March 25 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18.

I had the delightful privilege of going on a date with my husband this last week and he took me to see the amazing “Hidden Figures.” A brilliant film which left me tearful, inspired, and intensely angry all at once. The plot traces the story of Katherine Johnson, a brilliant mathematician who could be regarded as making the principal contribution to this country’s success in the race for space.

Heard of her? Perhaps not. And that is the point. It wasn’t until 2016 that her astounding contribution was officially acknowledged. Wonderful that she has been acknowledged while she is still alive – at age 97. Grotesquely wrong that it took 60+ years.

As powerful as this story is, it is not alone in its cry for a better world, for justice, for right. We are confronted daily by the void of justice in this world. At times it hits much closer to home than the nightly news and our hearts cry, joining, according to Romans, the very physical fabric of this planet that we call home (8:23).

The inspiring note of the story, however, is that she was acknowledged. It took far longer than it should have, but it happened. The wrongs in our own lives can seem to take far longer than they should to be made right. Sometimes the struggle can seem interminable. But the end of the story is sure –the God of love wins.

In the words of C.S. Lewis:

Wrong will be right when Aslan comes in sight.
At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more,
When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death,
And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.
C.S Lewis, Narnia.

Therefore, we don’t lose hope….

 Pastor Kara Johnsson

 

SHOUT OUTS

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 good, or going beyond expectations.

A shout out to Dick Gingrich for his tireless efforts with the Family Resource Network. He is constantly working behind the scenes to help people who are struggling financially. Thank you, Dick, for all the kind, and caring attention you extend to others. And thank you, Gwen, for graciously sharing Dick with us!

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THIS WEEKEND

Our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Kara Johnsson will present our Bible message titled “In Between.” 


Sunday, March 26, 10:30
am, join us in the Columbia room to celebrate Stephanie and Tim Taylor’s new baby to be born April 28. Refreshments will be served. They are registered at MyRegistry.com

 

Church Announcements

The month of March is “Update Our Directory” month. Please review your information to make sure it is current. We also need your picture. You may forward a photo you like, update it yourself through the online directory, or there will be a crew in each of the lobbies to take a snapshot we can use. Send your updated information and pictures to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

Sabbath, March 25, 4:00 pm, the Sunnyside Handbell Choir will present a vespers program at the Village Church. Visit someone you know who lives there, join them for the vespers program, and support Sunnyside’s Handbell Choir at the same time.

Our monthly fellowship potluck will be next week. Plan to attend and bring enough food for your family as well as extra to serve our guests. This is a great time to visit with friends and make new acquaintances.

Family Resource Network thank you for your generous support. Many families have been helped thanks to you. Mark your envelope account #488. Urgent current need: Newborn baby boy clothes, sofa, and blankets. Contact Marie 503-998-3754.

Transportation Needed:
If you have four wheels, a drivers license, and a few free minutes on Sabbath morning, we need you! Actually, our refugee families need you. As a church, we have undertaken the mentoring of about 50 individuals who have come to our country from the Congo or Uganda seeking peace, security, a new start in this life, and the opportunity to worship with their Seventh-day Adventist family. Someday these folks will have their own vehicles and won’t need this help, but until that day they are depending on you and me. Each Sabbath morning we provide transportation for these wonderful folks to our Sunnyside Adventist Church. As summer approaches with vacations and other distractions, we are going to need help in this transportation project. Could you help? Or if you would like more information, please call Dick Gingrich (503 252 9384) or Dan Patchin (503 665 8500). More hands, or cars and drivers, will help lift the load for all involved. Thanks so much for considering this opportunity for Christian outreach.

Life at Sunnyside

Betty Woodland

Julie Smith

Isaac Nziacharo

Annika Geschke, Jan Schmidt

Pastor Jonathan Russell

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

PAA Students Bring Project Based Learning to Small SDA School: http://paasda.org/news/paa-students-bring-project-based-learning-elementary-students/

Find out how Project Based Learning and Mission Focused Learning helped Portland Adventist Academy and McMinnville Adventist Christian School collaborate for a day of hands-on learning and mission building of Together As One.

We’re going to Cuba! http://paasda.org/news/were-going-to-cuba/
March 16-30, Portland Adventist Academy Spanish class students are among the select group of high school students invited to come on this mission led by Andrews University. In recent years, missionaries have been making paths and building strong relationships in Cuba. Andrews University professors of Theology have been working with SDA ministers in Cuba and helping them with the resources they lack. This is a powerful movement that we get to be a part of! We’re so excited to be watching these students prepare for what will be a life-changing experience for them and those they will help. Follow the link to read more about what they’ll be doing and how you can help. You can also follow their blog which is updated about their diligent preparation. The blog will be the main form of communication during their trip later this month, so we encourage you to follow along!

Area Events

Come be a part of the team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, please consider volunteering during Camp Meeting this year. We’re looking for hard-working individuals who want to be involved serving God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it.
We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 13 – 15) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 18 – 22) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety, and security.  We will also need licensed RNS & EMTs. Whether you can work one day or all week we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer go tobhttp://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at (503) 850-3350.

March 31-April 2, 2017, Oregon Prayer Conference.
The 2017 Oregon Prayer Conference features Melody Mason, author of the book Daring to Ask For More. Her topic is “Above and Beyond.” The event is in Rockaway Beach. Register by March 16 to receive the $25 Early Bird Discount. For more info call 541-367-4913, or register at http://orgcpersonalmin.netadvent.org/2017-prayer-retreat.
Event Location: Rockaway Beach. 

April 7, 7:00 pm: Jaime Jorge Concert.
Jaime Jorge will be in concert for “The Healing Music Concert Tour.”
Event Location: Sandy Church.

April 7, 7:15 pm: First Friday.
First Fridays are a time of music and spiritual fellowship and we would like to encourage you to join us. The April First Friday service will feature music from the Portland Adventist Academy Gospel Choir and an inspirational thought from Darold and Barbara Bigger.  Registration for the free April 7 First Friday soup and salad dinner will open on March 27, and will run through Wednesday, April 5. Be sure to reserve your spot! Remember that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and each dinner guest must register separately. Soup and salad will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Friday, April 7.
Event Location: Lower level amphitheaters of Adventist Medical Center, Portland.  

April 7-9: Columbia Adventist Academy Alumni Homecoming Weekend.
We will be honoring the classes of 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2007, 2017 and the honor group of 1956 and prior (The CAA Trailblazers). If you are interested in helping to coordinate your class reunion, please contact Larry Hiday at CAA at (360) 687-3161 or larry.hiday@caaschool.org. The weekend schedule will be as follows: Friday Evening Vespers – presented by the class of 2007. Sabbath School – presented by the class of 1997. Church – presented by the class of 1992. Sabbath afternoon program – presented by the Class of 1967. Saturday night event and basketball games. All weekend meetings will be held in the Meadow Glade Church. Registration will be in the school forum.

April 7-9. Refresh Weekend.
Join us for a weekend retreat with Pastor Randy Roberts. Bring family and friends to experience a time of rest and renewal. Weekend and day visitors are invited to come and experience worship, music, food, activities and more. Register today at http://bit.ly/2mQMksj. Weekend registration is $70 for adults, $40 for children 4-7 years old, and free for infants. The event is free for day guests, but be sure to call ahead to make $10 meal reservations. Find the schedule and more info at: http://www.sunsetlake.org. Email camp@sunsetlake.org, or call 360-829-0311.
Event Location: Sunset Lake Camp.

 

 

April 10 or April 13, 7-8:30 pm: Conference Connect Meetings.
We want you! It’s time for our Conference Connect (town hall) meetings in the respective regions of the Oregon Conference. You are welcome to attend whichever meeting fits in your schedule irrespective of the region it is meeting in. We highly value your input. We are going to spend time together worshiping, praying, visioning, sharing, listening, discussing…. We want to hear what God puts on your heart for the health and growth of God’s kingdom in the Oregon Conference. Thank you in advance for investing an hour-and-a-half of your time for this incredibly important family conversation.
April 10 – Adventist Community Church of Vancouver
April 13 – Rockwood Adventist Church in Portland

April 21-29, All About Jesus Seminar.
Join us for All About Jesus, presented by Lee and Marji Venden at Mt. Tabor Adventist Church! It will show you how a personal relationship with Jesus is the sum and substance of the Christian life. More than that, it will offer you tangible, practical, plain-English suggestions on how to develop or deepen a meaningful friendship with Him. Lee and Marji Venden currently work as a revivalist team for the Arizona Conference, offering seminars across the United States to assist individuals in their personal walk with Christ. Saturdays at 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm. Sunday and week days at 6:30 pm.
Event Location: Mt. Tabor Adventist Church.

