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Friday, Jan 25th 2019

Local Church Calendar

Sabbath Jan 26th, 2019

9:30 AM Sabbath School

10:45 AM Worship Service

Speaker: Agnes Jicka & John McGhee

Message: The Second Advent

Offering: NAD: Religious Liberty

All Church Potluck

Tuesday, Jan 29th, 2019

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

Wednesday, Jan 30th, 2019

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

Thursday, Jan 31st, 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 1st, 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:

January 26th: John McGhee & Agnes Jicka


Feb 2nd: Randy Salt
Feb 9th: John McGhee
Feb 16th Melissa Baskett
Feb 23rd John McGhee

Happening This Week 

Devotional Corner:

John 14: 1-3 (NIV)

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

These verses were spoken by our Lord Jesus during the Last Supper when he was with his Disciples. The Disciples were troubled and confused by Jesus words in John 13. Jesus told them that he would be with his Father soon. He also told them that one of them would betray him, which as we know led to his death. However, our Human sense of death is limited compared to what actually happens after death.
We get the concept from our world that we should live for the now because when we die that is it. However, Jesus in his message to his Disciples then, as well as for us today, is stating there is more to our existence than this one life here on this dying Earth. He wants us to be with Him and his Father.
Jesus came to our Earth to break the death curse that plagued this Earth, ever since Adam and Ever ate the apple. Jesus wants to create a new Earth where we live with him in peace. He loved us so much, that he took Death's curse for us. Sure, we might pass away on this Earth, but because of his Sacrifice the Curse of the second death will pass over us.
Also, Jesus didn't stop there he has worked in Heaven, to carefully build us all rooms and houses. When we get there, we will be able to live in them as well as all of our love ones that have passed away. No, I don't exactly know what these Houses will look like, but just as I believe that Jesus will save me, I believe the house he builds for me will be perfect and will be filled with his love. My prayer for you today, is that you can hold on to Jesus and his promise to come back for you and me, so we can live with him forever. 

Sermon Description:

Our sermon today is shared out of the experience of a mother, elementary school teacher, and Bible student.  Her name is Agnes Jicka.  You won't want to miss out on the favorite songs and scriptures of a sister in Christ who has lived over 80 years hoping and praying for the soon coming of Jesus Christ, her Savior.

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. 

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 February 23rd. 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 January is as follows:  Jan 26th  Bob Walton and Shawn Latham, Please contact Melissa Baskett if you have any questions. 
The Deacon and Deaconess ministry schedule  for January is as follows: Jan 26th Bob Walton and Melissa Baskett , Please contact Melissa Baskett if you have any questions. 
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 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:

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 23rd Children's Dedication
Feb 24th Skagit Adventist Academy Auction
@ McIntyre Hall

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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