Happy January! I mean that in a positive sense. The month is already half over and the sun is rising off of the horizon. Hooray!
It seems like we just finished our intensive November and December with all of its activities. Don’t despair, the next several weeks things will really start again to pick up. Just start looking over the upcoming events and there are many special Sabbaths planned.
Pastor Jonathan and delegation are returning from California as they prepare to take us on a journey of connecting a church of many generations into one strong body for the Lord. We will be hearing more!
This Sabbath is the first of two worship services for which I have been working for a number of weeks. The week is, “Jesus’ Most Perplexing Statement,” and next week is, “Jesus’ Most Perplexing Question.” They are really unrelated topics even though the titles might sound like it. They are sermons that have arisen from questions given to me by Sunnyside members. The study has been rewarding to me and I trust that it will be for you as well. Come and see what it is all about!
In the bulletin you will see many other announcements; don’t miss seeing them. Do note that the next general church potluck is set for January 31, and coincides with the next CBFM. February 7, is a special day wherein Sunnyside is hosting the NPUC union wide festival for northwestern Adventist young adults—watch for more details!
Thank you all for making Sunnyside, Sunnyside!
Pastor Scott and 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 “Jesus’ Most Perplexing Statement.”
Tomorrow, Sunday, 11:00 am there will be a memorial service conducted for Carol Brown. At 3:00 pm the Oregon Sinfonietta will be here in concert.
January 30 – 31:The Center for Bible, Faith and Mission, sponsored by Walla Walla University School of Theology, comes to Sunnyside. Their topic this year is, “Gifted Women, Reluctant Church: Where to From Here?” Presenters include David Thomas, Walla Walla University School of Theology dean, and Carl Cosaert, Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC) participant and Annual Council presenter. The seminar begins Friday night at 7 pm, and continues Sabbath morning at 8:45 and 11:15, and Sabbath afternoon at 3 pm and 4 pm.
Sabbath, January 24, will be Religious Liberty Sabbath. Our offering will go for Religious Liberty and helps ensure that we are free to practice our faith and share the Gospel as God has instructed. It is because of your faithful giving that we are able to offer legal aid to individuals experiencing religious discrimination in the workplace. To learn more visit www.LibertyMagazine.org.
Our monthly fellowship potluck will be January 31 instead of our regular first Sabbath of the month. Change your calendar, and plan to attend and bring enough food for your family as well as extra to serve our guests. This is a great time to visit with friends and make new acquaintances.
February 7 is the NPUC Young Adult Day of Worship. Our 11:15 am service will begin this annual event. Pastor Seth Pierce will be our guest, with inspirational music by local recording artist, Elise LeBlanc, and our own Vivace young adult choir. Young adults from across the Pacific Northwest will be here for an inspirational worship experience. Our 8:45 am service will be a more traditional service. Lunch will be catered for the young adults involved in this day of worship.
The 2014 tithe and offering receipts are now ready for pick up. In the foyer look for the boxes containing alphabetical tabs, then, please look through the envelopes and retrieve those with your name on it.
The Sunnyside Outreach Team is available to take referrals for individuals desiring Bible studies. If you know of someone, contact Tara at 360-977-0104.
Portland Adventist Academy
February 3, 2015, 9 am –2 pm: All 8th grade students are invited to “A Day at Portland Adventist Academy” on You will enjoy PAA’s worship band, tours around campus, fun activities, a free lunch and a free t-shirt. You’ll have a chance to win prizes, a free application fee or a month of free tuition.
February 3, 6 pm: PAA will also host a parent meeting on in the PAA Library. Principal Dan Nicola and other staff will be there to discuss happenings at PAA including financial information, class schedules and spiritual opportunities. Parents will have opportunities to win a free application fee and a month of tuition.
Portland Adventist Elementary
ABC New Hours and Sale: The Adventist Book Center has new hours of operation and the Winter Clearance sale is Jan. 18 to Feb. 15, 2015. For all the details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.
January 17, 2015 at 5:30 pm: CARRÉ NÖLSCHER benefit concert.
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church
January 18, 6:30 pm: New Years Social – The Lents Youth and Young Adults are pleased to present a New Year Social in the Activity Center. Associate Pastor Jonathan Russell of Sunnyside Church will be speaking about the new year and new beginnings. We hope to see you there.
Event Location: Lents Church Activity Center.
January 18, 3:00 pm: Health presentation and cooking demonstration.
Event Location: Stone Tower Church
January 19, 7:00 pm: Vegetarian cooking class – Yvonne, Jean and Claudia will be sharing some of their favorites.
Event Location: Beaverton Adventist Church Fellowship Hall.
March 13, 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 pm : Concordia Chorale with Kurt Berentsen, Director.
Event Location: St. Michael’s Lutheran Church on the Corner of NE 29th and NE Dekum.
May 29, 30, 2015: Hood View Church’s 50th anniversary homecoming. A small group of Adventists from Gresham and Sandy first met on April 3, 1965, in what is now the Bell Tower Chapel in Boring. They were formally organized on May 29 of that same year. Save the date and plan to join us as we recognize God’s providence over the years!Evemt Location: Hood View 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 “deadly wound.” For more information email: email@example.com, or call 269-815-8624.
NOW HIRING – PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) is seeking a part-time dental assistant to assist in the launch of dental services at PACS, and a part-time assistant food processing supervisor to help out in the food pantry. Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.