August 31 Communiqué

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Happy Preparation Day Sunnyside!

Tomorrow is the last day of August; Sunday starts the great month of September.  School is starting back up, apple season is just around the corner, and the fall colors and cool fresh air will descend upon us.  Oh yes, it’s my birthday month!

Hey, tomorrow is our 2013 Reunion Sabbath.  Bobby McGhee is in town and we will have dozens of special guests and visitors at church.  Our speaker is the Ohio Conference President, Dr. Raj Attiken with a presentation entitled, “You Can Look Away, But It Won’t Go Away.”  At 6:00 p.m. we will feature the 11th Annual Bobby McGhee and Friends musical reunion.  For many of Portland’s former members, these programs and the Sunday softball tournament is their once a year contact back home.  Let’s welcome them and give them reason to come again.

Also, September is when we kickoff our “Life On The Sunnyside” 2013-14 healthy lifestyle program for ourselves and the community around.  Sabbath, September 14, our speaker will be Dr. Richard Hart, President of Loma Linda University Medical School; he will also speak at 2:30 in the afternoon and give us the updates on the LLU Adventist Health Study.  September 22, will host a community 5K Fun Run/Walk for Sunnyside and Community.  This is for all age groups, even those with walkers might want to try half  a 5K run.  We will do this all around the church, PAA, AMC, and CherryWood.  September 29, we will host a “Life On The Sunnyside” health fair and screening.  Again, this will be for ourselves and advertised to the greater community around us.  To do these events we need VOLUNTEERS.  See you tomorrow for signups.  Much more information to come.

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. Dr. Raj Attiken will be presenting our Bible message entitled You Can Look Away, But It Won’t Go Away.

Welcome to Dr. Raj Attiken, Ohio Conference president, and his wife, Chandra. We are blessed to have them here to worship with us. Bobby McGhee and Friends will be sharing in our worship music. We are also delighted to have Bobby’s mother, Marian McGhee, with us today. She was a member here at Sunnyside for many years. Thank you to each of you for blessing us with your talents.

Today Children’s Church called, “Back to School. Are you ready?” will begin at approximately 11:40 am, just following the Little Lambs offering. A special program will be provided for our children until 12:35 pm. Parents, your children will remain in the Youth Room (room 63) until you pick them up.

At 6:00 pm we will enjoy the 11th Annual Bobby McGhee and Friends Vespers entitled “A New Decade of Love,” featuring the Three Wisemen Quartet and many local artists. Stark Street pizza follows vespers.

Sunset:  Today  7:49 pm  •  Friday  7:38 pm

3:00 pm Handbell Quartet Rehearsal (Rom 82)
3:30 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
6:00 pm Romanian Prayer Meeting – Final Events with Stephen Bohr (Room 63)               6:00 pm Bobby McGhee & Friends Vespers

Mon, Sept 2
Office Closed – Labor Day

Tue, Sept 3
Noon Bulletin Deadline
6:30 pm The American Revolution (Room 63)

Wed, Sept 4
10:00 am FaithLift – John 8:1-30 (Room 21)
5:00 pm Women’s Ministries (Room 21)
6:30 pm Music Committee (Room 21)
6:30 pm Children’s Ministry Admin (Workroom)
6:30 pm Wednesday Night Prayer & Readings (Prayer Room) Last Day Events by Ellen White – Chapter 14 “The Loud Cry”
7:00 pm CherryWood Prayer Meeting – Arnold Petersen

Thr, Sept 5
6:00 pm Handbell Rehearsal (Room 82)
7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary)

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

Sab, Sept 7
Sermon: The Tomb Could Not Hold Him – Pastor Scott

Church Announcements

Membership Transfers – second Reading:
Karl and Lani Brower from Lebanon Church, Lebanon, Oregon
Jared and Jina Lehman from Sandy Church, Sandy, Oregon
Genny Manley from Canyonville Church, Canyonville, Oregon
Donald and Annette Riebe from Pacific Union College Church, Angwin, Calif.

Wes Hamlin to Castle Rock Church, Castle Rock, Washington
Marylou Kinnman to Stone Tower Church, Portland, Oregon
Jonathan Maciuk to Stone Tower Church, Portland, Oregon
Reuben Vaselenko to Sacramento Central Church, Sacramento, California

Partial Nominating Committee Report
Second Reading:
Phyllis Woods, Chairperson, Interior Design Committee
First Reading:
Graziella Stanculescu, Worship Team Member

The Children’s Division Sabbath School will be conducting graduations in each of their classrooms September 7.

The Romania Mission Project group will provide vespers Sabbath, September 14, 7:00 pm, with pictures and reports of their activities while in Romania.

Sunnyside Church Choir Rehearsal begins Thursday, September 5, 2013. If you enjoying singing, please consider joining us. Our rehearsals are scheduled for every Thursday night at 7 pm.

