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Quest Storyteller Script :: Week of December 3

WONDER! CLUBHOUSE:

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS

Main Point

I can hear the good news.

Bible Story

The Angel and Mary
Luke 1:26-33, 38, 46

Memory Verse

I bring you (bring hands to chest)
good news (right arm up)
of great joy. (left arm up)
Luke 2:10, NIV (open hands like a book)

VIDEO: “Quest Rules Video”

SLIDE: “WCLU Campus Screen Graphic”

STORYTELLER: “Hello, friends! It’s so good to see you! It’s almost Christmas! We’re going to be celebrating Jesus’ birthday all month long. That’s what Christmas is—celebrating Jesus’ birthday. And we celebrate Jesus because Jesus is God’s Son! I’m so excited. And, when I ask you this very important question, ‘Why is Jesus special?’ I want you to say, ‘Jesus is God’s Son!’ Let’s try it. ‘Why is Jesus special?’

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “Jesus is God’s Son!”

STORYTELLER: “Great job! Now I think we should count down how many days are left until Christmas and Jesus’ birthday. We are going to count down from the beginning of December until TODAY to see how many days are left until Christmas is here! Our favorite gumdrop-loving friend, Gingee, is going to help us count down. When you see the countdown calendar, we are going to count from the GREEN number to the RED number. Now, everyone say, “Hey, Gingee!”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “Hey Gingee!”

VIDEO: “CountdownToChristmas_WK1_DAY OF THE WEEK”

(Production teams should play the version of the Countdown To Christmas video that corresponds to the DAY of the worship experience. i.e.: Saturday worship experience = CountdownToChristmas_WK1_SATURDAY.)

(Gingee will count down from the beginning of December to the day of your worship experience. The Storyteller and children will count out loud with Gingee by following the prompts on the video screen, counting from the GREEN number to the RED number. The RED number is how many days are left until Christmas.)

STORYTELLER: “Wow! Great counting, friends. I can’t believe there are only ____ (the number of days you counted to; the RED number from the video) left until Christmas. If you are excited about Christmas and Jesus’ birthday, then stand up with me and let’s sing two songs about how special Jesus is!”

SONG: “Big Surprise”

Lead children in singing, “Big Surprise.”

SONG: “Away In A Manger”

Lead children in singing “Away In A Manger.”

STORYTELLER: “What incredible singers you are! This is going to be a fantastic month. You can sit down now. (Pause.) Tell me, ‘Why is Jesus special?’”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “Jesus is God’s Son!”

STORYTELLER: “That’s right! Jesus is God’s Son! Our memory verse tells us all about the good news of Jesus being born. Watch me say our memory verse and do the motions, and then you can do it with me next! ‘I bring you (bring hands to chest) good news (right arm up) of great joy (left arm up), Luke 2:10.’ (Open your hands like a book.) Let’s try that together.”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “I bring you (bring hands to chest) good news (right arm up) of great joy (left arm up), Luke 2:10.” (Open your hands like a book.) (Repeat several times.)

STORYTELLER: “Great job! And the good news was that Jesus was born! I love celebrating Jesus! Remind me one more time: ‘Why is Jesus special?’”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “Jesus is God’s Son!”

STORYTELLER: “That’s right! Now let’s check in with Ollie at Wonder! Clubhouse to learn more.”

VIDEO: “WCCT_LG_Episode 1”

SLIDE: WCLU Campus Screen Graphic

STORYTELLER: “That was really great! Mary was so excited about Jesus she counted down the days to Christmas, just like we are! Remind me again, ‘Why is Jesus special?’

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “Jesus is God’s Son!”

STORYTELLER: “Yes! Let’s pray and thank God for the promise the angel made to Mary that she would have a special baby named Jesus. Everyone bow your heads and close your eyes.”

STORYTELLER: “Dear God, thank You so much for Christmas! Thank You for sending the angel to tell Mary about a special baby named Jesus! We know Jesus is Your Son. We are so excited to celebrate His birthday. Thank You for sending Jesus to us. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.”

STORYTELLER: ““Great listening today, friends! Who remembers how many days are left until Christmas? (Pause.) Yes, there are only ____ (the number of days you counted to; the RED number from the video) left until Christmas!

STORYTELLER: It’s time for you to go back to your eGroups, but thanks for helping me countdown to Christmas! See you next time. Bye!”

SLIDES: “Quest Animal Dismissal Slides”

Dismiss eGroups using the Quest Animal eGroup colors, one at a time, to line up at the door.

STORYTELLER: “Where is the _________ (color of Quest Animal eGroup, ie: Green Gorilla) eGroup? You can go ahead and line up with your eGroup Leader at the door and go back to eGroup.”

STORYTELLER: “Where is the _________ (color of Quest Animal eGroup, ie: White Warthog) eGroup? You can go ahead and line up with your eGroup Leader at the door and go back to eGroup.”

STORYTELLER: “Where is the _________ (color of Quest Animal eGroup, ie: Red Rabbit) eGroup? You can go ahead and line up with your eGroup Leader at the door and go back to eGroup.”

Continue until all eGroups are dismissed.