May 5-7, 2017 Men’s Summit.
Men, mark your calendars and plan to attend the 2017 Oregon Men’s Summit. Join us for a weekend of spiritual food and fellowship by beautiful Dorena Lake. This year’s summit features Dick Duerksen and Pastor Marvin Wray. For more info call, 503-850-3559, or go to http://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/2017-men.
Event Location: Dorena Lake.

May 16, 6:00 pm: Chef Mark Anthony: Free Dinner and Message.
Live vegetarian performing arts cooking show! One night only – Don’t miss this exciting event. Chef Mark Anthony has done these events in every single state in the country. For free! He has been on ABC, NBC, ESPN, and appears regularly on 3ABN Worldwide television. Learn about plant-based health and nutrition with the following topics: Weight Loss – Lower Cholesterol – Increased Energy. Seating is limited – reserve your seat today for the May 16 event, 503-658-2248.
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.

June 24-July 1, 2017: Heritage Singers Cruise.
Heritage invites you to come along to Alaska for a week of fellowship, a lot of music, and good food in celebration of our 45th year of music and ministry. This will be the last cruise Heritage will do, so come and make history with us. Space is limited, so reserve your cabins early. All the information in this brochure link, and there is more information about the cruise on our website www.heritagesingers.com.

July 7-9: Oregon Adventist Singles Spiritual Retreat.
Join us for this retreat presenting Pastor Bob and Susie Ratcliff on the “Metamorphosis, God’s Transforming Power.” Activities include Row River Trail – biking, hiking/mountain biking trails, canoeing/kayaking/boating on Dorena Lake. Register online at https://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/singles. Cost is $135 per person and includes two nights lodging and five meals.
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp on Dorena Lake.

August 31-September 4, 2017: Single Adults Ministries Cruise.
The 2017 Adventist Single Adult Ministries Cruise to the Bahamas, sponsored by the North American Division, sets sail August 31 – September 4, 2017. Early bird rate for the event ends May 3, 2017, and group rates for cabins end Sunday, April 23, 2017. April 24, 2017, all cabins will be released and regular rates will apply. Our featured speaker will be Mike Tucker. Plan now to join single Adventists from across North America as we fellowship and worship together. To register go to AdventSource https://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=427, or for cabins call Holly Kaiser at 402-477-2881.

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March 18 Communiqué

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Dear Church Family,

 This morning I awoke reflecting on a story from Matthew 22. In the story, a king hosts a wedding feast in which every invited guest declines the invitation. As a result, he instructs his servants to invite anyone they meet, “evil or good,” to attend the lavish event. Before long, the banquet hall is full and the guests are the beneficiaries of the finest food and entertainment. But what caught my attention this morning was the one poor guy who got singled out by the king. Apparently, he had the wrong clothes on and the king threw him out. Everyone had been invited on the spot. No guests would have been fully prepared with their wedding finest. Then I remembered the custom in the biblical world in which the king would gift the wedding clothes to the guests. Somehow, this one man felt his presentation was sufficient. He didn’t need the gift of the king. Or so he thought.

The kingdom of heaven is like a king giving a wedding feast. I’m thankful that we can have a settled confidence in the future. We can live with assurance that the gift of the King is sufficient, clothing His guests in the righteousness of Christ.

With salvation secured by the sacrifice of Jesus through faith in Him, we are free to experience the Joy of the Lord.

My prayer for you this Sabbath is to experience freedom and joy in Jesus our Lord.

For our worship time, we will be closing out the series on Ecclesiastes. This last message will be full of hope as we look to the ultimate answer to the confusion and tension of life on earth. I hope to see you there.

Blessings,

Pastor Jonathan Russell

 

SHOUT OUTS

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 good, or going beyond expectations.

Cheryl Ortner took a tumble on her bike, and still made it to Nominating Committee. Jan Clayton bandaged it up for her. Good job Cheryl! We’re happy you’re okay, and thank you for your commitment and dedication!

Ouch!

Jan Clayton, Cheryl Ortner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News
This Weekend
Church Announcements
Life at Sunnyside
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will present our Bible message titled “Reflections on Life: The End.”

This afternoon, 4:00 pm, our Adventist Heritage seminar will meet in the Youth Room. You may pick up a summary of our “journey” thus far from the information table in the narthex. We hope to see you at 4:00 this afternoon.

Sunday, 3:00 pm, The Oregon Sinfonietta will be here at Sunnyside Church in concert. Plan now to bring a friend and attend this inspiring concert.

Church Announcements

The month of March is “Update Our Directory” month. Please review your information to make sure it is current. We also need your picture. You may forward a photo you like, update it yourself through the online directory, or there will be a crew in each of the lobbies to take a snapshot we can use. Send your updated information and pictures to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

Sabbath, March, 4:00 pm, the Sunnyside Handbell Choir will present a vespers program at the Village Church. Visit someone you know who lives there, join them for the vespers program, and support Sunnyside’s Handbell Choir at the same time.

Sunday, March 26, 10:30 am, join us in the Columbia room to celebrate Stephanie and Tim Taylor’s new baby to be born April 28. Refreshments will be served. They are registered at MyRegistry.com.

Family Resource Network thank you for your generous support. Many families have been helped thanks to you. Mark your envelope account #488. Urgent current need: Newborn baby boy clothes, sofa, and blankets. Contact Marie 503-998-3754.

Transportation Needed:
If you have four wheels, a drivers license, and a few free minutes on Sabbath morning, we need you! Actually, our refugee families need you. As a church, we have undertaken the mentoring of about 50 individuals who have come to our country from the Congo or Uganda seeking peace, security, a new start in this life, and the opportunity to worship with their Seventh-day Adventist family. Someday these folks will have their own vehicles and won’t need this help, but until that day they are depending on you and me. Each Sabbath morning we provide transportation for these wonderful folks to our Sunnyside Adventist Church. As summer approaches with vacations and other distractions, we are going to need help in this transportation project. Could you help? Or if you would like more information, please call Dick Gingrich (503 252 9384) or Dan Patchin (503 665 8500). More hands, or cars and drivers, will help lift the load for all involved. Thanks so much for considering this opportunity for Christian outreach.

Life at Sunnyside

Craig King

David Schmidt

Dane & Arnold Petersen

Ted Mackett

Linda Henry, Cole, Oliver & Jackee Duvall

Pastor Jonathan Russell

Young Adult Sabbath School

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

PAA Students Bring Project Based Learning to Small SDA School: http://paasda.org/news/paa-students-bring-project-based-learning-elementary-students/

Find out how Project Based Learning and Mission Focused Learning helped Portland Adventist Academy and McMinnville Adventist Christian School collaborate for a day of hands-on learning and mission building of Together As One.

We’re going to Cuba! http://paasda.org/news/were-going-to-cuba/
March 16-30, Portland Adventist Academy Spanish class students are among the select group of high school students invited to come on this mission led by Andrews University. In recent years, missionaries have been making paths and building strong relationships in Cuba. Andrews University professors of Theology have been working with SDA ministers in Cuba and helping them with the resources they lack. This is a powerful movement that we get to be a part of! We’re so excited to be watching these students prepare for what will be a life-changing experience for them and those they will help. Follow the link to read more about what they’ll be doing and how you can help. You can also follow their blog which is updated about their diligent preparation. The blog will be the main form of communication during their trip later this month, so we encourage you to follow along!

Area Events

Come be a part of the team!
Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, please consider volunteering during Camp Meeting this year. We’re looking for hard-working individuals who want to be involved serving God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it.
We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 13 – 15) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 18 – 22) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety, and security.  We will also need licensed RNS & EMTs. Whether you can work one day or all week we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer go tobhttp://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or by phone at (503) 850-3350.

