June 1 Communiqué

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Dear Sunnyside Church Family:

I am having a hard time concentrating on doing the things that need to be done today. Dave and I are counting down the hours until our family arrives and he keeps calling me Grandma (not that I need reminding). Kayla is coming to visit to see grandpa’s garden. We will hang on their every word in the next three weeks.

Every word Christ spoke was profound but what He spoke on the cross has even more depth considering what He was enduring for us. This is the fourth Sabbath in our series and we will consider Christ’s words, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me.”  Have there been times in your life when you have felt forsaken by God? Some of you may be feeling that way right now. I trust and pray that you will feel encouraged by what we share. This Sabbath a number of women from Women’s Ministries will be part of the service.

I am looking forward to having the Women’s Chorus sing this Sabbath. They will be under the direction of Rosemayne Thompson and accompanied by Susan Erich. The women from Belle Cantori (Beautiful Singers) which is led by Martha Natiuk will be joining them to bring praise to God. I know you will be blessed.

I love this quote.

Nothing we do is more powerful or more life-changing than praising God. It is the means by which God transforms us.

Grace mercy peace

Pastor Shirley

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 Shirley Allen, Dianne Glovatsky, and Kathy Pruitt will bring us the sermon entitled Forsaken. 

 The Week Ahead

Sunset:  Today  8:52 pm  •  Friday  8:57 pm
Today:    

12:45 pm Fellowship Potluck
3:30 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
6:00 pm Final Events with Stephen Bohr (Room 63)
Tue, June 4:  
Noon Bulletin Deadline
6:30 pm The American Revolution (Room 63)
Wed, June 5:  
10:00 am FaithLift – Job 33-37 (Room 21)
6:30 pm Wednesday Night Prayer and Readings (Prayer Room) Last Day Events by
Ellen White – Chapter 9 “Sunday Laws”
7:00 pm CherryWood Prayer Meeting – Ted Mackett
Fri, June 7:
6:00 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
7:00 pm Romanian Prayer Meeting (Room 63)
Sab, June 8
Sermon:  Thirsty – Pastor Jonathan

 Church Announcements

Membership Transfers – Second Reading
Joining:
Neal and Kazumi Peterson from Concord Intl Church, Concord, Calif.
David and Donna Duffield from Memphis First Church, Memphis, Tenn.
Leaving:
Troy Gentry to Meadow Glade Church, Battle Ground, Wash.
Carla Huala to Kirkland Church, Kirkland, Wash.

Joining on Profession of Faith: Princy Razafimanantsoa

Partial Nominating Committee Report – First Reading:
Elder: Don Reynolds
Deacon: Stanley Kirk
Assistant Treasurer: Melissa Reynolds
Library Committee: Dina Ursu
Safety Committee: Vasile Hutuleac

Wedding invitation! Becky Gentry and Carl Haggerty are getting married this Sunday, June 2, 4:00 pm, at Gladstone campground on the front lawn of the Matt and Trish Ballard residence. “We would love for you to come share our happy day. The Ballards’ home can be found behind the lake at the far end of the campground toward Rivergate School. Families are welcome. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, a cold potluck dish (and serving utensil), or finger foods to share! The lawn is big enough for all! The gate will be open behind Somerset Lodge which will take you directly to the Ballards’ home. Truly, the only ‘present’ we want is your ‘presence’ on our happy day. We hope to see you there.”  ~Becky and Carl

 Big Lake Camps are coming! This is a favorite place for many of our kids during the summer months. If you can help sponsor a camper this year, please contact Richard Gingrich or Pastor Shirley.

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 No. 9387, Family Resource Network.

A male nursing student needs a room for the summer (June to September) close to Adventist Medical Center. He is willing to work for rent. If you can help, contact the church office for details.

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.

Congratulations to our graduates of 2013!
College

Alex Buchanan – Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Southern Adventist
Andrew Buchanan – Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Walla Walla
Becky Love – Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from Portland State
Heidi Schosnig – Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Walla Walla
Julian Flores – Bachelor of Arts in Communication from University of Portland
Julie Betz – Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Walla Walla
Mindy Schreven – Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Walla Walla

High School
Aleksander Ghaffari from Portland Adventist Academy
Carina Allen from Portland Adventist Academy
Joanna Stephan from Home School
Sheyd Blue from Corbett High

Elementary School
Portland Adventist Elementary
Anthony Ghaffari
Madison Boskind
Maria Duong

Rivergate Elementary
Nathaniel Gren

Sunnyside will celebrate its 32nd Annual Strawberry Vespers, Sabbath evening, June 22, 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 Sunnyside members and friends a new opportunity to explore Egypt, Israel, Palestine, and Italy with Dick and Joan Fenn. Three programs in November. Pick up a descriptive brochure in the Narthex.

