Readers: God, Adam, Eve, Storyteller
Each reader holds a sign with their character’s ‘name’ on it in large letters.
One could have fun with one additional screen with a snake in it; or a soft toy In-Person.
Storyteller: Today’s reading arises from Genesis chapter 3. We find ourselves with Adam, Eve and God in the Garden of creation. Let’s meet everyone.
God: [Hold up name sign.] Good morning, I am God.
Eve: [Hold up name sign.] I am Eve.
Adam: [Hold up name sign.] And I am Adam.
Storyteller: The serpent must be hidden in the grass. Eve and Adam hear the sound of God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and hide themselves from the presence of God among the trees of the garden.
God: Adam, where are you?
Adam: I heard the sound of you walking in the garden, and I was afraid, because I did not have any clothes on. So I hid myself.
God: Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?
Adam: Eve, whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate.
God: Eve, what is this that you have done?
Eve: The serpent tricked me, and I ate.
God: Serpent, because you have done this, cursed are you among all animals and among all wild creatures. Upon your belly you shall wriggle, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. I will put enmity between you and the humans, and between your offspring and theirs. They will strike your head, and you will strike their heel.
Storyteller: Here ends our sacred story of holy matters in the Garden of Creation.