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Dear Friends,

This Saturday/Sabbath we will have our normal local online services on Zoom. We hope you were blessed by the  British Union Conference Day of Worship last week.

We have now received the response to our Risk Assessment from the South England Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. We are responding to a few points raised, but we are one big step closer to re-opening our church buildings, starting with Lowestoft.  We also continue to locally prepare for re-opening.  Many thanks to all helping. 

In our Bible Study and Prayer Meeting on Monday Night we looked at James 2:1-13. James deals with the issue of favouritism. We defined that as "the practice of giving unfair preferential treatment to one person or group at the expense of another". James clearly says that showing favouritism goes against the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ and is sin.  It is a denial of our faith in Christ!  The Lord does not play favorites!  If we practice any kind of favouritism we are undermining our faith and our message to others about God.  

The good news is simple.  It is found in John 3:16 (NKJV) "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life".  The challenge is to live such a message in every relationship and circumstance of life, without partiality. We can only do it by recognising that we cannot do it, without the help of God through His Holy Spirit. That means yielding, having humility and being entirely His.  

James 2:1-13 ends with "Mercy triumphs over judgement". Christ extends that mercy to us each day because of the cross. The Lord asks us to reflect His mercy in every relationship and circumstance of our life. It is a good motto for life. Mercy triumphs over judgement.   

I would like to encourage you all to read the Messenger.  You can find the link to it as you scroll down.  It is titled "Serious Times".

Blessings to you all in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
  
- Pastor Mark Borrett
 
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Friday Night Adult Sabbath School at 7pm. Pastor Michael Walker will lead the study.

Children’s Sabbath School at 10am on Saturday.  Mike and Izzy Clarry will lead out.  Make sure your children join for fun and bible learning!

TeenStudy@GYL at 10am on Saturday.  Janna Wilkerson will lead the discussion in a break out Zoom Room.

Family Sabbath Service at 11.15am on Saturday.  Pastor Mark Borrett will share a message  There will also be a Children's Story.  

The Epistle of James on Monday at 7.30pm.  We will continue our study of the Epistle of James. Pastor Mark Borrett will lead out looking at James Chapter 2.
 
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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.
  • Continue to pray for protection of all those serving on the frontline. 
  • Pray for our elderly and infirmed members - also vulnerable at this time.
  • Pray for our young families, children & young people, to stay close to Jesus.
  • Pray for Joan Frost, she is in hospital. 
  • Pray for David Nichols, who is having treatment for cancer.
  • Pray for those who have shown interest in the church.
  • Pray for Colin who has undergone a leg amputation, for his rehabilitation. 
  • Pray for our return to our church buildings and the risk mitigation. We are waiting on feedback from the SEC.  Please pray as they work through many Risk Assessments.  
  • Pray for those who preach God’s Word & for those who hear it online.
  • Pray for the leadership of our church & for our Government for wisdom in directing the affairs during this critical period.
Do you have a prayer request?  You can contact us by clicking below.  Tell us if it is private, we will pray but not share it.
 
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Thank-you for your giving to the South England Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and to the Local Churches.  Our local church giving is well down compared to last year (over 50%) but we continue to have many expenses even with the buildings closed as this time, such as water rates, building insurance, departmental  expenses, printing costs, Zoom, DVD/CD and mail posting.  You can give on-line at https://sec.adventist.uk/contact-us/donate/  You can also send cheques to our Church Treasurers or contact the Pastor if help needed.  Remember that tithing and offerings is an act of worship, just like prayer and singing.  
Click here for the latest Pastoral Newsletter from Dr Emmanuel Osei, President, South England Conference (SEC), with upcoming events by the various departments. 

Click here to read the latest Messenger

Click here to read the latest SEC Communicator.
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