August 29 Communiqué

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Greetings!

“Daddy, why is it called a reflector?” I heard the seven year-old voice call out from the back seat of the gold Toyota Sienna.

My mind scrambled to catch up with her inquiry as we wheeled down the road. “What do you mean?” Lucy went on to tell of the small red circles with lights in them along the edge of that rural street, asking again, “why are they called reflectors?”

We went on to talk about how reflectors were made to take the light from headlights, streetlights, or even the sun and send it back into the world for others to see. While they looked like lights, they actually reflected another light source. As Lucy’s mind came to understand this new idea, my mind turned another way.

In Matthew 5, Jesus tells us that we are the light of the world. We live in a world where many religious systems teach us of a deep intrinsic value, a light in one’s own soul that guides their way. But the beauty of our faith is that when we are called to be light, the call is to reflect the true Light of the world (John 8). The name of our church evokes the largest light source that gives life and light to our physical planet. May the people of Sunnyside reflect the Light of the world so effectively that, in comparison,  the light of the sun becomes dim. With clear eyes and clean hearts, may we see the beauty of our Savior and reflect it to those whom we meet.

I’m looking forward to our Sabbath services. We’ll have good music and diverse participation. And we’ll talk about fruit salad. May God bless and inspire each of us as we enter into Sabbath rest.

Blessings,

Pastor Jonathan

News & Notes
News
This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

News

Lead Pastor Selected! The Oregon Conference has announced that they have invited Pastor Jonathan Russell and his wife, Jaclyn, to serve as the next Lead Pastor of Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor Jonathan has served at Sunnyside for the past six years in various capacities and will assume the Lead Pastor role on October 3, 2015. The Conference and Sunnyside will continue the pastoral search for two additional associate pastors. Sunnyside solicits your prayers as they enter this transitional time.

We now have a bus! It will be put to good use here at Sunnyside. Pathfinders will have priority, and when it is not in use for them, we can use it for transportation to and from our church services. We are very excited about this new acquisition and its potential.

New Tile! By now, you will have noticed that we have new tile in the entry ways. This week it is being expanded in the North hallway near the kitchen. Sunnyside is definitely being “Renewed!”

This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 am and 11:15 am. This week Pastor Jonathan will present our Bible message titled “A Heavenly Fruit Salad.” 

Church Announcements

Next Sabbath, September 5, Dan Matthews will be speaking for our church services and Paul Richardson will be leading out in a General Sabbath School study. The 13th Annual Bobby McGhee and Friends Vespers will begin at 6:00 pm. Bring a friend for this outstanding presentation. Immediately following, there will be continued fellowship and pizza at Stark Street Pizza. The first $400 is prepaid! (Thank you Bobby!)

SenioMark Calendarrs, save the date: September 10, 11:30 am! Senior picnic in the fellowship hall.

Close out the Sabbath on September 12, 6:00 pm, by attending a vesper concert benefitting People to People Ministries’ Weekend Backpack Program. This special concert will be held here at Sunnyside, and will feature youth and young adults in music ministry including Allison Cheng, the 300 Watts String Trio, and others.  Invite your friends! 

Carpet pullers needed! If you can help pull carpet, Carl Haggerty would like your help. No experience needed — he will show you what to do. We just need volunteers. It would be helpful if you bring gloves, channel lock pliers, and a dust mask. Call Carl at
917-374-6453.

In Your Church Library:
For Adults/Teens: New book additions are No More Broken Strings by Jaime Jorge, the candid story of his early years; and True Believer by Alexander Bolotnikov, a man’s search for belief in one who deserved his loyalty.
For Primary/Junior: Read Treasure on Spyglass Hill by Paul Ricchiuti, the exciting story of two boys trying to solve a mystery; or The King’s Book by Louise Vernon, a gripping story of the mystery surrounding the King James Bible.
For Parents/Families: Read together the story of Lass by Roland Gebauer, the story of a sheepdog with spiritual applications; or watch together Baker’s Hawk, a coming of age story for the whole family.
For Preschool: New story DVDs now available are the Forever Stories by Carolyn Byers and My Bible Friends by Etta Degering.

A memorial service for Jack Just will be conducted this afternoon, August 29, 3:30 pm, at the Gladstone Park Church.

Housing Need: A family needs temporary housing while one of their family members receives treatment from OHSU. If you can help, please call the church office for further details 503-252-8080.

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

Fantastic Four! Strengthening our academics, Portland Adventist Academy introduces four gifted new teachers and several compelling new classes. Read more here: http://paasda.org/news/exciting-new-teachers-and-classes/.

Portland Adventist Academy Constituency Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7:00 pm, at the academy. Constituents please make note of this date.

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com

Area Events

One of the area churches is looking for “The Bible Stories,” the ten-volume set, to add to their library. If you have one to offer, please contact V.J. at 360-609-4905.

August 29,7:00 pm, Vespers Concert, “Behind Enemy Lines,” presented by a cross-generational worship team. They share many styles of music, but with one spirit. Come enjoy classics, gospel, celtic, acappella, and contemporary music.
Event Location: Hood View Church. 

