May 23 Communiqué

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Greetings Church Family,

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, I can’t help but reflect with gratitude on the lives of those who gave everything to protect our freedom in this country. I think of the hundreds of thousands who gave their lives for the cause in World War II, and the families they left behind. I consider over 12 million Americans who served in the US armed services at that time. Not to mention millions more who sacrificed and served on the homefront to enable a successful war effort. We owe our lives as we know them in this country to the selfless commitment of the Greatest Generation. It’s because of them that we have freedom to assemble and to worship. It’s because of them that the Constitution still means something. While Memorial Day is the time to remember those who gave their life, it also seems fitting to say thanks to those who were willing to offer up theirs.

To each of our veterans: Thank you for putting your life on the line to defend our freedom. To every spouse and family member of a veteran: Thank you for standing behind your veteran as they stood up for us.We all could learn something from the dedication, sacrifice, and camaraderie that you have exemplified.  Thank you.

May the Lord lead each of us toward the same dedication, sacrifice and camaraderie as we strive together for His cause.

This week, we are also thankful as Pastor Scott continues to recover from his heart surgery. You’ll find his update below. What a blessing it is to serve as a pastor in this amazing church community. I wake up every morning encouraged and energized by the faithfulness and the prayers of so many.  Thank you for making Sunnyside a wonderful church community.

This Sabbath is the last in our series on mentoring. I hope that you’ll be moved and inspired as we worship our Creator together. See you Sabbath!

Blessings,

Pastor Jonathan

Dear Sunnyside Members and Friends,

I am writing this as I sit at my computer, at my desk, in my office, at the church.  It was one week ago  today that I went forward with the planned cardiac procedure.  As I am sure you have heard it was a  successful surgery.  The extra tissue object inside of the heart was located and easily removed, since it  was attached by only a couple of filaments.  I am glad to know it is gone.  And, I cannot say enough good things about AMC and the Northwest Regional Cardiac Team.  They are a wonderful, professional, and  caring team.

The first couple of days after surgery were the hard ones; it was painful!  But each day thereafter has been progress in the right direction.  I am sleeping well at night, able to get up and around, bathe, eat, watch a news cast, and back to bed for either a nap or the night.  Food, in small amounts, tastes okay,  but not one bite more.  The good news is that this should be a once in a lifetime event nevermore to  return.  It is rather scary to think how different it all could have been should this not have been discovered, or should a large piece, or the whole tissue, have broken off completely.  God is good!

I’ll need a few more weeks to get my strength back and then you will start to see me around the church more frequently.  We’ll start by coming to church, maybe even announcements.  Hopefully, by early  July, or soon thereafter, I should be getting back into the swing of church duties.

Our daughter from Arizona is with us presently.   All three of our kids and grandkids will be home this weekend.  Dad is not cooking or washing dishes.  They have divided all the duties up among them.  I  think I could get used to this arrangement!

My thanks extend to each of you at Sunnyside, God’s truly caring and praying church.  It is comforting to know that in one’s absence, there are dedicated members who step up to the call of duty and carry the church forward.  From all of the reports that I have received, you have indeed “pressed together” and kept Sunnyside a church moving forward.  A big thanks to Pastor Jonathan for the work he has done for the Lord at this time and his personal friendship and support.

May God be will you all!

Pastor Scott and Dorothy LeMert

News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 am and 11:15 am. This week Pastor Jonathan Russell will present our Bible message entitled “Throwing It in Reverse.”

This evening at 7:00 pm Laura Whidden and Alison Brook will be in concert here at Sunnyside Church. Laura and Alison are singers/songwriters from Michigan with a heart for ministry. Besides being great friends, they have 25 combined years of touring, writing, and recording experience that lends itself to a beautifully blended presentation. For the tour “The Heart and The Healer” Alison and Laura are setting out to serve the people of the Pacific Northwest. During each presentation, they plan to weave together story and song to tackle topics such as addiction, depression, and mental health. They will top off each program by exploring the victory they have found in Christ and community. Laura and Alison will show that through The Healer there is a remedy for theThro wounds of the heart.

Church Announcements

Next week, Sabbath, May 30, 7:00 pm, we will be presented with a concert from Portland Adventist String Orchestra (PASO). Plan now to attend. This will be an outstanding presentation.

Graduation 2015 is almost here.  Do you have someone in your family graduating? Please let the Sunnyside Church office know – we would like to recognize them for their accomplishments – info@SunnysideAdventist.org or 503-252-8080.

Student assistance applications for 2015-2016 are now available. If you need assistance for next year’s tuition, please pick up the application forms at the church office and have them completed and returned to Rosie by June 22.

SUNNYSIDE . . . GRATEFUL FOR FREEDOM
We observe Memorial Day once a year. We observe the Creator’s Memorial Day every
Sabbath.
Both celebrate liberty, the preservation of which is not cheap.
Men and women have died to keep America the land of the free and the home of the brave.
The Creator Himself died for one and all, thus to purchase with His own blood freedom
from death. Jesus Christ, Creator, became Jesus Christ, Savior.
The liberty of our land and the liberty of our very selves are both sacred because they were
bought at a great price. What would we give in thanksgiving? What should we give?
So far this year the Sunnyside Church family has contributed over $2,000 to the cause of
religious liberty in America and beyond.
Let us not weary in well-doing.   /   RLF

Mark Calendar

June 13, 6:00 pm, our annual Strawberry Vespers will present us with some of Portland’s finest musicians followed with strawberry shortcake for all!

Vacation Bible School, June 15-19, 6:30-8:30 pm, is looking for volunteers. If you can help in any way, contact Emilie Butler at b.emilie@gmail.com or
503-853-4264.

 

 Adventist Education

Student assistance applications for 2015-2016 are now available. If you need assistance for next year’s tuition, please pick up the application forms at the church office and have them completed and returned to Rosie by June 22.

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org/news/
Graduation June 7, 2:00 pm.

Portland Adventist Academy art students won 1st and 2nd place prizes at the Mount Hood Community College High School Art Exhibit. Read the full story and see photos on the PAA website: http://paasda.org/news/students-win-1st-2nd-in-art-show/

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com
Graduation, June 11, 7:00 pm.

Area Events

As you know Nepal has been reeling with violent earthquakes. Stan Sturges has kindly forwarded information to us that will fill you in on the activities surrounding Scheer Memorial Hospital in Nepal. There are two links: scheermemorialhospital.blogspot.com, and http://goo.gl/Ls6bzS.

