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Dear Friends,

Psalms 31:15 (above) was written by King David during troubled times.  In a verse just preceding this one David writes "For I hear the slander of many; Fear is on every side; While they take counsel together against me, They scheme to take away my life".  It is one thing to be slandered, but it is even more when they “take counsel together against me”.  And yet in the midst of it, David affirms his faith in the Lord by saying "My times are in your Hands". This is more than a statement about the passage of time. It reveals a deep dependence on God for each new moment, each new day and each new decision in David’s life. Each with the potential for decisive turns for good or ill. It also implies an implicit prayer to be wise and recognise the times we live in (See 1 Chronicles 12:32; Esther 1:13).   I would like you encourage you to pray right now these words of faith in the Lord, "My times are in your hands".  
 
I am pleased to inform you that we have now received confirmation from the South England Conference of Seventh-day Adventists that our Risk Assessments for the Lowestoft Church is sufficient.  The next step is to implement the Risk Assessment, which will include some training and set a date to reopen. That implementation has already started. The photo shows all the signs that have been going up inside the building. The Board will meet next week to set the reopening date and I plan to communicate that in this Newsletter next Friday. Please continue to pray for the situation as it is very dynamic. We have all seen recent news that the spread of Covid is on the rise again.

I encourage you to read the rest of this Newsletter and click on the 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. Luka Mhishi will lead our study. 

Children’s Sabbath School at 10am on Saturday. Elma, Lorna and Harry 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. Pastor Mark Borrett will share a message on Mary of Bethany entitled "Much Love or Little Love".  Gary and Andrea Cunnigham will give a Children's Story.  There will also be special music by Janna Wilkerson 

Church Family Fellowship at 3pm on Saturday.  Errol and Beth Victorio will share the latest updates from their medical missionary work.  Visit there webpage by Clicking Here.

The Epistle of James on Monday at 7.30pm.  We will continue our study of the Epistle of James. Pastor Mark Borrett will lead out looking at the first part of James Chapter 3 on "Taming theTongue".
 
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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.
  • 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 Jesus.
  • Pray for Joan Frost, she is in hospital and very poorly.
  • Pray for Phillip Franklin and his health, both mental and physica). 
  • Pray for David Nichols, who is having treatment for cancer.
  • Pray for Colin who has undergone a leg amputation, for his rehabilitation. 
  • Pray for those who have shown interest in the church.
  • Pray for our return to our church buildings. 
  • 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 and Click here for the latest Presidential YouTube Update from Dr Emmanuel Osei, President, South England Conference (SEC) of Seventh-day Adventists.

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