November 16 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

Praise is an attitude that can change one’s outlook on life.  It’s been studied and confirmed that if, instead of complaining, a person allows uplifting words of praise and thanksgiving to come from their mouths, it can actually change one’s attitude toward a person or a situation. I read this study and I tried to put it to the test. With George.

Many years ago, when I was just getting started in the ministry, George became the stick in my spokes. He just didn’t seem to like anything about me. He was always negative, always grumpy and contrarian to any “new” idea. My MO was to come home after most meetings and gripe about George to my wife. I complained about him all the time. Not to others, but to my wife.

What struck me as odd was that the church kept voting George into office. He was an elder and served on several important committees for church life and growth.

It was sometime during this season of ministry that my senior pastor pulled me aside and challenged me. He acknowledged that George was a major pain in the neck, but he also said that because I was always offended by George, I wasn’t able to see how the Lord was using him in our church to bring about many good things. His challenge was, “Mark, each day, find five or six times to brag about George and his gifts to our church members and in your home. Don’t let any negative talk come out of your mouth about George. Do that for a month and see what happens.

Sure enough, George became my friend. I started admiring and volunteering to work alongside him for different projects. We even became friends.

Spoken praise is the best way to give thanks. What praises do you have to say out loud today? Don’t hold them in! Speak them into your life and watch your attitude and your relationships change!

Pastor Mark Witas

 

 

Send your “shout-outs” to info@SunnysideAdventist.org so we can include them in next week’s Communiqué. This is a place you can recognize someone for doing well, or going beyond expectations.

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

This Sabbath our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am with Pastor Juan Fresse presenting our Bible message “Attitude of Gratitude.”

Guest Potluck – We would like to invite our guests to get to know our church better over lunch in the Willamette room following our second service.

This afternoon, 3:30 pm, a memorial service for Harold Lang will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church.

Announcements

November 23 we are bringing back an old Sunnyside tradition. As you know, Sunnyside Pathfinders and Adventurers are doing a food drive to collect non-perishable foods for their annual Thanksgiving baskets. Bring nonperishable food items whenever you like and place them on the table in the Narthex. However, on Sabbath, November 23, make sure to bring your nonperishable food items into the second church service. We will be taking them to the front during the service where we will dedicate and pray over them before they are put into food baskets and distributed in our community on November 24. Cash donations may be put in a tithe envelope and marked “Family Resource Network.” If you know of someone that needs food, contact the office, 503-252-8080.

Please take note: During the month of December, we will have only one Worship Service on Sabbath starting at 11:15 am. Bible study classes will begin at 10:00 am.

Wednesday, December 11, 7:00 pm, the King’s Brass will present a concert here at Sunnyside Church. The King’s Brass features three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion, and keyboards. These instruments blend together to create a time of innovative worship that will be enjoyed by all generations. “Their concerts are superb in every way, innovative, and well played. Truly, an unforgettable experience!”

A special International program is being planned for Sabbath, February 8. We want to feature all the nationalities represented in our Sunnyside Church. If your country wasn’t represented last year, please contact Rosie at the church office with your country of birth or the country you identify with so we can include it this year. Call 503-252-8080 or info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488

The Family Resource Network thanks you for your donations. They still need two twin beds and a couch. Please contact Marie Pierre at 503-998-3754 if you can help.

Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, December 11, 7:00 pm The King’s Brass Concert
Friday
, December 13, 7:00 pm Portland Adventist Academy Christmas Concert
    Sabbath, December 14, 11:15 am Children’s Christmas Program / Worship Service
    Sunday, December 15, 4:00 pm   Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra
    Thursday, December 19, 7:00 pm Christmas Musical for the Community
Friday, December 20, 7:00
pm  Family Christmas Musical
    Sabbath, December 21, 11:15 am Christmas Musical / Worship Service
Sabbath, December 21, 4:00 pm Evensong: Robert Schmidt and Jim Robertson Wednesday, December 25 Merry Christmas!

 

Life at Sunnyside

Emmalyn and Calvin Schneider

Sunnyside Brass, directed by John Carter

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary Schoolhttp://www.paes.com: Check out our new website! And our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/PAESPanthers/ or use the QR code.

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

PAA Open House – November 20, 6:30 pm
Portland Adventist Academy invites families looking for a Christian high school to an Open House on November 20, at 6:30 pm, with the chance to win a month of free tuition and free registration fees. Families looking for a high school experience grounded in Christ-centered and character-driven values should plan to come! Freely explore classrooms and talk with teachers about how meaningful learning happens in their classes. Come with questions about spiritual life activities, Advanced Placement courses, mobile learning, and scholarships. Learn more at https://paasda.org/news/paa-open-house/.

PAA Substitutes Needed
Portland Adventist Academy is in need of substitute teachers. If you have a relatively flexible schedule, would like to make a few extra dollars, and would enjoy interacting with students, please contact Shawna Irvine to find out more: sirvine@paasda.org or 503.255.8372.
Bus Drivers Wanted
Portland Adventist Academy is looking for volunteer bus drivers. If you have a CDL and would consider driving for special events please contact Steve McFeters: smcfeters@paasda.org. Volunteers will also have to pass a background check. Do that through Shawna Irvine: sirvine@paasda.org.
PAA’s Moms in Prayer
Portland Adventist Academy is blessed to have a group of moms who meet and pray weekly for students, teachers, and staff. You’re invited to join! They meet at PAA on Monday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30. Contact Linda Mackett for more information: lindam6515@aol.com.

Area Events and Announcements

November 23, 7:00 pm: Celebration of Thanksgiving
Sponsored by Adventist Health the Celebration of Thanksgiving, featuring Matt Maher, will be held at New Hope Community Church. Free admission with your ticket, a nonperishable food item and a pair of new socks for our community. Doors open at 6:00 pm. For further information Adventist Health.org/Portland/Thanksgiving.

The church office has just received a limited supply of tickets. Stop by and get your tickets before their gone! You may also contact the Hospital for tickets.

November 25, 6:30-8:30 pm: Joy Through the Holidays.
Join us for Joy through the Holidays at Adventist Health Portland. An evening to remember and honor your loved ones who have died. The event will include speakers who have been touched by loss, live music, tree of hope ornament hanging, special gift to help with holiday grief, and light refreshments Reserve by calling 503-251-6105 or visiting the classes and events page at adventisthealth.org/portland.
Event Location: Hospital lower level, Education Centers A & B.

December 2019: Africa Mission Trip – Rwanda with Impact Hope.
Travel to Rwanda and empower young refugee students! You can make a difference in the life of a refugee youth simply by teaching basic but useful life skills that will help them build a better life for themselves and their families. December training program at Rwankeri Adventist School in Rwanda. All Impact Hope students from five schools in Rwanda will be gathered here to learn technical skills such as English training, Gardening, sewing, health/hygiene, bookkeeping: personal finance & budgeting, art/music, masonry, advanced computer skills or maintenance. We are looking for individuals or groups who can assist in these areas and more! Medical volunteers needed for the local clinic: doctors, RN’s, NP’s, PA, OB, and optometrists. Game park safari Included! *There will also be lots of time for singing, playing games, playing soccer, and much more. Accommodations: Housing is brand new, basic but clean. Terrain consists of some hills; must be able to walk everywhere and navigate uneven surfaces. Tentative schedule, goals, costs and trip preparation information can be found at https://www.impact-hope.org/mission-trips/. For questions, email Liz at liz@impact-hope.org. Join us! Can’t go but want to help? Go to impact-hope.org to help sponsor a student – make a life-changing difference!