NEPAL: URGENT HELP NEEDED. A 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal has killed over 7,000 people so far with thousands more injured and homeless. The need is great and immediate action is critical. ADRA is responding and we need your support. Please donate at ADRA.org, call 1.800.424.ADRA (2372), or text ADRA to 41444.

You’re invited! Visit a new website, www.Called2Pray.org, to join together in prayer with fellow Oregon Conference church members. Together we will pray for personal needs, local church needs and Oregon Conference needs. We will thank and praise God together. And we will ask for God’s special blessing on the Oregon Spanish and English Camp Meeting, July 16-25, 2015. Visit often for inspirational posts. Like us on Facebook too at occalled2pray.

YOU are Needed!
The 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 16-18) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 21-25). 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.

100 Days of Prayer for the 2015 General Conference Session will begin March 25 and continue through to the end of GC Session on July 11. Pray for the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to be fully experienced by our church members and leaders during GC Session. For more information view www.100daysofprayer.org.

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.

May 30, 6:00 pm: Spring Concert featuring Shannon and Janine Goodwin, Craig King, Carl Parker, and Tsikirai Family.
Event Location: Stone Tower Church.

May 30, 7:00 pm: Pleasant Valley Adventist Church
Laura Whidden and Alison Brook in concert. Laura and Alison are singer/songwriters from Michigan with a heart for ministry. Besides being great friends, they have 25 combined years of touring, writing, and recording experience that lends itself to a beautifully blended presentation. For the tour “The Heart and The Healer” Alison and Laura are setting out to serve the people of the Pacific Northwest. During each presentation, they plan to weave together story and song to tackle topics such as addiction, depression, and mental health. They will top off each program by exploring the victory they have found in Christ and community. Laura and Alison will show that through The Healer there is a remedy for the wounds of the heart.

June 12-13: Better Life Camp Meeting. Register early because our guest speaker this year is Doug Bachelor. There will be children’s and youth programs as well. We have rooms, RV spots and tent camping available as well as cafeteria meals from Friday evening through Sunday morning breakfast. You won’t want to miss this Spirit-filled Christ-centered weekend. For more information or to register go to www.betterlifetv.tv or email to kp@betterlifetv.tv.
Event Location: Milo Adventist Academy.

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May 16 Communiqué

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Greetings Sunnyside Family,

Every phone call I have received over the last 24 hours has started with the same question: How’s Pastor Scott? I’m thankful to report that Pastor Scott’s heart surgery went as well as could be expected and he is now in the process of recovering.  Although it was not a robotic procedure, it was less invasive than they feared and his outlook for a full recovery is excellent.  I was able to sit with him and Dorothy for a few minutes last evening and they are thankful for your prayers and support as they made it through the day yesterday.  Right now, they expect that Pastor Scott should be able to go home on Sunday to continue to get stronger. Keep Scott and Dorothy in your prayers as they face the recovery from this serious surgery.

I had the privilege of meeting with the church elders last Sabbath to talk about  how we will partner in pastoral care at Sunnyside while we have a single pastor. They were a great encouragement to me as we planned together.  A couple of things that we’re planning for:

1.) You’ll see a bit more of our church elders in our worship services and as a part of our visiting plan. While I expect to spend lots of time in the coming weeks and months getting to know lots of members from different groups in our church, I won’t be available at every moment for everything. The elders are well equipped to assist in spiritual care where necessary and I look forward to partnering with them to make sure that we can visit members when they need it most. If you are aware of a situation where we can serve well in connecting with a member or a family, call me or the church office and we will care for the situation.

2.) It’s important for us to know what to expect when we come for worship on Sabbath mornings. With Pastor Scott off the preaching schedule for now, you will see a bit more of me preaching on Sabbath mornings. When I am unavailable, we will have a mix of our Sunnyside elders and well-qualified guests from around the Oregon Conference and Union. I think you will find that the Sunnyside tradition of meaningful, cohesive worship experiences will continue.

Please keep God’s church in your prayers as we all work together to provide for the ministry of this spiritual community.

Hope to see you tomorrow as we worship our Creator together.

Blessings,

Pastor Jonathan

News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 am and 11:15 am. This week Pastor Jonathan Russell will present our Bible message entitled “Practice and Principle.”

 Tomorrow, Sunday, May 17, 3:00 pm, the Oregon Sinfonietta, Donald Appert, conductor, will present a concert here at Sunnyside Church. Featured works will include the Schumann Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54, with soloist Jordan Strang at the piano; and the Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36.

Church Announcements

Student assistance applications are now available. For those families seeking aid in attending one of our Adventist schools for the 2015-2016 school year, please pick up forms at the church office and have them completed and returned to Rosie by June 22.

In Your Church Library:
     For Youth and Adults: Two new books:“Red Coats and Scimitars” by Patty Knittel, the story of Karl Schwartz, a German boy growing up in the Ukraine in the late 1800s.
“The Fighter” by Ken Vogel, about Piari of Papua New Guinea, a tribal warrior who ultimately traded his weapons for a Bible.
     For Primary/Juniors: Learn about the “Adventures of the Littlest Dolphin” in a family of spinner dolphins of Hawaii written by Arlene R. Taylor; or read “A Change of Heart” by Kristian F. Hart, the exciting story of a young boy, Micah, growing up in Capernaum during the reign of Tiberius Ceasar.
     For Preschool: Another book by Arlene R. Taylor, “Aimi at the Hospital” teaches how doctors and nurses help us when we hurt. Or read to your preschooler a lesson in working for what you want, “The Super Red Racer” by Dave Ramsey.

On May 23, 7:00 pm, Laura Whidden and Alison Brook will be in concert at Sunnyside Church. Laura and Alison are singers/ songwriters from Michigan with a heart for ministry. Besides being great friends, they have 25 combined years of touring, writing, and recording experience that lends itself to a beautifully blended presentation. For the tour “The Heart and The Healer” Alison and Laura are setting out to serve the people of the Pacific Northwest. During each presentation, they plan to weave together story and song to tackle topics such as addiction, depression, and mental health. They will top off each program by exploring the victory they have found in Christ and community. Laura and Alison will show that through The Healer there is a remedy for the wounds of the heart.

Mark Calendar

Sabbath, May 30, 7:00 pm, Portland Adventist String Orchestra  will be in concert here at Sunnyside.

