April 20 Communiqué & Announcements

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Sunnyside Church Members: Greetings from the pastoral staff!  Is it my imagination or does life pick up pace when we get into the spring and summer months?  It sure seems to speed up.  Sounds like a great weekend on the way.

Hey, how about a special welcome to the many snow-birds who showed up on Sabbath joining the others who have already having returned?  Welcome home!

And, a special thanks to all who pitched in on Sabbath for the appeal to strengthen our church budget funds.  Your giving went a nice step towards putting us back where we need to be.  Thank you all!!!

During this Sabbath’s worship service we are going to look at Jesus’ parable of the rock.  The rock metaphor in the Bible is one of the most common.  We see it in almost every book.  Many are in the Psalms such as this one in chapter eighteen verse two: “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”  So what are the spiritual lessons that God has for us?  Why does He use this motif so often?  That will be the subject of our study.

Don’t forget Family Night on Sunday evening!

See you Sabbath!

Courage to all,

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 Rock.

Women, experienced or not, who would like to sing with other women are welcome to the Women’s Chorus Rehearsal today in the Choir Room immediately following second service and/or before family night dinner tomorrow, Sunday, between 5:00 and 6:00 PM.

Tomorrow, Sunday, 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.

Sunday during Family Night Dave Miller will have a fine selection of plants available for purchase. Buy . . . and then plant a plant, a shrub, even a fruit tree . . . for Romania! The proceeds will benefit those who are going on the Romania Mission trip.

Membership Transfers – Frist Reading:
Joining: Kirk and Christine Betz from Boulder Church, Colorado
Patrick Shima
on Profession of Faith
Leaving: Keith Petersen to Ohana Christian Fellowship, West Linn

First Aid and CPR for adults and children Sunday, April 21, 8:30 AM to 5:00 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 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 – How to Take Better Photographs – Improving digital images using photographic fundamentals for correct exposure, color balance, and composition techniques.

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.

The Week Ahead

Sunset: Today 8:04 PM • Friday 8:11 PM

Today
12:45 PM Women’s Chorus Rehearsal (Room 82)
3:30 PM Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
6:00 PM Final Events with Stephen Bohr (Room 63)

Sun, Apr 21
11:00 PM Baby Shower – Aaron & Nikki Canwell’s baby Micah (Room 63)
6:00 PM Family Night

Mon, Apr 22
Office Closed
6:30 PM Nominating Committee (Rooms 73/74)

Tue, Apr 23
NOON Bulletin Deadline
6:30 PM Adventurers

Wed, Apr 24 10:00 AM FaithLift – Job 18 & 19 (Rooms 21)
6:30 PM Wednesday Night Prayer and Readings (Prayer Room) Last Day Events by Ellen       White – Chapter 3 “When Shall These Things Be?”
7:00 PM CherryWood Prayer Meeting – Richard Gingrich

Thr, Apr 18 6:00 PM Handbell Rehearsal (Room 82)
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal (Room 82)

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

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

Church Announcements

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 – you may RSVP on our website at http://www.SunnysideAdventist.org or call 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.

Wanted: A special someone who would be willing to clean the counter tops sinks, door knobs, and tables in the children’s wing on a regular basis. Contact Pastor Shirley or Jackee Duvall.  

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

Bob Brunese, Johnetta Fuller (Danette’s sister), Norval Gryte, the families and friends of those who died and were injured at the Boston Marathon. All who have financial, spiritual, and health needs. Special prayer for the meetings Don Reynolds is holding at CherryWood Village.

This Week’s Celebrations

Today: Warren Gough, Gerald Meyer Sunday: Rosemayne Thompson Monday: Jennifer Colby, Ingrid Schmidt Tuesday: Deborah Boskind, Susan Brannock, Matthew Chin, Madeleine Freligh, Gabriela Hutuleac, T.W. Philip Wednesday: Susan Chin, Donald Hall, Genevra Lorenson Thursday: Milo Denham, Andrei Gramada Friday: Suzie Harwood, Kara Hatton

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, 5 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
SunnyCity

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

Education

Portland Adventist Academy

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 

May 20, 7:00 PM – PAES Constituency Meeting (PAES)

Wanted:  A home for an 8th grade Korean girl for the last 2 months of the school year. Please contact Mr. McDonald if you are interested. Reimbursement will be provided.  503-665-4102.

Area Events

Today, 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 http://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.

Combined Budget (Local Church Expense)

Received April: $20,467/ Monthly Budget: $33,000
Received YTD: $272,587/ YTD Budget: $330,000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $450,000 / Received: $38,770

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