Feb 9 Communiqué & Announcements

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Dear Sunnysiders,

You probably were watching or at the very least you heard about the power outage at the Super Bowl. If not here is a report.

Lindsay H. Jones, USA TODAY Sports12:54a.m. EST February 4, 2013

NEW ORLEANS — The power went out for 33 minutes in half of the Superdome, not long after the high-powered halftime show.

At 7:37 p.m. CT, the lights flicked off on the side of the stadium where the San Francisco 49ers bench, TV and radio booths and press box are located. CBS’ broadcast was briefly knocked off the air, and all of the video boards in the stadium went dark. Full power was not restored until 7:58 p.m., and play resumed at 8:10 p.m.

“Stadium authorities are investigating the cause of the power outage,” the NFL said in a statement. A league spokesman declined further comment.

FBI Special Agent Michael Anderson told the Associated Press terrorism was not the cause, and New Orleans Fire Department spokesman Michael Williams said no fire was reported before, during or after the power outage.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu called the power outage “an unfortunate moment in what has been an otherwise shining Super Bowl week for the city of New Orleans.”

“In the coming days, I expect a full after action report from all parties involved. For us, the Super Bowl isn’t over until the last visitor leaves town, so we’re focused on continuing to show our visitors a good time.”

Play was suspended following a 6-yard sack of San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and players retreated to their bench areas during the delay. San Francisco players milled about calmly while players from Baltimore — leading 28-6 — sat on the turf to stretch their legs. Several Ravens players tossed a football back and forth.

Fans, meanwhile, entertained themselves by chanting and singing, including multiple renditions of Baltimore’s rally song Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes. Some fans tried to start the wave, and booed when the wave stopped on the far side of the stadium.

Last Sundays power outage at the Super Bowl got me thinking. We are greatly in need of the Holy Spirit in our church. We have been promised an extra amount as time draws to a close. We cannot afford to have a power outage. We need to be praying for the Holy Spirit. Here is a news report written tongue-in-cheek that has some parallels for us. 

Shirley M Allen, Sunnyside Communique12:54a.m. PST February 9, 2013

SUNNYSIDE — The power went out for a long time not long after a high-powered worship service.

At 9:15a.m/11:30am. PT, the lights flicked off on the side of the church where half the members sat, Sunnyside Live was knocked off the air, and everything went dark. Full power was not restored until the church realized their need for community.

“Sunnyside leadership are investigating the cause of the power outage,” the SDA church said in a statement. A pastoral spokesman declined further comment.

SDA Special Agent Arnold Petersen told the Associated Press terrorism was not the cause, and Sunnyside Safety Officer spokesman Norm Price said no fire was reported before, during or after the power outage.

Senior Pastor Scott LeMert called the power outage “an unfortunate moment in what has been an otherwise shining Super End Time event for the Sunnyside Church.”

“In the coming days, I expect a full after action report from all parties involved. For us, the Super End Time Event isn’t over until the last visitor leaves Sunnyside, so we’re focused on continuing to show our visitors and members a rich experience.”

Community was suspended and members retreated to their pews during the delay. Sunnyside members milled about calmly while participants stretched their legs.

Members occupied themselves by singing hymns. Some tried to start more fellowship, and booed when the rest didn’t participate on the far side of the church.

I pray that we will all have an extra special measure of the Holy Spirit this Sabbath as we worship together.

Pastor Shirley 

News & Notes

This Weekend
The Week Ahead
Church Announcements
Prayer Requests
Coming Events
This Week’s Celebrations
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. This week Pastor Shirley Allen will bring us the sermon entitled “From Me to We.”

Today at 5:30 pm you are invited to hear the Pacific Union College Orchestra, under the direction of Rachelle Berthelsen Davis, perform a Vespers at Sunnyside Adventist Church. Join us for a worship experience as these students share their God-given talents and their love of classical music to God’s glory and honor.

On February 10, 2013, we will celebrate Lorraine Smith’s 90th birthday with a surprise party. Drop in any time from 1 to 4 pm in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome. No gifts please.

