April 13 Communiqué & Announcements

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Hello Church Family,

I am hearing so many good reports about last Sabbath.  Yes, where I was at, was great but I am talking about Sunnyside, the place I missed.  Thanks Jonathan and gang.  Dorothy and I missed you.

This Sabbath we will be back with you.  Sabbath’s sermon is entitled, “The Parable of the Fig.”  You might be thinking, “I have never heard a sermon on figs before!”  This is my first as well.  Nonetheless, the fig plays a major role in Old Testament prophecy, a motif that Jesus picks up during his ministry.  Why did he curse a fig tree just outside Jerusalem for everyone to see, and he did it intentionally right before the crucifixion?

Mark 13:28; “Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near.”

I understand we are going to miss a bunch of our Pathfinders for church.  Well, that is what Pathfindering is all about.  We have the greatest staff and kids.  The hours and dedication of our Pathfinder staff is so commendable.  Thanks guys!!!  Have fun!

Meanwhile, we will enjoy our choir during second service, and all of you first service people, you will have a special treat for your Ministry of Music selection.  Come and enjoy!

See you tomorrow!

Pastor Scott

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 Parable of the Fig.

Tomorrow, Sunday, 12:30 pm, the Women’s Health Series presents Dr. Pam Bullock speaking on Memory Loss. Lunch included. Please visit our website at www.SunnysideAdventist.org to register. 

The Week Ahead

Sunset:  Today  7:55 pm  •  Friday  8:03 pm

12:30 pm SunnyCity Planning (Fellowship Hall)
5:00 pm Encounters With God – Gelu Tapoi
6:00 pm Final Events with Stephen Bohr (Room 63)

Sun, Apr 14
12:30 pm  Dr. Pam Bullock – Memory Loss / Women’s Ministries (Fellowship Hall)
11:00 am Cardmaking (Room 62)
5:00 pm Women’s Chorus Rehearsal

Mon, Apr 15
6:30 pm Nominating Committee (Rooms 73/74)

Tue, Apr 16
Noon Bulletin Deadline
5:30 pm Baptismal Class (Workroom)
6:00 pm Student Aid Committee (Rooms 71/72)
6:30 pm Adventurers
6:30 pm History: American Revolution (Room 63)
6:30 pm Finance Committee (Workroom)

Wed, Apr 17
10:00 am FaithLift – Job 15 & 16 (Rooms 71/72)
5:30 pm Elders Meeting (Room 60)
6:30 pm Wednesday Night Prayer and Readings (Prayer Room)
                Last Day Events by Ellen White – Chapter 2 “Signs of Christ’s Soon Return”
7:00 pm CherryWood Prayer Meeting – Jim Johnstone
7:15 pm Church Board Meeting (Room 62)

Thr, Apr 18
6:00 pm Handbell Rehearsal (Room 82)
6:30 pm Brass Rehearsal (Sanctuary)
7 pm Choir Rehearsal (Room 82)

Fri, Apr 19
Office Closed
6:00 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
7:00 pm Romanian Prayer Meeting (Room 63)

Sab, Apr 20
Sermon: The Parable of the Rock – Pastor Scott

Church Announcements

First Aid and CPR for adults and children Sunday, April 21, 9 am to   5 pm; bring sack lunch; nominal fee. All volunteers, Sabbath School leaders, Deacons, and Deaconess are encouraged to participate. This is designed to save a life at Sunnyside, but most likely, you will save a life at home! Contact Arnold Petersen 503-544-6063, or the Church office 503-252-8080, to register or for  more information. Family Night will follow (see announcement below).

Family Night at Sunnyside . . . It is for everyone!
Sunday April 21, 6 pm: Super supper!
At 7 pm choose a special event:

1) ROMANIA: A School for Siret . . . and So Much More! Is Sunnyside’s big mission on your August agenda? You have an important appointment Sunday, April 21, during Family Night at Sunnyside! Please attend this official meeting of all missionaries to Romania. We will be talking about travel to/from Siret and in-country activities. Supper at 6. Meeting at 7. Meanwhile, here’s an appeal to the entire Sunnyside Church family: Your support for international mission is critical. Pray for the success of this project. Give generously for the school Sunnyside is helping to build . . . for the improvements to the city hospital we want to provide. . . for the children’s and youth ministries we will conduct. Simply mark your gift “Sunnyside Mission Projects Fund.”

2) Photography with Ben Dalusong – Fast Track to the Fundamentals of Photography.

3) Smart Phone Basics with Pastor Jonathan.

4) 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.

5) Video: Keepers of the Flame, “The Weakest of the Weak.” The 3rd video in a series of four. 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.

On Sunday, April 21, 11:00 am, in the Youth Room, there will be a baby shower for Aaron and Nikki (Morford) Canwell’s baby boy, Micah. Nikki is registered at Babies”R”Us. Size: 6 months plus.

Exciting news! A new Senior Ministry is about to begin at Sunnyside Church. Save the date for our first social get together – Thursday, May 2, 12:30 pm, in the Fellowship Hall. Lunch will be provided – please RSVP to the church office 503-252-8080.

