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Yet once again, by God’s abundant mercy,
We join our song of thankfulness and praise;
Ever the light of our Redeemer’s victory
Shineth before us in the world’s dark ways.

Jesus shall conquer, lift up the strain!
Evil shall perish and righteousness shall reign.

O for the time of Christ’s completed mission!
Throbs of its rapture reach us as we pray;
Gleams of its glory bursting on our vision
Speed us to labour, urge us on our way.

Stretch out Thy hand, O God, and let the nations
Feel through Thine host the thrill of life divine;
Grant us, we pray, still greater revelations;
Make of these days an everlasting sign.

Yes – there are many “dark ways” in the world today – there have always been, it seems. But we hold to our faith that “evil shall perish and righteousness shall reign” – someday, when “at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow … and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10,11)

When we learn of continual growth in Christian churches in “the majority world”, in spite of, and perhaps because of, much persecution, our hope is shored up. When a famous rapper claims to have begun to follow Christ and produces an album uplifting the name of Jesus, again, our hope is strengthened.

general_albert_orsbornWhen Salvation Army General Albert Orsborn penned the above song, he had been inspired by an international congress in 1914, but changes were made and the song as we now know it was published in 1940. Each of those years involved a world at war! How people must have been clinging to hope for better times! Note that in the second verse, “Christ’s completed mission” is said to depend on the labour of us who follow Him. May we respond to the challenge in whatever ways are open to us.

S.A. SONG BOOK, 1987 EDITION, #173; 2015 EDITION, #349

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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]