February 21 Communiqué

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Sunnyside Family,

This Sabbath Sunnyside Church embarks on a discussion on the future of our mission as a church family.  Many times over the years we have spoken of foreign missions and home missions.  But this will be on church family mission.  The 99One Conference this weekend will be very pivotal in examining who we really are as a church family, and who we might wish to become.

The Millennial Matrix, as it has been labeled, is a rich body of research telling us a lot about ourselves, some good and some, well, not as good as maybe we would like.  In fact, some of it is rather arresting when we look at it.  It has to do with the church’s mission to our young adults, our children, and our grandchildren.  It is information that we cannot afford to ignore.

As you can see (and probably already know), this weekend is going to be a family fireside chat.  This is a time to come and ask your questions, hear from others, and share your thoughts.  This is a time to share where you want to see Sunnyside go in the years to come.  This conference, (or family symposium or powwow) must have all of us in attendance to accomplish its goals.  The genius of this time together is that no one is coming to us and saying, “This is who Sunnyside needs to become.”  It is for all of us to decide together.  The only future is the one which we create for ourselves.

In this newsletter you will see the agenda for the day.  Please note the timing.  This day is going to be historic and it needs your attendance for the day.  Please, join us at 9:15 a.m. for a potluck continental breakfast of fresh fruits, rolls, muffins, or whatever you would like to bring.  Please, bring it ready to serve.  Bring your whole family!  Lunch will be genuine Adventist haystacks provided.  (Some things change not!)

See you Sabbath,

Pastor Scott and Staff

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Welcome to Sunnyside’s 99One Conference. Today’s conference has been coordinated by the Millennial Matrix Team. After the service, plan to stay for lunch (provided) and join in our afternoon sessions. Welcome to our music leaders:

Elise LeBlanc: Lead vocal, banjo uke, piano99One
Jeremy Barber: Guitar, vocal
Jason Chase: Guitar, vocal
Sara Johnson: Vocal
Emilie Butler: Cello & vocal
Adoniah Simon: Vocal
Gabe Pinto: Percussion

Today’s schedule:
9:15 am  Continental Breakfast Potluck (bring your favorite fruit, pastries, etc. to share)
10:00 am General Sabbath School: “Listening to a Generation” Panel Discussion
11:30 am Worship Service
12:45 pm  Lunch (Provided)
1:45 pm-4 pm General Sessions
Session 1: “Understanding the Environment: Growing up in Digital Babylon
– Jeremy Barber
Session 2: “What’s the Goal Here? And What Isn’t?  Making Space for Millennials Church”
– Pastor Jonathan Russell
Session 3: What’s Next? Q & A with Millennial Matrix Team

 

Church Announcements

BIRDERS! Local Bird Watching Trip this Sabbath afternoon, February 21 – possible locations are: Sauvie Island, Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge, Crystal Springs, and Westmoreland Park (suggestions welcome). Support your Pathfinder staff as they mentor 10 Pathfinders learn to identify birds for their BIRD Honor. Contact: Russ Davidson randfdavidson@gmail.com, (503) 622-1825 or leave a voice mail, or Jeremy Gates
(760) 495-2470, text or voice mail.

Attention Adventurers! Roller Skating, Sunday, February 22, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. At Mt. Scott Community Center (in the basement). Water bottles provided, parents may bring snacks (no food provided).

Tuesday, February 24, 7:00 pm, Portland Adventist Academy has scheduled a constituency meeting. All constituent delegates for PAA, please take note of this date and time. We need your support for this very important meeting.

Sunday, March 8, 4:45 pm, The Moving Forward Benefit Dinner is Auctionrapidly approaching! We have limited sponsored seats available at no charge for those who would like to attend. Just let Becky know you would like to attend. To make the evening an exciting success, please help with the following: donations for the silent and/or live auction, helpers for the auction, table servers, helpers for child care, and at least 10 men to bake a cake for the Dessert Dash! Contact Becky Haggerty at beckyisahaggerty@gmail.com or
503-804-1863.

Sunnyside Upcoming Events

February 28, 4:00 pm: Pollyanna Moody and Friends Concert
March 8, 5:30 pm: Moving Forward Benefit Dinner and Auction
March 14, 6:00 pm: Sunnyside Family Spring Concert
March 21, 7:00 pm: Christian Edition Concert
March 28, 11:00 am: Hymn Fest with Melvin West
April 4, 8:45 am, 11:15 am: Easter Worship Services
April 17, 7:00 pm: Sacramento Academy Concert, Bethani King, director
May 3, 4:00 pm: Sunnyside Symphony Concert
May 9, 4:00 pm: Organ Concert, Karl Helton, organist
May 17, 3:00 pm: Oregon Sinfonietta
May 30, 7:00 pm: Portland Adventist String Concert (Youth Orchestra)
June 13, 5:00 pm: Strawberry Festival

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
paasda.org/news

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com

Portland Adventist Elementary School Kindergarten/1st Grade Round-Up. PAES would like to invite all prospective 2015/2016 Kindergartners, First Graders and their parents,to a fun filled K/1st Round-Up on Thurs., Feb. 26, 2015.  Registration starts at
5:10 pm.

Area Events

February 21-22: Adventist Community Services are doing things that matter in their communities: community gardens, medical clinics, mobile food banks, free clothing shops, and more. Special guest presenter, Dr. Sung Kwon, has dramatically broadened the course of Adventist Community Services for the Adventist Church in North America. Training and activities begin at 2:00 pm, February 21.  Sunday, February 22, “Ministering to the Homeless” will be the focus with feeding the homeless at 7:30 am, then returning to the church at 1030 am for interactive training until 3:00 pm. Sunday’s lunch will be free. Sponsored by the Oregon Conference. For more information call Cheri Corder at
503-850-3558.
Event Location: Tabernacle Church

February 22-28: “Let Every Voice” Choir Workshop and Concert.
To register for the workshop or for more information on the event visit: www.sharonsda.net or call 503-287-7649. Concert: Saturday, February 28, 6:00 pm.
Event Location: Sharon Seventh-day Adventist Church

March 6, 7:00 pm: Evening vespers concert featuring Matt and Josie Minikus. Singer/songwriters, their concert will be a special time to connect together to reflect on the goodness and faithfulness of God. Please join us!
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church

March 13, 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 pm: Concordia Chorale with Kurt Berentsen, Director.
Event Location: St. Michael’s Lutheran Church on the corner of NE 29th and NE Dekum

March 15, 4:30 pm: Oregon Conference Jr. High Choir Festival 2015. Hear 7th and 8th graders from the Oregon Conference Adventist schools perform in this annual event.
Event Location: Rockwood Church

March 20, 7:30 pm: Christian Edition Men’s Chorus in concert. Christian Edition is directed by Pleasant Valley’s own Calvin Knipschild. Bring a friend!
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.