September 12, 11:30 am:  Stephen Lundquist will be commissioned to the gospel ministry by the Oregon Conference. All are invited.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy’s Chapel.

September 13 – November 15, Financial Peace University. We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! FPU classes meet for around an hour and a half each week for nine weeks. Open to the community! Sign up on-line at www.DaveRamsey.com/fpu/classfinder.
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.  

September 14-20, Newstart Health and Wellness Seminar/Expo. Free healthy cooking school and health seminar. Topics covering how to improve your overall health and how to help with diabetes, heart disease, obesity, weight loss, and increase energy. Learn to lower your health care costs. Free Health Expo on September 20 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm, including health screenings, blood pressure reading, glucose reading, lung capacity, cardiac fitness, massage, food demos/samples, live music…and more!  Call 503-774-7290 for more information.
Event Location: Lents Church

September 24-27, 2015: Children’s Leadership Conference
Sabbath School, Adventurer, Children’s Church and VBS leaders, teachers and assistants: You give and give and give. You pour yourselves, your hearts and your energy into our children and now it is time for you to come apart and rest awhile at this event that we have prayed over and prepared just for you. At this conference we are praying that:

  • The Lord will pour out His Spirit on you
  • You will be refreshed, renewed, reinvigorated
  • You will know that God has called you to serve this generation of children
  • The presenters will share their passion for leading children to Jesus with you
  • You will learn concepts and practical ideas
  • You will grow a support network
  • You will be better trained and equipped for service

Please book soon!!!! The special hotel rates are only until August 31. Lodging arrangements can be made at the DoubleTree Hilton, in Portland, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, by going to: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/R/RLLC-DT-NPU-20150923/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG. Make sure to enter Personalized Group Code of “NPU” to get a special group rate before August 31st. (After that rooms will be much more expensive if they are available. Only 25 days left…) To register for the conference, log on to www.adventsource.org or
http://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=296
Event Location: Double Tree Hilton, Portland.

September 26, 9:45 am – 4:30 pm: Filipino rally with worship, fellowship, and food. Lunch will be potluck, so bring your favorite entrée, salad, or desert for 12. Bring your friends and appetites – both physical and spiritual. For more information call
Ardina Wang, 503-255-0075.

September 26-27: Seeking dental professionals who would be interested in providing medical evangelism services at the Lane Country Fair, serving along with the Light Bearers Ministry and the Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN). This event will be to relieve the suffering of 1,000 people. There will be pastors providing counseling and praying with the patients as well. We need both medical and dental professionals as well as other volunteers to help with setup and registration. To volunteer go to http://impactyourhealtheugene.org or contact Randy Meyer at 541-937-2786 or randy@caringhandsworldwide.org.
Event Location: Lane Country Fairgrounds.

October 9-11: Hillsboro Church 100th Anniversary Celebration:We invite you to join us for a Friday night vespers and a celebration Sabbath service followed by a fellowship meal. For more details contact 503-648-3922 or email hillsborosda@yahoo.com.
Event Location: Hillsboro Church.

October 29-November 1: Medical Evangelism Conference – CrossTraining:  Are you a physician or dentist interested in learning how to effectively share Christ with your patients? Then the AMEN conference is for you!  e will discuss how health professionals can be “CrossTrained” meeting not only their patients’ physical needs but their spiritual needs also. Together we will learn how to focus our attention, and the attention of our patients, on God’s heart of love as revealed in the Cross of Christ. Featured Speakers include: Pastors Steven Grabiner and Mark Finley; Physicians Peter Landless and Kelly Kinsley; Dentists Steve Chang and Ronald Hold; and many others. All physicians, dentists, healthcare professionals, and pastors are welcome. For more information please visit www.amensda.org or call 530-883-8061.

 

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Breaking News! – August 22, 2015

The Oregon Conference has announced that they have invited Pastor Jonathan Russell and his wife, Jaclyn, to serve as the next Lead Pastor of Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor Jonathan has served at Sunnyside for the past six years in various capacities and will assume the Lead Pastor role on October 3, 2015. The Conference and Sunnyside will continue the pastoral search for two additional associate pastors. Sunnyside solicits your prayers as they enter this transitional time.

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August 22 Communiqué

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Greetings Sunnyside!

I write as I just watched Carl Haggerty laying new carpet in the Prayer Room.  He has already given the room a new coat of paint this week.  On Sabbath, stop by and check out the new looks.  Sunday, September 13, at 9:00 a.m.,  is scheduled for an old-fashioned carpet-pulling party in preparation for the laying of the new hallway carpet going in that same week.  Things are looking up!

The Design Committee would like to encourage that we each continue our financial support of ReNew in that they can proceed only as fast as funds allow.  A redo of our four main restrooms is coming up but at the present, we are going to have to hold off until funding allows.  Thanks to each for their support in the wonderful progress we’ve seen so far this spring and summer.

