HE CAME TO GIVE US LIFE

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He came to give us life in all its fullness, He came to make the blind to see, He came to banish death and doubt and darkness, He came to set His people free. He liberating love imparted, He taught men once again to smile; He came to bind the brokenhearted, And God and man to reconcile. He came to give us life in all its fullness, He came to make the blind to see, He came to banish death and doubt and darkness, He came to set His people free. (After last chorus) He came to set us free! 1. We wonder why Christ came into the world A helpless, homeless Child; We wonder why He tolerated men – The tainted and defiled. We wonder why! We wonder why! The Son of God as man came down, What does this signify? 2. We wonder why Christ came into the world And let men hurt Him so; We wonder why the Christ should have to die – Does anybody know? We wonder why! We wonder why! The Son of God as man came down, What does this signify? As we conclude and reflect on the Easter season this year, 2020, the whole world is struggling against the coronavirus, COVID-19. Indeed, “we wonder why” this illness has invaded the earth! But let’s hold onto the joy that comes with knowing the Christ of Easter, even as we find different ways to celebrate Him in the days ahead. gowans_larssonpicThe above song by John Gowans and John Larsson was written for their musical, Jesus Folk. It is sung at the telling of the story of Lazarus being brought back to life by Jesus. Jesus tells Lazarus’ sisters, Mary and Martha,
“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die.” John 10:25, 26 NIV
May your heart be lifted as you read, listen and perhaps sing along with this joyful proclamation. WORDS: JOHN GOWANS; MUSIC: JOHN LARSSON S.A. SONG BOOK, 2015 EDITION, #139 REFERENCE: SALVATION ARMY SONG BOOK DEVOTIONAL SERIES VIDEO – KEVIN LARSSON  
 
 

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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  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]

 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]