June 13, 6:00 pm, our annual Strawberry Vespers will present us with some of Portland’s finest musicians followed with strawberry shortcake for all!

Sunnyside Upcoming Events
May 23, 7:00 pm: Laura Whidden and Alison Brook Concert
May 30, 7:00 pm: Portland Adventist String Concert (Youth Orchestra)
June 13, 6:00 pm: Strawberry Vespers
June 15-19,8:30 pm: Vacation Bible School

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org/news/

Portland Adventist Academy art students won 1st and 2nd place prizes at the Mount Hood Community College High School Art Exhibit. Read the full story and see photos on the PAA website: http://paasda.org/news/students-win-1st-2nd-in-art-show/

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com

The annual Portland Adventist Elementary School Constituency meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 18, 2015, 7:00 pm, in the PAES Gymnasium. The agenda is: 1) Worship/Prayer, 2) Minutes for May 2014 meeting, 3) Finance Report/Budget 2015-2016, 4) Administrative Report.

Area Events

As you know Nepal has been reeling with violent earthquakes. Stan Sturges has kindly forwarded information to us that will fill you in on the activities surrounding Scheer Memorial Hospital in Nepal. There are two links: scheermemorialhospital.blogspot.com, and http://goo.gl/Ls6bzS.

NEPAL: URGENT HELP NEEDED. A 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal has killed over 7,000 people so far with thousands more injured and homeless. The need is great and immediate action is critical. ADRA is responding and we need your support. Please donate at ADRA.org, call 1.800.424.ADRA (2372), or text ADRA to 41444.

You’re invited! Visit a new website, www.Called2Pray.org, to join together in prayer with fellow Oregon Conference church members. Together we will pray for personal needs, local church needs and Oregon Conference needs. We will thank and praise God together. And we will ask for God’s special blessing on the Oregon Spanish and English Camp Meeting, July 16-25, 2015. Visit often for inspirational posts. Like us on Facebook too at occalled2pray.

YOU are Needed!
The 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 16-18) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 21-25). 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.

100 Days of Prayer for the 2015 General Conference Session will begin March 25 and continue through to the end of GC Session on July 11. Pray for the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to be fully experienced by our church members and leaders during GC Session. For more information view www.100daysofprayer.org.

May 30, 7:00 pm: Pleasant Valley Adventist Church
Laura Whidden and Alison Brook in concert. Laura and Alison are singer/songwriters from Michigan with a heart for ministry. Besides being great friends, they have 25 combined years of touring, writing, and recording experience that lends itself to a beautifully blended presentation. For the tour “The Heart and The Healer” Alison and Laura are setting out to serve the people of the Pacific Northwest. During each presentation, they plan to weave together story and song to tackle topics such as addiction, depression, and mental health. They will top off each program by exploring the victory they have found in Christ and community. Laura and Alison will show that through The Healer there is a remedy for the wounds of the heart.

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.

May 30, 6:00 pm: Spring Concert featuring Shannon and Janine Goodwin, Craig King, Carl Parker, and Tsikirai Family.
Event Location: Stone Tower Church.

June 12-13: Better Life Camp Meeting. Register early because our guest speaker this year is Doug Bachelor. There will be children’s and youth programs as well. We have rooms, RV spots and tent camping available as well as cafeteria meals from Friday evening through Sunday morning breakfast. You won’t want to miss this Spirit-filled Christ-centered weekend. For more information or to register go to www.betterlifetv.tv or email to kp@betterlifetv.tv.
Event Location: Milo Adventist Academy.

Job Opportunity:
NOW HIRING – PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) is seeking a part-time assistant food processing supervisor to help out in the food pantry. Please send resume to paul.cole@pacsonline.org or mail to 11020 NE Halsey St, Portl

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May 9 Communiqué

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Dear Church Family,    

This morning, many of you received a letter from Pastor Scott in which he shared the latest update on his medical journey.  You can see it here. (Side note: If you did not receive that email, it means that we don’t your email address on file.  Please share it with us so that you too can hear “breaking news.”)  The short story is that Pastor Scott is going on medical leave, effective immediately. He had been looking forward to preaching a three-part sermon series this month and he hopes to be ready to return to Sunnyside to preach that series in August or September. After he recovers from his cardiac surgery, he still intends to retire with his last Sabbath at Sunnyside being October 3. Please hold up Pastor Scott and Dorothy in your prayers.  Two months ago, none of us would have dreamed that they would be walking this road of medical uncertainty. More than ever, they need their spiritual community to lift them up before God to give them courage for the days ahead and strength to be restored to health.

Naturally, this brings up questions about the future of our church community. I met with a few elders last evening to look toward the future in this time of rapid change. One thing that we agreed on: God is calling this community forward to do the work and ministry of God. God has been calling his people at Sunnyside to do the work of His kingdom. And He continues to do that, even as the pastoral staff has changed. Sunnyside has been blessed with many capable committee leaders and more than two dozen spiritual and wise elders. I will be working with all of our volunteers and spiritual leaders to provide a team approach to the leadership and pastoral care of this congregation.  There’s nobody that can do it alone, but with the gifts that God has given this community, we CAN all do it together.

Some have asked, will we have an interim pastor? That question remains unanswered. Right now, there are no interim pastors available from the Oregon Conference. But I will say this: Regardless of who may come to Sunnyside to help serve in pastoral roles, Sunnyside will not be entering into an “interim period.” God has called us to serve our community through VBS, our concert series, and other events that are already scheduled. God has called us to ReNew our facility and to care for resources He has given us. God has called us to reach out to people of all types and all ages and become a place where everyone feels at home. God has called us to inspire a community of people toward a life transformed by Jesus.

And where God calls, we must follow. The Pastoral Placement Advisory Committee continues its work to find Sunnyside’s next senior pastor. It’s still uncertain how long that process will take.  But for now, let’s press together and press ahead, responding to the call of God on this community.  Let’s be about the mission together.

Blessings,

Pastor Jonathan

News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 am and 11:15 am. This week Dan Linrud, DMin, will present our Bible message entitled “Mentors Matter.” 

Elders please note: Immediately following the second service there will be an Elders meeting. A light lunch will be provided. Spouses and families are welcome. 

This afternoon, 4:00 pm, we will host an organ vespers by Karl Helton. He will be performing music from composers such as Bach, Franck, and others. This will be a concert you will not want to miss. Bring a friend!