PACS NEWS: (Portland Adventist Community Service)

Now is the time to volunteer at PACS – We will be honest. We could use a few more volunteers! Join our community of service and volunteer at PACS even once a week for 4 hours! If you or someone you know would like to give the gift of service as a thrift store cashier, driver/rider, help in our food pantry or any other volunteer positions, please call Kellie Stephens at, 503-252-8500 ext 1120 or kellie.stephens@pacsonline.org.
Below are some of the more urgent volunteer positions that are needed.
*Truck Driver – no special drivers license required but drivers must have experience driving larger vehicles
*Truck Rider – co-pilot with the driver, helping load and unload trucks at various grocery stores
*Cashiering – run cash register and occasionally help straighten and tidy the store
*Donations receiving – help receive, sort and organize dropped off donations

HOUSING AVAILABLE
Room available in a shared 3-bedroom, 2-bath house in Gresham. Room is available now. For more information, contact the church office at 502-252-8080.

HOUSING NEEDED
A Canadian student is moving to Portland to attend Western Seminary. She would like to deepen relationships in the SDA community here and is looking for a place to live from January-September with a church member. To give deeply as a student as well as save money, she is hoping to live with an elderly woman who could use help to cook, clean, do yard work, as well as keep an eye out at night – in place of paying rent; however, she is able to supplement as needed. Ideally, she would like to find a place near the school at Mount Tabor. Character references available upon request. If you can share your home, please contact the office at 503-252-8080 or info@SunnysideAdventist.org

 

 

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November 9 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

 Belonging and Unity

There are many times when in our human relationships, we experience distance, disharmony, and lack of unity. We find this in work teams, family, congregation, and even nation. It is all too real.

Shirley and I have over the past month watched how in one way a special event can be the opportunity to remedy this, to some extent, at least.

While visiting South Africa, the Rugby World Cup was being contested by various national teams, hosted in Japan. We were aware of our home country’s significant deterioration in relationships: political disruption, racial tension, systemic corruption, and serious violence showed with growing alarm.

Two Sundays ago we watched, to everyone’s surprised delight, South Africa’s Rugby team, the Springboks, win the semifinal game of the tournament. And then, WOW, last weekend they beat England in the final to win the World Cup!

This week we have been watching a nation regain its pride, and for at least a while, a sense of being one nation! You see, rugby has traditionally been a white person’s game. Last weekend this winning team was captained by Siya Kolisi, a black. The point-kicking fly half was white. The two winning tries (real touchdowns in this game) were achieved by a black and a person of mixed racial background.

The whole country swells with pride, from every fractured quarter. My Facebook is inundated with posts about what this win means for South Africa.

There are many lessons I find in this experience that could apply to our various groups seeking to be unified. Leadership lessons about how coach and captain strategized this for a long time. Lessons about celebrating across dividing lines. Lessons that Jesus has been trying to teach the Church for a long, long time…

Pastor Dave Allen

 

 

Send your “shout-outs” to info@SunnysideAdventist.org so we can include them in next week’s Communiqué. This is a place you can recognize someone for doing well, or going beyond expectations.

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

This Sabbath our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am with Pastor Mark Witas presenting our Bible message on “The Life and Times of Daniel,” Daniel 9.

Guest Potluck – We would like to invite our guests to get to know our church better over lunch. The Henry, Brower, Colton Sabbath School Classes will be hosting today’s lunch in the Willamette room following our second service.

This afternoon at 3:30 pm, the Walla Walla University nursing students will have their dedication here at Sunnyside Church. Everyone is invited to join in this very special celebration.

 A reminder for those who have made a reservation for Sunday, November 10, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm,  “Autoimmune Disease Recovery” and “Eating to Heal the Leaky Gut Syndrome” presented by Dr Joyce Choe, as well as a demonstration of recipes by Mercy Ballard, RN, from their new cookbook, “The Autoimmune Plant-Based Cookbook.” Lunch will be served using these recipes. Donations will be accepted to defray expenses. For further information call the church office, 503-252-8080.

Tomorrow, Sunday, November 10, 3:30 pm, there will be a memorial service for Clyde Nelson here at Sunnyside Church. He passed away Tuesday, October 15.

Sunday, November 10, 6:00 pm, John Bradshaw from It Is Written will be here to launch the Literature Ministry Outreach in conjunction with Portland Adventist Medical Center. Modeled after the program at Loma Linda University Church, Sunnyside Church will work in conjunction with the Adventist Medical Center to place brochure racks in all hospital lobbies and waiting rooms. These racks will offer It Is Written Bible Studies with reply cards along with other booklets like Steps to Christ to all visitors. You are needed to help stock the racks, locate other opportunities for racks and respond to the cards requesting Bible studies. Join John Bradshaw for an inspirational message, learn how the program works from Gary Carpenter and Curt Dolinsky from Loma Linda University Church. This is a great way to reach out to the community and find people interested in Bible Studies.

Announcements

Please pray for the family and friends of:

Harold Lang who passed away September 6. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church on November 16, 3:30 pm.

Carol Ledford who passed away September 9. A memorial service for her will be conducted Sunday, November 10, 2:30-5:30 pm, at Lake Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St., Lake Oswego. The family has requested no flowers. All are welcome. You may register your attendance at http://evite.me/AgEJEJJZPG.


November 23 we are bringing back an old Sunnyside tradition. As you know, Sunnyside Pathfinders and Adventurers are doing a food drive to collect non-perishable foods for their annual Thanksgiving baskets. Bring nonperishable food items whenever you like and place them on the table in the Narthex. However, on Sabbath, November 23, make sure to bring your nonperishable food items into the second church service. We will be taking them to the front during the service where we will dedicate and pray over them before they are put into food baskets and distributed in our community on November 24. Cash donations may be put in a tithe envelope and marked “Family Resource Network.” If you know of someone that needs food, contact the office, 503-252-8080.

Wednesday, December 11, 7:00 pm, the King’s Brass will present a concert here at Sunnyside Church. The King’s Brass features three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion, and keyboards. These instruments blend together to create a time of innovative worship that will be enjoyed by all generations. “Their concerts are superb in every way, innovative, and well played. Truly, an unforgettable experience!”

A special International program is being planned for Sabbath, February 8. We want to feature all the nationalities represented in our Sunnyside Church. If your country wasn’t represented last year, please contact Rosie at the church office with your country of birth or the country you identify with so we can include it this year. Call 503-252-8080 or info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488

The Family Resource Network has exciting news! There is another family of nine from Africa that we have the privilege of helping. They need everything for setting up a household as well as clothes for the family, especially warm jackets – size medium and small, shoes – for wearing at work and at school – sizes 9.5, 9, 8.5, 8, and smaller. And clothing – for ages 10 through 24.  If you have something you can donate please contact Marie Pierre at 503-998-3754.

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary Schoolhttp://www.paes.com: Check out our new website! And our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/PAESPanthers/ or use the QR code.

Veteran’s Day at PAES—Monday, November 11, 8-10 am.
PAES would like to invite all veterans in our PAES community to attend a special ceremony on November 11th. Our community includes immediate and extended family and friends of our students, and also members of our constituent churches. If you are a veteran or know of a veteran who might be able to join us November 11th, please send them here to this link! https://forms.gle/SkVkR6JZ5hWi9PgZ9.

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

PAA Student Scholarships
You’re warmly invited to a Winter in the Woods auction to support Portland Adventist Academy Student Scholarships. The PAASS auction happens November 10 at 4:30 pm and will feature a silent and live auction, live entertainment, a dinner buffet, and the ever-popular dessert-dash game. Sponsorships are always appreciated as is your attendance! Find out more at www.paasda.org
Help the Auction:
https://paasda.org/news/five-ways-you-can-help-paass-students/Ticket and Table Sponsorship Information:
https://paasda.org/news/paa-student-scholarship-auction-winter-in-the-woods/
PAA Substitutes Needed
Portland Adventist Academy is in need of substitute teachers. If you have a relatively flexible schedule, would like to make a few extra dollars, and would enjoy interacting with students, please contact Shawna Irvine to find out more: sirvine@paasda.org or 503.255.8372.
Bus Drivers Wanted
Portland Adventist Academy is looking for volunteer bus drivers. If you have a CDL and would consider driving for special events please contact Steve McFeters: smcfeters@paasda.org. Volunteers will also have to pass a background check. Do that through Shawna Irvine: sirvine@paasda.org.
PAA’s Moms in Prayer
Portland Adventist Academy is blessed to have a group of moms who meet and pray weekly for students, teachers, and staff. You’re invited to join! They meet at PAA on Monday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30. Contact Linda Mackett for more information: lindam6515@aol.com.

