Speaking Schedule:

February:
Feb 24th TBA

March:
March 3rd Mark Everett
March 10th John McGhee / Jackie C
March 17th John McGhee
March 24th Randy Salt
March 31st Arlene Salt

Sermon Description:

Holy Resuscitation
John K McGhee
February 17, 2018
Mount Vernon SDA Church

  1. Why did God breathe into Adam’s nose to give him life instead of “talking” him into existence?
  2. Did God breathe both thoughts and words into Bible authors to create scripture?
  3. How does God breathe into His Body to keep us alive (Holy Resuscitation)?

Dear Friends,

I am happy to invite you to be aware that a new SS cell group has started at 9:30 am. 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.

Tomorrow, 9:30 am, in the family room, we will study the early Christian Church as described in Acts 2. The following Sabbath we will study about how to have a relationship with one God who has chosen to reveal Himself as a Spirit, a human being named Jesus Christ, and a Father in heaven.

Look for a list of topics in your mailboxes next week.

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

Fellowship Meal This Sabbath! Fellowship Meals are 1st and 3rd Sabbaths. Plan on enjoying delicious food and building relationships during our monthly Fellowship Meal, formerly known as “Potluck” Please sign up for the open weeks on the sheet available in the foyer.
Due to the Men’s Retreat this weekend, we will not be having our Hospitality Training that was scheduled for this Sabbath. We will resume classes the third week in March.
Our Cold Weather Shelter is now open at night at our Church. Please continue to pray for the blessing of those who we can minister to here. See Ann Struthers for specifics on volunteering and supporting this ministry.
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 program will continue during January. Laundry services will be offered every Thursday from 1:00 to 3:30 PM at Friendship House. Todd Booker is finishing the new laundry mat location at Friendship House. A big thank you to all those who volunteered your time these last few months. If you are able to help in the future, please contact Ann @ 425-280-7212.
“Community Services Fellowship” Everyone who is interested in serving our local communities can meet at Whidbey Coffee in Burlington 1960 Marketplace Drive”, Burlington “(near Home Depot) every Friday at 7:00am for fellowship and discussion.
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.
Spaghetti Feed @ SSA
Thanks for Your Support! Spaghetti Lunch, Sunday, February 25 at 1:00 p.m. The high school students at Skagit Adventist Academy would like to show their appreciation for ALL who have helped establish and support our school. If you would like to join us for this celebration, please RSVP by Wed., Feb. 21 to 360-755-9261 or nhabenicht@skagitadventist.com.
February Focus Adventist Christian Education
A new Adventist generation is putting their God-given talents to work in February as nearly 400 students from around Washington State have gathered at Auburn Adventist Academy for their annual Music Festival. Thanks to your support of these young people, in the WA Youth Offerings for the month of February, they are learning what God has for their future through music and mentoring. Please respond especially generously to the offering call on February 24th for these … God’s Kids.

Tomorrow will be a blessing because you supported them today!

http://www.washingtonconference.org/education

Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Do not allow yourself to struggle from this curable disease. Join Dr. Nedley, a leading physician in mental health treatment and research, as he walks you through the Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program. With this comprehensive program you will find the keys to a new life in just eight weeks. When you sign up for this program you will receive access to not only the 8-part DVD series but also the workbook and additional reading materials, which reinforce lessons from the DVD presentations and workbook exercises. Take advantage of this opportunity now and learn how you can overcome depression and anxiety, find motivation to help you achieve your goals, and achieve optimal mental health.

Program topics:

  • How To Improve Your Brain
  • Lifestyle Therapies For Depression And Anxiety
  • Nutrition For The Brain
  • How Thinking Can Defeat Depression Or Anxiety
  • Making And Staying With Positive Lifestyle Choices
  • Stress Without Distress
  • Overcoming Loss
  • Enhancing Frontal Lobe Function

Come to an Introductory/Information session on February 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the North Cascade SDA Church to see if the program is right for you. The class will start on Monday, March 12 and last for eight weeks. Class size is limited and there is a fee. If you have any questions, please call (360) 848-7711.

We are having a WOOL Sock drive at our Church, until the end of April 2018. Please bring your donations of WOOL socks to the church. We will also be looking into buying WOOL socks in bulk, so your monetary donations are very welcome as well!
The Spotlight Film Festival is a series of documentaries shining a light on issues that impact the lives of Skagit County residents. Each film highlights a different topic, followed by a community panel or discussion. Join us as we dive into these deeply relevant topics affecting our community.

Join us at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S 1st Street in Mount Vernon, from 6:30 pm – 8:30pm on Thursdays from February 15th – March 22nd for the following films:

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!

Visual Volunteer: Jennifer Walton, has been taking care of our visual/Powerpoint needs for over 5 years, is willing to train a few more people to be able to run the visual each Sabbath. Let’s all prayerfully consider stepping up to be part of a rotation so that the work is shared among us :).
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/
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.

The greeter ministry schedule for February is as follows: Feb 3rd Dan & Machelle Osborne, Feb 10th Rita Everett, Feb 17th Shelia Dodd & Todd Booker, Feb 24th Melissa Baskett & Bob Walton. Please contact Melissa Baskett if you have any questions.
The Deacon and Deaconess ministry schedule for February is as follows: Feb 3rd Dan & Machelle Osborne, Feb 10th Rochelle Everett & Tony Rocha, Feb 17th Shelia Dodd & Todd Booker, Feb 24th Melissa Baskett & 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 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.

Friday Night Sundown: 5:33 PM
Sabbath Evening Sundown 5:34 PM