On Sabbath we will conclude with the third in a series of three sermons from the last three books of the Old Testament.  This one from Malachi is entitled, “Bright Night, Long Night.”  In it we will examine how the “come out of Babylon” remnant, so quickly cooled in their faith and service to God.  We will look at how one can go from being a person with a burning passion faith, to a believer in name but not much in practice.

This is a VERY busy weekend at Sunnyside.  Do read-up on the announcements lest you miss something.  Don’t miss the Annual Sunnyside summer picnic and corn feed.  Fun starts at 3:30 and we’ll plan to eat at 4:30.  We will be putting up the tent canopies but do bring your comfortable chairs and sunscreen.

With love to all,

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 titled “Bright Night, Long Night.”

Encounters With God will meet this afternoon at 5:00 pm in the Youth Room and will feature Gloria Myers sharing “Why Me? Angel Blessings and Deliverances.”

The Romanians and Elders along with their families will share in a potluck this evening, 6:00, here at Sunnyside Church. We will have time to eat some amazing food, and develop strong friendships. If you are a Romanian or one of the Elders, please plan to join us.

Baby Shower! Lauren and Michael Gregory will soon be having a baby boy! To celebrate, there will be a baby shower and dessert recipe swap for them Sunday, August 23, 2:00 pm, in the Junior Room. Bring your favorite dessert (or fruit) with the recipe to share. They are registered at amazon.com and love Target gift cards. For more information contact Laura Pinto, 503-358-8942.

Our Annual Sunnyside Picnic featuring roasted corn on the cob, watermelon, anPicnicd a classic car show will be tomorrow, Sunday, August 23. Festivities will begin at 3:30 pm, and we will eat at 4:30 pm. Bring your favorite veggie hotdogs for grilling and picnic foods: salads, finger foods, casseroles, entrees, or desserts. You may want to bring some lawn chairs and if you have canopies for shade, bring those along. We will feature the “Classic Car Show.” If yoOld Caru have any old vehicles you would like to display, contact Lloyd Wescott at 503-252-0165.

 

Church Announcements

Lost and found! Please check the table in the North hallway for anything you may have left behind. After a couple of weeks, if anything is not claimed, it will be donated to PACS.

Interested in podcasting? We need someone to prepare our services in the podcast format. Please contact Pastor Jonathan if you would like to help.

Carpet pullers needed! If you can help pull carpet, Carl Haggerty would like your help. No experience needed — he will show you what to do. We just need volunteers. Call Carl at 917-374-6453.

Sunnyside is offering Joyful Noise music classes for kids birth to 5 and their parents/caregivers. Discover the joy of making music with your child – with Familysong, movement, and rhythm – in a fun, playful environment! Register for a free demo class: Thursday, August 27 from 10-10:45 am. Fall classes will be Thursday mornings September 3 to October 22. Cost: $60-$78/family per 4-week session. Ask about scholarships. For info/registration: contact Elise Hilde at 760-608-9844, or view  www.joyfulnoisefamily.com.

The 13th annual Bobby McGhee and Friends Vespers will be on September 5, 2015, 6:00 pm, at Sunnyside Adventist Church. The theme of the weekend is “Lucky 13th,” featuring guest speaker Dan Matthews, and Paul Richardson will present the general lesson study. There will be a fellowship potluck immediately following the second service. After vespers we will meet at Stark Street Pizza where the first $400 is prepaid for you. Plan now to attend this remarkable weekend and meet up with current and former friends.

Housing Need: There is a senior PAA student (female) from Cottage Grove who needs a host family for the upcoming school year. She attended PAA last year – please call the church office for more details: 503-252-8080.

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news

Fantastic Four! Strengthening our academics, Portland Adventist Academy introduces four gifted new teachers and several compelling new classes. Read more here: http://paasda.org/news/exciting-new-teachers-and-classes/.

Classic Car Show: Our 6th annual Car Show happens August 23 at 10:00 am. Here’s a link with all the information: http://paasda.org/news/our-6th-annual-car-show.

Portland Adventist Academy Constituency Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7:00 pm, at the academy. Constituents please make note of this date.

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com

Area Events

August 28-30, Singles retreat, featuring Bill Liversidge, with a theme of “Overcoming through Jesus: Embracing His Death and Receiving His Victorious Life” is sponsored by the McMinnville Adventist Singles. The cost is $130 and includes lodging and 5 meals. Register by email: geowcj@hotmail.com or call 503 720-5029. Further questions? Contact Call Caryl Tallon at nursetallon@gmail.com  or 503 864-4146.
Event Location: Camp Magruder in Rockaway Beach, Oregon.

August 29,7:00 pm, Vespers Concert, “Behind Enemy Lines,” presented by a cross-generational worship team. They share many styles of music, but with one spirit. Come enjoy classics, gospel, celtic, acappella, and contemporary music.
Event Location: Hood View Church. 

September 12, 11:30 am:  Stephen Lundquist will be commissioned to the gospel ministry by the Oregon Conference. All are invited.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy’s Chapel.

September 13 – November 15, Financial Peace University. We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! FPU classes meet for around an hour and a half each week for nine weeks. Open to the community! Sign up on-line at www.DaveRamsey.com/fpu/classfinder.
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.  

