Monday Spot 9th March 2020

Our Meeting this morning was led by Major Ian Payne

Following the notices from the CSM , Major Ian delivered a statement on the Salvation Army position on the Corona Virus , and the practical steps we can all take. The Army has a small group monitoring the situation and if the situation changes we will be advised.


Our first song of the morning was

Song              365         He is the Lord

Tune       826         Show your power

followed by

Song              771         Lord I Pray that

Tune       333         I surrender all

The Singing Company song this morning was  – Don’t You Know It’s Time to Praise The Lord , and it was the first time Singing out for Vanessa Jakaj


Scripture Reading    1 Samuel 3:1-21

Due to some technical issues the next song 784  –   Prayer is the Souls sincere desire  –  was read , with verses read by Marjory Hudson, Sue Willard,Estelle Clack, Marylynne , and Nigel Lockwood

The Songsters message for the morning was the Song ” Your Light ”

The Message          ‘Powerful Prayer’  Major Ian F Payne

Major Ian spoke of how prayer is one of the most powerful tools God gave us, and that knowing how to pray is not always easy. The disciples knew the Torah very well , but they asked Jesus to teach them how to pray .The Lords Prayer was discussed , and the fact that it’s not meant to be a Ritualistic saying , but a teaching

Our final two songs of the morning were

Song              782         Pass me not

Tune       302         “        “


Song              775         Master Speak

Tune       361         Blanwern




Sunday 5pm

Dedication of Reggie Wilkinson

The introductory music  by the YP Band was  “We are on the Lords Side ”

Following the Welcome & Introduction our first song of the afternoon was

Song   8                      Come let us all unite

Tune   239                 God is Love

The YP Band played for us , the tune ” Majesty, Worship his Majesty” which was a great sounding arrangement

The Bible Reading reading was Psalm 139  13-17

The Singing Company sang this Little Child


Dedication Ceremony

Film                            For this Child – This was a song chosen by Karen Wilkinson

We Celebrated the Dedication of   Reggie Mark Charles John Wilkinson, who was with

Parents:                    Gary & Karen

Siblings:                     Beckie, Scarlett, Tiffiny, Abbie, Gary Jnr.

Ceremony under the Flag

Reggie Wilkinson Dedication












Presentation of Certificates –  Dedication & Cradle Roll

The Singing Company sang again , this time singing  “Take my Life & Let it be ”

our final song of the Afternoon was

Song   261                 Lord the Light of your Love

Tune   822                 Shine Jesus Shine


The Benediction was given by Major Ian , and following the meeting many of the Corps joined with Reggies  family  for fellowship and lots of food in the Bradbury room

Please find an extract of the Corps Newsletter


Welcome to Chatham Salvation Army, a Christian fellowship where we are attempting to bring ‘Christ to people and people to Christ’. Good morning and welcome to worship today. How’s praying for your street going – please do share stories of conversations etc. Following the theme of the past weeks about our personal spiritual journey, your street, your giants, your holiness, today I focus on powerful prayer. In this busy, hectic lifestyle that we all lead, when do we take time to step aside, be alone, have that quality time with God which is the most important function of every growing Christian. Our example was set by Jesus. ‘Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed’ (Luke 5:16). When do we ever withdraw for quality time with Jesus? May this morning help our thinking in this aim. At 5pm we have the dedication service of Reggie Wilkinson, supported by the Young People’s music sections. Come and join this great celebration and support friends who attend this place. Today at 9:45am, I, with my Leadership Team, will be in the Bradbury Room praying for the meeting. You are welcome to join us. God Bless Chatham Corps as we worship in Spirit and in Truth God Bless you all



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.

We pray for all those who are being affected by the storms and flooding in our country and for the local Salvation Army members who are providing help.
Pray for baby Reggie and his family as he is dedicated this afternoon.
The people who attend the Life Dinner and those who serve them need our prayers.
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 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.


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
8pm Ladies Fellowship Crafts
6:30 YP Band & Learners
7:00pm L.I.F.E. Dinner
8pm Senior Band
9:30am Medway Language Sch
8pm Bible Study led by Jean Jones
6:15pm Singing Company
8pm Songsters
12 Noon Prayer Fellowship
10:30 – 1pm Foodbank
10am Mummy & Me
7pm Youff

NEXT SUNDAY 15th March
10am ‘God’s Bigger Plan’
10:30 Sunday School
5pm Songsters in Praise

Forthcoming Sundays at 5pm
March 15th An Evening with the Songsters
March 22nd World View of TSA No Sections
March 29th Div. Youth Band Praise – 4pm
April 5th Palm Praise – Band & Songsters
Tuesday 6th – Good Friday, Holy Week Activities
April 19th Reflections on Scripture
April 26th Band at Rochester Cathedral
St George’s Day Parade


We are grateful to Barbara and
Graham Hatton for donating the
flowers which adorn our Hall today.
We are grateful to Joan for arranging
them. Please add your name to the
list of dates on the notice-board if you wish to
donate flowers

Ladies Fellowship this Monday at 8pm. A Craft
evening with with Karen Smith – for further
details see Sharon Smith.

Sunday 29th March we are privileged to have the
visit of the South East Divisional Youth Band
under the Divisional Youth Band Leader, our
own, Ryan Cripes. Meetings will led by Jon &
Beth Minn. Please note the Praise Meeting will
be at 4 pm not our usual 5 pm.

Is Saturday 4th April 10am – 12:30pm, come
and enjoy a Bacon Butty, Scrumptious cakes and
have a good old natter! BRING A FRIEND –

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.

Wednesday 20th May at Folkestone Salvation
Army – meeting at 10 am for registration and
coffee. There will be a coffee break mid-morning
and lunch will be served at 12.30 pm.
There is a £10 charge. For more information
please speak to Trish Hall or you can book your
place through Eventbrite by using the following

Monday 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 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,

Wednesday 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”, says experts from 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 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’s 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

Friday 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

Saturday James 1:12
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial,
because when he has stood the test, he will
receive the 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

Sunday 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.

There are still some handouts to help you with
your praying and to give you some pointers on
which to focus your prayers. They are available
in the foyer as are bookmarks.
You will have your own thoughts and prayers for
your community I am sure. If you live near
another member of the Corps why not have a
morning, even just an hour together in
fellowship praying for your street, community.
Prayer does indeed change things, let’s get on
with it, believe, pray and see what God wants to
do and will do. Write down what you feel God is
saying to you.
Matthew 21:22
If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask
for in prayer.”

Do you have the gift of Administration and would
like to exercise that Gift for the use of the
kingdom in Chatham? Major Ian is looking for
someone who can give 6 hours a week (or more),
in a voluntary capacity, to carry out admin tasks
that are required for the Corps. You need to have
a knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
For further information please speak with Major

Emerge Advocacy is a Christian charity that
offers an innovative service to hospitals, putting
trained volunteers into A&E departments to be a
voice of hope to young people coming into
hospital because of self-harm, emotional crisis or
a suicide attempt. The team then continues to
help young people once they are out of hospital
through meeting them for coffee, offering
support, encouraging them to engage with
mental health services and connecting them
with clubs, groups etc; in the community that
interests them.
They are commencing in Medway and are
looking for volunteers if you are interested
please contact Bethany on or
07534 331 455.
Major Ian has further information if required.

Has moved into the Pentagon on the first floor
(opposite WILKO) They are asking that we let all
congregations know they are there and ask
members to visit and use this valuable resource.
They are also asking for volunteers. Also, they
have a room that is available for use by groups as
required. Pop in and say hello and support this
great initiative in the heart of our town.


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