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Quest LG :: Oct 10/11

THE QUEEN’S STORYBOOK: SIR POGO’S ADVENTURES

Bible Story:

Jesus’ Death and Resurrection
Luke 23:26 – 24:7

Main Point:

Jesus
(point up)
took
(place hands together in front of chest and pull down)
my punishment!
(pound fists on top of each other)

Memory Verse:

Finally, let the Lord (point up)
make you strong. (make muscles)
Depend on his mighty power. (shout POWER and shoot fist in air)
Put on all of God’s armor (hands on hips)
Then you (point out)
can remain strong (cup hands around mouth and repeat ‘strong’ three times)
against the devil’s evil plans. (tap fingers together like a villain)
Ephesians 6:10-11 (NIRV) (hold hands together like a book)

SERIES OVERVIEW

A long long time ago in a land far away there lived a Queen who loved to tell stories: stories of brave and bold knights, daring donkey’s, and princes and princesses. Join us as the Queen grabs her storybook to share one of her favorite stories about Sir Pogo’s adventure to find the armor of God. Each week we’ll learn how the armor of God can help us stand firm and grow stronger in our faith.

CHARACTERS

Francis – Live storyteller who works in the Queen’s castle, preparing for the Royal Ball.
The Queen - Video character who shares stories about Sir Pogo and Darrin the Daring Donkey.
Sir Pogo and Darrin - Video characters on the search for the Armor of God.

PROPS

CHILD SIZED CROWN: Francis will put the crown on the child who comes on stage to help count down how many weeks are left until the Royal Ball. The child will keep the crown and wear it home.

YELLOW CLEANING GLOVES: Francis will carry the yellow cleaning gloves off stage as the video of the Queen telling the story to the children begins to play.

Quest Rules Video                                                        [1:45]

Video: Quest Rules Video

Introduction                                                                   [2:30]

Video: Chandelier (Low)

Lighting: Stage lights should be shining dimly, yet enough for children to still see the stage.

(Francis walks on stage, looking around at the castle. He/she swipes a finger on the table and holds it up to look at it, to see if there is dust on the table.)

Francis: Filthy! I cannot believe the castle is still so filthy. (Stops and looks out at the children.) Oh, hello! I’m so glad you’re here. (Holds up finger to kids) As you can see, the castle is still filthy, and there’s lots to do to get the castle ready. Having the assistance of all you princes and princesses will be most helpful. (Stops in place.) Oh, excuse me. Where are my manors! Let me introduce myself. My name is Francis. (Bows slightly towards the children.) I work in the Queen’s castle making sure everything is in tip top shape for the Royal Ball. Raise your hand if you have been to a Royal Ball before.

(Allow children to raise their hands if they think they’ve been to a Royal Ball.)

Francis: Just wonderful! The Royal Ball is the biggest evening of the year at the Queen’s castle, and it’s going to take a lot of work to make everything looks great. During the Royal Ball, we’ll invite all the royal princes and princesses for an evening of fun and dancing. And that means YOU!

(Looks around, noticing the lights are dim and should be turned up.)

Francis: Wait a second! It seems to me the lights in the castle are a bit dim. But they shouldn’t be. We need to get them ready for the Royal Ball, which means they should be shining nice and bright. (To the children.) Can you name some things that shine bright?

(Allow children to answer – “The sun!” or “Lightbulbs!” etc.)

Francis: Yes! All of those things shine bright and we want it to be bright in the castle so all of our guests at the Royal Ball can see how beautiful the castle looks! My dear princes and princesses, the first thing you can help me with is making the lights brighter. All we need to do is clap together (hold up three fingers) three times. Let’s get our hands ready to clap. Ready? Let’s clap together.

(Francis counts out loud as he claps along with the children. Counting and clapping should happen at the same time.)

Francis: (Clap) One! (Clap) Two! (Clap) Three!

Video: Chandelier (High)

Lighting: Cue as soon as the chandelier screen graphic changes from LOW to HIGH. Stage lights should be shining at normal levels.

Francis: There we are! Well done. The next thing you can help me with is finding one of my cleaning supplies. I placed my yellow cleaning gloves right here on the table before you arrived, but they seem to have gone missing. I hope the Jester didn’t take them to play with! Or perhaps one of my royal eGroup Leaders took it?

Francis: Princes and princesses, can you look around the castle to see if any of my royal eGroup Leaders have the yellow cleaning gloves? If you see it, point to the royal eGroup Leader who has it!

(Allow time for children to look for the yellow cleaning gloves and point to the eGroup Leader.)

Francis: (Finds the yellow cleaning gloves.) Ah, there it is! Splendid. My royal eGroup Leader, would you mind bringing me the yellow cleaning gloves? We can’t start cleaning the castle without it!

(Allow time for the eGroup Leader to make their way to the stage, carrying the yellow cleaning gloves to give to Francis, and time to sit back down.)

