A Cana Wedding
Bible Skit for Children's Ministry |by Helen Setser
I distributed "wedding invitations" the week before I planned to teach the marriage at Cana. The following week the kids acted out the skit, which I wrote to convey the idea of how a wedding might have occurred in Bible-times.
Invitation: Aaron and Rebecca request your presence at the wedding of our son Jahaz, and Leah, daughter of Ethan and Ruth.
Time: 11 a.m. next Sunday morning.
Where: "Cana of Galilee," in Children's Church.
Aaron: It is time our son, Jahaz, is married. What do you think of Ethan's girl, Leah?
Rebecca: Oh, I think she would be a good wife for him!
Aaron: I believe I will go right now and talk to Ethan about it.
(Go to Ethan's house and pretend to knock)
Ethan: Oh, hello, Aaron! Come in.
(Both walk back a few steps)
Aaron: My son is needing a wife and we thought Leah would be a good one for him. What do you think?
Ethan: (Act like you are thinking. Rub your chin) Why, yes, I do believe that would be alright.
Aaron: What about the bride's price?
Ethan: (thinking again) How about 18 pieces of silver?
(Son comes to stand by mother)
Aaron: I will go tell my son.
Aaron: (to son) Ethan and I have decided Leah would be a good wife for you. What do you think?
Jahaz: Leah? Yes! How much is the bride price?
Aaron: 18 pieces of silver.
(Son gets bag and counts out 18 pieces of silver and goes to Ethan's house and knocks on door.)
Ethan: Well, hello, young man!
Jahaz: Here is the bride's price (goes home)
(Give narrator time to explain days, weeks, or even a year may pass during this time)
(Bride put on veil. You and your friends step out so you can be seen)
(Give a light stick and break it so it will glow, and also the horns to the groom's "friends")
Jahaz and his friends make a parade to the bride's house.
All of the "men" - A bride! A bride!
(Now blow horns)
(Bride and friends join the groom and friends and make a parade back to his house where all pretend to eat and drink)
(Serve grape Kool-Aid and small cakes to all.)
Copyright 2008 Helen Setser
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