Moses & The 10 Plagues

30th May 2014 was another “first” for the Friday Club. Mentored by their group tutors, the young people led the morning service, allowing the clergy to join the congregation for a rare change (Picture 1 & 2).

Equally unusual, the focus of worship was a lively interpretation of Moses in conversation with God and Pharaoh, the story of the 10 plagues, supported by narrators and a cast of puppets (Picture 3,4 & 5).

Aaron struck the River Nile with a walking stick, the water turned to blood and the fish died (Picture 6). Then the Lord sent frogs (in this case, brown paper bags with faces) which covered the land (pews) (Picture 7 & 8).  A plague of flies annoyed everyone (Picture 9).

The Lord sent a terrible disease, causing all the animals belonging to the Egyptians to die (aka children wearing animal masks – Picture 10). Moses threw ashes in the air (newspaper pieces - Picture 11), and when they settled on the Egyptian people, their skin erupted with boils and sores (red stickers! – Picture 12)

Next came thunder, lightening and hailstones (ping-pong balls – Picture 13). Moses raised his walking stick, and the Lord sent an east wind that brought locusts and grass-hoppers which ate everything (Picture 14).

When the Israelites saw the great power with which the Lord had defeated the Egyptians, they stood in awe of the Lord. They had faith in God, and in his servant Moses who led the people on into the wilderness, on their way to the Promised Land (Picture 15).