Francis: Thank you! I’m going to wear them when I clean the Royal Ballroom windows, so I don’t get my royal hands dirty. (Puts the yellow cleaning gloves down on the table.) But now that we can see and have our gloves, let’s look at the Royal Ball Countdown to see how much time we have until the Royal Ball.

(Walks over to the Royal Ball Countdown.)

Francis: According to my schedule, the Royal Ball is still a few weeks away. (To the children.) Let’s count how many weeks are left until the big day. But first, I need a prince or princess to join me on stage to help us count down. (Looks around the room.) Let me see. Ah, yes! Would the royal  _____________ (eGroup color and animal, ie: Green Gorilla) eGroup Leader choose someone who has been safe and kind around the Queen’s castle today to help us count down the weeks?

(Give the eGroup Leader some time to choose a child and send them to the stage. Encourage the eGroup Leader to choose quickly and the child to make their way to the stage quickly.)

Francis: Hello there, prince/princess! Would you like to help us count down how many weeks are left until the Royal Ball?

(Allow the child to respond – “Yes!”)

Francis: Wonderful! Before we begin, here is your royal crown.

(Francis puts the crown on the child’s head.)

Francis: You look very royal! Now, you shout out the number on the Royal Ball Countdown and I will flip the pages. (To the children.) Count down with us!

(Francis flips the pages on the Royal Ball Countdown as the child on stage leads the rest of the children in counting up from one to three.)

Francis: There are three weeks until the Royal Ball. Nice counting, princes and princesses! Let’s all clap for the prince/princess from the royal _____________ (eGroup color and animal, ie: Green Gorilla) eGroup as he/she sits back down.

(Lead the children in clapping and encourage the child on stage to quickly sit down with their eGroup again.)

Francis: As we prepare for the Royal Ball, we get to spend a lot of time with the Queen here at the castle. And the Queen tells the BEST stories! My favorite story she tells is about a knight named Sir Pogo and his quest to collect the armor of God with his sidekick, Darrin the Daring Donkey.

Francis: There’s a fun song we like to sing about the story of Sir Pogo and his adventures. I’d love for you to learn it since it’s so fun! Let’s all stand up and get ready to sing together.

Ride Away (Song)                                               [1:20]

Song: Ride Away

(Francis dances around with the children, leading them in the hand motions to the song.)

Royal Announcement                                               [0:30]

Video: Chandelier (High)

Audio: Castle Music

Francis: I love singing about Sir Pogo. You’ve done a great job learning that song, and I expect to see you singing it all around the castle! All my princes and princesses can have a seat now.

(Allow children to sit down.)

Audio: Trumpet Fanfare

Francis: Oh boy! That means it’s time for us to hear from the Queen herself. She’s going to read us a royal story from her Storybook about one of Sir Pogo’s adventures to find the armor of God. Can you pretend like you are reading from her Storybook? (Place hands together like a book and pretend to read. Encourage children to follow your lead.)

Francis: The Queen’s Storybook is full of royal stories, but this is one of the best! I’m going to go clean the Royal Ballroom windows while you listen to the Queen’s royal story. Make sure you have on your listening ears so you can hear the Queen’s royal story!

(Francis picks up the yellow cleaning gloves and walks off stage.)

Story Time with the Queen                                    [10:55]

Video: Story Time WK5

Main Point Review                                                     [1:00] 

VIDEO: Chandelier (High)

(Francis walks back on stage.)

Francis: What a story! I love it when the Queen shares royal stories about Sir Pogo and Darrin the Daring Donkey. During their adventure in today’s story, they learned:

SLIDE: Main Point WK5

Jesus (point up)
took (place hands together in front of chest and pull down)
my punishment! (pound fists on top of each other)

Francis: Say that with me on the count of three. 1, 2, 3!

(Francis leads the children in saying the main point along with the hand motions.)

Jesus (point up)
took (place hands together in front of chest and pull down)
my punishment! (pound fists on top of each other)

Francis: Very good! We can be thankful to Jesus for taking our punishment. Raise your hand if you are thankful for Jesus.

(Allow children to raise their hands.)

Francis: Me too!

Remember, Think, Follow                                    [1:00]

VIDEO: Chandelier (High)

Francis: Princes and princesses! It’s time for us to remember our Bible story, think about the good things from our story, and follow the example set by the people in the Bible story. Let’s get ready to remember (hold hands like a book), think (point to head), and follow (march in place.)

AUDIO: Remember Verse Song

Francis: First, let’s REMEMBER (hold hands like a book) who was in our Bible story. Who was the Bible story about today?

(Allow children to answer – “Jesus!”)

Francis: Yes, that’s right!

Francis: Now, let’s THINK (point to head) about the good things from our Bible story. Who sent Jesus to earth take the punishment for all our sins?

(Allow children to answer – “God!”)

