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Dear Friends,

The passage in the image above is taken from the Old Testament book of Zephaniah. The book contains just three chapters, and so Zephaniah is considered a minor prophet given its relatively small size compared to other prophetic books in the bible. Yet the message in Zephaniah is far from minor, taking place during a period of spiritual revival in Judah, and before Judah's eventual backsliding and fall to Babylon. Zephaniah looks forward ultimately to the coming of the Lord. The second coming of Jesus. The day of the Lord, which will bring judgement and a great divide. For God's people, who have waited for their God, the promise is that the Lord will be in their midst, as the warrior that saves and gives victory, as He who rejoices with gladness, as He who renews and quiets with His love, and as He who exults with loud singing. Our God is a warrior! He gives victory and salvation to His people. That will come to its full fulfilment when the last enemy, death, is a conquered foe, at Jesus' second coming. Is it any wonder that the Apostle Paul, some 650 years after the Prophet Zephaniah, asks, "What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31). 
 
Vacation Bible School (VBS) has been taking place all week at the Great Yarmouth Church building. The theme has been "You are God's Treasure". Each day has started with lively singing, prayer and bible stories. Crafts have been done in the upstairs function room, followed by lunch, before heading downstairs to finish with more singing. The children (young and old) have thoroughly enjoyed the VBS experience, learning valuable lessons about being God's treasure. During our Worship Service this Saturday/Sabbath at 11.15am, there will be a short video of VBS and the singing of the theme song by all the children. Many thanks to all the helpers this week, and a big special thank-you to Auntie Norma, for all the planning, preparation and leading out. 

This Sabbath at the Lowestoft Church Building, the Worship Service at 11.15am, will follow the Adult, Children and Teen Sabbath Schools, which start at 10am. The Adult Sabbath School will be in the church hall to help facilitate disussion. The Worship Service will also be on Zoom and Facebook. After the service there will be a potluck / bring your own lunch, followed by a church district discussion, which will start around 2.30pm. 
 
Be Blessed,

Pastor Mark
 
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Great Yarmouth Seventh-day Adventist Church
48 Burnt Lane, Gorleston-on-Sea, NR31 0PG

Lowestoft Seventh-day Adventist Church
54 Saxon Rd, Lowestoft, NR33 7BT


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Saturday Children’s Sabbath School at 10am at Lowestoft Church Building.  Make sure your children come along for fun and bible learning! Auntie Sini and Uncle Paul will lead out.

Saturday TeenStudy Sabbath School at 10am at Lowestoft Church Building. Janna Wilkinson will lead out in the discussion.

Saturday Adult Sabbath School at 10am at Lowestoft Church Building.  Join the class to review and discuss the lesson this week. Isaac Ngwenya will lead out in the church hall on lesson 5, Come to Me.


Saturday / Sabbath Worship Service at 11.15am at Lowestoft Church Building. This will include a message from Pastor Mark continuing the series on taking up the "The Armour of God". There will be a short video about Vacation Bible School and the children will sing the theme song. There will be supervised activities for children that require support during the service. The service will also be on Zoom and Facebook.

Saturday / Sabbath Church District discussion at 2.30pm after Potluck / Bring your own Lunch at Lowestoft Church Building. Please plan to stay for fellowship lunch and important discussions about the Church District. This will also be on Zoom. 

Sunday GYL Board Meeting at 7pm on Zoom. Board members from Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft are kindly asked to attend on Zoom for some important discussions after a communication this week from the South England Conference. Apologies for the short notice. 

Monday Night Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at 7.30pm at Great Yarmouth Church BuildingWe will continue the Gospel of Mark. This will also be available on Zoom. 

Other Upcoming Events   
  • Saturday/Sabbath, August 7th, planned return to Great Yarmouth Church building. 
  • Monday, August 9th, at 11am, funeral of Ernie Franklin at the Great Yarmouth Church.

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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.
  • Pray for Retchelyn, Anthony Leader and Seve.
  • Pray for Carolina and Mark. Carolina is undergoing IVF treatment. Mark has many health issues.
  • Pray for Magaret who is very ill in hospital. And for Sharnie who is her Carer.
  • Pray for Beverley and her Sciatica pain. 
  • Pray for John’s brother, Ivan, who has Parkinson's Disease.
  • Pray for Terry who is undergoing treatment for cancer.
  • Pray for Kiala Santos and Stephen Cruickshanks who were baptised recently.
  • Pray for Elma and Philip, after the passing of Ernie, also as Elma deals with his final affairs. 
  • Pray for Christine after the loss of her father. 
  • Pray for Elma’s daughter, Laurna, who is dealing with some medical problems. 
  • Pray for our vulnerable and elderly, especially for Edith Newman, Jean and Eric Baker.
  • Pray for our young families, children & young people.
  • Pray for Daniel and his healing.
  • Pray for Kenny and his children.
  • Pray for the Victorio family who are now on their long-term mission in the Philippines
  • Pray for those who have shown interest in the church.
  • Pray for the situation at Norwich Church with its building. 
  • Pray and thanksgiving for our ongoing return to our church buildings. 
  • Pray for the leadership of our church, and for our Government.
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The Victorio family are now on their long-term mission in the Philippines, working 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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