by Heart: Day 8

Christmas by Heart: Day 8

Thanks to Mark Davis for his wisdom! Check out his blog: leftbehindandlovingit.blogspot.com to read even more of his thoughtful exegetical work! Day 8

Christmas by Heart: Day 1

Christmas by Heart: Day 1

 1 Story 12 Days I love worshiping during Advent and Christmas…but for years, the bane of my liturgy-planning existence was figuring out my Christmas Eve message for the 5p.m. Christmas Eve service–you know, the one with hoards of children, many of whom have not been to church in a year, all of whom are a little excited with Christmas fever. We don’t preach a full sermon at that service, but have tried to stick to a standard format, which means…

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Our CHRISTMAS Story: Part 2

Our CHRISTMAS Story: Part 2

Did you miss part 1? You can find it HERE. the NAME game 1. You’ll need your printed story and something to write with! (Below is the same story from Part 1)                     2. The story has been broken into sections, which are called “episodes.” Alone or with others, name each episode–give each episode a 1-3 word title that will help you remember what happened. For example, I might name episode…

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