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October 15, 2021

Dear Family and Friends,

We can’t wait to worship with you tomorrow!

Sabbath Services

Bible Study/Sabbath School: 10am – 10:45am 

Adults – Meet in the Gathering Place. We are doing a hybrid of the Quarterly with plenty of discussion so please join us!

Children/Youth Bible Study Classes

Beginners – Kindergarten

Juniors (8-11)

Earliteen – Youth (12+)

Worship Service: 

11am-12pm Join us this Sabbath for a sermon by Craig Carr, titled “Goin’ Fishing”. “Did you know that the job description of being a disciple of Jesus is only two lines long? Bet you thought it was more complicated than that, huh? Come hear and be reminded of how simple Jesus makes it to know Him and make Him known.” Join us in person or join via our livestream on YouTube or Facebook or directly on our Homepage. Church Service Online!

Reminder: Each week we encourage our congregation to join us at the foot of the cross for a special time of prayer. For those not joining us in prayer, please remember to exit quietly.

After church – Fellowship Meal – Come join us for lunch and fellowship!

Sabbath Speaking Schedule:

October 16     – Craig Carr – Potluck

October 23     – Pastor Don Bryan – Potluck

October 30     – Children’s Ministries Program – Kid Food Potluck

Tithes & Offerings

Tithes & Offerings

In the Foyer we have a lockbox for tithes and offerings collected on site. Use an Offering/Tithe envelope to specify a specific ministry if desired. All loose offerings will remain for our local church. Please no foreign coins.

You can give online via our website here:  Giving. There is also a mobile app: iPhone/iPad users: ‎Adventist Giving on the App Store; Google Play: AdventistGiving.

church family

Worship on Wednesdays! 6pm Simple Supper – Come eat with us, then stay and pray with us!

6pm Simple Supper

7-8pm Prayer Meeting via Zoom or in person

Kids/youth ministries

October 16 – Skate Night! 8yrs+ (Youth & NEXT Gen) 6:30pm meet us at Skagit Skate. Your cost is $5, please bring cash or check made out to MVSDA. There are snacks you can purchase for your child there, or you can feed them dinner before you come.

October 30 – Kids Sabbath! Don’t miss our upcoming “Kids Sabbath”. The MVSDA kids will be blessing you with the Sabbath message. In Matthew 11:25, Jesus said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children.” Let’s come together and be blessed by our MVSDA children.

*If you would like to volunteer to work with our children/youth, please contact Pastor Bri through her email: children@mountvernonsda.com.

Upcoming

  • October 16 – Potluck! Guest Speaker Craig Carr
  • October 16 – Youth/NEXT Gen Skate Night!
  • October 23 – Communion Sabbath/Pastor Appreciation Sabbath/Potluck – there are many ways to bless our Pastor, please contact the church office to get involved!
  • October 30 – Kids Sabbath – Our kids will lead our worship service and host our potluck that is Kid Food Theme. Afterwards, join us at Schuh Farms for some pumpkin patch fun!
  • November 13 (after church) Kelcy & Leighton’s Wedding Shower

Thoughts

Are you a Seventh-Day Adventist? A Christian? A follower of Christ? This evening, I invite you to ponder your responses (not just your answers, but any feelings or thoughts that came to your mind when you read these questions). Some of us might answer, “Of course I am!” or “Obviously, I come to church here, don’t I? I serve here, don’t I? My membership is here, isn’t it?” Yesterday I was listening to a speaker who posed the question: “Who are you?” She then went on to clarify that just because you might be sitting in a pew, that doesn’t make you a Christian and more than being in a bagel shop makes you a bagel and so on. It really gave me pause. Because so many times we tend to identify ourselves by what we do, or where we come from or where we belong. If our identity is tied up in anything besides being a child of God, then we are missing out on the greatest adventure that this life has to offer, because Jesus came to establish His kingdom when He lived on this earth and died for us. Not so that we could plan on having a great adventure when we get to Heaven only, but so that we could, by the presence of the Holy Spirit, walk with Him daily and be spiritually transformed by the power of the risen Son of God! And that is why we here at Mount Vernon SDA have chosen to embrace this vision: “We will only be content with an adventurous relationship with our Lord. Through His promised Holy Spirit our community will be a refuge, imparting love and acceptance to all people.” Honestly, for me, nothing less will do.

2nd Corinthians 3:18 “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”

Philippians 3:20-21 “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.”

Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

This is Sabbath my Friends. Let it be a time for you to lay down all that is heavy upon you and give it to Jesus. It is my hope that you will join us tomorrow for our Worship Service. Remember, we are one Sabbath closer to Jesus coming back!

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Office Hours: Church office hours:  Monday-Thursday from 11-2pm, Friday from 2-4pm. Please email at office@mountvernonsda.com or call 360-416-0443.

Smiles,
Melissa Baskett
Admin Assistant
Mount Vernon SDA Church
360-416-0443 / office@mountvernonsda.com
www.mountvernonsda.com