Sunday 2nd February 2020
This morning our meeting will be led by Major Ian Payne
10 am – What does Jesus look like to you?
Please come and join us if you can
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We have no evening meeting at the hall this week , however at
4pm at the William Booth College we have the
Installation of Lt Col Judith M Payne , as the
This will be supported by Chatham Band
Please find extracts from the Corps newsletter below which includes information about the event
‘Chatham SA striving in 2020 for 2020’
Welcome to Chatham Salvation Army, a Christian fellowship where we are attempting to bring ‘Christ to people and people to Christ’.
My grateful thanks to CSM Tim Scott for leading worship last week. On Monday when I logged onto the Corps Website and read through the report of the morning, I was a little jealous not to have been receiving a great word from God as you all did. We are all aware that it was Tim’s last Sunday as Corps Sergeant Major, a post he has held faithfully for 13 years, and I have been very grateful for his support and counsel on my period of office.– Thank you, Tim, and God bless you in the next part of your journey wherever that will take you?
This morning we will be sharing together under the thoughts of ‘What does Jesus look like to you? Last week Judith and I were privileged to stand and admire many masterpieces of art, many depicting Jesus, and it gave me this thought, which we will explore this morning.
This afternoon we will be at the William Booth College to witness the new Training Principal, Lt Col Judith M Payne being installed. Also, Chatham Band have been invited to be a part of this great occasion. Please pray for Judith as she takes up this role.
God Bless Chatham Corps
God Bless you all
Ian F Payne – Major
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.
Your prayers are needed for all those in our Corps fellowship. There are many who have health/age related problems and others who are finding life difficult at the moment.
Please continue to pray that God will bless all the efforts that are made to ensure people who come to the Foodbank have their needs provided for. We thank God for the volunteers working in the Foodbank.
We pray for the parent and toddler groups which function as part of the Corps – both the clients and staff of Mainly Music and Mummy and Me.
We pray supportive prayers for both Lt. Col. Judith Payne as she takes up her new position as Principal of the William Booth College, and for Major Ian as he continues to work for us as Chatham Corps Officer. God bless them both in this time of change.
Please use the Prayer Book upstairs in the Prayer corner to list any specific prayer requests.
Please let Jean know of any urgent prayer requests for the supportive prayers of the Prayer Chain. Email her on email@example.com 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.
THIS WEEK AT THE HALL
MONDAY 3rd 10am – 1pm Employment + 10:30 – 1pm Medway Foodbank
10am Mainly Music
10am – 1pm Monday cafe
3pm-5pm NRS Club 6pm Beavers & Cubs 7:30pm Scouts & Explorers
6:30 YP Band & Learners 7:00pm L.I.F.E. Dinner
8pm Senior Band
9:30am Medway Language Sch
8pm Bible Study TE Tony Mc
THURSDAY 6th 6:15pm Singing Company
12 Noon Prayer Fellowship
10:30 – 1pm Foodbank
10am Mummy & Me
NEXT SUNDAY 9th February
10am ‘Self denial or Denial self’
10:30 Sunday School
1pm Band Learners
5pm Meditation on the Psalms
Forthcoming Sundays at 5pm
Feb 9th Meditation on the Psalms
Feb 16th No Meeting
Feb 23rd Songs & Their Stories – No Sections
March 1st Holiness Meeting – Band & Songsters
March 8th Around the Word – No Sections
March 15th An Evening with the Songsters
March 22nd World View of TSA No Sections
March 29th Divisional Youth Band Praise
Today will be the Installation of Lt. Colonel Judith Payne as Training Principal at the William Booth College at 4pm led by the Territorial Commander, Commissioner Anthony Cotterill. Chatham Band will be participating as well as Bromley Songsters.
If you wish to attend, a coach is available and has a few seats left. Let Major Ian know this morning. It will leave Chatham Hall at 1:45pm returning at approx. 8/8:30pm.
The return journey will cost approx. £8 per person. Lesley will be collecting the money on the coach. It would help to have the correct fare.
We are grateful to those who donate 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.
Congratulations to Rachel & Mark Johnson on the arrival of Isla Emilie and proud Grandparents, Carole & Adrian on their 3rd Grandchild. God bless Rachel & Mark and welcome Isla.
Next Bacon Butty Coffee Morning….
Is Saturday 7th March 10am – 12:30pm. Come and enjoy a Bacon Butty, scrumptious cakes and have a good old natter! BRING A FRIEND
Dragon Boat Race
After the fabulous success of our team last year at the Rotary Dragon Boat Race, I am looking for willing ‘paddlers’ again for this year on Sunday 24th May. I need at least 20 people. I will be approaching those who participated last year, but if you are interested please see Major Ian.
Monday Psalms 18:1-2
I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
We sing it and we say it in our public prayers: “Father, God, we love you.” But notice very carefully the beginning phrase of our verse. “I love you, O Lord…” Even in public, community worship, we are taught the importance of a personal expression of love to God. When is the last time you told the Creator of the universe, “I love you!”
Tuesday Psalms 33:4-5
The word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.
God is faithful. We can trust his promises to be kept and his purposes to be good. How do we know? The sunrise each morning is a reminder that the Father of heaven and earth is at work keeping his universe in working order. If it is true in nature, it is true in the spiritual realm as well. Greet each sunrise as a reminder of God’s faithfulness.
Wednesday Proverbs 21:21
He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity, and honour.
Isn’t it funny that when we set off to find happiness or joy or significance or meaning, we seldom find it. Instead, when we offer to serve others and give ourselves wholeheartedly to the Lord and His work, it is then that we find what we most need.
Thursday Psalms 97:10
Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
Hate — what a bold and powerful word. We must not hate people. We must hate evil. It’s a tough combination to pull off, but absolutely vital. Evil is here because of the Evil One — the champion of hate, lies, and death. So, when evil rears its ugly head, let’s be courageous and oppose Satan and his work. In the process, let’s pray for those trapped in its tentacles, even if they consider us enemies.
Friday Matthew 5:43-45
[Jesus said,] “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.”
We often talk about the privileges of being a child of God – forgiveness, salvation, a future in heaven with him, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and ultimate victory when Christ comes. One of the greatest privileges we get, however, is the opportunity to act toward those who dislike and hate us in a way that reflects the character of God himself. Anyone can return hate for hate, but it takes a child of God to return a blessing and a prayer for their enemies.
Saturday 2 Thessalonians 1:3
We ought always to thank God for you, brothers, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing.
“Increase my faith, O Lord.” “Increase my strength.” “Increase my wisdom.” We often pray for these things, but when is the last time you thanked God for your love increasing? Can you think of anything more exciting to say about your church than “The love every one of you has for each other is increasing!” Let’s pray and act to make it so!
Sunday 1 Corinthians 13:1-3
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love – in the week before Valentine’s Day we want to remember the real meaning of love. Without the motivation and expression of love, all “Christian” activities are more “activity” than Christian. Love is the expression of Christ’s character and presence in our lives through deeds done for others