Church Announcements

Thank you! Due to your generosity, we were able to help more than 15 children attend our schools. We have disbursed nearly $20,000 this year in making this happen. Your continued dedication to and support of our schools and Sunnyside children is an investment in the future of the Church. For those families seeking aid for the 2015-2016 school  year, please pick up forms at the church office and have them completed and returned to Rosie by June 22.

On May 17, 3:00 pm, the Oregon Sinfonietta with Donald Appert directing, will present a concert here at Sunnyside Church. They will be featuring Schumann – piano concerto in A Minor, Op 54. with Jordan Strang at the piano, and Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op 36.

In Your Church Library:
     For Youth and Adults: Two new books:“Red Coats and Scimitars” by Patty Knittel, the story of Karl Schwartz, a German boy growing up in the Ukraine in the late 1800s.
“The Fighter” by Ken Vogel, about Piari of Papua New Guinea, a tribal warrior who ultimately traded his weapons for a Bible.
     For Primary/Juniors: Learn about the “Adventures of the Littlest Dolphin” in a family of spinner dolphins of Hawaii written by Arlene R. Taylor; or read “A Change of Heart” by Kristian F. Hart, the exciting story of a young boy, Micah, growing up in Capernaum during the reign of Tiberius Ceasar.
     For Preschool: Another book by Arlene R. Taylor, “Aimi at the Hospital” teaches how doctors and nurses help us when we hurt. Or read to your preschooler a lesson in working for what you want, “The Super Red Racer” by Dave Ramsey.

Sunnyside Upcoming Events
May 17, 3:00 pm: Oregon Sinfonietta
May 23, 7:00 pm: Laura Whidden and Alison Brook Concert
May 30, 7:00 pm: Portland Adventist String Concert (Youth Orchestra)
June 13, 6:00 pm: Strawberry Vespers
June 15-19,8:30 pm: Vacation Bible School

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org/news/

Portland Adventist Academy art students won 1st and 2nd place prizes at the Mount Hood Community College High School Art Exhibit. Read the full story and see photos on the PAA website: http://paasda.org/news/students-win-1st-2nd-in-art-show/

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com

The annual Portland Adventist Elementary School Constituency meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 18, 2015, 7:00 pm, in the PAES Gymnasium. The agenda is: 1) Worship/Prayer, 2) Minutes for May 2014 meeting, 3) Finance Report/Budget 2015-2016, 4) Administrative Report.

Area Events

NEPAL: URGENT HELP NEEDED. A 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal has killed close to 4,000 people so far with thousands more injured and homeless. The need is great and immediate action is critical. ADRA is responding and we need your support. Please donate at ADRA.org, call 1.800.424.ADRA (2372), or text ADRA to 41444.

You’re invited! Visit a new website, www.Called2Pray.org, to join together in prayer with fellow Oregon Conference church members. Together we will pray for personal needs, local church needs and Oregon Conference needs. We will thank and praise God together. And we will ask for God’s special blessing on the Oregon Spanish and English Camp Meeting, July 16-25, 2015. Visit often for inspirational posts. Like us on Facebook too at occalled2pray.

YOU are Needed!
The 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 16-18) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 21-25). 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.

100 Days of Prayer for the 2015 General Conference Session will begin March 25 and continue through to the end of GC Session on July 11. Pray for the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to be fully experienced by our church members and leaders during GC Session. For more information view www.100daysofprayer.org.

May 8-17, 2015, 7:30 pm: Tim Roosenberg presents Islam and Christianity evangelism meetings. Each nights’ meetings are repeated at 5:45 pm the next evening with a light meal of soup and bread in-between. Come and be blessed as you hear the latest update from Pastor Tim.
Event Location: Ohana Christian Fellowship.

May 23, 7:00 pm: Sunnyside Adventist Church
May 30, 7:00 pm: Pleasant Valley Adventist Church
Laura Whidden and Alison Brook in concert. Laura and Alison are singer/songwriters from Michigan with a heart for ministry. Besides being great friends, they have 25 combined years of touring, writing, and recording experience that lends itself to a beautifully blended presentation. For the tour “The Heart and The Healer” Alison and Laura are setting out to serve the people of the Pacific Northwest. During each presentation, they plan to weave together story and song to tackle topics such as addiction, depression, and mental health. They will top off each program by exploring the victory they have found in Christ and community. Laura and Alison will show that through The Healer there is a remedy for the wounds of the heart.

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.

May 30, 6:00 pm: Spring Concert featuring Shannon and Janine Goodwin, Craig King, Carl Parker, and Tsikirai Family.
Event Location: Stone Tower Church.

June 12-13: Better Life Camp Meeting. Register early because our guest speaker this year is Doug Bachelor. There will be children’s and youth programs as well. We have rooms, RV spots and tent camping available as well as cafeteria meals from Friday evening through Sunday morning breakfast. You won’t want to miss this Spirit-filled Christ-centered weekend. For more information or to register go to www.betterlifetv.tv or email to kp@betterlifetv.tv.
Event Location: Milo Adventist Academy.

Job Opportunity:
NOW HIRING – PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) is seeking a part-time assistant food processing supervisor to help out in the food pantry. Please send resume to paul.cole@pacsonline.org or mail to 11020 NE Halsey St, Portl

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May 9 Communiqué

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Dear Church Family,    

This morning, many of you received a letter from Pastor Scott in which he shared the latest update on his medical journey.  You can see it here. (Side note: If you did not receive that email, it means that we don’t your email address on file.  Please share it with us so that you too can hear “breaking news.”)  The short story is that Pastor Scott is going on medical leave, effective immediately. He had been looking forward to preaching a three-part sermon series this month and he hopes to be ready to return to Sunnyside to preach that series in August or September. After he recovers from his cardiac surgery, he still intends to retire with his last Sabbath at Sunnyside being October 3. Please hold up Pastor Scott and Dorothy in your prayers.  Two months ago, none of us would have dreamed that they would be walking this road of medical uncertainty. More than ever, they need their spiritual community to lift them up before God to give them courage for the days ahead and strength to be restored to health.

Naturally, this brings up questions about the future of our church community. I met with a few elders last evening to look toward the future in this time of rapid change. One thing that we agreed on: God is calling this community forward to do the work and ministry of God. God has been calling his people at Sunnyside to do the work of His kingdom. And He continues to do that, even as the pastoral staff has changed. Sunnyside has been blessed with many capable committee leaders and more than two dozen spiritual and wise elders. I will be working with all of our volunteers and spiritual leaders to provide a team approach to the leadership and pastoral care of this congregation.  There’s nobody that can do it alone, but with the gifts that God has given this community, we CAN all do it together.

