|Scout Sunday Service 2002
By Rev. Rusty Cowden,
Call to Worship
L: Lord, your graciousness is always to be trusted.
P: Help us to be disciples who are loyal and true.
L: Lord, you are an ever present help to all who seek you.
P: Help us to reach out in friendship and courtesy with the good news of your love.
L: Lord, your kindness extends to all generations.
P: Help us to be obedient and cheerful followers in the paths where you lead us.
L: Lord, not wanting or wasting you rule the world in power and might
P: Give us the courage to be your people in a hostile world. Give us hearts that are
clean and pure with your love. Give us a true reverence for you, O God of all
Hymn Presbyterian Hymnal # 469 “Morning Has Broken”
Prayer of Confession
Lord, we have seen your
promise in each rainbow, and in every sunrise, but we have not kept our promises
to you. You have called us in a still, small voice, but we have listened only
to the babble of the world. Your steadfast love has never departed from
us, but we have run away at the slightest distraction. Forgive us. Call
us into closer communion with you. Help us to be, and to do, better. We
pray humbly before you, Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Our hope is in the name of
the Lord. Thanks be for the love of our savior, Jesus, the Christ, in whose name
we find forgiveness.
Scripture (lectionary for
Exodus 24:12-18 Moses going
up the mountain for forty days and nights
Matthew 17:1-9 The
Transfiguration of the Lord
2 Peter 1:16-21 We were
eyewitnesses of Christ’s majesty
Psalm 2 or Psalm 99 God’s
power and majesty
A theme of “mountain top
experiences” could easily be tied to campouts, seeing God in Nature, or other
The outdoors could also be
used to emphasize God’s majesty: Dominion over the stars in the sky as well as
the hearts of women and men.
Hymnal #387 “Savior, Like a
Shepherd Lead Us”
Presentation of Religious
Awards (available through P.R.A.Y.)
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Lord, we come before you this morning, in this time of corporate quiet and
corporate prayer, to give you thanks. We thank you Lord, for the way in which
you have shown your love to us. You have given us food and raiment (you can
say clothing or even shelter here if you want. I used raiment because I am
quoting the Philmont grace) and life and opportunity. You have led us into
green pastures and beside still waters.
Help us Lord, to be a people
who are prepared to be your disciples. Help us to be a people who are prepared
to hear your voice, to listen to your call, and to follow in your way.
Lord we lift up to you those
for whom we should pray this day: The sick, the lonely, the fearful, the
estranged. Be with them Lord. Show your love and your grace to them. Lead us
to them, that we might share your love as brothers and sisters in Christ.
Lord, all of these prayers we
lift up to you both humbly and boldly, for we pray them in the name of Jesus,
who taught us to pray, Our Father…
Prayer of Dedication
God, may that which is given here, and that which remains with us, be used to
further your Good News. Amen.
Hymnal #339 “Be Thou My Vision”
in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To him be glory
forever and ever. Amen.