October 5 Communiqué

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Hello Saints!

Do you feel like your Indian summer has been usurped by Noah’s rain?  No one could blame you if you did.  Still, have you noticed how the grasses have all come to life and everything is so green?  God is Good!

Last Sunday I was so proud of our Sunnyside volunteers who put in many hours making our “Life on the Sunnyside” Health Expo such a success.  We had over 70 people come through the program.  It was so professionally done and with such a positive spirit.  A big thanks to everyone!

This Sunday night at 6:30, Dr. Don Hall will present the next step, “Know Your Numbers.”  We will have the blood work results back and can add them to everyone’s data sheets and see how we are really doing.  Even if you were not able to attend last Sunday, you might want to attend this lecture; it will still be very informative.

Sabbath will be another Sunnyside high-day.  The services will center on the title, “The Advocates,” and will look at the love of God the Father for each of us, even in the final judgment.  You might even want to come just for the music; ministry of music first service will be Crystal and Miki Uren, and second service we will be favored with two worship presentations by the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus.

And then there is POTLUCK!  And at 7:30 pm, we will host the special concert by “The Brethren” (a Christian men’s twelve-tet (from the east coast) along with selections joined by the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus.  This concert’s attendance requires a free ticket, which are all taken at this point.  If you find that you cannot use your ticket, seek out someone who would like to come but lacks the pass.

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 The Advocates.

We extend a warm welcome to the members of Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus and their families who are worshiping with us today. OAMC will be providing some of our worship music and will also be singing with the Brethren tonight at 7:30 pm. The Brethren is a nationally renowned all-male choral group conducted by Patrick Vaughn.

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!

PACS Awards Dinner and Auction (Sunday, October 6, 4 pm), Embassy Suites Hotel–Portland Airport (7900 NE 82nd), 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 portlandacs.org for more, or call 503.252.8500 to sign up.

The Week Ahead

Sunset:  Today  6:44 pm  •  Friday  6:43 pm

Today
12:45 pm Fellowship Potluck
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)
7:30 pm The Brethren with OAMC

Sun, Oct 6 
4:00 pm Health Expo Know Your Numbers

Mon, Oct 7
5:30 pm WWU Students Bread Night – Nurses Dorm
6 pm Hazelwood–NET (Room 60)

Tue, Oct 8
6:00 pm Pathfinders (Basement)
6:30 pm Adventurers (Children’s Wing)
6:30 pm The American Revolution (Room 63)

Wed, Oct  9
10:00 am FaithLift – John 11:28-57 (Room 21)
6:30 pm Wednesday Night Prayer & Readings (Prayer Room) Last Day Events by Ellen White – Chapter 19 “Christ’s Return”
7:00 pm CherryWood Prayer Meeting – Dick Gingrich
7:30 pm Facilities Committee (Workroom)

Thr, Oct 10
6:00 pm Handbell Rehearsal (Room 82)
7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary)

Fri, Oct 11
6:00 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
6:30 pm Health Expo Living Well and Enemies of Longevity (Room 61)
Heroes, Health and Happiness (Kitchen)
7:00 pm ReConnect Vespers (Nurses Dorm)

Sab, Oct 12
Sermon: Trust in the Gap – Pastor Jonathan

Church Announcements

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

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.

The Pathfinders are selling pies to raise funds for their trip to the International Camporee in Oshkosh next year. Orders need to be placed by October 15 and they will be available for pick up on November 4. Flyers are available at the information table.

Remember saving labels for investment? We still do that! Bring your labels that include the UPC symbols to the Sabbath School Secretaries office. We receive .05 for each label. The labels from the following products are the ones we can use: Worthington, Loma Linda, Morningstar, Natural Touch, and Cedar Lake.

Save the date! October 12, immediately following second service, there will be an Elders and spouses potluck.

Prayer Requests

Alex Buchanan, Michael Hamilton, Ted Morford, Nancy Ruhl, and all who have financial, spiritual, and health needs.

For Comfort and Peace for the family and friends of:

Gerald Bruce who passed away Friday, September 27, 2013.

Beatrice Reinke. A memorial service will be conducted Sunday, October 6, 4:00 pm at the Forest Grove Adventist Church, 1950 Mountain View Lane, Forest Grove.

Jim Kramer, Tom’s brother, who passed away October 2, 2013.

This Week’s Celebrations

Birthdays:
Today:
Byron Graham, Ruby Jacoshenk, Gabriel Lincoln  Sunday: Guy Dove, Mary Sauser, Beau Snyder , Melissa Vickroy  Monday: Laura Chapman, Rachel Stanton, Eleanor Winkenwerder  Tuesday: Mary Campbell  Wednesday: Carolyn Gough, Justin Graham, Jack Harris, Jan Skau, Justin Swiridoff  Thursday: Larry Blakely, Annika Geschke, Evelyn Hull, David Jester , Phyllis Novak  Friday: Daniel Cruz-Martinez, Joanne Richardson, Dan Sharp, Elizabeth Wilson

The floral tribute is presented by Gary Jacoshenk in honor of his parent’s birthdays this month. Happy birthday Ray and Ruby!

Education

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!

Host Families needed. The following students are coming to audit at PAA for a short time and we would love some of our Adventist families to take them in to ensure a positive experience while here. Contact Maria Bibb at mbibb@paasda.org if you are able to help.

October-January: Boy from Switzerland
January/February for 2 weeks: Boy or girl from China
January 21-March 21 (3rd Quarter): Boy from Japan

Portland Adventist Elementary
http://www.paes.com

Riverview Adventist Elementary
October 2, 2-6 pm: Fall Festival. We will have a farmer’s market, bake sale, macaroni and cheese cook off, as well as a variety of classroom booths from cake walks to apple launches. There will also be several food booths.

Area Events

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 Debra.Schneider@ah.org or contact Harold Burden at 503-257-4883 or hoburden@earthlink.net

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 www.wildwoodhealth.org/seminars/home/seminars/medical-seminar, or call 1-800-844-1099 ext 1043 or 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 http://journeyfilms.com/portfolio-item/the-adventists-2-trailer-2/

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-hour training and certification. For more information call Kristina 360-857-7013, or email Kristina.Lopez@NW.NPUC.org

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

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

October 19, 3 pm: Laurelhurst Village Chapel, 3600 SE Stark. His Praise Men’s Chorus will be presenting a gospel concert. www.HisPraiseMensChorus.org.

October 19: Lents Church begins presenting “Jesus Matters!” seminar. All are welcome to attend to hear what Jesus and the Holy Scriptures teach about relevant topics that affect our lives today and in the future. For more information call 503-774-7290.

October 26, 27: Sharon Church Homecoming Celebration. Featured speaker: Dr. Terry Johnsson. Please visit www.Sharonsda.net to pre-register you and your family for this weekend’s activities.

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.

Combined Budget (Local Church Expense)

Received September: $26,063 / Monthly Budget: $38,000
Received YTD: $81,409 / YTD Budget: $114,000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $450,000 / Received: $68,776

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