Mar 23 Communiqué & Announcements

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Dear Sunnysiders,

I have been told many, many times this week that I missed a
wonderful service led by our Pathfinders. I am sorry I missed it.
I hear you were a credit to your leaders who put so much
thought and preparation into preparing. You certainly were a

I believe everyone was duly impressed with the new sound
system. Thank you for contributing and making it happen. I
know there was a whole team of people who put hours of
volunteer labor into the project, so excuse me if I single out Ed
Betz for all his hard work and Pastor Jonathan who read
himself into being the expert, resident wisdom to oversee the

I am looking forward to seeing what Roger Rosenquist will
present when the cherubs from the Beginners Sabbath School
will be featured. We may even get to meet some of them in
person in second service.

I am trying to think of the most expensive meal I have ever
eaten. (It wasn’t last weekend.) It was probably a meal that we
ate with some good friends from Portland. There was a huge
array of South African dishes, some pretty exotic. We wanted
them to have the best and to be able to return to Portland with
a good impression of everything South African, including the

What about here? I believe that a meal for two at Masa is
easily $1,160. It seems that restaurants from New York and
Las Vegas to Sri Lanka and beyond compete to create the
world’s most outrageously expensive dishes. Of course, there
is the diamond engagement special meal which can also be
jaw dropping.

There is not an illustration in all the vast reaches of time or
space that could properly portray what Jesus did for us on
Calvary. Sometimes we try to fabricate imaginary
circumstances to convey the idea of His sacrifice. This
Sabbath is Communion Sabbath. As we come to the table to
take part in the communion meal think of how expensive the
price of redemption was.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we
were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

I look forward to celebrating communion with you this Sabbath!

Pastor Shirley and pastoral team

News & Notes

This Weekend
The Week Ahead
Church Announcements
Prayer Requests

This Week’s Celebrations
Coming Events
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

SunnySnaps is presented at 11:10 AM. Be sure to be in the 
sanctuary on time so you can enjoy the great photos captured
by Roger Rosenquist of activities in Beginners Sabbath

Our Spring Family Musical will be this afternoon at 5:00.
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.

Tomorrow, Sunday, March 24, 2 PM, we will host a baby
shower for Vanessa Crawley in the Youth room. Vanessa is
the daughter of Mary Lou Wescott, and granddaughter of
Lloyd and Lorrie Wescott. She is registered at Babies“R”Us
and Target. Vanessa is expecting a baby boy.

Membership Transfers – First Reading:
Alex and Liesl Geschke from CrossWalk Church, Redlands, Calif.
Darren Himbaza from Gardner Church, Westminster, Mass.
Donald and Lyla Reynolds from Fullerton Church, Fullerton, Calif.

Leesa Jennings-Burley to Yuba City Church, Yuba City, Calif.
Happy and Elsa Thio to Tabernacle Church

The Week Ahead

Sunset: Today 7:28 PM • Friday 7:35 PM
3:30 PM Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
5:00 PM Spring Musical
6:00 PM Final Events with Stephen Bohr (Room 63)
Sun, Mar 24
1:00 PM Tenebrae Rehearsal (Sanctuary)
2:00 PM Vanessa Crawley Baby Shower (Room 63)
Tue, Mar 26
NOON Bulletin Deadline
5:30 PM Baptismal Class (Workroom)
6:30 PM Adventurers
6:30 PM History: American Revolution (Room 63)
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary)
Wed, Mar 27 
10:00 AM FaithLift – Job 11 (Rooms 71/72)
5:00 PM Tenebrae Rehearsal (Sanctuary)
6:30 PM Steps to Christ reading – Chapter 13 “Rejoicing in the Lord” (Prayer Room)
7:00 PM CherryWood Prayer Meeting – Dick Gingrich
Thr, Mar 28
6:00 PM Handbell Rehearsal (Room 82)
6:30 PM “He Is Risen” Rehearsal (Sanctuary)
Fri, Mar 29 
6:00 PM Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
7:00 PM Romanian Prayer Meeting (Room 63)
7:00 PM Service of Darkness (Sanctuary)
Sab, Mar 30 Easter Sabbath 
Sermon: The God Who Was Alive – Pastor Jonathan 
Sun, Mar 31, 9:00 AM Easter Service “He Is Risen” followed with Brunch

Church Announcements

Easter Weekend – March 29-31, 2013 

Join us for a well-planned Easter celebration beginning
Friday night at 7:00 with Tenebrae, the Service of Darkness

Sabbath morning at 8:45 and 11:15
Pastor Jonathan will present our Bible message entitled, The God Who Was Alive

Sunday morning at 9:00 “He Is Risen” will be presented by the Women’s Ministries followed with an amazing brunch.

Plan now to join us for this very special weekend.

The Women’s Chorus will be singing June 1
(rather than June 8). Our rehearsal will be immediately following potluck (approximately 2:00 PM) in the Choir Room on Sabbath, April 6. Plan now to stay after potluck, arrange with your spouse or a non-singing friend to watch your children, and enjoy singing with other women.

