Mr. Monkey


Mr. Monkey is the “host” of weekly children’s sermons puppet shows at St. Andrew’s Church . The sincere simian has developed an ample following of his own. You can keep up with how Mr. Monkey and his friends deal with life through this page.

May 1, 2016

Jack invited Bummer Bear to give an end-of-school-year motivational speech.

April 10, 2016

Mr. Monkey thinks garage sales are stupid.

April 3, 2016

Mr. Monkey draws a picture of God.

March 27, 2016

Scandal has broken for the Easter Bunny.

March 20, 2016

The puppets discuss the meaning of Palm Sunday.

March 13, 2016

Jack tells everyone that Cowboy Bob has agreed to put on an Easter puppet show.

March 6, 2016

Bummer Bear could not sleep last night.

February 28, 2016

Cowboy Bob visits but looks very different.

February 21, 2016

Bummer Bear remembers that Mr. Monkey hurt Bummer’s feelings, last year.

February 14, 2016

Hortense receives a Valentines Day present

February 7, 2016

The puppets discuss the Super Bowl.

January 31, 2016

The puppets discuss mercy.

January 24, 2016

The puppets discuss Mr. Monkey tossing Jack into the washing machine.

January 17, 2016

The puppets discuss the meaning of “meek.”

January 10, 2016

Jack calls a dating service for Bummer Bear and introduces Whining Wanda to him.

December 13, 2015

Bummer Bear has written a new Christmas play.

December 6, 2015

The puppets discuss “Christmas in Monkeytown.”

November 29, 2015

The puppets discuss the wedding, happening during the service.

November 15, 2015

The puppets discuss Thanksgiving.

November 8, 2015

The puppets discuss the installation of St Andrew’s associate pastor.

October 25, 2015

The puppets discuss Halloween and being afraid.

October 18, 2015

The puppets discuss the current stewardship season.

October 4, 2015

The puppets attempt a rap song.

September 27, 2015

Professor Owl shares his “wisdom.”

September 20, 2015

Ricky Rhinoceros, a new puppet, is introduced to everyone.

September 7, 2015

Bummer Bear thinks the birds are making fun of him.

August 30, 2015

The puppets discuss, “why do you go to church?”

August 23, 2015

Wolfie is having problems with a bully at school.

August 16, 2015

The puppets discuss Mr. Monkey’s lemonade stand.

August 9, 2015

Pete Pelican and Mr. Monkey are running for president of the puppets.

August 2, 2015

Mr. monkey returns from his month-long vacation.

July 12, 2015

Phoenix Bird comes down from her mountain top just once every 100 years.

July 5, 2015

Jack wants a turn at greeting everyone, but Hortense is reluctant to turn over that responsibility.

June 28, 2015

The puppets discuss shellfish and other harmful friends.

June 21, 2015

Jack tells everyone that he had a dream that someone is controlling his life.

June 14, 2015

Mr. Monkey teaches everyone how to pray, his way.

May 17, 2015

The puppets discuss the details of Bummer’s date with Wanda.

May, 10, 2015

The puppets discuss Bummer Bear’s date with Whining Wanda.

April 26, 2015

Mr. Monkey is worried that the church is getting too political.

April 19, 2015

Mr. Monkey introduces a new talk show, called “Holier than Thou.”

April 5. 2015

Reverend Skunky is unhappy about Easter.

March 29, 2015

The puppets discuss Reverend Skunky’s church.

March 22, 2015

Mr. Monkey attempts to pull a rabbit from a hat.

March 15, 2015

The puppets discuss, “Why Are We Here?”

February 15, 2015

Bummer Bear believed that no one sent him valentines.

February 8, 2015

The puppets discuss how words can be hurtful.

February 1, 2015

Pete Pelican and Mr. Monkey discuss, what else, the Super Bowl.

January 25, 2015

Mr. Monkey does not want to share his football.

January 18, 2015

Mr. Monkey opposes puppets with tails.

January 11, 2015

Pete Pelican and Mr. Monkey discuss their fight at a conference on peace.

January 4, 2015

Bummer Bear worries about everything.


December 28, 2014

Jack and Mr. Monkey are tired, because they stayed up all night praying for a football team.

December 21, 2014

The puppets try out for the play, Christmas in Monkey Town.

December 14, 2014

The puppets plan for a picnic after church.

December 7, 2014

The puppets discuss baptism for Mr. Monkey’s goldfish.

November 30, 2014

The puppets discuss the “Lives of the Rich and Famous Puppets.”

November 23, 2014

The puppets discuss thanksgiving.

November 16, 2014

The puppets discuss Mr. Monkey’s new religion.

November 9, 2014

Mr. Monkey invites Hortense to be a member of the new club.

November 2, 2014

It’s election month, and Mr. Monkey is running for governor of the puppets.

October 26, 2014

Mr. Monkey tries to disguise his fear of jack-o-lanterns by declaring he is too old for trick-or-treating.

October 19,2014

The puppets discuss things they really love.

October 12, 2014

Mr. Monkey declares that puns are not appropriate for a children’s sermon.

September 28, 2014

Mr. Monkey wants to watch football instead of doing a children’s sermon.

September 21, 2014

Jack invited Bummer Bear to give another pep talk to the kids.

September 14, 2014

The puppets discuss living and learning, including Mr. Monkey’s vacation in Hawaii.

September 7th, 2014

The puppets discuss the meaning of Sabbath.

August 31, 2014

The puppets discuss, how do you know someone is your friend?

August 24, 2014

Via a dating service, Jack introduces Whining Wanda to Bummer Bear.

