April 30, 2017
Luke 24:13-35
1 Peter 1:17-23
Acts 2:14a, 36-41
Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19

In My Father's House

Fifth Sunday of Easter

from the book
Lectionary Scenes
57 Vignettes For Cycle A


Robert F. Crowley



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Theme

The vain philosophies of this world don't prepare us to handle the really difficult problems of life.

Summary

Jeremy visits his dying mother. She knows she is dying and she asks her son for some help in understanding a Bible passage that could help her die peacefully. Jeremy cannot help.

Playing Time: 3 minutes

Place: A nursing home

Props: Wheelchair, balloons, card, note pad

Costumes: Jeremy -- Contemporary

Mom -- Robe, gown, slippers

Time: The present

Cast: JEREMY

MOM




MOM: (ENTERS IN WHEELCHAIR) Jeremy, you came.

JEREMY: (ENTERS WITH BALLOONS AND A CARD) I wanted to. (AN AWKWARD SILENCE) How do you feel?

MOM: Tired. I'm so tired. (SHE CRIES) I have no strength. I'm just so tired.

JEREMY: Uh, Mom. You'll get better soon. I know you will.

MOM: No, Jeremy. Not this time. Not this time.

JEREMY: Uh, Mom, you and Dad always take that vacation to Florida. Don't you want to go to Florida?

MOM: No, I don't. I don't want to go to Florida. I'm too tired.

JEREMY: Mom, you'll ...

This Fifth Sunday of Easter drama, In My Father's House, is based on John 14:1-14 and relates to Fifth Sunday of Easter of Cycle A of the lectionary. This drama is excerpted from the book Lectionary Scenes . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, Stories, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary preaching, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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