Jordon River Puppet
These puppet scripts were used at First Baptist Church, Newport, Oregon and were written by Pastor Glenn Small. They were for “Super Church,” a time many congregations would call children's church. Each script attempts to help teach the point of that Sunday's lesson.
The scene is the fictitious small town of Jordan River in Canaan County. Jordan River is a small town in an undescribed location. The puppets play from behind a fence, a window in the 'bus station', a window in the 'post office' and/or a window in one of the characters homes.
Each puppeteer has chosen at least one puppet and stays with that puppet with the intent of a consistent character. (voice, mannerisms etc.) The scripts are written so each character is only performing once or twice a month.
- Jason: The children's church leader.
- Lou the letter carrier- a slightly silly, fun loving carrier who delivers letters from missionaries and assorted Christmas cards
- Chief Fahrenheit the Jordan River fire chief. He's a real by the book fire chief.
- The shadow. A mysterious figure that no one in the town seems to be able to see. He snitches music while Jason isn't looking and such.
- Abby: Abigail Barbara Emerson, smart outgoing girl, new to Jordan River.
- Fin: Abby's best friend, mischievous boy, his real name if Maynard, but only Abby calls him Finn)
- Mr. Emerson: Abby's dad, post master of Canaan Country. Gives good, godly advice.
- Cappy: Adult puppet, bus station manager, life long resident of Canaan County.
- Slick Eddy: Traveling salesman, tries to buy and/or trade for salvation
- Pat: Town handiman
- Berttie: Girl puppet (Beatrice) timid and shy, easily frightened.
- Mrs. Applebloom: AKA; Mrs. Crabapple, the town busybody, considers herself an expert on most subjects.
- Morton the pig: He's a pig! slightly rude, always hungry.
- Moira the pig: No relation to Morton. A pig with an attitude.
Scripts of this Series:
|A Gift Just for You||Magi||This sets up telling the story of the magi coming to baby Jesus, and that gifts are for good and for free.||Matthew 2||1-12|
|A Perfect Place to Live||Eden||Two characters talk about how wonderful where they live in, and how great Eden was. It is designed merely to prepare for the story of Eden to be told.||Genesis 2||8-10|
|Back to my Hometown||The Bethlehem Candle||A traveler has to go home to pay taxes, which sets up for an introduction of May and Joseph's story.||Luke 2||1-5|
|Christmas Cards||The Prophet's Candle|
|Two people talk about how the prophets told us Jesus would come way before he was ever born, setting up a discussion on Advent and prophecy.||Malachi 3||1-4|
|First Things First||Faithfulness||This script briefly describes the story of Enoch in a lighter, more modern, setting.||Genesis 5||21-32|
|Let's Go See||The Shepherd's Candle||Two puppets talk about how if we want something we go for find it, not just sit.||Luke 2||15-17|
|Puppets:Did Somebody Say Lunch||Feeding the 5000||Some characters discuss food and how food can't be spread further than it was intended for.||Luke 9||10-14|
|The Animal's Candle||The Angel's Candle||This skit provides a vehicle for explaining advent and the angel's candle.|
|There's a Storm Coming||Calming a storm||Some characters learn that they can calm a verbal storm, paving the way for Jesus to calm a real one.||Matthew 8||23-27|
|What's all the Noise||Healing of the Paralytic||This is a skit purely to introduce the story of Jesus' healing of a paralytic. It does not tell the story, but prepares the way.||Mark 2||1-12|
|Where Can I Buy One of Those||Miracles||A character tries to buy a miracle and learns they are special from God.||John 5||1-15|