Some have asked, will we have an interim pastor? That question remains unanswered. Right now, there are no interim pastors available from the Oregon Conference. But I will say this: Regardless of who may come to Sunnyside to help serve in pastoral roles, Sunnyside will not be entering into an “interim period.” God has called us to serve our community through VBS, our concert series, and other events that are already scheduled. God has called us to ReNew our facility and to care for resources He has given us. God has called us to reach out to people of all types and all ages and become a place where everyone feels at home. God has called us to inspire a community of people toward a life transformed by Jesus.

And where God calls, we must follow. The Pastoral Placement Advisory Committee continues its work to find Sunnyside’s next senior pastor. It’s still uncertain how long that process will take.  But for now, let’s press together and press ahead, responding to the call of God on this community.  Let’s be about the mission together.

Blessings,

Pastor Jonathan

News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 am and 11:15 am. This week Dan Linrud, DMin, will present our Bible message entitled “Mentors Matter.” 

Elders please note: Immediately following the second service there will be an Elders meeting. A light lunch will be provided. Spouses and families are welcome. 

This afternoon, 4:00 pm, we will host an organ vespers by Karl Helton. He will be performing music from composers such as Bach, Franck, and others. This will be a concert you will not want to miss. Bring a friend!

Church Announcements

Thank you! Due to your generosity, we were able to help more than 15 children attend our schools. We have disbursed nearly $20,000 this year in making this happen. Your continued dedication to and support of our schools and Sunnyside children is an investment in the future of the Church. For those families seeking aid for the 2015-2016 school  year, please pick up forms at the church office and have them completed and returned to Rosie by June 22.

On May 17, 3:00 pm, the Oregon Sinfonietta with Donald Appert directing, will present a concert here at Sunnyside Church. They will be featuring Schumann – piano concerto in A Minor, Op 54. with Jordan Strang at the piano, and Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op 36.

In Your Church Library:
     For Youth and Adults: Two new books:“Red Coats and Scimitars” by Patty Knittel, the story of Karl Schwartz, a German boy growing up in the Ukraine in the late 1800s.
“The Fighter” by Ken Vogel, about Piari of Papua New Guinea, a tribal warrior who ultimately traded his weapons for a Bible.
     For Primary/Juniors: Learn about the “Adventures of the Littlest Dolphin” in a family of spinner dolphins of Hawaii written by Arlene R. Taylor; or read “A Change of Heart” by Kristian F. Hart, the exciting story of a young boy, Micah, growing up in Capernaum during the reign of Tiberius Ceasar.
     For Preschool: Another book by Arlene R. Taylor, “Aimi at the Hospital” teaches how doctors and nurses help us when we hurt. Or read to your preschooler a lesson in working for what you want, “The Super Red Racer” by Dave Ramsey.

Sunnyside Upcoming Events
May 17, 3:00 pm: Oregon Sinfonietta
May 23, 7:00 pm: Laura Whidden and Alison Brook Concert
May 30, 7:00 pm: Portland Adventist String Concert (Youth Orchestra)
June 13, 5:00 pm: Strawberry Vespers
June 15-19,8:30 pm: Vacation Bible School

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org/news/

Portland Adventist Academy art students won 1st and 2nd place prizes at the Mount Hood Community College High School Art Exhibit. Read the full story and see photos on the PAA website: http://paasda.org/news/students-win-1st-2nd-in-art-show/

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com

The annual Portland Adventist Elementary School Constituency meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 18, 2015, 7:00 pm, in the PAES Gymnasium. The agenda is: 1) Worship/Prayer, 2) Minutes for May 2014 meeting, 3) Finance Report/Budget 2015-2016, 4) Administrative Report.

Area Events

NEPAL: URGENT HELP NEEDED. A 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal has killed close to 4,000 people so far with thousands more injured and homeless. The need is great and immediate action is critical. ADRA is responding and we need your support. Please donate at ADRA.org, call 1.800.424.ADRA (2372), or text ADRA to 41444.

You’re invited! Visit a new website, www.Called2Pray.org, to join together in prayer with fellow Oregon Conference church members. Together we will pray for personal needs, local church needs and Oregon Conference needs. We will thank and praise God together. And we will ask for God’s special blessing on the Oregon Spanish and English Camp Meeting, July 16-25, 2015. Visit often for inspirational posts. Like us on Facebook too at occalled2pray.

YOU are Needed!
The 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 16-18) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 21-25). 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.

100 Days of Prayer for the 2015 General Conference Session will begin March 25 and continue through to the end of GC Session on July 11. Pray for the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to be fully experienced by our church members and leaders during GC Session. For more information view www.100daysofprayer.org.

May 8-17, 2015, 7:30 pm: Tim Roosenberg presents Islam and Christianity evangelism meetings. Each nights’ meetings are repeated at 5:45 pm the next evening with a light meal of soup and bread in-between. Come and be blessed as you hear the latest update from Pastor Tim.
Event Location: Ohana Christian Fellowship.

May 23, 7:00 pm: Sunnyside Adventist Church
May 30, 7:00 pm: Pleasant Valley Adventist Church
Laura Whidden and Alison Brook in concert. Laura and Alison are singer/songwriters from Michigan with a heart for ministry. Besides being great friends, they have 25 combined years of touring, writing, and recording experience that lends itself to a beautifully blended presentation. For the tour “The Heart and The Healer” Alison and Laura are setting out to serve the people of the Pacific Northwest. During each presentation, they plan to weave together story and song to tackle topics such as addiction, depression, and mental health. They will top off each program by exploring the victory they have found in Christ and community. Laura and Alison will show that through The Healer there is a remedy for the wounds of the heart.

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.

May 30, 6:00 pm: Spring Concert featuring Shannon and Janine Goodwin, Craig King, Carl Parker, and Tsikirai Family.
Event Location: Stone Tower Church.

June 12-13: Better Life Camp Meeting. Register early because our guest speaker this year is Doug Bachelor. There will be children’s and youth programs as well. We have rooms, RV spots and tent camping available as well as cafeteria meals from Friday evening through Sunday morning breakfast. You won’t want to miss this Spirit-filled Christ-centered weekend. For more information or to register go to www.betterlifetv.tv or email to kp@betterlifetv.tv.
Event Location: Milo Adventist Academy.

