Mar 9 Communiqué & Announcements

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Dear Sunnyside,

Awe Spring!!!  Isn’t today just great?  And it is supposed to hold right through the weekend.  Hey all you snowbirds who are reading this—start thinking Oregon again.

Wasn’t last Sabbath just so special and so much fun with all of the kids here?  We packed out with even a lot more in attendance than we had for our very full house last Christmas.  I heard so many comments from guests about the wonderful hospitality of Sunnyside.  The worries of the feeding of the “5,000” (well?) were evaporated away because of all of the wonderful dishes everyone brought.  Thank you!

This week our Sabbath services will center on the gathering promises of the Old and New Testaments, hence, the theme, “The Gathering.”  There is no hope more central to our faith than the promises of the coming great gathering of the family of God, thousands of generations of them, from every tribe, kindred, tongue, and nation.  This is a gathering hope we must not let die, even if it should delay, the Bible makes it clear, and it will come.

If you thought that this burst of Spring was awesome, imagine what “The Gathering” will be like?

See you Sabbath,

Pastor Scott & Staff

News & Notes

This Weekend
The Week Ahead
Church Announcements
Prayer Requests

This Week’s Celebrations
Coming Events
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. This week Pastor Scott LeMert will bring us the sermon entitled “The Gathering.”

SunnySnaps are presented at 11:10 am. Be sure to be in the sanctuary on time so you can enjoy the great photos captured by Jerry and Shirley Schoepflin of Pastor Shirley as she ministers to our children and families.

The Week Ahead

Sunset:  Today  6:09 pm  •  Friday  7:17 pm
3:30 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
6:00 pm Final Events with Stephen Bohr (Room 63)

Sun, Mar 10 thru Thur, Mar 14
Sanctuary closed for sound installation

Sun, Mar 10
2:00 am Daylight Saving Time Begins
11:00 am Cardmaking (Room 60)
2:00 pm Baby Shower – Lauren Gregory (Room 61)

Mon, Mar 11
6:40 pm Nominating Committee (Rooms 73/74)

Tue, Mar 12
Noon Bulletin Deadline
5:30 pm Baptismal Class (Workroom)
6:30 pm Adventurers
6:30 pm Pathfinder Church Rehearsal (Sanctuary)
6:30 pm American Revolution (Room 63)

Wed, Mar 13
10:00 am FaithLift – Job 9 (Room 21)
6:30 pm Music Committee (Room 21)
6:30 pm Steps to Christ reading – Chapter 11 “The Privilege of Prayer” (Prayer Room)
7:00 pm CherryWood Prayer Meeting – Don Reynolds

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

Fri, Mar 15
6:00 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
7:00 pm Romanian Prayer Meeting (Room 63)

Sab, Mar 16
Pathfinder Sabbath
Sermon: In Need of a New Heart – Pastor Jonathan

Church Announcements

Ladies, Sunday, March 10, 2 pm, you are invited to a baby shower for mother-to-be Lauren Gregory, in the Fireside Room! If you wish to support the Sunnyside crib purchase, please bring cash or check in your desired amount. Please bring gifts appropriate for 6+ months of age. In lieu of cards, feel free to bring your favorite children’s book. Please RSVP to Crystal at  If you cannot RSVP via email, please RSVP to Rosie at the church office.

His Praise Men’s Chorus will be presenting a concert at 5:00 pm on Sabbath, March 16, here at Sunnyside. His Praise is a group of about 25 men drawn from the northwest Oregon/southwest Washington area from all walks of life, currently directed by Finis Johnson. They have one thing in common: they love to sing gospel music!

Our Spring Family Musical will be March 23 at 5:00 pm. Invite your friends and family to come enjoy an evening of inspiring music with a variety of talented musicians. Refreshments will be served following the program.

ROMANIA A School for Siret . . . and So Much More!
* Task Force leaders have opted to compress the August mission from four weeks to three without cutting any of the planned programs: finishing and dedicating the Elisha Adventist Elementary School; SunnyCity Siret and Jesus Kids’ in the Kitchen for children; RoAm Youth ServCorps doing community service work culminating with a Sabbath youth festival; MedExpo Siret 2013 featuring continuing education programs for physicians and lectures for the public promoting Wellness for Romania; and a series of seminars on selected spiritual topics conducted in up to seven churches in the Siret area.

* The time is nigh for Sunnysiders thinking about going to Siret to be deciding to go. “Having a clear picture now  of our human resources is essential to the operational success of this exciting mission project,” says Task Force Chair Dick Fenn. Register for one or more of the four teams at the Elders/Mission office.

