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I must have the Saviour with me,
For I dare not walk alone;
I must feel His presence near me
And His arm around me thrown.

Then my soul shall fear no ill;
Let Him lead me where He will,
I will go without a murmur,
And His footsteps follow still.

I must have the Saviour with me,
For my faith at best is weak;
He can whisper words of comfort
That no other voice can speak.

I must have the Saviour with me
In the onward march of life:
Through the tempest and the sunshine,
Through the battle and the strife.

As we begin a new year and new decade, aware of many concerns in our world, let’s follow the example of Fanny Crosby (and countless others!) by focussing on the Lord’s presence with us. After all, He promised to be with us, as recorded in Matthew 28:20, where He said, “I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

fanny_crosbyHaving experienced severe trials in the early part of her life, Fanny Crosby had reason to be worried about her future. As many know, she was blind from infancy as a result of a wrongly-treated infection. Her only child died as an infant. Her marriage did not last. However, Fanny Crosby was well-educated and chose to spend her life ministering to others. Besides her prolific hymn-writing, she was widely admired as an evangelistic speaker. Sometimes lines of people circled the block near a location where she was to speak, as they hoped to get a seat. Those who knew her admired her joy and zest for living. Fanny herself felt that cheerfulness was a priority in life. Let’s “fear no ill” as we trust the Lord’s leading in our lives in the year ahead.

Sometimes lines of people circled the block near a location where she was to speak, as they hoped to get a seat. Click To Tweet
S.A. SONG BOOK, 1987 EDITION, #731; 2015 EDITION, #647


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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 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]