Job Opportunity:
NOW HIRING – PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) is seeking a part-time assistant food processing supervisor to help out in the food pantry. Please send resume to paul.cole@pacsonline.org or mail to 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220.

 

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April 25 Communiqué

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Hello Sunnyside Family,

Those who know me know that I am not a doom and gloom person.  But how does one stay in touch with the events in the world and not be taken back by the degree of cold heartedness and rueful evil in the world today.

Nonetheless, we should be encouraged that in the darkest hour, a little bit of light goes a long way.  This is a time when we can all make a big difference in the world.  God has always been unintimidated by black forces.  Twenty-five hundred years ago during one of Earth’s darkest hours, the Jerusalem wall was rebuilt in fifty-two days under the most trying circumstances.  Note Nehemiah’s words at the completion of the wall:

“When all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations surrounding us saw it, they lost their confidence; for they recognized that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God.”  Neh 6:16

Our God is able!

We are praying that you will join us this Sabbath for continued Sabbath School studies in Luke.  Our worship services will be centered under the sermon title: “Sharing Wisdom as an Act of Love.”  In it we are going to look at biblical ways to effectively share the eternal truths about God from one generation to the next.  What we teach and how we teach can never be divorced from each other.  A growing church is a mentoring church; how then do we become that church?

See you Sabbath,

Pastor Scott and Staff

News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 am and 11:15 am. This week Pastor Scott LeMert will present our Bible message entitled “Sharing Wisdom is an Act of Love.”

 Tomorrow, Sunday, 5:00 pm, Nominating Committee will meet in the Bridal Room.

Church Announcements

Millennial Matrix Survey 2. Thanks to everyone who filled out the fSurvey2irst survey for our Millennial Matrix Project. This week, we have one final survey for everyone to participate in.  Please take a few minutes to answer the questions found at www.SunnysideAdventist.org/survey2 or use the QR code with your smartphone. Thank you for contributing to a full and accurate picture of the Sunnyside family. 

Kids Check-in – Own a smartphone or tablet? Download the “My Church” App to access an up-to-date church directory. Plus, use your device to check your kids or grandkids into their Sabbath School classrooms. Public trials of the check in system begin on May 2. Be ready by downloading the app now at your device’s app store. 

Church Pictorial Directory – We are missing many pictures in our directory. In an effort to update and let everyone know who each other is, we are asking that you either submit a picture or snapshot to the office for scanning (the size doesn’t matter), upload it yourself to your details, or ask someone that has a smartphone to take your picture and send it to the office, info@SunnysideAdventist.org. This keeps our directory current and gives a face to your name! Thank you.

There are  two very interesting articles in this week’s Adventist Review Online. 1) “The Cost of Discipleship” an excellent overview of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer a German/Lutheran theologian. Bonhoeffer resisted taking the easy course of going along with Hitler’s Nazi Germany and paid the ultimate price – his life. 2) “Adventism Through Millennial’s Eyes”. Research from Andrews University about SDA young adults understanding of our fundamental beliefs and who is important to them as spiritual mentors. This reflects on Sunnyside’s own Millennial Matrix Project.
~submitted by Warren Rushold

Sunnyside Upcoming Events
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 23, 7:00 pm: Laura Whidden and Alison Brook Concert
May 30, 7:00 pm: Portland Adventist String Concert (Youth Orchestra)
June 13, 5:00 pm: Strawberry Festival
June 15-19,8:30 pm: Vacation Bible School

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org/news/

More than 100 Portland Adventist Academy students will be a part of PAA history this week as they travel with Linda Neel, PAA Music Teacher for 31 years, on her 44th and last music tour. Read the story and enjoy photos by clicking here!

PAA Alumni weekend will be May 2-3. The schedule is as follows:
Sabbath, May 2: 10:30 am: Church Service with Dr. Randal Wisbey. Class photos following church. Lunch provided.
3:00 pm Alumni concert featuring PAA’s band and choir.
4:30 pm Retirement party for Linda Neel.
Sunday, May 3, 10:00 am: Tea Party Benefit: Calling all women! Delicious food, tea, and conversation. Free, but must reserve a seat. Call 503-255-8372 or email tcouch@paasda.org.

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com
PAES Open House – We would like to invite all families to join us for our annual Open House and Book Fair on Thursday, April 30. Sulzle’s famous veggie burger dinner is being served from 5-6:30 pm for $5.00, root beer floats $1.00; the book fair will be open from 5-7:30 pm; classrooms will be open from 5:30-7 pm. Come hang out with friends and family, have some yummy food, buy some books, and see what the kids have been doing!!

Area Events

You’re invited! Visit a new website, www.Called2Pray.org, to join together in prayer with fellow Oregon Conference church members. Together we will pray for personal needs, local church needs and Oregon Conference needs. We will thank and praise God together. And we will ask for God’s special blessing on the Oregon Spanish and English Camp Meeting, July 16-25, 2015. Visit often for inspirational posts. Like us on Facebook too at occalled2pray.

YOU are Needed!
The 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 16-18) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 21-25). 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.

100 Days of Prayer for the 2015 General Conference Session will begin March 25 and continue through to the end of GC Session on July 11. Pray for the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to be fully experienced by our church members and leaders during GC Session. For more information view www.100daysofprayer.org.

April 19-May 5: Adventist Book Center’s Spring Sale. For all the details download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.
Event Location: Adventist Book Center.

April 25, 7:00 pm: The Asante Children’s Choir, made up of children from Uganda, Rwanda, & Burundi, will be performing “The Jericho Tour.” The Choir is dedicated to spreading love, hope, and joy while raising awareness for the desperate plight of orphans and other vulnerable children. Their colorful clothing, pounding drums, and sweet voices demonstrate their hope and dream for a brighter future. Their inspirational stories of resilience have instilled hope in the hearts of all those who have seen them perform. This is a free performance.
Event Location: Hood View Church.

April 26, 10 am-4 pm:  “Hands-On” Gardening Workshop. Calling all gardeners! Beginners or experienced, children welcome. Learn how to grow the most nutritious, healthful healing and tasty produce ever!  We will have classroom instruction and we will plant the garden and a fruit tree using methods given by the Pen of Inspiration over 100 years ago. Cost: $15/person or $25/family. Includes handouts. Bring your own brown bag lunch, garden rake and shovel. Instructors: Lynn Hoag, SunCountryGardens.com and Jon Frank, International Ag Labs (via DVD) For information call Marilyn Puccinelli at
360-609-1461.
Event Location: Vancouver Adventist Church.  

