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The New Utrecht
Reformed Church is very proud of our troops and packs and we are deeply
grateful to Scout Master Bob Buonvino and all the assistant Scout
Masters, Pack Leaders, Assistant Leaders, Den Mothers, committee
members, all of the Scouters---past and present, living and
deceased---the men and women who give of their weekends, year in and
year out, to raise up children of a greater human community, respnsible
citizens of the world. Thank you for sharing the love of your children
with us. We admire your work. Thank you!!!
Today's service is dedicated to the memory of all departed Scouts and
Scouters who served Troop/Pack 20 at New Utrecht Church. The scouts
invite us as their guests for a reception at the conclusion of service.
The flowers today are given by Boy
Scout Troop 20 & Cub
Scout Pack 20, BSA in memory of our deceased members and the
Reverend Martin Paul Luther.
invite you to maintain a spirit of silence as the prelude begins our
APPROACH TO GOD
Introit "Be Exalted, O God" B. Chambers
The Presentation of the Colors
The Pledge of Allegiance
Hymn "America the Beautiful"
to Worship -
God of the sunlight, God of the sea,
GOD OF THE TWILIGHT, GOD OF THE TREE.
God of the midnight, God of the day,
GOD OF THE STARLIGHT, TEACH ME TO PRAY.
us be before our God in
Opening Prayer - A Celtic Prayer
O TREE OF LIFE, THE BLOSSOMS ON THE
BRANCHES ARE YOUR PEOPLE.
THE SINGING BIRDS ARE YOUR ANGELS,
THE WHISPERING BREEZE IS YOUR
O TREE OF LIFE, MAY THE BLOSSOMS
BRING FORTH THE SWEETEST FRUIT,
MAY THE BIRDS SING OUT THE HIGHEST
MAY YOUR SPIRIT COVER ALL WITH
GENTLE BREATH. AMEN.
LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.
CHRIST, HAVE MERCY ON US.
LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.
A Word of
Summary of God's
Law (Mk 12:29b-31)
This is the
THE LORD OUR GOD,
THE LORD IS ONE!
THEREFORE YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD
WITH ALL YOUR HEART,
WITH ALL YOUR SOUL,
WITH ALL YOUR MIND,
AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.
This is the
YOU SHALL LOVE
YOUR NEIGHBOR AS
is no greater commandment
Hymn of the Republic" Julia Ward Howe
THE WORD OF
Reading: "The Scout Law Prayer"
Our God makes us trustworthy for there are those who place their trust
MAKE US LOYAL, FOR THROUGH LOYALTY WE
REACH OUR HIGHEST IDEALS.
Teach us to be helpful, for through helpfulness we forget our
MAKE US FRIENDLY, FOR THERE ARE SO
MANY WHO NEED A FRIEND.
Train us in courtesy, for courtesy is the carpet on life's floor - it
deadens the sound of shuffling feet and adds warmth to silence.
MAKE US KIND, FOR KINDNESS IS THE OIL
IN THE COGS OF LIFE'S MACHINERY.
Insist upon our obedience, for the final victory comes only to the one
who obeys your will.
MAKE US CHEERFUL, FOR CHEERFULNESS IS
THE GREEN GRASS AMONG THE ROCKS IN THE PATH OF OUR LIVES.
Train us in thrift, for thrifty habits brighten our future.
MAKE US BRAVE. BRAVE IN THE DARK AND
BRAVE IN THE LIGHT.
Help us to be clean in thought, word and deed.
AND MAY WE REMEMBER THAT OUR BODIES
ARE HOLY TEMPLES NOT TO BE ABUSED OR USED TO HURT OTHERS.
Patri (Hymn No. 623)
All Christians are invited to join us in this affirmation:
TO THE FATHER
AND TO THE SON
AND TO THE HOLY GHOST.
AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING,
IS NOW AND EVER SHALL BE,
WORLD WITHOUT END,
Court of Honor Troop 20
Dominick LaRuffa - Life
Matt Delaney - Second
Steven Argo -
Chris Cox - Tenderfoot
Edward Maddalena -
Giancarlo Rindone -
Kenny Shields -
Matt Delaney -
Peace & Announcements
Hymn - "Kumbaya" (Come By Here)
Someone's Crying, Lord, Kumbaya... Someone Needs You, Lord, Kumbaya...
We Are Listening, Lord, Kumbaya... Kumbaya, My Lord, Kumbaya...
Marc Gross, Eagle Scout,
Troop 8, Messiah Lutheran Church, Staten Island
RESPONSE TO GOD
*The Doxology and
BE PRESENT IN
OUR MIDST, O LORD;
BE HERE AND EVERYWHERE ADORED;
THY CREATURES BLESS AND GRANT THAT WE
MAY FEAST IN FELLOWSHIP WITH THEE.
Memorial Candle Ceremony
There Be Peace on Earth"
"We Remember Them" -
We respond: WE
*Please stand if you are
- 8th February 2004