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 2023/2024:
Rooted and Grounded
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, … to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.
Ephesians 3:17-18 (NIV)
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Cadet Sunday Litany 2023-2024
LEADER: This year’s Cadet theme is “Rooted and Grounded”, based on Ephesians 3:17-18. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.
We as Cadets are committed to being rooted and grounded in our faith in God. In the following litany, we will look at our foundation in Christ and the extent of His love for us.
CADETS: We need to have Christ as our basis for living.
CONGREGATION: Blessed is the one . . . whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. Psalm 1:1-2
CADETS: Good roots will allow us to grow strong and prosper.
CONGREGATION: That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither – whatever they do prospers. Psalm 1:3
CADETS: We need to allow the love of Christ to become our foundation.
CONGREGATION: Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Matthew 7:24
CADETS: Trusting in God’s love will give us strength.
CONGREGATION: There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, 1 John 4:18
CADETS: God’s love is wide enough to cover everyone in the world.
CONGREGATION: There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28
CADETS: God’s love is so long it has no beginning or end.
CONGREGATION: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1
CADETS: The extent of God’s love has no limit.
CONGREGATION: For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; Psalm 103:11
CADETS: No matter how low we may feel, God is still there with us.
CONGREGATION: If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. Psalm 139:8
LEADER: As our theme verse was Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians, may it also be our prayer for the Cadets.
CONGREGATION: And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.
Song Suggestions for Cadet Sunday 2023-2024
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 “Rooted and Grounded” theme. 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.
Suggestions will be listed when available.
Familiar to Young Children
Deep and Wide – Sidney Cox
He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands – Afro-American spiritual
Jesus Loves Me – Anna Bartlett Warner
My God is So Great (So Strong and So Mighty) – unknown
The Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock – Ann Omley
Abide With Me – Henry Francis Lyte
And Can It Be – Charles Wesley
Be Thou My Vision – Mary E. Byrne
O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High – Thomas A. Kempis
O Worship the King All Glorious Above – Robert Grant
Some Day – Charles Albert Tindley
There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy – Frederick William Faber
The Church’s One Foundation – S. J. Stone
What Wondrous Love is This – Anonymous
10,000 Reasons – Matt Redman
How Deep the Father’s Love for Us – Stuart Townend
In Christ Alone – Stuart Townend
My Lighthouse – Rend Collective
This I Believe (The Creed) – Hillsong Worship
Who Am I – Casting Crowns
Who You Say I Am – Hillsong Worship
You Say – Lauren Daigle
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.