Sunnyside Friends and Church Family,
We still bask in God’s promise, “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” And then the Psalms joyfully commands, “Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, for His lovingkindness is everlasting…, sow fields and plant vineyards, and gather a fruitful harvest.” (Gen 8:22; Ps 107:1, 37)
One might add to these promises that God’s “Sabbaths” will not cease from the earth. What could be more of a delight than an early October Sabbath in the northwest? Surely its beauty brings a joy to the soul!
Tomorrow is fellowship dinner at Sunnyside. Please, come and join in this time to get acquainted with some of our many new faces and old friends. Tomorrow’s worship service will have something for everyone. Although the service will have a special inclusion of youthful faces, expect to see our handbell quartet and hear Karl Helton’s hands on the organ. The service is organized by Pastor Shirley, “Living the Dash.”
Please, start putting on your calendar the dates of Wednesday, October 29, through Sabbath November 1. We will have a week-of-prayer service with Ty Gibson, director of Light Bearer’s Ministries. Many of you know him from his repeated appearances at our Oregon Conference Camp Meeting, and perhaps from his well-known books, “Shades of Grace,” “An Endless Falling in Love,” and “A God Named Desire.” See the announcement in the bulletin or communique for further details.
Elders, please, remember the prayer breakfast this Sunday morning at 8:30, which will include another discussion on leadership, this time taken from chapter two of our book, “Spiritual Leadership.”
See you Sabbath!
Pastor Scott and Staff
News & Notes
Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Shirley Allen will be bringing us our Bible message entitled “Living the Dash.”
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.
Elders, please remember tomorrow morning (Sunday) 8:30 am, will be our monthly Elders Breakfast here at the church. Bring your book, Spiritual Leadership, with you. We will be studying chapter two, “The Leaders Role: What Leaders Do.”
On October 11, 4:30 pm, a memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside for Irene Casteel, a former resident of CherryWood Village.
Church Safety Training, sponsored by the Oregon Conference and specifically designed for church leaders, will be conducted at Meadow Glade Church October 12, from 9 am to 5 pm. If you haven’t been through a safety training in the last three years, this would be very valuable for you. For more information, see the flyer on the bulletin board or contact 503-8050-3553 or e-mail Angelina.Wood@oc.npuc.org.
Simply Beautiful, the 28th annual Christian Women’s Retreat, will be October 17-19 at Eagle Crest Resort featuring Jo Ann Davidson and others. This retreat is for women and teens 15 years old and older. Please register before Thursday, October 9. Flyers are on the table in the Narthex. For more information view orgcwomrn.netadvent.org or call 503-850-3555. If you are unable to attend, the main meetings will be live streamed here at Sunnyside. As the date gets closer, we will list the live streaming times in our bulletin.
Family night will be October 26, 6:00 pm. Save this date and don’t miss out on the social event for all. A meal will be provided; we will have a class on hearing assistance; Pastor Jonathan will conduct a class on using your iPads and smart phones; and there will be videos for the kids. Plan now to be here.
Sunnyside’s Week of Prayer seminar will be conducted October 29-November 1 from 7 pm to 9 pm each evening. Our guest speaker will be Ty Gibson of Light Bearers. His topic is “Reframe!–Your picture of God is about to be radically changed.” Our world is filled with ideas, conceptions, and pictures of God, most of which drive people to either serve God with fear or to definitely deny the very existence of God. What if we were to begin with a clean canvas and paint a picture of God that rules out all ideas that run contrary to the single premise, “God is love”? What picture would form Which doctrines would be eliminated? What would God look like if we were to completely reframe His character in the light that shines in the life of Jesus Christ? That’s what this week of prayer is about. It very well may revolutionize your life.
Women of the Meadow Glade area, Belle Cantori, and Sunnyside Church are joining together for our worship service on November 15. We would like to invite other women singers that would like to join us for that special day, especially if you are in a church community where you may not have the opportunity to sing with a larger group. If interested or would like more information, please contact Martha Natiuk, 360-666-9684, or Rosemayne Thompson, 503-730-5317.
Sunnyside Upcoming Events
October 26, 6:00 pm: Family Night
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
Portland Adventist Academy
Portland Adventist Elementary
October 4, 7:00 pm Rudy Micelli in concert. supporting the Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School worthy student fund. Last year our partners and friends raised approximately $60,000. A free-will offering will be collected to help support this worthy cause — our goal is to more than double our efforts and raise a needed $16,000, for student aid this year. We have an anonymous donor who will match our gifts 2 to 1 up to $100,000.
Event Location: Meadow Glade Adventist Church.
October 5-12: The Bible and Spirit of Prophecy book sale will offer 25% off the regular prices (sharing editions excluded). Bibles will be 15% of the regular price. Download the Spirit of Prophecy catalog at abcflyer.com
Event Location: The Adventist Book Center.
October 10-12: Young Adult Retreat. This year’s theme, “Get Jesus – Get Life,” will be facilitated by Sunnyside’s Pastor Jonathan Russell. Must be 18 or older to attend. The cost will be $25 per person before October 3, $35 per person after October 3. Register at www.yafallretreat2014.eventbrite.com
Event Location: Big Lake.
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 alumni 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 http://goo.gl/z7LToK.
Event Location: Big Lake Youth Camp.
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 AdventSource.org or by calling 800.732.7587.
Event Location: Eagle Crest Resort.
October 19, 2-6 pm: Rivergate Adventist Elementary’s Fall Festivel will have a variety of food booths and family oriented activities. We will, also, be hosting a “Pumpkin Cook-off.” Mark the date on your calendar, bring your family, and plan to join in for a day of good eats and good times.
Event Location: Rivergate Adventist Elementary School.
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 http://bit.ly/prepare4harvest.
Event Location: Holden Convention Center, Oregon Conference.
The PACS Health Clinic has an urgent need for volunteer nurses, medical assistants, and other health care professionals. Can you help PACS meet the tremendous need of primary care for disadvantaged people in the Portland are? Call 503-252-8500 or visit pacsonline.org to sign up.