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Dear Friends,
 
It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Joan Frost passed away on Monday afternoon, aged 97 years old.  She was a long and faithful member of the Great Yarmouth Seventh-day Adventist Church. Joan, with her late husband Jim, spent many years in service to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Britain.  We will all miss Joan greatly.  We send condolences and prayers to all the extended family.  The Funeral details will be forthcoming.  

Daniel 12:2 (NLT) says, "Many of those whose bodies lie dead and buried will rise up, some to everlasting life and some to shame and everlasting disgrace". This describes the promise that those who "sleep in the dust of the earth", shall rise up.  In Daniel 12:13 (NKJV) it says, “But you, go your way till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days". Daniel is given the certain promise that he will rise again at the end of the days.  In Isaiah 26:19 (NKJV) it says, "Your dead shall live; Together with my dead body they shall arise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in dust; For your dew is like the dew of herbs, And the earth shall cast out the dead". Isaiah affirms his sure hope that his dead body shall rise at the end of the days.  

The promise in the bible is of an actual bodily resurrection for beleivers from the dead at the end of days.  Because Jesus was resurrected after His death on the cross, as the first one, and said to his disciples in Luke 24:38–39 (NKJV), “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts? Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.” Through faith in Jesus, we also share in the sure and certain hope of our bodily resurrection at the end of days if we die before Jesus comes again.  This is the main and plain promise in the Bible. No other modern message or religion can make this claim.  Because without the actual bodily resurrection of Jesus there is no good news.  The gospel becomes irrelevant. Church becomes irrelevant. Faith becomes futile. That is why first century Christians built the church on Jesus death and His bodily resurrection.  That is why there are so many eye witness accounts of Jesus resurrection recorded for us in the New Testament of the Bible. Joan held firmly to this sure and certain hope. May this be the faith and hope of all who read these words. 

I encourage you to read the rest of this Newsletter, including our plans to re-open the Lowestoft Seventh-day Adventist Church on Saturday/Sabbath October 3rd. Also click on the various links to discover more articles of interest.

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. Dean Campbell will lead our study. 

Children’s Sabbath School at 10am on Saturday. Pastor Mark Borrett 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. Dean Campbell will share a message entitled "What do you believe?". Tricia Campbell will give a Children's Story. 

Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at 7.30pm on Monday.  We will continue our study of the Epistle of James. Pastor Michael Walker will lead out looking at the first part of James Chapter 3 on "Taming theTongue".
 
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The Lowestoft Seventh-day Adventist Church building will reopen on Saturday/Sabbath, the 3rd October for Family Service at 11.15am.  A special Zoom Meeting will be held on Wednesday, the 30th September at 7pm to discuss going back to the church building as we adhere to health and safety guidelines due to Covid.  All are encouraged to attend.  The situation remains dynamic so please continue to uphold these plans in pray.  
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“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 the family of Joan Frost after her passing this week.
  • Pray for the Rogers Family after a family loss. 
  • 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, for his rehabilitation. 
  • Pray for Pastor Sam Ouadijo who has been in hospital.  He is doing better.   
  • Pray for those who have shown interest in the church.
  • Pray for our return to our church buildings on Oct 3rd. 
  • 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 well down compared to last year.  We ask for your prayerful faithfulness and consideration in this matter.  

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 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 July
Great Yarmouth.  £14,324. 18.6% down from same period last year.
Lowestoft.  £3563.  33.8% down from same period last year.
Click here for the latest Pastoral Newsletter from Dr Emmanuel Osei, President, South England Conference (SEC) of Seventh-day Adventists.

 

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