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Jun26WedWorship Service and Installation of New Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries on Sunday, June 23, 2013. June 26, 2013 by Pamela Richardson
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The third day of Commissioning 2013 events took place on Sunday at Toronto's Scarborough Citadel with a worship service that included the installation of Colonels Mark and Sharon Tillsley as chief secretary and territorial secretary for women's ministries.
As the Scarborough Citadel Band presented the march Deeds of Valour, the Disciples of the Cross Session entered the auditorium behind their sessional flag, carried by Cadet Devin Reid.
Cadet Mark Young prayed God's blessing on the service before Cadet Indira Albert shared her testimony. Speaking alternately in French and English, she said her call to officership had been confirmed during her time at CFOT and drew attention to the diversity found in the Army of today. “We are many nations but we serve one Lord,” she said.
Following a time of praise by the CFOT worship team, Commissioner Brian Peddle invited Colonels Mark and Sharon Tillsley to step forward to be installed as the newest members of the territory's leadership team.
Supported by his parents, General and Mrs. Bramwell and Maude Tillsley (Rtd), Colonels Tillsley pledged to uphold the Bible, the Army flag and all it stands for, to make the mercy seat the focus of their ministry and to accept spiritual responsibility for Salvationists.
Before Colonel Mark Tillsley shared from God's Word, Colonel Sharon Tillsley read the Scripture and greeted the congregation. In his sermon, Colonel Mark Tillsley emphasized the significance of sanctification in a believer's life. He encouraged everyone to ask for a baptism of love from God to better minister to those in need.
Many knelt in response to the chief secretary's encouragement to rededicate their lives to Jesus Christ.
Read reports from other Commissioning 2013 Events:
Celebration and Praise (Friday, June 21, 2013)
Ordination and Commissioning (Saturday, June 22, 2013)
(Photos by Timothy Cheng)