March 27-29: Oregon Prayer Retreat features Jeffrey Rosario, speaker and teacher at Light Bearers Ministry and ARISE as our keynote speaker. We will meet at the Twin Rocks camp at Rockaway Beach on the beautiful Oregon coast. For more info, or to register, go to: http://orgcpersonalmin.netadvent.org/2015-prayer-retreat

May 29, 30, 2015: Hood View Church’s 50th anniversary homecoming.  A small group of Adventists from Gresham and Sandy first met on April 3, 1965, in what is now the Bell Tower Chapel in Boring. They were formally organized on May 29 of that same year. Save the date and plan to join us as we recognize God’s providence over the years!
Evemt Location: Hood View Church.

July 17-30, 2015: 2015 Great Controversy tour with Dr. Gerard Damsteegt of the Seminary, Andrews University. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive in Europe. Visit Rome, the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, Germany, and France. Experience Early Christianity, the Dark Ages, the Reformation, and the “deadly wound.” For more information email: gctours@mac.com, or call 269-815-8624.

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February 14 Communiqué

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Happy Valentine’s Day Sabbath!

No the two are not mutually exclusive.  God is love! Love is not God, rather, God is the source of love.  The human capacity for affection, let’s even say, the human need for love and affection, is our strongest drive.  Hunger and thirst might become momentarily all encompassing, but our drive to want to live in the first place, comes from having a personal sense of value in the hearts of God and other human beings.

And speaking of Valentines?!?  Have you loved a young adult today, called them, or sent a card to them?  I ask because 2015 at Sunnyside is going to be the year of the young adult.  Sabbath’s sermon title, “This Can Be Our Finest Hour!” is all about the challenge we all face.  Never before has there been a more pressing need than to create real family community within the walls of our church, and that includes becoming a multi-generational, multi-ethnic, and multi-socioeconomic church.

Young adults feel that the “church” has done more than anything in society to build walls separating people, because people want to worship with “only like me” people.  This is one of several reasons that the “church” in America is paying a heavy price that it cannot afford.  We cannot go backwards; we must move forward.  Don’t worry, if God be for us, who can be against us?

See you tomorrow and remember Children’ Church starts at 10:00 in the children’s classroom area.

Pastor Scott and Staff

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We welcome Pollyanna Moody, accompanied by Levis Dragulin and Martha Natiuk, as she provides special music for our worship services. “Let the Bright Seraphim” is from Handel’s “Samson.” This was sung by an Israelite woman singing joyfully about the angels united in their praise to God in using Samson to pull down the Philistine Temple. Pollyanna will, also, be presenting a concert here at Sunnyside on February 28, 4:00 pm, that you will not want to miss (see announcement below). She is an instructor for voice and piano, and is on staff at Marylhurst University and Portland Community College.

At the end of today’s service, children will be at the back doors to collect our Little Lamb’s offering.  This offering is used to support Christian Education.  Thanks for helping keep kids in Adventist schools.

Tomorrow, Sunday, February 15, 4:00 pm, Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra will be in concert playing “In the Steppes of Central Asia” by Alexander Borodin, “Printemps” by Claude Debussy, and “Symphony #3, ‘Scottish’, Op. 56, a minor” by Felix Mendelssohn. Plan now to come and support our orchestra.

Church Announcements

BIRDERS! Local Bird Watching Trip on Sabbath afternoon February 21st, – Possible locations are; Sauvie Island, Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge, Crystal Springs & Westmoreland Park (suggestions welcome). Support your Pathfinder staff as they mentor 10 Pathfinders learn to identify birds for their BIRD Honor. Contact: Russ Davidson, randfdavidson@gmail.com, (503) 622-1825 or voice mail. Jeremy Gates, (760) 495-247, text or voice mail.

A special thank you to all the Pathfinders (and leaders) that donated their time last Sunday and cleaned the church. They did all the extra cleaning that is not normally done on a weekly basis. Thank you, Pathfinders!

Another big thank you to all the kitchen volunteers who cleaned, scrubbed, and painted the kitchen this week!

The American Guild of Organists extends its thanks for sharing our beautiful organ with world-renowned Felix Hell, and for Sunnyside’s great hospitality. Felix stated “that he wished he was treated at all of his engagements the way he was treated in Portland.”

99One
99One Conference: The Millennial Matrix Project officially kicks off with the 99One Conference on February 21.
Throughout the day, we will learn together, listen together, eat together and become more inspired to connect with those on the fringes of our faith.

Sabbath, February 21, schedule at Sunnyside Church:

9:15 am  Continental Breakfast Potluck (bring your favorite fruit, pastries, etc. to share)
10:00 am General Sabbath School: “Listening to a  Generation” Panel Discussion
11:30 am Worship Service
12:45 pm Lunch (Provided)
1:45 pm-4 pm Breakout Sessions
Session 1: “Understanding the Environment: Growing up in Digital Babylon”- Jeremy Barber
Session 2: “What’s the Goal Here? And What Isn’t?  Making Space for Millennials Church” – Pastor Jonathan Russell
Session 3: What’s Next? Q & A with Millennial Matrix Team

Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 pm, Portland Adventist Academy has scheduled a constituency meeting. All constituent delegates for PAA, please take note of this date and time. We need your support for this very important meeting.

Sunday, March 8, 4:45 pm, the Moving Forward Benefit Dinner and Auction will take place in the Fellowship Hall. Donations will benefit the Family Resource Network. They provide assistance for those in need. Some of those needs have included: vehicles, medical, physical therapy, food, housing, electricity, and much more. If you have sponsored a table, please e-mail your guest list to Becky Haggerty as soon as possible. Payments for the tables are requested by February 20, with checks made payable to Sunnyside Adventist Church, memo: Family Resource Network, account #9387. To make the evening an exciting success, we need the following:Auction
* donations for the silent and/or live auction
* helpers for the auction
* table servers
* helpers for child care
* at least 10 men to bake a cake for the Dessert Dash!
For more information, to volunteer, or for ticket purchase contact Becky Haggerty at beckyisahaggerty@gmail.com or 503-804-1863. For table sponsorship contact Carl Haggerty at jchaggerty@gmail.com or 917-374-6453. If you are not able to attend, your donation of a silent auction item will be greatly appreciated.

Sunnyside Upcoming Events
February 14, 10:00 am: Children’s Church – Galactic Quest
February 15, 4:00 pm: Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra
February 21: 99 One Conference
March 8, 5:30 pm: Moving Forward Benefit Dinner and Auction
March 14, 6:00 pm: Sunnyside Family Spring Concert
March 21, 7:00 pm: Christian Edition Concert

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
paasda.org/news

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com

Portland Adventist Elementary School Kindergarten/1st Grade Round-Up. PAES would like to invite all prospective 2015/2016 Kindergartners, First Graders and their parents,to a fun filled K/1st Round-Up on Thurs., Feb. 26, 2015.  Registration starts at 5:10 pm.