March 17-19: Celebrating Purim.
This year Beit Shalom Balevav Jewish-Adventist Congregations is holding a Shabbaton (a special extended weekend of learning and fun) for Purim, the celebration of Esther’s story. The weekend’s schedule is as follows: Friday, March 17, 7:00 pm: “The Book of Esther and Its Place in Biblical History,” Saturday, March 18, 4:00 pm: “Mordecai: Hero or Villain?” Saturday, March 18, 6:00 pm, there will be a Purim party with traditional foods and plenty of fun for children and adults alike. Sunday, March 19 at 7:00 pm: “The Jews in Exile and the Restoration of the Temple.” It is traditional to wear costumes on Purim. We invite adults to come dressed on Sabbath in a costume representing the career they dreamed of as a child (firefighter, nurse, pilot, etc.) Children may come dressed in a costume representing their current career goals. (Note: Your costume may represent the career you are currently in if you went into the career you dreamed of as a child.)
Event Location: Beit Shalom Balevav Jewish-Adventist Congregation, 7902 NE St. John’s Road, Suite 104, Vancouver.

March 17-26, 7:00 pm: Islam and Christianity in Bible Prophecy.
The headlines are unmistakable. Our world is on the precipice of extraordinary cataclysmic change. The conflict between two great religions – Islam and Christianity – is fast approaching a devastating climax that will shake the whole world. Indeed, the face of Western Europe has already been transformed through rapid Islamic expansion, and the fear of terror and holy war pervade the American psyche as multiple conflicts rage in the Middle East. But what happens next – and when? In an age of constant unpredictability, how can we really know what the future holds? After a decade of careful study and scholarly legwork, international speaker Tim Roosenberg unveils a staggering new study of Bible prophecy that demonstrates that God’s Word is not silent regarding Islam in these last days. Islam and Christianity in Prophecy carefully explores and unlocks the mysterious book of Daniel, specifically chapters 11 and 12, unveiling a thrilling picture of prophecy that includes the past, present, and future roles of Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, and the United States in the final conflict ahead. Along the way, Tim Roosenberg provides the answers you need to survive the growing holy war, answers that will give you complete confidence in God’s Word the Bible, and faith in the promises of Christ. Event Location: Healing Hope Adventist Fellowship.

March 31-April 2, 2017, Oregon Prayer Conference.
The 2017 Oregon Prayer Conference features Melody Mason, author of the book Daring to Ask For More. Her topic is “Above and Beyond.” The event is in Rockaway Beach. Register by March 16 to receive the $25 Early Bird Discount. For more info call 541-367-4913, or register at http://orgcpersonalmin.netadvent.org/2017-prayer-retreat.
Event Location: Rockaway Beach. 

April 7, 7:15 pm: First Friday.
First Fridays are a time of music and spiritual fellowship and we would like to encourage you to join us. The April First Friday service will feature music from the Portland Adventist Academy Gospel Choir and an inspirational thought from Darold and Barbara Bigger.  Registration for the free April 7 First Friday soup and salad dinner will open on March 27, and will run through Wednesday, April 5. Be sure to reserve your spot! Remember that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and each dinner guest must register separately. Soup and salad will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Friday, April 7.
Event Location: Lower level amphitheaters of Adventist Medical Center, Portland.  

April 7-9, Mini-Mission Trip to Bend.
Oregon Conference Women’s Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mini-Mission Trip with Bend Women’s Ministries. Three Sisters Adventist Christian School in Bend is in need of repairs, painting, landscaping, fencing, and cleaning. Sign up to participate in this exciting event! Husbands are welcome. Learn more at https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org/upcoming-events or contact Women’s Ministries Leader – Kathy Case at kcase47@aol.com, 541-317-9003, or 541-610-5701. Sign up by March 27, 2017.

April 7-9: Columbia Adventist Academy Alumni Homecoming Weekend.
We will be honoring the classes of 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2007, 2017 and the honor group of 1956 and prior (The CAA Trailblazers). If you are interested in helping to coordinate your class reunion, please contact Larry Hiday at CAA at (360) 687-3161 or larry.hiday@caaschool.org. The weekend schedule will be as follows: Friday Evening Vespers – presented by the class of 2007. Sabbath School – presented by the class of 1997. Church – presented by the class of 1992. Sabbath afternoon program – presented by the Class of 1967. Saturday night event and basketball games. All weekend meetings will be held in the Meadow Glade Church. Registration will be in the school forum.

April 21-29, All About Jesus Seminar.
Join us for All About Jesus, presented by Lee and Marji Venden at Mt. Tabor Adventist Church! It will show you how a personal relationship with Jesus is the sum and substance of the Christian life. More than that, it will offer you tangible, practical, plain-English suggestions on how to develop or deepen a meaningful friendship with Him. Lee and Marji Venden currently work as a revivalist team for the Arizona Conference, offering seminars across the United States to assist individuals in their personal walk with Christ. Saturdays at 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm. Sunday and week days at 6:30 pm.
Event Location: Mt. Tabor Adventist Church.

May 5-7, 2017 Men’s Summit.
Men, mark your calendars and plan to attend the 2017 Oregon Men’s Summit. Join us for a weekend of spiritual food and fellowship by beautiful Dorena Lake. This year’s summit features Dick Duerksen and Pastor Marvin Wray. For more info call, 503-850-3559, or go to http://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/2017-men.
Event Location: Dorena Lake.

June 24-July 1, 2017: Heritage Singers Cruise.
Heritage invites you to come along to Alaska for a week of fellowship, a lot of music, and good food in celebration of our 45th year of music and ministry. This will be the last cruise Heritage will do, so come and make history with us. Space is limited, so reserve your cabins early. All the information in this brochure link, and there is more information about the cruise on our website www.heritagesingers.com.

August 31-September 4, 2017: Single Adults Ministries Cruise.
The 2017 Adventist Single Adult Ministries Cruise to the Bahamas, sponsored by the North American Division, sets sail August 31 – September 4, 2017. Early bird rate for the event ends May 3, 2017, and group rates for cabins end Sunday, April 23, 2017. April 24, 2017, all cabins will be released and regular rates will apply. Our featured speaker will be Mike Tucker. Plan now to join single Adventists from across North America as we fellowship and worship together. To register go to AdventSource https://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=427, or for cabins call Holly Kaiser at 402-477-2881.

 

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March 11 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

As the Sabbath draws near, I want to draw your attention to the words of Paul:

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap harvest if we do not give up. Therefore as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians 6:9-10

It is such a blessing to be a part of such a large caring community like Sunnyside! You truly are a family who have not given up in doing good!

But as we all experience at times, a large community can make it challenging to keep up with everyone! This is of particular concern to me in the area of Pastoral Care. We have a wonderful Pastoral Care Team who are very committed to connecting with those going through challenging times, but we are not always aware of the needs! We need your help to ensure people are not overlooked. If you know of someone who is experiencing illness or other challenges, with their permission, please let myself or Rosie know.

Thank you for your love and faithfulness,

Pastor Kara Johnsson

 

SHOUT OUTS

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 good, or going beyond expectations.

Elaine Bradshaw – you are always a wonderful presence! Thank you for sharing your musical talents at the organ and in the choir, your cooking and baking, and amazing interest in how others are doing. You are so appreciated!

 

News
This Weekend
Church Announcements
Life at Sunnyside
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will present our Bible message titled “Reflections on Life: For the Love of Giving.”

This afternoon, 4:00 pm, our Adventist Heritage seminar will meet in the Youth Room. If you have been meaning to attend our seminar but haven’t been able, today would be a great day to jump in and join us! We will continue to study how the “Little Flock” is emerging from the chaotic environment surrounding the Great Disappointment.You can pick up a summary of our “journey” thus far from the information table iiverson_39452n the narthex. We hope to see you at 4:00 this afternoon.

Sunday, March 12, 11:00 am, a memorial service will be conducted for Ken Iverson here at Sunnyside. He passed away January 16.