September 14-20, Newstart Health and Wellness Seminar/Expo. Free healthy cooking school and health seminar. Topics covering how to improve your overall health and how to help with diabetes, heart disease, obesity, weight loss, and increase energy. Learn to lower your health care costs. Free Health Expo on September 20 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm, including health screenings, blood pressure reading, glucose reading, lung capacity, cardiac fitness, massage, food demos/samples, live music…and more!  Call 503-774-7290 for more information.
Event Location: Lents Church

September 24-27, 2015: Children’s Leadership Conference
Sabbath School, Adventurer, Children’s Church and VBS leaders, teachers and assistants: You give and give and give. You pour yourselves, your hearts and your energy into our children and now it is time for you to come apart and rest awhile at this event that we have prayed over and prepared just for you. At this conference we are praying that:

  • The Lord will pour out His Spirit on you
  • You will be refreshed, renewed, reinvigorated
  • You will know that God has called you to serve this generation of children
  • The presenters will share their passion for leading children to Jesus with you
  • You will learn concepts and practical ideas
  • You will grow a support network
  • You will be better trained and equipped for service

Please book soon!!!! The special hotel rates are only until August 31. Lodging arrangements can be made at the DoubleTree Hilton, in Portland, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, by going to: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/R/RLLC-DT-NPU-20150923/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG. Make sure to enter Personalized Group Code of “NPU” to get a special group rate before August 31st. (After that rooms will be much more expensive if they are available. Only 25 days left…) To register for the conference, log on to www.adventsource.org or
http://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=296
Event Location: Double Tree Hilton, Portland.

September 26-27: Seeking dental professionals who would be interested in providing medical evangelism services at the Lane Country Fair, serving along with the Light Bearers Ministry and the Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN). This event will be to relieve the suffering of 1,000 people. There will be pastors providing counseling and praying with the patients as well. We need both medical and dental professionals as well as other volunteers to help with setup and registration. To volunteer go to http://impactyourhealtheugene.org or contact Randy Meyer at 541-937-2786 or randy@caringhandsworldwide.org.
Event Location: Lane Country Fairgrounds.

October 9-11 Hillsboro Church 100th Anniversary Celebration:We invite you to join us for a Friday night vespers and a celebration Sabbath service followed by a fellowship meal. For more details contact 503-648-3922 or email hillsborosda@yahoo.com.
Event Location: Hillsboro Church.

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August 15 Communiqué

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Greetings Members and Friends of Sunnyside!

Can you believe that we are already into the middle of August?  Last Sabbath was so August with lots of summer visitors and many usual faces on summer quests.  And speaking of summer, another big thanks is due to the many hands who have given so many hours to the grounds of Sunnyside and to the renovation progress going on in the inside.

New hallway carpet in September!!!  Can you believe the dream is coming true?  See this Communiqué for the timing of pulling out the old carpet.  With Sunnyside as busy as it is, it is interesting to reflect on how many events and feet the old carpet served.  We will not make it as famous as the old outgoing carpet at PDX.  We will just have a quiet and happy goodbye.  We’ll save the celebrating once the new is installed!  The new tile is really looking like it would like a new mate.

On Sabbath we will celebrate in our worship service with a study on the book of Zechariah and his heart-thumping vision of the coming of the Messiah, first and second advents.  He focused on more than the mere events, but on the personal Savior Messiah.  We will compare Zechariah’s timely message to our own 1888 reawakening into the experience of the Christ in us as our only hope for now and eternity.  We will also have a guest attendance of musicians Calvin Knipschild and his daughter DeAnne.  You have probably heard and seen DeAnne on LLBN, 3ABN, and Hope channels.

Please, scan the remaining announcements and plan to join us on 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 titled “All Cleaned Up.”

Encounters With God will meet this afternoon at 5:00 pm in the Youth Room and will feature Raymond Betz II sharing his “Encounters With God While in the Mission Fields.”

On Sunday, August 16, 3:00 pm, you are invited to a baby shower for Ragatu Sultessa and Tibsso Slesh whose baby girl will be born in September. Join us in the fellowship hall to welcome their baby.

Church Announcements

Lost and found! Please check the table in the South hallway for anything you may have left behind. After a couple of weeks, if anything is not claimed, it will be donated to PACS.

Interested in podcasting? We need someone to prepare our services in the podcast format. Please contact Pastor Jonathan if you would like to help.

Carpet pullers needed! If you can help pull carpet, Carl Haggerty would like your help. No experience needed — he will show you what to do. We just need volunteers Sunday, September 13. Call Carl at 917-374-6453.

 On August 22, 6:00 pm, there will be a fellowship potluck for the Romanians and Elders and their families. This will be a time of fellowship and getting closer acquainted!