Area Events

February 15, 3:00 pm: Healthy Supper Club featuring a health presentation with a healthy plant-based meal by Barbara Harrison.
Event Location: Stone Tower Church.

February 17, 18, 7:00 pm: It’s January, which means it’s time for Oregon Conference Town Hall Meetings. This year however, you won’t see “Town Hall Meetings” on any conference calendar. Instead, you will see this annual time sharing time aptly named “Conference Connect.”  The format will give the chance for church members and conference personnel to share. In fact, this year an important question will be asked: Why do our congregations exsist? What is our reason for being? And we’ll discuss those questions both in a general sense, from the “Members in Ministry” point of view, and also in breakout groups, including those focused on Education, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Elders, Children’s Ministry, and Member Ministries.

Another important item to note is that this year the February 18 Conference Connect gathering will be live streamed, and then will follow each of the focus groups in a separate stream, allowing you to choose the discussion you want to follow. Chat participation will also be included, so even if you can’t make it in person, you can be there virtually.
Event Locations: February 17: Meadow Glade Church
February 18: Beaverton Church
February 18: Live streamed at www.OregonConference.org

February 21-22: Adventist Community Services are doing things that matter in their communities: community gardens, medical clinics, mobile food banks, free clothing shops, and more. Special guest presenter, Dr. Sung Kwon, has dramatically broadened the course of Adventist Community Services for the Adventist Church in North America. Training and activities begin at 2:00 pm, February 21.  Sunday, February 22, “Ministering to the Homeless” will be the focus with feeding the homeless at 7:30 am, then returning to the church at 1030 am for interactive training until 3:00 pm. Sunday’s lunch will be free. Sponsored by the Oregon Conference. For more information call Cheri Corder at
503-850-3558.
Event Location: Tabernacle Church

March 6, 7:00 pm: Evening vespers concert featuring Matt and Josie Minikus. Singer/songwriters, their concert will be a special time to connect together to reflect on the goodness and faithfulness of God. Please join us!
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church

March 13, 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 pm: Concordia Chorale with Kurt Berentsen, Director.
Event Location: St. Michael’s Lutheran Church on the Corner of NE 29th and NE Dekum

March 20, 7:30 pm: Christian Edition Men’s Chorus in concert. Christian Edition is directed by Pleasant Valley’s own Calvin Knipschild. Bring a friend!
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.

March 27-29: Oregon Prayer Retreat features Jeffrey Rosario, speaker and teacher at Light Bearers Ministry and ARISE as our keynote speaker. We will meet at the Twin Rocks camp at Rockaway Beach on the beautiful Oregon coast. For more info, or to register, go to: http://orgcpersonalmin.netadvent.org/2015-prayer-retreat

May 29, 30, 2015: Hood View Church’s 50th anniversary homecoming. A small group of Adventists from Gresham and Sandy first met on April 3, 1965, in what is now the Bell Tower Chapel in Boring. They were formally organized on May 29 of that same year. Save the date and plan to join us as we recognize God’s providence over the years!Evemt Location: Hood View Church.

July 17-30, 2015: 2015 Great Controversy tour with Dr. Gerard Damsteegt of the Seminary, Andrews University. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive in Europe. Visit Rome, the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, Germany, and France. Experience Early Christianity, the Dark Ages, the Reformation, and the “deadly wound.” For more information email: gctours@mac.com, or call 269-815-8624.

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February 7 Communiqué

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Greetings !

A couple weeks, back it was time to take the Christmas light off the house.  The way our house is laid out, it’s much easier to do that from the roof than from a ladder.  The boys were desperate to join me up there so I did what any good daddy would do: I put them in rock-climbing harnesses and anchored them in up there so they could help AND stay safe.  Needless to say, they had fun.

It was a couple of hours later that Lucy decided she wanted her chance on the roof with Daddy. It was to be a date of sorts.  So we harnessed her up and headed for the roof.  As we laid on the roof looking up at the heavens, the stars started to appear, one by one.

The moment was magical.  With every appearing star, Lucy became more and more excited.  She bubbled with enthusiasm and delightful conversation as she tried to discern between stars, airplanes and satellites.

Her fresh perspective and her excitement at this new experience inspired me.  For a moment, I saw the sky through her eyes and it gave me a new wonder for God’s creation.

That’s the goal of the Millennial Matrix Project.  Many of us have been inside the church for a long time.  As rich and meaningful as our experience is, seeing it through another’s eyes will bring new perspective, and inspire us to embrace our faith anew.

That’s why I hope you are making plans to join in the journey.  It all starts February 21 with the 99One Conference at Sunnyside.  (Look below for details.)  We’ll spend the day together listening to another perspective and asking God to open our eyes to His will.

 Everyone is invited.  And should you choose to come, you’ll be inspired for the next steps of your own spiritual life. 

Blessings, 

Pastor Jonathan 

On social media?  Use #99One and #OCMMatrix to share your experiences and perspectives on the journey!

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Welcome to Young Adult Day of Worship!

We welcome today’s speaker, Seth Pierce. Seth has been the pastor of the Puyallup Seventh-day Adventist Church for the past four years.  He also has written a number of books and articles for publications such as the Gleaner, Adventist Review, and Insight Magazine, among others.

Dan Linrud is the Assistant to the President in the Oregon Conference. The father of  two young adults, he has a passion to see our church connect with the next generations. He will be leading us in our prayer time.

Jesse Churchill is our worship-leader today. He currently hails from College Place, Washington, where he is a theology student at Walla Walla University. With him are Anthony Lyder (keyboard), David Olson (electric guitar), Braden Stanyer (bass), River Davis (acoustic guitar and vocals), Haley Coon (vocals), and Tony Six (drums).

Elise LeBlanc recorded her first album in 2014.  She comes from Ontario, Canada, but now makes her home in Portland, Oregon.  Her music is born from her life experience and exploration of faith, love, and the pursuit of God.

Vivace was started in 2013 as a group of young adults who loved to sing together.  Organized by Bethani King and Lisa Riffel, Vivace performed at Oregon Camp Meeting in 2014 and is excited to be together again today. Director Lisa Riffel is a choral-conducting graduate student at Portland State University.

At the end of today’s service, children will be at the back doors to collect our Little Lamb’s offering.  This offering is used to support Christian Education.  Thanks for helping keep kids in Adventist schools.

Children’s Church will be February 14, 10:00 am. Bring your children and have themGalactic Quest sm invite their friends. This will be a very special day for kids ages 4-14. They will learn that God is Dependable (even in stormy weather).

