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Dear Friends,
 
I wonder if you have ever found yourself in a right old mess of your own making.  I know I have.  King David, one of the rulers of ancient Israel, got himself into one of the worse kinds of mess. It involved a wife of another man and murder.  The account is recorded in 2 Samual 11-12. After over nine long months of self denial, self deception and ever increasing sin, King David is confronted by the Prophet Nathan with the plain truth. Out of that encounter comes Psalm 51 and Psalm 32. They are Psalms of deep confession and repentance, of turning back to the Lord. We will look at Psalm 32 during our Family Service this Saturday at 11.15am. 
 
King David kept silent before God, he did not pray, but tried to hide the mess of his wrongdoing for over nine long months. Eventually he confessed all to the Lord. His sense of relief, and the unburdening of himself, is self evident in the opening verse of Psalms 32:1, "Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered". The Lord is very gracious. His nature is to forgive if we come to Him, no matter how "big or small" the wrong-doing. The key is that we come to Him. It is why Jesus says in Matthew 11:28-30, "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Jesus says He is gentle and lowly in heart, that is who He is by nature, and that is how He is with us when we come openly to Him.

The lesson for each of us is to come to the Lord, the first time, as fainting believers, pray to Him and make any needed confession. Do not keep silent! God knows it anyway! Don’t wait, confess any wrongdoing. Accept God’s forgiveness through Christ and determine by God's help to live for God each day and face any consequences with God.

This Saturday our Family Service will take place as normal at 11.15am on Zoom and Facebook.  Tonight (Friday) at 8pm, after Adult Sabbath School at 7pm, we will watch the fourth instalment of the six part series on the Book of Daniel. Pastor Gary Kent from Australia will lead out in the series exploring the historical sections of the book of Daniel. On Monday at 7.30pm, we will continue our series looking at the Apostle Peter's First Letter in the New Testament, believed to have been written from Rome, towards the end of his ministry.  All events will be shown in our GYL Zoom room. 

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 on Zoom. Pastor Michael Walker will lead out. See below for larger image of "Sabbath School for Life" for Q1, 2021.



Friday Night Study of Daniel 6-Part Series at 8pm. We will be watching the fourth episode, Daniel 4 - The King that ate grass.


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

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

Saturday/Sabbath Family Service at 11.15am on Zoom. Pastor Mark Borrett will share a message. There will also be a children's story.


Monday Night Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at 7.30pm on Zoom. We will continue our series looking at the Apostle Peter's First Letter. Pastor Mark Borrett will lead out. 
 

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The Victorio family are planning to leave late March for their long-term mission trip to the Philippines. They are a completely self-supporting ministry, working side by side with the South Central Luzon Conference and other Conferences.  All expenses will be coming from their own pockets, with an estimate of £350-£400 per month living expenses for a family of five.  One-off donations or a monthly commitment, even from as little as £5 per month, will be greatly appreciated.
 

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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 protection of all those serving on the frontline. 
  • Pray for our vulnerable, elderly and the infirmed. 
  • Pray for our young families, children & young people, to stay close to the Lord and each other.
  • Pray for those looking for, or struggling, in work.
  • Pray for Eric Baker who is still in hospital after an infection. He is likely to move to a care home for further recovery. Pray also for Jean and Magaret.
  • Pray for Phillip Franklin and his health, both mental and physical. 
  • Pray for David Nichols, who is home now and still having on-going treatment for cancer. 
  • Pray for Colin and his ongoing rehabilitation.  
  • Pray for Kiala and the ongoing treatment to his hand and work situation.  
  • Pray for Bev and for her ongoing treatment and recovery for problems in her lower back and legs. 
  • Pray for the Victorio family in the preparations for their mission to the Philippians.  
  • Pray for Ana Nunes for her house move and for her job to be made permanent. 
  • Pray for the Rebecca Tom and family after the loss of an uncle to Covid.
  • Pray for Pauline who lost her husband to Covid.
  • Pray for Joanna, husband and children. The stress and strains on marriage and family life.   
  • 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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