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Friday, Nov 2nd 2018

Local Church Calendar

Friday Oct 12th to Sabbath Nov 10th 2018

The Alter Project

Sabbath Nov 3rd, 2018

9:30 AM Sabbath School

10:45 Worship Service

Speaker: John McGhee

Message: Elders No. 2

Offering: Local Church Ministries

Grandmother's Luncheon (RSVP only)

Sunday, Nov 4th, 2018

2:00 AM Fall back to standard time

2:00-45 PM ABC Bookmobile

Tuesday, Nov 6th, 2018

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

Wednesday Nov 7th, 2018

6:00 PM Prayer Meeting with Mark 
(call Mark @ 360-840-7457 for more information)

Thursday, Nov 8th, 2018 

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, Nov 9th, 2018 

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

11:30 AM Bible Study with Pastor John
Mount Vernon SDA Website

Speaking Schedule:


November 3:  Pastor John McGhee
November 10:  Pastor John McGhee
November 17:  TBA
November 24:  Joy Curtis

Happening This Week 
Devotional Corner:

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. (Exodus 20:12 NIV)

Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days. (Job 12:12 ESV)

This Sabbath we will be honoring all the grandmothers
with a luncheon. I have many great memories with my two Grandmothers. Grandma Jerns was one of the best cooks in our family. She made all of her pies and stews with a lot of love. She always welcome all of her grandchildren and great grand kids into the kitchen to learn how to bake, cook and even how to can foods. She loved taking us to her big garden and sharing her vegetables with us. She showed us God's love through the ways she cared for others.

My grandma Raymer likewise had a warm and inviting home. While she didn't cook like my other grandma did we did get spoiled at her house with snacks and walks to the beach. She also invited us to her Church in Bay View Washington. She loved Jesus and was always open to tell us about him. My family also enjoyed camping with my grandparents a couple times. We went fishing, on walks and enjoyed each others company around the campfire.

Although the 5th commandment is generally used to tell us to honor our mom and dad, its also a guide to how we should treat all of our elders. Each one of our elders can teach us a lot about life, and about God's love. I would encourage you to spend some quality time with them today, because they aren't always with us here on this earth. It will be so great for me when I can reconnect to all my grandparents in heaven. Until then I will look fondly at the conversations and activities I had with them.

Love to all the grandparents this week!
Shawn L

You are invited to join “The Altar Project” from now through sunset on November 10.  Families (including singles) throughout WA Conference are called to engage in 30 days of prayer to re-prioritize the pursuit of God in our homes, schools, and churches.  Experience spiritual revival through the restoration of family worship, and see how it alters your spiritual growth. Alter your altar from now to November 10. Find daily prayer and devotional ideas online at

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 supported by the classic work by Ellen G. White, Steps To Christ.
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

A reminder for all of those that RSVP’d that our Grandmothers Luncheon is this Sabbath immediately following worship service in the Fireside Room.  We’ll see you there!

Don’t forget to “fall back” this Sunday at 2:00 A.M.  This is when we “fall back” by setting clocks back one hour (i.e., gaining one hour).

The Auburn ABC bookmobile will make its final stop for 2018 here at the Church on Sunday, November 4, from 2:00 - 2:45 pm (Pacific Standard Time).

"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. 

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 Darci know if you need a mailbox.
Other Church Announcements

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

We will be having a soup potluck on November 10 immediately following worship service for those that need to complete the background screening/training.  If you're not required but are interested in doing the training, please contact Darci.

Our next Church Business Meeting is set for Sunday, November 11 (not this Sunday but next).  Soup's on at 6:00, with the meeting starting at 6:30pm.  Hope you can join us!

Fountainview Academy will be coming to the Christian Reformed Church, 701 Blackburn Road in Mt. Vernon, on December 6 from 7:00-8:00pm.  You won’t want to miss this outstanding orchestra, band, and choir!

Mark your calendars for our Christmas Brunch on December 8!  See Melissa to volunteer or for questions.

On December 15 at 6:00 pm at Rita’s home we will be having a MVSDA ladies’ Sock & Christmas Cookie Exchange. Bring your daughters too.  Wrap only 1 pair of socks (no more than $10 and NO “stuffings” in the socks) and bring the wrapped socks and 2 dozen cookies (store bought are just fine)-1 dozen to give away and 1 dozen to eat at the party. Let’s celebrate the joy of Christmas by getting to know each other!

The greeter ministry schedule for November is as follows: Nov 3rd Joy Curtis, Nov 10th Rita Everett and Joy Curtis, Nov 17th Shelia Dodd, Nov 24th  Bob Walton and Shawn Latham, Please contact Melissa Baskett if you have any questions. 
The Deacon and Deaconess ministry schedule  for November is as follows: Nov 3rd TBA, Nov 10th  Tony Rocha and Owen Genther Nov 17th Shelia Dodd and Owen Genther  Nov 24th Bob Walton and Melissa Baskett , Please contact Melissa Baskett if you have any questions. 
Please let Darci Guise 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 Darci please call 360-416-0443 or email her at 

If you would like to learn more about Jesus Off the Street please contact Ann @ 425-280-7212.

Upcoming Events:

Nov 3rd Grandmother's Luncheon
Nov 4th ABC Bookmobile
Nov 10th Background Screening/Training Soup Potluck
Nov 11th Church Business Meeting
Dec 6th FountainView Academy Concert @ Christian Reformed Church Mt. Vernon
Dec 8th Christmas Brunch
Dec 15th Ladies Sock & Christmas Cookie Exchange
Feb 24th Skagit Adventist Academy Auction


Community Announcements

Save the Date: The Skagit Adventist Academy Auction is February 24th at McIntyre Hall on Skagit Valley College campus in Mount Vernon. SAA will gladly accept your donations of new items, experiences, trips, and gift certificates.

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: 5:52 PM

Sabbath Evening Sundown 5:50 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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