March 22 Communiqué

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Greetings Sunnyside Family!

Spring has sprung and it is enough already for a smile on everyone’s face.  If you haven’t, check out all of the daffodils on the church grounds.  A heartfelt thanks is due to all who have made them possible for us to see!

As the Sabbath hours draw nigh, do praise God for His many blessings including the promise of eternal spring in a new creation.  Tomorrow’s worship service will focus on the question of prayer.  Yes, for many it is a question, or questions.  “If God knows the end from the beginning,” some ask, “then what difference does prayer really make?”  Or another might ask, “I have prayed and prayed and I don’t get answers;” and another, “Prayer seems to work for others but not for me, my problems in life seem unchanged, with or without prayer.”  Or, “A short prayer, or a long prayer, is there any difference,” and, “Do I have to kneel at all times to pray?”  See you tomorrow for, “The Passions of a Prayerful Heart.”

Two concerts for your calendar: The first is Sunnyside’s annual “Spring Family Vespers” tomorrow evening at 6:00 pm, and please, come join us as we host the Canadian Union College Concert for our area, on Wednesday at 7:00 pm.  We also will be providing overnight stay for the choir and instrumentalists, which will be about ninety people, and will include a ride from Sunnyside on Wednesday night, bed and breakfast, and a return ride the next morning.  If you are willing to assist us, call Kathy Rosenquist at 503-860-3976, or email her at

And just another quick note, the refurbishment of the fellowship rooms and youth room will be completely finished by the end of this month.  A thanks to all who have worked many hours on this and to the many who have contributed to the fundraising toward this project.  We are still short about $24,000 and would like to see a final push to finish out financial commitment as well.

See you Sabbath,

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. Our Bible message entitled The Passions of a Prayerful Heart will be presented by
Pastor Scott LeMert.

This afternoon at 5:00 pm Encounters With God will feature David Freedman, Vice President Finance of the Oregon Conference.

At 6:00 pm our annual Spring Family Concert will feature the talents of local vocalists and instrumentalists. Light refreshments will follow.

Church Announcements

In 1 Peter 4:10, we are told that God has given each of us special gifts and calls us to use them to serve one another. To find out what God has given you, we would like to invite you to take the Spiritual Gifts Discovery Assessment.

  • Take this assessment online at
  • Connect your gifts to areas of ministry
  • View your results
  • Download a profile sheet for each of your gifts
  • No computer — no problem! Printed copies are available on the table in the Narthex (please submit your results to the office).
  • Kids, there is a special link for you to take an assessment, also printed copies in the Narthex (again, please submit your results to the office).

One of our Pathfinders is trying to earn extra money to go to Oshkosh by babysitting. If you have a need or know of someone that does, please contact the church office for more information at 503-252-8080.

Wednesday, March 26, 7:00 pm, at Sunnyside, we will enjoy a concert presented by the Canadian Union College and Parkview Adventist Academy Choral under the direction of Dr. Wendolin Pazitka-Munroe.

April 5, 3:30 and 7:30 pm: Attend the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus 20th Anniversary Festival concerts at Sunnyside Adventist Church.Tickets are required. Free tickets are available at or call 503-410-6970 if you do not have internet access. Register early as seating is limited.


Portland Adventist Academy

Portland Adventist Elementary
There is a need for host families for one or two 4th-6th grade students visiting PAES from Taiwan for the week of April 20-27. If you are interested, please contact the program coordinator, Julie Feng, directly, 503-244-0879.

Area Events

March 22, 6:00 pm: Hood View Church presents “Hell and Mr. Fudge” the movie based on the true-life story of the well-respected author and theologian, Edward Fudge.

March 20-May 22, Sunday & Thursday, 6:15-8:30 pm, supper included: Beaverton Church. CHIP+ Complete Health Improvement Program. For more information go to

March 28 is the deadline to order tickets for the Portland Trailblazers vs. New Orleans Pelicans game on April 6. A portion of each ticket purchased will go to support Big Lake Youth Camp. Be sure to stay after the game for a special Big Lake event on the Moda Center court! Tickets are $31 each and may be ordered at 503-850-3583.

March 28-30: Twin Rocks Camp, Rockaway Beach hosts the 2014 Oregon Prayer Conference featuring Pastor Pavel Goia on the subject of prayer. For more information or to register, go to

April 1, 6:30 pm: Lents Church will host Karen Harris, Certified Financial Planner, in an interactive seminar on financial planning concepts including: cash reserve, cash flow, insurance, benefits, investments, income tax, retirement, and estate planning. Register at or 503-774-7290.

April 5, 7:00 pm: Pleasant Valley Church hosts Mary Grace will share her testimony in word and song. Bring a friend.

April 13-17, Sun. 1-7 pm, Mon-Thur 6-8 pm: Vancouver Church hosts a “Gardening Workshop.” Learn secrets to a healthy garden with Lynn Hoag of Grow nutritious foods year round using methods given by inspiration over 100 years ago. Cost: $50/person, $75/couple/family, $10 off when you bring a friend/neighbor. Includes supper on Sunday and handouts. For more information and to RSVP contact Marilyn Puccinelli at or call

May 2-4: Grove Christian Camp hosts Oregon Men’s Retreat. Mike Tucker, speaker/director of Faith for Today, will speak on “Your Identity in Christ. for more information or to register go to

May 16-18: Menucha Retreat Center, Corbett, Oregon will host the Rockwood Women’s Retreat featuring Kay Rizzo. Cost $140 per person. Vegetarian meals provided. To register call 503-661-4100 or 503-667-0230. Please register by March 31.


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