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Dear Sunnyside Family,
I remember with fondness the weekend that Morris Venden came to Southern Adventist University for the School of Religion’s retreat weekend. Pastor Venden was known for his clear teaching on righteousness by faith, but the thing that I remember most was his way of using various stories and a folksy sense of humor that made difficult issues easier to talk about. It was only a brief weekend encounter, but his approach to his ministry made an impact on mine. After his passing last Sunday there is no doubt that the Adventist community will miss the wit and wisdom of Morris Venden. (Click to learn more about his memorial.)
In moments like these, I tend to reflect on the many people who have had an impact, big or small, on my spiritual journey. It’s a moment to reflect on all of the pastors, professors, friends and family who have helped to shape my thinking, challenge my ideas, and help me become a better Christian than I could have on my own. But it’s not just me. All of us have a whole list of people who have made a big difference in our lives. A week ago, Dave Allen challenged Oregon pastors to identify those who have made an impact on us, and let them know that their presence made a difference. Too often, it turns out, we are impacted by people who never know about the difference they made in a life.
As Dave challenged us, I’d like to pass the challenge on. Take some time this weekend to identify those people who have made a positive impact on your life. Then figure out a way to let them know that their presence was important to you.
Too often we wait for memorial services to communicate how much someone meant to us. Don’t wait. Let them know now. You may never know how your simple note can make a difference in their world.
Have a fantastic Sabbath!
News & Notes
Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. This week Pastor Jonathan Russell will bring us the sermon entitled “Leading From the Pew.”
Children’s Church 11:15 am in the Fellowship Hall. Love In Action. Bring your children, grandchildren, and neighbors. All children are invited!
Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra, Travis Hatton director, will perform Sunday, February 17 at 4:00 pm, here at the church.
Sunset: Today 5:40 pm • Friday 5:48 pm
3:30 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
6:00 pm Final Events with Stephen Bohr – (Room 63)
Sun, Feb 17
4:00 pm Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra, Travis Hatton, Director
6:00 pm Living Last Supper Rehearsal (Room 20)
Mon, Feb 18
Office Closed – Presidents Day
Tue, Feb 19
Noon Bulletin Deadline
5:30 pm Baptismal Class (Workroom)
6:30 pm Adventurers
6:30 pm Pathfinders
6:30 pm Finance Committee (Workroom)
6:30 pm Nominating Committee (Room 63)
Wed, Feb 20
10:00 am FaithLift – Job 6 (Room 20)
5:30 pm Elders Meeting (Room 60)
6:30 pm Music Committee (Room 20)
6:30 pm Steps to Christ reading – Chapter 8 “Growing Up Into Christ” (Prayer Room)
7:00 pm CherryWood Prayer Meeting – Jim Johnstone
7:15 pm Church Board Meeting (Room 62)
Thr, Feb 21
6:00 pm Handbell Rehearsal (Room 82)
7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal (Room 82)
Fri, Feb 22
6:00 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
7:00 pm Romanian Prayer Meeting (Room 63)
Sab, Feb 23
Sermon: A Light Unto Our Path – Pastor Scott
The Floral Tributes today are presented . . .
By Mary Lauda in honor of Jesus, the greatest lover.
In honor of Dick Thompson’s 80th birthday by his daughters, Patti and Claudia.
“Happy Birthday, Dad!”
Selection Committee Report – Second Reading
New members for the Nominating Committee (Term ending 2015):
Dick Gingrich, Chair; Krissy Barber, Dianne Glovatsky, Sally Miller, Phyllis Woods
Continuing members of the Nominating Committee (term ending 2014) are:
Vasile Gramada, Lauren Gregory, Charla Morford, Nancy Rader, Brenda Siaw, Shirley Schoepflin, Secretary.
Our first meeting with the new members will be Tuesday, February 16, at 6:30 pm.
Partial Nominating Committee Report – First Reading:
Beginners: Lyra Tulipat, Lizette Nguyen
Worship Team Leader: Tracy Clark
Counters: Vera Ayers, Doneva Ward
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
Family Night at Sunnyside . . . It is for everyone!
Sunday February 24, 6 pm: Super supper!
At 7 pm choose a special event:
Floral Design by Karen Davies
Digital Scrapbooking by Sonja Giles
This class will introduce you to “Digital Scrapbooking” and teach you how to start using “Studio” software to create beautiful and professional looking lifetime memories with your photos. Scrapbooking has reached a whole new level. With Digital Studio you can create in minutes instead of hours – No endless paper cutters, rubber stamps, paper, stickers, glue – No more messes to clean up or put away. All you will need is: A computer with the following capabilities: 1) Firefox Browser, 2)Wi-fi hook up capability, and 3) Photos already loaded into a file in your laptop.
Video: Keepers of the Flame, “The Apostasy.”
This video is from the Adventist Heritages Series. Dr. Allan Lindsay takes you to Europe, North America, and Australia to retell the great stories of controversy and faith that led to the emergence of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The light of truth has shone through time and is pointing to the second coming of Christ.
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 Palmer Robson, a former PAA teacher, who passed away February 13. There will be a memorial service at The Village Retirement Center Sunday, February 17 at 1 pm.
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
Congratulations on the birth of Micah Joseph Lee Canwell to the proud parents, Aaron and Nikki Canwell. He was born February 12, weighed in at 6 lbs 7 oz, and measured 19″ long. Grandparents, Ted and Charla Morford, are equally as excited to meet their new grandson.
February 17, 4 pm
Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra, Travis Hatton, conductor
February 24, 6 pm
March 16, 5 pm
His Praise concert
March 17, 3 pm
Oregon Sinfonietta, Donald Appert, director/conductor
March 17,6 pm
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
March 31, 9 am
Easter Worship service followed with brunch
April 21, 6 pm
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
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.
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 17, 1 pm: Adventist Medical Center Atrium & Amphitheater. Come enjoy delicious heart-healthy samples from a variety of local vendors, cooking demonstrations and free recipes presented by award-winning restaurateur and cookbook author Julie Hasson. Space is limited. Call 503-256-4000 to RSVP.
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.
March 14, 5:15 pm: Portland Adventist Elementary School. K/1st grade round-up. Registration begins at 5:30 pm.
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.
Received February: $12,931 / Monthly Budget: $33,000
Received YTD: $218,653 / YTD Budget: $264.000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $450,000 / Received: $24,184