Sunday Meetings 27th October

 

Our meetings today are at 10 am and 5 pm

The morning meeting will  be led by Major Ian  and is entitled

‘Who are you following and where are you going?’.

 

Our Evening meeting is an on the sofa with Billie-Jo 

Don’t forget the clocks go BACK this weekend

 

please come and join us

Here’s where we are:

   

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If you need further directions  click here  

 

Please find below excerpts from our newsletter

 

27th October 2019

Welcome to Chatham Salvation Army, a Christian fellowship where we are attempting to bring ‘Christ to people and people to Christ’.

After a resting holiday in Jersey, it is good to be back and my first note is to thank those who led morning worship over the past two weeks, namely, Paul Scoulding and TE Tony McClure. Your ministry is not taken for granted but gratefully received, God bless you.

This morning I am sharing under the title of ‘Who are you following and where are you going?’. We will look at the call of the disciples and what it was that compelled them to follow this man called Jesus, at a first conversation. In this world we are pulled in so many different directions and asked to travel on so many paths, how do we make the right decision, follow the right path and where does that fit into my everyday life and church?

Tonight, ‘On the Sofa’ we have a guest, Billie-Jo, from a Christian organization call ‘Home for Good’. Billie-Jo is from Chatham and will share her Life, Journey and Faith. She was not brought up in a Christian home but one that was very challenging. Come and hear an inspiring life story.

God bless Chatham Citadel Corps and the community we serve

God Bless you all

Ian F Payne – Major

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

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 pray that God will guide all those who are planning and organizing the Christmas events so that there will be an impact on our local community to bring God’s love to their hearts. This includes the Advent Christmas Hamper appeal.

Please use the Prayer Book upstairs in the Prayer corner to list any specific prayer requests.

 

 FLOWERS

We are grateful to all those who give 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.

THIS  WEEK AT THE HALL

MONDAY
10am – 1pm       Employment +
10:30 – 1pm       Medway Foodbank

10am                   Mainly Music

10 – 1.30pm       Community Cafe

3pm-5pm            NRS Club
6pm                     Beavers & Cubs
7:30pm               Scouts & Explorers

 

TUESDAY

6:30                     YP Band & Learners
7:00pm               L.I.F.E. Dinner

8pm                     Senior Band

 

WEDNESDAY

1:30                     Oasis Fellowship

8pm                     Bible Study


THURSDAY
6:15pm               Singing Company

8pm                     Songsters


FRIDAY

12 Noon              Prayer Fellowship

10:30 – 1pm      Foodbank

10am                   Mummy & Me

7pm                     Youff


NEXT SUNDAY 3rd November

10am         Corps Anniversary
Major Marion Parker

10:30         Sunday School

1pm           Band Learners

5pm           Major Marion ‘On the Sofa’

FOODBANK APPEAL

Medway Foodbank, of which we are a part, is desperately short of supplies. If all of us are able to bring two tins a week we have the potential of giving over 150 tins a week to this worthwhile project – a box in the foyer will be provided – Thanks for your support.

 

Coming Events

Saturday 2nd November

Bacon Butty and Natter morning in aid of the Homeless Dinner Life Project on Tuesday nights.

Sunday 3rd November

The 146th Anniversary of Chatham Citadel Corps will be led by Major Marian Parker (Worthing Citadel) at 10 am and at 5pm with an ‘On the Sofa’ with Major Marian.

Sunday 17th November

Mike Dare from the Church Army will be leading our morning worship. Mike is one of the team of church leaders in Chatham Town Centre focusing on Youth.

Christmas Day Volunteering

If you, (friends or neighbours) wish to volunteer for the Christmas Day programme of activities please see Major Ian or contact Grace, who is

co-ordinating the day on 07870 636451

 

DAILY READINGS

Monday1 Peter 2:15

It is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. 

What does the world most need to hear from me today? A life tuned to the melody of grace that I claim I believe. Doing good, being like Christ, is Peter’s answer to opposition, cynicism, and even persecution. We are free in Jesus, but being free means that we don’t have to pretentiously prove we are free. Instead, we can live for him who died to conquer death. He renounced absolute heavenly freedom so we could find it. We are free to serve others, and most of all to serve God.

 

Tuesday1 Peter 3:18

Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit.

Having stood over the open graves of friends, family members, and strangers, I know the appearance and feel of death’s finality and our human frailty. But Christ’s death is that great reminder that death is a matter of perspective and faith. I believe God raised Jesus from the dead and that he is the first fruits of those of us who believe in him. He is alive, not just in Spirit, but in bodily form and so we also will be!

 

Wednesday – Psalms 119:143

Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.

This verse is hard for me, because I know I am so blessed. Trouble and distress do not seem to be a part of my vocabulary right now.  But I know in many places in the world, this statement is true of Christians who are under attack and live under the threat of persecution and death.  But their love for God and their commitment to obedience is greater than Satan’s threats because God’s will is their delight.

 

 

 

 

Thursday – Psalms 119:18

Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.

From our perspective of grace, having been liberated from law-keeping as a means of justification and  righteousness, this is a very fitting prayer.  We can look around our world and see the anarchy and brutality when there is no principle of law undergirding the soul of a society.  God’s law provided so many wonderful blessings, and can still bless us today if we will let it.  But the greatest blessing of the O.T. Law is Jesus, in whom all of God’s promises find their fulfilment.

 

Friday – Psalms 119:105

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.

God’s promises, God’s Scripture, help us find our way in a pluralistic world of competing voices and lights our path in these times so given to cynicism and despair.  What great grace we have to know God’s will in our own words!

 

Saturday – John 17:17

Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.

God’s promises, God’s Scripture, and God’s clearest message of all, his Son, are truth.  But only the last of these is truth, grace, deliverer, friend, Lord, Saviour, brother, Redeemer…

 

Sunday – Psalms 1:1-2

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.  But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

I get to choose which sources of information I feed my mind.  But this privilege and freedom is also a responsibility.  God longs to bless me, but that blessing remains dormant until my heart delights in knowing and doing his will.

 

 

 

 

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