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Dear Friends,

Last Saturday/Sabbath was a first for the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Seventh-day Adventist Churches. We assembled together as one church, with people in the Lowestoft Church building, with people on Zoom and with others watching via Facebook.  It was a blessed day! A big thank-you to all who made it happen. This Saturday/Sabbath we are back on Zoom and Facebook only for our Family Service at 11.15am due to the funeral of Joan Frost today (Friday) at the Lowestoft Church building, and the need to allow 72 hours before cleaning.  We plan to be back at the Lowestoft Church building on Saturday/Sabbath, October 17th. We continue to monitor any changes to government guidelines.

In Hosea 13:14, the Lord turns the tables on death, which is the destroyer of life, but God says he will destroy the destroyer.  “I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. O Death, I will be your plagues! O Grave, I will be your destruction! Pity is hidden from My eyes.".  The Lord says to death, "I will be your plague, I will be your destruction".  The Apostle Paul quotes from Hosea 13:14 in 1 Corinthians 15:55, where Paul goes on to describe this victory over death as through Christ in 1 Corinthians 15:57 "But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ".  What a blessed thought and a living hope for all who believe in Jesus.

In Romans 2:7–11, Paul says that Christians will receive "eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honour, and immortality". Then Paul continues with a dire warning to all who "are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness—indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek".  Paul concludes with  "but glory, honour, and peace to everyone who works what is good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For there is no partiality with God".  God does not play favourites, nor should we as his followers.  There is only one way God has given for eternal life, and that is through Jesus Christ.  God's has made this available to all who believe. But let's be clear, true belief and faith will show itself in our lives, where the focus will be on God's glory and His honour.

Blessings to you all in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

- Pastor Mark Borrett
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Lowestoft Church Building
54 Saxon Rd, Lowestoft, NR33 7BT
 
Funeral of Joan Frost at Noon on Friday. This will available to watch on Zoom and Facebook.

Friday Night Children’s Sabbath School at 6pm on Zoom. Izzy and Mike Clarry will lead out. Make sure your children join for fun and bible learning!  

Friday Night TeenStudy@GYL at 6pm on Zoom. Janna Wilkerson will lead the discussion in a break out Zoom Room.

Friday Night Adult Sabbath School at 7pm on Zoom. Dean Campbell will lead our study. 

Saturday Sabbath Service at 11.15am on Zoom. Luka Mhishi will share a message. There will also be a children's story.

Saturday Sabbath Church Family Fellowship at 3pm on Zoom. See the advert below. 

Monday Night Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at 7.30pm on Zoom.  We will continue our study of the Epistle of James. Pastor Mark Borrett will lead out looking at James Chapter 4.
 
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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 Phillip Franklin and his health, both mental and physical. 
  • Pray for David Nichols, who is having treatment for cancer.
  • Pray for Colin who has undergone a leg amputation, and for his rehabilitation. 
  • Pray for Christine Matthews after the loss of her son. 
  • Pray for Danail Keshishyan and his recovery from hernia surgery. 
  • Pray for those who have shown interest in the church.
  • Pray for our return to our church buildings this Saturday/Sabbath. 
  • Pray for the leadership of our church & for our Government for wisdom in directing the affairs during this critical period.
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Click here 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 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.

2020 Local Giving Report - Great Yarmouth
              2019              2020
June      553.24           382.85
July        547.90           346.20
August   834.34           529.81     
Totals    1935.48         1258.86

 
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