June 22 Communiqué

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Greetings Sunnyside!

Dorothy and I have returned home and we hope to see all of you tomorrow.  We had a great time and everything went very nicely—no lost luggage or canceled flights.  In spite of being gone we thought of you many times each day.  It is nice to be at Sunnyside again.

Sunnyside is going to have a very busy weekend coming up.  Sabbath morning will see a reenactment of the Last Supper/communion service.  We have had a tradition of doing the reenactments in the evening. This is a new program and we are bringing it to the worship service.  It will include the Sunnyside Chamber Orchestra and a special vocal ensemble along with a full cast of actors.  A lot of work has gone into this program; it will be a blessing and it is one worthy of an invite of those special people on you prayer list.

Sabbath afternoon at 3:00 pm, we will say our farewells to Duane Kruger who passed away on June 14.  Please, come and support Angie and the family.

At 6:00 pm, we will celebrate the Annual Sunnyside Strawberry Vespers—another event to invite friends.  Then on Sunday we launch SunnyCity and Monday we are into VBS.  See this newsletter for further details on these events.

Thank you all for helping make Sunnyside what it is, and that being a church that does ministry and is truly a house of prayer and worship for all people.

See you tomorrow!

Pastor Scott and 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 The Living Last Supper will be presented as a reenactment of the Lord’s Last Supper based on Leonardo da Vinci’s painting.

Duane Krueger passed away June 14, 2013. There will be a memorial service conducted here this afternoon at 3:00.

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.

The Week Ahead

Sunset:  Today  9:03 pm  •  Friday  9:03 pm

Today
3:00 pm Duane Krueger Memorial
3:30 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
6:00 pm Strawberry Vespers

Sun, June 23
Noon–4:00 pm SunnyCity

Mon, June 24
Office Closed
6:30 pm Vacation Bible School

Tue, June 25 
6:30 pm Vacation Bible School
6:30 pm The American Revolution (Junior Room 21)

Wed, June 26
10:00 am FaithLift – Job 42 (Room 21)
6:30 pm Vacation Bible School
6:30 pm Worship Committee (Room 21)
7:30 pm Wednesday Night Prayer and Readings (Prayer Room) Last Day Events by Ellen White – Chapter 9 “Sunday Laws”
7:00 pm CherryWood Prayer Meeting – Arnold Petersen

Thr, June 27
6:30 pm Vacation Bible School

Fri, June 28
6:00 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
6:30 pm Vacation Bible School
7:00 pm Romanian Prayer Meeting (Room 63)

Sab, June 29
10:00 am Vacation Bible School Graduation
Sermon: Fit to Fight – VBS Family Church with Pastor Shirley, Nick Gosney, and Jonathan Stephan

Church Announcements

SunnyCity 2013, tomorrow, June 23, Noon–4:00 pm ~  Kids’ Career Quest: “Imagine Your Future.”  Bring your neighbors, children, and grandchildren. There will be fun experiences for all.

Vacation Bible School will be June 24-28, 6:30-8:30 pm, with graduation on June 29 at 10:00 am. We have an exciting program this year about Athens – Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth. Go to our website to see more details. If you haven’t yet signed up to volunteer, consider doing so. Bring your children, grandchildren, friends, and neighbors. They will remember their experience at VBS for a lifetime!

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.

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.

ROMANIA
A School for Siret … A Church for Mihaileni …And a Whole Lot More
ENTHUSIASM + GENEROSITY = MISSION
Sunnyside Church’s Romania Mission Taskforce includes 50 persons ranging in age from 3 to 78. No one’s too young or too old to go where Christ needs someone to go. Some leave Monday. Most fly to Bucharest July 28, then travel north by bus to Siret where they will

* Do church and school construction;
* Run a full-scale Vacation Bible School for children;
* Conduct services and seminars in area Adventist churches;
* Present continuing-education lectures to area physicians and a health and wellness program to the public;
* Improve town parks and greenspaces–a youth-with-youth initiative.

How is all this activity funded?

It begins with personal enthusiasm for mission. It ends with congregational generosity to mission.

To cover land travel, accommodations, meals, and cultural experiences, Sunnyside’s missionaries to Siret are contributing at least $30,340. They have already contributed the total cost of flights to/from Romania: $75,313.97.

Prayer Requests

Miller and Bonner Allen, Rob Brunese, Johnetta Fuller (Danette’s sister), Norval Gryte, Donald Meidinger (brother-in-law to Michael Rettig), 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:
Michael Meredith, Jr.  Sunday: Debra Chapman, Helen Stanton  Monday: Holly Roderick, Julia Sempio, Cliff Sorensen  Tuesday: Randy Greene, Kathy Manley, Rob Sultessa, Sigurd Vistaunet, Wednesday: Nancy Ruhl  Thursday: Randy Cummings, Bill Williams  Friday: Stephanie Bixel, Joyce Friend, Cathy Sellards, Luis Solis, Alicia Woody

Coming Events

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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Area Events & Announcements

June 22, 7 pm: Gaston Adventist Church hosts the Quiet Hour Ministries presenting the Melashenko Quartet in concert.

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.

Resumes for the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) Hispanic ministries administrative assistant position are being accepted until June 17. For more information, contact Robert Sundin, NPUC undertreasurer, at 360-857-7014, or e-mail robert.sundin@nw.npuc.org

Combined Budget (Local Church Expense)

Received June: $11,498 / Monthly Budget: $33,000
Received YTD: $3113,966 / YTD Budget: $363,000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $450,000 / Received: $48,911

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