BIRDERS! Local Bird Watching Trip on Sabbath afternoon February 21st, – Possible locations are; Sauvies Island, Ridge Field Wildlife Refuge, Crystal Springs & Westmoreland Park (suggestions welcome). Support your Pathfinder staff as they mentor 10 Pathfinders learn to identify birds for their BIRD Honor.
Contact: Russ Davidson, randfdavidson@gmail.com, (503) 622-1825 or voice mail. Jeremy Gates, (760) 495-247, text or voice mail.

We’re excited to hear that Cherry Park Elementary School has announced in their school newsletter to all the parents about the partnership that has developed between the school and Sunnyside Church. We value the connection and they have been very appreciative of our helping their children in need.

99One
99One Conference: The Millennial Matrix Project officially kicks off with the 99One Conference on February 21.
Throughout the day, we will learn together, listen together, eat together and become more inspired to connect with those on the fringes of our faith.

Sabbath, February 21, schedule at Sunnyside Church:

9:15 am  Continental Breakfast Potluck (bring your favorite fruit, pastries, etc. to share)
10:00 am General Sabbath School: “Listening to a  Generation” Panel Discussion
11:30 am Worship Service
12:45 pm Lunch (Provided)
1:45 pm-4 pm Breakout Sessions
Session 1: “Understanding the Environment: Growing up in Digital Babylon”- Jeremy Barber
Session 2: “What’s the Goal Here? And What Isn’t?  Making Space for Millennials Church” – Pastor Jonathan Russell
Session 3: What’s Next? Q & A with Millennial Matrix Team

Sunnyside Upcoming Events
February 14, 10:00 am: Children’s Church – Galactic Quest
February 15, 4:00 pm: Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra
February 21: 99 One Conference
March 8, 5:30 pm: Moving Forward Benefit Dinner and Auction
March 14, 6:00 pm: Sunnyside Family Spring Concert
March 21, 7:00 pm: Christian Edition Concert

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
paasda.org/news

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com

Portland Adventist Elementary School Kindergarten/1st Grade Round-Up. PAES would like to invite all prospective 2015/2016 Kindergartners, First Graders and their parents,to a fun filled K/1st Round-Up on Thurs., Feb. 26, 2015.  Registration starts at 5:10 pm.

Area Events

ABC New Hours and Sale: The Adventist Book Center has new hours of operation and the Winter Clearance sale is Jan. 18 to Feb. 15, 2015.  For all the details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.

February 8, 9:30 am: Lents 7th Annual Spiritual Needs of Women – S.N.O.W. Event! Ginny Allen, Cheri Corder, Patti Jackson, Silvy Ririhena and Kamille Ross are guest speakers this year. The theme is “Simply Beautiful, Part 2!   A Woman’s Heart.” Please call 503-774-7290 and leave a message as to how many will be in your party. Luncheon will be served.  Bring lady family and friends! As always, this is a FREE event, and donations are welcome. There is no child care, but free  parking. If you possibly can, please bring a clean pair/s of men’s socks for a new outreach called, “Sock It To Me” that will benefit the Union Gospel Mission Homeless. Also, if you have gently read book/s that you would like to bring for the Book Exchange Table they are welcome!
Event Location: Lents Church.

February 15, 3:00 pm: Healthy Supper Club featuring a health presentation with a healthy plant-based meal by Barbara Harrison.
Event Location: Stone Tower Church.

February 17, 18, 7:00 pm: It’s January, which means it’s time for Oregon Conference Town Hall Meetings. This year however, you won’t see “Town Hall Meetings” on any conference calendar. Instead, you will see this annual time sharing time aptly named “Conference Connect.”  The format will give the chance for church members and conference personnel to share. In fact, this year an important question will be asked: Why do our congregations exsist? What is our reason for being? And we’ll discuss those questions both in a general sense, from the “Members in Ministry” point of view, and also in breakout groups, including those focused on Education, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Elders, Children’s Ministry, and Member Ministries.

Another important item to note is that this year the February 18 Conference Connect gathering will be live streamed, and then will follow each of the focus groups in a separate stream, allowing you to choose the discussion you want to follow. Chat participation will also be included, so even if you can’t make it in person, you can be there virtually.
Event Locations: February 17: Meadow Glade Church
February 18: Beaverton Church
February 18: Live streamed at www.OregonConference.org

March 13, 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 pm: Concordia Chorale with Kurt Berentsen, Director.
Event Location: St. Michael’s Lutheran Church on the Corner of NE 29th and NE Dekum

March 27-29: Oregon Prayer Retreat features Jeffrey Rosario, speaker and teacher at Light Bearers Ministry and ARISE as our keynote speaker. We will meet at the Twin Rocks camp at Rockaway Beach on the beautiful Oregon coast. For more info, or to register, go to: http://orgcpersonalmin.netadvent.org/2015-prayer-retreat

May 29, 30, 2015: Hood View Church’s 50th anniversary homecoming. A small group of Adventists from Gresham and Sandy first met on April 3, 1965, in what is now the Bell Tower Chapel in Boring. They were formally organized on May 29 of that same year. Save the date and plan to join us as we recognize God’s providence over the years!Evemt Location: Hood View Church.

July 17-30, 2015: 2015 Great Controversy tour with Dr. Gerard Damsteegt of the Seminary, Andrews University. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive in Europe. Visit Rome, the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, Germany, and France. Experience Early Christianity, the Dark Ages, the Reformation, and the “deadly wound.” For more information email: gctours@mac.com, or call 269-815-8624.

 

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January 31 Communiqué

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Greetings Sunnysiders!

Do you have spring fever?  Oh, yes, some might say that they are battling a fever from the flu that is going around, but none of us can complain about the beautiful sunshine.

This week is another busy weekend at Sunnyside.  And, it starts tonight at 7:00 with the first session of CBFM with Drs. Carl Coseart, Dave Thomas, and Alden Thompson, and the topic, “Gifted Women, Reluctant Church: Where from Here?”

Dave Thomas is speaking for church tomorrow with a topic that he says is a little removed from the theme of the weekend and entitled, “Beginning of Wisdom.”  There is a potluck tomorrow after the second service!!!  CBFM will continue at 2:00 and run through about 5:00.  There will be no Sunday session.

If you have had questions about the biblical role of women in society and the church, you really need to attend these sessions.  The last session on Sabbath will include a Q & A.

Tomorrow’s potluck will be the usual “first Sabbath of the month” potluck.  We have been notified by our hospitality committee that they will be shorthanded this Sabbath and will likely need some additional hands.  If you are available, do check-in with them and see what they need.  They will be glad to see you.

