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Friday, Feb 22nd 2019

Local Church Calendar

Sabbath Feb 23rd, 2019

9:30 AM Sabbath School

10:45 AM Worship Service

Speaker: John McGhee

Message: No Judgement Zone

Offering: Washington Conference Youth

Cup of Fellowship

Sunday, Feb 24th, 2019

2:00 PM ABC Bookmobile @ Church

Tuesday, Feb 26th, 2019

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

Wednesday, Feb 27th, 2019

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

Thursday, Feb 28th, 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, Mar 1st, 2019

8:00 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 23rd John McGhee


Mar 2nd NCSDA Pastor
Mar 9th John McGhee
Mar 16th Joy Curtis
Mar 23rd John McGhee
Mar 30th Shawn Latham
Happening This Week 

Devotional Corner:

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 New International Version (NIV)

19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

This last week I was watching a documentary on Netflix called Heal. In the film we learn what we put in our minds and stomachs can disrupt the body's normal way of healing. Sometimes the foods we put in our body will make the healing process impossible. The same can be said what we put in our brain. I have been guilty of doing both from eating too many fried foods, or chips to watching scary movies or others that alter my concept on love.

God wants me as well as you to take care of our whole body. We see in Corinthians 19  Paul telling the Church to be aware of what we do with these bodies that were given to us by God and redeemed by Jesus. We are not our own creature, we are instead a created being that was made out of love by our Creator God. Therefore, Paul states we should honor God by protecting our bodies from the physical, emotional and spiritual evils of this world. This means when I go to the supermarket I need to avoid some of the isles and products that might hurt my body. In the same way, when I turn on the computer, radio, TV or anything else I come into contact with, I need to be aware of how the thing I'm watching, hearing or seeing affects my relationship with my Savior Jesus. The same principal also applies as we meet new friends. We have to sometimes ask is this relationship helping my spiritual growth or hurting it. That can be hard to do sometimes but is necessary. I leave you with this verse to ponder in your own life this week it also comes from Corinthians  its 1st Cor 10:31 which states " Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God" Until next week God's Love and Peace to you!
Shawn L.
Sermon Description:

She put those salamanders in my sleeping bag.  All the evidence pointed to her guilt.  Covered in a gooey mess after lying on top of the bulging mass of creatures in my bag, I made an executive decision.  Justice would be served. . .And the next day it was.  Discover how a theology major had no business being the judge and executioner and how this story teaches about the Bible protected "No Judgement Zone."
John McGhee

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
Auburn ABC bookmobile - 2-2:45pm, Sunday, Feb. 24.

"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.
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. 

Aspire Women’s Event -  March 31, 5-8pm. Please speak to Rochelle or Ann for details

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 23rd Shelia Dodd and Shawn Latham, Please contact Melissa Baskett if you have any questions. 

The greeter ministry schedule for March is as follows:  Mar 2nd Sandy Latham, Mar 9th Rita Everett, Mar 16th Shelia Dodd Mar 23rd Bob Walton and Shawn Latham, Mar 30th Shelia Dodd & Bob Walton. Please contact Melissa Baskett if you have any questions. 
The Deacon and Deaconess ministry schedule  for February is as follows:   Feb 23rd Melissa Baskett , Please contact Melissa Baskett if you have any questions. 

The Deacon and Deaconess ministry schedule  for March is as follows: Mar 2nd Steve Ebsen & Melissa Baskett, Mar 9th Tony Rocha & Owen Genther, Mar 16th, Mar 16th Shelia Dodd & Owen Genther, Mar 23rd Bob Walton &  Melissa Baskett, Mar 30th Shelia Dodd & Bob Walton 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 24th ABC Bookmobile @ Church
Feb 24th Skagit Adventist Academy Auction
@ McIntyre Hall
Feb 26th Love Your Heart @ Arlington SDA Church
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
Mar 31st Aspire Women's Event
Apr 4th-7th Rosario Singles Retreat
Apr 7th Women's Spring Day

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

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.

Rosario Singles Retreat April 4-7, 2019. Ofa Langi, pastor of the North Cascade SDA Church is our speaker for the weekend. Registration is $235 for the full retreat. Other options are listed on the registration form. For more details and a registration form, send an email to For those without access to email, you may call our registration line at 360 588-3179 to request info. The deadline is March 18.

Women's Spring Day - April 7, spiritually encouraging and growing women of faith. Our speaker, Dr. Andrea King has been preaching since she was fourteen years old. Esther had a queen hiding inside of her and so do you. Learn how to unleash the queen God created you to be. Register before March 1 and save $15 on registration at

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: 5:42 PM

Sabbath Evening Sundown 5:44 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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