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Citadel Scene March 2014

Monthly News of Southsea Citadel

What’s going on at YOUR local Community Church? Café Church Sun 23rd March, 6pm

Sunday Worship (p2)

10am - Sunday Clubs for 2-7 & 7-13yrs 11am - Worship for All Ages 6pm - Praise & Celebration Mondays: Bible Fellowship 11am, Albert Rd with Captain Lynne Tuesdays: CAMEO Club 1:30pm (p13) Wednesdays: Home League Friendship Club 2pm (p13) Thursdays: Angel Feet for 2-5 yrs 4-4:45pm Fridays: Parent & Toddler Club 9:30-11:30am

Mothers’ Day Sun 30th March

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 - All-Age Choir: 6:30-7:30pm For details contact Amanda on 02392 821164

Find out More:

Visit or pick up a leaflet from the Centre in Albert Rd 023 9282 1164 - (Main Office) or email 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 March Sunday 2nd Sunday 9th Saturday 15th Sunday 23rd Friday 28th Sunday 30th April Sat & Sun 5th & 6th Friday 18th Sunday 20th Friday 25th Sunday 27th May Sunday 11th Sunday 18th


Self Denial Altar Services Majors Paul & Liliane Westlake (DHQ) Band at St Cuthbert’s Church, Copnor Café Church - Steve Shaw & Friends (Southampton Sholing) Quiz Night for Big Collection Mothers’ Day Band Weekend with Dr Stephen Cobb, Territorial Music Director Good Friday Easter Sunday with Darren & Captain Lynne Big Collection Event: ‘The Sound of Music’ a.m. Dedication of Henry Parsons, son of Dan & Jemma p.m. Café Church or Sunday Night Live (TBC) Divisional Celebration - Boscombe Major Granville & Captain Kathleen Myers

f you shop in Sainsbury’s, make sure you claim your Active Kids Vouchers - we are collecting them again for Noah’s Ark Nursery. We did well on the scheme last year - let’s see if we can redeem even more vouchers this year for equipment to encourage the children to be and stay active and healthy. Put your vouchers in the collection boxes under the resource table or give them to Amanda.

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Dear Readers,


was reading a Proverbs 31 Ministries devotion ( the other day and it was talking about radical obedience. Thorough, far-reaching, deep-seated, these are the kinds of meaning reflected in the word radical. When you consider your own obedience of God can you say that it is




In 1 John 2 it says: 4 Whoever says, “I know Him,” but does not do what He commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. 5 But if anyone obeys His word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in Him: 6 Whoever claims to live in Him must live as Jesus did. Not so much “what would Jesus do?” but more an understanding of what Jesus did! Really look at how He lived, who He loved, what He fought against, the priorities He had. This will give you the grounding to decide how to live a radically obedient life, living as Jesus did. There’s no shortcut to that, but the journey is worth it, no matter where it takes you. God bless you abundantly as you consider your own radical obedience. Lynne

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Sunday Meetings Mar 2nd 11am 6pm Mar 9th 11am 6pm Mar 16th 11am 6pm Mar 23rd 11am 6pm Mar 30th 11am 6pm Apr 6th 11am 6pm

Self Denial Altar Services Major Mary Wolfe Major Mary Wolfe Majors Paul & Liliane Westlake (DHQ) Majors Paul & Liliane Westlake Captain Lynne Shaw Bdm Darren Shaw Major Mary Wolfe CafĂŠ Church - Steve Shaw & musicians from Southampton Sholing Mothering Sunday Captain Lynne, inc. Dedication of Anein by Mjr Joyce Captain Lynne Shaw Staff Bandmaster Stephen Cobb and Band Musical Praise: Stephen & Band, Songsters & YP Band

Dr Stephen Cobb


r. Stephen Cobb became bandmaster of The International Staff Band in 1994. In that position he has ably followed some of The Salvation Army’s most famous conductors. A music educator by profession and training (his initial degrees the MA and BA (Hons) Cert-Ed), in July 2006 Dr Cobb completed the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts, in instrumental conducting, at Salford University. 2 Citadel Scene

