April 19 Communiqué

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Greetings to all!!!

We truly hope everyone was able to get out and enjoy some great weather last weekend.  Wasn’t it just great!!!  And, a special thanks to everyone who helped make the “Living Last Supper” such a success!!!  The thing that really thrills me is the number of community people we had that came and joined us.  Many of you have told me of the visits you had with them.  Please, bring them back this weekend if they are your contacts, and for those who came via a brochure invitation, pray that they return.

On occasion we hear someone ask why Sunnyside does “Easter,” since it has as many pagan elements to it?  Like Christmas, we try to filter out what is not part of the biblical story and remember and celebrate what is.  We feel this is a great time to bring to our remembrance the story that has been handed to us and at the same time, invite our neighbors to come, see, and hear.  One of our members reported to me that last Sabbath in the lobby after second service, that a community mother who brought three young “girl scout” teens to the service, just could not say enough positive about what they had experienced.  One of the girls knew nothing about the Bible or Jesus, and had never been inside a church.  The girl was emotionally overwhelmed with the scenes and said later, “Now I am getting what this is all about.”

We have a story to tell to the world, this weekend and every weekend!  This weekend can be a powerful witness for our Lord again.  Please, come, and pray for people to come.  Invite people.  These are events that so many people will appreciate, if we can just encourage them to come.  If you see a guest, do spend time getting to know them.  Get their name if you can.

We begin Friday evening at 7:00, with the Tenebrae, “Service of Darkness.”  Come seeking a blessing from the courts above!

Pastor  Scott & Staff

News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Scott LeMert will present our Bible message entitled “And I, If I Be Lifted Up.”  

This afternoon at 5:00, we will be blessed with an Easter musical entitled “No More Night” featuring the combined groups of His Praise Men’s Chorus, Belle Cantori, and Portland Adventist String Orchestra.

Easter Sunday, April 20, 9:30 am, come and enjoy our service entitled The Mary Monologues, Easter readings told by the four Marys.

Easter brunch will immediately follow the Sunday morning service. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors.

Crosses
Click here to view the program.

Church Announcements

If you have an interest or know of someone that enjoys writing and marketing, the Nominating Committee would like to hear from you. They are currently searching for someone to fill our Public Relations position. Contact Dick Gingrich at 503-252-9384.

Graduation is coming quickly! If you know of someone graduating this year, please let the church office know. We would like to officially congratulate them through our bulletin and newsletter.

Vacation Bible School begins June 23. We are in the planning stages and are in need of several 15 oz. size cans that we can reuse for a craft. Also we need nylon stockings, preferably knee highs (no reinforced toes). If you can help us with this, please deliver them to the church office.

Adventurer Family Fun Day, June 1, at Oregon Conference Campgrounds is themed “Pioneers for Jesus.” Families with children between 4 and10 years of age are invited to participate. Stations include Pioneer Faith, Pioneer Village, Pioneer Home Life, Pioneer Work, and Pioneer Play. The cost is $5 per child and registration ends May 5. Registration forms are available at the Information table. We need some volunteers to help with sewing bonnets for girls, telling pioneer-era stories, or loaning some items. For further details contact Natalia Gramada 503-750-9151 or Evelyn Hull 503-560-9608. 

One of our Pathfinders is trying to earn extra money to go to Oshkosh by babysitting. If you have a need or know of someone that does, please contact the church office for more information at 503-252-8080. 

Auburn Adventist Academy Orchestra and Wind Ensemble will present a concert April 26, 4:00 pm. Following last year’s performance of Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony, the Orchestra will present works from Sibelius and Handel along with the Wind Ensemble playing pieces by Mozart and Whitacre. The ensembles have toured California, British Columbia and, most recently, Utah. The instrumental department at AAA strives to show Christ through music; changing lives one note at a time, while becoming more in tune with Christ.

Education

Portland Adventist Academy e-Headlines!

Portland Adventist Elementary http://www.paes.com
PAES Book Fair and Open House Is Coming!The Scholastic Book Fair will start Monday, April 28, and continue through May 2. Hours are Mon-Wed. 8:30 am-4:00 pm, Thurs. 8:30 am-7:30 pm, and Friday 8:30 am-Noon.Thursday, May 1, is our annual Open House from 5:30-7:30 pm. Classrooms will be open to visit and a veggie burger dinner will be available for $5.00.Come bring the family and enjoy some fellowship, dinner and classroom displays.

Area Events

YOU are Needed! Oregon Conference is requesting all who are willing and able to volunteer during Camp Meeting this year. We are seeking volunteers for both Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 10-12) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 15-19). We need volunteers for hospitality, shuttle drivers, safety and security, as well as licensed RNs and EMTs for 8-hour shifts. Whether you would like to work a shift daily or only have time for a single shift, your services would be greatly appreciated. To volunteer go to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at 503-850-3575.  