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

For comfort and peace . . .
For the family and friends of Rose Crooker who passed away March 17, 2013.

This Week’s Celebrations


Today: Anthony Ghaffari, Ana Marin Sunday: Ted Morford,
Marilyn Patchin Monday: Dale Butler, Lindsay Easter, Viorica
Gramada, Sunny Rae Stiles Tuesday: Marlee Blaire, Wendy
van Rooyen, Allison Westermeyer Wednesday: Laray Swope
Thursday: Delynn Amerman, Jon Pitts Friday: Matthew Bietz,
Joseph Bumgarner, Helen Ferrier

Coming Events at Sunnyside

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 14, 12:30 pm
Women’s Ministries Health Series – Memory Loss

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

June 22, Worship Service
Living Last Supper

June 22, 6 pm
Strawberry Vespers

June 23, Noon to 4 pm

June 24-28, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Vacation Bible School 


Portland Adventist Academy
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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:

Shoes for the DR! 
Portland Adventist Academy students are traveling to the Dominican Republic to work at an International Children’s Care orphanage during Spring Break. You may not be going along, but you CAN help! Our students hope to buy 70 pairs of shoes for the little ones in the DR and they only have $500 dollars more to raise. The deadline is March 20 (two days before take off!). Donate at PAA’s front office or online at (note your donation as “Missions DR Shoes”).

PAA’s Got Talent
Comedy sketches, vocal gymnastics, optical illusions, juggling in darkness and other impressive fetes were a hit at Portland Adventist Academy talent show last year. This year, you’ll be amazed again by our students and entertained by our emcee, Mr. Crosby! “PAA’s Got Talent” is on April 14, 7 pm in our gym. Admission is $5 for PAA students and senior citizens, $7 for other guests, and kids six and under are free. Proceeds benefit the class of 2014.

Shop for Music Students If you shop at Fred Meyer, consider stopping in at Portland Adventist Academy to buy a Freddy’s gift card or two. This special fundraiser benefits the Music Tour and other needs in the music department. Gift cards are available through April 25 at PAA’s front office. Call 504.255.8372 for details.

PAA Alumni Sabbath
Portland Adventist Academy celebrates alumni on Sabbath, May 4th! Plan on attending church service in the morning, take class photos afterward and enjoy a delicious lunch. Lunch tickets may be purchased before Sabbath or a donation can be given the day of. Contact Heidi Woodworth for details at 503.255.8372 x230 or

Farewells & Thank Yous
On May 18, from 5-8 pm Portland Adventist Academy is celebrating Adventist Education and those who have made a difference in the lives of young people. This will also be your chance to wish our retirees (Lynda Logan, Terry Verlo, and Kathy Rey) well and thank Mr. Crosby and Pastor Greg for their dedication to our students as they transition to new roles in the Oregon Conference.

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Area Events

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: 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 emailing

April 2, 7:00 pm: Pleasant Valley Church. Founder and Board Chair of Wellsource® Donald Hall, DrPH, CHES, will be presenting “9 Ways to Prevent Diabetes.” Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases and also one of the most costly, both in terms of expense for treatment and in costs to an individual’s health. One out of 10 adults already has diabetes and one out of 3 has pre-diabetes. The good news is that most cases of type 2 diabetes are preventable by making wise lifestyle choices. Even if you have diabetes, you can do much to prevent serious complications such as heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, nerve damage, and other serious problems.

April 5-6: Holden Convention Center in Gladstone. “Gays in the Family. How Would Jesus Respond?” sponsored by the North Pacific Union Conference. Speakers include pastors, a family therapist, and a theologian, along with three men and two women who will share beautiful testimonies about being redeemed from the gay lifestyle. Cost: $15 per person. Please register ahead of time to ensure a seat – and plan to attend both Friday evening and Sabbath. Cost includes Sabbath lunch. Register by calling 360.857.7033 or by visiting The website – recently updated – now has more information about the speakers and their presentations as well as resources on the topic.

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.

June 17-20: Oregon Conference Board Room hosts “Certified Senior Advisor Training (CSA), an extensive education and senior designation about the health, financial and social issues that impact seniors such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, nutrition, caregiver stress, grief, etc. Register by March 30 to receive SDA  reduced rate – 1-888-828-9209 or

July 12, 9 am to 4 pm: Open Arms Church. First Pinterest Bazaar. Vendors wanted: Handcrafted items and/or Food Vendors. Cost: $20/day or $30 for both days includes 1 six foot table. Contact Open Arms church office at 503-253-8595 or for more info or to register as a vendor.”

JOB OPENING at the Adventist Book Center! Receiving dept., occasional cashiering; 25-28 hours a week, plus 2 Sundays per month. Download application at and bring in completed application in person.

Combined Budget (Local Church Expense)

Received March: $19,096/ Monthly Budget: $33,000
Received YTD: $244,323 / YTD Budget: $297.000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $450,000 / Received: $31,154

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