Our only meeting this Sunday 24 th February 2019 is at 10 am
Led by Major Ian F Payne
Week 2 Self Denial Appeal
10am ‘See the Difference you can Make…….
After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.
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Extract from our Newsletter
Chatham Citadel Corps
Major Ian F Payne
Corps Website: www.chathamsa.org.uk
24th February 2019
Welcome to Chatham Salvation Army, a Christian fellowship where we are attempting to bring ‘Christ to people and people to Christ’.
Good Morning Chatham, if you are attending our worship for the first time, please do feel welcome and do ask if there is anything you wish to know – may you feel and know something of the presence of God today as you worship with us.
This morning we are to have an International feel to our worship, with guests from Norway and Africa, all adding to the vibrancy and cultural mix of our worship – May not be what you are use to – but then what are you use too? – but I am sure we will have a wonderful morning of worship, challenge and blessing.
As part of the meeting we will have the 2nd film relating to our Self Denial Appeal, this week from Jamaica, The Salvation Army School for the Blind and Impaired. This gives us an opportunity to look at the Army’s work around the world and consider our financial giving to the same through our Altar Service, which will be held on Sunday 24th March, your envelopes will be available for your gift from this week – this will fit perfectly into our International theme this morning.
Tonight there is no evening meeting as many are away as it is half term, but The International Staff Band are at Bromley with a programme at 4pm.
May God bless us all as we worship today in Spirit and in Truth.
God Bless Chatham Citadel Corps today.
FLOWERS – We are grateful to Doreen Scott for the flowers which adorn our hall. (Thanks to Joan for arranging them). Please add your name to the list of dates on the notice-board if you wish to donate flowers.
Please pray this prayer:
Father God, I pray for my church today, that you will fill each of us with your joy and peace, and that, in our worship, our fellowship and mission, we will overflow with hope, by the power of your Holy Spirit, in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen
PARKING OUTSIDE THE HALL
Can I respectfully ask those with Blue Badges to not park immediately outside the front doors of the Hall on the roadside. Please drop off your passengers then park on the cobbles behind the hall displaying your blue badge.
Every week the meetings are recorded and sent out to those who are unable to attend – I am grateful to Lisa Davis who carries out this important ministry. I thought to highlight this fact as there may be others who you know and who could benefit from this service. Please speak with Lisa.
Coffee Morning and Sale Sat 2nd March
If you would like at Table at this sale on the 2nd March please see Marjory. Tables will be provided and they will be 50% per taking of the table. There will be limited space so First come First Served. All monies going to the Corps Cooker Fund.
As you are aware our cooker was PTG on Christmas Day, we are now raising funds to replace the cooker and other equipment in the kitchen, which will cost Circa £7,000 – We would be grateful for donations to off-set this amount. The Major is actively seeking external funding. Thank you in anticipation of your generosity. Please pass your gift to CT, CS or CO clearly marked Cooker Fund.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
You will be aware that after over 70 years living in Chatham Ken Lloyd is moving to Worthing to be nearer family – We will be having a Songs of Praise Evening for him in March, watch this space. His new address is:
Available through the Corps
THIS WEEK AT THE HALL
10am Mainly Music
10am – 1pm Coffee & Chat
10am – 1pm One2One
10:30 – 1pm Medway Foodbank
1:30pm Bible Study
6pm Beavers & Cubs
7:30pm Scouts & Explorers
1pm Youth Care Medway
6:30 YP Band & Learners
8pm Senior Band
7:00pm L.I.F.E. Dinner
8pm Bible Study – Rich Ruler
7pm Armada Spasy
6:15pm Young People’s
10am Mummy & Me
12 Noon Prayer Fellowship
10:30 – 1pm Foodbank
7:30pm Youff (Youth Club)
10am Coffee Morning
7pm Quiz Night (Strood)
for the Scouts
NEXT SUNDAY (3rd March)
10am See the Difference I can Make……when I change!
4pm Music with the Band
Monday 25th Feb Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Hope and joy and peace sound terrific! Two things are vital for this to be a part of our lives. First, we must trust God to meet our needs and get us to where we need to be. Second, we expect the power of the Holy Spirit to bless us and empower us with God’s qualities.
Tuesday 26th Feb Galatians 5:22-23
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.
A lot of different religious groups will give you all sorts of ways to know whether or not you have the Holy Spirit. Jesus has one simple answer: “by their fruit you will know them.” Paul gives us the definition of holy fruit. Say them out loud and ask the Lord to make it true in you: LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS, SELF-CONTROL.
Wednesday 27th Feb 1 Peter 2:2-3
Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
Salvation is such a precious thing! But like a newborn baby, we become obnoxious or sick if we stay in the same place we were spiritually when we were saved! Read Hebrews 6 and see what God has to say about remaining immature! We must really want to grow. We must crave what is good and what builds us up. What are you going to do today to satisfy your spiritual appetite?
Thursday 28th Feb Jeremiah 17:7-8
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought.
Trust. Can we trust in God? Is the Lord faithful? While we may wish to have been alive when Jesus walked the earth or Jeremiah spoke fearlessly God’s hard truth, we are especially blessed to be alive today. We stand at the end of an incredible stream of God work and know him to be profoundly faithful to his people. We can launch out into the future with boldness because we know, as Psalm 139 says, God is there!
Friday 1st March Ephesians 6:10-11
Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armour of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
Many of the struggles in our lives are not mere accidents! In fact, many of them are not put there by God. Our challenges often come from the hand of our enemy, Satan. He always prowls around looking for the best scheme to knock us out of our commitment to, and relationship with, the Lord. Placing ourselves firmly in the hands of the Lord and using his tools of warfare will help us defeat our enemy, who has already been
humiliated by Jesus and the cross.
Saturday 2nd March James 1:12
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive he crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
Only Christians win at life. That’s because none of us have the power to hold back our greatest enemy, death. But when we have persevered, we are given the ultimate victory, LIFE that will not end.
Sunday 3rd March Romans 6:23
The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
When we get death for sin, we’re only being paid what we’re owed — sin is rebellion against the God who loves us and gave us his most precious gift to redeem us from sin! But God’s gift is free — eternal life in Jesus Christ. He gave it without our assurance of following.