Good morning everyone, it is great to see you back here as we continue our Easter Story, so yesterday we had the last supper and finished with Jesus asking God for his help as he has a feeling he is going to be betrayed.
We would like to thank www.whyeaster.com for the stories and materials we will be using.
We will have a second story and activity later today.
Jesus answered, “Tonight, before the rooster crows, you will say three times that you don’t know me.” Then Jesus took his disciples to a place called Gethsemane and said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray. Pray for strength against temptation.” He went a little way from them, knelt down and started to pray.
“God, my Father, if it is possible, please take this burden from me. But do what you want, not what I want.” Jesus stayed there and prayed for about an hour. When he returned to the disciples, he found them asleep and asked them, “Why are you sleeping? Couldn’t you stay awake for one hour? Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation, for your spirit is willing, but your body is weak.”
Then he went away for a second time to pray, “My Father, if it is not possible to take this painful thing from me, and if I must do it, I pray that what you want will happen.” Jesus went back to his followers and found that they had fallen asleep again, so he went and prayed a third time. When he came back the last time, they were still asleep so he told them, “Wake up! It is nearly time for the Son of Man to be betrayed by sinners! Here comes my betrayer.”
After he left the meal, Judas had gone to the high priests and made arrangements with them and the soldiers about how they would know Jesus. “The one who I kiss is the one to arrest.”, he said. When they arrived where Jesus and his disciples were, Judas went up to Jesus and kissed him and said, “Greetings, Teacher.”
And with that, the soldiers arrested Jesus. Jesus was taken to the court of Caiaphas (the High Priest), the teachers of the law and the Jewish Elders.
First colouring in, nice and easy you can print this picture off it is part of our off file for Easter to make it easier to print, click the button bellow for the off file.
Our next activity is the second part of the drama from, Ministry to children website
Scene 2 – In the Garden
We now need people to be
- High preist
(Peter and Jesus are on stage. The rest walk in, led by Judas.)
Judas: Remember, the one I go up to is Jesus.
(Judas goes up to Jesus.)
Judas: Hello Jesus. Good to see you.
(The crowd grabs Jesus.)
Peter: I’ll save you, Jesus.
(Peter pulls out a sword and cuts off the ear of the High Priest’s slave. The slave jumps
around, holding his ear.)
Jesus: Put that sword away Peter. If I wanted to get out of this, God would send me
twelve divisions of angels.
(Jesus touches the slave’s ear, healing him. The slave stops jumping around.)
High Priest: We’ve got you now, Jesus.
Holy Communion Invite
At the Last Supper Jesus done something very special with his disciples he broke bread and blessed it with them to represent his body and poured wine and bkessed that to represent his blood, this is a tradition that has continued since then and is known as Holy Communion. Tonight at St. Mark’s we will be celebrating Holy Communion with Rev. Barry hosting a Virtual Holy Communion service live on our Facebook Page, at 7pm. Please join us and share in our service.
Now, we know you will want to share your pictures, drawings, crafts and even puzzles with us. If you do please take a photo of them and post them on the Raploch Connected Facebook Group.