Rivergate Adventist Elementary welcomes you to join us in the school gym at
10:00 am, Monday, November 11, for our Veterans’ Day program as we honor those who have served and those who continue to serve. The school is located at 1505 Rivergate School Road in Gladstone, Oregon. For information please phone 503-656-0544 or email office@rgsda.org.

The Adventure of Art – Rivergate Adventist Elementary invites you to join us for an Art Gallery Evening on November 14, from 6:30-7:30 pm. Artwork from all grades will be on display in Building C. We will also have student musical artists performing a selection of piano pieces as you browse through our gallery. The school is located at
1505 Rivergate School Road in Gladstone, OR. For information or questions, please phone 505-656-0544 or email: office@rgsda.org.

Area Events and Announcements

November 8-16, 7:00 pm: Love Reality Tour – Wave 2.
Jonathan Leonardo and the Love Reality Tour team are returning to Pleasant Valley Church, November 8-16! The Love Reality Tour is a week-long live series, committed to proclaiming the good gospel of freedom and the certainty we have in God’s love for us. Pleasant Valley Church is excited to share this journey with all those who long to live in that fullness. RSVP now on Facebook to this amazing free series. Each night, we will be serving a complimentary soup supper starting at 6:15 PM with our speaker starting promptly at 7:00 PM. We will also be offering a program for kids and free childcare for infants and toddlers during the series. Have any questions? Email: office@pvclife.com.

About the speaker: Jonathan Leonardo has been speaking to audiences for over 15 years. But for too much of that time, he was sharing theological truths while still feeling lost and crippled by sin. A few years ago he had a radical encounter with God through the Holy Spirit, received the gospel of Jesus, and his life has never been the same! Jonathan now shares the good news of the Father’s love wherever he can. Its message of living with boldness and confidence because we know that we are loved! It’s no longer just theology; it’s life and truth!

November 25, 6:30-8:30 pm: Joy Through the Holidays.
Join us for Joy through the Holidays at Adventist Health Portland. An evening to remember and honor your loved ones who have died. The event will include speakers who have been touched by loss, live music, tree of hope ornament hanging, special gift to help with holiday grief, and light refreshments Reserve by calling 503-251-6105 or visiting the classes and events page at adventisthealth.org/portland.
Event Location: Hospital lower level, Education Centers A & B.

December 2019: Africa Mission Trip – Rwanda with Impact Hope.
Travel to Rwanda and empower young refugee students! You can make a difference in the life of a refugee youth simply by teaching basic but useful life skills that will help them build a better life for themselves and their families. December training program at Rwankeri Adventist School in Rwanda. All Impact Hope students from five schools in Rwanda will be gathered here to learn technical skills such as English training, Gardening, sewing, health/hygiene, bookkeeping: personal finance & budgeting, art/music, masonry, advanced computer skills or maintenance. We are looking for individuals or groups who can assist in these areas and more! Medical volunteers needed for the local clinic: doctors, RN’s, NP’s, PA, OB, and optometrists. Game park safari Included! *There will also be lots of time for singing, playing games, playing soccer, and much more. Accommodations: Housing is brand new, basic but clean. Terrain consists of some hills; must be able to walk everywhere and navigate uneven surfaces. Tentative schedule, goals, costs and trip preparation information can be found at https://www.impact-hope.org/mission-trips/. For questions, email Liz at liz@impact-hope.org. Join us! Can’t go but want to help? Go to impact-hope.org to help sponsor a student – make a life-changing difference!

PACS NEWS: (Portland Adventist Community Service)

PACS Dinner & Auction Numbers –Thank you all for your support in this year’s Dinner & Auction. We are pleased to announce that $84,000 was raised to help our community! This is because of you! Thank you very much! Blessings to you all!

Now is the time to volunteer at PACS – We will be honest. We could use a few more volunteers! Join our community of service and volunteer at PACS even once a week for 4 hours! If you or someone you know would like to give the gift of service as a thrift store cashier, driver/rider, help in our food pantry or any other volunteer positions, please call Kellie Stephens at, 503-252-8500 ext 1120 or kellie.stephens@pacsonline.org.
Below are some of the more urgent volunteer positions that are needed.
*Truck Driver – no special drivers license required but drivers must have experience driving larger vehicles
*Truck Rider – co-pilot with the driver, helping load and unload trucks at various grocery stores
*Cashiering – run cash register and occasionally help straighten and tidy the store
*Donations receiving – help receive, sort and organize dropped off donations

 

 

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November 2 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

In last week’s sermon, we discovered that the Heavenly Sanctuary was polluted by the dragon and the empires behind the dragon. The powers of this world united with religion to drag God’s good name through the mud. They trashed the sanctuary. There was mourning in heaven and by Daniel and a longing for the Sanctuary to be cleaned up, for God’s name to be vindicated.

We discovered that God’s plan for this was to raise up a group of people, a church, if you will, that would tell the world the truth about God, in word and action, following the example of how Jesus did this very thing while He was on earth. Jesus “explained the Father” John 1:18. It’s our privilege to partner with Jesus in explaining the Father to a world in desperate need of Love. We do this by word and by action when we hide ourselves in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Let’s let our little lights shine, so the world can know Love. Let’s help clean that sanctuary.

Pastor Mark Witas

 

 

Send your “shout-outs” to info@SunnysideAdventist.org so we can include them in next week’s Communiqué. This is a place you can recognize someone for doing well, or going beyond expectations.

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

First Friday, held at Adventist Health Portland Medical Center, will be November 1, 7:15 pm. This is a time of music and spiritual fellowship together. November’s First Friday will feature music by the RoC Praise Band and the PAA Gospel Choir live in concert. Soup and salad are served at 5:30 pm on a first-come, first-served basis, but you must register. Registration link: https://bit.ly/2TcSjad.

This Sabbath our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am with Pastor Mark Witas presenting our Bible message on “The Life and Times of Daniel,” Daniel 8.

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.

Tomorrow, Sunday, November 3, 3:00 pm, The Oregon Sinfonietta will present a concert here at Sunnyside Adventist Church. This is another phenomenal music presentation you will not want to miss.

 

Announcements

Please pray for the family and friends of:

Clyde Nelson who passed away Tuesday, October 15. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church on November 10, 3:30 pm.

Harold Lang who passed away September 6. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church on November 16, 3:30 pm.

Carol Ledford who passed away September 9. A memorial service for her will be conducted Sunday, November 10, 2:30-5:30 pm, at Lake Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St., Lake Oswego. The family has requested no flowers. All are welcome. You may register your attendance at http://evite.me/AgEJEJJZPG.

MEMORIAL SERVICES

Caryn Pooley (Boyd) Memorial Service – A memorial gathering for Portland native Caryn Pooley (Boyd) will be held at Gladstone Park SDA Church on Saturday, November 2nd from 6-8 pm. Caryn passed away on June 20 in Walla Walla, Washington at the age of 41, from breast cancer.

Violet Evelyn Edwards Memorial Service –  Violet Evelyn Edwards passed away peacefully at Portland Adventist Hospital on August 29, following a sudden illness. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends who read the Bible, sang songs she loved, and prayed for her comfort in Jesus. Please join Violet’s family in celebrating her life at the Pleasant Valley SDA Church, on Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 pm.

Bruce Wickward Memorial Service – Bruce Wickward was a longtime Portland area resident and Korean War veteran. There will be a memorial service for him Saturday, November 2, 4:00 pm, at Pleasant Valley Church. He passed away October 24. Light refreshments will follow.

