July 6 Communiqué

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Happy Independence Day Sunnyside!

We have been a nation for two-hundred-thirty -even, years!  In just thirteen more years we will celebrate two-hundred-fifty years.  As the Fourth of July comes upon us, it is well for each of us to take a moment and appreciate what this country has given to each of us.  It is a time to appreciate our United States Constitution and its Bill of Rights.  We are a free people; and yes, that freedom is something for which we must always be ready to defend whatever the call may be.  We must also strive to be citizens worthy of these freedoms.  To help you get in the mood for this holiday, here are some famous Abraham Lincoln quotes:

1. “It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.”

2. “I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”

3. “He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.”

4. “I am not concerned that you have fallen — I am concerned that you arise.”

5. “No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.”

6. “The best way to predict your future is to create it”

7. “Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.”

8. “Live a good life. In the end it is not the years in a life, but the life in the years.”

9. “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

10. “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

11. “This is a world of compensations; and he who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave.”

12. “With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.”

Come on Sabbath and celebrate both country and Lord!  The sermon title is, “When the Messenger is the Message!”

Courage in the Savior,

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 Pastor Scott LeMert will be presenting our Bible message entitled When the Messenger Is the Message.

The Week Ahead

Sunset:  Today  9:01 pm  •  Friday  8:58 pm

Today
12:45 pm Fellowship Potluck
3:30 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
6:00 pm Romanian Prayer Meeting – Final Events with Stephen Bohr (Room 63)

Mon, July 8
6:30 pm Health Ministries (Room 21)

Tue, July 9   
6:30 pm Calendar Planning (Room 61)
6:30 pm The American Revolution (Room 63)

Wed, July 10
10:00 am FaithLift – John 2 (Room 21)
6:30 pm Children’s Ministry Admin (Workroom)
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 – Dick Gingrich

Fri, July 126:00 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
Sab, July 13

Sermon:  Tears of a Love Letter – Pastor Scott
12:45 pm Elders Potluck

Church Announcements

Immediately following the second service today we will enjoy a fellowship potluck. Plan to stay, enjoy good food, and great fellowship.

 Membership Transfers – First Reading
Leaving: Cassandra Ogsaen to McMinnville Church

 “Thank you to our church family for all the prayers, cards, food, and flowers during this difficult time. Losing Duane (Krueger) was so difficult, but it was so nice to receive the support from all of you.”
~Angie, Tracey and Ron, Kevin and Lisa, and all the grandkids.

Lost and found items will be displayed on a table near the fellowship hall. Please take time to peruse the table for items you may have misplaced. If anyone has misplaced a metronome, contact Kathy Rosenquist at 503-860-3976.

The Adventist Book Center’s Camp Meeting Sale will be July 16-28, 2013. Save $14.00-$30.00 off the case price on our food super specials. Lots of Bibles, books, cookbooks, and music are also on sale. Download the sale flyer at abcflyer.com.

Romania Mission Project: Our mission to Siret will be dedicated Sabbath, July 27, the day before participants depart.

The Safety Committee is asking that each of you be their eyes and ears for spotting dangerous conditions or safety issues here at the church. Things the committee is anxious to learn about are non-working door locks, a loose tile, an obstruction in a hall, etc. To make this process easy, a form has been created for reporting these things. The forms will be on a red clip board and located in the following locations: the church office, the deacons room, on the table in the children’s wing, and in the music room. We wish we could give a reward for each report, but we’ll just have to rely on that warm inner feeling we get when we do something to make our world a better place.

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.

Kiriku, a premier Japanese Handbell group is touring the West Coast and will be presenting a concert here at Sunnyside Thursday, July 25 at 7:30 pm. Kiriku has attracted attention not only because of its unique ability to perform up to six octaves of handbells with only six to eight ringers, but also because of the group’s impressive technique and expressive musicality. Plan now to attend.

Prayer Requests

Millie Allen, Gerald Bruce, Alex Buchanan,  Johnetta Fuller (Danette’s sister), Norval Gryte, Donald Meidinger (brother-in-law to Michael Rettig), Ted Morford, Nancy Ruhl, and all who have financial, spiritual, and health needs.

This Week’s Celebrations

Birthdays:
Today:
Jacquelee Duvall, Valeria Ursu, Joel Wyman  Sunday: Sharol Korb, Robert McDonald  Monday: Ellysa Arenz, Dale Beaulieu, Richard Cardona, Eugene Denis, Andrew Turner  Tuesday: Elena Ciuca, Shirley Judd, Harold Lickey  Wednesday: Darilynne Allen, Josephine Curtiss, Agnes Dahl  Thursday: Aristide Doroftei, Wilfred Geschke, Marilou Kinman, Nancy Wagner  Friday: Janet Browning, Donna Dufresne, Darlene Manullang, Evvalee Rushold

Coming Events

July 20, 11:00 am – Camp Meeting Sabbath at Sunnyside

July 25, 7:30 pm – Kiriku in concert (Handbells from Japan)

August 31, 6:00 pm – Bobbie McGhee and Friends Concert

September 8, 3:30 pm – Corn Feed and Picnic

Education

Portland Adventist Academy

Read about 97 year-old WWII Veteran who gave away his two Bronze Stars to two PAA students in this month’s PAA e-Headlines. Also in this month’s issue is a recap of a memorable graduation with five baptisms, and PAA’s farewell to their very loyal, loving, and recently retired staff.  http://goo.gl/VFo6Z
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

Area Events & Announcements

Room or apartment needed for student attending Mt. Hood Community College. Student is able to assist with house or yard work to help with rent. Please contact the office at 503-252-8080, for further details.

July 10-20, 6:45 pm: Stone Tower Church presents “Health, Hope, and Healing Seminar. Free lectures, and open to the public with Thomas Jackson, PhD and Laverne Jackson, PhD. For more information call 503-893-9022 or register at www.urbanhealthnw.com.

July 11-12, 9 am to 5 pm: Open Arms Church holds its first Pinterest bazaar to raise funds for a new church sign.

July 13, 7:00 pm: Hood View Church hosts Brandon and Chrysta Beene in gospel concert.

July 18 & 19, 10 am to 7 pm: Gladstone Campground – One Day Church Building near ABC. There will be a used book sale during camp meeting. Bring donations to the ABC or PACS by Wednesday July 17. Then come and find some great books for reading and sharing when the sale is going on!

August 10, 7:30 pm: Hood View Church hosts a piano concert by Alicia and Matthew Dellen.

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 at www.gcsession.org. Click the “Music Application Packet” tab and follow all directions.  Applications will be processed through December 31, 2013.

October 18-20, 2013: Eagle Crest hosts the 27th annual Oregon Christian Women’s Retreat featuring Elizabeth Talbot from the Jesus 101 Institute. Theme: Exceedingly, abundantly, beyond all we can ask or imagine. For more information and to register go to: http://goo.gl/nzqTj

Combined Budget (Local Church Expense)

Received June: $29,247 / Monthly Budget: $33,000
Received YTD: $331,715 / YTD Budget: $363,000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $450,000 / Received: $50,165

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