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As we come in prayer before You
We with gratitude would say:
Thank You, Father, for the family
Where each member learns to pray.
Even we, Lord, Your dear children,
Know what family life can mean
When each one keeps close beside You,
And the love of Christ is seen.

For our special Army family
We would bring our thankful prayer
And we, humbly, Lord, would ask You
Now to keep us in Your care.
As You guide and lead us forward
Help us every day to pray
For each other and our leaders
Serving in Your world today.

In our prayers we must remember
That our family is worldwide,
For all people are Your children
And the ones for whom You died.
So no selfish prayer we offer,
But to You we gladly bring
All who live here on this planet;
May we serve You as our King.

Around the Salvation Army world at this time of year (February to May), most corps are involved in Partners in Mission/ Self-Denial. This effort coincides with the Christian Church’s observance of Lent, as one may choose to deny oneself a particular item and donate the money saved to contribute to a fund to spread the Gospel. Although this concept began as a missionary effort, nowadays Salvationists in every country contribute sacrificially as they are able, working together as partners for the Lord.

Author Alan Bateman is a retired Salvation Army Lt.-Colonel who served in several capacities: pastoral, administrative, training and editorial. When he retired, he had been the UK Territory’s Editor-in-Chief and Publishing Secretary from 2000 to 2005. In 2008, Bateman’s book, They Gave Their Lives, was published. The book honours Salvationists who gave their lives, some as martyrs, and some simply dying in action, in service for Christ.

S.A. SONG BOOK, 2015 EDITION, #743

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COVID 19 Update

The members of The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple want to protect you from any Covid-19 spread yet, at the same time, wish to journey life with you. 

At present, there are still reports of new strains of Covid-19 spread and, unfortunately, we are not at a level of vaccination that safely allows us to congregate. Therefore, we have initiated the following:

 In-Person Church Services are postponed until further notice, but our ONLINE SERVICES, complete with music, songs, prayer, and Biblically focused sermons can be found here. [Click to follow]

 Our CHURCH OFFICE is closed, but we are still available Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 3:00 pm).  If you have enquiries, needs, prayer requests, or simply want to discuss life, please connect with us by phone at 905-436-0011, text us at 289-768-5959, or email the office. Email address is 

 Our FOOD BANK and THRIFT STORE in downtown Oshawa are operating under COVID restrictions. If you are solely in need of food, please make an appointment at 905-723-7422 ext 221. 

 The Thrift Store is operating under COVID Restrictions. Store is closed April 12th -14th. Planned reopening Thursday April 15th. Accepting donations resumes Thursday April, 15th Mon-Fri 9:30am-4pm at the back loading dock door.  Please access the Albert Street side of the building in downtown Oshawa from Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm) and Saturday (10:00 am – 4:00 pm).  The Thrift Store is closed on Sunday. More Thrift Store Details… [Click to follow]

 COUNSELLING SERVICES, including aid with annual TAX RETURNS, continue Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm),  but please call for an appointment at 905-723-7422. Registration for The Low Income Tax Clinic is online. [Click to follow]