Cadet Sunday – Cadet Week

Cadet Sunday - Cadet Week

A Sunday to Celebrate Cadets

Traditionally, Cadet Sunday is the last Sunday in the month of January and Cadet Week is the week leading up to that Sunday.

During Cadet Week your club is encouraged to get families involved through families visiting your club or fundraising events. On Cadet Sunday the boys of the club participate in a worship service.

Cadets Theme for 2020/2021:
DIVE INTO THE WORD

Theme Verse

I rejoice in your word like one who discovers a great treasure.
Psalm 119:162 (NLT)

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Cadet Sunday - Cadet Week

Cadet Sunday Litany

Depending on the size of your Cadet club, you may wish to have all previous cadets and counselors in the congregation join with the Cadets/Counselors for their parts.

Scripture passages are taken from the NIV.

You may wish to transition into having the entire congregation recite the Lord’s Prayer.

Leader: God’s plan for salvation has been given to us in His word, “written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” John 20:31

Cadets/Counselors: “I rejoice in your word like one who discovers a great treasure.” Psalm 119:162 (NLT)

Congregation: May each of us find great joy as we read God’s Word.

Leader: “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105

Cadets/Counselors: “I rejoice in your word like one who discovers a great treasure.”

Congregation: May each of us stay pure in obedience to God’s Word.

Leader: “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” Luke 11:28

Cadets/Counselors: “If you love me you will keep my commandments.” John 14:15 (RSV)

Congregation: May each of us know and keep God’s commandments for true living.

Leader: “The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.” Psalm 119:130

Cadets/Counselors: “I rejoice in your word like one who discovers a great treasure.”

Congregation: May each of us find truth and understanding in God’s Word.

Leader: “But the word of the Lord endures forever.” I Peter 1:25

Cadets/Counselors: “I rejoice in your word like one who discovers a great treasure.”

Congregation: May each of us keep God’s Word in our hearts for all the days of our lives.

Leader: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1

Cadets/Counselors: “I rejoice in your word like one who discovers a great treasure.”

Congregation: May each of us accept the Word, knowing He came “that [we] may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10

Song Suggestions 
for Cadet Sunday

Below are some suggestions for songs (and the writer or artist) that fit this year’s theme. The list is broken into three sections – familiar songs that even young children may know, traditional songs/hymns, and contemporary songs.
There are many other songs that can help relay the message that we should spend time in God’s Word. Try to pick your church’s favorite.
Reminder: being listed here does not give permission to print or project music, your church must still have the rights to do so.

Familiar to Young Children

Jesus Loves Me – traditional children’s song
Read your Bible, Pray Every Day – traditional children’s song
Seek Ye First the Kingdom – traditional
The B-I-B-L-E – traditional children’s song

Traditional Songs/Hymns

Be Thou My Vision – Dallan Forgaill
Blessed Jesus, at Your Word – words Tobias Clausritzer, music Johann R. Ahle
Father Speak Your Word Again – words by Ken Bible, tune Hendon
How Firm a Foundation – K.
How Shall the Young Direct Their Way
I Love to Tell the Story – words Catherine Hankey, music William G. Fisher
If You But Trust in God to Guide You – Georg Neumark
Lord, Speak to Me that I May Speak – words by France Havergal, music by Robert A. Schumann
Lord, We Hear Your Word with Gladness – words Margaret Clarkson, music, W. Moore
May the Mind of Christ, My Savior – words Kate B. Wilkinson, music A. Cyril Barham-Gould
O Word of God Incarnate – words by William W. How, music by Felix Mendelssohn
Take Time to be Holy – words by William D. Longstaff, music by George C. Stebbins

Contemporary

Ancient Words – Lynn DeShazo
Every Promise – Keith Getty, Stuart Townend
Good Good Father – Chris Tomlin
I’m Listening – Chris McClarney, Josh Bronleewe, Benji Cowart
Show Us Christ – Doug Plank, Bob Kauflin
Speak, O Lord – Keith Getty, Stuart Townend
Thy Word – Amy Grant
Will You Not Listen – Michael Card
The Word is Alive – Casting Crowns, Mark Hall, Steven Curtis Chapman
Word of God – Brenton Brown
Word of God Speak – MercyMe
Your Word – Hillsong Worship, Chris Davenport

Cadet Sunday - Cadet Week

Hymn

Living for Jesus

Living for Jesus a life that is true,
Striving to please Him in all that I do;
Yielding allegiance, glad-hearted and free,
This is the pathway of blessing for me.

O Jesus, Lord and Savior, I give myself to Thee,
For Thou, in Thy atonement, Didst give Thyself for me;
I own no other Master, My heart shall be Thy throne;
My life I give, henceforth to live, O Christ for Thee alone.