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Dear Friends,

The second of the Ten Commandments is in Exodus 20:4–6. It reads (NLT): “You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected—even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject me. But I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those who love me and obey my commands".

This tells us that we must worship the correct God, the one and only God, in the correct way. We are not to make any image of God. We are not to pray to any image. We are to worship God how He has commanded us in the Bible. We are not to look for God in paintings, or in images or in any shrines, rather we are to look for God, that is His self revelation of His character, in His word, in the Bible. In our local church we have a table at the front with an open bible on it. God has given us His word as a self revelation of who He is, most clearly in the accounts and words of Jesus. If we want to know God, there is no better way than to prayerfully and daily read His words in the Bible. 

You may have noticed that the second commandment has a warning to those who ignore God, compared to the blessing of those who love Him. There is a generational consequence of rejecting the Lord and His ways. We just have to look at the consequences that parental decisions and actions have on their children. One generation turns it back on God and the Church and the next one grows up without God and without any teaching about the Lord. The really good news is that the Lord can break destructive generational cycles as we turn to Him. Look at the limit placed on destructive generational consequences "to third and fourth generations of those who reject me". Now compare that to the Lord's words, "but I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those who love me and obey my commands". My prayer is for each of us to be those who love the Lord and therefore seek to obey His commands. There is no better way to be a positive influence (salt) to those around us. 
 
Our services this Saturday/Sabbath are listed below, both at the Great Yarmouth Church and the Lowestoft Church. Zoom and Facebook will be live-streamed from the Great Yarmouth Church. This Sabbath Danail Keshishyan will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. Dean Campbell will be speaking at Lowestoft. The Communion Service at Lowestoft is delayed till December 11th as Pastor Mark is not well. 
 
May the Lord bless you and keep you, 

Pastor Mark
 
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Upcoming Schedule 
  • Saturday/Sabbath, 10am. Children, Teen/Youth and Adult Sabbath Schools.
  • Saturday/Sabbath, 11.15am. Danail Keshishyan will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. Dean Campbell will be speaking at Lowestoft. The Communion Service at Lowestoft is delayed till December 11th as Pastor Mark is not well. 
  • Monday, 7.30pm. Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at the Great Yarmouth Church and on Zoom.

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Marriages – Child Dedications – Believers Baptisms – Funerals
 
Community Carol Services

(Saturday 4th December for Fellowship Lunch and Rehearsals at Great Yarmouth)

Saturday 11th December at 4pm at Lowestoft
Saturday 18th December at 4pm at Great Yarmouth

Communion at the Lowestoft Church will be on Saturday/Sabbath, December 11th at 11.15am.  
Tithe for the Great Yarmouth Church through August is £20,768, which is 14.8% up compared to the same period last year. Tithe for the Lowestoft Church through August is £11,782, which is 167% up compared to the same period last year. Many thanks for your faithful giving. Please continue to also remember our local budget giving which overall is down compared to the projected budget for 2021. For the Great Yarmouth Church local giving is down by £1004.77 through October compared to the local budget, though our October local giving was slightly over the monthly budget amount.
 
Prayer Requests

“Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God” - Phil.4:6.
  • Pray for Elder Paul Lee who has Covid. Paul continues to make progress. 
  • Pray for SEC President, Dr Emmanuel Osei, who has Covid and is resting at home. 
  • Pray for Arlene, Pastor Walker's sister, who has a brain aneurysm.
  • Pray for Roy who has lumps on his tongue and is going for biopsy.
  • Pray for Samantha and her daughters who have health issues. Also for Claire who had a fall and fractured arm.   
  • Pray for those in difficult job situations. For God's wisdom and for His will to be done. 
  • Pray for Hayley's mum & brother suffering with mental health issues.
  • Pray for the Victorio family who are now on their long-term mission in the Philippines.
  • Pray for Jarek and his health. 
  • Pray for Laurna and Elma and their health.
  • Pray for Myrtle Rhodes and her future care.
  • Pray for Terry who is undergoing treatment for cancer.
  • Pray for for Edith Newman who is home bound. 
  • Pray for all our young families, children & young people.
  • Pray for Daniel, his healing and attention at school.
  • Pray for Kenny, and his children, Kayden and Shanice.
  • Pray for those who have shown interest in the church.
  • Pray for the leadership of our church, and for our Government.
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Speakers and other Events
 

December 2021

  • 4th Saturday/Sabbath. Pastor Mark will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. David Andrews at Lowestoft.
  • 4th Saturday/Sabbath. Fellowship Lunch at Great Yarmouth and practice for the Community Carol Services.
  • 11th Saturday/Sabbath. Steven George will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. Pastor Mark at Lowestoft. The service at Lowestoft will also include Communion.
  • 11th Saturday/Sabbath. Community Carol Service at Lowestoft at 4pm.
  • 18th Saturday/Sabbath. Pastor Mark will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. Luka Mhishi at Lowestoft.
  • 18th Saturday/Sabbath. Community Carol Service at Great Yarmouth at 4pm.
  • 19th Sunday. Church Festive Meal at the Wherry Hotel, Lowestoft at 1pm. Sign-up sheets are at each church or call Pastor Mark.
  • 25th Saturday/Sabbath. Paul Manogaran (to be confirmed) will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. Pastor Mark at Lowestoft.
 
The Victorio family are now on their long-term mission in the Philippines, working as medical missionaries alongside the South Central Luzon Conference.  View their latest Newsletter Here. All expenses will be paid from their own pockets, estimated at £350-£400 per month.  One-off donations or a monthly commitment, are greatly appreciated.  Donate Here

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