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Dear Friends,

The fourth of the nine-fold fruit of the Holy Spirit is patience or long-suffering. "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV). Patience, or the older word for it, long-suffering, is in short supply these days. We live in an age of increasing polarisation, instant news and blogging, with comments on comments.

This week I read some definitions for the spiritual fruit of patience and most include the following:
  • The ability to endure whatever opposition and suffering may come our way, and to show endurance without wanting retaliation or revenge. That is tough. 
  • The ability to put up with the weaknesses and foibles of others (including other believers), and to show forbearance, without getting irritated or angry enough to want to fight back (in words, actions, blogs, etc...). This may even be tougher. 
In the quote in the image above from Mrs Ellen White, one of the founders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, we are counselled to also have patience in our prayers.. We are to have patience combined with expectation in the goodness and wisdom of our Heavenly Father.  The very best thing to do when our patience is running on low or empty is to pray for our saviour’s mind on patience. Next week we will look at the fruit of Kindness.
 
Our services this Saturday/Sabbath are listed below, both at the Great Yarmouth church building and the Lowestoft church building. The Worship Service is at 11.15am, and will follow Sabbath School which starts at 10am. Please note that the Teen and Children Sabbath Schools are at Great Yarmouth. Zoom and Facebook will also be live-streamed from the Great Yarmouth Church.
 
May the Lord bless you and keep you, 

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 Great Yarmouth Church Building.  Make sure your children come along for fun and bible learning! Mike Clarry will lead out. 

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

Saturday Adult Sabbath School at 10am at Great Yarmouth Church Building and at Lowestoft Church Building. Join the class to review and discuss the lesson this week. Steven George will lead out at Great Yarmouth. David Sutherland will lead out at Lowestoft.

Saturday / Sabbath Worship Service at 11.15am at Great Yarmouth Church Building and at Lowestoft Church Building. Steven George will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. The service will also be on Zoom and Facebook. John Sampson will be speaking at Lowestoft.

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

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Upcoming Speakers and other Events


October 2021

  • 9th Saturday/Sabbath. Paul Manogaran will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. Dean Campbell at Lowestoft.
  • 16th Saturday/Sabbath. Luka Mhishi will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. Jerry Victorio at Lowestoft.
  • 23rd Saturday/Sabbath (Harvest Festival). Pastor Mark will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. Dean Campbell at Lowestoft. There will also be a Fellowship Lunch for all at Lowestoft. 
  • 30th Saturday/Sabbath. George Nyatanga will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. Pastor Mark at Lowestoft.

November 2021

  • 6th Saturday/Sabbath. Pastor Mark will be speaking at Great Yarmouth and taking the Communion Service. Dean Campbell at Lowestoft.
  • 13th Saturday/Sabbath. Antoni Bonanni will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. David Andrews at Lowestoft.
  • 20th Saturday/Sabbath. Rio Espulgar will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. This will be live-streamed to Lowestoft.
  • 27th Saturday/Sabbath. Danail Keshishyan (to be confirmed) will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. Pastor Mark will be speaking at Lowestoft and taking the Communion Service. 
Harvest Festival on Saturday/Sabbath October 23rd
At the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Churches
(There will be a Fellowship Lunch for all at Lowestoft) 
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 Launa and her health.
  • Pray for Pastor Walker, his cough and the Daniel series.
  • Pray for Olive's work situation which is very challenging.
  • Pray for Jean and Margaret after the passing of Eric.
  • Pray for Myrtle Rhodes who is now in a care home in Norwich. 
  • Pray for Mary's son, for his health and welfare.
  • 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 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 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 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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