Corps Cadet Rally: What in the Word!
Jr. Soldier Rally (from January)
CAMEO: It's A Small World Program
First Lent Sunday
Welcoming Roscoe Ward to the Concord Staff
Rhys Jones - Going to South Korea with the Service Corps Team!
This Week's Schedule
09:00 AM - Praise & Worship Practice - Chapel 10:00 AM - Adult Sunday School - Library 10:00 AM - Corps Cadets - Classroom 2 10:15 AM - Prayer Time - Prayer Room 11:00 AM - Worship Service: First Sunday of Lent - Chapel 12:15 PM - Food & Fellowship - Fireside Room 12:30 PM - Encore Youth Music Rehearsals - Chapel
6:00 PM - Men's Bible Study - Fireside Room 6:00 PM - Bible Study: The Ten Commandments (NEW Series!) - Library 7:00 PM - Songsters Practice - Chapel 8:00 PM - Senior Band Practice - Chapel
8:30 AM - CAMEO: Aint She Sweet Note: We will meet in the corps parking lot and leave for Sacramento Citadel. Major Willdonna will be leading the program there. We will not be able to Zoom this meeting. Our estimated return will be 2:30 PM.
The Ten Commandments
Are the Ten Commandments just a list of rules we are supposed to obey? Do they still apply today? And if so, how do we apply the commandments to our lives?
In this ten-session series, pastor Albert Tate takes us through the Ten Commandments and shows us how we were first loved by God and what it looks like to love him in return. God wrote a love letter through his commandments so that we could know his heart and learn to love others in the same way.
We are still doing this in a hybrid format meaning that if you wanted to attend via Zoom, you can still be part of the study while we are also meeting in person. If you want to be added to our mailing list, please let Major Ann know. We meet on Tuesday nights at 7:00 PM in the Library.
Requests will be prayed for in our Prayer Room and distributed through our Prayer Chain. Requests can be made anonymously.
Territorial Holiness Retreat: Find Rest - March 16-19
Registration is now open!
Join us for a wonderful weekend at Camp Del Oro as we dig deep together! Register at https://events.usawest.org/EventHub.aspx?ID=374
Rev. Dr. Stephen Macchia is our special guest for the weekend along with Jenna Grace May who will be ministering through music. We will have workshops to sign up for when you arrive, opportunities for fellowship, solitude, and rest with Jesus, and learning how to live a whole and healthy holy life with Jesus and others.
The retreat will begin with registration at 3:00, dinner on Thursday evening, and conclude with lunch on Sunday.
Spanish translation will be provided for the weekend and an option for a Spanish language workshop as well.
Our Workshop Leaders:
Intimacy with God (in Spanish) – Major Lex Giron Relational Holiness – Captain Ryan Bearchell Minimalism or Listening – Major Janene Zielinski Spiritual Disciplines – Rev. Dr. Stephen Macchia
Women's Day Retreat - March 18
Hosted by Concord's CAMEO Club, we have a special guest, Lt. Betty Vesikula, coming to share her story. Ladies will have an opportunity to take two workshops. (See descriptions below.)
Lunch will be provided and there will be a book exchange at the end of the day.
The registration fee is only $15. Additional workshop fees may be required. The registration form can be found on the Fireside Room Bulletin Board.
Just One More Chapter: Create a 3D-framed art to take home. Fee: $10
Symbolize Your Story: Create a personalized jeweled memento of your life. Fee: $5
My Yoga Story: Learn and practice various stretches that will help to bring balance to your life. Bring your own yoga mat. Or you can purchase one for $7.
Share Your Story: Learn how to refine your story, understand how God is involved, and learn how to share your story with others.
Write Your Story: Learn how to write your story with guided prompts and mindful journaling.
Turkey & Syria Earthquake/International Response
According to IHQ earlier today, the international Salvation Army 'is not currently planning a direct, operational involvement on the ground’ in Turkey and/or Syria as we do not have an established presence in either country. As such, The Salvation Army is exploring the most efficient and effective means of supporting our existing, trusted humanitarian partners and networks in their response and recovery efforts in the region.
Those who would like to financially support these efforts may visit www.sawso.org. Donations via SAWSO will help us, in collaboration with partner organizations in the region, provide urgently needed assistance to survivors.
Find Your Place - Survey
Caring Magazine is conducting a simple survey for soldiers, officers, clients, etc. to complete.
Please complete this very short survey by clicking this link:
You can make a tithe payment, give an offering, or donate towards the World Services fund.
Divisional Youth Retreat - Upside Down - March 24-26
Our theme scripture will be Colossians 3:1-17 and will be looking at Peter’s story. We will be taking into account major life-turning points and transformational moments that lead to Peter's world-changing ministry, leading others to turn their lives upside down from darkness to life in Jesus. Delegates will have the opportunity to build friendships, participate in fun activities and hear from amazing leaders throughout the weekend.
Divisional Youth Retreat is for ages 13-18 years old. Keep in mind that delegates who are 18 years old and still in high school will need to complete PTM. The cost for the weekend is $75 per delegate.
Registration is due March 10. Please see Major Ann for the forms.
International Prayer Focus
This initiative of turning our thoughts and prayers towards the same part of the world at some point in the same week is a beautiful way to unite us as a global Army family and I thank you for the commitment you each give to this.
Territorial Leaders: Colonels Alfred and Pamela Banda
Thank God for the successes of last year. Pray for a good harvest even when we know farmers did not have farm inputs as expected. Pray for the Territorial leader and the calendar of activities for this year. Pray for people that have no food to eat now within our borders. Pray for the state President and his Cabinet that God will use them as they lead the nation of Zambia. Pray for peace and stability in the country and The Salvation Army. Pray for love and tolerance among all Zambians and Politicians. Pray for forgiveness and true reconciliation among those that are leading the nation of Zambia. Pray against the spirit of accidents around the country. Pray against marriage break-ups. Pray for the good health of officers. Pray for God’s daily provision. Pray against the spirit of murder and suicide. Pray for peace, love, and unity among officers and soldiers. Pray for the new session in college. Pray for the implementation of evangelism and spiritual growth in the territory.
WEEK 5 - A Prayer for Encouragement for our Salvation Army Leaders
We thank you for the gift of the church.
You created us for community – to live well together. To encourage one another, to remind each other of the truth that you love us, that you equip us, that we are treasured and we are yours.
Lord, give us a desire to care deeply for our leaders, to value and encourage them as we do with one another.
We know at times leadership can feel lonely, the responsibility overwhelming, the tasks exhausting. Surround our leaders with trusted voices, reliable friends, and wise mentors. People who will build them up.
Lord, help us to be those people. To take every opportunity to show genuine care, to share words of affirmation, to see and acknowledge where You are at work through their leading.
Help us all to walk in a manner worthy of the calling You have given us. To have humble and gentle hearts in all our interactions with one another. To have patience for one another, bearing with one another in love.
You are seen when we are one.
May it be so.
May the Lord bless you as you bless others through your intercessions on their behalf.