Beginning Handbells – Are you curious and would like to explore what Handbell ringing is like? Consider joining a beginning three-octave handchime/handbell choir. Invite a friend, a spouse or family member to join with you and have fun learning something new together.

Handbells – The Sunnyside Five-octave Handbell Choir will begin weekly rehearsals very soon. Especially if you have had experience ringing, or read music well and consider yourself a quick learner, you are needed as we begin this new season. We have at least two vacancies due to class schedule conflicts.

For more information, call Rosemayne today at 503-730-5317.

Portland Adventist Academy Constituency meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at 7:00 pm, at the academy. Sunnyside delegates, please mark your calendar.

Betty Reuble (Marcia Dunham’s mother) passed away August 20, 2013. A memorial service will be conducted  September 14, 2:00 pm, at Mt. Tabor Church where she was a member.

A friend of many, Jim Pence, passed away on July 30, 2013, in Loma Linda, California. Please join the family and friends in the Celebration of Life, Friday, September 6, 2013, at 10:30 am. Gather at the Administration Office at the Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 SE Mt. Scott Blvd, Portland, to join the caravan to proceed to the shelter where the service will take place with full military honors. Immediately following will be a short service of his placement at his gravesite. Family and friends are invited to join us at the Old Spaghetti Factory, 12725 SE 93rd Ave, Clackamas, for lunch and share fond memories of this wonderful man.

Marvin Seibel passed away August 15. A memorial service will be conducted at The Village Retirement Center on E. Powell September 7, 2013, 3:00 pm.

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. So far this year, because of your gifts, we were able to help many members of our church family and community that had pressing financial needs. We appreciate you remembering your brothers and sisters. When contributing, just mark your contribution to account #9387, Family Resource Network. Thank you.

Prayer Requests

Gerald Bruce, Alex Buchanan, Elena Ciuca, Verna E. Dixon, Johnetta Fuller, Danette’s sister), Michael Hamilton,  Jim Kramer (Tom Kramer’s brother),  Judy Kramer, Nancy Ruhl, and all who have financial, spiritual, and health needs.

This Week’s Celebrations

Today: Claire Hull, Ramon MacApinlac Monday: Douglas DeBoer, Avery Loveridge, Judi Schmitt, Brian Sellards  Tuesday: Claire Busi  Wednesday: Hannaley Dormus, Thom Stanton  Thursday: Walter Olsen, Curtis Rice  Friday: Dean Browning, Maria Duong, Mary Lou Wescott

Congratulations Harold and Violet Lang on your 58th wedding anniversary
August 28!

Coming Events

Sunday, September 1, beginning at 7:30 am, the Adventist Softball Tournament will be held at Brush Prairie field. View map at:

Allison Cheng will be the featured artist at vespers September 7 at 7:00 pm. This will be a benefit for People-to-People Ministries. Following the service Allison will have CDs available.

September 8, 3:30 pm we will enjoy our annual Sunnyside Picnic featuring roasted corn on the cob, watermelon, and a classic car show. Bring your favorite veggie hotdogs for grilling and picnic foods: salads, finger foods, casseroles, entrees, or desserts. We will initiate our new “Gathering Plaza.” You may want to bring your favorite lawn chair.

Sabbath, September 14, 2013, Dr. Richard Hart, President of Loma Linda University Health invites you to join him for “Loma Linda Comes to You.” He will be speaking at both church services, 8:45 am and 11:15 am, with a potluck at 1:00, and at 2:30 pm there will be a Loma Linda University Health Update. Pease RSVP to 909-558-5360 or before September 9, 2013. Day of meeting contact: Janya Mekelburg, 402-416-9848.


Portland Adventist Academy
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School is just around the corner! Portland Adventist Academy is already preparing for students to start on September 3 (new students) and September 4 (all students). If you or someone you know would like a Christ-Centered, Character-Driven education, please call PAA at 503.255.8372

Portland Adventist Elementary  School
School starts: September 3

Rivergate Adventist Elementary School
School starts: Tuesday, September 3

If your children need school supplies, stop by the workroom and feel free to pick up what you need.

Area Events

September 8, 6 pm: Stone Tower Church presents Financial Peace University. Classes are once a week for 9 weeks. Register online at and look for classes.

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 to sign up.

September 13: Beaverton Church begins the new CHIP+ program. Information sessions will be held on September 3, 9, and 10. For more information visit, call 503-646-9282 ext 39, or email

September 21, 9 am to 4 pm: Hood View Church hosts “A Sabbath With Dr. Hans Diehl.” For more information call 503-512-9055.

September 29: Portland City Sanctuary hosts the New Hood View Chip+ program. For more information call 503-512-9055.

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 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:

Combined Budget (Local Church Expense)

Received August: $24,880 / Monthly Budget: $38,000
Received YTD: $50,469 / YTD Budget: $76,000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $450,000 / Received: $65,375

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