Nov 10 Communiqué & Announcements

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Salute to Our Soldiers!
This Sabbath is Veteran’s Sabbath.  We all enjoy and have greatly benefited from the privileges of living in America, the United States of America.  On mission trips and other foreign travel, I have had the repeated experience of asking someone there if I could help them.  So many times the answer has come back, “Yes, stick me in your suitcase and take me back to America with you.”  Celebrate with us this Sabbath as we salute our soldiers and praise the “The Lord of Hosts,” “The Prince of Peace.”  Please, take time to read the soldier’s prayer below:

 A Prayer for Courage
Lord, I ask for courage.
Courage to face and conquer my own fears….
Courage to take me where others will not go.
I ask for strength…
Strength of body to protect others.
Strength of spirit to lead others.
I ask for dedication…
Dedication to my job, to do it well…
Dedication to my country, to keep it safe.
Give me Lord, concern…
For those who trust me and compassion for those who need me.
And please Lord…..
Through it all be at my side.

With you in Christ,

Sunnyside Pastoral Staff

News & Notes

This Weekend
The Week Ahead
Church Announcements
Coming Events at Sunnyside
Children’s Ministries
Adventist Education
Area Events & Announcements
Church Budget

This Weekend

Introducing our New bulletin! Our revised bulletin is focused on today’s worship and critical information. It doesn’t include as many pages, and is very cost effective. Even though it’s not as lengthy, you will still have access to all the information as before, only in a different format:

  • Scrolling on the screens before the service
  • Sunnyside’s website
  • The Communiqué – Sunnyside’s NEWSletter (with extended announcements) accessible:

o From your computer
o From your tablet or smartphone – use the QR code or link listed in the bulletin
o Printed copies available from the Information Table in the Narthex.


• Paper reduction: Approximately $2,000/year
• Printing cost reduction: Over $200/month
• Administrative time reduction: Approximately 12 hours/week

The Combined Brath and Ham Families wish to express our deep gratitude to the Sunnyside Church for all the love you showed to our mother, Bea, during her final illness.  Your continued visits, cards, prayers, and loving thoughts meant so much to her.  And we, her children, are so grateful to you for helping in countless ways with her memorial service on October 28.  The attention to detail by so many–deacons and deaconesses, P.A. and video crews, musicians, office coordinator, elders, pastors, janitors, landscape crew, and especially the amazing food preparation crew–all of you and many more worked so hard to make the service an honor both to Bea and to her wonderful God.  Thank you, too, for the flowers, cards, prayers, and kind words of sympathy and happy memories that you shared with us.  We look forward to “Gathering at the River” with you and our beloved Nana Bea in the Resurrection.

On Behalf of the Evanado, Strobehn and Simmon families, we are thanking all the church staff and members for their kindness, accommodations, and services rendered that made the memorial service of our beloved Christopher Strobehn a memorable one.

Goodbye from Larry and Caroline Wrightman. We are sad to bid you adieu. We are moving to Hesperia, Calif. in order to be closer to several family members. After moving to Portland in 1987, Sunnyside became our first church family. During the years of 1997 to 2007 we visited other church homes. But the warmth and friendliness of Sunnyside drew us back. Thanks to everyone who has shared a part of themselves with us. We will miss you.

Lorie Ramey, family and friends, lost an amazing and dear man, Herbert Koehn, Lorie’s father, on October 31, 2012. He passed away at the long-term care facility in Fairview Alberta, Canada. He worked as a farmer and bee keeper. Peace is his after struggling with Alzheimers. “A man with so much love for all, espeically his love and trust in the Lord.”

Thank you, our church family, for the incredible support with the Adventurers’ Induction & Fundraiser. Children, parents, and teachers were busy creating a beautiful event: decorations by Little Lambs; greeting by Eager Beavers; cooking by Busy Bees and their hard working Romanian friends; Sunbeams provided music and entertainment; Builders worked hard in the Fundraising duties and Helping Hands assisted in the devotional and a very well done skit! We’d like to thank Gene & Judy Denis, grandma Lorrie & Lloyd Wescott, Ruby & Bill Hohense for their help and support, the Russell family for the sweet song, Pastor Shirley for the beautiful ceremony, shopping enthusiastically and washing the dishes, Dave Allen for making it a “Not-That-Silent” silent auction, and to our very many and generous donors (Helen Ferrier, Carl & Rose Buchanan, Joan Fenn and others) that brought in items for us to sell! And then, they donated more, by shopping! Thanks to many of our friends that shopped generously, we are not only $1,371 richer, but we’ve been blessed to see the support of our church family! We are so thankful this thanksgiving season!!! May God bless you!

SunnyShare Cooperative  There is a table located in the hallway near the Fellowship Hall for food, extra produce, and goods from Sunnyside homes and gardens to share.

Our Family Resource Network has had many requests and we are grateful that we can be in a position to help others. Let us know if you or a fellow member needs food, clothes, utility payment, or other assistance. Please pray for this network and support it with your contribution to “Family Resource Network” or assign it to Account #9387.