Next Sabbath, November 9, 3:30 pm, the Walla Walla University nursing students will have their dedication here at Sunnyside Church. Everyone is invited to join in this very special celebration.

Sunday, November 10, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm,  “Autoimmune Disease Recovery” and “Eating to Heal the Leaky Gut Syndrome” will be presented by Dr. Joyce Choe. Mercy Ballard, RN, will demonstrate recipes for lunch from their new cookbook “The Autoimmune Plant-Based Cookbook.” Please make a reservation by filling out the flyer included in the bulletin and turn it in as you leave the sanctuary. This is essential so that we may plan for lunch. This is a free event, but donations will be accepted to defray expenses.

Sunday, November 10, 6:00 pm, John Bradshaw from It Is Written will be here to launch the Literature Ministry Outreach in conjunction with Portland Adventist Medical Center. Modeled after the program at Loma Linda University Church, Sunnyside Church will work in conjunction with the Adventist Medical Center to place brochure racks in all hospital lobbies and waiting rooms. These racks will offer It Is Written Bible Studies with reply cards along with other booklets like Steps to Christ to all visitors. You are needed to help stock the racks, locate other opportunities for racks and respond to the cards requesting Bible studies. Join John Bradshaw for an inspirational message, learn how the program works from Gary Carpenter and Curt Dolinsky from Loma Linda University Church. This is a great way to reach out to the community and find people interested in Bible Studies.

Wednesday, December 11, 7:00 pm, the King’s Brass will present a concert here at Sunnyside Church. The King’s Brass features three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion, and keyboards. These instruments blend together to create a time of innovative worship that will be enjoyed by all generations. “Their concerts are superb in every way, innovative, and well played. Truly, an unforgettable experience!”

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488

The Family Resource Network has exciting news! There is another family of nine from Africa that we have the privilege of helping. They need everything for setting up a household as well as clothes for the family, especially warm jackets – size medium and small, shoes – for wearing at work and at school – sizes 9.5, 9, 8.5, 8, and smaller. And clothing – for ages 10 through 24.  If you have something you can donate please contact Marie Pierre at 503-998-3754.

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary Schoolhttp://www.paes.com: Check out our new website! And our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/PAESPanthers/ or use the QR code.

Veteran’s Day at PAES—Monday, November 11, 8-10 am.
PAES would like to invite all veterans in our PAES community to attend a special ceremony on November 11th. Our community includes immediate and extended family and friends of our students, and also members of our constituent churches. If you are a veteran or know of a veteran who might be able to join us November 11th, please send them here to this link! https://forms.gle/SkVkR6JZ5hWi9PgZ9.

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

PAA was invited to join a local Town Hall meeting with the Mayor and we just got confirmation yesterday. It happens November 5, 6-8:00 pm at the nearby Church of the Nazarene. We’d like to extend the word/invitation to our area churches and schools. Many of your people live in Portland or do business throughout Portland. Safety and livability are a concern not just for Portland residents but for all those who surround the city. Please share this invitation with those who may be able and willing to attend: https://paasda.org/news/town-hall-meeting-about-our-safety-with-portland-mayor-november-5/

PAA Student Scholarships
You’re warmly invited to a Winter in the Woods auction to support Portland Adventist Academy Student Scholarships. The PAASS auction happens November 10 at 4:30 pm and will feature a silent and live auction, live entertainment, a dinner buffet, and the ever-popular dessert-dash game. Sponsorships are always appreciated as is your attendance! Find out more at www.paasda.org
Help the Auction:
https://paasda.org/news/five-ways-you-can-help-paass-students/Ticket and Table Sponsorship Information:
https://paasda.org/news/paa-student-scholarship-auction-winter-in-the-woods/
PAA Substitutes Needed
Portland Adventist Academy is in need of substitute teachers. If you have a relatively flexible schedule, would like to make a few extra dollars, and would enjoy interacting with students, please contact Shawna Irvine to find out more: sirvine@paasda.org or 503.255.8372.
Bus Drivers Wanted
Portland Adventist Academy is looking for volunteer bus drivers. If you have a CDL and would consider driving for special events please contact Steve McFeters: smcfeters@paasda.org. Volunteers will also have to pass a background check. Do that through Shawna Irvine: sirvine@paasda.org.
PAA’s Moms in Prayer
Portland Adventist Academy is blessed to have a group of moms who meet and pray weekly for students, teachers, and staff. You’re invited to join! They meet at PAA on Monday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30. Contact Linda Mackett for more information: lindam6515@aol.com.

Rivergate Adventist Elementary welcomes you to join us in the school gym at
10:00 am, Monday, November 11, for our Veterans’ Day program as we honor those who have served and those who continue to serve. The school is located at 1505 Rivergate School Road in Gladstone, Oregon. For information please phone 503-656-0544 or email office@rgsda.org.

The Adventure of Art – Rivergate Adventist Elementary invites you to join us for an Art Gallery Evening on November 14, from 6:30-7:30 pm. Artwork from all grades will be on display in Building C. We will also have student musical artists performing a selection of piano pieces as you browse through our gallery. The school is located at
1505 Rivergate School Road in Gladstone, OR. For information or questions, please phone 505-656-0544 or email: office@rgsda.org.

Area Events and Announcements

The Adventist Book Center’s Fall Case Food & Book Sale at Gladstone will be October 13 – November. 3.  Many of our cases have significant discounts.  Many Bibles, Cookbooks and other books are also on sale.  There will be samples of vegetarian food October 13.  Download our sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.

November 1-3 Oregon Conference Singles Weekend will be held in Lincoln City. The Lincoln City SDA Church, 2335 NE 22nd Ave., will serve as home base and can accommodate up to 40 guests.  Please call to reserve your spot. RV spaces are available.  Bring your own bedding and towels. $35 covers six meals and two nights’ lodging or $25 covers Sabbath meals only. To register: Call Kathleen Mason at 541-992-4396. She will assist with your registration, payment options, and any questions. Those attending Sabbath only and planning to join in the group meals must also register. The registration deadline is October 30, 2019.

November 8-16, 7:00 pm: Love Reality Tour – Wave 2.
Jonathan Leonardo and the Love Reality Tour team are returning to Pleasant Valley Church, November 8-16! The Love Reality Tour is a week-long live series, committed to proclaiming the good gospel of freedom and the certainty we have in God’s love for us. Pleasant Valley Church is excited to share this journey with all those who long to live in that fullness. RSVP now on Facebook to this amazing free series. Each night, we will be serving a complimentary soup supper starting at 6:15 PM with our speaker starting promptly at 7:00 PM. We will also be offering a program for kids and free childcare for infants and toddlers during the series. Have any questions? Email: office@pvclife.com.

About the speaker: Jonathan Leonardo has been speaking to audiences for over 15 years. But for too much of that time, he was sharing theological truths while still feeling lost and crippled by sin. A few years ago he had a radical encounter with God through the Holy Spirit, received the gospel of Jesus, and his life has never been the same! Jonathan now shares the good news of the Father’s love wherever he can. Its message of living with boldness and confidence because we know that we are loved! It’s no longer just theology; it’s life and truth!

November 25, 6:30-8:30 pm: Joy Through the Holidays.
Join us for Joy through the Holidays at Adventist Health Portland. An evening to remember and honor your loved ones who have died. The event will include speakers who have been touched by loss, live music, tree of hope ornament hanging, special gift to help with holiday grief, and light refreshments Reserve by calling 503-251-6105 or visiting the classes and events page at adventisthealth.org/portland.
Event Location: Hospital lower level, Education Centers A & B.