Our Annual Sunnyside Picnic featuring roasted corn on the cob, watermelon, and a   classic car show will be Sunday, August 23, 3:30 pm. BPicnicring your favorite veggie hotdogs for grilling and picnic foods: salads, finger foods, casseroles, entrees, or desserts. You may want to bring some lawn chairs and if you have canopies for shade, bring those along. We will feature the “Classic Car Show.” If you have any old vehicles you would like to display, contact Lloyd Wescott at 503-252-0165.Old Car


Sunnyside is offering Joyful Noise music classes
for kids birth to 5 and their parents/caregivers. Discover the joy of making music with your child – with soKidsMusicng, movement, and rhythm – in a fun, playful sunenvironment! Register for a free demo class: Thursday, August 6 or Thursday, August 27 from 10-10:45 am. Fall classes will be Thursday mornings September 3 to October 22. Cost: $60-$78/family per 4-week session. Ask about scholarships. For info/registration: contact Elise Hilde at
760-608-9844, or view  www.joyfulnoisefamily.com.

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news
Portland Adventist Academy’s annual Service Day gave Advanced Placement Psychology students a peek into the realities of helping professions like social work and counseling. With Adventist Health, they spent the day helping a family with a hoarding disorder begin to put the pieces of their home back together. Read the full story here.

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com

Area Events

August 28-30, Singles retreat, featuring Bill Liversidge, with a theme of “Overcoming through Jesus: Embracing His Death and Receiving His Victorious Life” is sponsored by the McMinnville Adventist Singles. The cost is $130 and includes lodging and 5 meals. Register by email: geowcj@hotmail.com or call 503 720-5029. Further questions? Contact Call Caryl Tallon at nursetallon@gmail.com  or 503 864-4146.
Event Location: Camp Magruder in Rockaway Beach, Oregon.

August 29,7:00 pm, Vespers Concert, “Behind Enemy Lines,” presented by a cross-generational worship team. They share many styles of music, but with one spirit. Come enjoy classics, gospel, celtic, acappella, and contemporary music.
Event Location: Hood View Church. 

September 13 – November 15, Financial Peace University. We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! FPU classes meet for around an hour and a half each week for nine weeks. Open to the community! Sign up on-line at www.DaveRamsey.com/fpu/classfinder.
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.  

September 14-20, Newstart Health and Wellness Seminar/Expo. Free healthy cooking school and health seminar. Topics covering how to improve your overall health and how to help with diabetes, heart disease, obesity, weight loss, and increase energy. Learn to lower your health care costs. Free Health Expo on September 20 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm, including health screenings, blood pressure reading, glucose reading, lung capacity, cardiac fitness, massage, food demos/samples, live music…and more!  Call 503-774-7290 for more information.
Event Location: Lents Church

Sabbath School, Adventurer, Childrens Church and VBS leaders, teachers and assistants: Children’s Leadership Conference, September 24-27, 2015. You give and give and give. You pour yourselves, your hearts and your energy into our children and now it is time for you to come apart and rest awhile at this event that we have prayed over and prepared just for you. At this conference we are praying that:

  • The Lord will pour out His Spirit on you
  • You will be refreshed, renewed, reinvigorated
  • You will know that God has called you to serve this generation of children
  • The presenters will share their passion for leading children to Jesus with you
  • You will learn concepts and practical ideas
  • You will grow a support network
  • You will be better trained and equipped for service

Please book soon!!!! The special hotel rates are only until August 31. Lodging arrangements can be made at the DoubleTree Hilton, in Portland, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, by going to: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/R/RLLC-DT-NPU-20150923/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG. Make sure to enter Personalized Group Code of “NPU” to get a special group rate before August 31st. (After that rooms will be much more expensive if they are available. Only 25 days left…)

To register for the conference, log on to www.adventsource.orghttp://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=296

 

 

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August 8 Communiqué

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Sunnyside Community,

It feels like August in Portland is supposed to feel like!  And, it is wonderful!  I’m not ready for summer to be done, but normal sure feels good again.

Last Sabbath’s attendance at Sunnyside looked very August—lots of visitors and lots of members on vacations or outings.  And by the way, welcome to the many new people who have turned in membership requests recently to our Sunnyside church office.  We look forward to getting more acquainted and worshiping with you in the upcoming weeks, months, and years.  Thank you for choosing Sunnyside.

This coming Sabbath is going to be special to me in that since my surgery, this will be the first time that I have taken the pulpit for our worship time.  This will be the first of three sermons of which I have a deep heart-felt sense of urgency to share with you.  There are interesting parallels between our own Adventist Church and the return of the Jews after the Babylonian captivity.  For both groups, “Babylon is fallen, come out of her my people,” but only a remnant comes out, the Messiah is coming (did and will), and the ensuing next generations will go through many of the same issues and challenges.  The lessons are many and that will be the subject content of this series.

Each of the next three Sabbaths we will focus on one of the last three books of the Bible – Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.  Each is from that tumultuous period, each has a distinct message, and each comes with deep lessons for modern-day Adventists.  This Sabbath’s sermon is from Haggai and is titled, “From Stones to Glory.”

Please, do read the other announcements in the bulletin and newsletter; it might be summer, but Sunnyside never sleeps.

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 titled “From Stones to Glory.”