The Week Ahead

Today, Nov. 10
4 pm: Nurses Dedication
Sunday, Nov. 11
11 am: Cardmaking (Room 20)
4 pm: Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra
Monday, Nov. 12
7 pm: Genealogy Workshop–Germans from Russia (Room 20)
Tuesday, Nov. 13    
5:30 pm: Baptismal Class (Workroom)
6:30 pm: How to Teach Your Kids…Follow Up (Room 61)
6:30 pm:  Adventurers (Children’s Wing)
6:30 pm:  Pathfinders (Basement)
7 pm: History of the Ancient Empire (Room 63)
Wednesday, Nov 14     
10 am: FaithLift – Mark 13:1-23 (Room 20)
5:30 pm: Women’s Ministries Committee (Room 20)
7 pm: CherryWood Prayer Meeting – Richard Gingrich
7:30 pm: Facilities Committee (Workroom)
7:30 pm:   Music Committee (Room 20)
Thursday, Nov. 15     
6 pm: Handbell Rehearsal (Room 82)
7 pm: Choir Rehearsal (Room 82)
Friday, Nov. 16    
7 pm: Romanian Prayer Meeting (Room 63)
Sabbath, Nov. 17          
Sermon  A Piece of Apple Pie – Pastor Jonathan

Church Announcements

Turkey Trot / Tot Trot At The Zoo, Thanksgiving morning, November 22, 8 am,  at Washington Park. Advance sign up not required. Runners, walkers, toddlers and strollers. Begins at Forestry Center ends at elephant exhibit in the zoo. For more information contact Arnold Petersen. View details at

Coming Events

November 11, 4 pm:
Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra, Travis Hatton, director
November 18, 5:30 pm:
Evangelism Outreach Banquet
December 8, 3 pm:
Portland Adventist Academy’s Christmas concert
December 21, 7 pm:
Family Christmas program

When Heaven Touched Earth, or…..Bed, Bethlehem and Beyond! It’s that time again! Come join us, and invite your friends and family to welcome in the Christmas season with the story of Jesus’ birth, presented by our wonderful children, Sabbath, December 1, second service. For details visit

December 22, Christmas Sabbath
9:00–9:45 am: Christmas Brunch
10:00 am: Bible Study Classes
11:00 am: Christmas Worship
with Sunnyside Symphony and Sunnyside Choir

Children’s Ministries

Childrens Church November 10, 11:15 am.
All kids ages 4-14 welcome!
View details at:

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy

PAA Pink Walk

On October 17, a happy crowd of PAA girls, dressed head-to-toe in pink, walked and waved to all who passed them along the busy roads of PAA’s neighborhood. Their leader was PAA’s Ladies Health and P.E. teacher, Linda Johnson, who has a passion for breast cancer awareness and for inspiring her students and others to live an active life no matter what their age or ability.

The Pink Walk is significant to PAA. Kathryn Damazo, a PAA Girls’ P.E. teacher died of breast cancer in 2004. The PAA community remembers her every year when they grant a student with a Kathryn Damazo Scholarship Award. Linda’s students remember Damazo every October.
Read more at PAA’s new e-Headlines:
Or you can also subscribe to PAA’s e-Headlines:

Portland Adventist Elementary School

November Newsletter  

Area Events

Hurricane Sandy has left millions of people with needs ranging from food and water to personal care items, cleaning supplies, shelter, and much more. Trained Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) volunteers up and down the east coast of the United States are hard at work providing emergency and recovery assistance in Christ’s name. With your help, they can do much more. ACS DR is a well-respected disaster response leader that can leverage partnerships and make bulk purchases that can multiply the benefits of your donated dollars. Please consider making a donation to ACS DR and help your church make a difference in the lives of those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Ways to give include: Drop a donation in your local church offering plate marked “ACS Disaster Response”; Go to; call 800-381-7171; Mail a check to ACS Disaster Response, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904.

Follow The Star has positions open. Roman soldiers, angel choir, shepherds, and even parking attendants — jobs large and small. If you can be a part of Follow the Star this year contact Yvonne Christensen at 503-631-2567 or Corleen Johnson at 503-668-5639 or Follow the Star is always the first two weekends of December – Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings at the Gladstone Campgrounds.

Today, 4 pm, Vancouver Church will host the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus’ celebration of their South Africa mission project. Special guests from South Africa as well as Faith for Today’s Dan Matthews join OAMC in sharing exciting stories of God’s leading. You may also join the celebration online with live streaming at

The CD “Arise O Man, the 2012 Brotherhood Tour—South Africa” will be released today in conjunction with the OAMC concert. It is available at the concert,,, and

 November 12, 10 am-4 pm, Gladstone Park Church holds its third annual Holiday Bazaar. Crafts, gifts, collectibles, antiques, home-based business displays, food, ad door prizes. Large selection of unique items. Low prices. Kid’s fun, too. Gift wrapping available. Benefit for church fellowship hall and Junior High wing. For more information email or visit

November 12, 10 amRivergate Adventist Elementary cordially invites you to join us for our Veterans Day Program to be held in the school gym where we will honor those who have served and continue to serve for our daily freedoms. If you know an active service person or a vet, please invite them to join you for our program. If you are bringing a service person and you can let us know in advance, we would appreciate their information. We create honorary stars to line our wall and we would like to include their information as well. You may contact the school office at 503-656-0544 or

December 9, 7 pmBend Adventist Church hosts Fountainview Academy Orchestra & Choir Concert. Don’t miss these talented young musicians as they present the gospel through music during this year’s Christmas tour. Donations accepted in lieu of admission. For more information view or email

Rental Space Available for Weddings, Parties, Gym Nights, Craft Nights, etc. Features: Olympic size Volleyball Court, Basketball Court, Full featured kitchen with warming oven, Serving counter, Sanctuary seats 200, Padded Chairs, Large Lobby, Plenty of Parking. To reserve your spot or for more info, call the church office @ 503-253-8595, or email

Combined Budget (Local Church Expense)

Received November: $11,404 /  Monthly Budget: $33,000
Received YTD: $74,739 / YTD Budget: $132,000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $250,000 / Received: $208,659

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