Church Announcements

The month of March is “Update Our Directory” month. Please review your information to make sure it is current. We also need your picture. You may forward a photo you like, update it yourself through the online directory, or there will be a crew in each of the lobbies to take a snapshot we can use. Send your updated information and pictures to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

March 13, 7:00-8:00 pm Gems, Rocks, and Minerals Show – Display your collection for education of your Sunnyside Pathfinders! Contact Russ Davidson at 503-622-1825 or randfdavidson@gmail.com. You may know that rock and mineral products are critical to our health and economy. They are used in components of glittering skyscrapers, automobiles, aircraft, spacecraft, appliances, electronics, and pharmaceuticals. Gemstones are so beautiful we adorn our loved ones with them. Our God’s New Jerusalem will descend from heaven sparkling like crystal having a foundation of 12 gemstones etched with the apostle’s names. Pathfinders are learning about rock and minerals, their uses, and to describe and identify them. Come, support our quest for knowledge about nature.

Family Resource Network thank you for your generous support. Many families have been helped thanks to you. Mark your envelope account #488. Urgent current need: Newborn baby boy clothes, sofa, and blankets. Contact Marie 503-998-3754.

Transportation Needed:
If you have four wheels, a drivers license, and a few free minutes on Sabbath morning, we need you! Actually, our refugee families need you. As a church, we have undertaken the mentoring of about 50 individuals who have come to our country from the Congo or Uganda seeking peace, security, a new start in this life, and the opportunity to worship with their Seventh-day Adventist family. Someday these folks will have their own vehicles and won’t need this help, but until that day they are depending on you and me. Each Sabbath morning we provide transportation for these wonderful folks to our Sunnyside Adventist Church. As summer approaches with vacations and other distractions, we are going to need help in this transportation project. Could you help? Or if you would like more information, please call Dick Gingrich (503 252 9384) or Dan Patchin (503 665 8500). More hands, or cars and drivers, will help lift the load for all involved. Thanks so much for considering this opportunity for Christian outreach.

Life at Sunnyside

Charla Morford

 

 

Norman Henry, Bob Glass

Roger Rosenquist

 

 

Adventist Heritage Seminar

Adventist Heritage Seminar

 

History Class

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

PAA Students Bring Project Based Learning to Small SDA School: http://paasda.org/news/paa-students-bring-project-based-learning-elementary-students/

Find out how Project Based Learning and Mission Focused Learning helped Portland Adventist Academy and McMinnville Adventist Christian School collaborate for a day of hands-on learning and mission building of Together As One.

We’re going to Cuba! http://paasda.org/news/were-going-to-cuba/
March 16-30, Portland Adventist Academy Spanish class students are among the select group of high school students invited to come on this mission led by Andrews University. In recent years, missionaries have been making paths and building strong relationships in Cuba. Andrews University professors of Theology have been working with SDA ministers in Cuba and helping them with the resources they lack. This is a powerful movement that we get to be a part of! We’re so excited to be watching these students prepare for what will be a life-changing experience for them and those they will help. Follow the link to read more about what they’ll be doing and how you can help. You can also follow their blog which is updated about their diligent preparation. The blog will be the main form of communication during their trip later this month, so we encourage you to follow along!

Area Events

ABC Sale: The Adventist Book Center’s Case Food Sale is March 5-12. Deliveries are available.  For all the details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.
Event Location: Adventist Book Center, Gladstone.

March 14, 7:30 pm: Concert.
Featuring Burman University/Parkview Adventist Academy Choral Union (formerly Canadian Union College). The concert is free. A free-will offering will be taken.
Event Location: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver.

March 17-19: Celebrating Purim.
This year Beit Shalom Balevav Jewish-Adventist Congregations is holding a Shabbaton (a special extended weekend of learning and fun) for Purim, the celebration of Esther’s story. The weekend’s schedule is as follows: Friday, March 17, 7:00 pm: “The Book of Esther and Its Place in Biblical History,” Saturday, March 18, 4:00 pm: “Mordecai: Hero or Villain?” Saturday, March 18, 6:00 pm, there will be a Purim party with traditional foods and plenty of fun for children and adults alike. Sunday, March 19 at 7:00 pm: “The Jews in Exile and the Restoration of the Temple.” It is traditional to wear costumes on Purim. We invite adults to come dressed on Sabbath in a costume representing the career they dreamed of as a child (firefighter, nurse, pilot, etc.) Children may come dressed in a costume representing their current career goals. (Note: Your costume may represent the career you are currently in if you went into the career you dreamed of as a child.)
Event Location: Beit Shalom Balevav Jewish-Adventist Congregation, 7902 NE St. John’s Road, Suite 104, Vancouver.

March 17-26, 7:00 pm: Islam and Christianity in Bible Prophecy.
The headlines are unmistakable. Our world is on the precipice of extraordinary cataclysmic change. The conflict between two great religions – Islam and Christianity – is fast approaching a devastating climax that will shake the whole world. Indeed, the face of Western Europe has already been transformed through rapid Islamic expansion, and the fear of terror and holy war pervade the American psyche as multiple conflicts rage in the Middle East. But what happens next – and when? In an age of constant unpredictability, how can we really know what the future holds? After a decade of careful study and scholarly legwork, international speaker Tim Roosenberg unveils a staggering new study of Bible prophecy that demonstrates that God’s Word is not silent regarding Islam in these last days. Islam and Christianity in Prophecy carefully explores and unlocks the mysterious book of Daniel, specifically chapters 11 and 12, unveiling a thrilling picture of prophecy that includes the past, present, and future roles of Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, and the United States in the final conflict ahead. Along the way, Tim Roosenberg provides the answers you need to survive the growing holy war, answers that will give you complete confidence in God’s Word the Bible, and faith in the promises of Christ. Event Location: Healing Hope Adventist Fellowship.

March 31-April 2, 2017, Oregon Prayer Conference.
The 2017 Oregon Prayer Conference features Melody Mason, author of the book Daring to Ask For More. Her topic is “Above and Beyond.” The event is in Rockaway Beach. Register by March 16 to receive the $25 Early Bird Discount. For more info call 541-367-4913, or register at http://orgcpersonalmin.netadvent.org/2017-prayer-retreat.
Event Location: Rockaway Beach. 

April 7-9, Mini-Mission Trip to Bend.
Oregon Conference Women’s Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mini-Mission Trip with Bend Women’s Ministries. Three Sisters Adventist Christian School in Bend is in need of repairs, painting, landscaping, fencing, and cleaning. Sign up to participate in this exciting event! Husbands are welcome. Learn more at https://orgcwomen.netadvent.org/upcoming-events or contact Women’s Ministries Leader – Kathy Case at kcase47@aol.com, 541-317-9003, or 541-610-5701. Sign up by March 27, 2017.

April 7-9: Columbia Adventist Academy Alumni Homecoming Weekend.
We will be honoring the classes of 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2007, 2017 and the honor group of 1956 and prior (The CAA Trailblazers). If you are interested in helping to coordinate your class reunion, please contact Larry Hiday at CAA at (360) 687-3161 or larry.hiday@caaschool.org. The weekend schedule will be as follows: Friday Evening Vespers – presented by the class of 2007. Sabbath School – presented by the class of 1997. Church – presented by the class of 1992. Sabbath afternoon program – presented by the Class of 1967. Saturday night event and basketball games. All weekend meetings will be held in the Meadow Glade Church. Registration will be in the school forum.

April 21-29, All About Jesus Seminar.
Join us for All About Jesus, presented by Lee and Marji Venden at Mt. Tabor Adventist Church! It will show you how a personal relationship with Jesus is the sum and substance of the Christian life. More than that, it will offer you tangible, practical, plain-English suggestions on how to develop or deepen a meaningful friendship with Him. Lee and Marji Venden currently work as a revivalist team for the Arizona Conference, offering seminars across the United States to assist individuals in their personal walk with Christ. Saturdays at 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm. Sunday and week days at 6:30 pm.
Event Location: Mt. Tabor Adventist Church.