August, 17, 2014

Bummer Bear has less than inspiring cheers for the puppets’ baseball team.

August 10, 2014

Mr. Monkey introduces a new game show, entitled “Who’s Holier than Thou?”

August 3, 2014

Mr. Monkey is back from vacation and teaches everyone “How to Act like You Really Care!”

July 27, 2014

Hortense and Pete Pelican discuss fresh fish.

July 20, 2014

Cowlista receives the Busy Body of the Year Award.

July 13, 2014

Jack is distracted from the conversation, because he is playing games on his iHop.

July 6, 2014

Hortense sings about basic honesty and courtesy — of course, there is a twist.

June 29, 2014

Jack, Hortense, Clammy, Bummer Bear, and Mr. Monkey discuss portions of Leviticus.

June 22, 2014

Pete, Hortense, and Mr. Monkey discuss the sermon topic, Love.

June 15, 2014

In Mr. Monkey’s absence, Jack and Hortense discuss lots of stuff.

June 8, 2014

Mr. Monkey interviews the victims and suspects in the story of the Three Pigs.

June 1, 2014

The puppets attend the “Monkey of the Year” Award Show.

May 25, 2014

The puppets discuss Mr. Monkey’s sense of generosity.

May 18, 2014

Mr. Monkey, Pete, and Hortense discuss forgiveness.

May 4, 2014

Mr. Monkey calls a secret meeting of the puppets.

April 27, 2014

For Earth Day, Mr. Monkey discusses his play about the Garden of Eden.

April 20, 2014

The puppets discuss missing ears on a chocolate bunny.

April 6, 2014

Mr. Monkey threatens to run away from home, because he wants a church that takes the Bible literally.

March 30, 2014

Mr. Monkey sidelines Jack and invites Micky and Minnie Monkey to the show.

March 23, 2014

Cowlista and Hortense discuss the new talk show.

March 16, 2014

Cowlista has a burden on her heart for all the little monkeys.

Jack invites Bummer Bear to the puppet show as a motivational speaker.

March 2, 2014

Bummer Bear has been playing hide-and-seek for three months.

February 23, 2014

Mr. Monkey is protesting the church for teaching evolution.

February 16, 2014

Mr. Monkey is distraught, because a wedding is going to make the church service even longer. Then, he finds out, there will be cake.

February 9, 2014

Mr. Monkey attempts ventriloquism.

January 26, 2014

Reverend Skunky speaks of the evils of alphabet soup.

January 19, 2014

Hortense suggests that Mr. Monkey and Pete Pelican attend an anger management workshop.

January 12, 2014

Mr. Monkey is an expert at many things, because he watches so much TV, but logic fails him.

January 5, 2014

Mr. Monkey, Cowboy Bob, Pete Pelican, and Hortense discuss blessings.

December 29, 2013

In Hortense’s absence, Mr. Monkey claims he is the star of the puppet show and always has been. Jack introduces Professor Smartypants.

December 22, 2013

Mr. Monkey stages a Nativity scene.

December 15, 2013

Jack and Mr. Monkey learn about fairness, based on their letters to Santa Claus.

December 8, 2013

The puppets learn lessons, while playing super heroes.

December 1, 2013

Bummer Bear and Reverend Skunky are tired of helping people. Hortense sets them straight about the Good News.

November 24, 2013

Jack and Mr. Monkey rethink their invention, square tires.

Reverend Skunky, Cowlista and Mr. Monkey discuss the wonders of nature.

November 10, 2013

Pete Pelican and Calista Cow join Hortense and Mr. Monkey and learn about listening skills — all without being selfish.

November 3, 2013

Mr. Monkey gives up the stage, so that children at St. Andrew’s can share a lesson about “Forever.”

October 27th, 2013

Mr. Monkey learns about sharing after tricking Jack into giving up his Tootsie Rolls.

October 20th, 2013

This week Jack returns for a visit with Mr. Monkey.

October 13th, 2013

This week Mr. Monkey realized that good manners are about showing respect.

October 6th, 2013

This week Mr. Monkey learned that stewardship is about building a community together.

September 22nd, 2013

This week Mr. Monkey learned that kind communication is a valuable thing.

September 15th, 2013

This week Mr. Monkey realized that each member of a team has equal value.

September 8th, 2013

This week Mr. Monkey learned that we all need religion that makes us healthy & kind.

September 1st, 2013

This week Mr. Monkey learned that the best gifts are the humble ones.

August 25th, 2013

This week Mr. Monkey learned that fun can be found outside his toybox.

August 18th, 2013

This week Mr. Monkey learned that concentrating on the negative things in the past can blind you to wonderful things in the present.

August 11th, 2013

This week Mr. Monkey learned that constant exaggeration is not a good idea.

August 4th, 2013

This week Mr. Monkey learned about the value of fairness.

July 7th, 2013

This week Porky reminds us that all of God’s creation is our family.

June 30th, 2013

This week Mr. Monkey learned that families come in all different forms.

June 23rd, 2013

This week Mr. Monkey learned the value of silence and listening during prayer.

June 16th, 2013

This week Mr. Monkey learned that we should always think of the positive things in life.

June 9th, 2013

This week Mr. Monkey learned that God doesn’t give up on us.

May 26th, 2013

This week Mr. Monkey learned that its important to be ourselves.

May 19th, 2013

This week Mr. Monkey learned that we should be humble.

May 12th, 2013

This week Mr. Monkey learned that we shouldn’t fight over different beliefs in God.

May 5th, 2013

This week Mr. Monkey learned self acceptance.


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