July 13 Communiqué

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Sunnyside Saints!

Hasn’t this been the greatest weather this week?  It has just been awesome.  I do hope everyone has had an opportunity for a walk in this sun and air; the slight breezes just seem to add to its pleasantry.

Sabbath is soon upon us and it will be great to see everyone again.  This Sabbath’s theme is “Tears of a Love Letter.”  We will look at some of the great hope passages of the Bible—they are set in some of the most discouraging times of history.

It is important for each of us to realize that we are Christ’s hope to this world.  We are not here to take but to give.  We are not victims of the bad in this world but purveyors of the gifts of God’s goodness.  When we find the joy of being this person, we have found God’s highest ideal for us.  We should not ever think that we have too small of an arena of influence.  Note the following words from Robert F. Kennedy, 64th US Attorney General:

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope… and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

Let’s each strive through Christ, to be the cause of hope in others! Bring on the Sabbath!

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 Tears of a Love Letter.

Immediately following the second service today the Elders and their families will enjoy a potluck meeting together.

The Week Ahead

Sunset:  Today  8:57 pm  •  Friday  8:53 pm Today
12:45 pm Elders Potluck
3:30 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
6:00 pm Romanian Prayer Meeting – Final Events with Stephen Bohr (Room 63)

Tue, July 15  6:30 pm The American Revolution (Room 63)

Wed, July 16 7:00 pm CherryWood Prayer Meeting – Jim Johnstone

Fri, July 17 6:00 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)

Sab, July 20 Sermon:  Come. Then Go. – Pastor Dick Fenn

Church Announcements

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

Our Flower Calendar has several available dates in the months of August, September, and October. If you have a special date coming up, or would just enjoy sharing flowers with your church family, please take time to place your name on one of the blank dates. Thank you.

The Sunnyside Pathfinders have been chosen to work the Snack Shack booth at Gladstone Camp Meeting this year. This will be a fundraiser to make sure every Pathfinder who would like to go to the Oshkosh International Camporee in 2014 is able to go. The Pathfinders need volunteers age 14 and up to work in the food booth Sunday through Friday, and Saturday night. If you can help, please contact Jackee Duvall at 503-309-9400 or jackeeduvall@hotmail.com. All workers will need to obtain an Oregon Food Handlers permit. Click here to access food handlers information: http://goo.gl/cbs0l

Gladstone Camp Meeting begins Tuesday, the evening of July 16 and will runs through the evening of the 20th. Come for the fellowship, spiritual enrichment, the education, and the fun! There will be activities for every age group. Featured speakers this year include John Bradshaw, Russell Burrill, Gordon Pifher, John McVay, Bernie Anderson, and Alex “Sasha” Bolotnikov. Come for the day, week, or just for a few hours. Learn more at www.OregonConference.org.

Camp Meeting Sabbath is next Sabbath, July 20. Join the festival of blessings at the Oregon Conference Center in Gladstone, or attend two camp-meeting theme services at Sunnyside Church – Sabbath School at 10:00 am, and Worship at 11:00.

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.

Dr. Saleem Farag (Ann Westermeyer’s father) will present a vespers entitled “From Wabag to Washington DC to Where?” July 27 at 7 pm here at Sunnyside. He will share the amazing and faith inspiring journey that led him from serving as a medical missionary in the highlands of New Guinea to his current ministry to the orphans of Zimbabwe as director of the Newstart Children’s Home. Along the way he found himself unexpectedly called to serve as the governor’s advisor for health affairs in California for 18 years advising as diverse political figures as Ronald Reagan and Jerry Brown. Turning down an opportunity to serve with the Reagan administration in Washington DC . Find out why he was known as an “apolitical” man and why twenty years later a political columnist in California called for returning to the “Farag principles” in state governance. Why does Dr. Farag believe his work with the orphans is the most important and rewarding experience of his life?

Romania: The 50 members of the Romania Mission Taskforce have planned, prayed, and emptied their purses. It’s almost time to go. These missionaries thank the Sunnyside family for their prayers and contributions. In so doing, we are all missionaries together! Please continue to pray for this mission. Some specifics: *That our builders will be enabled to make much progress; that our children’s ministry team will bless scores of kids and their families; that our medical team will have multiple opportunities to show Jesus as the Way to wholeness of life; that our youth will be free to share their faith, hope, and love with new friends; and that our preachers, teachers, and translators will have clear voices to present the Good News. *Pray for the safety and good health of our missionaries. *Pray for the Moldavia Conference and the congregations in Calafindesti, Maritei, Mihaileni, Milisauti, Patrauti, Radauti, and Siret. *Most of all, pray for the citizens of Siret: Mayor Adrian Popoiu, Chief of Staff Viorel Haiura, the administrators of the hospitals, the pastors of the churches, and all of the people of this lovely town in beautiful Bucovina.

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.

Prayer Requests

Millie Allen, Gerald Bruce, Alex Buchanan, Elena Ciuca, Johnetta Fuller (Danette’s sister), Norval Gryte, Jim Kramer, Ted Morford, Nancy Ruhl, all who have financial, spiritual, and health needs, and the 50-member Romania Mission taskforce.

This Week’s Celebrations

Birthdays: Today: Timothy Blair, Pollyanna Moody  Sunday: Jane MacApinlac, Caleb Trautwein  Monday: Elise Holcombe  Tuesday: Laura Elmore, Ronald Vaughan, Gregory Wibe  Wednesday: Tracey Belding, Kimberly Goodwin-Helton, Wesley Hamlin, Kimberly Person  Thursday: Christopher Kites, Jack Loveridge

Congratulations! Gary and Kathy Kramer on your wedding June 26, 2013. Tim and Laura (Gren) Taylor on your wedding July 7, 2013.

The Floral Tribute is presented
By Vasile and Lidia Hutuleac in celebration of their 20th wedding anniversary. Congratulations Vasile and Lidia!

Coming Events

July 20, 11:00 am – Camp Meeting Sabbath at Sunnyside
July 25, 7:30 pm – Kiriku in concert (Handbells from Japan)
July 27, 7:00 pm – Vespers with Dr. Saleem Farag
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 available for a male roommate. Contact the church 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 13, 2 pm:. McMinnville Church hosts the Melashenko Quartet who will be presenting a full Gospel Concert. Each year, Joedy & Judy coordinate a number of mission projects with Quiet Hour Ministries that involve people, young and old.  The “Melashenko Four” features Joedy, Judy, Dallas (our new principal/teacher at McMinnville Adventist Christian School), and Donna Melashenko.  If you love close harmonies, smooth gospel music, and heart-warming testimonies, you will not want to miss this community-friendly event.  Bring a friend and be doubly blessed!

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

July 13, 7 pm: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver hosts Proclaim concert, the music ministry group of Canadian University College.

July 18 & 19, 10 am to 7 pm: Gladstone Campground – 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! 

July 19, 2:30-4:00 pm Oregon Conference Board Room. Adventist Health invites you to join us for an interactive Living Well Expo designed to help you move well and live well. Rishi Gupta, MD, a nationally renowned orthopedic surgeon with the Aspire Orthopedic Institute will answer questions about chronic knee and hip pain. Door prizes award. Space limited to 50 people.

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 July: $6,037 / Monthly Budget: $38,000
Received YTD: $6,037 / YTD Budget: $38,000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $450,000 / Received: $50,566

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