Dear Friends,

There has not been much good news this week. In fact there has been allot of bad news, even foreboding news. But please indulge me as I make a clear statement of faith; no matter how bad the news gets, Jesus is still the best news of all. The Lord says to us "Be still and know that I am God (Psalms 46:10). That command comes into sharper focus during difficult times in our lives or in the nations.

I believe this is one of the reasons why the Lord has given us the fourth commandment (Exodus 20:8–11) of the Decalogue (the Ten Commandments), on remembering and observing the Sabbath day, every seventh day. It can help us to be still, focus and know the Lord is God Almighty. It allows us as God's people assembled together in holy convocation, to know that and proclaim it. Leviticus 23:3 (NLT) says, "You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of complete rest, an official day for holy assembly. It is the Lord’s Sabbath day, and it must be observed wherever you live.".  The Lord wants us to make a priority of the seventh-day Sabbath, of assembling together in His name, wherever we may live.

We live in a time where with the aid of technology and the internet, assembling together may be physical or virtual. That allows those who are unable to physically attend to still be a part of their local church in a very meaningful way. That is a real blessing for times like these. God is saying to us in the fourth commandment to restructure our lives around the “fixed weekly point” of the priority of the Lord’s Sabbath Day. I encourage all to make that a priority and to remember that the Sabbath was made for us by Jesus, who is the Lord of the Sabbath Day (Matthew 12:8, Luke 6:5, Mark 2:28). 

Our services this Saturday/Sabbath are listed below, both at the Great Yarmouth Church and the Lowestoft Church. Zoom and Facebook will be live-streamed from the Great Yarmouth Church. This Sabbath Pastor Mark will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. Luka Mhishi will be speaking at Lowestoft. Our Community Carol Service at Great Yarmouth is also this Saturday/Sabbath at 4pm. It will also be on Zoom. Face coverings are once again compulsory in places of worship unless a person is exempt.
May the Lord bless you and keep you, 

Pastor Mark
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48 Burnt Lane, Gorleston-on-Sea, NR31 0PG

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54 Saxon Rd, Lowestoft, NR33 7BT

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(Zoom and Facebook will be live-streamed from the Great Yarmouth Church)
Upcoming Schedule 
  • Saturday/Sabbath, 10am. Sabbath School classes for all ages.
  • Saturday/Sabbath, 11.15am. Pastor Mark will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. This will also be on Zoom. Luka Mhishi will be speaking at Lowestoft. 
  • Saturday/Sabbath, 4pm. Community Carol Service at Great Yarmouth + Zoom.
  • Sunday, 1pm. Church Festive Meal at the Wherry Hotel, Lowestoft.
  • Monday, 7.30pm. Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at Great Yarmouth and on Zoom.
  • Christmas Day/Saturday/Sabbath.Paul Manogaran will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. Pastor Mark at Lowestoft.
(Prayer Meeting on Monday 27th December is cancelled, we will begin again on 3rd December, 2022). 

We operate a child protection policy.
Marriages – Child Dedications – Believers Baptisms – Funerals
Community Carol Services

This Saturday 18th December at 4pm at Great Yarmouth + Zoom

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 Eronmosele family after the loss of a devoted mother and wife.
  • Pray for Arlene, Pastor Walker's sister, who has a brain aneurysm and facing surgery.
  • Pray for Christine after the inquest into the death of her son. 
  • Pray for the family of Brian, Liz's neighbour, who has passed away. 
  • Pray for those who have shown interest in the church.
  • Pray for all the officers of the Church in their respective roles in 2022. 
  • Pray for the leadership of our church, including Pastor Eglan Brooks, our new British Union President of Seventh-day Adventists. 
  • Pray for the Victorio family who are now on their long-term mission in the Philippines.
  • Pray for Jarek and his health. 
  • Pray for Laurna and Elma and their health.
  • Pray for Myrtle Rhodes and her future care.
  • Pray for Terry who is undergoing treatment for cancer.
  • Pray for for Edith Newman who is home bound. 
  • Pray for all 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 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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