This is the setup drama for a stewardship series. The following sketches (I got me some bills, I got me no time, and I got me no job) will show that we need to make sure that we give God charge of our time, treasures and talents.
Dave: An average man
Teri: Dave's wife
Lucas: Their son
Isabelle: Their daughter
CD of happy music (I used the "Peanuts" theme - Lucy and Linus)
(LIGHTS UP CENTER STAGE)
Dave: Teri! Teri! Where are you!
Teri: (offstage) Iím upstairs!
Dave: Well come on down here! Hurry!
Teri: (offstage) Okay okay hold on!
Dave: Hurry up!
Teri: (comes in) Okay, okay. Iím here. Whatís so important?
Dave: Youíll never believe what happened to me today!
Teri: What? Tell me!
Dave: (Starts Singing:)
Dave: I got me a job.
Teri: A job? A job!
Dave: Iím working for Bob.
Teri: For Bob! Whoís Bob?
Dave: Some marketing snob!
Teri: Oh Bob! That Bob.
Dave: He gave me a job!
Teri: A job! Good job!
Dave: I got me a job! Itís a job! Iím no longer an unemployed slob!
Teri: Honey! Thatís Great! When do you start?
Dave: Immediately! He told me that I can start on Monday!
Teri: Great! Soooo, how much will you be making?
Dave: Hold your horses! You are looking at the new assistant, assistant market director, makingÖ. $55,000 a year!
Teri: $55,000?!?! Youíre kidding?
Dave: Nope! Weíre rich! Rich I tell you. 55 grand and itís all mine!
Teri: Ours you mean.
Dave: Thatís what I meant! Weíre rolling in the dough and itís all ours! We can buy whatever we want now! We can get that new big screen TV!
Teri: An a new washer! And a snow blower and some new clothes for the kids andÖ
Dave: And anything you want!
Teri: AndÖ wait a minute. I just thought of something. How many hours do you have to work to make that kind of money? Are we ever going to see you?
Dave: Oh sure. I asked Bob about that. He said Iíll be working the standard hours. I assume thatís just 9 to 5. I canít imagine any more than that.
Teri: Oh. Ok. Well, what exactly are you going to be doing?
Dave: Well, Iím not really sure. I mean, Iím a man of many talents so I assume that heís going to be calling on my skills in marketing, page layout, customer retention, artwork, webpage design, you know.
Teri: Well,Ö That sounds great! Iím soooo excited for you!
Dave: I know! Isnít it great! (kids come in)
Lucas: Hey, whatís all the yelling about?
Teri: Daddy got a new job! Weíre loaded!
Isabelle: Letís Dance! (Start music - Everyone dances)
Dave: Letís go out to dinner to celebrate! You kids decide!
Teri: Smooth move, Exlax.
© 2004 Dave Marsh