Since April 2001, Dr Cobb has been serving as Territorial Music Director for the United Kingdom Territory, overseeing all aspects of SA musical activity. Prior to this appointment, the first non-Officer member to hold the position, he worked as the United Kingdom’s Territorial Bandmaster. His innovative leadership in SA music has brought about a renewed vigour to that great musical tradition, marked symbolically by the establishment of the Territorial Youth Band (directed by Dr Cobb), a group made up of the finest young players in the territory. (excerpts from Stephen will be joining us at Southsea for our Band Weekend on April 5/6th. The Music Ministries Unit exists to encourage innovation and creativity, provide resources, develop good practice and build and enhance relationships. (from The International Staff Band: Our purpose, in common with all other SA bands, is that of honouring God through our ministry. We aim to witness, encourage, and inspire others in our music making. (from

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

Please also let us know if you wish to come off our mailing lists. Citadel Scene is available online at 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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Prayer Board NB Look out for new Prayer Diary soon to be on resource table

NEW TIME: Prayer Breakfast We enjoy half an hour of prayer (you don’t have to pray out loud), followed by tea and toast...

.... so wh come alon y not g to the Citadel 8 :30am

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r. .. L e t ʻs p ray f o All Officers who have received notice of new appointments - that they may know a sense of assurance and affirmation. Those who stand for Christ in countries where there is life-threatening opposition. Our Band as it prepares to minister at St Cuthbertʻs Church (March 15th) and over Band Weekend (April 5th/6th) - that the music will lead listeners and players alike into an awareness of Godʻs loving presence. Our new leaders (from July) Majors Ian & Helen Urmston, along with their daughter, Abi.

Our guests for Café Church (March 23rd), Steve Shaw and friends from Sholing, as we enjoy their music and message in this relaxed style of worship - may our Café Church also be a vehicle to attract those who do not normally share on a Sunday evening. Parents and children who attend ‘Parent & Toddlersʻ (Fridays) and ‘Angel Feetʻ (Thursdays) and ‘Messy Churchʻ (Monthly). The victims of Human Trafficking - that they will be freed and blessed with peace and hope.

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People News C o n t i n u e d P raye r s : Glenda Knight George Mortimer Doreen Thomas Esther Pitt Faith Leaning Sylvia Tolliday Hylda Parsons Vera Thomas Major Derek Smith Stephen & Kerry Ward (former Junior Soldiers) following kidney transplant. In Hospital or Po o r H e a l t h Bob Bishop Lt Col Keith Gibbons Mary Goodchild Angela Byerley Promoted to Glory Olive Carter Nelly Noel Joy Cosh Dedication Anein Aneese, son of Leena and Aneese P.K., to be dedicated on March 30th. O ve r s e a s Po s t i n g Captain Chris Tildesley (RAF) posted to Afghanistan for 6 months 6 Citadel Scene

Duties relinquished Corps Treasurer Richard Bishop. This second spell as Corps Treasurer has been for the best part of 12 years and we are grateful to Richard for endless hours, diligent professionalism and dedicated service - all invested faithfully for the benefit of our Corps and the Kingdom. We give God all the praise for the focus, enthusiasm and energy that Richard has brought to this vital task. Retired Songster Leader Margaret Bishop (see below*) Appointed Captain Lynne Shaw appointed to both Maltby and Dinnington Corps in the Yorkshire Division. Majors Ian & Helen Urmston appointed to Southsea from July, along with their daughter, Abi. Retirement Major Mary Wolfe - Mary will farewell from Southsea in July and have her official retirement Celebration in Skewen, her home Corps, over the weekend of August 2nd & 3rd. *Songster Leader Margaret Bishop argaret has been Songster Leader for some 25 years, during which time the Songsters have always made a significant and very often inspiring contribution to worship.


Good and thorough preparation have been the hallmarks of Margaret’s leadership, enabling the Songsters to bring blessing, encouragement and challenge wherever and whenever they performed. It didn’t matter whether there were just a handful listening or a vast crowd, Margaret’s maxim was always ‘the best for The Highest’. During Margaret’s focused and dedicated service, there have been many high spots; memorable visits to Corps around the country, such as Nottingham Memorial Halls, Leicester Castle (now South), Chatham and Bromley, as well as participation in Territorial (Royal Albert Hall) and Divisional events. The Songsters have ministered in many other locations, although two concerts in Portsmouth Cathedral with HM Royal Marines School of Music Band were wonderful occasions. Then, of course, there is ‘Carols at the Kings’ where, for the last 18 years, Margaret has played such a major role, entailing endless hours in planning, preparation and rehearsal - with Margaret only ever wanting the huge crowd who attended each year to be touched by the message of Christmas. Margaret, throughout the years, has always been totally committed motivated by her personal relationship with the Lord, and we thank her sincerely for every sacrifice made, along with her abundant energy and enthusiasm. We give God all the glory for quality leadership and service, freely given in His precious name. JB 7 Citadel Scene

