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Another afternoon of fun as we explored the story of the Good Samaritan and learned about loving our neighbour.

A big thank you to Jill Hulme, Andrew and Amanda Short for their preparation of leadership
Portsmouth Citadel Salvation Army
Portsmouth Citadel Salvation Army2 weeks ago
Thank to all who attended and helped at Messy Church today. It was good to see everyone having so much fun. We look forward to seeing you all next month on 11th March (Mothers day) for our Lent themed Messy Church. Thanks again Andrew and Amanda
Portsmouth Citadel Salvation Army
Portsmouth Citadel Salvation Army2 weeks ago
The great tune 'Ein feste Burg' resonated around our hall this morning welcoming us to worship.....Our theme for today was ' Step Up and Step Out' introduced by Major Julian....Retired CSM George Brown led our prayers focusing on repentance and Nehemiah....The Bands rendition of 'All for Thee' with the associated words 'Take my life and let it be' brought a time of contemplation. .....Argentina was spotlighted as one of our partners in mission for this years SD.....Today vocal music played a large part in our worship as the Singing Company reminded us of God's presence singing ' I'm so glad you look after me, what an amazing God you are'. The Songsters brought words from one of our own, Adrian Griffiths, 'Lord open my eyes to the beauty of sight, that I might see clearly once more'...Major Julian's thoughts were taken from Acts 1: V 12-26......We often disassociate ourselves with those who fall....Guilt from the past can stop us stepping up....Our weaknesses need not define us.....In Christ's strength we can do great things......Our closing song expressed our desire as we sang, 'In the Army of Jesus we've taken our stand to fight 'gainst the forces of sin'......Greetings to you all from Portsmouth.
Portsmouth Citadel Salvation Army
Portsmouth Citadel Salvation Army2 weeks ago
Just a reminder that we have Messy Church today at 4pm. We will be looking at what it means to love your neighbour using the Parable of the Good Samaritan. As usual there will be loads of crafts, silly games and singing. We will even finish with bandit food. Hope to see you there Andrew and Amanda.
Portsmouth Citadel Salvation Army
Portsmouth Citadel Salvation Army3 weeks ago
The beautiful tune ' I know a fount' played by the Band was our welcome to worship on this cold winters morning.........Major Julian introduced our theme 'The Perfect Church' reminding us that prayer is the life of any growing church. ....A video presentation introduced us to the South America Territory, designated as our Partners in Mission for 2018........Jill led our prayer focus relating her experiences as a delegate at the SA Prayer Network......' Go to where you live and start building with the rubble that is in front of you'.........The Singing Company blessed us as they sang ' When all your dreams begin to shatter' you'll find me ...'Climbing my mountain one step at a time'. .......The Band's playing of Roger Triggs ' All to Jesus' was a musical infilling of God's presence into our worship as the beautiful harmonies enhanced the words ' I surrender all'..........Major Julian looked at the Perfect Church through the verses of Ephesians 4: 1-13. recognising that the Perfect Church was something to strive for ....Paul appeals for unity in the spirit.....One in Christ.....God's rich gifts are within us...We might think we know our gifts, but God is always doing a new thing.......Geoffrey Nobes a former Bandmaster at Portsmouth composed the beautiful tune of Lavenham to which the Songsters sang the words ' Lord there are times when the questions run fast, time when I think that my faith may not last'........Lord of the Church we pray for our renewing.
Blessings to you all from Portsmouth.
Portsmouth Citadel Salvation Army
Portsmouth Citadel Salvation Army4 weeks ago
The theme for our service today was ' Living Discipleship'. Major Julian focused on the Early Disciples taking his thoughts from 2 Peter 1. v. 3-11......The Bands playing of Donald Osgood's magnificent Hymn Tune Arrangement 'French' was preceded by a ceremony to recognise David French's 60 years service as a Bandsman..........The Singing Company blessed us all as they sang ....'Jesus I believe in you..I'll walk with you wherever you go'. ....Major Julian looked closely at our theme bringing out the following thoughts .....Churches that grow demonstrate and show Jesus everyday.......Wherever we find ourselves God has a purpose for us within the flow of our lives.....The Songsters brought a period of contemplation as they sang Andrew Maycock's song 'Breathe'....' Find a quiet place, breathe and be still' ......Our commitment card today stated .........Lord, knowing you have called me as a disciple, I commit my every day as an offering to you, striving to honour you in everything I do and everywhere I go......We pray God's blessing on you all for this coming week and for future days.