L: The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends
of the earth.
P: He does not faint
or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.
L: He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the
P: Even youths will
faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted.
L: but those who wait for the LORD shall renew their
strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
P: they shall run and
not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
Hymn Presbyterian Hymnal # 487 “When Morning
Gilds the Skies”
Lord, we have been
about the daily business of our lives, and have failed to notice the many ways
in which you bless us. We have taken credit for the gifts you give us, as if
they were by our own efforts. We have ignored the miracles in our midst. Help
us, dear Lord, to be a people with eyes to see and ears to hear you at work, in
our own hearts, and in your world. Amen
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.
(lectionary for 2-8-04 )
Isaiah 6:1-8 Vision of God, Who shall I send?
Psalm 138 A psalm of praise
1 Corinthians 15:12-20 the resurrection of the dead
Luke 6:17-26 Calling of the first disciples
From Isaiah, the idea of sending adult scouters out into
the world to work with youth, or sending scouts out into the world as the next
generation of leaders could be developed
From Luke, the theme of God’s unexpected bounty (the
fish) could be compared to the bountiful possibilities of the youth who are here
Hymn Presbyterian Hymnal #525 “Here I Am
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Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Dearest 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 incomparable 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, and 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
Gracious God, may that which is given here, and that which
remains with us, be used to further your Good News. Amen.
Hymn Presbyterian Hymnal #339 “Be Thou My
So grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior,
Jesus Christ. To him be glory forever and ever. Amen.
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Association of Presbyterian Scouters