March 29 Communiqué

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Greetings Sunnyside!

Wow!  What a beautiful weekend we just experienced.  The weather was fantastic and the activities of the church were a blessing to all.  Now, as I write, finishing work is being done in the Fellowship Room.  The new sound system is getting wired in and will be up and running this weekend.  And, teams of our members are installing the sound proofing on the walls; it is amazing what a difference they make in the sound bounce in the room.  Thanks to all who have financially supported the project and to those who have put in valuable time in planning, making it happen, and doing so much of the labor.  That has been a real cost savings.

This weekend will see Sunnyside in its usual busyness.  Our worship service is entitled, “Silence and Celebration,” and in it we will look at the subject of reverence as a part of our worship experience.  What does God expect; what can we learn from the Bible; and what are our traditions and how do they affect what we do?  At 7:30 in the evening we will host an Adventist, double quartet, group of young men called, “Enthousiasmos.”  This is a group of seminary students and young pastors from Romania who have been singing together for years and have several CDs to their names.  Two of the group currently pastor in the Oregon Conference.  Now married and living in many different parts of the globe, they are coming together for this reunion concert.  This is not a concert to miss.

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 Silence and Celebration will be presented by Pastor Scott LeMert.

Join us this evening at 7:30 pm, for an inspirational concert from Enthousiasmos, a male vocal group from Romania. This group has toured the United States spreading the everlasting gospel with music. We will have the privilege of hearing their passionate message right here at Sunnyside.

Church Announcements

Easter Services — April 12-20, 2014
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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.

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.

April 12, during our worship services at 8:45 and 11:15 am, the “Living Last Supper” will be presented. This is a reenactment of the Lord’s Last Supper based on Leonardo da Vinci’s painting. You will not want to miss this presentation, and you will definitely want to invite your family and friends.


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 29, 6:00 pm: Stone Tower Church presents a spring musical concert featuring local talent and instruments. Light refreshments will be served immediately following the concert.

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 11, 7:00 pm: The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave., Portland hosts Milo Adventist Academy One Voice and Handbells in concert. Free Admission.

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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