December 2019: Africa Mission Trip – Rwanda with Impact Hope.
Travel to Rwanda and empower young refugee students! You can make a difference in the life of a refugee youth simply by teaching basic but useful life skills that will help them build a better life for themselves and their families. December training program at Rwankeri Adventist School in Rwanda. All Impact Hope students from five schools in Rwanda will be gathered here to learn technical skills such as English training, Gardening, sewing, health/hygiene, bookkeeping: personal finance & budgeting, art/music, masonry, advanced computer skills or maintenance. We are looking for individuals or groups who can assist in these areas and more! Medical volunteers needed for the local clinic: doctors, RN’s, NP’s, PA, OB, and optometrists. Game park safari Included! *There will also be lots of time for singing, playing games, playing soccer, and much more. Accommodations: Housing is brand new, basic but clean. Terrain consists of some hills; must be able to walk everywhere and navigate uneven surfaces. Tentative schedule, goals, costs and trip preparation information can be found at https://www.impact-hope.org/mission-trips/. For questions, email Liz at liz@impact-hope.org. Join us! Can’t go but want to help? Go to impact-hope.org to help sponsor a student – make a life-changing difference!

PACS NEWS: (Portland Adventist Community Service)

PACS Dinner & Auction Numbers –Thank you all for your support in this year’s Dinner & Auction. We are pleased to announce that $84,000 was raised to help our community! This is because of you! Thank you very much! Blessings to you all!

Now is the time to volunteer at PACS – We will be honest. We could use a few more volunteers! Join our community of service and volunteer at PACS even once a week for 4 hours! If you or someone you know would like to give the gift of service as a thrift store cashier, driver/rider, help in our food pantry or any other volunteer positions, please call Kellie Stephens at, 503-252-8500 ext 1120 or kellie.stephens@pacsonline.org.
Below are some of the more urgent volunteer positions that are needed.
*Truck Driver – no special drivers license required but drivers must have experience driving larger vehicles
*Truck Rider – co-pilot with the driver, helping load and unload trucks at various grocery stores
*Cashiering – run cash register and occasionally help straighten and tidy the store
*Donations receiving – help receive, sort and organize dropped off donations

 

 

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October 26 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

 It was interesting to see all the kids and the excitement on their faces at the Fall Festival put on at Cherry Park Elementary School. There was a small group of dedicated individuals from Sunnyside who

went over there and helped to man some activities and games for those kids. There was not a high expectation about the numbers of kids who would want to play the games and be involved. They were simple and inexpensive games and activities. We simply wanted to provide an opportunity for entertainment to a school population where a large percentage of the kids qualify for and receive free lunch (which means they live below the poverty line).

Cherry Park asked us to set up the games in their gym. It seemed really empty with the few tables that Sunnyside was able to set up and man. It would have been great if we could have gotten more volunteers so that we could fill their gym with free games the kids could enjoy. The school told us they would direct kids our way. At first, there were just a few kids that trickled into the gym at Cherry Park. After a few more minutes, the line began to increase and grow. Before we knew it, the area was packed with kids who wanted to play the games and especially win one of the small inexpensive prizes that Sunnyside children’s ministry provided. They would get the prize and show it off to their friends and parents. They were so proud of that small prize that they wanted everyone to know about it.

As I saw their excitement at the trinkets and games they choose as their prizes, it made me think of my excitement level at receiving the greatest gift or prize of all. The Bible tells us, “the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23, NLT). The reason that God gave us this gift was because of the love that He felt for us. “For this is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16, NLT). These kids were getting so excited about small things and it made me question my level of excitement of receiving such a great gift from God. How do I react to this gift? How do we react to this gift? Do we want to show it off to our friends? Do we want everyone to know about it? This is one area where I believe Jesus’ words telling us that we must change and become like little children apply. Let’s get excited about the gift we have been given in Jesus. So excited, that we run out to show off and share that gift with all our friends, families and neighbors.

Blessings to you and yours

Pastor Juan Fresse

 

 

Send your “shout-outs” to info@SunnysideAdventist.org so we can include them in next week’s Communiqué. This is a place you can recognize someone for doing well, or going beyond expectations.

A special shout out to our deacons, audio, and video teams for the extra effort all of you put in this past weekend for the services and programs that took place here at Sunnyside. Thank you, teams! You are so appreciated!

Shout out to all the support from our members for the Cherry Park Elementary School Fair. The kids loved what we had to offer and thoroughly enjoyed it. We played some of the same games we had at the fun night here at Sunnyside.

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

This Sabbath our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am with Pastor Mark Witas presenting our Bible message on “The Life and Times of Daniel,” Daniel 7.

Guest Potluck – If you are new to Sunnyside, visiting from out of town, we would like to invite you to get to know our church better over lunch. The Gingrich and Geschke Sabbath School classes will be hosting lunch in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the second worship service.

Tomorrow, Sunday, October 27, 10:00 am, there will be a baby shower for Christine and Kirk Betz here at Sunnyside Church in the Fellowship Hall. They are registered at Target and Amazon.com. All are welcome to join in on the fun!

Announcements

Please pray for the family and friends of:

Clyde Nelson who passed away Tuesday, October 15. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church on November 10, 3:30 pm.

Harold Lang who passed away September 6. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church on November 16, 3:30 pm.

Carol Ledford who passed away September 12. A memorial service for her will be conducted at Lake Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St., Lake Oswego. The family has requested no flowers. All are welcome. You may register your attendance at http://evite.me/AgEJEJJZPG.

MEMORIAL SERVICES

Richard Beck Memorial Service – A memorial service for Richard Beck will be held at the Rockwood Adventist Church, 1910 SE 182nd Avenue, Portland, on October 26 at 3:00 pm. All who knew him are invited to come.

Caryn Pooley (Boyd) Memorial Service – A memorial gathering for Portland native Caryn Pooley (Boyd) will be held at Gladstone Park SDA Church on Saturday, November 2nd from 6-8 pm. Caryn passed away on June 20 in Walla Walla, Washington at the age of 41, from breast cancer.

Violet Evelyn Edwards Memorial Service –  Violet Evelyn Edwards passed away peacefully at Portland Adventist Hospital on August 29, following a sudden illness. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends who read the Bible, sang songs she loved, and prayed for her comfort in Jesus. Please join Violet’s family in celebrating her life at the Pleasant Valley SDA Church, on Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 pm.

First Friday, held at Adventist Health Portland Medical Center will be November 1, 7:15 pm. This is a time of music and spiritual fellowship together. November’s First Friday will feature music by the RoC Praise Band and the PAA Gospel Choir live in concert. Soup and salad are served at 5:30 pm on a first-come, first-served basis, but you must register. Registration link: https://bit.ly/2TcSjad

Sunday, November 3, 3:00 pm, The Oregon Sinfonietta will present a concert here at Sunnyside Adventist Church. This is another phenomenal music presentation you will not want to miss.

Sunday, November 10, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm,  “Autoimmune Disease Recovery” and “Eating to Heal the Leaky Gut Syndrome” will be presented by Dr. Joyce Choe. Mercy Ballard, RN, will demonstrate recipes for lunch from their new cookbook “The Autoimmune Plant-Based Cookbook.” Please make a reservation by filling out the flyer included in the bulletin and give turn it in as you leave the sanctuary. This is essential so that we can plan for lunch. This is a free event, but donations will be accepted to defray expenses.

Wednesday, December 11, 7:00 pm, the King’s Brass will present a concert here at Sunnyside Church. The King’s Brass features three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion, and keyboards. These instruments blend together to create a time of innovative worship that will be enjoyed by all generations. “Their concerts are superb in every way, innovative, and well played. Truly, an unforgettable experience!”

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488

The Family Resource Network has exciting news! There is another family of nine from Africa that we have the privilege of helping. They need everything for setting up a household as well as clothes for the family. If you have something you can donate please contact Marie Pierre at  503-998-3754.

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary School

http://www.paes.com: Check out our new website! And our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/PAESPanthers/ or use the QR code.

