Denise Day Spencer

February 23, 2012

Holy Week drama: “Voices”

Filed under: Creative Ministries — denisedayspencer @ 2:56 pm

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything related to creative ministries, and we’re now officially in the season of Lent. Some of you may be looking for short, simple skits appropriate for worship. Below are the dramas I wrote for our school’s 2011 Holy Week services. You are welcome to use any or all; just give me a byline, please. I hope you find these helpful. We had a lot of fun with them.

Holy Week drama “Voices,” by Denise Day Spencer
Monday: James, the disciple

EMCEE: Welcome to our game show, “Voices!” Our contestants will be people from the life and time of Jesus Christ. Their goal will be to identify the voices of people from their lives—from only one sentence. Sound easy? It may be more difficult than you think. (more…)

November 5, 2009

Christmas music/drama program

Filed under: Creative Ministries — denisedayspencer @ 7:57 pm

Do you need some kind of Christmas music/drama program but you’ve waited too late and now you’re in a state of pre-holiday panic? Never fear! What follows is a super-simple music and drama program that any church can do. And to leave room for your own creativity, I’m not even going to tell you everything. ;)

“Wandering Pilgrim”

CIRCUS GUY: (spotlight on him as he pantomimes walking a tightrope while circus music plays)

Ta-da! Another success for the Flying Farina Family! (more…)

September 4, 2008

Christmas music/drama program: He Came For Us All

Filed under: Creative Ministries — denisedayspencer @ 7:05 pm

I’d like to post the Christmas program we did at our school last year. Like the one I put up a year ago, this one is also a very simple drama with some suggested songs and plenty of places for you to plug in whatever music you like. If you’d like to use it, be my guest, free of charge. All I ask is that you give me credit for the writing. Enjoy! (more…)

February 4, 2008

Holy Week drama: a woman at the cross

Filed under: Creative Ministries — denisedayspencer @ 8:24 pm
A TESTIMONY: A WOMAN AT THE CROSS
By Denise Day Spencer

NARRATOR: “Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. And…Jesus cried with a loud voice saying…’My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?’…and Jesus cried out…and yielded up his spirit…

“There were many women there, looking on from a distance, who had followed him from Galilee, ministering to him.” *

WOMAN: (stands holding one or more long pieces of cloth) I was a follower of Jesus, but not until the very end. But you see, I had no idea it was the end. My name is unimportant. You won’t find me in your Bible, because I’m not there. But I was there–when Jesus came to town. (more…)

Holy Week drama: John the Baptist

Filed under: Creative Ministries — denisedayspencer @ 8:22 pm

A TESTIMONY: JOHN THE BAPTIST
By Denise Day Spencer

NARRATOR: The word of God came to John in the desert. He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. But when John rebuked Herod the king, (looking at JOHN) Herod locked John up in prison. *

JOHN: I always knew I was not the Messiah. But I thought Jesus was. It was my job to be his messenger, to point the people to him. I got their attention, too, for my sermon was powerful. (more…)

Holy Week drama: the dinner hostess

Filed under: Creative Ministries — denisedayspencer @ 8:20 pm

A TESTIMONY: THE DINNER HOSTESS
By Denise Day Spencer

NARRATOR: One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched. *

HANNAH: I wasn’t sure why my husband invited Jesus to dinner. Simon was a Pharisee, and the Pharisees were having problems with Jesus. I could tell Simon thought Jesus was potentially dangerous, and yet he was intrigued by him. You see, the Pharisees were doing their best to preserve our nation. We were the chosen ones, God’s people. We had to be different from all the nations around us. But Jesus had a way of turning their teachings upside-down every time. (more…)

Holy Week drama: Matthew

Filed under: Creative Ministries — denisedayspencer @ 8:19 pm

A TESTIMONY: MATTHEW
By Denise Day Spencer

NARRATOR: Jesus…saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. *

MATTHEW: Somehow it came easily for me, following Jesus. I had heard of his miracles before I ever met him. By the time he called me to follow him, I guess I already wanted to believe. (more…)

Holy Week drama: Mary Magdalene

Filed under: Creative Ministries — denisedayspencer @ 8:17 pm

I’d like to post five short dramas that I wrote for our school’s Holy Week services last year. If you’re looking for one or more simple, yet meaningful dramas for this Lenten season, feel free to use these.

A TESTIMONY: MARY MAGDALENE
By Denise Day Spencer

NARRATOR:     Jesus…appeared to Mary Magdalene, (looking at MARY) out of whom he had cast seven demons. *

MARY: Demons, they called them. You might call it something different today. I can’t even tell you when or how it started. It’s all such a jumble in my mind. (more…)

August 21, 2007

Christmas drama and music, anyone?

Filed under: Creative Ministries — denisedayspencer @ 7:33 pm

When Noel blesses everyone in the family by presenting each of us with a copy of her Christmas wish list in…oh…June or so, she always writes at the top, “It’s never too early to start!”

And so keeping in step with my earlybird daughter, I’m posting the gist of a Christmas program we did at our school this past Christmas. I wrote it to be as flexible as possible with the music. Take a look, and if you can use any part of it this holiday season, it’s free for the taking. Just think of it as my early Christmas gift to you. All I ask is that you give me credit for the writing. :) (more…)

February 5, 2007

Holy Week drama: The Upper Room

Filed under: Creative Ministries — denisedayspencer @ 9:16 pm

The third of three dramas I’m posting from past Holy Week services at OBI. This is a two-woman skit that depicts Mary’s memories of and fears for her son, Jesus, before his crucifixion. (more…)

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