Deacons, Deaconess, and Executive Elders! Tomorrow at 11:00 am, there will be a potluck here at Sunnyside especially for you. Each of you, please mark this on your calendar and take time to enjoy a great time together.

Church Announcements

 

Encounters With God, August 15, 5:00 pm, in the Youth Room, will feature
Raymond Betz II sharing his “Encounters With God While in the Mission Fields.”

Carpet pullers needed! If you can help pull carpet, Carl Haggerty would like your help. No experience needed — he will show you what to do. We just need volunteers, Call Carl at 917-374-6453.

Our Annual Sunnyside Picnic featuring roasted corn on the cob, watermelon, and a   classic car show will be Sunday, August 23, 3:30 pm. BPicnicring your favorite veggie hotdogs for grilling and picnic foods: salads, finger foods, casseroles, entrees, or desserts. You may want to bring some lawn chairs and if you have canopies for shade, bring those along. We will feature the “Classic Car Show.” If you have any old vehicles you would like to display, contact Lloyd Wescott at 503-252-0165.Old Car

Sunnyside is offering Joyful Noise music classes for kids birth to 5 and their parents/caregivers. Discover the joy of making music with your child – with soKidsMusicng, movement, and rhythm – in a fun, playful environment! Register for a free demo class: Thursday, August 6 or Thursday, August 27 from 10-10:45 am. Fall classes will be Thursday mornings September 3 to October 22. Cost: $60-$78/family per 4-week session. Ask about scholarships. For info/registration: contact Elise Hilde at
760-608-9844, or view  www.joyfulnoisefamily.com.

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news
Portland Adventist Academy’s annual Service Day gave Advanced Placement Psychology students a peek into the realities of helping professions like social work and counseling. With Adventist Health, they spent the day helping a family with a hoarding disorder begin to put the pieces of their home back together. Read the full story here.

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com

Area Events

Sabbath School, Adventurer, Childrens Church and VBS leaders, teachers and assistants: 

You give and give and give. You pour yourselves, your hearts and your energy into our children and now it is time for you to come apart and rest awhile at this event that we have prayed over and prepared just for you. At this conference we are praying that:

  • The Lord will pour out His Spirit on you
  • You will be refreshed, renewed, reinvigorated
  • You will know that God has called you to serve this generation of children
  • The presenters will share their passion for leading children to Jesus with you
  • You will learn concepts and practical ideas
  • You will grow a support network
  • You will be better trained and equipped for service

Please book soon!!!! The special hotel rates are only until August 31. Lodging arrangements can be made at the DoubleTree by going to: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/R/RLLC-DT-NPU-20150923/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG. Make sure to enter Personalized Group Code of “NPU” to get a special group rate before August 31st. (After that rooms will be much more expensive if they are available. Only 25 days left…)

To register for the conference, log on to www.adventsource.orghttp://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=296

 

 

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August 1 Communiqué

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Sunnyside Family,

If you have not been inside of Sunnyside for a couple of weeks, you will be in for a surprise.  The new floor tile has been laid.  The north entry is finished and the west entry is being grouted as I write.  It should all be finished by the weekend.  It really looks great!!!  I affirm the Design Committee for their work in selecting this tile.  Some of us were worried that it might be slippery, but many who see it are commenting that it has just enough of a rough surface that slipping should not be a problem.

Next comes the carpeting in the hallways and some other parts of the church.  First, we need to pull up the old carpeting and that is slated for Sunday, August 16.  Carl Haggerty is heading up this project and is in need of volunteers.  He says that you need not have experience; this will be a work-study project with all of the instruction you will need.

Meanwhile, this Sabbath we welcome John Loor, Jr. from the North Pacific Union Conference to Sunnyside as our guest speaker.  Do remember that this is potluck Sabbath.  The kitchen crew always appreciates foods that don’t require cooking, especially on such hot days like we will have this weekend.

Our God is always faithful, even though we often fail.
He knows about our weakness, and that our bodies are frail.
But by His grace and mercy, in His hand we shall remain.
For strength can only come, in the power of Jesus name.
~ Kurt Hardy ~

See you Sabbath,

Come praise the Lord!

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 John Loor, Jr., executive secretary of North Pacific Union Conference, will present our Bible message titled “Facing Life with Confidence.” 

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

The family of Nadine Hansen wishes to thank all the deacons, deaconesses. and others involved with the recent memorial service. Special thank you to Lloyd and Lorrie Wescott and Dianne Glovatsky.

Jon Crosby’s family wants to extend a very heartfelt “thank you” for the love and support you expressed to us throughout this very difficult period. The kind words and hugs, cards and flowers, and other acts of service were so very much appreciated. We felt God’s presence, and the prayers of our wonderful Christian community and friends, lifting and carrying us daily. We believe Jon’s life will briefly pause and will then continue without end in an earth made new. Please continue remembering us in your prayers and we will do the same for you. Thank you and may God bless you.

Deacons, Deaconess, and Executive Elders! There will be a potluck here at Sunnyside on Sunday, August 9, 11:00 am, especially for you. Each of you, please mark this on your calendar and take time to enjoy a great time together.