Camp Meting Children’s Division are in search of individuals that can provide a special feature for children (ages 4-5 and 7-10) about car racing or demonstrating of remote control cars. If you can help, please contact Sherri Uhrig 503-850-3537.

Job Opening: The Oregon Conference has a full-time opening for a bilingual administrative assistant in the Hispanic Ministries Department.  A job description and employment application are available online at www.oregonconference.org on the Employment page.  For questions, please call the HR department at 503.850.3510.

North American International Student Services, NAISS, is looking for native English-speaking host families. Host families will help Chinese youth overcome Mute English. The program begins in July and runs for approximately 30 days. For more information please visit our website www.naiss-us.com or call 541-228-0667.

April 19 & 20, 7:00 pm: Lents Church hosts Dr. Ron Clouzet. Saturday: “Why Jesus Is the First-born of the Dead,” and Sunday: “Why Christ Promised to Return.” For more details call 503-774-7290.

April 19, 7:00 pm: Hood View, Pleasant Valley Churches, and Forest Grove Churches. Join us for the first time screening of the feature film, “Jesus – The Desire of Ages.”

April 21, 6:00 pm: Newberg Church hosts celebrity chef Mark Anthony who will be presenting his “Free Dinner and a Message” cooking show. For more information contact Kay Heath 503-319-8525 or newbergsecretary@yahoo.com.

April 26, 3 pm: Hood View Church presents “Two Crowns,” a resurrection musical with  full choir, orchestra, and narration.

May 2-4: Grove Christian Camp hosts Oregon Men’s Retreat. Mike Tucker, speaker/director of Faith for Today, will speak on “Your Identity in Christ.” For more information or to register go to http://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/2014-men.

May 4, 9:00 am—6:00 pm Oregon Conference Holden Convention Center hosts “Camera 101 Certification Series.” Attend this new class series to become a certified church video camera operator! One class to be offered each quarter. Learn the basics of video camera operation, lighting, how to use the tools of the trade, such as a light meter, and more. Cost $15. No experience necessary. To register visit http://bit.ly/1mNBtuY.

May 16-18: Menucha Retreat Center, Corbett, Oregon will host the Rockwood Women’s Retreat featuring Kay Rizzo. Cost $140 per person. Vegetarian meals provided. To register call 503-661-4100 or 503-667-0230.

July 1-5, Jasper, Oregon: Light Bearers’ 30th Annual Convocation. This year’s theme is “Faith to Faith.” We will be focusing our attention on the beautiful message of righteousness by faith, exploring god’s transforming love for each of us as revealed in Christ. Powerful preaching. Interactive Bible study. Children’s meetings. A spiritual feast for the whole family. To register, visit www.lightbearers.org or call 541-988-3333.

Aug. 17-Sept 14, 2014: Interested in missions? Pleasant Valley Church has teamed up with Jabez Humanitarian Foundation to help build a church in Rabi, Fiji. We are looking for volunteers. We will also be sending a shipping container of supplies to Fiji in conjunction with the mission trip. A list of needed supplies is available if you would like to contribute. Call 503-658-2248 for details.

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April 12 Communiqué

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Greetings Saints!

You just have to praise the Lord for the wonderful weather.  I love it when the rain comes overnight (Tuesday night) and by morning the sun is out in full and the sky its bluest.  And we might add to the list the fact that we have the miracle of a set of eyes to behold it all in living color. The heavens tell of His handiwork!

We, and many guests, were immensely blessed this last weekend by the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus.  We were full to the maximum seating capacity at both presentations and some were seated in the overflow room.  A big thanks to all (and that is a big number) who made last weekend, morning, afternoon, and evening a blessing.  We should mention a big thanks to the deacons and hospitality crews for a great potluck and the new layout of the room.  It allowed us to have more tables and chairs and we needed all of them.

This Sabbath we will feature Sunnyside’s signature, “Living Last Supper,” at both the 8:45 and 11:15 am services. We would like to encourage everyone to dismiss their Sabbath School lesson studies on time and encourage people to make their way into the sanctuary for the start time.  There are very few preliminaries and we will be right into the program.  This is also a prime program to invite a friend and neighbor.  This program is the first of five major worship services (the other four are all next weekend) celebrating the event surrounding the crucifixion of Jesus.  See the rest of the letter for a full description.

If you have not heard, our advance team to Ethiopia is on the ground and running.  Pray for them, their mission, and safe return.

With you in the Lord,

Pastor Scott & Staff

News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am featuring the Living Last Supper, a reenactment the Lord’s Last Supper based on Leonardo da Vinci’s painting.