ROMANIA: A School for Siret … A Church for Mihaileni … And a Whole Lot More!
Meet Sunnyside Church’s missionaries to Romania 2013.
Sunday, July 28-Monday, August 12
Early group leaves Monday, June 24; last group returns Wednesday, Sept. 4

Shirley Allen (our associate pastor); Ray and Marion Betz (experienced short-term missionaries); Dick Fenn (chair, Romania Mission Taskforce); Daniel Gramada (Nashville, Tennessee); Olivian (The Builders team leader) and Natalia (SunnyCity Siret and Jesus’ Kids in the Kitchen team leader) Gramada; Vasile (Taskforce operations director), Viorica, and Dennis Gramada; Profira Racolta (Viorica’s mother); Viorel, Mirela, Andrei, Loriana, and Melissa Gramada; Mihai Acostachioaie (Mirela’s father); Don (Wellness for Romania lecturer) and Trish (in-service programs for city staff) Hall; Vasile (transportation), Lidia, Andreea (Youth Service Corps leader), Bianca, and Gabriela Hutuleac; Scott (our senior pastor) and Dorothy LeMert; Ted (m.d.; surgery lectures), Linda, and Bonnie Mackett; Alice Marin; Michelle Marin; Andre Martinez; Deffo Mebrat; David Miller; Kathy Nyseth (Adventist Medical Center nursing administration, with three teen grandchildren): Andrew Nyseth, Hannah Nyseth, and Rachel Schrattenholzer; Arnold (m.d.; ob/gyn lectures; our head elder) and Karen Petersen; Kevin, Devi, Josie, Kort, and Dane Petersen; Jon Pitts and Catherine Holloway Pitts; Lorie Ramey; Denise Smith, m.d. (Phoenix, Arizona; radiology lectures).

Prayer Requests

Miller and Bonner Allen, Rob Brunese, Johnetta Fuller (Danette’s sister), Norval Gryte, Nancy Ruhl, and all who have financial, spiritual, and health needs. Special prayer for the meetings Don Reynolds is holding at CherryWood Village.  

This Week’s Celebrations

Birthdays:
Today: Mebrat Toffo  Monday: Charlie Drury, Alex Larson, Cindy Miner, Lyudmila Poperechnyy, Beth Reimche  Tuesday: Michael Gregory, James Larson, Jeanine Linder  Wednesday: Charla Morford, Russell Pesterfield, Benjamin Ruhl, Badane Sultessa, Elena Tapu, Reagan Wang  Thursday: Jordan Bullock, Loriana Gramada, Sandra Hickey,  Friday: Carl Buchanan, Gilbert Eng, Bianca Hutuleac, Channell Rockwell, Barbara Windham

Congratulations:
Ray and Ruby Jacoshenk are celebrating their 72nd wedding anniversary!

Coming Events at Sunnyside

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

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

Our newsletter introduces our new principal, Dan Nicola, and explains some of the digging on our campus.

Portland Adventist Elementary School

Newsletter or http://goo.gl/kJ1W1

Gresham and Sokcho, Korea, have sister city relationships. This year Gresham is hosting eight students from Korea July 17 to August 2. If you are interested in hosting one of these children for these dates, please contact Mr. McDonald at Portland Adventist Elementary School 503-665-4102. Your child may have an opportunity to reverse this travel experience to Korea next summer for two weeks. This is a great opportunity for teenage kids to explore and experience another country.

Area Events

June 9, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Oregon Conference Holden Convention Center hosts a fun Singles’ work bee at the Oregon Conference grounds in Gladstone.  Bring work gloves and yard tools. Meet south of the Holden Center at 9:00 am. Then join us for lunch at the Sweet Tomatoes restaurant in Clackamas. RSVP Karen beachagate@gmail.com or Kathleen at541-992-4396.

June 17-20: Oregon Conference Board Room hosts “Certified Senior Advisor Training” (CSA), Register by March 30 to receive SDA reduced rate – 888-828-9209 or lizg@csa.us.

July 11-13 & 14-21: Oregon Gladstone Camp Meeting volunteers needed! Oregon Conference is requesting all who are willing and able to volunteer during Camp Meeting this year. We are seeking volunteers for both Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 11-13) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 14-21). We need volunteers for Hospitality, Safety, and Security, as well as licensed RNs and EMTs for 8-hour shifts. Whether you would like to work a shift daily or only have time for a single shift, your services would be greatly appreciated. To volunteer go to http://volunteer.oregonconference.orgor contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at Lisa.orc.mh@gmail.com or 503-850-3573.

September 11-14, 2013: Festival of the Laity free virtual conference via your computer. Get equipped for effective ministry with no registration, travel, or hotel expenses! The North American Division Adult Ministries Department is offering free online training for Sabbath School, Personal Ministries, and Prison Ministries leaders. Attend from the comfort of your home, church, or office—all you need is a computer with internet access. All of your church’s leaders can benefit these live broadcasts presented by globally respected facilitators. Visit www.festivalofthelaity.com to sign up.

The North American Division Music Committee for the 2015 General Conference Session (July 2-11 in San Antonio, Tex.) is now accepting applications from musicians/groups desiring to perform at the 2015 General Conference Session. Applications can be downloaded at the 2015 General Conference website atwww.gcsession.org. Click the “Music Application Packet” tab and follow all directions.  Applications will be processed through December 31, 2013.

Combined Budget (Local Church Expense)

Received May: $22,970 / Monthly Budget: $33,000
Received YTD: $302.468 / YTD Budget: $363,000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $450,000 / Received: $41,676

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