Re: [Scouter_T] SPACE THEME RELIGIOUS SERVICE
- Here are a couple prayers, one from MacScouter
GOD OF THE UNIVERSE
God of the universe, help us to see the hope of
a better future for all your people. Help us to rise
above our own likes and dislikes when there are
more important things to consider, and to play our
part in achieving some great good for our country
and for the world. Amen.
And one from the The Phoenix (with a little modification could refer to
THE SPIRIT LIVES
The spirit lives, there is no doubt,
Within the heart of every Scout,
The hope lives on, the dreams survive,
The Scouting spirit is alive.
In England, many years ago,
There lived a man who sought to sow,
The seeds of brotherhood of man,
And there the spirit began.
The Scouting spirit spread about
To nations east, west, north and south,
And soon, on every land and shore,
Young men were taught the Scouting Law.
We camped and learned nature's ways,
We gloried in our youthful days,
We ventured where all others feared,
Because we knew we were prepared.
The world has changed as years went by,
Society's values went awry,
And many ask, "What is the worth
of Scouting on this wretched earth?"
But each new Scout who learns our law
Brings with him hope and so much, much more;
Each generation of Scouts gives
The proof that Scouting's spirit lives.
The treasured values of the past
Still guide Scouts of today; they last
in spite of changes that we see
Around us in society.
And, still adventures filled with fun
Await today's Scouts, every one;
In them that spirit, born of old
May yet transform this sorry world.
And a service from Thomas Kubow's 12th Point
Up is Different from Down
Meditation: The happiness of every country depends upon the character of
rather than the from of its government.
Opening: CA This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be
glad in it.
Song: God Bless America
God bless America, land that I love,
Stand beside her and guide her
Thru the night with the light from above
From the mountains, to the prairies
To the ocean, white with foam.
God bless America,
My home sweet home.
Reading: CA 1 Timothy 4:7-12 (selected)
To think about: (Chaplain) Up is Different from Down by Vick Vickery and
Within my Power by Forest Witcraft
Prayer: CA For This Creation by Lowell Baker
Song: Thanks and praise, for our days
‘Neath the sun, ‘neath the stars,
‘Neath the sky.
As we go, This we know, God is nigh.
Chaplain’s Thought to Leave / Live By:
Reread the opening meditation, then consider this:
The most valuable gift you can give another is a good example. - GLIB
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which
you must see the world. – George Bernard Shaw
Up is Different From Down by Vick Vickery
When our country’s various space craft were was being built the
engineers decided, that in order to save vital space, they should put
the various control
panels around the interior of the ship with no regard for floor/ceiling
orientation. Their reasoning was...that in weightlessness the up and
were not important. The experience of the astronauts who lived and
worked in the
weightless environment, however, proved the opposite. They reported that
they floated in weightlessness, they found it necessary to establish a
of up and down, top and bottom.
In today’s “earth lab” young people and older people often find
weightlessness...just floating, with no moral orientation for right and
wrong, good and
bad. Those who wish to manipulate the lives of people seek to place
these controls out
of their reach.
Scouting has recognized from its beginning that young people must have
built into their lives by adults and older experienced scouts who
believe in them and
who are willing to help them discover values.
Within My Power by Forest Witcraft
I am not a very important person, as importance is commonly rated. I d
not have great
wealth, control a big business, or occupy a position of great honor or
Yet, I may someday mold destiny. For it is within my power to become the
important person in the world in the life of a boy. And every boy is a
bomb in human history.
All about me are boys. They are the makers of history, the builders of
tomorrow. If I can
have some part in guiding them up the trail of Scouting, on the high
road of noble
character and constructive citizenship, I may prove to be the most
important person in
their lives, the most important person in my community.
A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was,
the sort of
house I lived in, how I did in the cooking corral or pioneering event at
Camporee. But the world may be different, because of the example I set,
the values I held and because I was important in the life of a boy.
Munns Joe F. wrote:
> Does anyone have a space theme religious service. Were doing a mission
> to mars next weekend and I need to do the Sunday service. Any
> suggestions would be appreciated.
> Joe Munns
> Med Flight UW Hospital