This afternoon at 5:00, Encounters With God features Bob McDonald, former principal of Portland Adventist Elementary School. Bob’s life is a testament as to what God can do. He came from a violent and alcoholic home with strong influences against Adventism. Come and hear the full inspiring story of how God worked through Bob to be such a strong witness for so many.

Church Announcements

If you have any interest or know of someone that enjoys writing and marketing, the Nominating Committee would like to hear from you. They are currently searching for someone to fill our Public Relations position. Contact Dick Gingrich at 503-252-9384.

One of our Pathfinders is trying to earn extra money to go to Oshkosh by babysitting. If you have a need or know of someone that does, please contact the church office for more information at 503-252-8080.

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Easter Services – April 18-20, 2014
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Our Easter weekend includes:

Tenebrae, the Service of Darkness, Friday, April 18, 7:00 pm.
And I, If I Be Lifted Up, Sabbath, April 19, 8:45 and 11:15 am.
- Pastor Scott LeMert will be presenting our Bible message for the worship services.
No More Night, Saturday night, April 19, 5:00 pm.
- An Easter musical will feature the combined groups of His Praise Men’s Chorus,                    Belle Cantori, and Portland Adventist String Orchestra.
The Mary Monologues, Easter Sunday, April 20, 9:30 am
- Easter readings told by the four Marys.
Easter brunch will immediately follow the Sunday morning service.

Invite your family, friends, and neighbors for this Easter celebration.
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Education

Portland Adventist Academy
e-Headlines!

Portland Adventist Elementary http://www.paes.com
There is a need for host families for one or two 4th-6th grade students visiting PAES from Taiwan for the week of April 20-27. If you are interested, please contact the program coordinator, Julie Feng, directly, 503-244-0879.

Area Events

North American International Student Services, NAISS, is looking for native English-speaking host families. Host families will help Chinese youth overcome Mute English. The program begins in July and runs for approximately 30 days. For more information please visit our website www.naiss-us.com or call 541-228-0667.

April 13-17, Sun. 1-7 pm, Mon-Thur 6-8 pm: Vancouver Church hosts a “Gardening Workshop.” Learn secrets to a healthy garden with Lynn Hoag of SunCountryGardens.com. Grow nutritious foods year round using methods given by inspiration over 100 years ago. Cost: $50/person, $75/couple/family, $10 off when you bring a friend/neighbor. Includes supper on Sunday and handouts. For more information and to RSVP contact Marilyn Puccinelli at marilyn.puccinelli@gmail.com or call 360-609-1461.

April 19, 7:00 pm: Hood View and Pleasant Valley Churches. Join us for the first time screening of the feature film, “Jesus – The Desire of Ages”.

April 21, 6:00 pm: Newberg Church hosts celebrity chef Mark Anthony who will be presenting his “Free Dinner and a Message” cooking show. For more information contact Kay Heath 503-319-8525 or newbergsecretary@yahoo.com.

May 2-4: Grove Christian Camp hosts Oregon Men’s Retreat. Mike Tucker, speaker/director of Faith for Today, will speak on “Your Identity in Christ. for more information or to register go to http://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/2014-men.

May 16-18: Menucha Retreat Center, Corbett, Oregon will host the Rockwood Women’s Retreat featuring Kay Rizzo. Cost $140 per person. Vegetarian meals provided. To register call 503-661-4100 or 503-667-0230. Please register by March 31.

July 1-5, Jasper, Oregon: Light Bearers’ 30th Annual Convocation. This year’s theme is “Faith to Faith.” We will be focusing our attention on the beautiful message of righteousness by faith, exploring god’s transforming love for each of us as revealed in Christ. Powerful preaching. Interactive Bible study. Children’s meetings. A spiritual feast for the whole family. To register, visit www.lightbearers.org or call 541-988-3333.

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April 5 Communiqué

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Dear Sunnyside Church family,

A little boy was asked what his favorite Bible story was. He said, “I like the one where everyone loafs and fishes.” That is not exactly what happened with the Feeding of the Five Thousand, but it is a great story.

Sabbath is a Family Church Service so please invite any families you may know to the church service. We would love to have them worship with us. The reason I was led to share this miracle in the ministry of Jesus was because a child played a significant role. It is one of the better known miracles and because of that we often skip over it. Thank you to each participant, parent, grandparent and the AV crew. May you be blessed as I am sure we will be this Sabbath.

Monday one of our members baked homemade bread. At the time she didn’t know that the SAFE group would receive word that our formerly homeless family would move from Goose Hollow Shelter into their own apartment. When she did she hastily put together the bread, some basic food, sheets, towels, blankets and other necessities from her supplies and several other people. She and her husband went to the home that was basically empty. They filled the air mattresses and made the beds while the 10 year old unpacked the supplies and put them in the cupboard. They then had the opportunity to offer a prayer of blessing on the home and family and our newly acquired families’ mother thanked Jesus for them and the group.

