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The Last Days -- Luke 21:20-36 -- Pamela Urfer -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
Cast: PREACHER and CONGREGATION, three WOMEN and three MENLength:7 minutes
A Great Gift -- Luke 6:26 -- Pamela Urfer -- All Saints Day - C -- 1994
Cast: One man, BOB, and four women, ANN, BETH, CARLA, and DIANELength:
Listening To God -- John 8:31-36 -- Pamela Urfer -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 1994
Cast: Two people of either gender, PAT and LEE, VOICEOVERLength:7 minutes
The Good Soldier -- John 20:1-18 -- Pamela Urfer -- Easter Day - C -- 1994
Cast: Two Roman soldiers, FLAVIUS and LUCIUS, and an ANGELLength:15 minutes
Foreshadowing -- John 12:1-8 -- Pamela Urfer -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1994
Cast: JESUS, MARY, LAZARUS, JUDAS Length: 7 minutes
Pruning Season -- Luke 13:6-9 -- Pamela Urfer -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1994
Cast: LANDOWNER, HEAD GARDENER, and TREE. The HEAD GARDENER, representing Jesus, should be male.
Raised Voices -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:13 -- Pamela Urfer -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1994
Cast: Two women, HANNAH and REBECCALength:8 minutes
Great Africans Of The Bible: The Shulamite -- Song Of Solomon -- Pamela Urfer -- 1994
Cast: SOLOMON and his BELOVED, the ShulamiteLength: 6 minutes
Whose Work Is It? -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Pamela Urfer -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
Cast: Two women, EUODIA and SYNTYCHE, and one man, CLEMENTLength:10 minutes
Clear The Way! -- Luke 3:3-18 -- Pamela Urfer -- Third Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
Cast: JOHN the BAPTIST, USHER, FIRST CHURCH OFFICIAL, SECOND CHURCH OFFICIAL
Letting God -- Luke 2:1-20, Matthew 2:1-11 -- Pamela Urfer -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1994
Cast: MARY, JOSEPH, three SHEPHERDS and three KINGS. The shepherds may be of either gender.
Reward -- Matthew 6:1-6; 16-21 -- Pamela Urfer -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 1994
Cast: Two people, SARAH and SIMONLength:5 minutes
Citizenship -- Philippians 3:17--4:1 -- Pamela Urfer -- Second Sunday in Lent - C -- 1994
Cast: Two people of either gender, TERRY and CHRISLength:8 minutes
Brothers -- Luke 15:11-32 -- Pamela Urfer -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1994
Cast: Two brothers, NATHAN and JOSHUALength:6 minutes
The Entrance Into Jerusalem -- Mark 11:1-11 -- Pamela Urfer -- Passion Sunday - C -- 1994
Cast: Two people, RIBLAH and HAMATH. Gender is not important here.Length:
The Darkest Hour -- John 19:1-30 -- Pamela Urfer -- Good Friday - C -- 1994
Cast: NARRATOR (the only speaking part), JESUS, two SOLDIERS, PILATE, a PRIEST, three WOMEN, and a M
Begging For Mercy -- 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 -- Pamela Urfer -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1994
Cast: NARRATOR, RICH MAN, 1ST BEGGAR (male), 2ND BEGGAR (female), 3RD BEGGAR (either, non-speaking p
A Special Night -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Pamela Urfer -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 1994
Cast: A FATHER, his DAUGHTER and his SONLength:8 minutes
He Has Done Great Things -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Pamela Urfer -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
Cast: Two women, MARY and ELIZABETHLength:7 minutes
A Great Gift -- Luke 6:26 -- Pamela Urfer -- All Saints Day - C -- 1994
Cast: One man, BOB, and four women, ANN, BETH, CARLA, and DIANE Length: 8 minutes
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