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Dear Friends,

I start with sad news. Eric Baker fell asleep in the Lord early Thursday morning at the grand age of 98. We send our deepest sympathy to his wife, Jean, and to his daughter, Margaret. Eric was a long time member of Lowestoft Church, much loved by all who knew him. He will be remembered for his infectious grin, his warm handshake, his liking for mints, often giving packets of them away, and most of all for his love for the Lord. We can all take comfort in the hope of the Day of the Lord, when Jesus will come again for His people. We are encouraged to comfort one another with such thoughts and words (1 Thessalonians 4:18). 

The cover of the latest Messenger is in the large image above. You can click on the image to read it. Pastor David Neal, the Editor, writes "I have looked at this edition’s front cover picture of Alin and Izabela with Pastor Salcianu, their pastor, at least 100 times. And every time I look, something inside me says, ‘Stay focused! Don’t get distracted!’ because this is what the church was called to do, is to do, and must always do until Christ returns – help humankind find new life in Christ". I could not agree more!

The Messenger contains two articles from the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Church District. Many thanks to Pastor Michael Walker for writing and submitting them. The first article is found on Page 7 and is on the recent baptisms of Kiala dos Santos and Stephen Cruickshank. The picture that is included in the article is of Kiala dos Santos with his two children; Pastor Mark Borrett; and Stephen Cruickshank with his three children.  

The second article, found on page 17, is titled "Sweet Singers in Israel" and features Helen and Janna Wilkinson. We have been very thankful for their leading in our congregational singing, especially when singing was only allowed from the front. I encourage you to take the time to look through the Messenger.  In a subsequent edition we are hoping to see an article on our recent Vacation Bible School at the Great Yarmouth Church. 
 

This Saturday/Sabbath both the Great Yarmouth church building and the Lowestoft church building, are open for Sabbath School and our weekly Worship Service!  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 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! Sini Manogaran 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. Sandhya Nethala will lead out at Great Yarmouth. Matthew Rhodes will lead out at Lowestoft.

Saturday / Sabbath Worship Service at 11.15am at Great Yarmouth Church Building and at Lowestoft Church Building. Paul Manogaran will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. The service will also be on Zoom and Facebook. Pastor Mark will be speaking at Lowestoft.

Monday Night Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at 7.30pm at Great Yarmouth Church BuildingCancelled as Bank Holiday.

Upcoming Events and Speakers (September)
  • Wednesday Sept 1st, Great Yarmouth Nomination Committee at 7pm on Zoom.
  • Sabbath Sept 4th, Pastor Mark will be speaking at Great Yarmouth, Luka Mhishi at Lowestoft.
  • Sabbath September 11th, Pearl Walker will be speaking at Great Yarmouth, Pastor Mark at Lowestoft.
  • Sunday, September 12th, Lowestoft Board Meeting at 11am (to be confirmed).
  • Sabbath September 18th, Pastor Mark will be speaking at Great Yarmouth, Dean Campbell at Lowestoft.
  • Sunday September 19th, Family/Children outing to Pettitts Adventure Park (https://www.pettittsadventurepark.co.uk) at 10am. Please contact Pastor Mark. 
  • Tuesday September 21st, Great Yarmouth Board Meeting at 7pm (moved from September 14th, to be confirmed). 
  • Sabbath September 25th, Mike Clarry will be speaking at Great Yarmouth, Pastor Mark at Lowestoft.
 
We operate a child protection policy.
Marriages – Child Dedications – Believers Baptisms – Funerals
 
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 the situation in Afghanistan, especially for those who have lost loved ones. 
  • Pray for the situation in Haiti, especially for those who have lost loved ones. 
  • Pray for Jean and Magaret after the passing of Eric on Thursday. 
  • Pray for the family of Magaret (Allison and Sue), and for Sharnie who was her Caregiver.  Magaret's funeral is today (Friday).
  • Pray for Sharnie and her current Caregiver assignment to another Magaret. 
  • Pray for Mary’s son, Thomas, and his health. 
  • Pray for Roger and Sally and their health. 
  • Pray for Myrtle who is now in a care home. 
  • Pray for Pastor Walker and his ongoing recovery.
  • Pray for the Carol who lives opposite Mary, and is in allot of pain.
  • Pray for John’s brother, Ivan, who has Parkinson's Disease.
  • Pray for Terry who is undergoing treatment for cancer.
  • Pray for Christine after her family losses.
  • Pray for for Edith Newman who is home bound. 
  • Pray for 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 Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Churches.
  • 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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