I know that loaf of homemade bread tasted wonderful!

Bread was used in Feeding of the Five Thousand. Nothing fancy, just the ordinary barley bread that the poorer people used as their staple food. Bread symbolizes the life-giving love that Jesus gives us! That love is plentiful, it is generous, it never ends.

Perhaps it was a foreshowing of the time, soon to come, when Jesus said, “Take this and eat from it.”

Next Sabbath we will have the opportunity to “take eat” during the Last Supper service. Easter is upon us. This gives us a wonderful opportunity to invite colleagues, family and friends to worship with us. Give them the brochure you have received today and if you need more there are some on the information table.

Pastor Shirley

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This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Our Bible message entitled “What Can God Do With a Happy Meal?”will be presented by
Pastor Shirley Allen.

Immediately following our second service we will enjoy our monthly Fellowship Potluck. Plan ahead, bring extra food for our guests, and enjoy developing some great friendships.

Attend the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus 20th Anniversary Festival concerts this afternoon here at Sunnyside Church. Two identical concerts at 3:30 and 7:30 pm. Seating for these concerts are at capacity. There are often tickets released at concert time by those who are unable to attend at the last moment. You are welcome to sign up on a waiting list at the door, enjoy the concert in an overflow room with live video broadcast, or watch the concert online at www.oamc.org or www.SunnysideAdventist.org. Both concerts will be live-streamed.

Church Announcements

Easter Services – April 12-20, 2014
Click here to view program.

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Our Easter celebration begins a week early on April 12:
Living Last Supper, 8:45 and 11:15 am.
- A reenactment of the Lord’s Last Supper based on Leonardo da Vinci’s painting.
Tenebrae, the Service of Darkness, Friday, April 18, 7:00 pm.
And I, If I Be Lifted Up, Sabbath, April 19, 8:45 and 11:15 am.
- Pastor Scott LeMert will be presenting our Bible message for the worship services.
No More Night, Saturday night, April 19, 5:00 pm.
- An Easter musical will feature the combined groups of His Praise Men’s Chorus,                    Belle Cantori, and Portland Adventist String Orchestra.
The Mary Monologues, Easter Sunday, April 20, 9:30 am
- Easter readings told by the four Marys.
Easter brunch will immediately follow the Sunday morning service.

Invite your family, friends, and neighbors for this Easter celebration.
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One of our Pathfinders is trying to earn extra money to go to Oshkosh by babysitting. If you have a need or know of someone that does, please contact the church office for more information at 503-252-8080.

Ethiopia: Sunnyside’s seven-member advance survey team leaves Sunday night for Addis Ababa, Awassa, and other places in the ancient domain of the queen of Sheba. Ted Mackett (chair, Foreign Mission Facilitation Committee), JonathanRussell, Deffo Mebrat, Alaka Worana and wife Martha Zeleke, and Ray and MarionBetz will assess opportunities for building projects, children’s and women’s ministries, medical services, pastoral training, and public evangelism. Pastor Jonathan, participating in his first overseas mission, is slated to preach at a mini-camp meeting. The team will be formally commissioned during worship services this Sabbath, April 5.

Education

Portland Adventist Academy
e-Headlines!

Portland Adventist Elementary http://www.paes.com
There is a need for host families for one or two 4th-6th grade students visiting PAES from Taiwan for the week of April 20-27. If you are interested, please contact the program coordinator, Julie Feng, directly, 503-244-0879.

Area Events

April 5, 7:00 pm: Pleasant Valley Church hosts Mary Grace will share her testimony in word and song. Bring a friend.

April 8, 9, 2-4:30 pm: Adventist Community Services leadership meetings will include inspiring presentations from Al Reimche, Gary Parks, Cheri Corder, and fellow ACS leaders. Dates and locations in our area will be as follows:
Tuesday, April 8, Meadow Glade Church, Battle Ground
Wednesday, April 9, Beaverton Church
Attendance is free, but please RSVP to 503-850-3555, or jane.nicola@or.npuc.org with the names of those attending.

April 11, 7:00 pm: The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave., Portland hosts Milo Adventist Academy One Voice and Handbells in concert. Free Admission.

April 13-17, Sun. 1-7 pm, Mon-Thur 6-8 pm: Vancouver Church hosts a “Gardening Workshop.” Learn secrets to a healthy garden with Lynn Hoag of  SunCountryGardens.com.  Grow nutritious foods year round using methods given by inspiration over 100 years ago. Cost: $50/person, $75/couple/family, $10 off when you bring a friend/neighbor. Includes supper on Sunday and handouts. For more information and to RSVP contact Marilyn Puccinelli at marilyn.puccinelli@gmail.com or call
360-609-1461.

May 2-4: Grove Christian Camp hosts Oregon Men’s Retreat. Mike Tucker, speaker/director of Faith for Today, will speak on “Your Identity in Christ. for more information or to register go to http://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/2014-men.

