July 27 Communiqué

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Greetings Sunnyside Saints!

Summer’s relentless pace keeps moving on.  Camp meeting is now over; we had the best of weather, great speakers and seminar presenters, and the Sunnyside Pathfinders and staff did a marvelous job of handling the corn dog crowd at the snack bar.  I am hearing that they served 6,500.  That is a lot of dogs!

Meanwhile, the Sunnyside mission trip to Romania continues full pace.  We have quite a few of our members already there and working.  We are hearing that one of the projects for the community, bathrooms for one of their hospitals, are now finished and in use.  I believe this facility was an older building that was being renovated for hospital use and the locals ran out of funds before finishing the bathrooms.  This Sabbath we will give a full report of this and other projects, as well as a dedication of those of us who will be leaving this Sunday.

Tomorrow is a celebration Sabbath for the Westermeyer family: a family reunion and a wedding.  They will also be part of our worship service and the family members will be sharing with Sunnyside a special Sabbath evening vespers at 7:00 with Dr. Saleem Farag, Ann Westermeyer’s father.

See you Sabbath if not before.

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. Pastor Scott LeMert will be presenting our Bible message entitled Don’t Slow Down for Me.

We extend a special welcome to our guests today. The families of Jonathon Thorp and Allie Westermeyer are assisting in our worship services. Brad and Kandus Thorp are the founders of the Hope Channel. Brad, Jonathon, and Chris will lead our singing; Stephen is our organist; and Kandus will join in on the piano. Special music will be provided by Ann Westermeyer, her sisters, Arlene Howard and Mary Penner. Mary’s daughter, Jennifer, will be playing the violin for the offertory. Daniel and Rebekah Howard are Arlene’s children. Grace Farag is Ann Westermeyer’s mother. Welcome to our worship services and thank you for blessing us with your talents.

Dr. Saleem Farag (Ann Westermeyer’s father) will present a vespers entitled “From Wabag to Washington DC to Where?” this afternoon at 7:00 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. This is a vespers you will not want to miss.

Jonathon Thorp and Allie Westermeyer request the honor of your presence at their wedding tomorrow. They will be married here at Sunnyside at 3:30 pm, July 28.

The Week Ahead

Sunset:  Today  8:44 pm  •  Friday  8:37 pm

3:30 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
6:00 pm Romanian Prayer Meeting – Final Events with Stephen Bohr (Room 63)
7:00 pm Vespers with Dr. Saleem Farag

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

Wed, July 31
10:00 am FaithLift – John 5
6:30 Wednesday Night Prayer & Readings (Prayer Room) Last Day Events by Ellen White – Chapter 11 “Satan’s Last Day Deceptions”
7:00 pm CherryWood Prayer Meeting – Bob Manley

Fri, Aug 2
6:00 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)

Sab, Aug 3
Sermon: The Gift – Pastor Jonathan

Church Announcements

Our monthly fellowship potluck will be next week. Plan to attend and bring enough food for your family as well as extra to serve our guests. This is a great time to visit with friends and make new acquaintances. Please remember that the kitchen crew would appreciate potluck dishes that are prepared, so they will not need to heat up the stoves. Think picnic style foods – easy serving, little or no prep, and ready to go! Please label your dishes and reclaim them when the meal is finished. Thank you from the Hospitality team.

Next Sabbath, August 3, our photographer will be taking photos in the Youth Room from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (Sabbath). If you haven’t had your picture taken for our photo directory, this would be a good day to do so, or if you need a re-take, Ben will be happy to do that as well. Stop in and find the best time available for him to take your picture. Help us keep our photo directory up to date and include your picture along with your contact information.

Sunnyside’s Mission to Romanian – Our Projects:

* The Builders: Improvements/upgrades at churches in Calafindesti, Milisauti, Mihaileni, Siret; at Siret’s two hospitals. And, we hope, make some progress on the school in Siret.

* MedXpo: Our physicians, nurses, and health educators present continuing education lectures to physicians from Siret and other cities; wellness lecture series to the public; provide professional consultations as needed/requested; conduct in-service programs for Siret and hospital staff; stage a community health fair in conjunction with SunnyCity Siret.

* Children’s Ministry: Activities for kids during the series of evening wellness lectures; SunnyCity Siret; Jesus’ Kids in the Kitchen; support kids’ Sabbath schools in area churches.

* Youth-with-Youth ServiCorps: Taskforce youth with Siret youth upgrade Siret city parks and green spaces; support SunnyCity Siret and JKK; do volunteer service at hospitals and other facilities; and participate in services of area churches.

* Women’s Ministry: In conjunction with Children’s Ministry; connections in the community and during services in area churches.

* The Seminarians: Services and seminars in area churches.

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.

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, Michael Hamilton, 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

William Hohensee, Nicholas Manos, Constance Smith  Sunday: Terrill Allen, Susan Williams  Monday: Meagan Bumgarner, Lola Pogue, Chelsea Scholz-Jackson, Rosalee Willard  Tuesday: Raquel Cardona, Rachel Chin, Trisha Erickson, Jaclyn Russell  Wednesday: Shirley Allen, Gerald Schoepflin, Cindy Stewart  Thursday: Easton Anderson, Ruby Davidson, Devaldo Richardson  Friday: Michael Vickroy

Alin and Chandra Dragulin on their wedding July 14, 2013.

Coming Events

August 31, 6:00 pm – Bobbie McGhee and Friends Concert
September 8, 3:30 pm – Corn Feed and Picnic


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Area Events & Announcements

A rumor circulating that Pope Francis has a brother who is a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is untrue. Please disregard a widely distributed YouTube sermon in which Hugo Gambetta makes these claims. Church leaders from South America, who are familiar with the situation, have confirmed that Gambetta is a former Seventh-day Adventist minister.

A male Sunnyside member needs a male traveling buddy for a driving trip to Minnesota, near Minneapolis/St. Paul, during the month of August. For details contact the office at 503-252-8080.

Needed: Child’s car seat, up to 30 lbs. If you have a child’s rear-facing car seat that could be loaned during the month of August — please call the church office at

Today, 7:00 pm: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver presents Brandon & Chrysta Beene in concert, gospel music singers from Tennessee.

August 10, 7:00 pm: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver hosts Alter Wiener, holocaust survivor. He will share his powerful and poignant autobiographical story: “From a Name to a Number.”

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: $20,507 / Monthly Budget: $38,000
Received YTD: $20,507 / YTD Budget: $38,000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $450,000 / Received: $62,365

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