May 5-7, 2017 Men’s Summit.
Men, mark your calendars and plan to attend the 2017 Oregon Men’s Summit. Join us for a weekend of spiritual food and fellowship by beautiful Dorena Lake. This year’s summit features Dick Duerksen and Pastor Marvin Wray. For more info call, 503-850-3559, or go to http://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/2017-men.
Event Location: Dorena Lake.

August 31-September 4, 2017: Single Adults Ministries Cruise.
The 2017 Adventist Single Adult Ministries Cruise to the Bahamas, sponsored by the North American Division, sets sail August 31 – September 4, 2017. Early bird rate for the event ends May 3, 2017, and group rates for cabins end Sunday, April 23, 2017. April 24, 2017, all cabins will be released and regular rates will apply. Our featured speaker will be Mike Tucker. Plan now to join single Adventists from across North America as we fellowship and worship together. To register go to AdventSource https://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=427, or for cabins call Holly Kaiser at 402-477-2881.

June 24-July 1, 2017: Heritage Singers Cruise.
Heritage invites you to come along to Alaska for a week of fellowship, a lot of music, and good food in celebration of our 45th year of music and ministry. This will be the last cruise Heritage will do, so come and make history with us. Space is limited, so reserve your cabins early. All the information in this brochure link, and there is more information about the cruise on our website www.heritagesingers.com.

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March 4 Communiqué

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JonathanDear Church Family,

Just this week, the Adventist Office of Archives and Statistics announced that the church has recently crossed the threshold of 20 million members worldwide. When compared with the world population, that may be a small number. Yet the few who gathered to establish the SDA Church in 1863 would’ve had no idea that there’d be 20 million people ascribing to the faith today. Twenty million people who have heard the message of Jesus and His soon return, committing to the faith and to preparing for that day.

When we hear statistics like these, it serves to remind us how far this faith community has come. In everything we do, we are part of something much bigger than ourselves. Sunnyside itself is part of a broader picture, a worldwide network of people who are worshipping the same God and pursuing the same goal of helping others prepare to meet Jesus. It’s a sacred work, a holy calling, a direct invitation from the Savior to participate in the centuries-long work of introducing people to faith in Jesus.

Join me in praying for those who have most recently joined the faith. And join me in looking for Spirit-led opportunities to introduce another to Jesus.

Blessings,

Pastor Jonathan Russell

 

SHOUT OUTS

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 good, or going beyond expectations.

News
This Weekend
Church Announcements
Life at Sunnyside
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This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will present our Bible message titled “Reflections on Life: Games of Chance.”

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.

This afternoon, 4:00 pm, our Adventist Heritage seminar will meet in the Youth Room. The journey continues as we look back, enabling us to move forward with increased faith in Jesus our Leader.

Church Announcements

Please pray for comfort and peace for the friends and family of. . .

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Ken Iverson who passed away January 16. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church Sunday, March 12, 11:00 am.

 

The month of March is “Update Our Directory” month. Please review your information to make sure it is current. We also need your picture. You may forward a photo you like, update it yourself through the online directory, or there will be a crew in each of the lobbies to take a snapshot we can use. Send your updated information and pictures to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

March 6 and 13, 7:00-8:00 pm Gems, Rocks and Minerals Show – Display your collection for education of your Sunnyside Pathfinders! Contact Russ Davidson at 503-622-1825 or randfdavidson@gmail.com. You may know that rock and mineral products are critical to our health and economy. They are used in components of glittering skyscrapers, automobiles, aircraft, spacecraft, appliances, electronics, and pharmaceuticals. Gemstones are so beautiful we adorn our loved ones with them. Our God’s New Jerusalem will descend from heaven sparkling like crystal having a foundation of 12 gemstones etched with the apostle’s names. Pathfinders are learning about rock and minerals, their uses, and to describe and identify them. Come, support our quest for knowledge about nature.

Family Resource Network thanks you for your generous support. Many families have been helped thanks to you. Mark your envelope account #488. Urgent current need: Newborn baby boy clothes. Contact Marie 503-998-3754.

Life at Sunnyside

Carl Buchanan

Carl Buchanan

 

Elaine Bradshaw

Elaine Bradshaw

 

Madelaine and Edson Simon

Madelaine and Edson Simon

 

William Rippey

William Rippey

 

 

Providing food for the WWU student nurses.

Providing food for the WWU student nurses.

 

Pastor Kara and Terry Johnsson

Pastor Kara and Terry Johnsson

Wedding Recption

Wedding Reception

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

PAA Students Bring Project Based Learning to Small SDA School: http://paasda.org/news/paa-students-bring-project-based-learning-elementary-students/

Find out how Project Based Learning and Mission Focused Learning helped Portland Adventist Academy and McMinnville Adventist Christian School collaborate for a day of hands-on learning and mission building of Together As One.

We’re going to Cuba! http://paasda.org/news/were-going-to-cuba/
Portland Adventist Academy Spanish class students are among the select group of high school students invited to come on this mission led by Andrews University. In recent years, missionaries have been making paths and building strong relationships in Cuba. Andrews University professors of Theology have been working with SDA ministers in Cuba and helping them with the resources they lack. This is a powerful movement that we get to be a part of! We’re so excited to be watching these students prepare for what will be a life-changing experience for them and those they will help. Follow the link to read more about what they’ll be doing and how you can help. You can also follow their blog which is updated about their diligent preparation. The blog will be the main form of communication during their trip later this month, so we encourage you to follow along!

Area Events

ABC Sale: The Adventist Book Center’s Case Food Sale is March 5-12. Deliveries are available.  For all the details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.

March 4, 6:00 pm: Matt and Josie Minikus in Concert.
Matt and Josie Minikus are a husband and wife team based in the Eugene, Oregon, area. Since beginning ministry as full-time touring musicians in 2010, they have had the opportunity to travel and sing extensively throughout North America, as well as Europe, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Their music is a reverent contemporary-folk blend of vocals, guitar, piano, and a variety of other instruments. As singer-songwriters, they are passionate about writing meaningful, thought-provoking lyrics and beautiful melodies. Through music and stories, they seek to help others peer a little deeper into the unfathomable love of God—a love they have personally encountered and been drawn to.
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.

March 5, 9 am to 5 pm, “Hands-on Gardening” Workshop.
Learn how to grow the most nutritious, healthy, healing and tasty produce ever! Learn how to plant the garden and a fruit tree using methods given by inspiration over 100 years ago.  Presented by Lynn Hoag of SunCountryGardens.com, master gardener and lifelong researcher into these methods. NEW! Bring your kids!….this is a great way to get them to love their veggies when they can grow their very own! There will be a special class with fun activities for them on Sunday and kid’s classes at the church garden all summer long! To register, email Marilyn.Puccinelli@gmail.com, or call 360-609-1461.
Event Location: Vancouver Community Adventist Church.

March 5, 3:00 pm: Matt and Josie Minikus benefit concert.
Come and join us for a lovely afternoon concert with Matt and Josie. Immediately following the concert we will have our “Be the Match®” effort, where we will be looking for bone marrow donors and doing cheek swabs to check for eligibility. These are two ways of showing God’s love in this dark world.
About the Match:
For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 25 years, ”Be the Match®,” operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. We work every day to save lives through transplant.
Event Location: Gladstone Park Church.

March 14, 7:30 pm: Concert.
Featuring Burman University/Parkview Adventist Academy Choral Union (formerly Canadian Union College). The concert is free. A free-will offering will be taken.

March 17-26: Islam and Christianity in Bible Prophecy.
The headlines are unmistakable. Our world is on the precipice of extraordinary cataclysmic change. The conflict between two great religions – Islam and Christianity – is fast approaching a devastating climax that will shake the whole world. Indeed, the face of Western Europe has already been transformed through rapid Islamic expansion, and the fear of terror and holy war pervade the American psyche as multiple conflicts rage in the Middle East. But what happens next – and when? In an age of constant unpredictability, how can we really know what the future holds? After a decade of careful study and scholarly legwork, international speaker Tim Roosenberg unveils a staggering new study of Bible prophecy that demonstrates that God’s Word is not silent regarding Islam in these last days. Islam and Christianity in Prophecy carefully explores and unlocks the mysterious book of Daniel, specifically chapters 11 and 12, unveiling a thrilling picture of prophecy that includes the past, present, and future roles of Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, and the United States in the final conflict ahead. Along the way, Tim Roosenberg provides the answers you need to survive the growing holy war, answers that will give you complete confidence in God’s Word the Bible, and faith in the promises of Christ. Event Location: Healing Hope Adventist Fellowship.

