October 19 Communiqué

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Hello Saints,

My greeting was not intended to tie into Sabbath’s worship service title, “The Day the Saints Rolled into Town,” but is ironic just the same.  Sunnyside will see three people baptized on Sabbath and we will be joined by the Sunnyside String Quartet.

There is much more to note on your calendars.  First, Don Hall’s Health Expo lecture series continues this weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings at 6:30 pm.  And please note that our first CBFM weekend is coming in two weeks—the details are in this newsletter.

Also, our Design Committee is making great progress on the first steps of ReNew Phase II.  Originally, Phase II was a $450,000 project, and technically it still is.  But it is being broken down into five smaller steps starting with the Fireside Room/dining area.  Wednesday night the church board approved a motion calling for a Sunnyside Church business meeting on Sunday night, November 24, at 6:30.  This is also timely in that as this insert is being written, the concrete footings and floor to the new chair and table storage addition is being finished.  A special thanks to the team working on this.  Nonetheless, now that we will be able to soon unclutter the dining area, we will be able to start on the refurnishing of the area.  Please, plan to attend and see the color selection and plans.

Remember, “He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.”  Colossians 2:13-14.

See you 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 The Day the Saints Rolled Into Town.

Life On the Sunnyside Health Lecture Series
Sunnyside Church Fellowship Hall 6:30 pm

Friday, Oct 18:    Preventing Heart Disease

Learn seven key principles for building heart health for a lifetime.

Saturday, Oct 19:    Preventing Cancer

The American Cancer Society says “Most cancers are preventable.” Learn what you can do to reduce your risk of cancer.

Sunday, Oct 20:       Brain Health for Life

Learn the key steps you can take to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and maintain a healthy brain for life.

Heroes, Health & Happiness is a unique adventure into heroes in the Bible, good health and a hands-on experience in the kitchen. Children build their own cookbook meeting-by-meeting. Meet Dr. Feelgood every time we meet.
                    Same dates and times as listed above.

The Week Ahead

Sunset:  Today  6:18 pm  •  Friday  6:08 pm

12:30 pm Women’s Chorus Rehearsal (Room 82)
3:00 pm Handbell Quartet Rehearsal (Room 82)
3:30 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
6:00 pm Final Events with Stephen Bohr DVD (Room 63)
6:30 pm Health Expo: Preventing Cancer – Don Hall
6:30 pm Heroes, Health & Happiness(Children–Fellowship Hall)

Sun, Oct 20
6:30 pm Health Expo: Brain Health for Life – Don Hall
6:30 pm Heroes, Health & Happiness (Children–Fellowship Hall)

Mon, Oct 21
5:30 pm WWU Students Bread Night – Nurses Dorm

Tue, Oct 22
Noon Bulletin Deadline
6:00 pm Pathfinders (Basement)
6:30 pm Adventurers (Children’s Wing)
6:30 pm Introduction to Judaism (Room 63)

Wed, Oct 23
10:00 am FaithLift – John 12:50 (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 – Ted Mackett
7:00 pm Hans U. Hielscher Organ Concert

Thr, Oct 24
6:00 pm Handbell Rehearsal (Room 82)
7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary)

Fri, Oct 25
6:00 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)

Sab, Oct 26
Sermon: – Spiritual Breaking Point – Pastor Scott
6:30 pm Week of Prayer – Living With Heaven In Our Hearts

Church Announcements

Membership Transfers – First Reading:
Maurena Gutierrez to Touchet Adventist Church, Touchet, Wash
Fred and Edith Moor to Meadow Glade Church, Battle Ground, Wash

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.

Deaconesses, Junior Deaconesses, and their special moms are invited to a Deaconess Fall Brunch Sunday, October 27, 10:00 am in the fellowship hall.

Congratulations to Ardina Wang! Ardina will be honored with the Hero of the Heart Award at this year’s Adventist Medical Center Foundation Gala. She is being recognized for her years of dedication and service feeding the homeless every Sunday morning. The AMC Foundation Gala will be on Tuesday, October 29, 6 pm, at The Nines Hotel Ballroom. To purchase tickets, contact the AMC Foundation office at 503-251-6197.

