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Church happenings :: updated April 20
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THE CHURCH THIS WEEK


Friday, April 20
  • Family Promise, April 15-22, Youth House
  • Spruced Up Thrift Store, open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 328 E. Fairhaven Ave., Burlington, 360-755-1141
  • AMEN Everett Medical Clinic, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Everett XFINITY  Conference Center
  • Pathfinders Bible Experience Team, Conference Event, Orlando, FL, April 19-23
  • “Prophecy Unsealed" Seminar, 7 p.m., NCSDA
Sabbath, April 21
  • Family Promise, April 15-22, Youth House
  • Pathfinders Bible Experience Team, Conference Event, Orlando, FL, April 19-23
  • “Prophecy Revealed” Seminar, 9/11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., NCSDA​
Sunday, April 22
  • Family Promise, April 15-22, Youth House
  • Pathfinders Bible Experience Team, Conference Event, Orlando, FL, April 19-23
  • AMEN Everett Medical Clinic, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Everett XFINITY Conference Center
  • “Prophecy Revealed” Seminar, 7 p.m., NCSDA
Monday, April 23
  • Pathfinders Bible Experience Team, Conference Event, Orlando, FL, April 19-23
  • Spruced Up Thrift Store, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 328 E. Fairhaven Ave., Burlington, 360-755-1141
  • Monday Morning Bible Study Group, 10 a.m., NCSDA, Studying Sermon on the Mount, NOT Revelation
  • Depression and Anxiety Recovery, Mondays through Apr 30, 7 p.m., Fireside Room
Tuesday, April 24

 

  • Spruced Up Thrift Store, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 328 E. Fairhaven Ave., Burlington, 360-755-1141
  • Cascade Eagles Pathfinders, 6:30 to 8 p.m., SAA
  • Cascade Eagles Adventurers, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., SAA
Wednesday, April 25
  • Spruced Up Thrift Store, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 328 E. Fairhaven Ave., Burlington, 360-755-1141
  • Bulletin information due, noon
  • Friends of 104.7 Prayer, 6 to 8 p.m., Stutz’s home
  • Prayer Call,  6:30 to 7 p.m. evening, dial 781-448-0018
  • Fasting Day, from 8:15 p.m. Wed. to 8:17 p.m. Thurs.
  • SAA Board, 7 p.m., SAA
Thursday, April 26
  • Spruced Up Thrift Store, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 328 E. Fairhaven Ave., Burlington, 360-755-1141
  • Eat with Pastor Ofa, 5:30 p.m., Red Robin
  • Prayer Call,  6:30 to 7 p.m. evening, dial 781-448-0018
  • Fasting Day, from 8:15 p.m. Wed. to 8:17 p.m. Thurs.
  • Where Two or Three are Gathered Prayer, 6 p.m., Vicki Jacobs' home
  • Celebrate Recovery main meeting, 6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall
  • Men's Bible Study, 8 p.m., Burlington Haggens 
Friday, April 27
  • Spruced Up Thrift Store, open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 328 E. Fairhaven Ave., Burlington, 360-755-1141
  • “Prophecy Unsealed" Seminar, 7 p.m., NCSDA

THE CHURCH IN ACTION


An exciting seminar at NCSDA

"Prophecy Unsealed”
Fridays thru Sundays through May 5
A national seminar is coming to NCSDA, as seen on DirectTV-Hope Channel. In this exciting FREE ongoing seminar you will discover that the Book of Revelation provides the answers to life's most challenging questions. To reserve your seat: http://attendhope.com/unsealed/. There is also a FREE children's program for kids 0-9. 

 



Fasting and Prayer Conference Calls

(781) 448-0018

 
Weekly prayer conference calls
Thursdays, April 12-May 3, 6:30 to 7 p.m. - EVENING
Pastor Ofa invites anyone who wants to, to join to a worship time and prayer on our church prayer phone line. We will thank God together for His many blessings, for our community, and for anything else you feel led to pray for. Just dial the above number to join!

