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Last Supper comes to life in gift from church

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

On Thursday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. the Storm Lake United Methodist Church will present a living Last Supper Drama titled "Thy Kingdom Come." The dramatic presentation is a free gift open to the community.

In this drama, scripture, music, and narration are used to weave Jesus' teachings. "Throughout his three years of ministry there is nothing Jesus taught more about than the Kingdom of God," organizers said. "People who were touched by Jesus' love and power were drawn into that Kingdom. The drama begins with testimonies of those Jesus touched."

Monologues presented by a healed woman (Margo Sievers) and a forgiven adulteress, (Pastor Beverlye Bell), tell of the power of the Kingdom to transform lives. "The Kingdom can also impart dramatic, inexplicable physical healing. The power to break even the bonds of death is portrayed when Jesus (Jim Camerer) comforts a grieving mother, (Kim Zimmerman), and raises her dead child, (Jayna Brechwald) to life," the organizers explained.

The drama continues as Jesus calls twelve disciples to help in the building of his Kingdom. Jesus teaches these disciples a lesson in service to all as he kneels to wash their feet.

Kingdom principles are explored in monologues presented by three of the disciples. Peter (Al Baxter) talks about a Kingdom brought to fullness not through violence, but through love. Thomas (David Simmons) speaks of a Kingdom open to all through a relationship with Jesus. Philip (Pastor Jamie Cutler) explores the power of the Holy Spirit to transform people.

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