May 16-18: Menucha Retreat Center, Corbett, Oregon will host the Rockwood Women’s Retreat featuring Kay Rizzo. Cost $140 per person. Vegetarian meals provided. To register call 503-661-4100 or 503-667-0230. Please register by March 31.

July 1-5, Jasper, Oregon: Light Bearers’ 30th Annual Convocation. This year’s theme is “Faith to Faith.” We will be focusing our attention on the beautiful message of righteousness by faith, exploring god’s transforming love for each of us as revealed in Christ. Powerful preaching. Interactive Bible study. Children’s meetings. A spiritual feast for the whole family. To register, visit www.lightbearers.org or call 541-988-3333.

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March 29 Communiqué

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Greetings Sunnyside!

Wow!  What a beautiful weekend we just experienced.  The weather was fantastic and the activities of the church were a blessing to all.  Now, as I write, finishing work is being done in the Fellowship Room.  The new sound system is getting wired in and will be up and running this weekend.  And, teams of our members are installing the sound proofing on the walls; it is amazing what a difference they make in the sound bounce in the room.  Thanks to all who have financially supported the project and to those who have put in valuable time in planning, making it happen, and doing so much of the labor.  That has been a real cost savings.

This weekend will see Sunnyside in its usual busyness.  Our worship service is entitled, “Silence and Celebration,” and in it we will look at the subject of reverence as a part of our worship experience.  What does God expect; what can we learn from the Bible; and what are our traditions and how do they affect what we do?  At 7:30 in the evening we will host an Adventist, double quartet, group of young men called, “Enthousiasmos.”  This is a group of seminary students and young pastors from Romania who have been singing together for years and have several CDs to their names.  Two of the group currently pastor in the Oregon Conference.  Now married and living in many different parts of the globe, they are coming together for this reunion concert.  This is not a concert to miss.

See you Sabbath!

Pastor Scott & Staff

News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Our Bible message entitled Silence and Celebration will be presented by Pastor Scott LeMert.

Join us this evening at 7:30 pm, for an inspirational concert from Enthousiasmos, a male vocal group from Romania. This group has toured the United States spreading the everlasting gospel with music. We will have the privilege of hearing their passionate message right here at Sunnyside.

Church Announcements

Easter Services – April 12-20, 2014
Click here to view program.

One of our Pathfinders is trying to earn extra money to go to Oshkosh by babysitting. If you have a need or know of someone that does, please contact the church office for more information at 503-252-8080.

April 5, 3:30 and 7:30 pm: Attend the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus 20th Anniversary Festival concerts at Sunnyside Adventist Church.Tickets are required. Free tickets are available at www.oamc.org or call 503-410-6970 if you do not have internet access. Register early as seating is limited.

April 12, during our worship services at 8:45 and 11:15 am, the “Living Last Supper” will be presented. This is a reenactment of the Lord’s Last Supper based on Leonardo da Vinci’s painting. You will not want to miss this presentation, and you will definitely want to invite your family and friends.

Education

Portland Adventist Academy
e-Headlines!

Portland Adventist Elementary http://www.paes.com
There is a need for host families for one or two 4th-6th grade students visiting PAES from Taiwan for the week of April 20-27. If you are interested, please contact the program coordinator, Julie Feng, directly, 503-244-0879.

Area Events

March 29, 6:00 pm: Stone Tower Church presents a spring musical concert featuring local talent and instruments. Light refreshments will be served immediately following the concert.

April 1, 6:30 pm: Lents Church will host Karen Harris, Certified Financial Planner, in an interactive seminar on financial planning concepts including: cash reserve, cash flow, insurance, benefits, investments, income tax, retirement, and estate planning. Register at lentsdachurch@juno.com or 503-774-7290.

April 5, 7:00 pm: Pleasant Valley Church hosts Mary Grace will share her testimony in word and song. Bring a friend.

April 11, 7:00 pm: The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave., Portland hosts Milo Adventist Academy One Voice and Handbells in concert. Free Admission.

April 13-17, Sun. 1-7 pm, Mon-Thur 6-8 pm: Vancouver Church hosts a “Gardening Workshop.” Learn secrets to a healthy garden with Lynn Hoag of  SunCountryGardens.com.  Grow nutritious foods year round using methods given by inspiration over 100 years ago. Cost: $50/person, $75/couple/family, $10 off when you bring a friend/neighbor. Includes supper on Sunday and handouts. For more information and to RSVP contact Marilyn Puccinelli at marilyn.puccinelli@gmail.com or call
360-609-1461.

May 2-4: Grove Christian Camp hosts Oregon Men’s Retreat. Mike Tucker, speaker/director of Faith for Today, will speak on “Your Identity in Christ. for more information or to register go to http://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/2014-men.