April 26, 1:00 pm: Adventist Health’s Women’s Works Fair. This free event features educational breakout sessions on women’s health topics, and includes door prizes, healthy food samples, and exhibitors with samples and information to help you find simple and beautiful ways to improve your life. The event is free but please let us know you are coming at AdventistHealth.org/NW.
Event Location: Adventist Medical Center.

April 26, 2:00 pm: Disc Golf Tournament. Big Lake Youth Camp is excited to invite you to our 1st Annual Spring Fling! This disc golf tournament is a family event and is for all ages The Spring Fling will feature a 20-hole, par-3 disc golf course, individual prizes and snacks. Big Lake’s rock wall will be out, so come prepared to do some climbing following the tournament! For more information, please visit http://biglake.org/blyc-spring-fling-2015/.
Event Location: Oregon Conference – Gladstone.

May 1-3: The 2015 Oregon Men’s Summit is presenting Elder C. A. Murray, a speaker and producer at 3ABN. For more info and to register, go to http://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/2015-men.
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp, east of Cottage Grove by beautiful Dorena Lake.

May 1-3: Weekend Family Camp. Family Challenge – Hope and healing for families. You can have a fun, peaceful and loving family! Join other families for the tools and support. For more information and registration: www.familychallengecamp.org.
Event Location: Tualatin Valley Academy.

May 2, 3:30 pm: Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus presents is 21st annual festival concert. For free tickets go to www.oamc.org or call 503-501-7161.
Event Location: Adventist Community Church, Vancouver.

May 3, 10 am-2 pm: Plant and Shrub Sale. Are you looking to spruce up the outside of your house and flower beds? We will be having a nursery stock plant and shrub sale. All nursery stock will be sold for wholesale price (2-3 times under retail value). All proceeds will benefit the Student Scholarship Fund at the school.
Event Location: Hood View Jr. Academy.

May 3, 4:00 pm: Silent Auction to benefit orphans and high risk kids.
Event Location: International Children’s Care (ICC).

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.

May 30, 6:00 pm: Spring Concert featuring Shannon and Janine Goodwin, Craig King, Carl Parker, and Tsikirai Family.
Event Location: Stone Tower Church.

June 12-13: Better Life Camp Meeting. Register early because our guest speaker this year is Doug Bachelor. There will be children’s and youth programs as well. We have rooms, RV spots and tent camping available as well as cafeteria meals from Friday evening through Sunday morning breakfast. You won’t want to miss this Spirit-filled Christ-centered weekend. For more information or to register go to www.betterlifetv.tv or email to kp@betterlifetv.tv.
Event Location: Milo Adventist Academy.

 

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April 18 Communiqué

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Hello Saints,

I am hearing great reports on the Sunnyside business meeting last night.  For obvious reasons, I was not there.  I must say that I am also most pleased with the election of the new pastoral search committee; this group should well represent the varied interests of Sunnyside and it is a team of dedicated people who do a good job at matching the collective vision of Sunnyside to the right team to coach the church in the chosen direction.  May God richly add His Holy Spirit to guide this group; give them your prayers in the coming months!

This Sabbath will be special in that Sunnyside’s own Bethani King, now director of music at Sacramento Adventist Academy will be at Sunnyside with her 93-student strong musically talented entourage.  They will start with a concert at the church Friday evening at 7:00, and will join us in both worship services Sabbath morning.  Much of the musical selections and groups will be different at each of the two worship services.  Bring guests!

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Erika Puni from the General Conference Stewardship Department.  Drs. Erika Puni and Larry Evans are here at the invitation of the Oregon Conference and Sunnyside will be hosting both the morning worship services and a five-part afternoon stewardship workshop intended for local church finance and stewardship committees.  However, anyone wishing to attend is welcome.  A dinner after second service will be provided for those attending this program.  We will have guests from other area churches.

Did you do your part in the Millennial Matrix survey?  It is easy; just go to www.SunnysideAdventist.org/survey1.  We need everyone’s participation.  Thanks!

See you Sabbath,

With you in Christ,

Pastor Scott

News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 am and 11:15 am. This week

Dr. Erika Puni, General Conference Stewardship Secretary, will present our Bible message entitled “A Matter of the Heart.”

 Welcome to Drs. Erika Puni and Larry Evans from the General Conference Stewardship Department presenting the 2015 Oregon Conference Stewardship Summit. They are focusing on wholistic stewardship and how to live our lives and share our blessings “All for God.” This summit will provide the foundation for the ministry of facilitating faithfulness in all things in the context of loving God and others. Ultimately, everything is stewardship and stewardship is everything! Come and hear more this afternoon starting at 2:00 pm. There will be a lunch provided immediately following the second service for those who stay for the afternoon session. The topics are:

  • Stewardship in a Changing World
  • All Grown Up and No Place To Go
  • An Expression of Faithfulness
  • Offering Our Best
  • Disappointed with God – The Gospel According to Judas

A special welcome to Sacramento Adventist Academy students and Bethani King, director, as they worship with us today. They presented us with a wonderful concert last evening and will present our ministry of music this morning. Welcome home Bethani!

 TomorrBaby Showerow, Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3:00 pm, you are invited to a party celebrating Isabeau, Chandra and Alin Dragulin’s daughter. She soon will be 10 months old, and wears size 12-months. We will be welcoming Isabeau in Sunnyside Church’s fellowship hall. Everyone is invited; gifts are welcome. For more information contact Darlene Manullang at 503-698-1364.

 Tomorrow, Sunday, 5:00 pm, Nominating Committee will meet in the Bridal Room.

Church Announcements

The Pastoral Placement Advisory Committee was chosen at the church business meeting last Wednesday. They will begin the search for our new pastors. Members are: Krissy Barber, Tom Davis, Dianne Glovatsky, Brian Gosney, Natalia Gramada, David Huckaby, Crystal Kielman, Ted Mackett, Arnold Petersen, Jim Robertson, Megan Snyder, Andre Wang, and Phyllis Woods.