 June 24-July 1, 2017: Heritage Singers Cruise.
Heritage invites you to come along to Alaska for a week of fellowship, a lot of music, and good food in celebration of our 45th year of music and ministry. This will be the last cruise Heritage will do, so come and make history with us. Space is limited, so reserve your cabins early. All the information in this brochure link, and there is more information about the cruise on our website www.heritagesingers.com.

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February 25 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

As I sit here in reflection of a busy weekend at Sunnyside, I am overwhelming thankful for and inspired by, the beauty of the body of Christ. The reality of so many different, wonderful people, coming together, giving of their time, helping each other “do life.”

This past Sabbath we were blessed with the incredible music by I Cantori of Walla Walla University, by a plentiful potluck led by two of our Sabbath School Teams, inspired by remembering the life of Bonner Allen, and finally privileged to pray over our young Thorp family as they prepare for mission service in Nepal.

This does not even touch on the’‘Life Together” groups that have been meeting together! Through all of this, you, our church family, pulled together, showing up, cleaning up, giving food, listening to, and praying for each other, giving of your time. Thank you for choosing to be the body of Christ that the apostle Paul envisioned in 1 Corinthians 12 – “you are beautiful to behold!”

As we prepare for another blessed Sabbath, I pray that you do so with the knowledge that our God is shining through you brightly. Thank you for being faithful.

In Him,

Pastor Kara Johnsson

SHOUT OUTS

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 good, or going beyond expectations.

Appreciation to the hosts that provided bed and breakfast, and transportation for two nights for the students of I Cantori of Walla Walla University:
          Dale & Lorene Beaulieu         Erik & Alice Nielsen
         Raymond & Marion Betz       Dan & Marilyn Patchin
         Jan Clayton                                 Roger & Kathy Rosenquist
         Brian & Sharon Gosney         Caleb & Brenda Siaw
         Randy & Judy Green              Tom & Brooke Stafford
         Scott & Dorothy LeMert
In addition, a huge thank you to those who prepared dinner Friday night for almost fifty staff and students:
         Carmen Cafferky                    Kara Johnsson
         Jan Clayton                              Phyllis Woods
Finally, to the two Sabbath School classes that provided a delicious potluck lunch for the staff and students – thank you!

To the Sunnyside Nominating Committee members that completed a two-year service as of last Sabbath: Ted Mackett, Tasha Chase, Barbara Gren, Becky Haggerty, and Steffen Moller. Thank you for your service!

Sue Williams, one of our members, was instrumental in creating and sending out over 100 Valentine’s Day cards with Meals on Wheels. Thank you for spreading the love, Sue!

 

News
This Weekend
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This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Kara Johnsson will present our Bible message titled “Known.”

This afternoon, 4:00 pm, our Adventist Heritage seminar will resume in the Columbia Room. Pastor Scott LeMert will lead off this session with a discussion of the post-October 22, 1844, environment, i. e., where did all the believers (Adventists) go after the “Great Disappointment”? This is called the “Scattering Time” and it was chaos to be sure. We will also present short bios of the three people who, following Jesus, would lead a “little flock” out of this chaos. The journey continues as we look back, enabling us to move forward with increased faith in Jesus our Leader.

Tomorrow, Sunday, February 26, 2:00 pm, come and celebrate Pastor Kara and Terry Johnsson’s marriage. Many have asked about a registry – they are not registered anywhere; however, a wishing well will be available to which you may contribute.kara-terry

Church Announcements

Please pray for comfort and peace for the friends and family of. . .

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Ken Iverson who passed away January 16. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church Sunday, March 12, 11:00 am.

 

Our monthly fellowship potluck will be next week. Plan to attend and bring enough food for your family as well as extra to serve our guests. This is a great time to visit with friends and make new acquaintances.

The month of March is “Update Our Directory” month. Please review your information to make sure it is current. We also need your picture. You may forward a photo you like, update it yourself through the online directory, or there will be a crew in each of the lobbies to take a snapshot we can use. Send your updated information and pictures to info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

First Friday will be held on March 3, 7:15 pm, in the lower level amphitheaters of Adventist Medical Center. First Fridays are a time of music and spiritual fellowship. Praise and worship will feature the Adventist Health Praise Band and an inspirational thought from David Russell. Soup and salad dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, Friday, March 3. You must register, and it is on a first-come, first served basis. Register at https://www.adventisthealth.org/nw/event/first-friday-soup-and-salad-dinner.

Family Resource Network thanks you for your generous support. Many families have been helped thanks to you. Mark your envelope account #488.

Life at Sunnyside

I Cantori of WWU

I Cantori of WWU

I Cantori of WWU

I Cantori of WWU

Pastor Kara, Raymond Baker, Matthew Yuchniuc, Ethan Edwards

Pastor Kara, Raymond Baker, Matthew Yuchniuc, Ethan Edwards

Rose Buchanan, Marcia Dunham

Rose Buchanan, Marcia Dunham

Joanne Dixon, Lorene Beaulieu

Joanne Dixon, Lorene Beaulieu

Roy Murray, Carl Buchanan, Harold Burden

Roy Murray, Carl Buchanan, Harold Burden

Dick Gingrich

Dick Gingrich

Carl and Becky Haggerty

Carl and Becky Haggerty

Bill Hohensee

Bill Hohensee

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

Area Events

ABC Sale: The Adventist Book Center’s Case Food Sale is March 5-12. Deliveries are available.  For all the details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.

Looking for teenage singers for a SDA Homeschool Christian Choir.  Practices will be Wednesdays at Rockwood Church (1910 SE 182nd Ave, Portland) approximately from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm, starting March 1.  Auditions are on February 22.  Contact Brenda Zollbrecht for more info.  503-805-5407 or ivaluehealth@gmail.com.

A Mission Project for you! PACS is going to be starting construction on its new Medical/Dental/Ophthalmology Clinic in February as the weather permits. They are looking for skilled and some willing non-skilled volunteers to help. Please contact Paul Cole or Tim Zollbrecht at 503-252-8500. You will be a blessing and be blessed.

March 5, 9 am to 5 pm, “Hands-on Gardening” Workshop.
Learn how to grow the most nutritious, healthy, healing and tasty produce ever! Learn how to plant the garden and a fruit tree using methods given by inspiration over 100 years ago.  Presented by Lynn Hoag of SunCountryGardens.com, master gardener and lifelong researcher into these methods. NEW! Bring your kids!….this is a great way to get them to love their veggies when they can grow their very own! There will be a special class with fun activities for them on Sunday and kid’s classes at the church garden all summer long! To register, email Marilyn.Puccinelli@gmail.com, or call 360-609-1461.
Event Location: Vancouver Community Adventist Church.

March 5, 3:00 pm: Matt and Josie Minikus benefit concert.
Come and join us for a lovely afternoon concert with Matt and Josie. Immediately following the concert we will have our “Be the Match®” effort, where we will be looking for bone marrow donors and doing cheek swabs to check for eligibility. These are two ways of showing God’s love in this dark world.
About the Match:
For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 25 years, ”Be the Match®,” operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. We work every day to save lives through transplant.
Event Location: Gladstone Park Church.

March 17-26: Islam and Christianity in Bible Prophecy.
The headlines are unmistakable. Our world is on the precipice of extraordinary cataclysmic change. The conflict between two great religions – Islam and Christianity – is fast approaching a devastating climax that will shake the whole world. Indeed, the face of Western Europe has already been transformed through rapid Islamic expansion, and the fear of terror and holy war pervade the American psyche as multiple conflicts rage in the Middle East. But what happens next – and when? In an age of constant unpredictability, how can we really know what the future holds? After a decade of careful study and scholarly legwork, international speaker Tim Roosenberg unveils a staggering new study of Bible prophecy that demonstrates that God’s Word is not silent regarding Islam in these last days. Islam and Christianity in Prophecy carefully explores and unlocks the mysterious book of Daniel, specifically chapters 11 and 12, unveiling a thrilling picture of prophecy that includes the past, present, and future roles of Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, and the United States in the final conflict ahead. Along the way, Tim Roosenberg provides the answers you need to survive the growing holy war, answers that will give you complete confidence in God’s Word the Bible, and faith in the promises of Christ. Event Location: Healing Hope Adventist Fellowship.

