Good morning Sunnyside Church family,
Do you ever wake up in the night with songs in your head? Wednesday, Pauline Davis came up with the thought that we should sing in FaithLift (btw, if you are wanting to spend more time in meaningful Bible study ladies, consider yourself invited). One song led to another… Since then the hymn, “Father Lead Me Day by Day” has been going around in my head.
How has God been leading you this week? How has your faith journey been? Do you catch yourself doubting? Is it wrong to ask questions and to doubt? You may feel your faith quotient is pretty low right now. Pastor Scott is going to share some thoughts in this Sabbath’s sermon.
In the meanwhile for today,
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT
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 Question.”
Today is 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. Learn more at: www.LibertyMagazine.org.
Today . . . Your contribution to defend freedom!
(1) Use the Freedom Bond distributed last Sabbath. Or:
(2) Use a Sunnyside Tithe and Offerings envelope.
(3) Write your check payable to Sunnyside Church (for Religious Liberty). $6 will sponsor a Liberty Magazine subscription to a thought leader. But consider this: $6 monthly will sponsor 12 subs!
(4) Record the names and addresses of persons, entities, institutions, offices, etc., you want to receive Liberty. Tuck your list inside the Freedom Bond with your check. Or: (5) Hand your list (by Sabbath, February 14) to Dick Fenn in the Elders/Visitation/Mission office.
(6) With love for others, share the truth revealed in Jesus Christ.
(7) When people experience the truth as it is in Jesus, they are . . . free
Tomorrow, Sunday, 2:00 pm, there will be a baby shower for Marlane Heiser here at the church. Marlane is registered at Babies“R”Us and Amazon.com. Bring a favorite children’s book instead of a card.
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 7:00, continues Sabbath morning at 8:45 and 11:15, with Dave Thomas presenting the Bible message entitled, The Beginning of Wisdom, and Sabbath afternoon at 2:00, 3:00, and 4:15.
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.
Elders reminder: Elders breakfast will be Sunday, February 1, 8:30 am.
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.
Children’s Church will be February 14, 11:00 am. Bring your children and have them invite their friends. This will be a very special day for kids ages 4-14. They will learn that God is Dependable (even in stormy weather).
Family Resource Network – Your gift to the Family Resource Network has made it possible to help a number of families through some difficult times in the last few weeks. Thank you. Mark your contribution to account #9387. If anyone has a baby car seat, crib, or any other items for new babies, please contact the office 503-252-8080.
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.
Sunnyside Upcoming Events
January 30-31: Center for Bible, Faith and Mission Seminar
Sponsored by Walla Walla University Theology Department
February 14, 11:00 am: Children’s Church – Galactic Quest
February 15, 4:00 pm: Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra
February 21: 99 One Conference
March 8, 5:30 pm: Alex Buchanan Benefit Dinner and Auction
March 14, 6:00 pm: Sunnyside Family Spring Concert
March 21, 7:00 pm: Christian Edition Concert
Portland Adventist Academy
February 3, 2015, 9 am –2 pm: All 8th grade students are invited to “A Day at Portland Adventist Academy.” 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.
February 8, 9:30 am: Lents 7th Annual Spiritual Needs of Women – S.N.O.W. Event! Ginny Allen, Cheri Corder, Patti Jackson, Silvy Ririhena and Kamille Ross are guest speakers this year. The theme is “Simply Beautiful, Part 2! A Woman’s Heart.” Please call 503-774-7290 and leave a message as to how many will be in your party. Luncheon will be served. Bring lady family and friends! As always, this is a FREE event, and donations are welcome. There is no child care, but free parking. If you possibly can, please bring a clean pair/s of men’s socks for a new outreach called, “Sock It To Me” that will benefit the Union Gospel Mission Homeless. Also, if you have gently read book/s that you would like to bring for the Book Exchange Table they are welcome!
Event Location: Lents Church.
February 17, 18, 7:00 pm: It’s January, which means it’s time for Oregon Conference Town Hall Meetings. This year however, you won’t see “Town Hall Meetings” on any conference calendar. Instead, you will see this annual time sharing time aptly named “Conference Connect.” The format will give the chance for church members and conference personnel to share. In fact, this year an important question will be asked: Why do our congregations exsist? What is our reason for being? And we’ll discuss those questions both in a general sense, from the “Members in Ministry” point of view, and also in breakout groups, including those focused on Education, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Elders, Children’s Ministry, and Member Ministries.
Another important item to note is that this year the February 18 Conference Connect gathering will be live streamed, and then will follow each of the focus groups in a separate stream, allowing you to choose the discussion you want to follow. Chat participation will also be included, so even if you can’t make it in person, you can be there virtually.
Event Locations: February 17: Meadow Glade Church
February 18: Beaverton Church
February 18: Live streamed at www.OregonConference.org
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
March 27-29: Oregon Prayer Retreat features Jeffrey Rosario, speaker and teacher at Light Bearers Ministry and ARISE as our keynote speaker. We will meet at the Twin Rocks camp at Rockaway Beach on the beautiful Oregon coast. For more info, or to register, go to: http://orgcpersonalmin.netadvent.org/2015-prayer-retreat
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.