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Dear Friends,

Relationships on this earth are very important. So much so that Jesus called His disciples "the salt of the earth" (Matthew 5:13) and made saltiness on this earth a mark of discipleship. As we wait and long for Jesus' return and the new earth, we should not neglect our calling and duty to one-another on this earth

The fifth commandment in the Decalogue (or the Ten Commandments) includes a promise. The Apostle Paul writing about the fifth commandment in Ephesians 6:2–3 (NLT) says "“Honour your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise: If you honour your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth”". That promise is a general principle rather than an individual absolute guarantee of long life. Those who seek wisdom (Proverbs 8:35) from our Heavenly Father, which includes respecting legitimate authority, plus honouring our parents, will tend to have a better and more fulfilling life. Jesus is wisdom personified. In receiving Christ, we find wisdom, life and favour.

The Hebrew word "kabed", which is used for honour, actually means “to be heavy.” So to honour our parents is to treat them with a ton of respect! The Greek equivalent of the Hebrew word, used in the New Testament, "timao", extends the thought to putting a high value on them. The call for Jesus followers is to find a way to honour our parents, even if they are not always honourable or that interested in their children. I admit this can be a difficult! We have to repeatedly ask the question, how do I honour my perfect Heavenly Father in my imperfect earthly family?

Our services this Sabbath/New Years Day 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. Pastor Mark will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. John Sampson will be speaking at Lowestoft. Face coverings are once again compulsory in places of worship unless a person is exempt.

On behalf of Norma and myself, we wish you and your loved ones every blessing for this New Year.

"He will guide us here and receive us hereafter" (Psalm 73:24). 
Amen!

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/New Years Day, 10am. Sabbath School classes for all ages.
  • Sabbath/New Years Day, 11.15am. Pastor Mark will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. This will also be on Zoom and Facebook. John Sampson will be speaking at Lowestoft. 
(Prayer Meeting will resume on Monday 10th January, 2022 at 7.30pm). 

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 Bill Butler. He was in ITU for 2 weeks, but is recovering.
  • 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 but is improving. 
  • Pray for Norma's brother Forrest who has Covid.
  • Pray for Danail Keshishyan who is recovering from Covid.
  • 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.
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Upcoming Speakers and other Events

 

January 2022

  • 8th Saturday/Sabbath. Pastor Steven George will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. Pastor Mark at Lowestoft.
  • 10th Monday. Weekly Monday Night Prayer Meeting resumes at 7.30pm at Great Yarmouth + Zoom.
  • 11th Tuesday. Great Yarmouth Board Meeting on Zoom.
  • 15th Saturday/Sabbath. Pastor Mark will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. Jerry Victorio at Lowestoft.
  • 22nd Saturday/Sabbath. Luka Mhishi will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. Pastor Mark at Lowestoft.
  • 29th Saturday/Sabbath. Pastor Mark will be speaking at Great Yarmouth. George Nyatanga at Lowestoft.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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, followed by a Fellowship Lunch. 
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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