May 16-18: Menucha Retreat Center, Corbett, Oregon will host the Rockwood Women’s Retreat featuring Kay Rizzo. Cost $140 per person. Vegetarian meals provided. To register call 503-661-4100 or 503-667-0230. Please register by March 31.

 

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March 22 Communiqué

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Greetings Sunnyside Family!

Spring has sprung and it is enough already for a smile on everyone’s face.  If you haven’t, check out all of the daffodils on the church grounds.  A heartfelt thanks is due to all who have made them possible for us to see!

As the Sabbath hours draw nigh, do praise God for His many blessings including the promise of eternal spring in a new creation.  Tomorrow’s worship service will focus on the question of prayer.  Yes, for many it is a question, or questions.  “If God knows the end from the beginning,” some ask, “then what difference does prayer really make?”  Or another might ask, “I have prayed and prayed and I don’t get answers;” and another, “Prayer seems to work for others but not for me, my problems in life seem unchanged, with or without prayer.”  Or, “A short prayer, or a long prayer, is there any difference,” and, “Do I have to kneel at all times to pray?”  See you tomorrow for, “The Passions of a Prayerful Heart.”

Two concerts for your calendar: The first is Sunnyside’s annual “Spring Family Vespers” tomorrow evening at 6:00 pm, and please, come join us as we host the Canadian Union College Concert for our area, on Wednesday at 7:00 pm.  We also will be providing overnight stay for the choir and instrumentalists, which will be about ninety people, and will include a ride from Sunnyside on Wednesday night, bed and breakfast, and a return ride the next morning.  If you are willing to assist us, call Kathy Rosenquist at 503-860-3976, or email her at Kathy.Rosenquist@SunnysideAdventist.org.

And just another quick note, the refurbishment of the fellowship rooms and youth room will be completely finished by the end of this month.  A thanks to all who have worked many hours on this and to the many who have contributed to the fundraising toward this project.  We are still short about $24,000 and would like to see a final push to finish out financial commitment as well.

See you Sabbath,

Pastor Scott & Staff

News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Our Bible message entitled The Passions of a Prayerful Heart will be presented by
Pastor Scott LeMert.

This afternoon at 5:00 pm Encounters With God will feature David Freedman, Vice President Finance of the Oregon Conference.

At 6:00 pm our annual Spring Family Concert will feature the talents of local vocalists and instrumentalists. Light refreshments will follow.

Church Announcements

In 1 Peter 4:10, we are told that God has given each of us special gifts and calls us to use them to serve one another. To find out what God has given you, we would like to invite you to take the Spiritual Gifts Discovery Assessment.

  • Take this assessment online at www.SunnysideAdventist.org
  • Connect your gifts to areas of ministry
  • View your results
  • Download a profile sheet for each of your gifts
  • No computer — no problem! Printed copies are available on the table in the Narthex (please submit your results to the office).
  • Kids, there is a special link for you to take an assessment, also printed copies in the Narthex (again, please submit your results to the office).

One of our Pathfinders is trying to earn extra money to go to Oshkosh by babysitting. If you have a need or know of someone that does, please contact the church office for more information at 503-252-8080.

Wednesday, March 26, 7:00 pm, at Sunnyside, we will enjoy a concert presented by the Canadian Union College and Parkview Adventist Academy Choral under the direction of Dr. Wendolin Pazitka-Munroe.

April 5, 3:30 and 7:30 pm: Attend the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus 20th Anniversary Festival concerts at Sunnyside Adventist Church.Tickets are required. Free tickets are available at www.oamc.org or call 503-410-6970 if you do not have internet access. Register early as seating is limited.

Education

Portland Adventist Academy
e-Headlines!

Portland Adventist Elementary http://www.paes.com
There is a need for host families for one or two 4th-6th grade students visiting PAES from Taiwan for the week of April 20-27. If you are interested, please contact the program coordinator, Julie Feng, directly, 503-244-0879.

Area Events

March 22, 6:00 pm: Hood View Church presents “Hell and Mr. Fudge” the movie based on the true-life story of the well-respected author and theologian, Edward Fudge.

March 20-May 22, Sunday & Thursday, 6:15-8:30 pm, supper included: Beaverton Church. CHIP+ Complete Health Improvement Program. For more information go to www.BeavertonCHIP.com.

March 28 is the deadline to order tickets for the Portland Trailblazers vs. New Orleans Pelicans game on April 6. A portion of each ticket purchased will go to support Big Lake Youth Camp. Be sure to stay after the game for a special Big Lake event on the Moda Center court! Tickets are $31 each and may be ordered at 503-850-3583.