Carpet pullers needed! If you can help pull carpet, Carl Haggerty would like your help. No experience needed — he will show you what to do. We just need volunteers for August 16. Call Carl at 917-374-6453.

Our Annual Sunnyside Picnic featuring roasted corn on the cob, watermelon, and a   classic car show will be Sunday, August 23, 3:30 pm. BPicnicring your favorite veggie hotdogs for grilling and picnic foods: salads, finger foods, casseroles, entrees, or desserts. You may want to bring some lawn chairs and if you have canopies for shade, bring those along. We will feature the “Classic Car Show.” If you have any old vehicles you would like to display, contact Lloyd Wescott at 503-252-0165.Old Car

Sunnyside is offering Joyful Noise music classes for kids birth to 5 and their parents/caregivers. Discover the joy of making music with your child – with soKidsMusicng, movement, and rhythm – in a fun, playful environment! Register for a free demo class: Thursday, August 6 or Thursday, August 27 from 10-10:45 am. Fall classes will be Thursday mornings September 3 to October 22. Cost: $60-$78/family per 4-week session. Ask about scholarships. For info/registration: contact Elise Hilde at
760-608-9844, or view  www.joyfulnoisefamily.com.

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news
PAA Advanced Placement Class Excels and Serves
We’re going to be helping a family tomorrow. But I want to prepare you. This will be hard…”Learn how PAA Advanced Placement Psychology Students excelled by experiencing ‘helping profession’ realities Read more here.

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com

Area Events

Please note, the 3ABN event scheduled for this coming weekend, July 31-August 1, has been CANCELED. Contact the Albany church if you have any questions.

August 2015: Did you know that hospice is also about living life? Make a difference. Adventist Hospice patients need your gift of a little time as a Volunteer! Good with tools, play an instrument, like to garden, or play cards? Does it feed you to make people feel better? Let us match you with a waiting need. Caregivers need breaks to “recharge” their energies to tend to their loved one. Hospice patients with no family, especially, are greatly moved by your presence. You will be treated as an employee of Adventist Hospice and held with the honor that you deserve. If you feel called, please contact the Adventist Health Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at (503) 251-6192 to learn more about the application process! Training to be offered in August. Date forthcoming.

August 3, 4: ASI Adventist-laymen’s Services & Industries presents “Your Best Pathway to Health Spokane.” They will provide free medical, dental, and eye care services to an estimated 3,000 patients this summer. This event will be held at the Spokane County fairgrounds on August 3 and 4 with set-up on August 2. Volunteers (500 – 1,000) are needed in all areas: dental, vision, medical, child care, food service, hospitality, chaplaincy, and more. Medical and dental professionals in all specialty areas are especially needed. You may register to volunteer at www.pathwaytohealthvolunteer.org.
Event Location: Spokane, Washington.

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July 18 Communiqué

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Dear Church Family,
I wish I could have been in San Antonio last Saturday night for the General Conference session’s parade of nations. It has become a tradition of sorts that every country represented at GC join in the parade of costume and color as we celebrate together the work of God throughout the history of Adventist faith.
I’ve only seen the pictures, but I can only imagine the moving of the Spirit of God in that place as God’s people reflect on the powerful and diverse work of God on this planet. While some may not be into the pomp and pageantry, the sight of so many people walking together in harmony is a sight that galvanizes us and inspires us to press forward as people of God to take the gospel to the world.
It celebrates the wonder that God’s word can reach into the hearts of millions of people with diverse backgrounds of every “tribe and tongue and people and nation.” It affirms the miracle of the power of God to change the lives of score of people as they give their lives to Him.
It’s that image that reminds me that even when I may get discouraged, even when the actions of my church may not make sense to me, even when a disagreement between people or an argument over direction takes place, even then: God has still called us to faith in a powerful gospel.
The story of Jesus and His sacrifice still convicts our hearts and calls us to make a difference both here in Portland and around the world.
I praise God that we are a part of a diverse community in which different people with different experiences and different perspectives can pursue the same God with similar faith.
I’m thankful that we even live and serve in a local church that represents such rich diversity. Because if the gospel has brought us together, then God has plans for us to bind together to take the gospel to this part of the world.
Thanks for being on the journey with Sunnyside.  May God bless and inspire you this Sabbath 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 Alden Weaver will present our Bible message titled “The Call Which Unites Us.”

Aristide Dorotfei passed away June 26. A memorial service will be conducted for him this afternoon at 5:00 here at Sunnyside.

Church Announcements

Robert and Martha Natiuk and family express our deepest gratitude to all of Sunnyside church members and friends for your expressions of sympathy, prayers and gifts.  You have grieved with us since the loss of our precious daughter, Juli-Ann Rose (Natiuk) Williams, on June 14, 2015. You have rejoiced with us in the hope and love that Jesus imparts to us, and the memories of our loved ones. The families of David and Aletha Natiuk and Jonathan and Julie Natiuk also join us in thanking you for your graciousness.  A second memorial service will be held during the White-Kubrock-Natiuk family reunion at Yountville SDA Church, Yountville CA, 6:00 pm July 18, 2015. We appreciate your prayers as we go through this difficult time.

