October 26 Communiqué

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 “Then Job answered the LORD and said, ‘Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You? I lay my hand on my mouth.  Once I have spoken, and I will not answer; even twice, and I will add nothing more.’”  Job 40:3-5.

Hello Sunnyside Saints!

What a wonderful week!  Agreed?  The colors, and to imagine that God gave us eyes to behold!  The miracle of the eye and light are just some of the great mysteries that someday God will explain to us.  Meanwhile, even though we cannot fully explain it, why not just enjoy it?

This week we finished the health lecture series by Dr. Don Hall.  Last Sunday night I counted more than fifty people in attendance.  We will continue them once a month or so; just watch for details.  And if you were at the organ concert Wednesday night, you were treated to the best in the sounds of pipes with Hans Hielscher.  But if you missed this one, come out Sunday afternoon, 4:00, for this season’s first performance by the Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra.  Our concert series is just getting started; much more is to come, especially during the upcoming holidays.

Please, also see the note in this Communiqué for next weekend’s CBFM (Center for Bible, Faith, and Mission).  It is just Friday night and Sabbath.  I think you will be blessed; bring your questions.

Tomorrow’s service is centered on the theme of spiritual breakpoints.  In it we will look at some of the reasons why our spiritual life is so often like a roller coaster, and how it is that sometimes we lose our faith altogether.  Come and enjoy our choir; invite a friend!

Sabbath evening we begin the readings for the annual fall week of prayer.  We have copies for the attendees.  Come and celebrate the closing hours of the Sabbath with a season of prayer.

See you tomorrow,

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 Spiritual Breaking Point.

The floral tribute today is presented by Dick and Gwen Gingrich.

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

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

The Week Ahead

Sunset:  Today  6:06 pm  •  Friday  5:57 pm

3:30 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
5:00 pm Encounters With God – Paul Cole
6:00 pm Final Events with Stephen Bohr DVD (Room 21)
6:30 pm Week of Prayer: Living With Heaven in Our Hearts – Pastor Scott LeMert
7:00 pm  Young Adult Game Night (Basement)

Sun, Oct 27
10:00 am Deaconess Brunch (Fellowship Hall)
4:00 pm Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra, Travis Hatton, director
6:30 pm Week of Prayer: Things Deeply Hidden–Yet Seen – Wellington Manullang
7:00 pm CherryWood Week of Prayer – Don Reynolds

Mon, Oct 28
5:30 pm WWU Students Bread Night – Nurses Dorm
6:30 pm Week of Prayer: The Cruciform Mind – Dick Gingrich
7:00 pm Genealogy – Finding Your German Roots in Russia (Room 21)
7:00 pm CherryWood Week of Prayer – Don Reynolds

Tue, Oct 29
Noon Bulletin Deadline
6:00 pm Pathfinders (Basement)
6:30 pm Adventurers (Children’s Wing)
6:30 pm Week of Prayer: What Am I Thinking – Wilfred Geschke
7:00 pm CherryWood Week of Prayer – Don Reynolds

Wed, Oct 30
10:00 am FaithLift – John 13 (Room 21)
6:30 pm Worship Team Leaders Meeting (Room 21)
6:30 pm Week of Prayer: Integer or Fraction? – Ralph Martin
7:00 pm CherryWood Week of Prayer – Don Reynolds

Thr, Oct 31
6:00 pm Handbell Rehearsal (Room 82)
6:30 pm Week of Prayer: What Will It Take? – Conrad Gren
7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary)
7:00 pm CherryWood Week of Prayer – Don Reynolds

Fri, Nov 1
6:00 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
6:30 pm Week of Prayer: Leave the Light On – Arnold Petersen
7:00 pm Young Adult First Friday Vespers
7:00 pm CBFM: Liberalism and Conservatism: Opposite Reactions to the Same Phenomenon – Dave Thomas, D.Min

Sab, Nov 2
Sermon: Now, Brethren… – Dave Thomas, D.Min

12:45 pm Fellowship Potluck

Church Announcements

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

Partial Nominating Committee Report – First Reading:
Safety Committee Chair: Norm Price

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 gifts used to help numerous individuals and families. Please remember those in need; mark your contribution to account #9387, Family Resource Network.

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:
Joyce Schnell. A memorial service for her will be conducted at Rockwood Adventist Church Sunday, October 27 at 2:00 pm. The family requests casual dress. Joyce was a farm-girl and they want to celebrate her farm-girl roots. 

This Week’s Celebrations

Rick Westermeyer  Sunday: Marion Betz, Scott Bradley, Ivonne Flores, Crucita Hartmann-Braig, Krystian Larson  Monday: Heidi Hill  Tuesday: Sharon Gosney, Aaron Wang, Ann Westermeyer  Wednesday: Lani Brower, William Douglas, Fedalma Ruhl  Friday: Makenzie Loveridge, Wanda Schmidt

Coming Events


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

November 3, 3:00 pm: The Oregon Sinfonietta, Donald Appert, conductor and director.

November 9, 11:15 am: Children’s Church in the fellowship hall.

Children's Church

November 9, 4:00 pm: Walla Walla University Student Nurses Dedication in the Sanctuary.


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 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 10, 10 am: Meadow Glade Church hosts Walla Walla University Alumni complimentary brunch. For more information contact alumni@wallawalla.edu.

November 10, 5 pm: The Old Spaghetti Factory, Clackamas hosts Walla Walla University Alumni complimentary dinner. Limited seating RSVP 800-377-2586 or alumni@wallawalla.edu.

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: $22,172 / Monthly Budget: $38,000
Received YTD: $103,581 / YTD Budget: $152,000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $450,000 / Received: $72,879

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