Sunnyside will celebrate its 32nd Annual Strawberry Vespers, Sabbath evening, June 22, 2013, at 6:00 pm.  It will be a program with great music from some of Portland’s finest musicians.  Plenty of good fellowship, and lots of strawberry shortcake to follow.  Come, bring your friends, and join us for a wonderful evening.

Living Lands of the Bible offers to Sunnyside members and friends the first official announcement of three fall tour programs directed by Dick and Joan Fenn. Follow Jesus from Egypt to Galilee to Golgotha. Accompany Paul from Jerusalem to Caesarea to Puteoli to Rome. Program I: Jerusalem and Rome: Cities of the Church (Nov 7-24; Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Italy). Program II: Going to Jerusalem (Nov 7-18; Egypt, Israel, Palestine. Program III: Seeing Rome (Nov 12-24; Israel, Palestine, Italy). As with previous LLB tours (featured by InsideOut@Sunnyside), these are all-inclusive, comprehensive, and biblically illuminating. The Fenns suggest early registration before national ads appear later this spring. Pick up a brochure in the Narthex.

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, and all who have financial, spiritual, and health needs.

This Week’s Celebrations

Today: Edmond Betz, Rosie Bixel, Roy Dahl, Adoniah Simon  Sunday: David Bradshaw, Phillip De Clue, Lisa Emori, Kaiden Farthing, Lydia Krueger-Blehm  Monday: Jeffery Cummings, Dale Davies, Michael Dufresne, Lisa Wang  Tuesday: Ethan Busi, Sharron Iverson, Alexander Sidorenko  Wednesday: Kenton Benfield  Thursday: Ginaya Drake, Brittany Wescott  Friday: Duane Mitchell, Stephanie Taylor

A special welcome to Evan Daniel Crawley, son of Bryan and Vanessa (daughter of Mary Lou Wescott), born April 9, weighing 7 lbs 11 oz, and measuring 20” long!

Coming Events at Sunnyside

April 21, 6 pm
Family Night

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

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

May 11, 6 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, 8:45 am and 11:15 am
Living Last Supper

June 22, 6 pm
Strawberry Vespers

June 23,  Noon-4 pm

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


Portland Adventist Academy

Cleaning a stranger’s ear, meticulously painting door frames, mixing mortar, collecting debris, preaching, teaching, and singing…Spring Break at Portland Adventist Academy means being the hands and feet of Christ. Read the news of our FIVE mission trips here: http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=9cbabfde57660290fd5357787&id=ee37e99f42

Subscribe to PAA’s e-Headlines:  http://goo.gl/4ynYg

Check out PAA’s student newspaper: http://paaresume.org

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

PAES is looking for three certified lifeguards to attend our 8th grade trip to Wildhorse Canyon on May 22-24. Payment for services is available. Please contact Bob McDonald at 503-665-4102 for more information.

PAES Open House, Thursday, April 18. Fundraiser veggie-burger dinner at 5:00 pm for $5. Book Fair opens at 5:00 pm. Classrooms open 5:30-7:00 pm. come join us and see what the school has been up to!

Area Events

 Today, 7 pm: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver presents The King’s Hearlds Quartet in concert. This is a free concert, a free-will offering will be taken.

April 15, 7-9 pm: Beaverton Church hosts a Vegan Cooking class.
Contact: Penny 503-657-5868.

April 19-21, 2013: Camp Lacamas hosts the Collegiate-Young Adult Spring Retreat. For more information contact Oregon Conference Young Adult Ministries at 503-850-3521.

April 20, 5:30 pm: Stone Tower Church presents a musical program featuring the Tsikirai Family.

April 23, April 30, May 14, 6:15 pm: Beaverton Church presents Dr. Don Hall and Dr. Hans Diehl in person on how to ”Prevent & Reverse Disease.” Contact: Penny 503-657-5868.

April 27, 5:00 pm: Hood View Church is hosting the Blackwood Legacy in concert.

April 27, 7:00 pm: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver. Come hear the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus’ 19th annual Spring Festival Concert! Call 503-410-6970 or sign up online for your free tickets at www.oamctickets.eventbrite.com.

May 2-5: Seaside Civic & Convention Center hosts Northwest ASI Convention. Join us for inspirational meetings highlighting how God is using willing people, businesses and supporting ministries to share the Gospel. Highlights include an outreach business seminar on Friday afternoon and Sabbath afternoon concert by the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus. For more information http://www.asinw.netasi.org.

May 3-5: Grove Christian Camp hosts “Leadership Lessons for Men,” the 2013 Men’s Ministry Retreat. This weekend will be a mix of training, worship, fellowship, Men’s Ministry business – with a bit of fun thrown in. http://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/2013-mens-retreat,  or 503-850-3559, Chuck Burkeen.

May 11, 4 pm: Tabernacle Church,  Carl Parker & Friends Spring Benefit Concert, “No Better Friend Than Jesus.” Contact: Julie 503-360-6575.

Conference Office Job Openings:  Transitions are happening at the Oregon Conference Office, and several positions will be available.  Details and applications can be found at www.oregonconference.org on the Employment page under the Resources tab.

Combined Budget (Local Church Expense)

Received April: $8,595/ Monthly Budget: $33,000
Received YTD: $255,485/ YTD Budget: $330,000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $450,000 / Received: $34,280

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