Dear Church Family,
The holiday season is in full swing. Tis the season of office Christmas parties, gift-giving, family get togethers, and all manner of Christmas cheer. In the busy-ness of life, it’s sometimes easy to forget the important things of life. This hit me even more strongly this evening as I sifted through the wreckage that was my to-do list for the day and realized that this missive, the Communique, had somehow fallen through cracks. But better late than never, as they say. In this Christmas season, put first things first. Invest in those connections that you will remember forever. Don’t let life’s acceleration through this season suck the wind from your sails.
This is an exciting weekend at Sunnyside. We are privileged to welcome Paddy McCoy, the chaplain from Walla Walla University as our featured speaker for our Collegiate Church, titled ReVive. Paddy has brought with him a group of guys who will be leading out in our music tomorrow. As I am listening to their rehearsal this evening, I know that we are in for special blessing as we worship together tomorrow.
Tomorrow will also be a great day because the afternoon will be full of music as Portland Adventist Academy holds their annual Christmas concert in our sanctuary at 3 PM. Linda Neel always has the students ready to perform excellent music, so come out and support our high school and enjoy some beautiful music.
This weekend is only one in our series of special Christmas services at Sunnyside. Next week will be another great service with a different feel. We have lovingly dubbed it, Classic Christmas, and we look forward to the ministry of the Sunnyside Chamber Orchestra and the preaching of Pastor Scott.
I hope that your Sabbath is full of the hope and joy that embodies this Advent Season. See you tomorrow!
Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church