September 7 Communiqué

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Greetings Sunnyside!

First, a big thanks needs to do to all who helped make last weekend such a success.  Our Reunion Sabbath was very well attended and Dr. Raj Attiken’s sermon was one to remember.  The evening program was a packed house with excellent music and another devotional to remember by Dr. Attiken.  Again, thanks to all to worked hard to help make this happen.

This Sabbath is also full: please note this is potluck Sabbath, there will be a special vesper concert by Allison Cheng at 7:00, Sabbath evening, and the annual church picnic and antique car show is at 3:30, Sunday afternoon.

Tomorrow’s Family Life and Mission will give additional details about our “Life on the Sunnyside,” Family Fun Run/Walk, and the upcoming Health Expo and risk screening.  The worship service will center on the question, “If Jesus died for our sins, how is it that he was allowed to come back to life?”  The sermon title is, “The Tomb Could Not Hold Him.”

There is another important item for all of us to consider: Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS) will host their annual banquet on October 6, at 5:00 pm  Did you know that PACS distributed 92,266 articles of clothing, 364,979 pounds of food, and helped 84,147 people, all in just the second quarter of 2012.  To do this they were assisted with almost 11,000 hours of volunteer labor.  At the banquet, many churches and organizations sponsor tables which seat eight people for dinner and the program.  Last year Sunnyside Church did not sponsor a table.  The tables cost $500.  I have the first $100; I need the next $400.  If you are willing to help, please see Pastor Scott.

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 The Tomb Could Not Hold Him.

Our monthly fellowship potluck will be immediately following our second service today. This is a great time to visit with friends, make new acquaintances, and enjoy great food!

The Children’s Division Sabbath School will be conducting graduations in each of their classrooms this morning. We are happy for their growth and development – “in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.”

Today, our photographer will be taking photos in the Youth Room from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm . 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 by the Youth room 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.

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

Sunset:  Today  7:36 pm  •  Friday  7:25 pm

12:45 pm Fellowship Potluck
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)
7:00 pm Allison Cheng Vespers

Sun, Sept 8
3:30 pm Church Picnic Antique Car Show (Gathering Plaza)

Mon, Sept 9
Office Closed
6:00 pm Hazelwood-NET (formerly Net-7) (Room 60)

Tue, Sept 10
Office Closed
6:00 pm Pathfinders (Basement)
6:30 pm The American Revolution (Room 63)

Wed, Sept 11
10:00 am FaithLift – John 8:31-59 (Room 21)
5:00 pm Women’s Ministries (Room 21)
6:30 pm Wednesday Night Prayer & Readings (Prayer Room) Last Day Events by Ellen White – Chapter 15 “The Seal of God and the Mark of the Beast”
7:00 pm CherryWood Prayer Meeting – Dick Gingrich
7:30 pm Facilities Committee

Thr, Sept 12
6:00 pm Handbell Rehearsal (Room 82)
6:30 pm Interior Design (Workroom)
7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary)

Fri, Sept 13
6:00 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)

Sab, Sept 14
Sermon – Still A Remnant? Is Our Uniqueness Worth Preserving?

– Dr. Richard Hart, LLU

Church Announcements

Partial Nominating Committee Report
Second Reading: Graziella Stanculescu, Worship Team Member
First Reading: Larry Bullock, Jan Clayton, Gene Denis, Performance Committee

Our annual Sunnyside Picnic featuring roasted corn on the cob, watermelon, and a classic car show will be tomorrow, Sunday, September 8, 3:30 pm. 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 some lawn chairs.

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

If you enjoy singing, consider joining the Sunnyside Church Choir. Our rehearsals are every Thursday night at 7:00 pm.

Portland Adventist Academy Constituency meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 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.

Marvin Seibel passed away August 15. A memorial service will be conducted at The Village Retirement Center on Powell Street, September 7, 2013, 3:30 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, Scott Hill, Jim Kramer (Tom Kramer’s brother), Nancy Ruhl, and all who have financial, spiritual, and health needs.

This Week’s Celebrations

Martha Carrera-Infante  Monday: Karyl Kieper, Wesley Rippey  Tuesday: Carston Haffner  Wednesday: Jamie Hudson  Thursday: Mimi Delgado, Kimberly Dixon, Chloe Hull, Kathy Pruitt, Jon Stephan, Camie Vickroy  Friday: Dorothy Larson, Rajamma Philip

Coming Events

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.


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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:

If you, or you know someone that would like to car pool to Eagle Crest, please contact the church office. at 503-252-8080



Combined Budget (Local Church Expense)

Received August: $29,757 / Monthly Budget: $38,000
Received YTD: $50,469 / YTD Budget: $76,000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $450,000 / Received: $66,115

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