A fresh look at scripture, a new presentation of the gospel, a deeper communication for God's truths -- this is what church drama has to offer.
"Sunday Morning Readers' Theater, B," offers nineteen skits for use during the church year. Each skit's performance falls between five and 10 minutes with the exception of readings for major church days.
"What I hope to do is to help people see the gospels, Jesus and the other scripture passages with new vision, unclouded by familiarity," writes Pamela Urfer of these readings.
This series provides one more form of worship designed to unfold the meaning of the lectionary readings, either as a replacement or a supplement to the sermon. The style varies from comic to tragic and the skits are set in both biblical and modern times.
Readings include the Sundays of Advent and Lent, Christmas Eve/Day, Martin Luther King Sunday, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week selections, Pentecost Sunday, All Saints' Sunday, and Reformation Sunday.
This is a three-book series. It closely follows the Revised Common, Lutheran, Episcopal, and Roman Catholic lectionaries.
Pamela Urfer, Soquel, California, has written a number of plays for school and church productions. She has taught classes in church drama at Bethany Bible College and Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center. She holds a master of arts degree in literature from the University of California.