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

PAA Student Scholarships
You’re warmly invited to a Winter in the Woods auction to support Portland Adventist Academy Student Scholarships. The PAASS auction happens November 10 at 4:30 pm and will feature a silent and live auction, live entertainment, a dinner buffet, and the ever-popular dessert-dash game. Sponsorships are always appreciated as is your attendance! Find out more at www.paasda.org
Help the Auction:
https://paasda.org/news/five-ways-you-can-help-paass-students/Ticket and Table Sponsorship Information:
https://paasda.org/news/paa-student-scholarship-auction-winter-in-the-woods/
PAA Substitutes Needed
Portland Adventist Academy is in need of substitute teachers. If you have a relatively flexible schedule, would like to make a few extra dollars, and would enjoy interacting with students, please contact Shawna Irvine to find out more: sirvine@paasda.org or 503.255.8372.
Bus Drivers Wanted
Portland Adventist Academy is looking for volunteer bus drivers. If you have a CDL and would consider driving for special events please contact Steve McFeters: smcfeters@paasda.org. Volunteers will also have to pass a background check. Do that through Shawna Irvine: sirvine@paasda.org.
PAA’s Moms in Prayer
Portland Adventist Academy is blessed to have a group of moms who meet and pray weekly for students, teachers, and staff. You’re invited to join! They meet at PAA on Monday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30. Contact Linda Mackett for more information: lindam6515@aol.com.

Rivergate Adventist Elementary welcomes you to join us in the school gym at
10:00 am, Monday, November 11, for our Veterans’ Day program as we honor those who have served and those who continue to serve. The school is located at 1505 Rivergate School Road in Gladstone, Oregon. For information please phone 503-656-0544 or email office@rgsda.org.

The Adventure of Art – Rivergate Adventist Elementary invites you to join us for an Art Gallery Evening on November 14, from 6:30-7:30 pm. Artwork from all grades will be on display in Building C. We will also have student musical artists performing a selection of piano pieces as you browse through our gallery. The school is located at
1505 Rivergate School Road in Gladstone, OR. For information or questions, please phone 505-656-0544 or email: office@rgsda.org.

Area Events and Announcements

The Adventist Book Center’s Fall Case Food & Book Sale at Gladstone will be October 13 – November. 3.  Many of our cases have significant discounts.  Many Bibles, Cookbooks and other books are also on sale.  There will be samples of vegetarian food October 13.  Download our sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.

November 1-3 Oregon Conference Singles Weekend will be held in Lincoln City. The Lincoln City SDA Church, 2335 NE 22nd Ave., will serve as home base and can accommodate up to 40 guests.  Please call to reserve your spot. RV spaces are available.  Bring your own bedding and towels. $35 covers six meals and two nights’ lodging or $25 covers Sabbath meals only. To register: Call Kathleen Mason at 541-992-4396. She will assist with your registration, payment options, and any questions. Those attending Sabbath only and planning to join in the group meals must also register. The registration deadline is October 30, 2019.

December 2019: Africa Mission Trip – Rwanda with Impact Hope.
Travel to Rwanda and empower young refugee students! You can make a difference in the life of a refugee youth simply by teaching basic but useful life skills that will help them build a better life for themselves and their families. December training program at Rwankeri Adventist School in Rwanda. All Impact Hope students from five schools in Rwanda will be gathered here to learn technical skills such as English training, Gardening, sewing, health/hygiene, bookkeeping: personal finance & budgeting, art/music, masonry, advanced computer skills or maintenance. We are looking for individuals or groups who can assist in these areas and more! Medical volunteers needed for the local clinic: doctors, RN’s, NP’s, PA, OB, and optometrists. Game park safari Included! *There will also be lots of time for singing, playing games, playing soccer, and much more. Accommodations: Housing is brand new, basic but clean. Terrain consists of some hills; must be able to walk everywhere and navigate uneven surfaces. Tentative schedule, goals, costs and trip preparation information can be found at https://www.impact-hope.org/mission-trips/. For questions, email Liz at liz@impact-hope.org. Join us! Can’t go but want to help? Go to impact-hope.org to help sponsor a student – make a life-changing difference!

PACS NEWS: (Portland Adventist Community Service)

PACS Dinner & Auction Numbers –Thank you all for your support in this year’s Dinner & Auction. We are pleased to announce that $84,000 was raised to help our community! This is because of you! Thank you very much! Blessings to you all!

Now is the time to volunteer at PACS – We will be honest. We could use a few more volunteers! Join our community of service and volunteer at PACS even once a week for 4 hours! If you or someone you know would like to give the gift of service as a thrift store cashier, driver/rider, help in our food pantry or any other volunteer positions, please call Kellie Stephens at, 503-252-8500 ext 1120 or kellie.stephens@pacsonline.org.
Below are some of the more urgent volunteer positions that are needed.
*Truck Driver – no special drivers license required but drivers must have experience driving larger vehicles
*Truck Rider – co-pilot with the driver, helping load and unload trucks at various grocery stores
*Cashiering – run cash register and occasionally help straighten and tidy the store
*Donations receiving – help receive, sort and organize dropped off donations

HOUSING AVAILABLE
Room available in a shared 3-bedroom, 2-bath house in Gresham. The room is available around October 6. For more information, contact the church office a 502-252-8080.

 

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October 19 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

 Resolve. Conviction. Integrity.
These are rare but worthy character traits that all of us should be seeking to develop. As I look around our world and our church, I fear that all these traits are taking second place to money, power, and greed.

In Daniel 6 we are again reminded of what a steadfast life rooted deep in godly conviction can look like. The usual suspects aim to take Daniel down and he doesn’t shrink from his convictions. Each day he turns toward Jerusalem, where he still hopes the presence of Shekinah can be found, and he prays. He prays for himself, his country and countrymen and yes, I’m sure he even prayed for his captors. Daniel knew that his worship regime would likely find him in the lion’s den, but that didn’t deter him.

Daniel, of course, is a Christ figure in the Bible. He is publicly executed for standing up against the government and the religious powers that be and thrown into a grave to be torn apart by the roaring lion, who only seeks to steal, kill, and destroy. And like Jesus, Daniel comes out victorious from the grave to the glory of his Father.

 Pastor Mark Witas

 

 

Send your “shout-outs” to info@SunnysideAdventist.org so we can include them in next week’s Communiqué. This is a place you can recognize someone for doing well, or going beyond expectations.

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

This weekend, October 18 & 19, Gerald Winslow, Ph.D., will be here at Sunnyside Church for a three-part series entitled “Ethical Guidance from the Voice of Prophecy.” He is the director of Loma Linda University’s Center for Christian Bioethics, Professor of Religion, and founding director of LLU’s Institute for Health Policy and Leadership. His topics and times are as follows:

Friday, 7:30 pm: “Fairness” (Based on the first virtue in Micah 6:8)
2nd Service Sabbath Sermon: “More than Fair” (Based on the second virtue of Micah 6:8)
Sabbath, 3:00 pm: “Walking with the Lord” (Based on the third virtue in Micah 6:8) Immediately following there will be a question and answer time.

Our Sabbath Worship services are at 8:45 with Pastor Mark Witas presenting the Bible message on Daniel 6, “The Life and Times of Daniel,” and at 11:15 am. with Dr. Gerald Winslow presenting the Bible message “More Than Fair.”

Guest Potluck – If you are new to Sunnyside, visiting from out of town, or planning to attend the afternoon seminar with Dr. Gerald Winslow, we would like to invite you to get to know our church better over lunch.  It will be held in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the second worship service.

Tomorrow, Sunday, October 20, 4:00 pm: Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra will present a concert here at Sunnyside Church.

Announcements

Please pray for the family and friends of:

Clyde Nelson who passed away Tuesday, October 15. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church on November 10, 3:30 pm.

Harold Lang who passed away September 6. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church on November 16, 3:30 pm.

MEMORIAL SERVICES

Terry Zull Memorial Service – We would like to invite you to attend Pastor Terry Zull’s memorial service on Sabbath, October 19, 4:00 pm, at the Beaverton Adventist Church. Please come join us to honor and celebrate his amazing life and to collectively grieve. A reception will follow.

