Citadel Scene Feb 2013
Monthly News of Southsea Citadel
What’s going on at YOUR local Community Church?
Sunday Worship (p2)
10am - Sunday Clubs for 2-7 & 7-13yrs 11am - Worship for All Ages 6pm - Praise & Celebration
Young People’s Annual Mondays: Bible Fellowship 11am, Albert Rd Sunday 10th Feb
11th & 25th Feb with Captain Lynne Tuesdays: CAMEO Club 1:30pm (p13) Wednesdays: Home League (p13) Friendship Club - 2pm
Thursdays: Angel Feet Dance - 4pm (p2) Songster Guest Night Saturday Feb 16th 7pm
Fridays: Parent & Toddler Club 9:30-11:30am Friday Night Fun (During Term Time) 1st Friday - Junior Club: sports & games 6:30-8pm 2nd Friday - Messy Church: Bible teaching, craft & food - for all the family, £1 per person 4:00-5:45pm 3rd Friday - Children’s Choir: 6:30-7:30pm For details contact Amanda on 02392 821164
Find out More:
Visit www.southsea-sa.org.uk or pick up a leaflet from the Centre in Albert Rd 023 9282 1164 - (Main Office) or email email@example.com The Lighthouse Community Centre (more on back page) 023 9282 7403
‘Sharing the love of Jesus with open hearts.’ part of the Southsea Citadel Mission Statement
Diary Dates F e b r u a r y Sunday 3rd Sunday 10th Saturday 16th Sunday 17th Fri-Sat 22nd-23rd March Friday 1st Sunday 3rd Saturday 9th Sunday 10th Saturday 16th Sunday 24th Friday 29th Sunday 31st A p r i l Friday 19th Saturday 27th Sunday 16th May Sunday 12th Sat-Sun 18-19th Friday 31st June Sat-Sun 1st-2nd Saturday 8th Sunday 16th Saturday 22nd Saturday 29th
Sunday Night Live with Barrie Mockett ‘An evening of choruses that matter’ Young People’s Annual Songsters’ Guest Night Self Denial Appeal Launch Citywide ‘Big Collection’ Women’s World Day of Prayer Self Denial Altar Services Band to Southampton Sholing Mothers’ Day Dean Jones & Salvation Brass, Saturday Café Church Palm Sunday Good Friday Easter Sunday Citywide ‘Big Collection’ Adult & Family Ministries Rally Lt Cols Kirsten Adult & Family Ministries Sunday & Graham Owen
Divisional Celebration - Boscombe with Territorial Leaders Band Weekend 130th Celebrations Visit of USA Western Territory Staff Songsters Visit of USA Western Territory Staff Songsters Gospel Arts Concert (Div. Youth Band participating) Y.P. Anniversary Summer Season Commences Band in Concert with ‘Viva Voce’ at Gosport S.A. Portsmouth Citadel 140th Anniversary Celebrations with The Chief of The Staff
Mobility Scooter in need of new home. Community Manager Melvyn has been given a mobility scooter which is on offer to anyone who needs it. If you’re interested, please speak to Melvyn either in person or on 023 9282 7403.
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ell 2012 has come and gone and, as I write today, I realise that when you receive this newsletter we will already be in the second month of 2013 and I’m asking myself ‘where did January go’? The truth is that we have been very busy since Christmas with planning for the year ahead and undertaking the ‘Give to Grow’ programme. This year is promising to be very busy for Southsea Corps - the highlights being the opening of Noah’s Ark Nursery and the visit of USA Western Territory Staff Songsters in June, as well as our usual annual special events which we look forward to year on year. For the focus of ‘Give to Grow’ we are undertaking Bible studies which focus not on what we give but on God’s generosity to us. As I have done this I am reminded that it is impossible to out-give God, and by not taking my giving seriously, I am in danger of preventing Him from bestowing on me many blessings that He desires for me. As a Corps I believe that by again considering our giving to God, and by seeking His guidance, then we will truly see the blessings shower upon us. The book of Malachi is often quoted in relation to financial giving (or lack of) when it mentions ‘robbing God’. However, it is helpful to read the whole of the book. It starts with God’s Covenant Love affirmed and, to the few who went against the unfaithful culture and chose to honour God in all things, the Lord said, ‘they will be mine,...my treasured possession’ (Malachi 3:17). I can think of no greater accolade than to be God’s treasured possession can you? I am thrilled to say that the recruiting programme for the Nursery Staff is virtually completed. The selection process wasn’t easy, but there was a lot of prayer for God’s guidance and I would like to thank those who supported us with their prayers. This week the staff begin their employment and undergo a week of training and induction. On Wednesday this week all the staff will visit the hall in Albert Road so that they will be aware that the Nursery is part of our church. They will learn more about The Salvation Army, its origin, purpose and beliefs as well as visiting our community centre. Please continue to pray for the ongoing ministry of Margaret and Amanda - that they will have a positive influence on the staff and families involved. The Corps has accepted the invitation to host The USA Western Territory Staff Songsters during their visit to this country. They will be with us from Friday 31st May until Monday 3rd June. I am sure this will be a great time for us with opportunities for outreach. Thank you for your continued support with all that we undertake in the name of Jesus and please continue to pray that all our efforts will be to the glory of God and Him alone. Let us pray that 2013 will experience the amazing work of God in and through us and that we will rejoice in being used to grow The Kingdom. God bless Major Mary.
