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Friday, Feb 15th 2019

Local Church Calendar

Sabbath Feb 16th, 2019

9:30 AM Sabbath School

10:45 AM Worship Service

Speaker: Melissa Baskett

Message: About Face

Offering: Local Church Ministries

Cup of Fellowship

Tuesday, Feb 19th, 2019

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

Wednesday, Feb 20th, 2019

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

Thursday, Feb 21st, 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 22nd, 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 16th Melissa Baskett
Feb 23rd John McGhee

Happening This Week 

Devotional Corner:

 Walk as Jesus Did

"This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did".-(1 John 2:6).

I have always found the above verse very intimidating. It says that if we are truly living in Christ, we must walk as Jesus did. How did Jesus walk? He healed the sick. He perceived the needs and situations of others supernaturally. He spoke boldly into the lives of the unsaved. He met the needs of people by leading them to the Kingdom of God. Jesus says we must walk as He did. So, I can only conclude from this verse that if we are each called to live this way, He will also equip us to live this way.

How did Jesus walk? He walked on earth as a human being, not as God, yet He was God. His miracles were done as a human being who tapped into the power of His Heavenly Father. This is why he can exhort us to live like He did not as deity, but as a human being who could appropriate all the Father had for him. This is what He means when He says "live as He lived." We are to exercise obedience and faith just as He did.

I believe we live in a day that requires more than proclamation evangelism to break through in the workplace. We live and work in a skeptical society. It takes more than reasoning to see those in the workplace come to Christ. The workplace is trained to see past phonies. So, it will require the genuine love and power of Christ to be manifested to break through to a Muslim co-worker, a power-driven executive, or a foul-mouthed customer.

Jesus modeled a way of reaching the lost. He did not use reasoning to convince a person to follow him. He often operated in the supernatural revelation about a need in that person's life. Such was the case of the Samaritan woman. This encounter not only led to a woman placing her faith in the Messiah, but it led to the transformation of a city.

Next time you have an encounter with an unsaved associate, find out about a need they have and ask God how you can meet it through His power.

Today God is First -- Os Hillman

Sermon Description:

"Calling all people struggling to change bad behaviors, as well as those who have 'been there, done that'. What will it take and how do we do it?  Join Melissa as we wrestle with the affects of sin and bad behavior and listen to God's sweet message, calling us out of the depravity of this world and into the rest and beauty of His grace."
Melissa Baskett

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
"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 working again.

Auburn ABC bookmobile - 2-2:45pm, Sunday, Feb. 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. 

All Church 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 greeter ministry schedule for February is as follows:  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 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 10th 22nd Annual Hearts of Gold Dinner & Auction @ AAA
Mar 10th Church Business Meeting
Mar 16th Vibrant Life @ Washington Conference


Community Announcements

Love Your Heart" class on Heart Health will be held Tuesday, February 26, beginning with a vegetarian potluck supper @ 6:30pm followed by a program with Dr. Jonathan Fish and his wife, Jane. Dr. Fish will be talking about how to take good care of your heart so it will work well for a long time.  Jane will be sharing the practical "how to to do it" tips that make moving from theory to application possible. There is no charge for the class, but donations are cheerfully accepted. The church address is 713 N. Talcott Street, Arlington. 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.

22nd Annual Hearts of Gold Dinner & Auction - Auburn Adventist Academy Sunday, March 10 @ 3:45pm. An evening filled with lively conversation, three silent auctions, entertainment showcasing AAA students, fine vegetarian cuisine, and a live auction that goes to benefit the student financial scholarships. With your support, AAA can help all students who desire an Adventist Education. Tickets are $60/person. Table Sponsorships are $500 for 10 seats. Get your tickets at

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: 5:31 PM

Sabbath Evening Sundown 5:33 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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