Richard Beck Memorial Service – A memorial service for Richard Beck will be held at the Rockwood Adventist Church, 1910 SE 182nd Avenue, Portland, on October 26 at 3:00 pm. All who knew him are invited to come.

Caryn Pooley (Boyd) Memorial Service – A memorial gathering for Portland native Caryn Pooley (Boyd) will be held at Gladstone Park SDA Church on Saturday, November 2nd from 6-8 pm. Caryn passed away on June 20 in Walla Walla, Washington at the age of 41, from breast cancer.

Violet Evelyn Edwards Memorial Service –  Violet Evelyn Edwards passed away peacefully at Portland Adventist Hospital on August 29, following a sudden illness. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends who read the Bible, sang songs she loved, and prayed for her comfort in Jesus. Please join Violet’s family in celebrating her life at the Pleasant Valley SDA Church, on Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 pm.

Oregon Conference is presenting a Church Safety Training specifically designed for church leaders, tomorrow, October 20, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Our church leaders include all of our volunteers. There is a flyer on the Narthex table where you can read more information.

October 22, 6:00 pm, Cherry Park Elementary School will have their Fall Festival. They have invited us to join them for this fun event. In fact, we will be having some booths on display. If you can help, please contact Jackee Duvall — and the rest of you please come and join in to represent Sunnyside Adventist Church.

Tuesday, October 22, 7:00 pm: Portland Adventist Academy will hold a Constituency meeting at the academy. Constituency members: Thank you for attending.

Wednesday, December 11, 7:00 pm, the King’s Brass will present a concert here at Sunnyside Church. The King’s Brass features three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion, and keyboards. These instruments blend together to create a time of innovative worship that will be enjoyed by all generations. “Their concerts are superb in every way, innovative, and well played. Truly, an unforgettable experience!”

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488

The Family Resource Network has exciting news! There is another family of nine from Africa that we have the privilege of helping. They need everything for setting up a household as well as clothes for the family. If you have something you can donate please contact Marie Pierre at  503-998-3754.

Life at Sunnyside

Dane Petersen

Gustavo Farfan and daughter

Tracey Kreuger / Kids Focus

Pastor Kara and “Chad”

Pastor Kara Johnsson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary School

http://www.paes.com: Check out our new website! And our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/PAESPanthers/ or use the QR code.

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

October 22, 7:00 pm: PAA Constituency Meeting. Delegates, please take note! “This is to notify the constituency of Portland Adventist Academy that a Constituency Meeting is scheduled for October 22, 2019, 7:00 pm, at the academy.”

PAA Student Scholarships
You’re warmly invited to a Winter in the Woods auction to support Portland Adventist Academy Student Scholarships. The PAASS auction happens November 10 at 4:30 pm and will feature a silent and live auction, live entertainment, a dinner buffet, and the ever-popular dessert-dash game. Sponsorships are always appreciated as is your attendance! Find out more at www.paasda.org
Help the Auction:
https://paasda.org/news/five-ways-you-can-help-paass-students/Ticket and Table Sponsorship Information:
https://paasda.org/news/paa-student-scholarship-auction-winter-in-the-woods/

PAA Substitutes Needed
Portland Adventist Academy is in need of substitute teachers. If you have a relatively flexible schedule, would like to make a few extra dollars, and would enjoy interacting with students, please contact Shawna Irvine to find out more: sirvine@paasda.org or 503.255.8372.
Bus Drivers Wanted
Portland Adventist Academy is looking for volunteer bus drivers. If you have a CDL and would consider driving for special events please contact Steve McFeters: smcfeters@paasda.org. Volunteers will also have to pass a background check. Do that through Shawna Irvine: sirvine@paasda.org.
PAA’s Moms in Prayer
Portland Adventist Academy is blessed to have a group of moms who meet and pray weekly for students, teachers, and staff. You’re invited to join! They meet at PAA on Monday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30. Contact Linda Mackett for more information: lindam6515@aol.com.

Walla Walla University
How to Pay for College—Online Webinar
Walla Walla University will host a free online webinar for prospective students and their parents titled How to Pay for College on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. This 40-minute presentation will be led by experts from WWU Student Financial Services, and Marketing and Enrollment Services. After the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity

Area Events and Announcements

The Adventist Book Center’s Fall Case Food & Book Sale at Gladstone will be October 13 – November. 3.  Many of our cases have significant discounts.  Many Bibles, Cookbooks and other books are also on sale.  There will be samples of vegetarian food October 13.  Download our sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.

December 2019: Africa Mission Trip – Rwanda with Impact Hope.
Travel to Rwanda and empower young refugee students! You can make a difference in the life of a refugee youth simply by teaching basic but useful life skills that will help them build a better life for themselves and their families. December training program at Rwankeri Adventist School in Rwanda. All Impact Hope students from five schools in Rwanda will be gathered here to learn technical skills such as English training, Gardening, sewing, health/hygiene, bookkeeping: personal finance & budgeting, art/music, masonry, advanced computer skills or maintenance. We are looking for individuals or groups who can assist in these areas and more! Medical volunteers needed for the local clinic: doctors, RN’s, NP’s, PA, OB, and optometrists. Game park safari Included! *There will also be lots of time for singing, playing games, playing soccer, and much more. Accommodations: Housing is brand new, basic but clean. Terrain consists of some hills; must be able to walk everywhere and navigate uneven surfaces. Tentative schedule, goals, costs and trip preparation information can be found at https://www.impact-hope.org/mission-trips/. For questions, email Liz at liz@impact-hope.org. Join us! Can’t go but want to help? Go to impact-hope.org to help sponsor a student – make a life-changing difference!

PACS NEWS: (Portland Adventist Community Service)
Now is the time to volunteer at PACS – We will be honest. We could use a few more volunteers! Join our community of service and volunteer at PACS even once a week for 4 hours! If you or someone you know would like to give the gift of service as a thrift store cashier, driver/rider, help in our food pantry or any other volunteer positions, please call Kellie Stephens at, 503-252-8500 ext 1120 or kellie.stephens@pacsonline.org.
Below are some of the more urgent volunteer positions that are needed.
*Truck Driver – no special drivers license required but drivers must have experience driving larger vehicles
*Truck Rider – co-pilot with the driver, helping load and unload trucks at various grocery stores
*Cashiering – run cash register and occasionally help straighten and tidy the store
*Donations receiving – help receive, sort and organize dropped off donations

HOUSING AVAILABLE
Room available in a shared 3-bedroom, 2-bath house in Gresham. The room is available around October 6. For more information, contact the church office a 502-252-8080.

 

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Correction to Communiqué of 10-12-19

Dr. Gerald Winslow meetings October 18 & 19:

Meeting times are corrected as listed below.
Friday, 7:30 pm
Sabbath Sermon: 11:15 am
Sabbath afternoon: 3:00 pm

October 18 & 19, Gerald Winslow, Ph.D., will be here at Sunnyside Church for a three-part series entitled “Ethical Guidance from the Voice of Prophecy.” He is the director of Loma Linda University’s Center for Christian Bioethics, Professor of Religion, and founding director of LLU’s Institute for Health Policy and Leadership. His topics and times are as follows:

Friday, 7:30 pm: “Fairness” (Based on the first virtue in Micah 6:8)
2nd Service Sabbath Sermon: “More than Fair” (Based on the second virtue of Micah 6:8)
Sabbath, 3:00 pm: “Walking with the Lord” (Based on the third virtue in
Micah 6:8). Immediately following there will be a question and answer time.

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October 12 Communiqué

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Greetings Family,

In preparation for this week’s sermon, I have been spending time in the fifth chapter of Daniel. In listening to his account of that momentous shift in history, the fall of the Babylonian Empire, I was struck by the role that the “nobodies” played. Individuals at the lower end of the caste system, those without voice and power. As Belshazzar is throwing his party for all the power players of the Empire, he is brought to his knees, literally, by the writing of a lone human hand on his banquet hall wall. He has no idea what it means, and it terrifies him. None of his guests seem to be able to help him either; all those who usually jockey to be in the midst of the latest and greatest events are silent. He calls for his advisors, those who hold the greatest influence and power, and they too have NOTHING.