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Sunday Meetings February 3rd 11am Major Mary Wolfe 6pm Sunday Night Live - Barrie Mockett ‘Choruses That Matter’ February 10th 11am YP Annual - YPSM Cheryl Morris 6pm Kids Alive th February 17 11am Captain Lynne Shaw 6pm Bdm Darren Shaw th February 24 11am Russell & Caroline Morrison 6pm Major Mary Wolfe rd March 3 11am Captain Lynne Shaw 6pm Major Mary Wolfe Do your children just LOVE to wiggle?? Angel Feet Dance Club could be fun and a giggle. Together we can learn routines & dance moves With occasional performances as our dancing improves. For 2-5yr olds - Every Thursday at 4pm - 4:45pm - £1 entry fee. Tea & Coffee provided downstairs for those waiting, squash & biscuits provided for the Angels afterwards!! For all other enquiries please contact Nikki on 07730 609044
ear Mary, Jay, Marilyn and Vernon, Thank you so much for the huge blessing you’ve been in cooking for us and allowing us to use your venue. We really appreciate all your hard work and time given up in order for Alpha to happen on Wednesday nights. We thank God for your servant hearts and fantastic cookery skills the food has been incredible! King’s Church Alpha Group
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ear Major Wolfe, thank you very much for inviting me to attend The Salvation Army’s Christmas Lunch on Christmas Day.
I can’t thank you enough for the work that you do and the visible difference this work makes to people’s lives. Wishing you all a healthy and happy New Year. Yours sincerely, Councillor Frank Jonas, Lord Mayor of Portsmouth
ear Melvyn, I wanted to personally write and thank you and all those involved in organising and contributing to the Christmas Hampers for families in the city. I asked for hampers for four families and was so pleased with the quality and content of the hampers, especially the Coop vouchers that were included. When I took the hampers round, the families were so grateful, it was a joy to see their faces - so many thanks. With warmest regards, Sue Carrol Senior Primary Mental Health Worker
ear friends, Liz and I want to thank you for the kindness of the invitation to ‘Carols at the Kings’ on Sunday. It was a lovely evening, with good variety and a clear message for all who came. The Corps both presented themselves well and, even more importantly, presented the Christmas message as having vitality, meaning and purpose - all ably compered by Russell. I would particularly say how the final moments were significant and meaningful, both in the presentation of the songs, but also in seeing the whole Corps offering this service together. I know, from my experiences over past years, that these events do not just happen, but they are the result of commitment, organisation and a ‘certain’ amount of cajoling that brings everyone together. I pray that there will be those who today will be reminding themselves of what last night was really saying to them. God bless, Major Geoffrey Chape, Divisional Director of Evangelism
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r. .. L e t ’s p ray f o Our Young People (YP Annual Feb 10th) and all those who work with them in all aspects of our Children’s Ministry - Sunday Club, YP Band and Singing Company, Parent & Toddlers, Angel Feet, Messy Church, Friday NIght Fun, After School Club and Noah’s Ark Nursery. The work that will take place at ‘Mill House’, where our ‘Army’ assumes responsibility from February 4th. Margaret & Amanda and appointed staff as the doors open on February 4th at our Nursery, that their influence and impact on the children and parents will be rooted in Jesus.
