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Quest Storyteller Script :: Week of November 12

WONDER! CLUBHOUSE:

HAND IN HAND

Main Point

I am thankful for my community.

Bible Story

Nehemiah Builds a Wall
Nehemiah 1-6

Memory Verse

Always (spread arms wide)
give thanks (hand to chin)
to God. (point up)
Ephesians 5:20, 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! I’m super excited because this month we’re talking about being thankful! I can think of a whole bunch of things I’m thankful for, but mostly I’m thankful for the PEOPLE in my life. I am thankful for people who help me! I’m so excited. And, when I ask you this very important question, ‘Who are you thankful for?’ I want you to say, ‘People who help me!’ Let’s try it. Who are you thankful for?

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “People who help me!”

STORYTELLER: “Great job! You guys are awesome. Everyone stand up and let’s sing our two songs about being thankful!”

Song: “I Wanna Say Thank You”

Lead children in singing “I Wanna Say Thank You.”

Song: “WooHoo I Can Help You”

Lead children in singing “WooHoo I Can Help You.”

SLIDE: WCLU Campus Screen Graphic

STORYTELLER: “What incredible singers you are! You can sit down now. (Pause.) Tell me, ‘Whose way is perfect?’”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “God’s way is perfect!”

STORYTELLER: “What incredible singers you are! This is going to be a fantastic month. You can sit down now. (Pause.) Tell me, Who are you thankful for?”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “People who help me!”

STORYTELLER: “That’s right! People who help me! In fact, our memory verse says just that. Watch me say it and do the motions, and then you can do it with me. ‘Always (spread arms wide) give thanks (hand to chin) to God (point up), Ephesians 5:20. (Open your hands like a book.) Let’s try that together.”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “Always (spread arms wide) give thanks (hand to chin) to God (point up), Ephesians 5:20.” (Open your hands like a book.) (Repeat several times.)

STORYTELLER: “Great job! Remind me one more time: Who are you thankful for?

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “People who help me!”

STORYTELLER: “That’s right! And today we are learning we can be thankful for the people in our community who help us! Before we check in with Ollie at Wonder! Clubhouse I have a surprise today. Each of YOU get to be a community helper! But each of you will need a special community helper mask to wear. Each mask will make you look like a person who might help in our community.”

(Pass out the Community Helper masks to eGroup Leaders. Allow time for eGroup Leaders to give masks to children. Continue once all children are wearing masks.)

VIDEO: “WCHI_LG_Episode 2”

SLIDE: WCLU Campus Screen Graphic

STORYTELLER: “That was really great! Remind me again, Who are you thankful for?

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “People who help me!”

STORYTELLER: “Yes! What a cool story about people helping each other! I love that Nehemiah got help from his community, just like we get help from our community helpers! Let’s pray and thank God for the people in our community. All my community helpers bow your head and close your eyes.”

STORYTELLER: “Dear God, thank you for the story of Nehemiah. We are so glad You sent lots of people to help him. Help us to remember that there are lots of people in our community that help us, too. We are so thankful for them! Amen.”

STORYTELLER: “Great listening today, friends! It’s time for you to go back to your eGroups. Wear your masks and have fun learning more about community helpers! I can’t wait to see you next time.”

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: Red Rabbit) 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: Blue Beaver 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: Pink Pig) 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.