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Dear Friends,

I was remembering this morning about the Festive Community Services we held this time last year at both our Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Churches.  Particularly the one at the Great Yarmouth Church was full to overflowing with people sitting and standing out in the Corridor.  What a difference 12 months can make! What a year 2020 has been! Our Festive Community Service will be different this year, it will take place in our homes over Zoom, with participants pre-recording carols, readings and a message.  So you will need to provide your own festive treats and drinks!  We will screen the service on Zoom and Facebook Live at 7pm this Saturday.  It has been different this year, but God is still God, He is still in control, He does not change, and He is still with us.  That is the promise as we go into another uncertain year of 2021.

I would like to encourage you all to read the Seasonal Year End Messages from the Presidents of the Seventh-day Adventist Conferences and Missions in the UK.  Click here for them.  

Season greetings and 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 on Zoom. Errol Victorio will lead out. 

Friday Night Earth's Final Conflict by Mark Finley at 8pm. Click here for the Study Guides. We will be watching Ep. 9, A City called Confusion
 

Saturday Children’s Sabbath School at 10am on Zoom.  Make sure your children join for fun and bible learning! Paul and Sini Manogaran will lead out.

Saturday TeenStudy@GYL at 10am on Zoom. Janna Wilkinson will lead the discussion in a break out Zoom Room. 

Saturday/Sabbath Family Service at 11.15am on Zoom. Pastor Mark Borrett will share a message called "Out of Egypt I called my Son" on the second of Joseph's four dreams recorded in Matthew Chapter 1 and 2, as part of the sermon series "Repeat the Sounding Joy". There will also be a children's story.  

Saturday Night Festive Community Service at 7pm on Zoom. The Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Seventh-day Adventist Churches will hold a Festive Community Service with carols, readings and a short message.

Monday Night Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at 7.30pm on Zoom.  We will have a second look at Mark Finley's latest episode on Earth's Final conflict using the Study Guide (see Friday Night). Pastor Mark Borrett will lead out. 
 
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This Saturday December 19th at 7pm, the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Seventh-day Adventist Churches will hold a Festive Community Service on Zoom and Facebook Live with carols, readings and a short message

Click on the picture for the latest Pastoral Newsletter from Dr Emmanuel Osei, President, South England Conference (SEC) of Seventh-day Adventists.
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 down in tithe compared to last year.  We ask for your prayerful consideration in this matter. You can give at the Lowestoft church on Saturday/Sabbath or on-line at https://sec.adventist.uk/contact-us/donate/  Please include your gift aid number.  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 - January through October
Great Yarmouth.  £24,490. 2.7% down from same period last year.
Lowestoft.  £5,615.  27% down from same period last year.

2020 Local Giving Report - Great Yarmouth
                       2019              2020
July                 547.90           346.20
August            834.34           529.81  
September      693.61           1192.00
October           581.23.          1590.45

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Totals             2657.08          3658.46

2020 Local Giving Report - Lowestoft
                       2019              2020
July                 239.13           310.00
August            134.37           50.00  
September      344.97           110.00
October           155.21           634.00
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Totals              873.68           1104.00
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“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 the Lord and each other.
  • Pray for those looking for work or struggling in work.
  • Pray for Val Ruddick and her ongoing health. 
  • Pray for Omen, the brother of Luka Mhishi, and his health. 
  • Pray for Phillip Franklin and his health, both mental and physical. 
  • Pray for David Nichols, who is having treatment for cancer.
  • Pray for Colin and for his rehabilitation.   
  • Pray for Basia in Poland who is starting treatment for breast cancer.   Pray for a mother and 3 children in Gorleston who had to flee to a Safe House.
  • Pray for those who have shown interest in the church.
  • Pray for our ongoing 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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