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God is still on the throne,
And He will remember His own;
Though trials may press us and burdens distress us,
He never will leave us alone.
God is still on the throne,
And He will remember His own;
His promise is true, He will not forget you;
God is still on the throne.

So many people today are burdened and distressed – each in different circumstances, and some more so than others. How reassuring that God will never leave us alone in these earthly troubles, no matter what their cause, but He will walk with us and even share our burdens.

Kittie Louise Jennett was born in New York City in 1884. Because of her musical talent, she aspired to be a famous singer. This goal changed because of a Canadian blizzard! While Kittie was travelling by train in Canada, a blizzard halted the train. A nearby homeowner, Fred Suffield, allowed the passengers to stay in his home. When Kittie later wrote him a thank-you note, they continued to correspond, and a romance developed, resulting in their marriage and eventually their partnership as travelling evangelists. Through attending the church of A.J. Shea in Ottawa, they became acquainted with his son, George Beverly, and later hosted him in Westport, Ontario, where the Suffields were conducting meetings. It is said that when George started singing one night, his voice cracked, but when Kittie, the pianist, lowered the key, he sang beautifully, making her known as the initiator of his amazing career with Billy Graham!

This little chorus was found in the 1955 Song Book, but not in the 1987 one. Happily it was included again in the 2015 edition.

S.A. SONG BOOK, 2015 EDITION, #16; 1955 EDITION, CHORUS #188

George Beverly Shea

The Salvation Army International Staff Band 1963

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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  office@saoshawa.ca 

 Our FOOD BANK and THRIFT STORE are open in downtown Oshawa, but if you are solely in need of food, please make an appointment at 905-723-7422 ext 221. 

 DONATIONS can be dropped off at the Thrift Store.  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]

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