Archie: Guess who’s coming this Sunday?
Archie: You won’t believe it.
Laura: Try me.
Archie: I talked to him Friday at the Battle for the Cure Benefit.
Archie: The guy who’s visiting our church!
Laura: What’s his name?
Archie: Jacob Levi!
Laura: Jacob Levi?
Archie: The mail-order mogul! The inventor of the Salad Slicer that also makes french fries!
Laura: Incredible! I didn’t know he’s religious. He’s coming to our church?
Archie: This could turn things around for us. He’s a real mover and shaker. If he tithed on his interest, we could pay off the family life building in a few months.
Pat: What’s all the excitement?
Archie: Jacob Levi, the Salad Slicer inventor, is
visiting our church!
Pat: No way!
Archie: Yes! He could drive up any moment.
Pat: That’s unbelievable.
Archie: Believe it.
Laura: Hey, there he is! He’s early. Do we have all the bases covered?
Archie: Yep, we should be fine. Two guys are waiting in the lobby to greet him. The pastor
is saving a seat for him on the pew next to Dr. Thurston Brice.
Pat: Great. Doctors always impress people.
Archie: We have children’s church this week, so there’s no danger of distractions.
Archie: The choir is singing that impressive special they sang in November.
Pat: Super! That’s perfect.
Laura: The youth minister is still recovering from breaking his leg at Friday night’s lock in, so there won’t be any surprise announcements.
Archie: God must be in this for all these pieces to fall into place.
Laura: But what about Jesus?
Pat: I don’t know.
Archie: This scares me a little. Jesus…(looking around) Where is He?
Laura: I thought I saw Him in the bathroom unstopping a toilet.
Pat: Do you think He went home?
Laura: No. Jesus never misses a thing. He’s practically omnipresent.
Archie: This kind of thing drives me crazy: what to do with Jesus.
Laura: Maybe we can ask Him to sit in the balcony.
Pat: He’d be almost invisible.
Archie: Or, we could ask Him to go home, pray for us, and come back for Sunday night
(Elmer walks up.)
Elmer: Hey! What’s up?
Laura: We are worried about Jesus. Is He planning to be in worship?
Elmer: Nope, He’s doing extended session in the nursery.
Reader 1: If Jesus were here,
Reader 2: where would He be found?
Reader 1: Would He be impressed with our
carpet, buildings, and plans?
Reader 2: If Christ listened to our conversations
Reader 1: what if He heard our thoughts?
Reader 2: He is here this morning.
Reader 1: He came to our worship.
Reader 2: Where will He be seated?
Reader 1: What will we do with this One
called King. He’s here.
Reader 2: He’s listening.
Reader 1: He’s watching.
Reader 2: His arms are open wide.
Reader 1: Will we play church or recognize
Reader 2: The King of kings.
Reader 1: The Prince of peace.
Reader 2: The Lover of us all.
Both: What shall we do with the Lord this morning?