Youthful Praise


he Corps raised £351 to help our young people attend this year’s Summer Camps in an evening of YOUTHFUL PRAISE.

The programme featured Boscombe Young People’s Band (Kevin Whittingham) who commenced the meeting with Intrada, The Cornerstone. Their fine repertoire and excellent playing also included Great Big God; Whitleigh Witness; The Lord is Near and Peace Perfect Peace during which a very spiritual atmosphere was experienced. 8 Citadel Scene

Youthful Praise Boscombe cornet duetists Alicia and Melissa played a faultless rendition of The Happy Warriors and Jack played a fine Tenor Horn Solo, Fur Elise which was well received. Vocalist Jared Littlewood (Winton) gave inspiring vocal solos including, Take The First Step; Bridge Over Troubled Waters; Get Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat, and in great sensitivity; I’ll Walk With God.

Southsea Singing Company (Amanda Streather) sang, with passion; Your Grace Still Amazes Me; Jesus Reigns; Silent Love and Melody of Love. Southsea YP Band played stirring renditions including Stand Up For Jesus; and Send The Fire. Compere Darren Shaw spoke on 1st Timothy 4:12; Don’t let anybody look down on you because you are young and then referred to David and Goliath where David, although young, was a spiritual giant who carried out the will of God. The meeting concluded with a sung benediction; Give Thanks. TM 9 Citadel Scene

Y.P. Annual


he Young People’s Annual and prize-giving day morning meeting led by YPSM Cheryl Ellis commenced with a responsive Bible reading followed by prayer.

The theme was Transformation, referring to the conversion of Paul in which the Young People took part in the address. The Singing Company sang The Potter’s Hands, the Y.P. Band played Wonderful Lord and the Songsters contributed Jesus in Me. Aneena read a Bible passage. The Primary prizes were presented by Singing Company Leader Amanda Streather and the Sunday Club prizes were presented by YPSM Cheryl. (photo T.M.)


afé Church was the theme for the evening Young People’s Talent Night, led by Singing Company Leader Amanda Streather whose theme, taken from Romans 8, v 28-30, was the ‘Army’ family working together, supporting each and loving each other in Jesus. The Worship Group accompanied the songs.

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Y.P. Annual There were many individual items by the young people including the Opening prayer by Nathan and Hayden; Drum solo by Isaac; Puppets by David and Ben; Vocal Solos by Gen and April; Impressions by Isaac; Dance and Vocal by Sadie, Shannon and Kirsty.

The Singing company sang He’s Got the Whole World and You Raise Me Up and the Y.P.Band played Send The Fire and Stand Up For Jesus. The Corps All-Age Choir contributed two songs; Lean On Me and Something Inside So Strong. A.O. Captain Lynne Shaw closed the meeting in prayer. (photo T.M.) T.M.

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Sunday Night Live


outhsea Citadel hosted a united Sunday Night Live of musical praise and worship with massed Bands and Songsters of Portsmouth Citadel and Southsea Citadel.

The massed Bands set the evening off in rousing style with the March Soldiers of Christ and accompanied the opening song Send the Fire. Other Band contributions were the March Rosehill and Selection This I Know. The massed Songsters sang With Wings as Eagles, Praise His Holy Name and Hush Now. Soloists were vocalist Angharad Muir-Davies with Fields of Gold and Bandmaster John Hanchett’s Euphonium Solo Peace. Major Geoff Chape (CO Portsmouth) spoke from Psalm 57 and of how the soul responds to music in all aspects of life. The Closing Song, with massed Band accompaniment, was a stirring rendition of God’s Soldier. The evening of musical praise concluded with refreshments and fellowship. TM

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C o me W A nd M eet E ac h O th er

e 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


e meet at 2pm each Wednesday. Why not make a date to come along?

