Chaplain Morrison (aettch@EMAIL.GRAFENWOEHR.ARMY.MIL)
Wed, 21 Aug 1996 10:32:30 -0400
Tried to send this msg to Charles personally, but couldn't get through.
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Chaplain Morrison)
>Subject: Worship Service
>Scouting is not a religion - or at least it never was meant to be.
Therefore, >I think it is appropriate to conduct a service which is broadly
evangelical >(this can be done even in a way which would not offend Jewish
participants). >Begin by highlighting the point of the law that a scout is
reverent, and which >emphasizes nature as evidence of the Creator.
>The book of psalms is a good place to go for themes. Psalm 8, 23, 51 are
good >places to start. These passages point out that God is great and
majestic (8), >that he cares for his "sheep" (23), and that we need to see
our sin, repent, >and be forgiven in order to have a right relationship to
the great Creator God >(51).
>Psalm 95:1-7 (or Psalm 100) is a good call to worship.
>Psalm 103:8-12 is appropriate for an assurance of pardon to follow an act
>Jude vv 24-25 or Numbers 6:24-26 are good for a benediction at the end of
>Let me add that trying to satisfy everyone is impossible if you still
>intend to retain true worship as seen by the majority of religiously active
>members of your Pack or Troop. Somewhat LESS than 10% of the population in
the >US is Muslim, Hindu, or some other group which does NOT fit in the
Judeo- >Christian tradition.
>Hope this info is of some help to you.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City