September 14 Communiqué

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Greetings Sunnyside Members,

A big thanks to everyone who made last weekend such a wonderful time—the worship services, Sabbath School, the evening concert, and the picnic on Sunday.  You were all such an inspiration to me.  Thanks!

This Sabbath also will be a special Sabbath and perhaps a first.  We are hosting Loma Linda University’s Alumni rally and the speaker will be Dr. Richard Hart, the University President.  They are hosting an alumni dinner and then at 2:30, Dr. Hart will present the latest findings from the Adventist Health Study II.  At 7:00, the Romania Mission Trip Team will present their report to Sunnyside along with pictures of the two-week event.  See you for the day!

On another note, I just received a forwarded notice of the retirement announcement of Dr. Raj Attiken, our guest reunion speaker of just a couple of weeks ago.  No one saw this coming.  Yes, he is of age with forty-two years of denominational service, but he felt it was time to let the next generation take the leadership of the church.

Here was Raj’s life motto, borrowed from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

Many of you asked for a copy of Raj’s sermon notes, especially the one for Saturday evening which was not recorded.  Well, he has sent them to us.  You can get them by clicking the following:
“You Can Look Away, But It Won’t Go Away
“Out On A Limb For Jesus”


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. Richard Hart, president of Loma Linda University, Health will be presenting our Bible message entitled Still a Remnant? Is Our Uniqueness Worth Preserving?

Welcome to LLU president Dr. Richard Hart, and all university alumni! Sunnyside Church is honored to host this year’s reunion Immediately following second service there will be a Loma Linda University alumni meal in the Fellowship Hall. At 2:30 pm there will be a University Health update.

This evening at 7:00: Mission Celebration: The Romania Report Program with pictures of activities during the recent Sunnyside mission.

Sunset:  Today  7:23 pm  •  Friday  7:11 pm

1:00 pm Loma Linda University Alumni Meal
2:30 pm Loma Linda University Health Update
3:30 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
6:00 pm Romanian Prayer Meeting – Final Events with Stephen Bohr (Room 63)
7:00 pm Romania Mission Project Report

Sun, Sept 15
5:00 pm Women’s Ministries Leadership Training

Tue, Sept 17
6:00 pm Pathfinders (Basement)
6:30 pm Adventurer Club Plan Outreach
6:30 pm The American Revolution (Room 63)
6:30 pm Finance Committee (Workroom)

Wed, Sept 18
10:00 am FaithLift – John 9 (Room 21)
5:30 pm Elders Meeting (Room 60)
6:30 pm Wednesday Night Prayer & Readings (Prayer Room) Last Day Events by Ellen White – Chapter 16 “The Close of Probation”
7:00 pm CherryWood Prayer Meeting – Jim Johnstone
7:15 pm Church Board Meeting (Room 62)

Thr, Sept 19
6:00 pm Family Resource Network (Workroom)
6:00 pm Handbell Rehearsal (Room 82)
7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary)

Fri, Sept 20
6:00 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)

Sab, Sept 21
Worship – Lydia Krueger-Blehm

Church Announcements

Partial Nominating Committee Report
Second Reading:  Larry Bullock, Jan Clayton, Gene Denis,
                               Performance Committee

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

Alex Buchanan is home. Wheelchair-bound, yes–due to injuries sustained in that bike accident early this summer. But . . . he is home. And thankful to be home. So is the family. We’re all thankful and ready to show our love for Alex. Here’s how: Alex enjoys good cooking.  Good food  will foster healing. Consider signing up to help supply ready-to-serve meals for Alex and family. The web address is Alex will love your love.

Handbells—The Sunnyside Five-octave Handbell Choir is short only one ringer. If you are curious and would like to explore what handbell ringing is like, you could fill that empty spot—making those two white keys (on the piano) sound on the bells. Especially if you have had experience ringing, or read music well and consider yourself a quick learner, you could enjoy a team approach to worship music. For more information, please call Rosemayne today at 503-730-5317.

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

Debbie, (Yvonne Pennick’s niece), Gerald Bruce, Alex Buchanan, Elena Ciuca, Johnetta Fuller (Danette’s sister), Michael Hamilton, 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

This week, the floral tribute is presented by Dean and Janet Browning in celebration of their wedding anniversary.

Coming Events


A workshop on Finding Your Germans-from-Russia Ancestors will be offered again this fall, starting September 23, and continuing on the second and fourth Monday evenings of each month through December 9, at 7:00 pm in Room 21. For more information contact Harold Lang at 503-251-2948 or

On Sabbath, October 5, at 7:30 pm, the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus is presenting a free concert by the Brethren, a nationally-renowned choral group, conducted by Patrick Vaughn. The Brethren will be joined by the OAMC in selected numbers. Seating is limited and tickets are required. Reserve your free tickets at For a sample of inspiring music, go to and search Brethren.


Portland Adventist Academy
The 2013-14 school year has officially begun and with it Portland Adventist Academy welcomes a wave of new faces, both students and teachers. We are excited to report that enrollment is strong (230 at last count) and that our freshman class is one of the largest we’ve seen in many years. This is a reminder that the future continues to look incredibly bright for PAA! Each of our seven new staff members is a fantastic fit for our program. New Principal Dan Nicola sums it up by saying, “The quality of people we were able to find can only be because of God. Meet them in this month’s e-Headlines!

Portland Adventist Elementary  School

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

Area Events

Pastor Douglas Clayville, pastor of the Dallas and Falls City churches, passed away September 10. There will be a memorial service for him at East Salem Church today at 5:00 pm.

Adventist Health Hospice is offering free training for new Hospice volunteers October 7-9 and Oct 14-16 from 6-8 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to train for a rewarding ministry, touching lives and families. For more information email, Debra Schneider, volunteer coordinator, at or contact Harold Burden at 503-257-4883 or

September 21, 2:00 pm: Hood View Church hosts Dr. Hans Diehl, “Reversing Modern Killer Diseases with Fork and Knife.” For detailed information call 503-512-9055.

September 28, 2:15 pm: Healing Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church (formerly Open Arms Church) hosts Wayne Blakely, author and public speaker: “Identity Matters: What determines the success or failure of a soul seeking a redemptive relationship with God?”

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 9-13: Wildwood Lifestyle Center, Wildwood, Georgia, hosts the 39th annual Wildwood Medical Seminar. This year it will focus on the various methods for relieving pain For more information view, or call 1-800-844-1099 ext 1043 o 423-521-5058.

October 10, 8 pm: OPB Plus Channel 10 will be showing “Adventists 2.” This is the second part of the documentary, The Adventists. “Adventists 2” tells of the church’s commitment to medical mission work. It was filmed in Haiti, the Amazon, Malawi, Africa, China, Peru, and the Dominican Republic. Learn more and watch the trailer at

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 September: $16,116 / Monthly Budget: $38,000
Received YTD: $71,462 / YTD Budget: $76,000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $450,000 / Received: $67,337

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