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Dear Friends,

A well know Christian author used to pray every morning, "Holy Spirit, I pray that this day you will fill me with yourself and cause your fruit to ripen in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." What a prayer. This list of character "fruit” is taken from the Apostle Paul's New Testament letter to the Galatians, chapter 5, verses 22–23 (ESV) "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.". This is called the nine-fold fruit of the Holy Spirit. Over the next nine Newsletters, I will share a short thought on each one. The first is Love.

Love among Jesus disciples should be the primarily evidence to the world of Christian community. Jesus says in John 13:35, "By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”  So all people will know we are Jesus disciples if we have love for our fellow disciples. It is as simple (and hard) as that. Mrs White, one of the pioneers of the Seventh-day Adventist Church says “True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, on the contrary, an element calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals, and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding”.

Love is described in terms of the other eight-fold fruit of the Spirit. Therefore love is joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The Apostle Paul writes to His problem church in Corinth, that the answer to their spiritual ailment is a lack of love. Then in the famous chapter of 1 Corinthians 13, verses 4–8, he elaborates (ESV) "Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away".  Jesus in the book of Revelations, in chapter 2, verse 4, rebukes His church at Ephesus for their lack of love (NKJV) "Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love". Timely and important words also for these last days. Selfless Love will be one of the hallmarks of Jesus' end time people and 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 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! Rebecca Tom 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. Mile Clarry 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. Pearl Walker 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 BuildingPastor Mark will continue the study of the Gospel of Mark. This will also be on Zoom.
 
We operate a child protection policy.
Marriages – Child Dedications – Believers Baptisms – Funerals
 
Sermon series starting this Sabbath at Lowestoft (and then alternative weeks at Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft). 
Upcoming Speakers and other Events


September 2021

  • 12th Sunday. Lowestoft Board Meeting at 11am.
  • 18th Saturday/Sabbath. Dean Campbell will speak at Lowestoft. Pastor Mark will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. There will be special prayer and recognition for the last school year and for the current school year that just started. Please send details for your child to Pastor Mark.
  • 19th Sunday. Family/Children outing to Pettitts Adventure Park.  Meet at the park entrance at 10am. Address is 13 Church Road, Reedham, Norwich, NR13 3TZ. Bring your own lunch or buy on-site.    
  • 21st Tuesday. Great Yarmouth Board Meeting at 7pm.
  • 22nd Wednesday. Great Yarmouth Nomination Committee meeting at 9pm.
  • 25th Saturday/Sabbath. Mike Clarry will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. Pastor Mark 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 Liz and Elma who are in ongoing pain. 
  • Pray for Olive's work situation which is very challenging.
  • Pray and thanksgiving for Isaac's daughter who is pregnant and is doing better but still in hospital. Also for Isaac job situation which has greatly improved. 
  • Pray for Mel who is having chemo. She is 31 years old.
  • Pray for Jean and Margaret after the passing of Eric.
  • Pray for Sharnie and her current caregiver assignment to Margaret and Roy. 
  • 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 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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