Sunnyside Communiqué

Philippians 4:4-5

Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute!

Tomorrow is Sabbath, and what a Sabbath it will be!  Come for worship, come for the food, come for fellowship, come for the day.  Tomorrow is a Sabbath for our youth and they and the adults working with them have put together a very special worship service under the theme and sermon title, “Take It Home.”

It is hard to believe that we are getting to the end of the school year and that this Sabbath marks the end of the Adventurer and Pathfinder calendar (although not the end of their activities). It is time to celebrate all achievements our children and young people have attained this past year. Do join us at the Investiture services at 2 pm and 6 pm. In fact, come to potluck tomorrow and stay because the Belize Mission group will bring us a report at 5 pm at Encounters.

Pastor Scott says he will have a sample for all to try of Belizean “Hot Mamma’s” habanero sauce.  He says you must be brave and try it.  It is not “hell” in a bottle but if you like things fiery, well, he’ll let you set your own pain tolerance by how much you add.  It does add a nice finishing touch to a number of dishes.  This brand won top world honors in Mexico City two years ago against seven thousand other entries.  No, this is not his new sauerkraut; he still has that around as well, although his youngest son just ran off with his last jar.

Sunday morning bright and early the Kids in Discipleship families will make their last visit to O’Bryant Square. Thank you for supporting them with personal care items and financial contributions. This helped extend what originally was a short term project into three and a half years of ministry. I want to celebrate what they have done! To the families who have been changed and touched by this ministry, thank you for your sacrifice of your Sunday morning leisure time for serving the least of these.

Sunday is also a day of celebration and blessing and fellowship. There will be a baby shower at 11 am for Lizette and Bang Nguyen and Joanie and Wes Blumerberg. (We are also looking forward to the safe arrival of a baby brother for Lucy and Robbie soooon). Widen your circle of friends and come and join us to celebrate.

Later on Sunday at 4 pm the Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra will grace us with their music. I hear that the Sunnyside Adult Chorus is singing with them. I always look forward to the comments that Travis Hatton, the conductor, makes in between.

Next Sabbath is our quarterly young adult Sabbath at Sunnyside.  Pastor Jonathan and the Walla Walla University Nurses are putting themselves fully into this, the seniors last special “Sabbath at Sunnyside” before graduation and out to the four points of the globe.  Have you noticed the number of young adults attending Sunnyside?  This is a testimony to the many who have for several years been making friends with this age group and making them feel appreciated and valued.

Do note that the memorial service for Roy Gutsche will be next Sabbath afternoon at 3:30 pm. We also mourn the loss of Robert Dixon, Verna’s husband who passed away this week.

In celebration of what the Lord has done for each of us!

Pastor Scott & Pastor Shirley

Pastor Scott LeMert               Pastor Shirley Allen
Senior Pastor                           Associate Pastor
Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church

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