September 6 Communiqué

Don’t miss other Announcements  &  Week At a Glance in the Church Bulletin (Click here )

Greetings to all!!!

Doesn’t September put a smile on your face?  Have you stopped by a local farm stand recently and looked at all of the colorful produce?  I have always marveled at foods like a peach.  Why would the peach spend so much time making the delicious, colorful, sweet, and fragrant meat?  By the laws of evolution, it should only concern itself with making a hard to eat seed.  Someone bigger than us had a plan!!!

First, a big thanks to everyone that helped make last weekend a success and I am to give you a special thanks from Bobby McGhee and our many guests who were made to feel so welcome.  Thank you!

Tomorrow we start the first of five sermons (from Pastor Scott) from Revelation.  This one is titled, “Revelation’s Holy Angels.”  In it we will look at fellow beings who have so much invested in us.  This sermon will be followed by, “Revelation’s Antagonists,” “Revelation’s Promises,” “Revelation’s Saints,” “Revelation’s Lamb,” and perhaps others from Revelation as time goes on.

Tomorrow, being the first of the month, is potluck Sabbath.  While our Hospitality Committee has not asked, I am sure that they would appreciate if we would all try to bring picnic type items that don’t have to be placed in anything but perhaps a warming oven.  It is not too late to plan to attend the outreach training program (how to witness Jesus to others) slated for 1:30-5:00.  Also at 5:00, Encounters will feature a report on our recent mission program in Romania working to assist the Roma (Gypsy) people.  You will want to see this report.

There are many other things in the bulletin for your attention and for up-coming events.

Have a Blessed Sabbath Day!!!

Pastor Scott and Staff

News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
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 “Revelation’s Holy Angels.”

Our monthly fellowship potluck is today immediately following the second service. You are invited to stay, enjoy great food, good friendships, and make new acquaintances.

 Outreach training begins this afternoon from 1:30-5:00 pm, and continues Sunday, September 7, 10:00 am to noon in Room 21.

You gave so kids could eat. What happened?
Encounters With God presents
An illustrated report to Sunnyside Church and friends
Today at 5:00 o’clock!
Earlier this year Sunnysiders gave from their hearts. Viorica Gramada went to Romania where she led in the distribution of a big bunch of bags full of good things for the Roma people who live in the village of Tigmandru.
This humanitarian project was a huge success! Now hear the story and see the pictures.
And coming Sabbath, September 13:
VIOREL SESTUN, Director of Youth Ministry for Romania’s Moldova Conference

Tomorrow morning (Sunday) 8:30 am, will be our first Elders Breakfast. Elders come prepared for an amazing breakfast buffet supplied by Pastors Scott and Jonathan, and Arnold Petersen. Bring your book, Spiritual Leadership, with you. If you have not received one, contact Arnold.

Church Announcements

Nominating Committee Partial Report – First Reading:
   Arlyss Dixon – Sunnyside/Oregon Conf. Volunteer Information Coordinator
   David Huckaby – Chairman, Student Aid Committee

Great news for boys and girls, 4-years-old to 4th grade! The Adventurer Club is starting a new year on Tuesday, September 9, 6:30 pm, with a “Welcome Back Pizza Party.” Our Tuesday night meetings and field trips are vibrant, creative, fun-filled adventures and awesome learning experiences, and we’d love to have you join us! (Featured event coming up September 30: “The Reptile Man Show.”) See details on the webpage and contact Evelyn 503-560-9608 or Natalia 503-750-9151.

Adventurers Staff Training will be Sabbath, September 13, 2:00-8:30 pm, at the Holden Conference Center. Discover how to make Adventurer leadership simple while keeping the focus simply…on Jesus. If you would like to attend: Sabbath School teachers, please send your request to Jackee Duvall; Adventurer teachers, send your request to Evelyn Hull. 

Roberta Minck is hosting a Bible study class in her home weekly on Tuesdays at 3:00 pm. This class is led by Pastor David Schmidt. If you would like to attend contact Roberta at 503-650-4461.

We have an exciting announcement to make. We are planning on starting a Moms and Preschoolers Playgroup and would like to invite your input. Would you please fill out our online survey and let us know your level of interest.

The 2014 Life on the Sunnyside 5K Walk/Run and Health Expo will be held on September 14, 2014. Please mark your calendars!
9:00 am – Registration Begins for the 5K Walk/Run
Finisher medal to the first 200 people
10:30 – 12:00 – Activities for the family
11:00 – 12:00 Free lunch to the first 200 people
12:00 – 3:00  Health Expo (10.00 fee for labs)

Sunnyside Upcoming Events
September 14: Health Expo – 5K Run/Walk
October 29 – November 1, 7:00 pm: Week of Prayer with Ty Gibson
November 2, 4:00 pm: Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra Concert
November 9, 3:00 pm: Oregon Sinfonietta Concert
November 15, 10:00 am -12:30 pm: Children’s Church
November 16, 4:00 pm: Adventurers Harvest Party

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
There will be a constituency meeting of Portland Adventist Academy Tuesday,
September 9, 2014, 7:00 pm, in the academy chapel.

Portland Adventist Elementary

Area Events & Announcements

September 7-13: Dr. Carlton P. Byrd, speaker/director for Breath of Life television ministers. Learn more about this exciting series and about Breath of Life Television at
Event Location: Sharon Church

October 3-5: Adventist Recovery Ministries Training. Are you interested in ministering to those with addictions? This is the official Journey to Wholeness training offered by the North American Division of Adventist Health Ministries Department and will feature speakers such as Dr. David Sedlacek and Dr. Duane McBride from Andrews, and Dr. Ricardo Whyte from Loma Linda. Cost: $55 or $75, depending on desired materials. Registration deadline is September 25 but register soon as space is limited to 100. For more info or to register, contact Kristina at the NPUC office, 360.857.7013, or visit
Event Location: Adventist Medical Center

October 17-19: Women’s Retreat with Dr. Jo Ann Davidson from the seminary at Andrews University and special musical guest: Margie Salcedo-Rice. Breakout speakers are Rise Rafferty, Maureen O’Kane, Sherri Uhrig, and Margie Salcedo-Rice. Teen speaker: Elise LeBlanc. Teens coming with a mom or mentor come for only $25! To attend, register by going to or by calling 800.732.7587.
Event Location: Eagle Crest Resort

October 12: 4 pm: 2014 PACS Awards Dinner and Auction. There will be a silent auction and a gourmet meal with an awards presentation. For more information call
Event Location: Embassy Suites Hotel – Airport.

October 12-17: Big Lake Youth Camp Alumni Work Party. Big Lake is hosting a work party for alumnus and their spouses. This is an awesome opportunity for Big Lake alumni to work together once again and to support Big Lake Youth Camp. Food and lodging will be provided. A limited number of RV spaces are available; please call 503-850-3583 to check availability. We look forward to having you be a part of this fun week of reconnecting and ministry. Register at
Event Location: Big Lake Youth Camp

October 24-26: Preparing for the Harvest sponsored by the Oregon Conference and North Pacific Union Conference. Sabbath speaker: Dr. Ramon Canals, with breakout sessions and a variety of instructors. For more information view
Event Location: Holden Convention Center, Oregon Conference



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