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. We have been able to help numerous individuals and families this year because of your gifts. Please continue to remember those in need, and when contributing, mark your contribution to account #9387, Family Resource Network.

Brooke Benfield will be presenting an organ concert at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 11560 SE Market St., Sunday, October 20 at 2:00 pm. This concert will be a dedication of the new organ at the Lutheran church.

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:
Scott Geigle, son of Ray and Eda Geigle, who passed away October 5. A memorial service will be conducted at Mt. Tabor Church this afternoon at 4:00 pm. 

This Week’s Celebrations


Today: Eunice Bietz  Sunday: Nancy Fahrbach, Philip Solis  Monday: Casey Carl, Christine Evanado  Tuesday: Silvia Bokich, Kirstin Casper  Wednesday: Jani Hazen  Thursday: Rhoda Dormus, Mindy Stannard, Dan Ward  Friday: Jeffrey Ballance, Stephen Copeland, Heidi Hudson, Alice Marin, Catherine Pitts, Neliemae Taylor

Coming Events

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 7:00 pm organist Hans U. Hielscher appears in recital. Prof. Hielscher is the Organist-Carillonneur at Germany’s Wiesbaden Marktkirche and Municipal Organist at the Wiesbaden Kurhaus Concert Hall, and is a world-renowned recitalist and author. He has also been a guest professor and lecturer/recitalist at Redlands University in California. Mark your calendar and take time to come and enjoy this outstanding performance.

Sunday, October 27, 4:00 pm: The Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra directed by Travis Hatton will present a free concert here at Sunnyside.

Sunnyside’s Week of Prayer is scheduled for October 26 to November 2, 6:30 pm in the Youth room. This year’s readings, “And They Followed Him,” focus on “Revival and the Christian Life,” and how we can have a vibrant, happy, and rewarding relationship with God. You won’t want to miss a day of these special readings that go beyond outward appearances and aim straight for the heart.


Walla Walla University’s Center for Bible, Faith & Mission
Uniting Our Voices:
Conservatives and Liberals,
Living and Working Together for a Common Mission

with Dr. Dave Thomas, Dr. Alden Thompson, and Adventist Young Adults in Response
November 1 and 2
Friday, 7:00 pm:    Liberalism and Conservatism:
Opposite Reactions to the Same Phenomenon – Dave Thomas, D.Min
Sabbath Worship Services, 8:45 am  11:15 am:
Finally Brethren! – Dave Thomas, D.Min
    2 pm:  Putting Our Best Foot Forward – Pastor Jonathan Russell
    3 pm:  Making A Plan and Making It Work – Alden Thompson, Ph.D
    4 pm:  Panel Discussion


Portland Adventist Academy
Read about all the digging on Portland Adventist Academy’s campus and see a live demonstration of PAA’s new 3D printer 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 two weeks: Boy or girl from China
January 21-March 21 (thirdrd Quarter): Boy from Japan

Portland Adventist Elementary

PAES annual wreath and poinsettia sale is going on now! We partner with a local supplier to offer fresh, high quality wreathes and poinsettias for holiday decorating and gifting. Please call 503-665-4102 for more information or go to our website paes.com for an order form. All orders due to PAES by November 5.

Area Events

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.

October 27, 5:00 pm: Healing Hope Church presents a harvest festival offering a free and safe place for young and old to get together for fun and games. Carnival type games, giant slide, dunk tank, candy, food, and a silent auction. For more information contact Laurel Finck, 971-227-0572.

November 8 & 10, 10 am-4 pm: Gladstone Park Church holds its 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar. We are looking for vendors! Free vegetarian lunch for all vendors on sale days. Deadline to sign up: October 30. For more information call Sue, 503-621-8921 or email quiltingsuzy@gmail.com.

November 15, 6 pm: Pleasant Valley Church hosts Jaime Jorge in concert.

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 October: $20,029 / Monthly Budget: $38,000
Received YTD: $101,438 / YTD Budget: $152,000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $450,000 / Received: $72,689

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