Enter the Queen Mother. An individual with a title but little voice. Not even invited to the party. She courageously comes forward with insight. “Call Daniel, he will be able to help.”

Enter Daniel, captive foreigner, one whose name is forgotten by all but the Queen Mother. Also, absent from the guest list that night.

Two nobodies courageously step forward and give voice to God’s sovereignty and presence in their world.

It gives me pause.

Looking forward to exploring this story further with you this week.

In Him, 

Pastor Kara Johnsson

 

 

Send your “shout-outs” to info@SunnysideAdventist.org so we can include them in next week’s Communiqué. This is a place you can recognize someone for doing well, or going beyond expectations.

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

This Sabbath our Worship Services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am.  Pastor Kara Johnsson will be presenting our Bible message titled “The Life and Times of Daniel.”

Tomorrow, Sunday, October 13, 5:00-6:30 pm: The second annual Family Fun Event happens right here at Sunnyside Church in the fellowship hall. There will be food, games, and prizes. Everyone is welcome. This is a free event. Come and join us for a great time together celebrating fall and families!

Announcements

Please pray for the family and friends of:

Harold Lang who passed away September 6. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church November 16, 3:30 pm.

Terry Zull Memorial Service – We would like to invite you to attend Pastor Terry Zull’s memorial service on Sabbath, October 19, 4:00 pm, at the Beaverton Adventist Church. Please come join us to honor and celebrate his amazing life and to collectively grieve. A reception will follow.

Tomorrow, Sunday, October 13, 5:00-6:30 pm: The second annual Family Fun Event happens right here at Sunnyside Church in the fellowship hall. There will be food, games, and prizes. Everyone is welcome. This is a free event. Come and join us for a great time together celebrating fall and families!

Sabbath, October 19, there will be two worship services. During the first service at 8:45 am, Pastor Mark Witas will be presenting the message on Daniel 6. During our second service at 11:15 am, Gerald Winslow, Ph.D. will present the message titled “More Than Fair.”

October 18 & 19, Gerald Winslow, Ph.D., will be here at Sunnyside Church for a three-part series entitled “Ethical Guidance from the Voice of Prophecy.” He is the director of Loma Linda University’s Center for Christian Bioethics, Professor of Religion, and founding director of LLU’s Institute for Health Policy and Leadership. His topics and times are as follows:

Friday, 7:00 pm: “Fairness” (Based on the first virtue in Micah 6:8)
2nd Service Sabbath Sermon: “More than Fair” (Based on the second virtue of Micah 6:8)
Sabbath, 3:30 pm: “Walking with the Lord” (Based on the third virtue in
Micah 6:8). Immediately following there will be a question and answer time.

Sunday, October 20, 4:00 pm: Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra will present a concert here at Sunnyside Church.

Oregon Conference is presenting a Church Safety Training specifically designed for church leaders, October 20, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Our church leaders include all of our volunteers. Please consider registering for this training by October 15 at rebrand.ly/churchsafety. There is a flyer on the Narthex table where you can read more information.

Tuesday, October 22, 7:00 pm: Portland Adventist Academy will hold a Constituency meeting at the academy. Constituency members: Thank you for attending.

Wednesday, December 11, 7:00 pm, the King’s Brass will present a concert here at Sunnyside Church. The King’s Brass features three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion, and keyboards. These instruments blend together to create a time of innovative worship that will be enjoyed by all generations. “Their concerts are superb in every way, innovative, and well played. Truly, an unforgettable experience!”

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488

Life at Sunnyside

Pastor Dave Allen

Paul Dragulin

Conrad Gren

Elizabeth Fresse / Kids Focus

Wanda Vaz

Collin Delaney

Pastor Mark Witas (and “Chad”)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary School

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https://www.facebook.com/PAESPanthers/ or use the QR code.

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

October 22, 7:00 pm: PAA Constituency Meeting. Delegates, please take note! “This is to notify the constituency of Portland Adventist Academy that a Constituency Meeting is scheduled for October 22, 2019, 7:00 pm, at the academy.”

PAA Substitutes Needed
Portland Adventist Academy is in need of substitute teachers. If you have a relatively flexible schedule, would like to make a few extra dollars, and would enjoy interacting with students, please contact Shawna Irvine to find out more: sirvine@paasda.org or 503.255.8372.
Bus Drivers Wanted
Portland Adventist Academy is looking for volunteer bus drivers. If you have a CDL and would consider driving for special events please contact Steve McFeters: smcfeters@paasda.org. Volunteers will also have to pass a background check. Do that through Shawna Irvine: sirvine@paasda.org.
PAA’s Moms in Prayer
Portland Adventist Academy is blessed to have a group of mom’s who meet and pray weekly for students, teachers, and staff. You’re invited to join! They meet at PAA on Monday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30. Contact Linda Mackett for more information: lindam6515@aol.com.

Area Events and Announcements

The Adventist Book Center’s Fall Case Food & Book Sale at Gladstone will be October 13 – November. 3.  Many of our cases have significant discounts.  Many Bibles, Cookbooks and other books are also on sale.  There will be samples of vegetarian food October 13.  Download our sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.

December 2019: Africa Mission Trip – Rwanda with Impact Hope.
Travel to Rwanda and empower young refugee students! You can make a difference in the life of a refugee youth simply by teaching basic but useful life skills that will help them build a better life for themselves and their families. December training program at Rwankeri Adventist School in Rwanda. All Impact Hope students from five schools in Rwanda will be gathered here to learn technical skills such as English training, Gardening, sewing, health/hygiene, bookkeeping: personal finance & budgeting, art/music, masonry, advanced computer skills or maintenance. We are looking for individuals or groups who can assist in these areas and more! Medical volunteers needed for the local clinic: doctors, RN’s, NP’s, PA, OB, and optometrists. Game park safari Included! *There will also be lots of time for singing, playing games, playing soccer, and much more. Accommodations: Housing is brand new, basic but clean. Terrain consists of some hills; must be able to walk everywhere and navigate uneven surfaces. Tentative schedule, goals, costs and trip preparation information can be found at https://www.impact-hope.org/mission-trips/. For questions, email Liz at liz@impact-hope.org. Join us! Can’t go but want to help? Go to impact-hope.org to help sponsor a student – make a life-changing difference!

PACS NEWS: (Portland Adventist Community Service)

Now is the time to volunteer at PACS – We will be honest. We could use a few more volunteers! Join our community of service and volunteer at PACS even once a week for 4 hours! If you or someone you know would like to give the gift of service as a thrift store cashier, driver/rider, help in our food pantry or any other volunteer positions, please call Kellie Stephens at, 503-252-8500 ext 1120 or kellie.stephens@pacsonline.org.
Below are some of the more urgent volunteer positions that are needed.
*Truck Driver – no special drivers license required but drivers must have experience driving larger vehicles
*Truck Rider – co-pilot with the driver, helping load and unload trucks at various grocery stores
*Cashiering – run cash register and occasionally help straighten and tidy the store
*Donations receiving – help receive, sort and organize dropped off donations

PACS 2019 Awards Dinner and Silent Auction.
Save The Date! October 13, 2019 • Presented by Generations Retirement Communities. We hope to see you at our annual event honoring the amazing work of PACS staff, volunteers, community partners and YOU! As a community, we celebrate our achievements and invest in the future. For sponsorship opportunities, individual ticket sales, or information please contact Katie Linfoot at 503-252-8500 x1130 or katie.linfoot@pacsonline.org.

HOUSING AVAILABLE

Room available in a shared 3-bedroom, 2-bath house in Gresham. The room is available around October 6. For more information, contact the church office a 502-252-8080.

 

 

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