March 28-30: Twin Rocks Camp, Rockaway Beach hosts the 2014 Oregon Prayer Conference featuring Pastor Pavel Goia on the subject of prayer. For more information or to register, go to http://orgcpersonalmin.netadvent.org/2014-prayer-retreat.

April 1, 6:30 pm: Lents Church will host Karen Harris, Certified Financial Planner, in an interactive seminar on financial planning concepts including: cash reserve, cash flow, insurance, benefits, investments, income tax, retirement, and estate planning. Register at lentsdachurch@juno.com or 503-774-7290.

April 5, 7:00 pm: Pleasant Valley Church hosts Mary Grace will share her testimony in word and song. Bring a friend.

April 13-17, Sun. 1-7 pm, Mon-Thur 6-8 pm: Vancouver Church hosts a “Gardening Workshop.” Learn secrets to a healthy garden with Lynn Hoag of SunCountryGardens.com. Grow nutritious foods year round using methods given by inspiration over 100 years ago. Cost: $50/person, $75/couple/family, $10 off when you bring a friend/neighbor. Includes supper on Sunday and handouts. For more information and to RSVP contact Marilyn Puccinelli at marilyn.puccinelli@gmail.com or call
360-609-1461.

May 2-4: Grove Christian Camp hosts Oregon Men’s Retreat. Mike Tucker, speaker/director of Faith for Today, will speak on “Your Identity in Christ. for more information or to register go to http://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/2014-men.

May 16-18: Menucha Retreat Center, Corbett, Oregon will host the Rockwood Women’s Retreat featuring Kay Rizzo. Cost $140 per person. Vegetarian meals provided. To register call 503-661-4100 or 503-667-0230. Please register by March 31.

 

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Special Communiqué

Wednesday, March 26, 7:00 pm, Sunnyside Adventist Church is hosting a concert presented by the Canadian University College and Parkview Adventist Academy Choral under the direction of Dr. Wendolin Pazitka-Munroe. The Choral Union is made up of over 120 young singers, 68 of which will be sharing their talents with us here. Over the past 35 years the choir has performed from coast to coast in Canada, the United Stated (including Hawaii), Mexico, Bermuda, Great Britain, Greece, Central Europe, and China. Plan now to attend. You will not want to miss their performance.

We are looking to you to help billet the students Wednesday night and bring them back to the church on Thursday. If you have an extra room and can host a student(s) overnight, feed them breakfast Thursday morning, and bring them back to the church, please contact Kathy Rosenquist at 503-860-3976.

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March 15 Communiqué

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Greetings Sunnysiders!

It’s been a busy week around the church!  Carpet layers arrived early Monday morning to take out 30-year-worn carpet and replace it with new.  The “blind guy” was here to install blinds on the windows of the fellowship hall and youth room.  ReNew 2.1 is quickly approaching completion.  A big thanks to our interior design team who has done a tremendous job with a difficult assignment.  Thanks to every volunteer who has come to help out thus far.  Thanks to everyone who has given toward the project as God has blessed you.  This Sabbath, Sunnyside really is a more beautiful place because of all the work and sacrifice that has been done.  This phase of the project is being completed more quickly than we could have imagined! That’s great news because the fellowship hall will be beautiful and functional for all of our spring and summer events.  It is also challenging because the speed of the project has outpaced the project income by a bit.  A few months ago, the church board decided to borrow up to $20,000 from our capital fund to help float the project along. We’ve worked hard to stay on budget.  So far, so good!  But as we stand today, we are nearing a place where we would need to dip farther into that capital fund to cover our obligations.  As the work is being completed over the next two weeks, please consider, as God has blessed you, how you can be a part of completing the funding for this project.  We’re almost there!  Thanks for your continued support of our church as we work together to inspire our community.

If you were in church last Sabbath, you may have heard me suggest an online tool to guide each of us in identifying or re-affirming the ways in which God has used us for His work before.  The Bible knows this as Spiritual Gifts.  Serving in one’s church community is a critical component of a healthy spiritual life.  It may not seem like it, but it’s as we look outside ourselves to the needs of the community and church that we are refreshed in our own journey with Jesus.  That’s why we want to help you reaffirm how God has gifted you.  Take a few moments to do your gifts assessment here, or go to our website www.SunnysideAdventist.org.

Thanks for all that you each do to make Sunnyside a great community in which to worship and serve!

May God grant you a great Sabbath blessing!

Pastor Jonathan  

News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Sunnyside Pathfinders will be leading out in our services and our Bible message entitled Call Upon the Lord will be presented by Pastor Jonathan Russell.

This afternoon at 5:00 pm: Romania II Sixteen Days and Seventy-five Sermons. Come and see the pictures and hear the stories about Sunnyside’s winter mission trip to Romania.

Church Announcements

In 1 Peter 4:10, we are told that God has given each of us special gifts and calls us to use them to serve one another. To find out what God has given you, we would like to invite you to take the Spiritual Gifts Discovery Assessment.