See you tonight,

Pastor Scott and Staff

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Friday night, January 31, 7:00 pm, Carl Cosaert begins our weekend seminar with “Paul and His Controversial Letter to Timothy.” (See seminar explanation below.)

Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Dave Thomas will be bringing us our Bible message entitled “Beginning of Wisdom. 

We welcome Drs. Carl Coseart and Dave Thomas from the Center for Bible, Faith, and Mission at the Walla Walla University School of Theology. This afternoon they will continue the seminar entitled “Gifted Women, Reluctant Church: Where to From Here?” The 2 pm presentation will be: “A Woman’s Place: Understanding Paul’s Prohibition in 1st Timothy;” 3 pm “Gospel Ministry as Giftedness;” 4:15 pm: Concluding Panel: “Where To From Here?” You will not want to miss these presentations.

Our monthly fellowship potluck is today immediately following the second service. You are invited to stay, enjoy great food, good friendships, and make new acquaintances.

 Church Announcements

Elders reminder: Elders breakfast will be Sunday, February 1, 8:30 am.

February 7 is the NPUC Young Adult Day of Worship. Our 11:am am service will begin this annual event. Pastor Seth Pierce will be our guest, with inspirational music by local recording artist, Elise LeBlanc, and our own Vivace young adult choir. Young adults from across the Pacific Northwest will be here for an inspirational worship experience. Our 8:45 am service will be a more traditional service. Lunch will be catered for the young adults involved in this day of worship.

Children’s Church will be February 14, 11:00 am. Bring your children and have them invite their friends. This will be a very special day for kids ages 4-14. They will learn that God is Dependable (even in stormy weather).

The 2014 tithe and offering receipts are now ready for pick up. In the foyer look for the boxes containing alphabetical tabs, then, please look through the envelopes and retrieve those with your name on it.

BIRDERS! Local Bird Watching Trip on Sabbath afternoon February 21st, – Possible locations are; Sauvies Island, Ridge Field Wildlife Refuge, Crystal Springs & Westmoreland Park (suggestions welcome). Support your Pathfinder staff as they mentor 10 Pathfinders learn to identify birds for their BIRD Honor.
Contact: Russ Davidson, randfdavidson@gmail.com, (503) 622-1825 or voice mail. Jeremy Gates, (760) 495-247, text or voice mail

Sunnyside Upcoming Events
February 14, 11:00 am: Children’s Church – Galactic Quest
February 15, 4:00 pm: Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra
February 21: 99 One Conference
March 8, 5:30 pm: Alex Buchanan Benefit Dinner and Auction
March 14, 6:00 pm: Sunnyside Family Spring Concert
March 21, 7:00 pm: Christian Edition Concert

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
e-Headlines!

February 3, 2015, 9 am –2 pm: All 8th grade students are invited to “A Day at Portland Adventist Academy.” You will enjoy PAA’s worship band, tours around campus, fun activities, a free lunch and a free t-shirt. You’ll have a chance to win prizes, a free application fee or a month of free tuition.

February 3, 6 pm: PAA will also host a parent meeting on in the PAA Library. Principal Dan Nicola and other staff will be there to discuss happenings at PAA including financial information, class schedules and spiritual opportunities. Parents will have opportunities to win a free application fee and a month of tuition.

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com

Portland Adventist Elementary School Kindergarten/1st Grade Round-Up. PAES would like to invite all prospective 2015/2016 Kindergartners, First Graders and their parents,to a fun filled K/1st Round-Up on Thurs., Feb. 26, 2015.  Registration starts at 5:10 pm.

Area Events

ABC New Hours and Sale: The Adventist Book Center has new hours of operation and the Winter Clearance sale is Jan. 18 to Feb. 15, 2015.  For all the details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.

February 8, 9:30 am: Lents 7th Annual Spiritual Needs of Women – S.N.O.W. Event! Ginny Allen, Cheri Corder, Patti Jackson, Silvy Ririhena and Kamille Ross are guest speakers this year. The theme is “Simply Beautiful, Part 2!   A Woman’s Heart.” Please call 503-774-7290 and leave a message as to how many will be in your party. Luncheon will be served.  Bring lady family and friends! As always, this is a FREE event, and donations are welcome. There is no child care, but free parking. If you possibly can, please bring a clean pair/s of men’s socks for a new outreach called, “Sock It To Me” that will benefit the Union Gospel Mission Homeless. Also, if you have gently read book/s that you would like to bring for the Book Exchange Table they are welcome!
Event Location: Lents Church.

February 17, 18, 7:00 pm: It’s January, which means it’s time for Oregon Conference Town Hall Meetings. This year however, you won’t see “Town Hall Meetings” on any conference calendar. Instead, you will see this annual time sharing time aptly named “Conference Connect.”  The format will give the chance for church members and conference personnel to share. In fact, this year an important question will be asked: Why do our congregations exsist? What is our reason for being? And we’ll discuss those questions both in a general sense, from the “Members in Ministry” point of view, and also in breakout groups, including those focused on Education, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Elders, Children’s Ministry, and Member Ministries.

Another important item to note is that this year the February 18 Conference Connect gathering will be live streamed, and then will follow each of the focus groups in a separate stream, allowing you to choose the discussion you want to follow. Chat participation will also be included, so even if you can’t make it in person, you can be there virtually.
Event Locations: February 17: Meadow Glade Church
February 18: Beaverton Church
February 18: Live streamed at www.OregonConference.org

March 13, 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 pm : Concordia Chorale with Kurt Berentsen, Director.
Event Location: St. Michael’s Lutheran Church on the Corner of NE 29th and NE Dekum

March 27-29: Oregon Prayer Retreat features Jeffrey Rosario, speaker and teacher at Light Bearers Ministry and ARISE as our keynote speaker. We will meet at the Twin Rocks camp at Rockaway Beach on the beautiful Oregon coast. For more info, or to register, go to: http://orgcpersonalmin.netadvent.org/2015-prayer-retreat

May 29, 30, 2015: Hood View Church’s 50th anniversary homecoming. A small group of Adventists from Gresham and Sandy first met on April 3, 1965, in what is now the Bell Tower Chapel in Boring. They were formally organized on May 29 of that same year. Save the date and plan to join us as we recognize God’s providence over the years!Evemt Location: Hood View Church.

July 17-30, 2015: 2015 Great Controversy tour with Dr. Gerard Damsteegt of the Seminary, Andrews University. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive in Europe. Visit Rome, the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, Germany, and France. Experience Early Christianity, the Dark Ages, the Reformation, and the “deadly wound.” For more information email: gctours@mac.com, or call 269-815-8624.

Job Opening:
NOW HIRING – PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) is seeking a part-time dental assistant to assist in the launch of dental services at PACS, and a part-time assistant food processing supervisor to help out in the food pantry. Please send resume to paul.cole@pacsonline.org.

