Theme for 2017 / 2018
God Seeking Us
Theme Verse for 2017 / 2018
For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them. Ezekiel 34:11
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Scripture quoted from Ezekiel 34:11-12, 31, Deuteronomy 31:6, Psalm 95:7
Leader: No matter where we go, we know that God is seeking us.
Cadets/Counselors: We are thankful to God for His watchful care.
Leader: No matter what we do, we know that God is seeking us.
Congregation: We are thankful to God for His watchful care.
Leader: Over 2500 years ago God spoke to the prophet Ezekiel, giving him words to relay to God’s people. “For this is what the Sovereign Lord says, I myself will search for my sheep and look after them.”
Cadets/Counselors: We are grateful to be considered God’s sheep and to have Him look after us.
Leader: “As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so I will look after my sheep.”
Congregation: We are grateful to be considered God’s sheep and to have Him look after us.
Leader: “I will rescue them from all the places where they are scattered on a day of clouds and darkness.”
Cadets/Counselors: We are assured that no matter how bad things may seem, we are sheltered by God’s protective hand.
Leader: “You are my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, and I am your God, declares the Sovereign Lord.”
Congregation: We are assured that no matter how bad things may seem, we are sheltered by God’s protective hand.
Leader: We know that God is all-powerful and that nothing can harm us. “Be strong and courageous… for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Congregation: “For he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.”
Leader: May we always remember that God is seeking us and God is with us forevermore. May we, as His sheep, each live a life worthy of God’s calling. (optional) Together, as an expression of our desire to live such a life, let us sing the Cadet Hymn: “Living For Jesus.”
Song Suggestions for Cadet Sunday
Below are some suggestions for songs (and the writer or artist) that fit this year’s theme. There are many other songs that can help relay the message that God, as our shepherd, is looking for us.
The Lord is My Shepherd • Psalm 23 Various versions
Constant One • Kyle Lee, Phillip Larue, Lauren Gruber, Steffany Gretzinger, Amanda Cook
Jesus Tender Shepherd Hear Me • Mary Duncan
Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us • Dorothy Thrupp
All Creatures of Our God and King • William Draper, Francis of Assisi
O Day of Rest and Gladness • Christopher Wordsworth
O Worship the King • Robert Grant, William Croft, Dan Galbraith
Savior Who Thy Flock Art Feeding • William Muhlenberg
What A Friend We Have in Jesus • Mary Kay Henderson, Brad Henderson, Joseph Scriven
Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling • Will L Thompson
You Never Let Go • Matt Redman
Dwell • Aaron Keys
Good Shepherd of My Soul • Keith Getty, Stuart Townend
The Lord’s My Shepherd (Angel of the Lord) • Miriam Webster
All the Way My Savior Leads Me • Fanny Crosby, Chris Tomlin
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing • Robert Robinson, Martin Madan
Lead Me, Guide Me • Doris Akers
I Want Jesus to Walk With Me • African-American spiritual
You Are My Hiding Place • Michael Ledner, Selah
Trust in You • Lauren Daigle
Forever • Chris Tomlin
Good Good Father • Pat Barrett, Anthony Brown
Great Is Thy Faithfulness • Thomas Chisholm
I Sought the Lord, and Afterward I Knew • Anonymous
Pursue Me • Ben Cantelon, Dani Hogger, Jason Ingram, Luke Hellebronth
Never Gonna Let Me Go • Aaron Shust, Benji Cowart
Give Thanks • Don Moen
Alternative version of Living for Jesus
General Information on Cadet Sunday/Cadet Week
There are many ways to keep your Cadet club in the minds and hearts of your congregation and community. Promoting your Cadet ministry should be an on-going project, (things like Cadet bulletin boards in the back of church or clean-up days around the church and community) but the organization does provide some material and information to help you give special emphasis to the Cadeting ministry.
Cadet Week and Cadet Sunday: Traditionally, Cadet Sunday is the last Sunday in the month of January and Cadet Week is the week leading up to that Sunday. Of course, if these dates don’t work for church you are free to schedule Cadet Sunday and Cadet Week at a better time.
During Cadet Week your club is encouraged to get families involved by having families visit your club or have fund raising events. The week culminates in Cadet Sunday where the boys of the club participate in a worship service. Participation can take many forms — such as reciting the Landmarks or singing the Cadet hymn in front of the congregation or performing a short drama that presents the theme for the Cadet season. Again, be creative in your approach so that those worshipping with you will remember your boys and the Cadet program.