A scout is reverent. Sunday, February 8, 2015 is Scout Sunday. Every year Troop 35 scouts take part in Scout Sunday to thank Gary United Methodist Church for their support and prayers. Additionally, we prepare a sampling of our special Dutch oven fruit cobblers. This year our scouts made 12 Dutch ovens filled with apple, cherry, blueberry, and peach cobblers. The scouts prepared them, served, and cleaned up afterwards. Below is the litany for Scout Sunday that was part of Sunday’s service.
Litany for Scout Sunday
When Scouts across the country make their promise, they agree also to live by the Scout Laws. The basic principles of this law are not new, but have existed for centuries.
I will do my best to be trustworthy and loyal.
God has said, “Never will I leave you: never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)
Helpful and friendly.
“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)
Courteous and kind.
“Be kind and compassionate to one another forgiving each other, just as Chris in God forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32)
Obedient and brave.
Be strong and courageous, do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord God us with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
Cheerful and thrifty
“God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7)
Clean and reverent.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God.” (Psalm 51:10)
We pray together:
Thank you, O God, for your ministries that teach our young people what it means to be faithful to you and to love our neighbors as ourselves. We pray for all scouts and their leaders. Make them, and us, your servants in the world and give us all the wisdom to hold in reverence all life and always revere your holy name. Amen
This year marks the 103rd year Gary United Methodist Church has sponsored Troop 35, we are thankful for the support and blessings of the church.