~  You are also invited to call in for the next few Thursday evenings as we continue the prayer conference call during the seminar. ~


Weekly fasting
Sundown Wednesdays through sundown Thursdays, April 12-May 3
Going forward for next week and during all the weeks during the seminar, Pastor Ofa will be fasting and praying from sundown on Wednesdays through sundown on Thursdays. He welcomes anyone who wants to join him to fast and pray during those times in special support of the series.
 
Let's get ready for the miracles and blessings that God will bring!


Family Promise at the Youth House

April 15-22
We have been hosting the homeless this week. We welcomed in four families with 15 total people! It has been very busy!


Eat with Pastor Ofa

Join Pastor Ofa and his family for great food and fun! Up next:
  • Thurs, April 26, 5:30 p.m., Red Robin
  • Tues., May 8, 11:30 a.m., Senior Luncheon at Royal Star Buffet Restaurant


Senior Luncheon

Tuesday, May 8, 11:30 a.m., Royal Star Buffet Restaurant 
Come join us for fun and food at our monthly luncheon. It is always a great time!


Combined Sabbath Schools

April 28 and May 5 10:15 a.m.
All members, from Youth to Adult, are invited to the Sanctuary for all-church combined Sabbath schools for two weeks:
  • April 28: Skagit Adventist Academy reports back about their mission trip to Puerto Rico.
  • May 5: Pastor Brian McMahon hosts a special feature from “Prophecy Revealed.” 


"It's a Bright Spring" Tea Party

Sunday, May 6, 10:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall
Women’s Ministries hosts a fun morning with a short devotional thought, games, photo booth and good food. Wear bright colors and bring a potluck dish to share.


Random Acts of Kindness Projects
  • APRIL: Shoeboxes: Fill a shoebox for a child or an adult in a local nursing home or retirement center. Shoeboxes are in the foyer today. Please return them filled by the end of April.
 
  • MAY:  Show a Random Act of Kindness: during our campout, we will hand out funds raised at the special offerings this spring. Members will be able to use it to act out a kindness, then report back to the church on Sabbath, May 19.
 
  • MAY: SAA Concert Fundraiser: Help complete our food drive and bring your canned food and loose change to the church anytime before May 23, or bring them to the SAA Spring music concert on May 23.  Proceeds benefit the Sedro-Woolley Food Bank.


Rosario Campout 

May 11-13
Our church campout is in three weeks! We are gearing up for our famous annual campout - be ready for inspiration and fun with your church family.

You will need a few things: a potluck item for Sabbath lunch, warm hiking boots and clothing, camping chairs, sunscreen (!), roasting sticks, table games, and money to purchase a Cascade Eagles Pathfinders breakfast at their fundraiser on Sunday. NOTE: Please be respectful of the rules at Rosario Marine Station, and do not bring your pets.

NEW: Pastor Ofa and his family will host a bbq on Friday from 3:30-6:30p.m.
               On Sabbath evening, the church will provide Big Franks, buns and condiments for supper. Just bring extras!

Volunteer Breakfast/Church Business Meeting

Sunday, May 20, 9 a.m./10:30 a.m.
All church members who volunteer are invited to a fun appreciation breakfast to show how much they are valued for what they do for our church and community. Following that, all church members are encouraged to come discuss the 2018-19 church budget and talk about a future vision for the church.

Ian, Kaelie & Gunnar Larsen's Baby Shower
Sunday, May 20, 2 p.m., Place TBD
Help the Larsens welcome their new baby girl at a fun baby shower! Their colors are purple and white, and they are registered at Target. If you want to join a group gift, please contact Brooke Kisser. She will purchase an item from the registry.

Skagit Adventist Academy

Admin Assistant/Office Coordinator and Registrar Position Available for 2018-19 School Year
Mrs. Fiedler is retiring to spend more time with her husband and grandchildren beginning July 1. The search now begins for someone to fill her position. Do you enjoy working with children and adults? Do you thrive with varied activities and responsibilities where there is never a dull moment?  Would you like to work alongside inspired and inspirational teachers? The position is full-time with benefits.  Send your resume to Mr. Fautheree, principal, at afautheree@skagitadventist.com or contact the school at 360-755-9261.