The ministry of our Songsters on their Guest Night (Feb 16th) and throughout another year of witness and worship. Our friends in Mombasa Central Corps - as they continue to recover from the traumas of 2012 and look ahead positively in faith. For those attached (and those that used to be) attached to our fellowship and community expression who don’t worship anywhere, that they might respond to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.
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People News C o n t i n u e d P raye r s : Glenda Knight Margaret Wilkins Maisie Martin George Mortimer Doreen Thomas Bob Bishop Esther Pitt Jan Harmel Joan Goodchild
In Hospital/ poor health: Alice, daughter of Esther Cole Faith Leaning Promoted to Glory Pauline Morton Thanks Doreen Thomas expresses her love and gratitude to the Corps Family for every kindness and prayer. Congratulations Thi Ha & Naw Aye on becoming British Citizens
Reflections on Mabel Rowland
ver the last weeks many people have expressed to me their thoughts of Mabel. She was a lovely lady who, through her radiant smile, was always ready with words of cheer and encouragement. In these last years many of us have witnessed her great faith and fortitude. The words from Psalm 34, perhaps, tell us why: ‘She looked unto Jesus and was Radiant’ When she was diagnosed with cancer several years ago, her words to me were, ‘I am ready, Gill, I will be going to Heaven.’ Her hope was in Jesus and His love for her. Mabel was born in Croydon and spent the early part of her life there and meeting her future husband, Sid, whom she would marry at the age of 18. They were married on the 19th of December and, shortly before she died, Mabel told me that they would have been married 76 years this year. You did not have to be with her long before she talked about him and what a wonderful husband he had been. Sid was a Royal Marine and while he was stationed in Ramsgate, he and Mabel were billeted with a Salvationist family. It was there that Colin came into the world and was dedicated at Ramsgate Corps. After Sid died, Mabel moved to Town Court where she made friends with Connie and Betty. Speaking with Connie one day, she asked her what she did on Sundays. Connie told her that she came to Southsea Salvation Army and Mabel asked if she could come. In her Testimony, Mabel would tell you what a difference it made to her life. She looked unto Jesus, He made her Radiant with His love in her heart, she was faithful in praying and reading the Bible. She would talk about the value of coming to worship, and many a Sunday in these last years
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it was an effort, but she would say it was worth it. I have been blessed always by her radiant smile. From her consultant to the man who delivered her tablets, she shared her faith, her love of the Army and how she had been helped, particularly in these last years since knowing she had cancer. Many were surprised as she told of her hope of Heaven and Eternity, how she especially wanted to wear her dress that Sid had bought her for their Golden Wedding. The Scripture goes on to say, ‘Taste and see that the Lord is GOOD.’ For Mabel, she tasted and she found the riches and blessings as she feasted at the Lord’s table and knew daily his love and presence with her. Mabel was a gracious lady, the joy she expressed in being helped at the Rowans for nearly a year, and after just three weeks at Queen Anne’s Nursing Home. I spoke with some of the staff while visiting and they said what a blessing she had been to them and how they loved her. It was a privilege to know and love Mabel and be loved by her. Her inspiration and courage will long be remembered and treasured. GS
To The Editor, Portsmouth News
ear Sir, The Salvation Army, Albert Road, Southsea would sincerely like to thank all those who supported our collections in Palmerston Road Precinct in December during the playing of Carols and Christmas Music by the Southsea Citadel Band. Members of the Band also express their gratitude to a local store for the provision of hot drinks. The donations collected will be used in our Ministry and Community Work in Southsea throughout the year, such as the 280 Christmas food and toy parcels given and delivered to local families in need, and the 115 Christmas Day four course lunches cooked and provided in our Community Rooms for people living alone, including the volunteers who helped with the preparation and serving on the day. We also thank the local businesses who donated meat, vegetables and general Christmas fayre and to the 2 local schools and members of the public for their many donations of Christmas goods for the occasion. Finally, we thank the Lord Mayor, Councillor Frank Jonas and Police Inspector Fiona Quade for their attendance and interest in the Christmas Day lunches. We wish everyone a happy and peaceful new year. Trevor Martin, Corps Press Officer
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Carols at The Kings
OUTHSEA CITADEL’S 21st Annual Carol Service, `CAROLS AT THE KING’S’ on Sunday 2nd December took place at the local King’s Theatre to a packed house of 1,200 people. Compéred by South East London Divisional Envoy Russell Rook, the programme included contributions by St. John’s College School Choir (Southsea), Nativity by Portsmouth High School Nursery, Southsea Citadel Children’s Choir, Y.P. Band, Timbrelists, Senior Band and Songsters.
