The Boy Scouts from Troop 479, along with some of their leaders, provided the morning worship service Feb. 3 during Boy Scout Sunday at the China Baptist Church.

The Scouts, under the leadership of Scoutmaster Scott Adams, have taken part in Scout Sunday Worship service for the more than 26 years. Very few Boy Scout troops in the Kennebec Valley District are provided this opportunity.

The Scouts were invited to prepare most of the worship service by the Rev. Ronald Morrell.

Under Morrell’s direction and with assistance from Troop Committee member Ron Emery, the worship service gave each of the Scouts a chance to participate in the Sunday morning worship, as follows: Call to Worship, Scout Aiden Pettengill; Invocation and the Lord’s Prayer, Scout Rémy Pettengill; Responsive Reading, Scout Hunter Praul; Preparation for Prayer, Scouter Tucker Leonard; Pastoral Prayer, Scouter Lee Pettengill; Children Message “The Pledge of Allegiance” by Scouter Ron Emery; Offering by Scouts Sam Boynton, Ayden Newell, Aiden Pettengill and Rémy Pettengill; Prayer of Thanksgiving and Dedication, Scout Sam Boynton; a Psalm for Scouts and Scouters by Scout Ayden Newell; Message by Morrell and Benediction by Michael Boostedt.

Music was provided by the senior choir. Greeters were Ayden Newell, Cameron Rossignol and Bryson Pettengill.

The twelfth point of the Scout Law, a Scout is Reverent, was exemplified by the Scouts.

A large congregation, including boys and leaders in uniforms, attended the Sunday service. The China Baptist Church sponsors Boy Scout Troop 479. Fellowship hour was hosted by Troop 479 in the vestry.

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