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Holy Week Roundup!

Palm Sunday

Matthew 21:1-11
As told by the Rev. Jeff Krehbiel

For more Palm Sunday story learning/discussion ideas check the original post HERE.

You can also catch the Story Divine podcast from Palm Sunday last year:

Holy Week with Story Divine

Hear the story of Holy Week as told by Casey FitzGerald on Story Divine. (This is a collection from last year–Casey is currently on maternity leave.)

Episode 11.1 Memory Reboot

 

Episode 11.2 Not I, Lord!

 

Episode 11.3 EXPOSED

 

Episode 11.4 I Don’t Know This Man!

 

Episode 11.5 he was crucified

 

Episode 11.6 he was buried

 

Episode 11.7 HE IS RISEN

 

(Or find any of the Story Divine episodes on iTunes!)

HE IS RISEN!

(My favorite video of all time!)

 

Lent/Holy Week Stories!

Don’t forget to tune in to the special Holy Week series at StoryDivine.com! Here are links to the first two episodes!

Episode 11.1: Memory Reboot

 

Episode 11.2: Not I, Lord!

 

More Kid Videos!

Here are our final “kid telling” for Lent…as well as a few previous ones! Thanks to my fabulous church for their telling skills! 🙂

If you’re interested in doing activities around this story, check out my “Family Liturgy” post at Practicing Families.

The following videos were created by the children of the church, and filmed and edited by our the fabulous Alex Bryant. (Forgive my branding at the top–they are his, but I had to reload the videos onto  my vimeo site to link them appropriately!)

Telling our way to Jerusalem


WATCH and WONDER

Matthew 21:1-11
as told by Rev. Jeff Krehbiel

 THE “MIT”

When learning a story by heart, it is helpful to have a clear idea of what the “Most Important Thing” (MIT) is for your story. Stand up and read Matthew 21 aloud while walking around a few times. What is your initial sense of the MIT for the story?

I am struck with the ties Matthew makes to the Hebrew Testament. After Jesus gives instructions to his disciples (go get a donkey, etc.), Matthew then reminds us of  Zecharaiah 9:9:

Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion!
    Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem!
Lo, your king comes to you;
    triumphant and victorious is he,
humble and riding on a donkey,
    on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

Consider the phrase that leads into it: “This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet….” According to Matthew, Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem is a fulfillment of Scripture. This includes the way he gets there: Jesus comes into Jerusalem from the East via the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 14:4).

As the original teller, perhaps Matthew’s “MIT” is the fulfillment of prophecy. Try telling the story keeping this in mind. How can you make the significance of this fulfillment clear ?

Sometimes (often?) deciphering the MIT does not happen until you’ve already internalized the story…keep at it! Of course, the MIT you choose today, may not be the MIT you will choose the next time you tell the story!

LEARNING by HEART

Here is a copy of the story: Matthew 21

For all ages:

Map it out! Take a piece of paper and mark out where all the people/places are in your mind. Now, where are you, the storyteller? Tell the story with your “map” in mind.

For the younger set:

Play it out! Get out any kind of figures (as always, even salt and pepper shakers will do). Have someone read the story while the kids move the pieces…now switch roles. Once you’ve done this a few times, put your “script” down and just tell the story!

WONDER WORDS

Hosanna: The word “hosanna” is translated as “save, please.” In this story, “hosanna” is used as a greeting of praise.

Prophet: noun
1 : one who declares publicly a message that one believes has come from God or a god
2 : one who foretells future events
(from Miriam-Webster “Student” dictionary online: www.wordcentral.com)

MORE TO TELL

  Check back here for a short clip in which Jeff Krehbiel tells us about his own storytelling practices in worship.