 June 24-July 1, 2017: Heritage Singers Cruise.
Heritage invites you to come along to Alaska for a week of fellowship, a lot of music, and good food in celebration of our 45th year of music and ministry. This will be the last cruise Heritage will do, so come and make history with us. Space is limited, so reserve your cabins early. All the information in this brochure link, and there is more information about the cruise on our website www.heritagesingers.com.

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February 18 Communiqué

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Jonathan

Dear Church Family,

Today, I’m thankful for this community of faith. In the last week, dozens of volunteers worked tireless hours to put on a first-class children’s church program that taught and inspired our children to follow Jesus more closely. Over the past few weeks, Sabbath School classes and other groups have come together for our Life Together Lunches to insure that every new guest on Sabbath has a community in which to eat lunch. Many church members have rallied to support families who have said goodbye to loved ones. Still others spent time together last weekend with WWU professors to think deeply about our faith and grow in spiritual maturity. Every day there is a group of believers meeting for one reason or another, experiencing life

This weekend, it continues as a dozen families have agreed to host some of the students from WWU who will be sharing music with us in our worship services.  Tomorrow afternoon, we gather with the Allens to mourn the loss of a precious family member.  And Sabbath evening, we will gather to celebrate God’s call to mission and prayerfully dedicate the Thorp family before they leave for Nepal.  Sunday, we will gather to share in the joy of impending birth and shower the Bradleys with gifts and support as they welcome their firstborn into the world.  Each of these events is a spiritual act as we experience the ups and downs of life in Christian community.

Everywhere we turn, faithful community exists. I’m excited to see how God will lead and draw even more people into meaningful community with God’s people. I’m reminded of
1 Peter 2 where Peter calls believers “living stones” who “are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” The Master Architect is at work at Sunnyside, building faithful individuals into a beautiful masterpiece of Christian community in which we fulfill His call together.

May each of you experience a rich Sabbath blessing as we live in community together this weekend.

Blessings,

Pastor Jonathan Russell

 

SHOUT OUTS

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 good, or going beyond expectations.

A very special thank you to Debbie Stanton and the Children’s Ministries team for all their time and effort they put in to preparing an amazing Children’s Church last week.

News
This Weekend
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Our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will present our Bible message titled “Reflections on Life: Middle Way.”

A memorial service will be conducted for Bonner Allen at 3:00 pm, in the sanctuary.

This afternoon, 12:45 pm, join the Sunnyside Nature Walking Group for a walk on Mt Tabor, about 2 miles from Sunnyside Church. Meet in the Youth Room to eat your sack lunch, then carpool. Hosts: Tom & Brooke Stafford. For more information contact bstafford@q.com or 360-936-3373; 360-936-5782.

Mission Vespers this afternoon at 5:00  pm, in the Sunnyside Church sanctuary. Plan to attend this special program, dedicating Jonathon, Allie (nee Westermeyer), and baby James Thorp. The Thorps are beginning a 5-year medical mission service term at Scheer Memorial Hospital, Nepal. Please join the church in praying for this family.

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Tomorrow Sunday, February 19, 1:30 pm, there will be a baby shower for Karista and Dan Bradley. They are expecting a baby boy in March and are registered at Amazon.com.

Church Announcements

Please pray for comfort and peace for the friends and families of. . .bonner-allen

Bonner Allen who passed away January 21. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church Sabbath, February 18, 2:30 pm.

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Ken Iverson who passed away January 16. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church Sunday, March 12, 11:00 am.

 

Pastor Kara is back! Plan now to attend a wedding reception celebrating the marriage of Pastor Kara and Terry Johnsson, Sunday, February 26, 2:00 pm, here at Sunnyside Church. Many have asked about a registry – they are not registered anywhere; however, a wishing well will be available to which you may contribute

Family Resource Network thanks you for your generous support. Many families have been helped thanks to you. Mark your envelope account #488. Urgently Needed: Small apartment for nursing student asap. Please contact the church office for information.
Also Needed: Washing machine for one of our refugee families.

Life at Sunnyside

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Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary

PAES wishes to invite all prospective kindergarteners, first-graders and their parents,
To: K/1st Round-up. Thursday, February 23.
Registration begins at 5:10 at the front door.
We look forward to seeing you here!!

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

Notice to constituents of Portland Adventist Academy: A Constituency Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7:00 pm, at the academy.

Area Events

ABC Sale: The Adventist Book Center’s Case Food Sale is March 5-12. Deliveries are available.  For all the details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.

Looking for teenage singers for a SDA Homeschool Christian Choir.  Practices will be Wednesdays at Rockwood Church (1910 SE 182nd Ave, Portland) approximately from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm, starting March 1.  Auditions are on February 22.  Contact Brenda Zollbrecht for more info.  503-805-5407 or ivaluehealth@gmail.com.

A Mission Project for you! PACS is going to be starting construction on its new Medical/Dental/Ophthalmology Clinic in February as the weather permits. They are looking for skilled and some willing non-skilled volunteers to help. Please contact Paul Cole or Tim Zollbrecht at 503-252-8500. You will be a blessing and be blessed.

March 17-26: Islam and Christianity in Bible Prophecy.
The headlines are unmistakable. Our world is on the precipice of extraordinary cataclysmic change. The conflict between two great religions – Islam and Christianity – is fast approaching a devastating climax that will shake the whole world. Indeed, the face of Western Europe has already been transformed through rapid Islamic expansion, and the fear of terror and holy war pervade the American psyche as multiple conflicts rage in the Middle East. But what happens next – and when? In an age of constant unpredictability, how can we really know what the future holds? After a decade of careful study and scholarly legwork, international speaker Tim Roosenberg unveils a staggering new study of Bible prophecy that demonstrates that God’s Word is not silent regarding Islam in these last days. Islam and Christianity in Prophecy carefully explores and unlocks the mysterious book of Daniel, specifically chapters 11 and 12, unveiling a thrilling picture of prophecy that includes the past, present, and future roles of Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, and the United States in the final conflict ahead. Along the way, Tim Roosenberg provides the answers you need to survive the growing holy war, answers that will give you complete confidence in God’s Word the Bible, and faith in the promises of Christ. Event Location: Healing Hope Adventist Fellowship.

 June 24-July 1, 2017: Heritage Singers Cruise.
Heritage invites you to come along to Alaska for a week of fellowship, a lot of music, and good food in celebration of our 45th year of music and ministry. This will be the last cruise Heritage will do, so come and make history with us. Space is limited, so reserve your cabins early. All the information in this brochure link, and there is more information about the cruise on our website www.heritagesingers.com.

Job Opportunity:
The Oregon Conference Treasury Department is looking for two part-time Auditors. For more information, please visit oregonconference.org, click the tab Departments, Human Resources, and then click on Employment. Or go directly to oregonconference.org/employment-home.

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February 11 Communiqué

Don’t miss other Announcements  &  Week At a Glance in the Church Bulletin (Click here)

 

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Dear Family,

In my devotions this morning, I was reading about Peter and his incredible experience with Jesus walking on the water. We know it well; while he trusted in Jesus to take care of his walking, all was well, but as soon as he looked down, his attention was taken by his own inability in the face of the waves, and he started to sink. I remember when I first started to learn to swim – floating was such a challenge! I would try and try to make myself float, thrashing about, splashing, and dog paddling. I made it to the surface, but was never able to stay there and my efforts would leave me exhausted. It was only when I relaxed, and trusted the water to hold me, that my body rose to the surface. As long as I stayed relaxed, allowing the water to hold me, I was fine. But then I would start to worry, wondering where I was, how far from the edge I was floating. I would lift my head to take a look and down I would go again!

