January 18 Communiqué

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Hello Saints!

I just noticed that it is still January.  I guess I was hoping for something different.  Oh yes, this is the vacation that I wanted from pulling weeds and mowing grass.  Praise the Lord!  I think I get more sleep this time of the year.

Tomorrow is Bach Sabbath!  What is Bach Sabbath?  It will be unique and perhaps a first for Sunnyside.  First, the majority of our music will come from Johann Sebastian Bach.  Bach set to music and harmonization the poetic and deeply passionate words of some of his very religious close friends.  We will try to capture the spiritual hunger of their time.  But our purpose is not just to come to church and hear music.  Bach lived during a very important crossroads of history—an era was coming to an end and a new one was being born.  The events, before and after Bach’s era, have everything to do with why we are Seventh-day Adventists.  It is history we must know in order to understand the cradle that rocked us.

Mel West is going to give us of his best!  A lifetime of appreciation for what Bach gave to us.  The sermon time, “Out of the Storm, Into the Light,” will look at the turmoil of this era and how it has marked us as “Adventists.”  If you are a connoisseur of history, you might really appreciate tomorrow.  Our final goal will be to kindle afresh the mantle placed upon us, that we have a message to tell to the world, Jesus is coming again!

There are very important announcements that follow.  Please, look them over carefully.

See you tomorrow,

Pastor Scott & Staff

News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Scott LeMert will present our Bible message entitled Out of the Storm, Into the Light.

Church Announcements

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.

Prepare for an Easter Concert at Sunnyside Adventist Church! Singers are invited to join His Praise Men’s Chorus and/or Belle Cantori Ladies’ Chorus in a one-time concert, April 19, singing the Easter Cantata, “No More Night,” at Sunnyside Church with the Portland Adventist String Orchestra. To ensure copies of music will be available for your first rehearsal, make arrangements to receive your music right away. For a rehearsal schedule and to register to participate contact: Charlie Drury, 503-935-7995, charliedrury88@comcast.net, or Martha Natiuk, 360-567-8061, manatiuk@yahoo.co

The wood 6’ rectangular tables we have used in the fellowship hall for years have now been replaced with lighter-weight tables. The old tables are now up for sale. If you are interested in purchasing any of them ($30 each) stop by the church office.

Sunnyside String Orchestra has openings for all string positions, particularly 1st violins. There will be a concert February 23 at 4 pm. Contact Travis Hatton for more information 503-781-4515 or travishatton@comcast.net

Education

Portland Adventist Academy
Portland Adventist Academy students went door to door collecting food for Portland Adventist Community Services. Read more about that and their upcoming Academy Day event for 8th graders.  e-Headlines!

Academy Day, Tuesday, February 4 – 8th graders 9:00 am to 2:00 pm / Parent Night 6:00 pm in the Library.

February 12, 7 pm, Walla Walla University will conduct a financial aid workshop.

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

Area Events

Big Lake Youth Camp will be opening registration for 2014 summer camps on February 1 at 12:00 am. Please make a note of this date and apply early as many camps fill quickly. Also, help share the ministry of Big Lake by inviting family, friends, and neighbors to come up and attend one of the exciting programs. There is something for everyone including these new camps for this year: surf camp, family RAD camp, soccer camp, and a RAD mountain biking camp. For more information please visit www.Biglake.org. We look forward to seeing you and your family on the mountain this summer.

January 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.

January 21, 6:30 pm: Stone Tower Church hosts “Depression Recovery” classes with Dr. Nedley in an eight-part series recorded in front of a live audience. Hear from people who have struggled with depression, and reclaimed their lives. Learn all the keys of the twenty-week turnaround as you walk systematically through this comprehensive program.

January 21 & 30, 6:30 pm: Adventist Medical Center presents CHIP Complete Health Improvement Program. Learn how to get on the path to wellness. The information sessions are free. Call 503-256-4000 to register.

January 22, 6:30 pm: Adventist Medical Center hosts “Preventing Cervical Cancer.” Learn about your options surrounding screening and prevention of cervical cancer. Free seminar presented by Danylle Kappler, MD, OB-GYN. Register at 503-256-4000.

January 23, 6:30 pm: Adventist Medical Center hosts a free seminar, “Sleep Well Again – Hexing Insomnia.” Vanessa Peterson, MD, and Rocky Garrison, PhD, will guide you through options to get the rest your body requires. Register at 503-256-4000.

January 24, 7:00 pm: Tabernacle Church hosts Matt and Josie Minikus in concert. You’re invited to bring family and friends to enjoy this special evening of worship. For more information call 503-223-0623 or e-mail tabernaclesda@yahoo.com.

January 25, 5:00 pm: McMinnville Adventist Church hosts Angel Award winner Vonda Beerman in concert. For more information call 503-472-7841. Free admission.

January 25, 5:00 pm: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver hosts Matt and Josie Minikus for an acoustic concert featuring a beautiful blend of vocals, guitar and piano including many of their original songs.

January 26, 1:00-5:00 pm: First United Methodist Church, 1838 SE Jefferson St., will host the training program for The Village Support Network. Volunteers will learn how to assist formerly homeless families in the process of transition. For more information or to join the Sunnyside team, contact Dianne Glovatsky 503-706-5611.

January 26, 10:00 am-3:30 pm: Lents Adventist Church is hosting their 6th annual S.N.O.W. Spiritual Needs of Women party with registration starting at 9:15 am in the Lents Activity Center. Speakers include: Pastor Shirley Allen, Ginny Allen, Patti Jackson, Linda Dahl, and Kamille Ross. Door prizes, music, and spiritual food, as well as delicious vegetarian food will be served. Lunch will be at 11:30 am. Please call 503-774-7290 to pre-register.

February 9, 16, and 23, 9 am-5 pm: Multnomah County is offering free certification classes for CERT Community Emergency Response Teams, also known as NET Neighborhood Emergency Teams. These classes will be conducted at the University of Portland campus, Buckley Center 108, located at 5000 N Willamette Blvd, Portland, OR 97203, and are scheduled on Sundays especially to accommodate Adventists. This training is designed to prepare neighborhoods for emergency situations. The attendees are trained to triage injured individuals, search damaged buildings, learn how to turn off gas or water lines in their communities, and more. Registration is February 9, 8:30 to 9:00 AM. For further information view: http://pcc-cert.doattend.com.

March 16: Springhill Country Club in Albany hosts the Area 3 Women’s Ministry Event. The keynote speaker will be Lisa Marie Buster. Lisa has devoted her life to going out into the streets and lanes to see that the poor and crippled of heart find the kind of love and healing that only Jesus can give. Register by February 7 and receive the early bird special of $35 per person. Register now as space is limited. Contact Jackie Johnson macwomensministry@gmail.com or mail your information to: McMinnville Seventh-day Adventist Church, Attn: Jackie Johnson, PO Box 448, McMinnville, OR 97128.

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JOB OPENINGS

McMinnville Adventist Christian School, a K-8 grade school is accepting applications for a teacher for grades 3-5. For more information contact carol.mcleod@oc.npuc.org or call 503-850-3544. Resumes are due by January 27.

Hiring now • Walla Walla University is currently hiring for the following positions…
· Grounds Coordinator (Part-Time, 26 hours per week)
· Campus Housing & Property Coordinator
· Director of Campus Security |
· Recruiter
For information on these positions visit Walla Walla University Human Resources Staff Employment at http://goo.gl/dRXvNV.

Adventist World Aviation and the Alaska Conference are urgently in need of a pastor/pilot, with a unique combination of talents to serve the Bristol Bay Region of Alaska. For more information view: http://goo.gl/RpH4iY.

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