  • Take this assessment online at www.SunnysideAdventist.org
  • Connect your gifts to areas of ministry
  • View your results
  • Download a profile sheet for each of your gifts
  • No computer — no problem! Printed copies are available on the table in the Narthex (please submit your results to the office).
  • Kids, there is a special link for you to take an assessment, also printed copies in the Narthex (again, please submit your results to the office).

One of our Pathfinders is trying to earn extra money to go to Oshkosh by babysitting. If you have a need or know of someone that does, please contact the church office for more information at 503-252-8080.

March 22, 6:00 pm: Sunnyside’s Spring Family Vespers will take place in our sanctuary.

March 26, 7:00 pm: Canadian Union College concert.

Attend the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus 20th Anniversary Festival concerts – April 5 at the Sunnyside Adventist Church – two identical concerts at 3:30 and 7:30 pm. Tickets are required. Free tickets are available at www.oamc.org or call 503-410-6970 if you do not have internet access. Register early as seating is limited.

Education

Portland Adventist Academy
Portland Adventist Academy students went door to door collecting food for Portland Adventist Community Services. Read more  e-Headlines!

Portland Adventist Elementary http://www.paes.com
There is a need for host families for one or two 4th-6th grade students visiting PAES from Taiwan for the week of April 20-27. If you are interested, please contact the program coordinator, Julie Feng, directly, 503-244-0879.

Area Events

Walla Walla Valley Academy’s acrobatic team and orchestra will be participating at the Trailblazers vs. Wizzards NBA game March 20, 7:00 pm, here in Portland. The orchestra will be playing the National Anthem and AcroKnights will be doing the halftime show. This great opportunity does come with a cost to us in that we need to sell a certain number of tickets to the game that night. If you are interested, you may purchase tickets by calling Pam at 509-525-1050, or email schasc@wwva.org.

March 15, 2:30 pm: Pleasant Valley Church hosts a free seminar by Project Patch: “Help! Technology is Invading My Home!” This seminar focuses on raising awareness, strengthening relationships, setting helpful boundaries, and creating teachable moments. Reduce the chance that your kids will be caught by the negatives of technology For more information and to register call 503-658-2248.

March 16, 6:00 pm: Stone Tower Church presents “Paul the Play” A production depicting the life and ministerial adventures of the Apostle Paul in a one-man, one-act dialogue by Steve Steenmeyer.

March 17, 7-9 pm: Beaverton Church hosts a cooking class. Jean and Penney will show how to make some healthy and tasty meals.

March 22, 6:00 pm: Hood View Church presents “Hell and Mr. Fudge” the movie based on the true-life story of a well-respected author and theologian, Edward Fudge.

March 20-May 22, Sunday & Thursday, 6:15-8:30 pm, supper included: Beaverton Church. CHIP+ Complete Health Improvement Program. For more information go to www.BeavertonCHIP.com.

March 28 is the deadline to order tickets for the Portland Trailblazers vs. the Pelicans game on April 6. A portion of each ticket purchased will go to support Big Lake Youth Camp. Be sure to stay after the game for a special Big Lake event on the Moda Center court! Tickets are $31 each and may be ordered at 503-850-3583.

March 28-30: Twin Rocks Camp, Rockaway Beach hosts the 2014 Oregon Prayer Conference featuring Pastor Pavel Goia on the subject of prayer. For more information or to register, go to http://orgcpersonalmin.netadvent.org/2014-prayer-retreat.

April 1, 6:30 pm: Lents Church will host Karen Harris, Certified Financial Planner, in an interactive seminar on financial planning concepts including: Cash Reserve, Cash Flow, Insurance, Benefits, Investments, Income Tax, Retirement, and Estate Planning. Register at lentsdachurch@juno.com or 503-774-7290.

April 5, 7:00 pm: Pleasant Valley Church hosts Mary Grace will share her testimony in word and song. Bring a friend.

April 13-17: Vancouver Church hosts a “Gardening Workshop.” Learn secrets to a healthy garden with Lynn Hoag of Sun Country Gardens. Grow nutritious foods year round using methods given by inspiration over 100 years ago. Invite your friends and neighbors. Fee. For more information contact Marilyn Puccinelli at marilyn.puccinelli@gmail.com or call 360-609-1461.

May 2-4: Grove Christian Camp hosts Oregon Men’s Retreat. Mike Tucker, speaker/director of Faith for Today, will speak on “Your Identity in Christ. for more information or to register go to http://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/2014-men.

May 16-18: Menucha Retreat Center, Corbett, Oregon will host the Rockwood Women’s Retreat featuring Kay Rizzo. Cost $140 per person. Vegetarian meals provided. To register call 503-661-4100 or 503-667-0230. Please register by March 31.

 

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