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Dear Friends,

The sixth commandment is about the sanctity of life. The seventh commandment is about the sanctity of marriage. What we must remember as we read the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, is that our creator God is passionate and extravagant about getting things sorted out. That is the gospel message. It will find its fullest fulfilment when Jesus comes again and His kingdom becomes visible. The Ten Commandments are still a key part of what it means for His followers to get sorted out. Jesus modelled and exemplified them while on this world. 

It says in Exodus 20:14 "You shall not commit adultery". We are confronted everyday with the "cheapness of life". Even more so the "cheapness of marriage". Yet marriage is God’s idea and way for the basis for secure and stable family life. It has a knock on effect on civil society. God created us as relational beings, for Himself firstly, which is unique to humans, and also for each other. Biblical marriage is the ultimate expression of a close human relationship between a man and a woman, instituted by God. It is a loving covenant or agreement between two people. It is why vows are taken before God and before witnesses. It is a commitment to a lifelong monogamist relationship. That is not "boring", it is God's design and the best for us. Consider the emotional, physical and financial carnage from so many broken relationships. Adultery is the betrayal and invasion on the sanctity of marriage.  It is a rejection and despising of God's wisdom. 

I understand what I have written may be difficult. Someone may be reading this who is playing around with the sanctity of marriage. The Bible teaching on marriage is not about popularity. It swims against the prevailing strong currents of the times. Biblical marriage is from the Lord who created us, designed us and loves us. It is part of His plan and design for an abundant life. For getting things sorted out. 

There are examples in the Bible of marriages that are far from ideal. God meets us in our relationships, even when it gets messy. The second King of Israel called David wrote in Psalm 51:10, "Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me". He wrote that after offending terribly against the sacredness of life and the sacredness of marriage. God heard his prayer. Let it be our prayer today, and everyday.

Our services this 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. Apologies for some technical issues last Sabbath. Pastor Mark will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. Jerry Victorio will be speaking at Lowestoft. Face coverings are once again compulsory in places of worship unless a person is exempt.

Please note that starting Friday, January 21st at 6pm, Children's Sabbath School will be on Zoom. This is a change for a limited period to encourage parents for their children to take part in Children's Sabbath School. 
 
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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Upcoming Schedule 
  • Sabbath/Saturday, 10am. Sabbath School classes for all ages.
  • Sabbath/Saturday, 11.15am. Pastor Mark will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. This will also be on Zoom and Facebook. Jerry Victorio will be speaking at Lowestoft. 
  • Monday, 7.30pm. Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at Great Yarmouth and Zoom.
  • Friday, 6pm (staring January 21st). Children's Sabbath School will be on Zoom. 

We operate a child protection policy.
Marriages – Child Dedications – Believers Baptisms – Funerals
 
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 Keshishyan family as they relocate to Yorkshire.
  • Pray for Helen and workers in Care Homes. 
  • Pray for Kenny’s mum Rosemary who has been diagnosed with cancer. 
  • Pray for Mary’s neighbour, Tony, who has prostate cancer.  
  • Pray for Greg, Liz's neighbour, who is facing brain surgery. And for the Medical Team. 
  • Pray for Shelia, Dorothy’s neighbour, who is recovering after a stroke.
  • Pray for Myrtle Rhodes and her ongoing care.
  • Pray for Daniel and His school situation with his teacher.
  • Pray for Mike's brother in South Africa who is facing surgery and treatment for cancer.
  • Pray for Norma’s mum who has not been well and for her ongoing care. 
  • 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 is facing surgery.
  • Pray for those who have shown interest in the church.
  • Pray for the leadership of our church.
  • Pray for the Victorio family who are now on their long-term mission in the Philippines.
  • Pray for those in our churches who are now home bound
  • Pray for all our young families, children & young people.
  • Pray for our Government.
Prayer Request
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Upcoming Speakers and other Events

 

January 2022

  • 22nd Saturday/Sabbath. Luka Mhishi will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. Pastor Mark at Lowestoft.
  • 25th Monday. Lowestoft Board Meeting on Zoom at 7pm.
  • 29th Saturday/Sabbath. Pastor Mark will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. George Nyatanga at Lowestoft.
  • 29th Saturday/Sabbath. Vespers and Business Meeting at Great Yarmouth at 4.30pm

February 2022

  • 5th Saturday/Sabbath. David Andrews will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. Pastor Mark at Lowestoft.
  • 8th Tuesday. Great Yarmouth Board Meeting on Zoom at 7pm.
  • 12th Saturday/Sabbath. Pastor Mark will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. John Sampson at Lowestoft.
  • 19th Saturday/Sabbath. Mike Clarry will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. Pastor Mark at Lowestoft.
  • 18th/ 19th Friday/Saturday. Growing Young Disciple for the Kingdom. We are encouraging all parents with children to attend (see poster below for sign up details).
  • 26th Saturday/Sabbath. This will be the final Sabbath for Pastor Mark and Norma in the District. There will be a combined service at Great Yarmouth, which will also be livestream to Lowestoft. This will be followed by a Fellowship Lunch at Lowestoft and an afternoon programme. 

We are strongly encouraging all parents with children to sign up and attend this online event.
 
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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