SAA Constituency Meeting
May 17, 6:30 p.m., SAA Music Room
All are invited to join us to hear the principal's report, reports on current and future projects, and to vote on next year's budget.


Graduate Names

We would like to recognize our graduating young people! If you know anyone graduating from kindergarten, 8th grade, high school, college, or higher education, please let the church office know their name, the school they are graduating from, area of study and degree (for college students).

 Church Lighting
We’ve raised $4,845 of the $6,000 cost that was presented to the church last month. We are just three light fixtures ($1,155) short of meeting that need. Thank you for your generosity! Additional funds can be directed to “Capital Improvements”.
Skagit Valley Family Radio KTFJ 104.7 FM
Remember you can hear Your Story Hour daily at 8:05 a.m. every day at 104.7FM or www.radiooflife.org. Link online to any of your favorite programs for more information. Listen to “Science, Scripture and Salvation”, “Bible Answers Live” and more. Thank you for your prayers and support!
Karen Brown Update
Church member Karen Brown and her daughter, Jodi Brown Pfeiffer, were both critically injured in a car crash on their way to visit family in Portland, OR. They are improving, but it will be a long recovery process. Jodi has come back home and is in out-patient therapy. Karen is home and resting. She is not ready for visitors yet, but there are several ways to help listed below.

Please keep them and their family in your prayers. The family would like to thank everyone so much for the kindness, thoughts, prayers, calls, cards and flowers. 

     LINKS:
     For updates: Facebook
     To donate towards recovery costs: YouCaring.com
     To bring a mealLotsaHelpingHands.com
 

THE CHURCH ROSTER

Speaker
April 21 - Pastor Brian McMahon
April 28 - Pastor Brian McMahon
 
A/V team member
April 21 - Timo & Sharon Wilson
April 28 - Ken Price
 
Elder
April 21 - Julio Romero
April 28 - Les Richards
 
Potluck 
April 21 - Katy Paise
April 28 - Alline Ladish
 
Deacon
April 21 - Dick Tolf
April 28 - Glenn Cotter


 
Greeters
April 21 - Carol Atkins, Aubrey Fautheree, Joan Hilde, Dick Tolf
April 28 - Kelvin Beaton, Tressa Farnsworth, Patsy Price, Dana Schafer
 
 

THE CHURCH COMMUNITY

You can Livestream PBE this weekend

Five western Washington Pathfinder groups are in Orlando, Florida, this weekend at the North American Division Pathfinder Bible Experience! Watch them live on Facebook, starting at 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Sabbath, April 21!
(Click here to watch the PBE Livestream)

Skagit County Courthouse National Day of Prayer event
May 3, noon to 1 p.m., at the Courthouse, 205 W. Kincaid St., Mount Vernon
67th observance, first Thursday of May, people of all faiths will come to pray for our nation at a privately funded event to intercede for America’s leaders and its families. 

Operation Bear Hug
Several NCSDA members were a part of a team to Saratov, Russia for a mission trip in the 1990's. Pastor Phil White, a past pastor of NCSDA, and his wife, Jan, will be travelling back to visit the church for its 25th anniversary. They would like to bring a special love gift for the church family there. If you are interested in participating, please mark your donation "Operation Bear Hug" and put it in a tithe envelope on or before May 5.


AMEN Everett Free Medical and Dental Clinic
April 20 and 22
Know someone who is uninsured or underinsured in Snohomish County (or area counties, too)? Invite your friends to the AMEN Everett dental, medical and vision clinic. Find more details at facebook.com/ameneverett or www.ameneverett.org
 


SAA Alumni Weekend

You are an alumnus if you are a former student or staff at SAA. Make plans now to join the festivities and reconnect with friends and staff. Events will begin Friday evening, go through Saturday, and end with the Dennis Carman Memorial Golf Tournament on Sunday that supports worthy students at SAA. Weekend details to come! Spread the word.