Sunday 22nd November:
Major Graham Bailey
1. Wednesday 2nd December at 8PM:
Royal Albert Hall 'Christmas At Home Celebration with The Salvation Army'
2. Sunday 6th December: Christingle Service
3. Corps Christmas Card Board:
We have been called into the Pastures of God,
Where there is nurture, a place to rest, safety and kindness among all.
Let us draw near to God, in the goodness of God, to be with each other as we worship & to praise the Shepherd who has gathered us together.
This recording of our 'Virtual Choir' was made in October and put together by Phil B. [Many thanks to: Ella, Ruth, Fiona, Sue, Rowena, Marion, Eira and Val and to Phil B for the accompaniment.]
The Songster Leader writes:
Each day our Father offers to us His Grace. Because He loves us He surrounds us with it, and when we accept it, and focus on it, we can do nothing more than be filled with praise and gratitude to Him as we recognise the blessings He gives us. As we acknowledge God's gift of grace to us may we, in turn be gracious to others. I pray this song will bring blessing to you.
We sang this song together in worship on March 3rd this year, click on the image to start the song.
Click on the prayer image to hear Rowena pray with us.
Verses 4 and 5 of this song say:
Thou, O Christ, art all I want,
More than all in Thee I find;
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint,
Heal the sick, and lead the blind.
Just and holy is Thy Name,
Source of all true righteousness;
Thou art evermore the same,
Thou art full of truth and grace.
Plenteous grace with Thee is found,
Grace to cover all my sin;
Let the healing streams abound;
Make and keep me pure within.
Thou of life the fountain art,
Freely let me take of Thee;
Spring Thou up within my heart;
Rise to all eternity.
Click on the image to hear the band piece.
The Bandmaster writes:
This week has been another busy week. A week of celebration, Daniel reached the age of 21. A week of frustration at the current situation and how it affects the day to day life. A week of being tired (this seems to be every week at the moment), too many long working hours. I’m sure I am not the only one.
God must get frustrated and tired with us at times. We go through life making decisions that are not always right, we want to go in the opposite direction to the direction that God wants us to go (a bit like Jonah). God will never leave us, if at times it seems he is not there it’s because we have shut him out, not that God has all of a sudden disappeared. Where am I going with this you may say, the piece I have selected for today is an old hymn tune arrangement ‘Martyn’ by Wilfred Heaton which goes to the words of Song 257 in The Salvation Army Songbook - Jesus, Lover of My Soul by Charles Wesley.
Although the words are written in old English they are still relevant today.
Click on the Bible image to hear Marion read the Scripture to us today.
Click on the image to start the song which was recorded during worship on 26th January 2020.
Note: Our 'take-away' Sunday worship started on the 22nd March. To find the previous week's services go to the Archive section of the website listed under the 'more.....' tab at the top of the page. On the 'C-19 Worship' section of the website we will only keep the current and previous month on this section of the website before moving them into the Archive.
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In this current situation when our church doors are closed to our normal activities but our work to support those in need continues our normal source of funds (Sunday Tithes and Offerings) have reduced dramatically. We need your help, so that we continue to be ready to meet the ongoing needs of our community that will undoubtedly impact beyond this lock down period. If you are willing to help please visit our Just Giving Page to make a donation to this work. https://www.justgiving.com/