The programme commenced with lone Euphonium (Melvyn Thomas) playing Silent Night joined in singing by the Band and Songsters. Rousing congregational singing of `Hark! the herald angels’ was followed by the High School Nursery nativity enacted in traditional dress, finishing to rapturous applause with ‘We wish you a merry Christmas’. The Band contributed with Carol Medley, In The Light, and accompanied the Timbrelists with Christmas Joy. The Corps Children’s Choir sang Miracle Child and Come on Christmas. St. John’s College Junior Choir contributions included Here we come a-wassailing and O Holy Night. The Songsters sang Emmanuel, Angel’s Carol and Rise Up Shepherd and the Y.P. Band played Christmas Medley. Each year during ‘Carols at the King’s’, the Corps supports a local charity with a freewill offering which this year raised almost £1800 for the ELIZABETH FOUNDATION, a charity for deaf children. The evening concluded with `In The Face of a Child’ and ‘Wonderful One’ sung by the augmented Songsters, Band members and Young People, culminating in an explosive shower of confetti as the songs concluded. (picture by D.S.) T.M.
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Christmas News Reports
outhsea Citadel Band played Christmas carols and music to a packed Ballroom at Mill Rythe Holiday Park, Hayling Island, on Monday December 3rd. The programme was well received by all present who joined in with stirring carol singing. CS-M John Burton presented the Bible reading and message. TM
embers of Southsea Citadel Band and it’s ‘army of collectors’ are seen carolling at Palmerston Road Precinct, Southsea, where the Band meets many carol requests from a very supportive local public who state their delight at seeing The Salvation Army at Christmas. TM This year’s carolling in Palmerston Rd raised the excellent total of £5116.34
n the recent Corps Toy Service, children’s toys and gifts were donated for inclusion in the Corps Community Christmas food parcel scheme from which more than 200 hundred local needy families will be helped. In the picture, toy appeal organiser Y.P.S.M. Cheryl Morris and Corps Community Centre Manager Melvyn Thomas inspect the gifts. TM
Grande Christmas Fayre, organised by Bandsman Trevor Sivyer, raised £1,311. ‘All the fun of the fayre’ was experienced with a great atmosphere and the ever popular ‘sale of attractions’ was well supported. Generous donations in money and goods were also received from local businesses who reported that the work of the Corps in the community is held in high esteem. In the picture, Young People’s Band Member Isaac Shaw is seen holding a fund-raising Olympic torch. (Picture D.S.) TM
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he Corps Community Christmas programme this year, overseen by Community Manager Melvyn Thomas, undertook the provision and delivery of food and toy parcels to 280 local needy families and the cooking and serving of 115 Christmas Day four-course turkey lunches for local people who live alone or in need. Many local businesses, schools and members of the public provided food and goods for the parcels and lunches and many volunteers from the Corps and local community helped to prepare the parcels and serve the meals. Major Mary Wolfe (CO) oversaw the Christmas Day festivities, Captain Lynne Shaw (AO) coordinated the volunteers and her family provided after lunch entertainment. The occasion also welcomed local Police Inspector Fiona Quade and in the picture the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Councillor Frank Jonas, helps with serving. TM
t hardly seems possible that Christmas was some 4 weeks ago. This Christmas has probably been the most rewarding I have experienced, as we have supported so many needy people. This year we helped 280 children and adults with food, presents, Co-op vouchers and some little luxuries. We were helped this year by Peter in the cafe, who carried out his parachute jump in the summer raising some £380 which he asked that we use for needy children. Peter and I spent an interesting evening just before Christmas going round Tesco’s and Boots’ with a trolley! I should also like to thank Carol and Cyril Nixon and their willing band of workers for the hours they spent sorting all the food hampers and presents out. We were concerned this year as donations were slow in coming in,
