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Friday, Feb 1st 2019

Local Church Calendar

Sabbath Feb 2nd, 2019

9:30 AM Sabbath School

10:45 AM Worship Service

Speaker: Randy Salt

Message: What Did God Want?

Offering: Local Church Ministries

Cup of Fellowship

Tuesday, Feb 5th, 2019

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

Wednesday, Feb 6th, 2019

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

Thursday, Feb 7th, 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 8th, 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 2nd: Randy Salt
Feb 9th: John McGhee
Feb 16th Melissa Baskett
Feb 23rd John McGhee

Happening This Week 

Devotional Corner:

Exodus 20:8 New International Version (NIV)

“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.

The Sabbath Day is such a blessing each week for me. It's a time that I can put down my work for a day, let go of the stresses that comes in this life, and fully focus on spending quality time with Jesus. For me that means that I have more time to read the Good News, fellowship with the Lord in prayer and have time throughout the day where I study with others and Worship the Lord.

Now sometimes I am sad to admit when Sabbath comes around I am not ready for it. Either my work for the week remains incomplete or I'm upset about some issue that has me distracted. I feel that just as Sabbath is a day to spend with our Lord and Savior we must look at Friday seriously as being a preparation day. This means it is a day not only to prepare food for the Sabbath but also our hearts and mind.  For example, one week I might need to talk through an issue with someone I have a disagreement with. Another week, I may need to clean up my desk, so that I'm not distracted when I enter my room on Sabbath. Each of us before Sabbath need to have a routine to get us ready for true Sabbath rest with our Savior.

My prayer for each of us today, is that we can all be aware of what may be our distractions, so that we can be ready, to be with Jesus on the Sabbath.   

Sermon Description:

A healthy understanding of Sabbath was so important to Jesus, he went out on purpose to pick fights with the Pharisees who misunderstood it. If you and I had been caught up in those fights, which side would we have taken?
Randy Salt

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

Church Potluck, please join us tomorrow in the gymnasium directly after the Church service for more fellowship and some yummy food!
"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 will be suspended on Feb. 1 (our bank has merged with another bank). We will update as soon as it is working again. Please contact Melissa Baskett with any questions.
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!

All Church Business Meeting Mark your calendar for the second Sunday of each month, Soup at 6pm. Updates from our ministry leaders, discuss the state of our church, and plan ahead. Your voice matters, your vote counts*! Bring the family! *Church members may vote, all are welcome.

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 Auburn ABC bookmobile plans to be at our church on Sunday, February 10, from 2:00 - 2:45 pm. Monthly specials are available and orders can be placed by calling (253) 833-6707 or emailing to:

All men are invited to an overnight retreat at Warm Beach February 22 -24, 2019, with guest speaker, Tony Scarpino, from Amazing Facts.  Cost is $173/pp, which includes two nights and five meals.  The Theme is Leading Your People!  Anybody interested should sign up on the sign up sheet in the foyer.  To make sure everybody that would like to attend this retreat has an opportunity to do so, we're currently accepting donations to help those that are not financially able.  Any donation will be greatly appreciated.
The greeter ministry schedule for February is as follows:  Feb 2nd Sandy Latham, 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 2nd Steve Ebsen & Melissa Baskett, 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 9th Vibrant Life @ Washington Conference
Feb 10th ABC Bookmobile, and Church Business Meeting
Feb 22nd-24th Men's Retreat @ Warm Beach
Feb 22nd Eating You Alive @ Arlington SDA Church
Feb 24th Skagit Adventist Academy Auction
@ McIntyre Hall
Mar 9th Children's Dedication (New Date)

Community Announcements

Vibrant Life, February 9 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.

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.

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: 4:59 PM

Sabbath Evening Sundown 5:00 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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