* Our mission to Romania is supported financially by direct contributions to the Sunnyside Foreign Missions Project Fund (Account No. 9296). Goal: $50,000. We are just half-way there. Please give today.

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.

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.

Prayer Requests

For physical healing and spiritual well-being of . . .

Johnetta Fuller (Danette’s sister), Norval Gryte, Rosemary Vasquez, and all who have financial, spiritual, and health needs.

For comfort and peace . . .

For the family and friends of Bill Kittle who passed away Friday, March 1. A memorial service is being planned for May 3.

For the family and friends of David Fouts, brother to Judith Fouts, who passed away March 2. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

This Week’s Celebrations

Today: Henry Davidson, Timothy Hill, Duane Krueger, Tudor Ursu, Lloyd Wescott  Sunday: Ravi Busi, Whitney Taylor  Monday: Nancy Ballance, Konnie Geschke,
Ted Mackett, Karen Petersen  Tuesday: Amelia Evangelista, Jared Evans, Denis Heather, Mekinzie Taylor  Wednesday: Marlin Davidson, Donald Stone, Richard Zaversnuke  Thursday: David Drake, Amy Greene, Oliver Jacques, Vivian Robertson, William Wagner  Friday: Linda Zaversnuke

Coming Events at Sunnyside

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 31, 9 am
Easter Worship service followed with brunch

April 21, 6 pm
Family Night

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

My 8, 7:30 pm
Classical Up Close by Oregon Symphony

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


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Portland Adventist Academy has announced some very big changes this month. Principal Gale Crosby has accepted the position of Vice President for Education at the Oregon Conference, while Greg Phillips has already made a big transition and is now a pastor at the Pleasant Valley Church. We’ll also be saying goodbye in June to three very long term and beloved staff members as they head into their joyful retirement. Read all the news and how the changes are, indeed, in God’s plan for our great future on this months’ e-Headlines:

Portland Adventist Academy is having a concert on March 3, 2013, at 7:30 pm, featuring PAA’s own guitarist, Tim Ellis, and concert violinist Aaron Meyers. Tickets are available for $10 through any PAA Senior, by email at or by calling 503.255.8372 ext. 230. Doors open at 7 pm.

Portland Adventist Elementary School
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Portland Adventist Elementary School would like to invite all prospective Kindergarten/1st grade students and parents for our annual round-up on Thursday, March 14. Registration starts at 5:15 pm.  We look forward to seeing you all there!!

Area Events

March 3-10: Adventist Book Center holds its Spring Book & Food Sale at Gladstone. There will be samples of vegetarian food March 3 & 10. Save $10.00-$25.00 off the case price on our food super specials. Bibles, Books, Cookbooks, and Music are also on sale.  Download our sale flyer at

March 6, 6 am: Big Lake Registration begins at Please consider sending your kids (or helping someone else’s kids attend) for a wonderful week of fun, learning, and connecting with God. Camp is staffed by some of the most enthusiastic young Adventists to be found; truly cream of the crop young people. Sign up early to get into the most popular classes and be sure to claim your $100 Adventist discount. for more information call the Portland office at 503-850-3583 or go to and watch the promotional videos.

March 8-30: Gladstone Park Conference Center. Evangelist Mark Fox will hold a series of evangelist meetings. Each night will feature inspired speaking, music, fellowship, and a children’s program. All are welcome.

March 14, 5:15  pm: Portland Adventist Elementary School. K/1st grade round-up. Registration begins at 5:30 pm.

March 15-17:  Grove Christian Camp in Cottage Grove hosts the 2013 Oregon Prayer Retreat. Presenters are Jim Moon, Rocky Mountain Conference Prayer Ministry Coordinator, and his team. For more information contact Donna Koehn at

March 30, 2013:  Northwest Mission Institute, College Place, Wash. The harvest is ripe… the laborers are few… God needs you! Get trained to share your faith and lead others in personal evangelism at Northwest Mission Institute. Learn more by visiting, calling (360) 857-7062, or

April 27, 7:00 pm: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver. Come hear the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus’ 19th annual Spring Festival Concert! Be inspired by 100 singing men including northwest Adventist academy students. Sign up online for your free tickets at, or call 503-410-6970. Seating is limited – reserved tickets required.

Combined Budget (Local Church Expense)

Received March: $3,484 / Monthly Budget: $33,000
Received YTD: $228.811 / YTD Budget: $297.000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $450,000 / Received: $30,166

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