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Community Christmas but towards the end of our appeal St Swithun’s Primary School and a number of personal donations arrived, reinforcing once again my need to ‘Have Faith!’ Christmas Day activities were organised by Major Mary and Captain Lynne with the cooking carried out by Peter, from our own cafe and Vince from The Haven Community cafe. This year’s attendance was our highest so far, we catered for 108 lonely and elderly people. A full day’s programme was arranged, and each person left with a packed tea and a number of ‘goodies’ including literature of our ongoing activities at the Corps. We were so pleased that the Lord Mayor made time in his busy calendar to attend, and our thanks must go to Major Mary, Captain Lynne and the volunteers for giving their time for others and making Christmas Day special for our guests. My thanks also go to a number of local businesses who supported us, Bransbury Butchers, Portsmouth Fruit and Flower, The Fruit Basket, Hartridges and Asda, together with The Co-op who contributed towards the vouchers. I find, as always, this time of year a humbling experience, no more so than on Christmas Eve when I received a phone call from a lady who had six children and whose husband had just walked out on them. This was obviously very short notice for us to be able to help, but we were able to provide items for Christmas lunch, additional food items, Co-op vouchers and presents all within an hour or so. Finally I should like to thank all those who went the ‘extra mile’ at this busy time of year helping me fulfil this very worthwhile and essential avenue of service for our Corps. Melvyn Community Centre Manager
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Visit of USA Western Territory Staff Songsters ADVANCE INFORMATION Saturday & Sunday 1st - 2nd June The Salvation Army USA Western Territory Staff Songsters will be visiting Southsea Citadel on the first stop of their UK Tour. The Songsters arrive at Heathrow on the morning of Friday May 31st and will be with us from about midday for a time of preparation and relaxation followed by an early night at their billets to sleep off any ‘Jet Lag’. The Songsters’ UK Tour will culminate in their participation in the Gospel Arts Concert at The Royal Albert Hall. They will be with us for two full days of witness and musical ministry on the Saturday and Sunday (June 1st & 2nd), leaving for the Bristol area on Monday morning. This is a real privilege for our Corps and full details will be with you as they evolve.
Songster Guest Night Saturday February 16th, 7pm, Songsters’ Guest Night - this promises to be a very happy and joyful evening as Southampton Shirley Singing Company (Sandy Unwin), Kaytie Harding (Vocal) and Marc Harry (Euphonium) join with our own Songsters. Be sure to be there, and why not use the complimentary tickets to invite someone else - it does work!! 12 Citadel Scene
C ome A nd M eet E ach O ther
CAMEO Club We meet every Tuesday from 1:30 to 2:30pm. We have a variety of speakers, activities and entertainments. We are a very happy club and always welcome visitors as well as members. Meetings as announced.
The Home League We meet at 2pm each Wednesday. Why not make a date to come along? Meetings as announced.
A Diary - not a Dairy!
e all need to have a routine in our life and, for this purpose, what better gift could we have had for Christmas than a diary? Firstly to record birthdays, but then to add details of future commitments. I would invite you to do the same by noting our â€˜BIG COLLECTIONâ€™ standing days for the year and placing a question mark against days which are to be confirmed.
Sat 9th February Asda Bridge Centre 9am-12pm Fri 22nd & Sat 23rd February Citywide 9am-4pm Sat 6th Apr Tesco, Solent Rd, Havant (time tbc) Fri 19th Apr Citywide 9am-4pm
Sat 11th May Waitrose, Southsea (time tbc) Fri 5th & Sat 6th July Citywide 9am-4pm Sat 13th July Citywide 9am-4pm Dates to be confirmed: Saturdays 23rd March, 15th June, 3rd Aug & 28th Sept [cont>>> 13 Citadel Scene
A Diary - not a Dairy! cont... The railway stations collecting proved successful last year and I have applied for a five day collecting period. The change of our Appeal name and the media publicity resulted in a significant increase last year. Many thanks to those of you who collected at our standing days, door to door, in cardboard money boxes and by donation. We carry on with God’s help and Philippians 4:13 says: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. God always gives strength for the next step! May He bless us in this collecting year. Trevor Sivyer, BIG COLLECTION coordinator
About Salvation Brass
alvation Brass are visiting us on Saturday 16th March. Make a date to come and experience their refreshing and passionate approach to Salvation Army worship and outreach. Here’s a bit about them from their website: ‘Opportunities to serve God within something you love makes life very sweet indeed! Salvation Brass combines peoples desire for music ministry to be a vibrant offering of worship that inspires and seeks to connect with everyone they come into contact with. Worship means living your life in a way that reflects the glory of God - and the aim of Salvation Brass is to be the real deal and to put not just through music, but into their lifestyles what it means to live in fulfilment of Christ's love. The group really enjoy meeting up and making music together...But it’s for a much larger reason and has an extra sense of purpose about it. We know that with prayer and a passion for engaging people in diverse and challenging worship, lives can be changed for the better. We are privileged people...we love what we do...and we certainly enjoy the whole Salvation Brass experience!
