LET US REJOICE, THE FIGHT IS WON!

LET-US-REJOICE-THE-FIGHT-IS-WON!
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Let us rejoice, the fight is won!
Darkness is conquered, death undone –
Life triumphant! Alleluia!
So age to age each nation grows
More like the heart of Him who rose.

Alleluia, alleluia,
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Joy comes again! All shall be well,
Friends severed now, in Heaven shall dwell
Reunited! Alleluia!
The end of all our ways is love,
Then rise with Him to things above.

Thou boundless power, Thou God on high,
How could Thy children fear to die?
Joy immortal! Alleluia!
Thy right rewards, Thy love forgives;
We know that our Redeemer lives!

Easter! The Christian’s time for greatest rejoicing, because “we know that our Redeemer lives”! There is much meaning in this song as we celebrate differently this year amid a global pandemic previously unknown in our 21st century. Some readers may have recently experienced the illness or loss of a loved friend or family member. It is hoped that words of Easter jubilation will somehow be more to them than mere platitudes – at least, perhaps in future days.

Dearmer_PLike many authors of familiar old hymns, Percy Dearmer (1867-1936) lived through some tumultuous times: World War 1, the Spanish Flu Epidemic, and the Great Depression. He was a British vicar who served as chaplain to the Red Cross in Serbia during World War 1, and held various other prominent ecclesiastical posts. He also edited or compiled several hymnals. In 1931 Dearmer was appointed to the prestigious position of Canon of Westminster.

WORDS: PERCY DEARMER; MUSIC – TUNE, ST. FRANCIS: 17th CENTURY GERMAN MELODY
S.A. SONG BOOK, 1987 EDITION, #146; 2015 EDITION, # 226
REFERENCES: USAWEST.ORG, HYMNARY.ORG

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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]