 Millennial Matrix has a survey that we’re asking everyone to take. It gives usMM more information to help lead the church in the direction you want it to go. Please go to www.SunnysideAdventist.org/survey1, or read the QR code. It takes just a few minutes and will help us make educated decisions for your church. It is anonymous, so you have nothing to fear – we just need your input!

Sunnyside Upcoming Events
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 23, 7:00 pm: Laura and Alison Concert
May 30, 7:00 pm: Portland Adventist String Concert (Youth Orchestra)
June 13, 5:00 pm: Strawberry Festival
June 15-19,8:30 pm: Vacation Bible School

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org/news/
Thanks to modern technology, Portland Adventist Academy has been able to stay in touch with most of their missionary groups. Read the (nearly) day-by-day account of what’s happening in the Dominican Republic at an International Children’s Care orphanage:
http://paasda.org/news/dominican-republic-missionary-report/

PAA Alumni weekend will be May 2-3. The schedule is as follows:
Sabbath, May 2: 10:30 am: Church Service with Dr. Randal Wisbey. Class photos following church. Lunch provided.
3:00 pm Alumni concert featuring PAA’s band and choir.
4:30 pm Retirement party for Linda Neel.
Sunday, May 3, 10:00 am: Tea Party Benefit: Calling all women! Delicious food, tea, and conversation. Free, but must reserve a seat. Call 503-255-8372 or email tcouch@paasda.org.

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com
PAES Open House – We would like to invite all families to join us for our annual Open House and Book Fair on Thursday, April 30. Sulzle’s famous veggie burger dinner is being served from 5-6:30 pm for $5.00, root beer floats $1.00; the book fair will be open from 5-7:30 pm; classrooms will be open from 5:30-7 pm. Come hang out with friends and family, have some yummy food, buy some books, and see what the kids have been doing!!

Area Events

You’re invited! Visit a new website, www.Called2Pray.org, to join together in prayer with fellow Oregon Conference church members. Together we will pray for personal needs, local church needs and Oregon Conference needs. We will thank and praise God together. And we will ask for God’s special blessing on the Oregon Spanish and English Camp Meeting, July 16-25, 2015. Visit often for inspirational posts. Like us on Facebook too at occalled2pray.

YOU are Needed!
The 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 16-18) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 21-25). 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.

100 Days of Prayer for the 2015 General Conference Session will begin March 25 and continue through to the end of GC Session on July 11. Pray for the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to be fully experienced by our church members and leaders during GC Session. For more information view www.100daysofprayer.org

March 28-April 25, Sat. thru Tues eves, 7:00 pm: Lyle Albrecht will be presenting a series entitled “Prophetic Signs.” Lyle has degrees in communications, history and theology. He has studied Bible prophecy extensively, especially focusing on Daniel and Revelation, and has visited 55 countries, most recently returning from a tour of the Middle East where he observed firsthand the explosive situation there.
Event Location: Healing Hope Church.

April 20, 6:30 pm:  Cooking class featuring exciting breakfast ideas.
Event Location: Beaverton Church.

April 22, 6:00 pm, Mt Tabor Church
April 25, 7:00 pm, Hood View Church
The Asante Children’s Choir, made up of children from Uganda, Rwanda, & Burundi, will be performing “The Jericho Tour.” The Choir is dedicated to spreading love, hope, and joy while raising awareness for the desperate plight of orphans and other vulnerable children. Their colorful clothing, pounding drums, and sweet voices demonstrate their hope and dream for a brighter future. Their inspirational stories of resilience have instilled hope in the hearts of all those who have seen them perform. This is a free performance.

April 24-25: Native American Camp Meeting. The 2015 theme is “Cooperating With Our Creator.” Edward Dunn, First Nations, Canada and Monte Church, Native Ministries, NPUC, will be the speakers. There will be a Fun Run/Walk Friday afternoon with a meeting in the evening and a full day on Sabbath. Sabbath lunch is a potluck but all other meals (Friday through Sabbath supper) are provided. Bring a musical instrument and join in!
Event Location: Belknap Adventist Church, Harlem, Montana.

April 26, 10 am-4 pm:  “Hands-On” Gardening Workshop. Calling all gardeners! Beginners or experienced, children welcome. Learn how to grow the most nutritious, healthful healing and tasty produce ever!  We will have classroom instruction and we will plant the garden and a fruit tree using methods given by the Pen of Inspiration over 100 years ago. Cost: $15/person or $25/family. Includes handouts. Bring your own brown bag lunch, garden rake and shovel. Instructors: Lynn Hoag, SunCountryGardens.com and Jon Frank, International Ag Labs (via DVD) For information call Marilyn Puccinelli at 360-609-1461.
Event Location: Vancouver Adventist Church.  

May 1-3: The 2015 Oregon Men’s Summit is at Grove Christian Camp, east of Cottage Grove by beautiful Dorena Lake. Our speaker this year is Elder C.A. Murray, a speaker and producer at 3ABN. For more info and to register, go to http://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/2015-men.

May 1-3: Weekend Family Camp. Family Challenge – Hope and healing for families. You can have a fun, peaceful and loving family! Join other families for the tools and support. For more information and registration: www.familychallengecamp.org.
Event Location: Tualatin Valley Academy.

May 2, 3:30 pm: Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus presents is 21st annual festival concert. For free tickets go to www.oamc.org or call 503-501-7161.
Event Location: Adventist Community Church, Vancouver.

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.

June 12-13: Better Life Camp Meeting. Register early because our guest speaker this year is Doug Bachelor. There will be children’s and youth programs as well. We have rooms, RV spots and tent camping available as well as cafeteria meals from Friday evening through Sunday morning breakfast. You won’t want to miss this Spirit-filled Christ-centered weekend. For more information or to register go to www.betterlifetv.tv or email to kp@betterlifetv.tv.
Event Location: Milo Adventist Academy.

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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Special Communiqué

Concert tomorrow night!

We want you to be aware of the special concert we are having here at Sunnyside Church Friday night, April 17 at 7:00 pm.

Sacramento Adventist Academy 100-member band and choir, directed by Bethani King, will bring us a very special concert. Many of you know Bethani — she was involved in the music programs here at Sunnyside before she took the position at Sacramento Adventist Academy as Music Director.

This will be a concert you will not want to miss. Bring a friend!

Sunnyside Adventist Church is located at 10501 SE Market Street, Portland, Oregon 97216.

Sunnyside Pastoral Staff
http://www.sunnysideadventist.org
503-252-8080

 

 

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