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About Salvation Brass The group really came together by chance. An invitation for Dean Jones to organise a brass group for the 130th corps anniversary at Salisbury City corps in November 2008 seemed a good opportunity to get some quality friends together and enjoy a great day. What has evolved, is a wonderful and extremely fulfilling experience for about 20 guys (and gals!) to get together every couple of months or so and minister through brass music to Salvation Army corps and churches throughout the UK...and beyond! The group are passionate about their music and have a thirst for God. Our prayer is you do too....’
The Perfect Corps If you should find the perfect Corps Without one fault or smear, For goodness sake don’t join that Corps, You’d spoil the atmosphere! If you should find the perfect Corps Where all anxieties cease, Then pass it by, lest by going in, You spoil the masterpiece. If you should find the perfect Corps Then don’t you ever dare To tread upon such Holy Ground You’d be a misfit there!
But since no perfect Corps exists, Made up of perfect men, Let’s give up looking for that Corps And Love the Corps we’re in. Of course, it’s not the perfect Corps, That’s simple to discern; But you and I and all of us Could cause the tide to turn. What fools we are to flee the past In that unfruitful search, To find it’s where the problems loom God proudly builds His Church! Anon
Citadel Scene Production As always, donations are very welcome to help with costs. If you’d like to contribute, please send a cheque payable to ‘The Salvation Army’ to: John Burton, 13 Stanley Ave, Copnor, Portsmouth, PO3 6PL
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Citadel Scene is available online at www.citadelscene.co.uk. Citadel Scene is an in-house production. Compiled, designed and published by Darren Shaw, Edited by CSM John Burton Collated by Olga Ralph, Trevor & Anne Martin, Julie & Ian Bradbury Mailing by Mary Burton & Nikki Bone, Web design: Darren Shaw
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Pause for thought At last, the snow they promised us has arrived. As I write, early in the morning- the only prints on our white lawn are those of two blackbirds. God given complimentary colours, black and white. I must admit, when I saw the snow the promise flashed into my mind, “though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.” Does it matter what colour my sins are? Anyway, Michael Cain once foolishly said “sin is only a matter of opinion!”. I had a heart-warming answer to the question this week in my devotional reading. I quote directly from F.B.Meyer, a Bible story we know so well. (Together with John 11:25-27) Jesus said to her, (Martha) “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies: and who ever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” “This crowning miracle of our Lord’s life is generally described as the Raising of Lazarus. I am not sure that it might not, with equal truth, be called The Awakening of Martha, for it is certain that the Lord lifted this soul, whom we have been wont to see as so matter-of-fact, to a most remarkable elevation of faith and hope, as Jesus stood beside her and spoke to her.” I have believed these words ever since my conversion in 1954. I have preached on them many times, conducted lots of funerals in which they were quoted. But now, after a long retirement and finally accompanied by illness, I am more than ever uplifted by the thought of the Awakening of Martha. Each day I find that His word produces in me knew awakenings of His love and reality. May it be so with you. K.G.
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Special Events Songster Guest Night
YP Annual Sunday February 10th
Feb 16th, 7pm Southampton Shirley Singing Company Kaytie Harding (Vocal) Bandsman Marc Harry (Euphonium)
Kids Alive 6pm Saturday 16th March, Dean Jones
& Salvation Brass 3pm Palmerston Rd Precinct 7pm CafĂŠ Church
Easter March 29th Good Friday March 31st Easter Sunday
Adult & Family Ministries Weekend April 27th-28th Lt Cols Kirsten & Graham Owen
Band 130th Celebrations 17 Citadel Scene
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