Memorial service for Robert (Bob) Robinson will be held at 4:00 pm, August 15 at the Adventist Community Church of Vancouver, 9711 NE St. Johns Road, Vancouver, WA 98665. Bob served as a pastor, educator, and missionary. He is especially remembered as the catalyst for evangelism and building churches in India.

Camp Meeting is July 21-25 at Gladstone. Sunnyside Church will be having Adult Sabbath School and Church services here at the church on July 25. There will not be any services specifically for the children. If you feel like you don’t want to spend the day in the heat, or for some reason can’t make it to Gladstone, come and enjoy our services in the temperature-controlled church. Richard Fenn will be presenting the Bible message entitled The Touch of Love.

Gladstone Camp MCMeeting for children – together we will search for God’s amazing plan for the Universe and for us, – past, present and future! The awe begins as you step into God’s universe of wonder. July 25 Sabbath services are 9:30 am-12:15 pm, 3:00-5:00 pm, and 7:00-9:00 pm. For daily details for July 21-25 view the 2015 Gladstone Camp Meeting booklet.

2015 Gladstone Camp Meeting’s theme is “CallePicture3d to Love…Members in Ministry.” As  you can see this is not a finished thought because love is only possible as we experience God’s love first of all. And ministry without that component is missing both motivation and effectiveness. So join me in opening your heart to the beautiful and energizing reason for being “Called to Love….” – Jesus. The evening speaker Lee Venden is passionate about this topic. You will be blessed as he looks into the pictures of Jesus within the book of Revelation. Evening meetings begin at 7:00 pm.

The Adventist Book Center’s Camp Meeting Sale will be July 21 to August 2, 2015. Save $12-$25 off the case price on our food super specials. Many Bibles, books, cook books, and music are also on sale. Download the sale flyer at abcflyer.com.  After July’s Camp Meeting Sale, ABC flyers are going paperless! That means we need your email address to be sure you receive notice of every sale. Please take a minute to visit abcflyer.com and fill out the short form to share your address with us.

Nadine Hansen passed away June 20, 2015, following a massive stroke. A memorial service will be conducted for her here at Sunnyside Sunday, July 26, 2:00 pm.

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org/news
PAA Advanced Placement Class Excels and Serves
We’re going to be helping a family tomorrow. But I want to prepare you. This will be hard…”Learn how PAA Advanced Placement Psychology Students excelled by experiencing ‘helping profession’ realities Read more here.

Portland Adventist Elementary
www.paes.com

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.

July 23, 24, 2015: Camp Meeting Blood Drive: Reserve your appointment time now! You can reserve your blood donation appointment time for Thursday, July 23 or Friday, July 24 now! Choose appointments between 10:30 am – 4:30 pm either day. To schedule an appointment, go towww.redcrossblood.org. Sponsor code: SDAConference. Call 1-800 RED CROSS or contact Jeanie.Greisser@redcross.org or Jeanie at 503-866-2023 for assistance. For eligibility info call the Eligibility Hotline at 1-866-236-3276. If you are not eligible to donate, please consider helping as a recruiting, registration, or canteen volunteer July 21 -24th.

August 2015: Did you know that hospice is also about living life? Make a difference. Adventist Hospice patients need your gift of a little time as a Volunteer! Good with tools, play an instrument, like to garden, or play cards? Does it feed you to make people feel better? Let us match you with a waiting need. Caregivers need breaks to “recharge” their energies to tend to their loved one. Hospice patients with no family, especially, are greatly moved by your presence. You will be treated as an employee of Adventist Hospice and held with the honor that you deserve. If you feel called, please contact the Adventist Health Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at (503) 251-6192 to learn more about the application process! Training to be offered in August. Date forthcoming.

August 1: “Media on the Brain” with Scott Ritsema of Belt of Truth Ministries. Pre-registration special ends July 5. Registration is now open at: www.whipplecreekadventist.org. Contact Jon Beaty at 503-567-2777 for further information.
Event Location: Whipple Creek Church.

August 3, 4: ASI Adventist-laymen’s Services & Industries presents “Your Best Pathway to Health Spokane.” They will provide free medical, dental, and eye care services to an estimated 3,000 patients this summer. This event will be held at the Spokane County fairgrounds on August 3 and 4 with set-up on August 2. Volunteers (500 – 1,000) are needed in all areas: dental, vision, medical, child care, food service, hospitality, chaplaincy, and more. Medical and dental professionals in all specialty areas are especially needed. You may register to volunteer at www.pathwaytohealthvolunteer.org.
Event Location: Spokane, Washington.

Job Opportunity:
PIANIST NEEDED
His Praise Men’s Chorus is looking for a pianist to rehearse with them Monday evenings at Sunnyside Church and perform with them at two concerts on the third weekend of the month from September through May (excluding December). Interested persons should contact director Charlie Drury @ (503) 935-7995 orcharliedrury88@comcast.net.

 

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