 

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January 24 Communiqué

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Good morning Sunnyside Church family,

Do you ever wake up in the night with songs in your head? Wednesday, Pauline Davis came up with the thought that we should sing in FaithLift (btw, if you are wanting to spend more time in meaningful Bible study ladies, consider yourself invited). One song led to another…  Since then the hymn, “Father Lead Me Day by Day” has been going around in my head.

How has God been leading you this week? How has your faith journey been? Do you catch yourself doubting? Is it wrong to ask questions and to doubt? You may feel your faith quotient is pretty low right now. Pastor Scott is going to share some thoughts in this Sabbath’s sermon.

In the meanwhile for today,

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT

Pastor Shirley

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 be bringing us our Bible message entitled “Jesus’ Most Perplexing Question.

Today is Religious Liberty Sabbath. Our offering will go for Religious Liberty and helps ensure that we are free to practice our faith and share the Gospel as God has instructed. It is because of your faithful giving that we are able to offer legal aid to individuals experiencing religious discrimination in the workplace. Learn more at: www.LibertyMagazine.org.

Today . . . Your contribution to defend freedom!
(1) Use the Freedom Bond distributed last Sabbath. Or:
(2) Use a Sunnyside Tithe and Offerings envelope.
(3) Write your check payable to Sunnyside Church (for Religious Liberty). $6 will sponsor a Liberty Magazine subscription to a thought leader. But consider this: $6 monthly will sponsor 12 subs!
(4) Record the names and addresses of persons, entities, institutions, offices, etc., you want to receive Liberty. Tuck your list inside the Freedom Bond with your check. Or:           (5) Hand your list (by Sabbath, February 14) to Dick Fenn in the Elders/Visitation/Mission office.
(6) With love for others, share the truth revealed in Jesus Christ.
(7) When people experience the truth as it is in Jesus, they are . . . free

Tomorrow, Sunday, 2:00 pm, there will be a baby shower for Marlane Heiser here at the church. Marlane is registered at Babies“R”Us and Amazon.com. Bring a favorite children’s book instead of a card.

 Church Announcements

January 30 – 31:The Center for Bible, Faith and Mission, sponsored by Walla Walla University School of Theology, comes to Sunnyside. Their topic this year is, “Gifted Women, Reluctant Church: Where to From Here?” Presenters include David Thomas, Walla Walla University School of Theology dean, and Carl Cosaert, Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC) participant and Annual Council presenter. The seminar begins Friday night at 7:00, continues Sabbath morning at 8:45 and 11:15, with Dave Thomas presenting the Bible message entitled, The Beginning of Wisdom, and Sabbath afternoon at 2:00, 3:00, and 4:15.

Our monthly fellowship potluck will be January 31 instead of our regular first Sabbath of the month. Change your calendar, and plan to attend and bring enough food for your family as well as extra to serve our guests. This is a great time to visit with friends and make new acquaintances.

Elders reminder: Elders breakfast will be Sunday, February 1, 8:30 am.

February 7 is the NPUC Young Adult Day of Worship. Our 11:15 am service will begin this annual event. Pastor Seth Pierce will be our guest, with inspirational music by local recording artist, Elise LeBlanc, and our own Vivace young adult choir. Young adults from across the Pacific Northwest will be here for an inspirational worship experience. Our 8:45 am service will be a more traditional service. Lunch will be catered for the young adults involved in this day of worship.

Children’s Church will be February 14, 11:00 am. Bring your children and have them invite their friends. This will be a very special day for kids ages 4-14. They will learn that God is Dependable (even in stormy weather).

Family Resource Network – Your gift to the Family Resource Network has made it possible to help a number of families through some difficult times in the last few weeks. Thank you. Mark your contribution to account #9387. If anyone has a baby car seat, crib, or any other items for new babies, please contact the office 503-252-8080.

The 2014 tithe and offering receipts are now ready for pick up. In the foyer look for the boxes containing alphabetical tabs, then, please look through the envelopes and retrieve those with your name on it.

Sunnyside Upcoming Events
January 30-31: Center for Bible, Faith and Mission Seminar
Sponsored by Walla Walla University Theology Department
February 14, 11:00 am: Children’s Church – Galactic Quest
February 15, 4:00 pm: Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra
February 21: 99 One Conference
March 8, 5:30 pm: Alex Buchanan Benefit Dinner and Auction
March 14, 6:00 pm: Sunnyside Family Spring Concert
March 21, 7:00 pm: Christian Edition Concert

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
e-Headlines!

February 3, 2015, 9 am –2 pm: All 8th grade students are invited to “A Day at Portland Adventist Academy.” You will enjoy PAA’s worship band, tours around campus, fun activities, a free lunch and a free t-shirt. You’ll have a chance to win prizes, a free application fee or a month of free tuition.

February 3, 6 pm: PAA will also host a parent meeting on in the PAA Library. Principal Dan Nicola and other staff will be there to discuss happenings at PAA including financial information, class schedules and spiritual opportunities. Parents will have opportunities to win a free application fee and a month of tuition.

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com

Area Events

ABC New Hours and Sale: The Adventist Book Center has new hours of operation and the Winter Clearance sale is Jan. 18 to Feb. 15, 2015.  For all the details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.

February 8, 9:30 am: Lents 7th Annual Spiritual Needs of Women – S.N.O.W. Event! Ginny Allen, Cheri Corder, Patti Jackson, Silvy Ririhena and Kamille Ross are guest speakers this year. The theme is “Simply Beautiful, Part 2!   A Woman’s Heart.” Please call 503-774-7290 and leave a message as to how many will be in your party. Luncheon will be served.  Bring lady family and friends! As always, this is a FREE event, and donations are welcome. There is no child care, but free parking. If you possibly can, please bring a clean pair/s of men’s socks for a new outreach called, “Sock It To Me” that will benefit the Union Gospel Mission Homeless. Also, if you have gently read book/s that you would like to bring for the Book Exchange Table they are welcome!
Event Location: Lents Church.

February 17, 18, 7:00 pm: It’s January, which means it’s time for Oregon Conference Town Hall Meetings. This year however, you won’t see “Town Hall Meetings” on any conference calendar. Instead, you will see this annual time sharing time aptly named “Conference Connect.”  The format will give the chance for church members and conference personnel to share. In fact, this year an important question will be asked: Why do our congregations exsist? What is our reason for being? And we’ll discuss those questions both in a general sense, from the “Members in Ministry” point of view, and also in breakout groups, including those focused on Education, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Elders, Children’s Ministry, and Member Ministries.