God’s love is like that water. Our efforts to “stay afloat,” to earn His love, are exhausting and counterproductive. Like Peter, we begin to sink as we begin to worry about how our floating is going! We lift our heads to try to work out where we need to be, and down we go! But as we learn to trust God’s love to hold us, to do what needs to be done in our lives, we rise to the surface, and are carried.

It is my prayer that you are able to pause, and see the love of God that surrounds you this Sabbath, and rest in His presence.

In Him,

Pastor Kara Johnsson

 

SHOUT OUTS

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 good, or going beyond expectations.

Appreciation is sent to the Pathfinders and their leaders for doing such an amazing job last week on SunnyShine Day! Our building looks much better and shines with love. Thank you.

 Our “costume team,” Karen Davies and Karen Ulloth” have put in many hours to make sure all the costumes are cleaned, pressed, and ready to go for our next dramatic presentations. A special thank you to you, Karen, and Karen!

 A shout out to Barbara Gohl, Kimberly Goodwin-Helton, and Paul Dragulin. Responding to Warren Rushold’s interview questions, these three Sunnysiders did an outstanding job in our February 4 Adventist Heritage seminar session taking us back to the experience of October 22, 1844, the “Great Disappointment. 

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This Weekend
Church Announcements
Life at Sunnyside
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Alden Thompson, Ph. D. of Walla Walla University will present our Bible message titled “From 1844 to the Kingdom.”

Children’s Church will be from 10:00 am–12:30 pm, in the children’s wing. This service is designed for children ages 4-9. Our theme is “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.”  2 Timothy 4:7. Plan now to bring your children, your grandchildren, and your neighbor’s children. We have a fun-filled, spiritual blessing in place for each child.

There will be a potluck for those staying for the Sabbath afternoon meetings.

The WWU CBFM weekend schedule is as follows and will be in the Fellowship Hall:

Friday, 7:00 pm: “The End from the Beginning: Understanding Eschatology in the Old Testament” – WWU Assistant Professor Brant Berglin

Sabbath, 12:30 pm: Sabbath potluck for those attending the afternoon session

Sabbath, 2:00 pm: “Building on the Past: Reading Revelation in Light of the Old Testament” – Brant Berglin, WWU Assistant Professor

Sabbath, 3:30 pm: Panel discussion with WWU professors.

Sabbath, 5:00 pm: Vespers with Dr. Dave Thomas, Dean of School of Theology.

Sabbath After Vespers: WWU School of Theology book sale. The School of Theology professors will have their most recent works available. A flyer of the books available is available from the Narthex table.

A memorial service will be conducted for Edith Moor at 3:00 pm, in the sanctuary.

Tomorrow, Sunday, February 12, 4:00 pm, Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra will be in concert here at Sunnyside Church.

Church Announcements

Please pray for comfort and peace for the friends and families of. . .

Edith Moor who passed away January 24. A memorial service will be held at Sunnyside Church, Sabbath, February 11, 3:00 pm.

Margarete Ward who passed away January 24. A memorial service will be conducted at Healing Hope Church Sunday, February 12, 1:00 pm.

Bonner Allen who passed away January 21. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church Sabbath, February 18, 2:30 pm.

Ken Iverson who passed away January 16. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church Sunday, March 12, 11:00 am.

Helen Lange, a long-time resident and musician in the Portland area, passed away on January 31. A memorial service is scheduled for Sabbath, February 11, 3:00 pm, at Pleasant Valley Church.

Sabbath, February 18, 12:45 pm, join the Sunnyside Nature Walking Group for a walk on Mt Tabor, about 2 miles from Sunnyside Church. Meet in the Youth Room to eat your sack lunch, then carpool. Hosts: Tom & Brooke Stafford. For more information contact bstafford@q.com or 360-936-3373; 360-936-5782.

Mission Vespers: February 18 at 5 pm, Sunnyside Church sanctuary. Plan to attend this special program, dedicating Jonathon, Allie (nee Westermeyer), & baby James Thorp. The Thorps are beginning a 5-year medical mission service term at Scheer Memorial Hospital, Nepal. Please join the church in praying for this family.

Family Resource Network thanks you for your generous support. Many families have been helped thanks to you. Mark your envelope account #488. Urgently Needed: Small apartment for nursing student asap. Please contact the church office for information.
Also Needed: Washing machine for one of our refugee families.

Sunday, February 19, 1:30 pm, there will be a baby shower for Karista its-a-boyand Dan Bradley. They are expecting a baby boy in March and are registered at Amazon.com.

Pastor Kara is back! Plan now to attend a wedding reception celebrating the marriage of Pastor Kara and Terry Sunday, February 26, 2:00 pm, here at Sunnyside Church.

Life at Sunnyside

Phyllis Woods

Phyllis Woods

 

Prayer for Romanian mission.

Prayer for Romanian mission.

Paul Dragulin

Paul Dragulin

 

Donna Mitchell

Donna Mitchel

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary

PAES wishes to invite all prospective kindergarteners, first-graders and their parents,
To: K/1st Round-up. Thursday, February 23.
Registration begins at 5:10 at the front door.
We look forward to seeing you here!!

Portland Adventist Academy
www.paasda.org
News:  www.paasda.org/news

Rivergate Elementary
We are presently conducting preregistration for students who currently attend Rivergate. “In house” pregistration ends on February 15. We will then accept preregistration on a first-come, first-served bases. If your child does not currently attend Rivergate Adventist Elementary, and you are interested in preregistering them for the 2017-2018 school year, you may do so beginning February 16. If you would like more information about preregistration or have general inquires about the school, please phone 503-656-0544 or email office@rgsda.org.

Notice to constituents of Portland Adventist Academy: A Constituency Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7:00 pm, at the academy.

Area Events

A Mission Project for you! PACS is going to be starting construction on its new Medical/Dental/Ophthalmology Clinic in February as the weather permits. They are looking for skilled and some willing non-skilled volunteers to help. Please contact Paul Cole or Tim Zollbrecht at 503-252-8500. You will be a blessing and be blessed.

February 12, Noon. Take Heart Ministries.
Join us for our 5th annual Valentine Luncheon — widowed, divorced, alone, hurting, and those willing to come to support those of us who are. Register by February 1, and your name will be entered in a special drawing. To register or for more information 541-367-4913 or tawnysusan@yahoo.com. Tawny Sportsman, 4913 Mimosa Circle, Sweet Home, OR 97386. Attn: Take Heart Ministry. Cost:$30.
Please note: New venue: Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial SE, Salem, Oregon.

March 17-26: Islam and Christianity in Bible Prophecy.
The headlines are unmistakable. Our world is on the precipice of extraordinary cataclysmic change. The conflict between two great religions – Islam and Christianity – is fast approaching a devastating climax that will shake the whole world. Indeed, the face of Western Europe has already been transformed through rapid Islamic expansion, and the fear of terror and holy war pervade the American psyche as multiple conflicts rage in the Middle East. But what happens next – and when? In an age of constant unpredictability, how can we really know what the future holds? After a decade of careful study and scholarly legwork, international speaker Tim Roosenberg unveils a staggering new study of Bible prophecy that demonstrates that God’s Word is not silent regarding Islam in these last days. Islam and Christianity in Prophecy carefully explores and unlocks the mysterious book of Daniel, specifically chapters 11 and 12, unveiling a thrilling picture of prophecy that includes the past, present, and future roles of Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, and the United States in the final conflict ahead. Along the way, Tim Roosenberg provides the answers you need to survive the growing holy war, answers that will give you complete confidence in God’s Word the Bible, and faith in the promises of Christ. Event Location: Healing Hope Adventist Fellowship.

 June 24-July 1, 2017: Heritage Singers Cruise.
Heritage invites you to come along to Alaska for a week of fellowship, a lot of music, and good food in celebration of our 45th year of music and ministry. This will be the last cruise Heritage will do, so come and make history with us. Space is limited, so reserve your cabins early. All the information in this brochure link, and there is more information about the cruise on our website www.heritagesingers.com.

Job Opportunity:
The Oregon Conference Treasury Department is looking for two part-time Auditors. For more information, please visit oregonconference.org, click the tab Departments, Human Resources, and then click on Employment. Or go directly to oregonconference.org/employment-home.

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