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Friday, Feb 8th 2019

Local Church Calendar

Sabbath Feb 9th, 2019

9:30 AM Sabbath School

10:45 AM Worship Service

Speaker: John McGhee

Message: All Rise!

Offering: World Budget: Adventist TV Ministries

Potluck Lunch for those staying afterwards

Tuesday, Feb 12th, 2019

7:00 AM Ladies Fellowship @ Anna Marie's Bakery & Cafe, 919 W. Division Street in Mt. Vernon

Wednesday, Feb 13th, 2019

6:00 PM Prayer Meeting (Please contact Mark for location)

Thursday, Feb 14th, 2019

7:00 AM Band of Brothers meet @ Billy's Cafe in Burlington, 316 E Fairhaven Ave, Burlington, WA 98233. Contact Ron Everett at 541-778-8420 For more information

Friday, Feb 15th, 2019

8:30 AM Friday Conversation to address steps from homelessness to home ownership.

11:30 AM Bible Study with Your Ministers
Mount Vernon SDA Website

Speaking Schedule:

Feb 9th: John McGhee
Feb 16th Melissa Baskett
Feb 23rd John McGhee

Happening This Week 

Devotional Corner:

From The Joshua Code by O.S. Hawkins

God Calling!

And the Spirit and the bride say, “‘Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires let him take the water of life freely.
Revelation 22:17

The Spirit of God and the bride of Christ both beckon us to come to the Lord Jesus. The bride is clearly a reference to the church in the New Testament, that body of born-again believers who one day will be reunited with their Bridegroom, the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the supreme task of the church to call people to come to Christ. It is also the Spirit who says, “Come.” While the church issues this outward call, the Spirit of the Living God issues the inward call to hearts. They work in tandem: “the Spirit and the bride, say ‘Come!’”

In the eighth chapter of Romans, we are introduced to a chain reaction effect. Those God foreknew, He predestined. Those He predestined, He called. Those He called, He justified. And those He justified, He also glorified. This mysterious calling of God upon our hearts is a significant part of His total redemptive plan. It is not as though we are somehow neutral in all of this and God chooses some to go to heaven and certain others to go to hell. That is a false assumption because Scripture clearly teaches that none of us are neutral. We are not suspended in some sort of limbo. In fact, we have all gone our own way (Isaiah 53:6). We have all sinned and come short of God’s glory (Romans 3:23). Our salvation is wholly of grace through faith in Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8). Thus, we have two distinct yet related callings: the Spirit is saying, “Come,” and the church, the bride, is echoing the same call as well.

Sermon Description:

On February 9, pastor McGhee will unwrap a world-class Valentines Day present.  It is a story about friends who suffer loss, pain, and death. . . an old story with a new ending.  Consider this documentary, full of adventure, hope, and power.  If you can drive safely on snowy Saturday, come for a delightful Bible study of John 11 followed by a warm lunch with new and old friends.  We'll keep the lights on for you, assuming there is power.

Dear Friends
I am happy to invite you to be aware that a SS cell group continues.  I am working with Mark Everett and others to coordinate this Bible study / fellowship group.
In 14 weeks we cover some basic truths which bind the Seventh-day Adventist Family together.  Our textbook will be the Bible.
Please see me or Mark Everett with the list of topics. You can also email Shawn Latham at for a digital PDF version.
If you want to review some delightful truths, or you would like to bring someone who is inquisitive about what Seventh-day Adventists believe, this may be just what you are looking for.
Pastor John

All Church Business Meeting The Church Business Meeting has been rescheduled to  a later date due to the snowy weather. Once we have the new date we will email everyone. Please contact Melissa for more details.
"Ladies Fellowship " The Ladies Fellowship is currently meeting at Anna Marie's Bakery & Cafe, 919 W. Division Street in Mt. Vernon. every Tuesday  at 7:00am. Join us for fellowship and discussion.

Wednesday Prayer Meetings at 6:00 pm:  Please contact Mark for the location information at  360-840-7457.  Come join our family for our weekly prayer time. The church that prays together, stays together!

All men are invited to meet at 7:00 AM each Thursday for Band of Brothers @ Billy's Cafe in Burlington, 316 E Fairhaven Ave, Burlington, WA 98233.

Love & Laundry - Our Love & Laundry project continues to thrive providing laundry services almost daily at the Friendship House.  If you have any questions or are able to help, please contact Kadeem, Friendship House Volunteer Coordinator, (813) 412-8127 or Arlene (360) 840-3749.
FaceBook Page: We post sermon and service information, church events and more. 

Office Hours: Melissa Baskett would like everyone to know the Church office hours are now Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 4 PM. Melissa will be working out of the office sometimes during these hours, therefore, please email her at or call her at 360-416-0443 if you need to meet her.

Mailboxes: Please remember to check your box every time you come to church. Each week your bulletin will be in your mail box. Please let Melissa Baskett know if you need a mailbox.
Other Church Announcements

Cup of Fellowship is back!  Please see Melissa to sign up or for any questions.

Online giving is temporarily suspended. We will update as soon as it is working again.

Auburn ABC bookmobile - Due to severe winter weather predictions, the Auburn ABC bookmobile trip scheduled for Sunday, February 10, has been postponed to 2:00 - 2:45 pm on Sunday, February 24.

Men’s overnight retreat - Warm Beach, February 22 -24, Guest speaker, Tony Scarpino, from Amazing Facts. See sign up sheet in the foyer. Please submit funds ASAP.