Another important item to note is that this year the February 18 Conference Connect gathering will be live streamed, and then will follow each of the focus groups in a separate stream, allowing you to choose the discussion you want to follow. Chat participation will also be included, so even if you can’t make it in person, you can be there virtually.
Event Locations: February 17: Meadow Glade Church
February 18: Beaverton Church
February 18: Live streamed at www.OregonConference.org

March 13, 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 pm : Concordia Chorale with Kurt Berentsen, Director.
Event Location: St. Michael’s Lutheran Church on the Corner of NE 29th and NE Dekum

March 27-29: Oregon Prayer Retreat features Jeffrey Rosario, speaker and teacher at Light Bearers Ministry and ARISE as our keynote speaker. We will meet at the Twin Rocks camp at Rockaway Beach on the beautiful Oregon coast. For more info, or to register, go to: http://orgcpersonalmin.netadvent.org/2015-prayer-retreat

May 29, 30, 2015: Hood View Church’s 50th anniversary homecoming. A small group of Adventists from Gresham and Sandy first met on April 3, 1965, in what is now the Bell Tower Chapel in Boring. They were formally organized on May 29 of that same year. Save the date and plan to join us as we recognize God’s providence over the years!Evemt Location: Hood View Church.

July 17-30, 2015: 2015 Great Controversy tour with Dr. Gerard Damsteegt of the Seminary, Andrews University. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive in Europe. Visit Rome, the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, Germany, and France. Experience Early Christianity, the Dark Ages, the Reformation, and the “deadly wound.” For more information email: gctours@mac.com, or call 269-815-8624.

Job Opening:
NOW HIRING – PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) is seeking a part-time dental assistant to assist in the launch of dental services at PACS, and a part-time assistant food processing supervisor to help out in the food pantry. Please send resume to paul.cole@pacsonline.org.

 

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January 17 Communiqué

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Greetings Saints,

Happy January!  I mean that in a positive sense.  The month is already half over and the sun is rising off of the horizon.  Hooray!

It seems like we just finished our intensive November and December with all of its activities.  Don’t despair, the next several weeks things will really start again to pick up.  Just start looking over the upcoming events and there are many special Sabbaths planned.

Pastor Jonathan and delegation are returning from California as they prepare to take us on a journey of connecting a church of many generations into one strong body for the Lord.  We will be hearing more!

This Sabbath is the first of two worship services for which I have been working for a number of weeks.  The week is, “Jesus’ Most Perplexing Statement,” and next week is, “Jesus’ Most Perplexing Question.”  They are really unrelated topics even though the titles might sound like it.  They are sermons that have arisen from questions given to me by Sunnyside members.  The study has been rewarding to me and I trust that it will be for you as well.  Come and see what it is all about!

In the bulletin you will see many other announcements; don’t miss seeing them.  Do note that the next general church potluck is set for January 31, and coincides with the next CBFM.  February 7, is a special day wherein Sunnyside is hosting the NPUC union wide festival for northwestern Adventist young adults—watch for more details!

Thank you all for making Sunnyside, Sunnyside!

Pastor Scott and 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 be bringing us our Bible message entitled “Jesus’ Most Perplexing Statement.

Tomorrow, Sunday, 11:00 am there will be a memorial service conducted for Carol Brown. At 3:00 pm the Oregon Sinfonietta will be here in concert.

 Church Announcements

January 30 – 31:The Center for Bible, Faith and Mission, sponsored by Walla Walla University School of Theology, comes to Sunnyside. Their topic this year is, “Gifted Women, Reluctant Church: Where to From Here?” Presenters include David Thomas, Walla Walla University School of Theology dean, and Carl Cosaert, Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC) participant and Annual Council presenter. The seminar begins Friday night at 7 pm, and continues Sabbath morning at 8:45 and 11:15, and Sabbath afternoon at 3 pm and 4 pm.

Sabbath, January 24, will be Religious Liberty Sabbath. Our offering will go for Religious Liberty and helps ensure that we are free to practice our faith and share the Gospel as God has instructed. It is because of your faithful giving that we are able to offer legal aid to individuals experiencing religious discrimination in the workplace. To learn more visit www.LibertyMagazine.org.

Our monthly fellowship potluck will be January 31 instead of our regular first Sabbath of the month. Change your calendar, and plan to attend and bring enough food for your family as well as extra to serve our guests. This is a great time to visit with friends and make new acquaintances.

February 7 is the NPUC Young Adult Day of Worship. Our 11:15 am service will begin this annual event. Pastor Seth Pierce will be our guest, with inspirational music by local recording artist, Elise LeBlanc, and our own Vivace young adult choir. Young adults from across the Pacific Northwest will be here for an inspirational worship experience. Our 8:45 am service will be a more traditional service. Lunch will be catered for the young adults involved in this day of worship.

The 2014 tithe and offering receipts are now ready for pick up. In the foyer look for the boxes containing alphabetical tabs, then, please look through the envelopes and retrieve those with your name on it.

The Sunnyside Outreach Team is available to take referrals for individuals desiring Bible studies. If you know of someone, contact Tara at 360-977-0104.

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
e-Headlines!

February 3, 2015, 9 am –2 pm: All 8th grade students are invited to “A Day at Portland Adventist Academy” on You will enjoy PAA’s worship band, tours around campus, fun activities, a free lunch and a free t-shirt. You’ll have a chance to win prizes, a free application fee or a month of free tuition.

February 3, 6 pm: PAA will also host a parent meeting on in the PAA Library. Principal Dan Nicola and other staff will be there to discuss happenings at PAA including financial information, class schedules and spiritual opportunities. Parents will have opportunities to win a free application fee and a month of tuition.

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com

Area Events

ABC New Hours and Sale: The Adventist Book Center has new hours of operation and the Winter Clearance sale is Jan. 18 to Feb. 15, 2015.  For all the details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.

January 17, 2015 at 5:30 pm:  CARRÉ NÖLSCHER benefit concert.
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church

January 18, 6:30 pm: New Years Social – The Lents Youth and Young Adults are pleased to present a New Year Social in the Activity Center. Associate Pastor Jonathan Russell of Sunnyside Church will be speaking about the new year and new beginnings. We hope to see you there.
Event Location: Lents Church Activity Center.

January 18, 3:00 pm: Health presentation and cooking demonstration.
Event Location: Stone Tower Church

January 19, 7:00 pm: Vegetarian cooking class – Yvonne, Jean and Claudia will be sharing some of their favorites.
Event Location: Beaverton Adventist Church Fellowship Hall.

March 13, 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 pm : Concordia Chorale with Kurt Berentsen, Director.
Event Location: St. Michael’s Lutheran Church on the Corner of NE 29th and NE Dekum.

