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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.

This worship service is heavily influenced by that season’s theme.

Cadets Theme for 2021/2022:

Theme Verse

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

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Sermon Bits and Pieces

These sermon notes are a collection of bits and pieces that you can use in the construction of a Cadet Sunday sermon.

Cadet Sunday – Cadet Week

Cadet Sunday Litany 2021-2022

(based on Psalm 23, Joshua 1:9, Philippians 4:13)

Leader: This year’s Cadet theme is “God’s In Control”. God’s in control of our daily provisions. God’s in control of our present and our future. God’s in control, in powerful ways, of every Cadet club around the world. God’s in control of the relationships being built between counselors and cadets as they together learn what it means to be Living for Jesus.

Leader: The Lord is my shepherd, I Iack nothing.

Cadets/Congregation: God’s in Control.

Leader: He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.

Cadets/Congregation: Be strong and courageous.

Leader: He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake.

Cadets/Congregation: Do not be afraid.

Leader: Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Cadets/Congregation: Do not be discouraged.

Leader: You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Cadets/Congregation: For the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Leader: Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Cadets/Congregation: God’s in Control.

Leader: In all areas of our lives; in the good times and in our struggles each of us can boldly say…

Cadets/Congregation: God’s in Control.

Leader: When I feel weak and that I can’t go on. When I feel afraid, and don’t want to take the next step. When I am discouraged and wonder why God has these plans for me. I need to refocus on God’s promises and remember …

Cadets/Congregation: God’s in Control, and I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Song Suggestions 
for Cadet Sunday 2021-2022

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 God is in control. 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

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands – traditional children’s song
Trust and Obey – John H. Sammis
Be Still and Know That I Am God – traditional children’s song

Traditional Songs/Hymns

A Mighty Fortress is Our God – Martin Luther; Frederick Henry Hedge
Be Still, My Soul – Kathrina von Schlegel
He Leadeth Me – Joseph H. Gilmore
How Firm a Foundation – K.
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise – Walter C. Smith
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms – Elisha Hoffman
My Hope is Built on Nothing Less – Edward Mote
O God, our Help in Ages Past – Isaac Watts
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty – Joachim Neander
The Lord’s My Shepherd / Psalm 23 – various arrangements
‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus – Louisa M. R. Stead
When Peace, Like a River – Horatio Spafford


Behold Our God – Jonathan Baird, Meghan Baird, Ryan Baird, Stephen Altrogge
Christ Our Hope in Life and Death – Keith & Kristyn Getty, Matt Papa
Cornerstone – Hillsong
God is in Control – Twila Paris
In Christ Alone – Keith Getty, Stuart Townend
In Control – Hillsong
Oceans – Hillsong
One Thing Remains – Brian Johnson, Jeremy Riddle, Christa Black Gifford
There is a Hope – Stuart Townend
Trust in You – Lauren Daigle
Thy Will – Hillary Scott

Cadet Sunday – Cadet Week


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.