Matthew 25: Ministries Presents MALCHUS, AN EASTER STORY by Reverend Wendell Mettey

A Reader’s Theater Rendition of the Easter Story as Told by Malchus, the High Priest’s Servant 

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April 3, 2017  CINCINNATI, OH – Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization located at 11060 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash, presents Malchus, an Easter Story by Reverend Wendell Mettey at 7:00 PM on April 13th.  Who was Malchus, the high priest’s servant whose ear was cut off by Peter in the Garden of Gethsemane?  Why did John feel compelled to mentioned him by name in his Gospel and what part in the larger story of Easter could he have played?  Join us at Matthew 25: Ministries on Maundy Thursday, April 13 to experience the Easter story in an entirely new way, as seen through the eyes of a real person who witnessed the story first hand.  Malchus, an Easter Story adheres closely to the Gospel story and portrays the events as they actually took place, while exploring possible relationships and interactions between the characters that help the audience to see the characters as human and to appreciate the struggles these people went through, better identifying with them and understanding the motives that may have caused them to act in the way they did.

Malchus, an Easter Story is based on the short story Malchus originally written by Matthew 25’s Founder and President Reverend Wendell Mettey as part of a collection of stories (Meet Those Who Met the Master pub. 2012) about people in the New Testament who met and were affected by Jesus.  Malchus, an Easter Story is performed in reader’s theater style, on stage and set against a backdrop of beautifully rendered scenic sketches by local set and encounter designer Joe Leonard, who also designed and created Matthew 25’s Global Village Experience.

Malchus, an Easter Story will be performed Thursday, April 13 at 7:00 at Matthew 25: Ministries – 11060 Kenwood Road Cincinnati, OH 45242.  The performance is free and open to the public.  More details available at http://m25m.org/event/maundythursday/.

More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Matthew 25 also welcomes volunteers six days a week at their Blue Ash facility.  For the most up-to-date information about Matthew 25: Ministries’ humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts please contact Joodi Archer at (513) 793-6256 or visit their website at http://www.m25m.org. Follow Matthew 25: Ministries on Facebook facebook.com/m25m.org, Pinterest http://pinterest.com/m25m/, Instagram http://instagram.com/m25m_org and Twitter twitter.com/M25M_org.

ABOUT MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 15,000,000 pounds of corporate discontinues, misprints, overruns, off-spec, slightly damaged, returned and past season products each year and redistributes them to people in desperate need throughout the US and worldwide. Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries impacts the lives of more than 20,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Matthew 25 is highly ranked on Forbes’ list of the Most Efficient Large Charities in the US. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked of more than 2,500 four star charities on Charity Navigator.  Matthew 25: Ministries is accredited by the Better Business Bureau through the “Wise Giving Alliance Standards”. For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact Joodi Archer at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256 or visit www.m25m.org.

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Matthew 25: Ministries is top-ranked among over 2,000 4-star charities by Charity Navigator and has been ranked by Forbes.com as one of the most efficient large US charities.  Matthew 25: Ministries was awarded the “Best Charities in America” seal from the Independent Charities of America and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau through the “Wise Giving Alliance Standards”. Matthew 25: Ministries was named Non-Profit of the Year by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and is a winner of the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics and the ONE Award for Process Excellence.  Matthew 25: Ministries participates in the Combined Federal Campaign, the Federal Government’s workplace philanthropy program that requires all non-profit participants to meet the highest standards of transparency and efficiency in the industry.  More than 99% of M25M’s cash and in-kind donations go toward programs.

Matthew 25: Ministries is an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization helping the poorest of the poor and disaster victims locally, nationally and internationally regardless of race, creed or political persuasion.  By rescuing and reusing products from major corporations and manufacturers, Matthew 25: Ministries provides basic necessities, nutritional supplements, educational materials, building supplies, medical care, community development and disaster relief across the US and worldwide.

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