November 29 Communiqué

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Thanksgiving at Sunnyside,

The holiday call and spirit of Thanksgiving continues to spread around the globe as more and more nations see the value in this originally American event.  Humankind has never been nobler as when on bended knee we give thanks to the Lord.  However, the American occasion is perhaps borrowed.  Read these words from King David found in 1 Chronicles 16:

“Oh, Give Thanks!

Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples.

Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders.

Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.

Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually.

Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done,

O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Save us, O God of our salvation…, gather us from the nations to give thanks to Your holy name.

Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting even to everlasting.”

May these words be on your lips as you gather this celebratory week!  We will see you on Sabbath with the second of our Thanksgiving Sabbaths, this one titled: “They Gave Thanks.”  Again, it will be Sunnyside worshipping at its best with more music than sermon.  (Did I hear a shout of thanks!)

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 presenting the message entitled, They Gave Thanks.”

Church Announcements

Congratulations! Laura Dickerson and Gabe Pinto were  married yesterday here at Sunnyside. Congratulations to the two of them! 

If you were not here last week, you may have missed this update on ReNew Sunnyside — Phase 2.2: The following is the decision from the Business Meeting:

ReNew Sunnyside — Phase 2.2
Project Total Est Cost
Hallways and Entry Areas (carpet, tile, paint, lighting, windows, drinking fountains, etc.) $56,000
Four Main Restrooms (counters, sinks, mirrors, tile, partitions, baby changing stations, etc.) $53,000
All Classrooms (window coverings, carpet, doors, woodwork, countertops, paint, wall repair, etc.) $77,000
Pastors’ Offices and Workroom (furniture, chairs, window coverings, carpet installation, etc.) $18,000
Choir Room and Back Restrooms (removal of wallpaper, paint, refinish floors, music storage build-out, etc.) $12,000
Kitchen, Basement, Misc. Expenses (paint, ceilings, dishwasher, a/c for kitchen, etc.) $16,000
Total including 10% contingency fund $255,000

Devotional Book Orders Time to order your new devotional book for 2015. Check the table in the Narthex to look at available books, and sign up for the books you desire. By ordering through the church, you will receive special pricing. These make great Christmas gifts. They will be ready for pick up by December 13. If you have any questions, contact Lorrie Wescott.

Thanksgiving baskets: Thank you to all those who contributed to the Thanksgiving baskets last week. 56 Thanksgiving baskets were delivered by the Adventurers and Pathfinders to families in and around Sunnyside including 5 families at the Cherry Park School. 

The Adventist Book Center’s holiday Sale is December 1-31.  For all the details, download the sale flyer at We will be closed December 25-27.

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy

Portland Adventist Elementary

Area Events

November 22, 4:00 pm: Benefit Concert for Hood View Jr. Academy. Grammy award winning acoustical guitarist, Doug Smith, will be performing a benefit concert for Hood View Junior Academy. A free will offering will be taken to support the school’s Worthy Student/Student Scholarship Fund. Come enjoy some beautiful music and help give students the opportunity to meet Jesus each day at School! For more information on Doug Smith, please visit
Event Location: Hood View SDA Church

July 17-30, 2015: 2015 Great Controversy tour with Dr. Gerard Damsteegt of the Seminary, Andrews University. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive in Europe. Visit Rome, the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, Germany, and France. Experience Early Christianity, the Dark Ages, the Reformation, and the “deadline wound.” For more information email:, or call 269-815-8624.

Job Opening:
NOW HIRING – PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) is hiring a part-time dental assistant to assist in the launch of dental services at PACS. Please send resume



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