Embracing a Reverent Scout Sunday at Litchfield Community Church

February 16, 2018

 

courtesy of Litchfield Community Church

“A Scout is reverent.” More than 60 people joined in supporting local Scouts on Sunday, Feb. 11, at the Litchfield Community Church Morning Service. Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Daisies, Brownies, and Eagle Scouts were accompanied by Scout leaders, parents, and members of the community.

The Scouts presented the colors, recited the Scout oath and law, and received merit badges for attending the service. Part of the service was adapted specifically to Scouts through a Scout Psalm 23, a Scout confession based on the Scout law, a Scout prayer, and a Scout benediction. The Scouts participated by serving as greeters, handing out bulletins, and collecting the morning offering. Scout Leader and Chaplain David Franklin opened the service with a greeting.

Scout Sunday is a long tradition, and Litchfield Community Church enthusiastically continued its yearly tribute to Scouts. Rev. Dr. Lori Wiley, pastor, gave the message, based on the Olympic Games, which were going on during New Testament times. The Apostle Paul worked as a tentmaker in Greece, making small tents for those needing a place to stay while attending the Olympic Games. As a sports enthusiast, Paul compared running an Olympic race to life, stating that we should run the race, keeping our eyes on the goal, to win the prize, which was a crown back then. Rev. Wiley challenged everyone to set goals for their lives. After the service, the Scouts, and others attending, enjoyed refreshments in the Fellowship Hall.

Boy Scout Troop 11, leaders and parents, meet quarterly in the Sanctuary of Litchfield Community Church for their Court of Honor, and this was their annual coming together with the congregation that sponsors them. Litchfield Community Church is the proud sponsor of Boy Scout Troop 11 and Cub Scout Troop 11.