Our meeting this Sunday morning will be led by Major Ian Payne
10am ‘See the Difference you can Make…….
….When I Change Today is Salvation Day
At 4pm with have “Music with the Band” Where our Band under the leadership of Bandmaster Nigel Lockwood
Luke 19: 10
Jesus said, “Today is salvation day in this home!
Here he is: Zacchaeus, son of Abraham!
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Extracts from our Newsletter
Chatham Citadel Corps
Major Ian F Payne
Corps Website: www.chathamsa.org.uk
3rd March 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.
I trust that you have all had a good week. This morning I am looking at Zacchaeus, a well known character in the New Testament and one that many of you could strike up the chorus, ‘…. Zacchaeus was a very little man, and a very little man was he……’ well it is more than about the chorus this morning that I am looking at: ‘See the Difference I can make…….When I change…Today is Salvation Day’.
Who likes Change? What can we Change? Why Change? ……How do those thoughts reflect your current spiritual life at present. What is it that enables you to have that daily walk with God, that gives you that feeling of belonging, of wanting to discover more – well maybe through Zacchaeus’ example we may discover more this morning.
Tonight, we look forward to the Band leading our 4pm worship. I am sure it will be a time of reflection, challenge and good music.
May God bless us all as we worship today in Spirit and in Truth.
God Bless Chatham Citadel Corps today
FLOWERS – We are grateful 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.
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.
London Landmarks Half Marathon
Adam Collins writes…… Hi Everyone, I’m running in the London Landmarks Half Marathon 24th March in memory of my Dad who I lost in 2016 to Parkinson’s. They are my chosen charity. As of yet, there is no cure for this horrendous disease but with more research we are stepping closer to one. If you could donate anything to this worthy charity that would be amazing and help Parkinson’s UK find a cure.
Who is Adam I hear you ask? He sits downstairs with his wife Jenny and Baby George. He will take sponsorship in an envelope which can be passed to the CO.
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.
Please let Jean know of any urgent prayer requests for the supportive prayers of the Prayer Chain. Email her on firstname.lastname@example.org or text on 07787718273.
Prayers can also be put in the Prayer Box at the back of the Hall. They will be added to the prayer book and prayed for on Friday.
We will have the Divisional Leaders, Majors Mark & Linda Herbert leading our Easter Weekend. NB You need to book the Seder Meal with the CO, numbers limited.
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.
Very grateful to those who have made a donation to the Cooker Appeal. So far we have received £1,880 with a further £1,300 pledged, so if you would still like to contribute, please pass your gift to the CO or CT. Remember your gift can be Gift Aided. Again thank you.
Dragon Boat Race 26th May Chatham Docks
Chatham Citadel are entering a team into the Rotary Club Dragon Boat race on Sunday 26th May – If you want to be part of the team add your name to the list on the Notice Board – minimum age is 14 and no previous experience is necessary. Further details see the CO.
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)
YP Workers Retreat
NEXT SUNDAY (10rd March)
10am See the Difference I can Make……When I Listen!
4pm Songs and Stories
We can be forgiven of our sins! That’s great. We can be purified of any stain from sin!! That’s incredible. But only because of God’s grace and his willingness to give us the perfect sacrifice for our sins.
Tuesday 5th March Philippians 1:29
It has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him.
When we read the book of Acts, we find the disciples overjoyed at suffering “for the sake of the name.” Jesus’ followers consider it a privilege and not just a hardship. The truth of our commitment is often best shown to the skeptical when we are “under fire.”
Wednesday 6th March Psalms 62:7
My salvation and my honour depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Who we are, what becomes of us in life, is in God’s hands. We cannot purchase or achieve lasting honour for ourselves without his blessing. We cannot secure the future or our safety without his protection and blessing. The basis of all achievement and glory is dependent upon us placing our lives in his care.
Thursday 7th March 1 Timothy 2:5-6
There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men.
We do not need another person, no matter how mighty, pious, or special, to intercede for us before God. As his children, we can go freely, knowing that God himself has provided the perfect mediator between us and himself. That mediator alone is head of the church and chief priest before God for us. His name is Christ Jesus, our Lord.
Friday 8th March 2 Corinthians 5:21
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Righteousness! That’s what we are. God’s righteousness. We are the testimony of how holy, just, and gracious he truly is, because in Jesus, we are his righteousness!
Saturday 9th March Isaiah 53:3-4
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely, he took up our infirmities and he carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.
Jesus was everything and became nothing and we didn’t notice what he did for us. We just assumed he deserved it, and so we did not repent. But there was something about that sacrificial story that grabbed our hearts and called us home. We found in him not only a Saviour, but a servant.
Sunday 10th March Isaiah 53:5-6
He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
I don’t know how Jesus could stand up under its weight. He had my sin, your sin, our sin, placed upon him so we would not have to bear the consequences of it. But in that sacrifice, as horrible as it was, we find ourselves healed, cured of the most awful disease, a sin-sick soul. In its place, he has left us a transforming peace.