Sermon’s Description Two elephants are locked in a life and death struggle for survival.

Two world powers are locked in a life and death struggle for survival.

Two churches are locked in a life and death struggle for survival.

Will they both win?  Will they both lose?  Will one win and the other lose?

Fellowship Meal This Sabbath! Fellowship Meals are 1st and 3rd Sabbaths. Cup of Fellowship the rest of the month. 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.
Auburn ABC bookmobile is planning to be at our Church on Sunday, September 17, from 2:15-3:00 p.m.
If you are in 5th grade or above and are interested in joining Pathfinders, it’s not too late.  Registration is open until Sept. 19, 2017.  Pathfinders meets Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 at SAA gym with some weekend activities.   If you would like to get registered, please contact Darci at (360) 416-0443 or office@mountvernonsda.com before September 19.
Wednesday Prayer Meetings at 6:30pm: Currently, Prayer Meetings are being held at the Everett Home. Please 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.
All ladies are invited to meet at Whidbey Coffee in Burlington 1960 Marketplace Drive”, Burlington “(near Home Depot) every Friday at 7:00am for fellowship.

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.
Special prayers for Bud and Nikki Loss.  Anybody who would like may now visit Bud and Nikki; however, please call ahead of time to coordinate a time because they do not want multiple people at one time. Also, if you are able to help with meals, please contact Nikki directly at (360) 708-9568.
Our Church has been randomly selected to participate in a survey by the North American Division.  All members will be contacted directly, and we encourage you to participate in this survey.
The women’s retreat will be held at Rosario beachthe weekend of October 27 and 28Friday night and Saturday night. $75 per person and that includes the cabin and meals. We will have an amazing guest speaker for the 2 days!!!  If you or a friend cannot come up with $75, please contact Rozella Stroud at 360-982-8023.
Pie contest will be held October 21. “Save the Date” and stay tuned for more details.
Save the Date:  Christmas Brunch will be held December 16.  We’re looking for volunteers to help, so If you can, please contact Darci at (360) 416-0443 or office@mountvernonsda.com
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 :).
Email Newsletter Assistance: Shawn Latham will be out of town twice in late August and early September and needs assistance with our weekly newsletter. If you willing to help please email Shawn at atstar65@me.com or call/text him at 253-304-5762.
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 August is as follows: Aug 4th Dan & Machelle Osborne, Aug 11th Rita Everett, Aug 18th Shelia Dodd & Todd Booker, Aug 25th Melissa Baskett & Bob Walton. Please contact Shelia if you have any questions.
The Deacon and Deaconess ministry schedule for September is as follows: Sept 2nd Dan & Machelle Osborne, Sept 9th Rochelle Everett & Tony Rocha, Sept 16th Shelia Dodd & Todd Booker, Sept 23rd Melissa Baskett & Bob Walton, Sept 30th Bob Walton & Shelia Dodd. Please contact Shelia 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 @ 435-280-7212.

Friday Night Sundown: 7:21 PM
Sabbath Evening Sundown 7:19 PM