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Dear Friends,
 
Hebrews 5:8 (NKJV) says of Jesus, that "though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered".  If this is true of Jesus, why should it be any different for us?  Often we learn more through times of suffering, than times of ease.  One Christian author puts it this way, "We are told that the Captain of our salvation was made perfect through suffering, therefore we who are sinful, and who are far from being perfect, must not wonder if we are called to pass through suffering too. Shall the head be crowned with thorns, and shall the other members of the body be rocked upon the dainty lap of ease?". The Lord always has a purpose at such times in our lives. Often it is to transform our theory of faith into the reality of faith in our everyday lives. We can with confidence commit ourselves to the Lord at all times.

The Week of Prayer is starting November 7th through November 14th.  The theme this year is on "Reach the World: Faithfulness in Christian Lifestyle." We will start the week of Prayer on Saturday / Sabbath November 7th at 3pm on Zoom. This will also include a time for short testimonies, and will conclude with communion.  We will meet each night from Sunday through the week of prayer at 7pm on Zoom.  This will replace our normal Monday Night and Friday Night Study that week.  Week of prayer will conclude on Saturday / Sabbath November 14th as part of our Family Service.  A link to the readings is included further down in this newsletter.

Our Saturday / Sabbath Family Service will start as normal at 11.15am. We will again assemble together as one church, with people in the Lowestoft Church building, with people on Zoom and with others watching via Facebook.  The service will include a message from the book of Esther.  Esther is another hero of faith, even if she was somewhat reluctant at first. 

Blessings to you all in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

- Pastor Mark Borrett
 
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Lowestoft Church Building
54 Saxon Rd, Lowestoft, NR33 7BT
 
Friday Night Children’s Sabbath School at 6pm on Zoom.  Gary and Andrea Cunningham will lead out. Make sure your children join for fun and bible learning!  

Friday Night TeenStudy@GYL at 6pm on Zoom. Janna Wilkinson will lead the discussion in a break out Zoom Room.

Friday Night Adult Sabbath School at 7pm on Zoom. Glyn Jones will lead our study. 

Friday Night Earth's Final Conflict by Mark Finley at 8pm on YouTube. Tonight's Topic: HOPE’S GRACE-FILLED END-TIME MESSAGE.  Click here for the Study Guides

Saturday Sabbath Service at 11.15am at the Lowestoft Church Building and on Zoom. Pastor Mark Borrett will share a message from the book of Esther. There will also be a children's story.

Monday Night Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at 7.30pm on Zoom.  We will  have a second look at Mark Finley's third episode on Earth's Final conflict using the Study Guide (see Friday Night). 
 
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Starting in January 2021, we are looking for one or more persons to take on the role of Children's Sabbath School Superintendent.  The position includes planning the rota of teachers (there are lots of volunteers to teach), planning the curriculum (with lots of online help)  and celebrating children's birthdays by sending cards.  Many thanks to Izzy Clarry for doing this for so many years! Please let Pastor Mark know if you are interested in helping with any part of this critical role for our children. 
 
The Week of Prayer will be from Nov 7th through Nov 14th.  Click on the picture above for the readings.  We will start the week of Prayer on Saturday / Sabbath November 7th at 3pm on Zoom.  This will also include a time for short testimonies, and will conclude with communion.  We will meet each night from Sunday through the week of prayer at 7pm on Zoom.  This will replace our normal Monday Night and Friday Night Study that week.  Week of prayer will conclude on Saturday / Sabbath November 14th as part of our Family Service.  
Click on the picture for the latest Pastoral Newsletter from Dr Emmanuel Osei, President, South England Conference (SEC) of Seventh-day Adventists.
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 the Lord and each other.
  • Pray for Ana Nunes, her health and work situation.
  • Pray for Phillip Franklin and his health, both mental and physical. 
  • Pray for David Nichols, who is having treatment for cancer.
  • Pray for Colin who has undergone a leg amputation, and for his rehabilitation.   
  • Pray for those who have shown interest in the church.
  • Pray for our ongoing return to our church buildings. 
  • Pray for the leadership of our church & for our Government for wisdom in directing the affairs during this critical period.
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Thank-you for your giving to the South England Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and to the Local Churches. As you can see from the figures below giving is down in tithe compared to last year.  We ask for your prayerful consideration in this matter. You can give at the Lowestoft church on Saturday/Sabbath or on-line at https://sec.adventist.uk/contact-us/donate/  Please include your gift aid number.  You can also send cheques to our Church Treasurers or contact the Pastor or Elders if any help is needed. Tithes and Offerings are an act of worship and an act of faith. 
2020 Tithe Report - Jan through August
Great Yarmouth.  £15,567. 22.6% down from same period last year.
Lowestoft.  £4550.  26% down from same period last year.

2020 Local Giving Report - Great Yarmouth
                       2019              2020
July                 547.90           346.20
August            834.34           529.81  
September      693.61           1192.00

(January through September)
 
YTD Totals      5045.84         4784.82


2020 Local Giving Report - Lowestoft
                       2019              2020
July                 239.13           310.00
August            134.37           50.00  
September      344.97           110.00
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