Children's Dedication: We are planning a children’s dedication Sabbath coming up on March 9th (New Date). We would love to dedicate any of your children if they have not already been dedicated. Please let Melissa Baskett know if you are interested. 
40 Day Marriage Revival: Whether your marriage is strong or challenged, a commitment to pray together for five minutes a day for 40 days will fuel your passion for God and for each other in ways you can’t imagine. Sign up at to join a 40-Day Marriage Revival from January 6 to February 14! You and your spouse will embark on an incredible journey to spiritual revival in your marriage. Get ready to renew the romance!

We need socks for the homeless!  Men and women -- any size.  Can be wool, but it doesn’t have to be.  We’ll take whatever you can give. The Donation box is in the foyer.
Volunteers for our cold weather shelter, please contact the Friendship House.  Thank you for helping our friends and neighbors in need.
The greeter ministry schedule for February is as follows:  Feb 9th Rita Everett, Feb 16th Shelia Dodd, Feb 23rd  Bob Walton and Shawn Latham, Please contact Melissa Baskett if you have any questions. 
The Deacon and Deaconess ministry schedule  for February is as follows: Feb 9th  Tony Rocha and Owen Genther Feb 16th Shelia Dodd and Owen Genther,  Feb 23rd Bob Walton and Melissa Baskett , Please contact Melissa Baskett if you have any questions. 
Please let Melissa Baskett know if someone needs visitation at home or in the hospital. Also let her know if you want a mailbox at the Church to receive the weekly bulletins and other information. To contact Melissa please email her at 

If you would like to learn more about Jesus Off the Street please contact Arlene @ 360-840-3749.

Upcoming Events:

Feb 22nd-24th Men's Retreat @ Warm Beach
Feb 22nd Eating You Alive @ Arlington SDA Church
Feb 24th ABC Bookmobile @ Church
Feb 24th Skagit Adventist Academy Auction
@ McIntyre Hall
Mar 9th Children's Dedication (New Date)
Mar 16th Vibrant Life @ Washington Conference


Community Announcements

"Love Your Heart"  class, 2/12, Arlington SDA.  Vegetarian potluck supper, 6:30pm followed by a talk about how to take good care of your heart, by Dr. Fish. Jane Fish will share the practical “how to do it” tips to help make it doable.There is no charge for the class, donations are welcome. Questions? Call 360-435-2384

Football Family Buffet Dinner/Auction, Feb. 24, McIntyre Hall, 3pm Early Bird/4pm Silent Auction -Wear your favorite team colors! Formal attire optional or wear your jerseys! Register and purchase tickets: Tickets are $37. Deadline for donation items is Feb. 18. Please get donations items to the school office or to VonniJo Webb. New or like new items only.

Vibrant Life, March 16th (New Date)  from 3-7:30 pm, Washington Conference, Federal Way. WC Health Ministries invites you to “Vibrant Life,” a health event that focuses on healthy eating, nutrition, and living healthier lifestyles.

Volunteers Needed: "Love Heals" Free Clinic Event April 18-19
Don’t have the time to commit to a long, overseas mission trip but have a passion to serve?
How about a short mission trip in the Walla Walla Valley? The "Love Heals Walla Walla" free clinic event is coming to the Walla Walla Fairgrounds on Thursday and Friday, April 18 and 19 and you are invited to be involved in this event! The clinic will offer free dental, vision, general medical, preventative and educational services to assist uninsured and under-insured people in our community. We need dental, vision & medical providers, as well as general volunteers to dedicate from 1-2 days of service. Every Love Heals Free Clinic is made possible by the compassion and love of our volunteers. Register to volunteer by March 10 at

Out and About: The Washington Conference has a new weekly newsletter called "Out and About" To view it or to subscribe to the newsletter please visit
Navigating The Skagit Volunteer Center Website

The Skagit Volunteer Center Website is a great way to respond to the needs of our community. The first step is to create an account, personalize it to what interests you. This flyer will help you get started! It is fast and easy. After you set up your user account, you are free to roam the site and respond to the needs of the community. 
Community Action of Skagit County
Ongoing | Skagit County 

Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes Skagit County a better place to live. They care about the entire community, and are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
Skagit Food Distribution Center
Volunteers are needed to help increase nutrition and food security for residents of Skagit County. The Skagit Food Distribution Center serves as a food hub for 14 local food banks. 
Volunteer opportunities include: 
  • Food Delivery Driver
  • Office Assistant
  • Warehouse Assistant
  • Volunteer Services Program
For more information about volunteering contact Tracy at or 360 588-5753.
Volunteer Services Program 
Community Action's Volunteer Services program supports safe and independent living for elderly and disabled adults in Skagit County. They need volunteers to help out in a variety of different roles:
  • Handyman 
  • Housekeeping
  • Moving
  • Transportation
  • Wood provision- splitting & stacking wood
  • Yardwork
For more information about volunteering contact Robert at

Skagit Valley Family Radio KTFJ 104.7 FM
Encourage others to listen on air or online. Keep the station in your prayers as they begin producing local programming. Listen for the Health Minute with Dr. Barry Bacon, Dinner with the Doctor, and an upcoming preparedness seminar. Remember, podcasts are always available.

Help Seniors & Adults with Disabilities Remain in their Homes
Ongoing | Various locations in Skagit County
Community Action's Volunteer services program recruits and coordinates community volunteers to provide direct services for elderly and disabled adults.
Among the services we provide are housekeeping, shopping, meal preparation, yard work, transportation, moving assistance, firewood stacking in the winter, minor home repair, and more as we strive to help clients remain living independently in their own homes.
Right now they have a big need for volunteers to help out with, driving seniors to appointments, housework, moving, and small home repairs. 
For more information visit:

Friday Night Sundown: 5:20 PM

Sabbath Evening Sundown 5:22 PM


Mount Vernon Seventh-day Adventist Church

4520 E. College Way

Mount Vernon WA 98273

Church Office: 360-416-0443

Fax: 360-848-9603


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