Partial Nominating Committee Report – Second Reading:
Earliteen Assistants: Melissa Reynolds, Laura Dickerson, Emilie Butler

The Week Ahead

Sunset:  Today  5:29 pm  •  Friday  5:38 pm

Today
3:30 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
5:00 pm Encounters With God  (Room 63)
5:30 pm PUC Orchestra
6:00 pm Final Events with Stephen Bohr – (Room 63)

Sun, Feb 10
1:00–4:00 pm Lorraine Smith’s birthday party (Fellowship Hall)

Mon, Feb 11
7:00 pm Genealogy Workshop (Room 20)

Tue, Feb 12
Noon Bulletin Deadline
5:30 pm  Baptismal Class (Workroom)
6:30 pm Adventurers
6:30 pm Pathfinders
6:30 pm The Fall of Paganism–Origins of Medieval Christianity

Wed, Feb 13
10:00 am FaithLift – Job 5 (Room 20)
6:30 pm Music Committee (Room 20)
6:30 pm Steps to Christ reading – Chapter 7 “The Test of Discipleship” (Prayer Room)
7:00 pm CherryWood Prayer Meeting – Wellington Manullang
7:30 pm Facilities Committee (Workroom)

Thr, Feb 14
6:00 pm Handbell Rehearsal (Room 82)
7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal (Room 82)

Fri, Feb 15
6:00 pm Living Last Supper Rehearsal (Room 20)
6:00 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
7:00 pm Romanian Prayer Meeting (Room 63)

Sab, Feb 16
Sermon:  My Church: Leading From the Pew – Pastor Jonathan
11:15 am Children’s Church – Fellowship Hall

Church Announcements

InsideOut Class: Genealogy will be starting Monday, February 11, 7 pm, in Room 20, and continuing the second and fourth Monday evenings through May. This class will be general in nature and not deal with any specific ethnic group as some classes have done in the past. Genealogy can be a fascinating and enjoyable detective experience as you learn who your ancestors were and learn how they fit into history. For more information contact Harold Lang, 503-251-2948, or vhlang@q.com. You do not need to sign up, just come in February 11.

Children’s Church, February 16, 11:15 am, in the Fellowship Hall. Love In Action. Bring your children, grandchildren, and neighbors. All children are invited!

Special Requests! The children will be using heart-shaped cookie cutters. If you have one you could loan, please bring it in to the office or contact Pastor Shirley. The children will be giving sandwiches and water to the homeless. Please help by donating peanut butter, jam, and bottled water.

On March 30 Sunnyside is doing an Easter Cantata titled “The Living Last Supper.” In it, Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “The Last Supper” is recreated with living actors. Each disciple takes a turn stepping out of the painting and telling about what it was like to walk with Jesus. Carl Buchanan is looking for 13 actors for this program. No acting experience required, but he would especially like to hear from you if you have acted in a similar role.  Please connect with Carl if you would consider helping with this program sunlovercb@yahoo.com  or 503-740-6876.

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.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your support of our Family Resource Network. Your gifts help prevent homelessness and many other acute needs. Mark your contribution to Account # 9387, Family Resource Network.

Adventurers Fruit Fundraiser – It’s back!! Sunnyside Adventist Church Adventurers are selling fruit by the case again this year. We will be selling fruit from February 1 through February 26. Fruit will be delivered to the church during the week of March 15. Please contact Jackee Duvall at 503-309-9400 if you are interested in purchasing. Make checks payable to: Sunnyside Adventist Church.

Texas Grapefruit 20-24 per case $25.00
California Oranges 44-56 per case $25.00
Washington Fuji Apples 50-56 per case $30.00
Northwest Pears 45-50 per case $30.00
Festival of Fruit 36 pieces mixed fruit $30.00

Coming Events at Sunnyside

February 16, 11:15 am
Children’s Church

February 17, 4 pm
Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra, Travis Hatton, conductor

February 24, 6 pm
Family Night

March 16, 5 pm
His Praise concert

March 17, 3 pm
Oregon Sinfonietta, Donald Appert, director/conductor

March 17,6 pm
Family Night

March 23, 5:00 pm
Sunnyside’s Spring concert

March 29, 7 pm
Service of Darkness

March 30, 8:45 & 11:15 am
Easter Sabbath Services

March 30, 7 PM
Living Last Supper

April 21, 6 pm
Family Night

May 5, 4 pm
Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra, Travis Hatton, director

May 11, 4 pm
Southern Adventist University Wind Symphony

May 12, 3 pm
Oregon Sinfonietta, Donald Appert, director/conductor

May 18, 7 pm
PASO Portland Adventist String Orchestra

Prayer Requests

For physical healing and spiritual well-being of . . .
Johnetta Fuller (Danette’s sister), Norval  Gryte, and all who have financial, spiritual, and health needs.

For comfort and peace . . .
The family and friends of Alf Birch who passed away January 11, 2013. A memorial service will be conducted at Meadow Glade Church, February 16, 3 pm.
To watch the service in  streaming video go to: http://goo.gl/fNEAF

 

The family and friends of Muriel Byers who passed away January 31, 2013. A memorial will be planned at a later time.

