Speaking Schedule:

July:
14: Pastor John McGhee
21: Randy Salt
28: Pastor John McGhee

Happening This Week

Pastor’s Message: Would you like to find out if Jesus ever had a temper tantrum?  Would you like to know why one cup split up several church families?  Would you like to know why deacons carried weapons to keep people from attending a worship event?  You will find out when I present “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”  It identifies barriers to church unity, worldwide.  And it will showcase an amazing  bridge that can unite churches separated by culture, practices, and theological beliefs.
Dear Friends

I am happy to invite you to be aware that a new SS cell group has started.. I will be working with Mark Everett and others to coordinate this Bible study / fellowship group.

In 14 weeks we’ll 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, The Great Controversy.

Please see me or Mark Everett with the list of topics. You can also email Shawn Latham at atstar65@me.com 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.

Warmly,
Pastor John

Our Church Picnic will be immediately following worship service this Sabbath at Washington Park, 6300 Sunset Avenue, Anacortes. This 220-acre city park offers a boat launch, hiking, and biking. Click here for a map of the Park for your convenience.

Our Church Business Meeting is this Sunday, July 15, starting with soup at 6pm. Each month we get an update from our ministry leaders, discuss the state of our church, make decisions and plan ahead. Your voice matters, your vote counts*! Bring the family!
*Church members may vote, all are welcome.
“Ladies Fellowship” Ladies Fellowship has moved its location to 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.
Calling all Gentlemen!!! There is a men’s camping trip to Goodell Creek the weekend of July 20-22. Those interested can contact Bob Walton.
FaceBook Page: We post sermon and service information, church events and more. https://www.facebook.com/mountvernonsda
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

The greeter ministry schedule for July is as follows: July 14th Rita Everett and Joy Curtis, July 21st Shelia Dodd, July 28th Bob Walton and Shawn Latham, Please contact Melissa Baskett if you have any questions.
The Deacon and Deaconess ministry schedule for July is as follows: July 14th Tony Rocha and Owen Genther July 21st Shelia Dodd July 28th 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 office@mountvernonsda.com
If you would like to learn more about Jesus Off the Street please contact Ann @ 425-280-7212.

Upcoming Events

July 14th Church Picnic @ Washington Park
July 15th Church Business Meeting
July 20-22 Gentlemen Camping Trip @ Goodell Creek
July 27th-29th Adventist singles campout at Kaner Flats Campground
Aug 25th WWU Alumni Sabbath @ Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory

Community Announcements

Adventist Single Adult Ministries of Washington would like to invite all singles to the Singles Campout, July 27-29, at Kaner Flats Campground. More information and registration forms can be found online at http://www.villageadventist.org/connect/singles.
The annual Walla Walla University alumni Sabbath at Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory will be held Aug. 25. You’re invited to join us for Sabbath or the full weekend. Meals (catered by Sodexo) and accommodations require registration. Guest speaker for the weekend will be Carl Cosaert, WWU professor of biblical studies. For information, registration, and a complete schedule, call WWU Alumni and Advancement Services at (800) 377-2586 or visit wallawalla.edu/Rosario-Sabbath.
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 http://www.washingtonconference.org/
Navigating The Skagit Volunteer Center Website

www.skagitvolunteercenter.org

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.

If you have any questions contact Susan Rowe, susanr@communityactionskagit.org or (360) 588-5731 or stop by at 2221 Riverside Dr., Mount Vernon, and we will gladly help you set up your account!

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. www.radiooflife.org.
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: www.skagitvolunteercenter.org.

Friday Night Sundown: 9:04 PM
Sabbath Evening Sundown 9:03 PM