May 29, 30, 2015: Hood View Church’s 50th anniversary homecoming. A small group of Adventists from Gresham and Sandy first met on April 3, 1965, in what is now the Bell Tower Chapel in Boring. They were formally organized on May 29 of that same year. Save the date and plan to join us as we recognize God’s providence over the years!Evemt Location: Hood View Church.

July 17-30, 2015: 2015 Great Controversy tour with Dr. Gerard Damsteegt of the Seminary, Andrews University. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive in Europe. Visit Rome, the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, Germany, and France. Experience Early Christianity, the Dark Ages, the Reformation, and the “deadly wound.” For more information email: gctours@mac.com, or call 269-815-8624.

Job Opening:
NOW HIRING – PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) is seeking a part-time dental assistant to assist in the launch of dental services at PACS, and a part-time assistant food processing supervisor to help out in the food pantry. Please send resume to paul.cole@pacsonline.org.

 

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January 10 Communiqué

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Greetings,

There is sweet chaos that comes with living in a house with three kids under 8. There is never a dull moment. Maybe it’s the older ones sword-fighting pirate style through the house. Or the little one dumping a cup of milk into his desktop waterfall. Sometimes, there’s bickering over legos, or a 2-year-old sharing his sandwich with the big puppy (one bite for me, one bite for you).  I only have to spend one full day in the midst of the madness to recognize the energy and commitment required of moms and full-time caregivers to raise these gifts of God.

…..Every now and then, a day is chocked full of cooperation and good attitudes. Most days, there is some combination of cooperation, mischief, sweet snuggles and rebellion. Many of us have been there, I’m sure. In the process of parenting, I’ve learned a lot of things.  But there is one thing that has stuck out to me most of all.  I always want my kids to succeed. I always want a right relationship with them. I always want to see them cared for and contented. And I’ll do anything in my power to help those things happen. That’s why, when my 2-year-old comes and says, “I’m sorry Daddy,” my heart melts and forgiveness is abundant. Even the feelings I harbor when the cheerios are ground into the carpet or the markers end up on the walls are no match for the contrite little heart that comes running for a big hug.  Grace is abundant. It gives me a new appreciation for my heavenly Father. As much as I’ve learned about grace, I’ve still struggled to believe that grace is abundant enough for me. But the heart of the Father is desperate to connect with His kids. And grace is His tool of choice.  I’m thankful that we serve a God of abundant grace.

Last Sabbath, we talked briefly about drinking deeply of the grace of God, and resting in the experience of His abundant favor. If you missed out last week, check it out online (here. If you’re short on time, skip ahead to 27:00).  Tomorrow morning, we will dig even deeper into the grace of God to recognize that it not only affects our relationship to Him but also to each other.  I’m hopeful that you will join the community in worship tomorrow at Sunnyside.

Happy Sabbath!  And see you soon.

Pastor Jonathan

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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. Pastor Jonathan Russell will be bringing us our Bible message entitled “Living Gracefully.”

Encounters with God will meet this afternoon at 5:00 pm and will feature Biruk Bekele. He was born in Ethiopia, is meeting with our friends here at Sunnyside, and has been in the United States for a number of years. During the time he has been here, he served some time in prison. He will share how the Lord used him to witness to others while he was incarcerated.

Tomorrow, Sunday, January 11, 4:00 pm, Felix Hell will be in concert here at Sunnyside. German concert organist Felix Hell is a phenomenon in several ways. Hailed as the “most well known young concert organist worldwide” (Dr. John Weaver), and “undoubtedly one of the major talents of the century” (Dr. Frederick Swann, AGO president), he “sets standards that many established and honoured older players would struggle to equal” (Michael Barone in “The American Organist”). For more fascinating information view his website at www.felixhell.com.

 Church Announcements

January 30 – 31:The Center for Bible, Faith and Mission, sponsored by Walla Walla University School of Theology, comes to Sunnyside. Their topic this year is, “Gifted Women, Reluctant Church: Where to From Here?” Presenters include David Thomas, Walla Walla University School of Theology dean, and Carl Cosaert, Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC) participant and Annual Council presenter. The seminar begins Friday night at 7 pm, and continues Sabbath morning at 8:45 and 11:15, and Sabbath afternoon at 3 pm and 4 pm.

The Sunnyside Outreach Team is available to take referrals for individuals desiring Bible studies. If you know of someone, contact Tara at 360-977-0104.

In Your Church Library:

For Youth and Adults: New book additions are My Favorite Angel Stories by Joe Wheeler and an audio book, A Thousand Shall Fall by Susi Hasel Mundy. See a new DVD, the amazing Jack Blanco Story (author of Clear Word paraphrase) or listen to the inspiring CD’s of David Asscherick’s camp meeting presentations.

For Primary/Junior:  We now have the 2014 Pathfinder International Camporee  DVD’s. Pastor Jonathan says they are WONDERFUL!

Preschool:  Read to your child one of the new books Jesus Loves Trucks by David Haluska or The Little Pilgrim by Paulo Debs. Also check out one of the musical CD’s Tiny Tots for Jesus by 3ABN.

New Bible Study Group at Sunnyside!  Our outreach team is leading a Friday night Bible study utilizing Ty Gibson’s TruthLink Bible study series. Fridays at 6:30 PM.

Coming Soon to Sunnyside:

February 7: NPUC Young Adult Day of Worship. Our 11:15 am service will begin this annual event. Pastor Seth Pierce will be our guest, with inspirational music by local recording artist, Elise LeBlanc and our own Vivace young adult choir. Young adults from across the Pacific Northwest will be here for an inspirational worship experience. 8:45 am service will be a more traditional service.

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
e-Headlines!

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com

Area Events

January 11, 5 PM: VEGAN potluck and fascinating presentation by Robert Ellis, DO, PhD on Nutritional Approaches to Cancer Prevention. Dr. Ellis works in the Hematology and Oncology Department at Kaiser Permanente in Longview, Washington, where he is developing a program that integrates healthy eating in the treatment regimen for patients with malignant disorders. January 11, 5pm @ Healing Hope SDA Fellowship, 15150 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR. This is a NW Veg sponsored event. Please bring a vegan (plant-based with no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert and a card listing its ingredients.

May 29, 30, 2015: Hood View Church’s 50th anniversary homecoming. A small group of Adventists from Gresham and Sandy first met on April 3, 1965, in what is now the Bell Tower Chapel in Boring. They were formally organized on May 29 of that same year. Save the date and plan to join us as we recognize God’s providence over the years!Evemt Location: Hood View Church.

July 17-30, 2015: 2015 Great Controversy tour with Dr. Gerard Damsteegt of the Seminary, Andrews University. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive in Europe. Visit Rome, the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, Germany, and France. Experience Early Christianity, the Dark Ages, the Reformation, and the “deadly wound.” For more information email: gctours@mac.com, or call 269-815-8624.

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