Greetings to all Sunny Saints!
In spite of the idea that spring is still a couple of weeks away, when I walk outside, I proclaim that spring is here. This is why we live in the northwest. It is just beautiful. Creation is such a wonderful thing, and God gave us eyes to see, ears to hear, tongues to taste, and add to this our senses of smell and feeling. We were made for this creation.
This is also the season for graduations (and a few weddings) and many of you either are graduating, or are families experiencing the joys of seeing someone you care about take a new step in their life’s journey. Such memories are also a gift from God. This is the day that the Lord has made!
Sabbath is right around the corner. It is potluck Sabbath, and I am hearing that the new picnic tables are going up for our use as well. If you can, be sure to bring a little extra for our guests.
The worship service will center on the title, “Children of the Promise,” and it will come from the book of Galatians. This book is often called the Magna Carta of the Protestant Reformation. It was at the core of the Counsel of Trent: Is salvation by faith or by faith and works? It is a subject that must be understood by anyone wishing to follow Christ. Paul intended it be a message of joy and encouragement. Come, let’s study together and find that joy!
Pastor Scott & Staff
News & Notes
Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Scott LeMert will be bringing us our Bible message entitled “Children of the Promise.”
Encounters With God this afternoon at 5:00 will feature Imer Henry. He will share with us many experiences during his lifetime that he has encountered God’s leading in his life.
We are now planning for the school year 2014-2015. If you need financial assistance to attend an Adventist school, student aid applications are available from the Church Office.
Calling all VBS participants and volunteers! We are having a work/ decorating/construction bee to get the Church ready for our Wilderness Escape! The Sunday before VBS (June 22) has been set aside for multiple tasks to prepare for our journey. We will need our construction, set up, and decorating crews at 10:00 am If you are a shop keeper, you may want to decorate your booth during this time. We are planning to have the costumes available for assignment at 3:00 pm Tribe leaders, shop keepers, drama members, musicians, kitchen volunteers, registrars, and any other participants may/should be in costume.
Sunnyside’s 33rd Annual Strawberry Vespers will be June 21, 5:30 pm. This promises to be a great program for you to enjoy with your family and friends! There will be lots of great music from some of Portland’s finest musicians, plenty of good fellowship, and lots of strawberry shortcake! After this event, the Heritage Singers will be performing at 8:00 pm as part of their Northwest tour. This is an evening you won’t want to miss!
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.
Viorica Gramada has gone shopping to fill food bags for the people of Tigmandru, Romania. Sunnyside supplied the funds for this special mission. Viorica will be home Tuesday. Expect a report that will touch your heart. (Photo by Horea Tamasan.)
Hugs for Viorica Gramada are also hugs for Sunnyside when she presented a big bunch of food bags to the families of these Roma children in the village of Tigmandru, Romania. Come fall, more “bread.” Gospel meetings will grow a new church. (Photo by Horea Tamasan.)
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YOU are Needed! Oregon Conference is requesting all who are willing and able to volunteer during Camp Meeting this year. We are seeking volunteers for both Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 10-12) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 15-19). We need volunteers for hospitality, shuttle drivers, safety and security, as well as licensed RNs and EMTs for 8-hour shifts. Whether you would like to work a shift daily or only have time for a single shift, your services would be greatly appreciated. To volunteer go to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 503-850-3575.
North American International Student Services, NAISS, is looking for native English-speaking host families. Host families will help Chinese youth overcome Mute English (where people can read and understand English as a second language but cannot speak it well). The program begins in July and runs for approximately 30 days. For more information please visit our website www.naiss-us.com or call 541-228-0667.
June 7, 7:00 pm: James Appel, MD, will be presenting his experiences in the Republic of Chad.
Event Location: Rockwood Church.
June 8, 6:00 pm: St. Petersburg ((Russia) Men’s Ensemble, a four-member a cappella Christian men’s group from St. Petersburg, Russia, will present a program of classical and Russian traditional and folk music.
Event Location: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver.
June 13-15: Better Life Camp Meeting featuring Kenneth Cox. Registration is now open. For more information or to register go to: http://goo.gl/IlN1iF or call 541-474-3095.
Event Location: Milo Academy.
June 14-22: Messiah’s Mansion. This life-size replica of the ancient Hebrew tabernacle gives visitors a chance to glimpse into the past. Operated by the staff and students of Oklahoma Academy in Harrah, Oklahoma, Messiah’s Mansion has been in operation since 2003. In October of 2008, this exhibit drew over 10,000 visitors in Chattanooga, Tennessee. For more information go to email@example.com.
Event Location: Newberg Adventist Church.
July 1-5: Light Bearers’ 30th Annual Convocation. This year’s theme is “Faith to Faith.” We will be focusing our attention on the beautiful message of righteousness by faith, exploring god’s transforming love for each of us as revealed in Christ. Powerful preaching. Interactive Bible study. Children’s meetings. A spiritual feast for the whole family. To register, visit www.lightbearers.org or call 541-988-3333.
Event Location: Jasper, Oregon.
Project Patch is seeking a part-time Development Assistant (25 hours per week) in the Vancouver, WA, office. Assist with the annual fund, donor support and recruiting, and public relations. Must love working with people, great on the phone, computer savvy with attention to detail. For more information, visit www.projectpatch.org/jobs or call