Meetings for March: 5 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar

Hilary & Marilyn History of Haslar An afternoon of bell ringing In My Own Right

Anne Ryder Bellcanto Ollie Butler

Film Night Fundraiser


Film Night depicting the powerful and evocative life story of Corrie Ten Boom was held in the hall attended by 45 people where donations raised ÂŁ191 for the Big Collection. Refreshments were provided and further Big Collection fund-raising events are planned. T.M.

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Big Collection Working for Thee he songwriter, Albert Orsborn, gives us encouragement to work for HIM as we collect throughout the year for BIG COLLECTION 2014: Constantly working, I will not delay, Working for Thee, working for Thee; Keeping my trust through the whole of the day, Always and only for Thee.


The first ‘standing’ supermarket at Tesco, North Harbour raised the sum of £448.30. The weather was inclement and we were grateful to be sheltered. Let me share some conversations with you: HMS Vernon were disposing of some 40 televisions (with handsets) all in good working order. If no one wanted them they would have been dumped at the local rubbish tip! I pointed her in the direction of Portsmouth Citadel Corps. A lady has just moved to the Portsmouth area and, as a Euphonium player, wanted to join a Salvation Army Band but didn’t want to wear uniform. I suggested that she might like to come along to band practise and see what it is all about. Perhaps a new seed planted? Watch out Melvyn! A generous donation of £10 was given with the remark, ‘I will never forget the good work done by The Salvation Army when they helped my mother following a fall on the pavement.’ Collecting is very interesting when you think of the slogan, ‘Wherever there is a need, there is The Salvation Army.’

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Big Collection Since the last newsletter, there have been some amendments and additions to our standing days. They are as follows: Saturday 8th March - ASDA Bridge Centre, 10am-4pm Friday 21st March - CITYWIDE (to include Cosham) - 9am-5pm Saturday 22nd March - to be confirmed Saturday 12th April - CITYWIDE (to include Cosham) - 9am-5pm I am now able to confirm that we have permission from South West Trains to collect at Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth and southsea, Fratton and Havant Stations from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th June. I will remind you of other dates in future newsletters. Some of you may not be able to stand still and collect, for various reasons, and whilst we, hopefully, will not be doing as much collecting door-to-door this September, I would not wish to discourage you from undertaking this on a smaller scale!! We therefore need as many collectors as possible for the odd hour or two on Standing Days. I am also grateful to those who have so far raised notable amounts individually by a Corps Meal and Film Evening. As well as fundraising, there has been a great time of fellowship. Keep the ideas coming in! We would ideally wish to increase last year’s total of £9464.69. I leave with you closing words from the same songwriter: All my work is for the Master, He is all my heart’s desire; O that He may count me faithful in the day that tries by fire. Trevor Sivyer, Co-ordinator.

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Pause for thought


here is a TV advert in which a little girl answers a telephone.

After a few moments listening she finally says to the caller “you are a silly man”. She hangs up. I have been saying those words to myself a fair bit this last month. At the end of last month a simple fall in the house landed me in hospital for three days. However, no bones were broken, BUT the doctors discovered that I had pneumonia. Had l not been a “silly man” the pneumonia would not have been treated. Once again we find out that God moves in a mysterious way to sort out our lives, even when it means dealing with us as a “silly man”. God bless you all and thank you so much for your prayers during this period. K.G.

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Special Events March 15th March 23rd 6pm


Senior Band & Singing Co.

Café Church with Steve Shaw & friends from Southampton Sholing

Easter Celebrations

in concert at St. Cuthbert’s Church, Hayling Ave Copnor

Good Friday

11am Palmerston Rd Precinct 6pm Reflections Around the Cross

Easter Day

8:45am Prayer & Praise, & Breakfast 11am & 6pm Capt. Lynne & Darren

April 5th-6th

Friday March 28th 7:30pm

Quiz Night for Big Collection

Band Weekend Dr. Stephen Cobb (Territorial Music Director) Sat 7pm- SL Lyndon Bexon (Vocal) Bdm Callum White (Xylophone) 17 Citadel Scene

We would like to keep you up to date with all that’s going on. To be placed on our mailing list, please call 02392 821164 or email The Salvation Army, Southsea Citadel,


Albert Road, Southsea


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