What's all the Noise

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What's all the Noise
Author: Glenn Small
Type: Puppets
Audience: Children
Occasion: Children's Church
Topic: Healing of the Paralytic
Bible Text: Mark 2:1-12

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Brief Summary

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.

Characters

This is part of the Jordon River Puppet series. See that page for more information on characters and background to this series.

In this script: Abby, Finn, Moira the Pig, Jason (or other leader).

Props Needed

A roof, window and fence.

Script

This is used ot introduce the accounts of Jesus' miracle from Mark 2 or Luke 5.

(After the first song, Finn appears on the roof)

Finn: Hey Jason, that was a good song.

Jason: (looks around but doesn't see Finn) Who said that? Where are you?

Finn: It's me, Finn. I'm up here on the roof.

Jason: What are you doing up there?

Finn: Oh nothing, just watching the world go by. It's amazing how much you can see from up here.

Jason: How did you get up there?

Finn: I used the ladder that Mr. Emerson keeps behind the house. Hey Jason that reminds me… Why did a boy take a ladder to class with him?

Jason: I don't know, why did he take a ladder to class with him?

Finn: Because he wanted to go to HIGH school. Isn't that the funniest joke you've ever heard? (Begins to laugh at his own joke) High school… woe! (Almost losing his balance)

Jason: Be careful…

Abby: (appearing at the Post Office Window) What's going on here? Is there something up on the roof?

Jason: It's Finn, he's up there on the roof.

Abby: (Looking up) What are you doing?

Finn: Well first I was telling a joke and then I was almost falling off.

Abby: Well come down from there and stop making all that noise.

Finn: You could hear me?

Abby: Yeah I could hear you, it sounded like a flock of pigs dancing on the roof!

Moira the Pig: (appears at the fence) Excuse me… Excuse me that's not right.

(All stop and stare)

Jason: I'm sorry, what's not right?

Moira: First of all, I'm a little offended by the “dancing pigs” reference. I'll have you know that some of us are very light on our feet. And secondly it's not “flock of pigs” it's “herd of pigs.” You must keep that in mind, hmm.

(Moira exits)

Finn: What did she say?

Abby: Heard of pigs.

Finn: Sure, I've heard of pigs, but what did she say?

Abby: No… a pig herd.

Finn: Well of course she heard… you were kind of yelling at the moment.

Abby: That's not what I meant, you're getting this all mixed up. I didn't mean a pig hear, I meant a pig herd, as in a herd of pigs, not heard of pigs…

Finn: I don't think I'm the one who's mixed up here.

Abby: I mean… I… the pig… Oh never mind. Just get off the rood before you fall off, or fall through or hurt yourself or something

(Abby exits)

Finn: Ok, but maybe I'll drop in and see you sometime… (To Jason) Did you hear that, that was another joke? She said don't fall through the roof and I said I'll drop in and see you… I am “so” funny sometimes.

Jason: Yeah, you're a real ham.

Moira: (Appearing at the fence again) I hear that… (exits)

Jason: …sorry (To Finn) Maybe you should come down from there before you hurt yourself.

Finn: Ok, you're right, It would be a bad thing if I broke through the roof and fell into the house. I could get paralyzed from a fall like that.

Jason: It's funn you should say that – that's what our lesson is about today.

Finn: The lesson is about someone who fell through a roof and got paralyzed?

Jason: No… It's about someone who came through the roof because he was paralyzed.

Finn: Huh?

Jason: You'll just have to come down and listen to the story.

Finn: OK, don't start without me!

(Finn exits)

(Continue with singing)


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