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Dear Friends,

Psalm 55:22 says "Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you" (The New King James Version). A more modern translation is above, and says, "Give your burdens to the Lord, and He will take care of you". These words have been especially meaningful this week. The sense is of personal companionship and the sharing of burdens. As the hymn writer says, it is "leaning on the everlasting arms". And it is leaning on the shoulders that the prophet Isaiah says of, "the government will be upon His shoulder" (Isaiah 9:6). If those shoulders can bare the weight of government, they can surely share our burdens! The promise is of care, and sustaining, in the midst of life burdens. We therefore should not hesitate to bring the Lord into the matters at hand, and immediately into those unexpected events that life throws at us. The promise of care and sustaining is made sure by the one and only true promise keeper!

Most of you probably listened to the Prime Minister this week, where he confirmed plans to continue with the fourth stage of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown on Monday 19th July, bringing an end to most remaining restrictions.  Dr. Emmanuel Osei, South England Conference President, writes "Where government restrictions are lifted, the emphasis will be on ‘personal responsibility;' and while some within our congregations will be relieved that legal restrictions are coming to an end, others will be anxious about the changes. The public will be encouraged to make 'informed decisions' to manage ongoing risks, and it is likely that churches will need to make similar individualised decisions based on local context". He also wrote "Although there are no specific updates to the government guidance document concerning places of worship yet, updated advice is expected imminently, with a few guidelines likely remaining in place throughout the summer and into the autumn/winter period". So please stay tuned and updates will be included in this Newsletter next week.  We will continue to meet at the Lowestoft Church building for now, with a date of Saturday/Sabbath August 7th set for the return to the Great Yarmouth Church building on Sabbaths. 

This Saturday/Sabbath, we will have a baptismal service as part of our Worship Service at 11.15am, at the Lowestoft Church building. This will follow the Adult, Children and Teen Sabbath Schools, which start at 10am. Social distancing will be in place and face covering are to be worn unless exempt. The worship service will also be on Zoom and Facebook. After the service there will be some lite refreshments to celebrate the baptisms. 
 
Be Blessed,

Pastor Mark
 
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Great Yarmouth Seventh-day Adventist Church
48 Burnt Lane, Gorleston-on-Sea, NR31 0PG

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Saturday Children’s Sabbath School at 10am at Lowestoft Church Building.  Make sure your children come along for fun and bible learning!  Pastor Michael Walker and Pearl will lead out.

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

Saturday Adult Sabbath School at 10am at Lowestoft Church Building.  Join the class to review and discuss the lesson this week. Beverly and Mark O’Leary will lead out .



Saturday / Sabbath Worship Service and Baptismal Service at 11.15am at Lowestoft Church Building. This will include the baptisms of Kiala dos Santos and Stephen Cruickshanks. There will be a children's story and supervised activities for children that require support during the service. This will also be on Zoom and Facebook. There will be lite refreshments served after the service to celebrate the baptisms. 

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

Other Upcoming Events   
  • Saturday/Sabbath, July 31st, Potluck, followed by a district discussion at Lowestoft Church building and on Zoom.
  • Saturday/Sabbath, August 7th, planned return to Great Yarmouth Church building. 

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Marriages – Child Dedications – Believers Baptisms – Funerals
 

Happening in our Area

This Saturday/Sabbath, July 17th, at Lowestoft Church building, at 11.15am, the baptisms of Kiala Dos Santos and Stephen Cruickshanks. This will also be on Zoom and Facebook.

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 Kiala Santos and Stephen Cruickshanks who are being baptised. 
  • Pray for Pastor Michael Walker who continues to recover well after a mild heart attack.
  • Pray for Kenny Murphy who is asking for prayers as he seeks to give up smoking. 
  • Pray for Elma and Philip, after the passing of Ernie, also as Elma deals with his final affairs. 
  • Pray for Christine after the loss of her father. 
  • Pray for Elma’s daughter, Laurna, who is dealing with some serious medical problems. 
  • Pray for the family of Samir who has died. He is survived by his wife and 2 young children. 
  • Pray for David and his cancer treatment. 
  • Pray for our vulnerable and elderly, especially for Edith Newman, Jean and Eric Baker.
  • Pray for our young families, children & young people.
  • Pray for Daniel and his concentration at school.
  • Pray for the children of Kenny Murphy. 
  • Pray for the Victorio family are now on their long-term mission in the Philippines
  • Pray for those who have shown interest in the church
  • Pray and thanksgiving for our ongoing return to our church buildings. 
  • Pray for the leadership of our church, and for our Government.
  • Pray for Pastor Mark and Norma, and their family, especially Pat, after the death of Pastor Mark's Father.  Pastor Mark and Norma are grateful for the many condolences. They are also grateful for the birth of their first grandchild to their son and daughter in law in California. 
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The Victorio family are now on their long-term mission in the Philippines, working 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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