Dear Friends,
It is with sadness that we share that Thelma Thurtle passed away this week. She was a long time faithful member of the Great Yarmouth Seventh-day Adventist Church. She will be missed! She is survived by her son Andy, who used to bring Thelma to church each week. She is also survived by a daughter who lives outside of the area.  Please keep the whole extended family in your prayers.

This week our Church Boards met and agreed the planned dates to resume at our church buildings.  This is based on the Government dates for the easing of lockdown rules, and so subject to any change in those dates.  With that said there is much hope and great excitement about finally resuming in our church buildings after more than 12 months!  It is also our intention to keep Zoom and Facebook live-streaming given the opportunity given for people to join who otherwise are unable.     The planned dates are,
  1. From May 17th, Monday Night resumes at Great Yarmouth.
  2. From May 22nd, Saturday/Sabbath resumes at  Lowestoft. 
  3. From June 26th, Saturday/Sabbath resumes at Great Yarmouth.
The bible verses in the image above describe the Lord God as our sun and a shield. That conveys the sense of God's guidance and protection for us each day. The verses continue by saying that the Lord God gives grace and glory, and He withholds no good thing from those who do what is right and trust in Him.  The sense here is of the Lord's covenant love and grace to us through Jesus because of His finished work on the cross, as we trust and remain in Him.  Ultimately the Lord God will give us glory, when we finally see Him face to face. Not yet, but in due time.  As one author puts it "Today we shall receive sustaining, strengthening, sanctifying, satisfying grace. He has given daily grace until now, and as for the future, that grace is still sufficient. If we have but little grace, the fault must lie in ourselves; for the Lord is not destitute, neither is he slow to bestow it in much abundance".
Blessings to you all,

Pastor Mark
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GYL Church Services and Events
Friday Night Adult Sabbath School at 7pm. Elma Hayes will lead out. See below for larger image of "Sabbath School for Life" for Q1

Saturday Children’s Sabbath School at 10am.  Make sure your children join for fun and bible learning!  Pastor Michael and Pearl Walker will lead out. 

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

Saturday / Sabbath Family Service at 11.15am.  Pastor Michael Walker will share a message on "Growing in Grace" based on Colossians 1:9-14.  He will also share a children's story called "A nice clean robe".

Sunday Elders Meeting at 1pm. This will be on our normal Zoom room.

Monday Night Study at 7.30pm. We will continue our series looking at the Apostle Peter's First Letter. Pastor Mark Borrett will lead out. 


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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.
  • Pray for the family of Thelma Thurtle after her passing this week. 
  • Pray for protection of all those serving on the frontline. 
  • Pray for our vulnerable and elderly, especially for Enid Flemming and Eric Baker. Eric is in the Coach House Care Home.  
  • Pray for Paul Andrews and his rehabilitation.
  • Pray for our young families, children & young people, to stay close to the Lord and each other.
  • Pray for Phillip Franklin and his mental and physical health. 
  • Pray for David Nichols and his on-going treatment for cancer. 
  • Pray for Christine Matthews as she adjusts to life after the loss of her son. 
  • Pray for those recovering from health problems.
  • Pray for the Victorio family in the final preparations for their mission to the Philippians.  They leave this month.
  • Pray for Ana Nunes for her house and job situation. 
  • Pray for those who have shown interest in the church and for our plans to return to our church buildings. 
  • Pray for the leadership of our church, and for our Government.
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The Victorio family are leaving this month for their long-term mission trip to the Philippines. They are a self-supporting ministry, working side by side with the South Central Luzon Conference.  All expenses will be paid from their own pockets, estimated at £350-£400 per month.  One-off donations or a monthly commitment, even from as little as £5 per month, are greatly appreciated.

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