Francis: Great job princes and princesses!

Francis: Now, let’s say how can we FOLLOW (march in place) what the Bible story says. Can you ask Jesus to forgive you when you do something wrong?

(Allow children to answer – “Yes!”)

Francis: Great job princes and princesses!

Memory Verse Review                                  [1:00]

VIDEO: Chandelier (High)

Francis: Learning Bible verses is a great way to remember Bible stories, think about what the Bible says, and follow God’s Word!

Francis: During our time together preparing for the Royal Ball, we’ve been working hard to learn and remember a special Bible verse. If you can say this Bible verse on the day of our Royal Ball, you will get a special storybook from the Queen. Let’s work on learning this Bible verse! Our Bible verse is:

SLIDE: Memory Verse

Finally, let the Lord (point up)
make you strong. (make muscles)
Depend on his mighty power. (shout POWER and shoot fist in air)
Put on all of God’s armor (hands on hips)
Then you (point out)
can remain strong (cup hands around mouth and repeat ‘strong’ three times)
against the devil’s evil plans. (tap fingers together like a villain)
Ephesians 6:10-11

Francis: This verse teaches us to become strong by wearing the armor of God. The armor of God isn’t actual armor, but it’s the special things God teaches us to make our faith strong. (Makes muscles.) If you want to have strong faith, then let me see your muscles!

(Allow children to make muscles.)

Francis: Great! I want all my princes and princesses to say this verse along with me, as loud as we can, in our strong (make muscles) voices! Ready? 1, 2, 3!

Finally, let the Lord (point up)
make you strong. (make muscles)
Depend on his mighty power. (shout POWER and shoot fist in air)
Put on all of God’s armor (hands on hips)
Then you (point out)
can remain strong (cup hands around mouth and repeat ‘strong’ three times)
against the devil’s evil plans. (tap fingers together like a villain)
Ephesians 6:10-11

Francis: Great job! Remembering this verse will help us to have strong faith by wearing the armor of God. Let’s sing a special song about how the armor of God can make us strong. Stand up and sing with me!

Full Armor of God (Song)                            [2:13]

SONG: Full Armor of God

(Francis dances around with the children, leading them in the hand motions to the song.)

Feed the Queen                                                  [1:00]     

Video: Chandelier (High)

Francis: Great job princes and princesses! Go ahead and sit down.

(Allow children time to sit down.)

Francis: Now, it’s time for us to put together a special meal and take it to the Queen. After telling such a fun story about Sir Pogo’s adventures and sharing what the Bible says, I bet she’s hungry! Can everyone rub their tummies like this, (rubs tummy) like you’re hungry?

(Allow children to follow along and rub their tummies.)

Francis: Nice job! Let’s work together to put together a meal for the Queen.

SLIDE: Queen’s Plate WK5

Francis: We need to feed the Queen a delicious meal, so let’s pick one of these items to put on her plate. (Points to the foods on the side bar on the video screen.) We can feed her a chicken fingers, hotdog, or a quesadilla. Everyone call out which food you want to put on the Queen’s plate!

(For about 5-10 seconds, allow children to call out which food they want to put on the Queen’s plate.)

Francis: Ah yes! It sounds like our royal princes and princesses would like to feed a _________ (most popular food called out by the children) to the Queen.

(Wait for the Production team to move the item to the Queen’s plate on the video screen before continuing.)

Francis: (Points to the foods on the side bar on the video screen.) Next, we need to pick a side to go with her _________. (most popular food called out by the children) We can feed her rice, green beans, or salad. Everyone call out which food you want to put on the Queen’s plate!

(For about 5-10 seconds, allow children to call out which food they want to put on the Queen’s plate.)

Francis: Wonderful! It sounds like our royal princes and princesses would like to feed _________ (most popular food called out by the children) to the Queen.

(Wait for the Production team to move the item to the Queen’s plate on the video screen before continuing.)

Francis: (Points to the foods on the side bar on the video screen.) Lastly, we need to pick a drink to go with the Queen’s meal. We can give her milk, orange juice, or soda. Everyone call out which drink you want to give to the Queen!

(For about 5-10 seconds, allow children to call out which food they want to put on the Queen’s plate.)

Francis: Wonderful! It sounds like our royal princes and princesses would like to give _________ (most popular food called out by the children) to the Queen.

(Wait for the Production team to move the item to the Queen’s plate on the video screen before continuing.)

Francis: This meal looks delicious! I sure do think the Queen is going to love the meal we’ve put together. I’m going to head to the kitchen to pick up and deliver it to the Queen before it gets cold. Thank you for spending time with me at the castle today! I can’t wait to have your help next week as we prepare for the Royal Ball. See you soon princes and princesses!

(Walks off stage, waving to the children.)

Video: Quest Dismissal Slides

(Cue the dismissal slides for each Quest Animal eGroup.)