A special thank you for your attendance and participation in our Christmas service last week. We will have our fourth special Christmas service this week that will include celebrating the Communion service together. Our topic is about Jesus, in whom is personified divine Love.
As we end this year, everyone deserves special appreciation for making Sunnyside Church a wonderful place in which to worship – the many volunteers, those who plan and direct our services, those behind the scenes, those involved in our potlucks making sure they run smoothly, all the volunteers creating our children’s services, those who quietly pray for our ministries, and especially those who reach out and participate when asked. Thank you to all of you as well as to those I haven’t mentioned, for making Sunnyside Church a wonderful place to serve and attend.
Sabbath afternoon at 3:00, we will take time to remember Liz Taylor who passed away December 17. Her memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside and will follow with light refreshments in the foyer.
At 5:00 in the Fellowship Hall we will enjoy a vespers entitled “The Falkland Islands and Beyond.” Allana, Ann, and Rick Westermeyer will give us an update on their recent experiences in the Falkland Islands and Zimbabwe.
See you Sabbath,
Pastor Scott & Staff
News & Notes
Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. We will enjoy Communion Service together along with Pastor Jonathan Russell’s Bible message entitled Celebrating Communion.
At 3:00 there will be a memorial service for Liz Taylor with a light reception served in the foyer immediately following.
During vespers, this afternoon at 5:00, Rick, Ann, and Allana Westermeyer will share their recent experiences while in the Falkland Islands and Zimbabwe. You will not want to miss this presentation entitled “The Falkland Islands and Beyond.” Allana will present her experiences in spending a year in a church planting project in the Falkland Islands. Ann and Rick will give a brief update of the Zimbabwean orphanage project Ann’s parents are running in Harare.
Save the date: Saturday evening, February 15, 2014, Sunnyside Adventist Church presents an organ concert by Dr. Kimo Smith, Associate Professor of Music at La Sierra University and organist at Loma Linda University Church and First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood.
Your Church Library: We have many books and DVDs about Christmas and related subjects for your enjoyment during the upcoming holiday seasons, examples are:
Youth/Adults: Books – Christmas in My Heart by J. Wheeler (Vols: 1-17); Foolish Prayers/Fabulous Answers by Glenn & Ethel Coon. DVDs: Mary’s Song, and the Nativity Story.
Children: Books – 60 Years of Guide by Lori Peckham; Annika’s Secret Wish by Beverly Lewis; The Christmas Story by Vic Mitchell; and DVD – The Toy That Saved Christmas (A Veggie Tales DVD).
Portland Adventist Academy
Portland Adventist Elementary
Beginning mid January, Thursdays 6-30 pm: Healing Hope Church presents a ten-week small group entitled Heart Help (The Mode) that focuses solely on rejection and its devastating impact on our everyday thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Groups are confidential and gender specific. To reserve your spot call 503-957-0809. View www.fixablelife.com for more information.
January 11, 4:00 pm: Healing Hope Church hosts Sandra Romero in concert. Come enjoy a wonderful evening of music. Sandra’s music will fill your heart with peace and joyful inspiration as you experience her message of hope. Admission is free, but a freewill offering will be received. Bring a friend!
January 11, 18, and 25, 1:30 – 4:00 pm: Vancouver Church will host trainers Carolyn Karlstrom and Tara Brooks in teaching others how to give Bible studies with ease.