June 21 Communiqué

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Hello Saints!

Our prayers are that this week has been a blessing to all.  The world continues its endless unsettled turmoil, but the love of God is unchanging.  His mercies are forever!

Tomorrow is going to be one of Sunnyside’s super Sabbaths.  Not only will there be two morning services, but we will have two concerts in the late afternoon and evening with our Annual Strawberry Shortcake social sandwiched in between.  See this week’s bulletin for the timing details.

One thing to note is that we are expecting large crowds for the concerts, especially the second one with the Heritage Singers.  We expect the sanctuary to fill up fast.  The fellowship room will be used for overflow seating.  The new audio/visual system in the room will give you sound we are told, “as good as the sanctuary” and the large screens will give you a front row seat.  Having said this, we know that there is always a desire to send someone early to the concert to hold seats.  You can do this, up to the time of 7:45, not later.  At this time we will need to start infilling the seating so as to let guests know in time for the start of the concert if they will be able to be seated in the sanctuary or will they need to head for the fellowship room.

Other news to note: if you have kids, grandkids, or friends that you want to bring to this week’s Wilderness Escape VBS, be sure to pre-register them.  It helps for planning and cuts down time opening night.

Sabbath is communion time as we remember our Lord’s infinite sacrifice for us.  The service is entitled, “Heirs of the Kingdom.”

Next week is the first week of summer.  Yes!!!!!  Enjoy!!

Pastor Scott and 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 be bringing us our Bible message entitled “Heirs of the Kingdom.”

Sunnyside’s 33rd Annual Strawberry Vespers is this afternoon at 5:30. 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. Come early for a  good seat.

Church Announcements

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.  Applications are due in the office not latter than noon June 27.

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. ~One more note: We have plenty of cans now. Thank you for helping us with this fun craft.

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.

4thJulyHappy 4th of July! Sunnyside Adventist Church and Portland Fire and Rescue are asking that you help make this time of year one of the safest. Portland Fire and Rescue has made it easy to determine which fireworks are safe and legal, and has provided a list of approved fireworks displays in the area. Go to http://goo.gl/xgD90Z or click on the QR code.

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy e-Headlines!

Portland Adventist Elementary www.paes.com

Area Events & Announcements

The Adventist Book Center’s Camp Meeting Sale will be July 15-27, 2014. Save $12.00-$25.00 off the case price on our food super specials.  Many Bibles, books, cook books, and music are also on sale.  Download the sale flyer at abcflyer.com.

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 lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.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 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 info@newbergadventist.org.
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.

July 11-13: The Great Health Controversy Seminar Series. Presented by Rico Hill, including the following titles “What is Man” The principle of love in the Great Health Controversy,” “10 Steps Ahead. The Evidence in the Controversy,” “He’s on His Way to Your House. God’s presence in the Health Controversy,” and “Nature’s Farmacy. God’s solution for the Health Controversy.”
Event Location: Stone Tower Church.

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

The North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) is seeking applicants to fill the certification registrar position in the education department. This full-time employment opportunity at the NPUC office in Ridgefield, Wash., will be available in September. A degree in education is preferred. A minimum four years of job-related experience in teaching or administrative work in schools is essential, preferably in the secondary area. Knowledge of school registrar work is desirable. A working knowledge of Internet use is expected. Experience with word processing, spreadsheets and other software programs are essential. For more information, contact Robert Sundin, NPUC Undertreasurer, at 360-857-7014, or robert.sundin@nw.npuc.org. Résumés for the position are being accepted until
July 10, 2014.




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