September 28 Communiqué

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Hello Church Family!!!

Where did summer go???  This is wool sock weather!!!

Nonetheless, 86 people turned out last Sunday for our Fun Run/Walk.  And yes, Tena did the 5K; she is calling her 10K.  Everyone had a great time and asked that we do it again next year.  No doubt we will.  Nice attendance from the community!

Tomorrow is communion Sabbath!  The service will come primarily from Psalm 103.  How do you “bless” God?  Hint: you can’t!  You can only be what He wishes to make you to be!  There is no greater “blessing” we can give Him!

Sunday is week two of our 2013 Health Expo, “Life on the Sunnyside.”  We will be doing something we have never done before.  We will run a health clinic for our members and for all in the community who wish to join us.  This will not be a “light” health checkup.  It will be the real thing!  If you have not, register at If you wake up Sunday morning and have a “oh yes, I was going to register for the health checkup, well, just come anyway, but it would be best to select a time if you can.  And, there is a great separate program for kids (not “light” either).  The overall program runs from 12:00-4:00.  See you there!  (And a special thanks to all of the volunteers who are making this happen—and to Adventist Medical Center for all of their additional support.)

Bring on Sabbath!

Pastor Scott & 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 Bless the Lord, O My Soul.


The Week Ahead

Sunset:  Today  6:56 pm  •  Friday  6:44 pm

3:30 pm Handbell Quartet Rehearsal (Room 82)
3:30 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
6:00 pm Final Events with Stephen Bohr DVD (Room 63)

Sun, Sept 29
12:00-4:00 pm Health Expo Blood Screening

Tue, Oct 1 
6:00 pm Pathfinders (Basement)
6:30 pm The American Revolution (Room 63)

Wed, Oct 2
10:00 am FaithLift – John 11:1-27 (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 18 “The Seven Last Plagues and the Righteous”
7:00 pm CherryWood Prayer Meeting – Arnold Petersen

Thr, Oct 3
6:00 pm Handbell Rehearsal (Room 82)
7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary)

Fri, Oct 4
6:00 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)

Sab, Oct 5
Sermon: The Advocate – Pastor Scott LeMert

Church Announcements

Loma Linda University Health president, Dr. Richard Hart, extends “a heartfelt thank you to the Sunnyside church family for welcoming LLU to your lovely facility. We are grateful for your hospitality and the privilege to worship with you. Special thanks to the audio visual team for ensuring everything ran smoothly. God bless.”

Membership Transfers – Second Reading:
Richize & Ellen Lian from Lents Church
Wendy Collins to Beaverton Church
Lynelle Hatton to Meadow Glade, Battle Ground, Washington
Ahndrea Leal to Your Bible Speaks
Linda Meredith to Tillamook Church

Partial Nominating Committee Report – First Reading:
Performance Committee: Guy Dove, Kimberly Goodwin-Helton, Kathy Pruitt

“To all of you, my deepest and sincerest thanks for all your prayers, words of comfort, love, flowers, cards, and sympathy during my time of grief and sadness in the loss of my mother.” ~Sincerely, Marcia Dunham

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.

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, Michael Hamilton, Jim Kramer (Tom Kramer’s brother), Ted Morford, Nancy Ruhl, and all who have financial, spiritual, and health needs.

This Week’s Celebrations

Christine Betz, Raymond Betz, Paul Shelton, Jr  Sunday: Alexander Buchanan, Andrew Buchanan, Shirley Ward  Monday Janice Clayton, Robert Hillberg  Tuesday: Anthony Harwood, Ray Jacoshenk, Violet Lang, Oneita Matthews  Wednesday:
Carina Allen, Bruce Blackburn, Brian Gosney, Wyatt Sauser  Thursday: Joshua Elie,
Todd Hanchett, Kenneth Iverson, Doneva Ward  Friday: Joshua Baerg, Steven Do,
Danilo Reyes

to George and Tena Baehm on their 50th wedding anniversary today!

This week, the floral tribute is presented by Scott and Dorothy LeMert in honor of Pastor Scott’s birthday.

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. Meet them in this month’s e-Headlines!

Portland Adventist Elementary  School  

Area Events

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.

October 6, 4 pm: Embassy Suites Hotel–Portland Airport (7900 NE 82nd). PACS Awards Dinner and Auction presents former Oregon Speaker of the House Lynn Snodgrass. The cost is $50 per person or $500 for a table of 10. Proceeds provide health care, food, and other basic services to people in need. Visit for more, or call 503.252.8500 to sign up.

October 7-9 and Oct 14-16, 6-8 pm: Adventist Health Hospice is offering free training for new volunteers.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

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 & 19: Meadow Glade Church hosts “Vision for Life: Empowering Health Ministries in the Northwest.” NPUC is offering a free health empowerment weekend to provide support and training for each church to become a Center of Hope and Healing with guest speaker Elder Fred Hardinge, Associate Health Director of the General Conference and Stephan Herzog, Regional Manager of North America, Lifestyle Medicine Institute and CHIP.

October 19, 20: Meadow Glade Church hosts the NPUC CHIP Leadership Training immediately following the “Vision for Life.” There will be a 12-our training and certification. For more information call Kristina 360-857-7013, or email

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:

This event is now full, but for satellite viewing contact Renee Geppert at Lents Church, 503-774-7290.

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.

Combined Budget (Local Church Expense)

Received September: $22,768 / Monthly Budget: $38,000
Received YTD: $78,114 / YTD Budget: $114,000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $450,000 / Received: $68,436

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