October 8, 2026
Oh Great Spirit,
As we gather together in this space and time,
We give you thanks for fellowship and family.
We ask that you strengthen and guide us
That you fill us with your peace and love
So that as we journey onwards.
We would pour out your love and grace to others.
My country, ’tis of Thee,
Sweet Land of Liberty
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims’ pride,
From every mountain side
Let Freedom ring.
Our father’s God to, Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright
With freedom’s holy light;
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God, our King!
CALL TO PRAYER: Greenville Kleiser
God of the sunlight, God of the Sea,
God of the Twilight, God of the tree,
God of the midnight, God of the day,
God of the starlight, teach me to pray
RESPONSIVE READING: “The Scout Law”
(As prompted, recite each point of
the Scout Law waiting
in-between for the leaders reading)
A Scout is Trustworthy,
A Scout is Loyal,
A Scout is Helpful,
A Scout is Friendly,
A Scout is Courteous,
A Scout is Kind,
A Scout is Obedient,
A Scout is Cheerful, A Scout is
A Scout is Brave,
A Scout is Clean,
A Scout is Reverent.
He is reverent to God,
He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others
in matters of custom and religion
Please observe a brief time of silence
HYMN: America the Beautiful
O beautiful for spacious
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!
Reflections from the Worship Leader
Reading: THE BOY
SCOUT OATH: J. S. Kinard
(As prompted, please recite the words in bold font waiting in
between for the leaders reading)
An Oath is a promise or pledge, a declaration of intent, a
sacred commitment to a worthy cause. The legendary Knights of the round table
took an oath to protect the weak, defend honor, and establish civil order.
Their word became their bond and held them first to duty.
There is a modern parallel to these knights of old, a
present-day brotherhood of boys, of men, of women who bind themselves to honor
and to duty with the taking of an oath – the Boy Scout Oath.
ON MY HONOR – Begins the pledge, a call to personal integrity and
personal honesty which are only found in purity of heart.
I WILL DO MY BEST, – My best, not what is
convenient or acceptable under the circumstances, but one’s best, unequaled,
the highest standard of performance.
TO DO MY DUTY: To be at my post regardless of sacrifice or cause,
disregarding danger or ridicule. …
TO GOD: to truth, to conscience, to the divine spark which inhabits the human
AND MY COUNTRY: My country, bought and paid for with the blood of friends
and ancestors; a duty for a debt, which must be pain:
AND TO OBEY THE SCOUT LAW – a law which is based on honesty, virtue, and
strength of character;
TO KEEP MYSELF PHYSICALLY STRONG – because I know that the body and
the spirit are one, and to diminish physical strength is to decrease spiritual
MENTALLY AWAKE – mentally alive, mentally challenged, always seeking ever
wanting to know and understand.
AND MORALLY STRAIGHT – Regardless of what others say or even what they do, I will
value virtue, for virtue is power, an unseen force that moves men as well as
This then is the Boy Scout Oath, a promise with manly principles of good
intent. It is a universal pledge for all who are duty-bound, for all who would
HYMN: God Bless America by Erving Berlin
God Bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her,
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam,
God bless America, My home sweet home.
Let us great one
another in friendship and fellowship as we depart to serve.
Thank you all for attending and doing your Duty to God.
Chaplin: Randy La Rosa
MassJam Religious Coordinator: Ken Lee