This Week’s Celebrations

Birthdays
Today:
Rose Buchanan, James Robertson, Brandon Wang  Sunday: Nathan Baerg, Kevin Petersen  Monday: Jill Austin, Johnathan Berry, Bill Gosse, Julie Lincoln, Vera Smith, Donald Wescott  Tuesday: Derrick Alikin, John Kieper, Maelissa Larson, Amanda Lecarno Wednesday: Vasile Gramada, Benjamin Krueger-Blehm, Yvonne Pennick  Thursday: AnneMarie Chavez, Joel Henriques  Friday: Donna Card

Education

Portland Adventist Academy
PAA’s new e-Headlines: http://goo.gl/l8Zos
Subscribe to PAA’s e-Headlines:  http://goo.gl/4ynYg
Check out PAA’s student newspaper:  http://paaresume.org/

PAA Students going to The Dominican Republic are service learning before the trip. Each is responsible for researching information about Dominican Republic to present to the mission team. It gives participants a better understanding of the history and culture of the country, the ICC orphanage, and its surroundings. PAA Spanish teacher and trip sponsor Rita Barrett says, “I’m very excited about this new way we prepare for our trips. I think we will have a much richer experience because of being better prepared.” Read more on this story, recent academic statistics and more in our latest e-Headlines.

Portland Adventist Elementary School
December Newsletter  or http://goo.gl/kJ1W1

Area Events

February 16, 5 pm: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver presents Jaime Jorge Anniversary Tour concert. This free concert will benefit Project Patch.

February 16, 23, & March 3, 4 pm: Stone Tower Church presents “The Evidence,” with Jed Daniel Lee, J.D., M.B.A.  He will be presenting evidence for the existence of God, the truthfulness of the Bible and historicity of Jesus Christ. God never asks us to believe, without giving sufficient evidence upon which to base our faith. His existence, His character, the truthfulness of His word are all established by testimony that appeals to our reason; and this testimony is abundant.

February 22-March 3, 7:30 pm: Rockwood Church presents Pastor Tim Roosenberg’s ten-part series, Islam and Christianity in Bible Prophecy. For more information visit www.IslamandChristianity.org or call 503-661-4100.

February 10-June 30: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver presents a Christian oriented PRISM Christian Weight Loss Program,  based on the belief that people with weight problems and poor eating behaviors can be restored to emotionally whole, right-weighted individuals. This 24-week program is divided into four or more six-week phases. There will be a minimal charge for materials at the introductory meeting.  We will meet in the Fireside Chapel at the Adventist Community Church of Vancouver at 6:00 pm on Sundays. For more details call Tiffany Wageman at 360-573-8117, Darlene Eckert 360-887-5565, or www.pwlp.com.

February 16, 5 pm: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver presents Jaime Jorge Anniversary Tour concert. This free concert will benefit Project Patch.

February 16, 23, & March 3, 4 pm: Stone Tower Church presents “The Evidence,” with Jed Daniel Lee, J.D., M.B.A.  He will be presenting evidence for the existence of God, the truthfulness of the Bible and historicity of Jesus Christ. God never asks us to believe, without giving sufficient evidence upon which to base our faith. His existence, His character, the truthfulness of His word are all established by testimony that appeals to our reason; and this testimony is abundant.

February 22-March 3, 7:30 pm: Rockwood Church presents Pastor Tim Roosenberg’s ten-part series, Islam and Christianity in Bible Prophecy. For more information visit www.IslamandChristianity.org or call 503-661-4100

Feb. 22-23: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver invites you to attend this information-packed seminar, “Parenting In a Hostile World,” presented by Project Patch for parents of both young children and teens. Learn about communication, boundaries, discipline, and technology, and come away feeling even more confident in your parenting. A $10 registration fee applies and FREE childcare is provided. Visit projectpatch.org/parenting for more information and to register, or call them during regular business hours at 360-690-8495.

If you have meaningful IT experience and want to give back to the community, PACS is seeking a volunteer IT professional to help with PC setup, upgrades, and occasional consulting for the on-site IT assistant. Please call 503.252.8500 to learn more or fill out a volunteer application at PortlandACS.org.

Combined Budget (Local Church Expense)

Received February: $4,548 /  Monthly Budget: $33,000
Received YTD: $210,270 / YTD Budget: $264.000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $450,000 / Received: $23,188

 

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