A SERVICE OF LIGHT
of the Heavenly Father") and pillar of fire by night. path; Holy Spirit!
(Suggestions: "Day is Done," "Abide with Me" or
Leader: Jesus Christ is the Light of the world,
Scouts: the light no darkness can overcome
Leader: Stay with us, Lord, for it is evening,
Scouts: and the day is almost over.
Leader: Let your light scatter the darkness,
Scouts: and illumine your Church.
Leader: We have come to the setting of the sun,
Scouts: and we look to the evening light.
Leader: Blessed are you, 0 Lord our God, king of the universe,
Scouts: who led your people Israel by a pillar of cloud by day
Scouts: may his Word be a lamp to our feet and a light to our
Scouts: and we, your creatures glorify you; Father, Son and
of the Heavenly Father")
and pillar of fire by night.
("All Praise to Thee" or another hymn may be sung)
Suggestions: I John 1:5-7 or Matthew 5:14-16
Scouts and scouters, in turn, share the name of their favorite Bible story, Scripture verse or hymn and its meaning for their life. A candle is lit after each sharing
Someone may read or deliver a devotional talk.
Lord, now let your servant go in peace; your Word has been fulfilled. My own
eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared in the sight of every
people: a light to reveal you to the nations and the glory of your people,
Israel. All: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it
was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
(Luther's Evening Prayer may be spoken)
The Lord's Prayer
The almighty and merciful Lord, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, bless
and preserve us.