Greetings from your Church!
This Sabbath is the last Sabbath and day of February; we are only a week away from the spring time change! This has been a great winter, not only weather wise but also for the wonderful blessings we have experienced. And, we say this with a little bitter sweetness in our hearts for we have on our calendar three memorial services planned:
Russell Pesterfield: This Sunday, at 3:00.
Milton Wiloughby: Sabbath, March 14, at 3:00.
Dr. Bob Manley: Sabbath, March 28, at 4:00.
This is all happening while I am being told to expect a large crop of newborns at Sunnyside this spring, summer, and fall. We will experience both laughter and tears! In all of this, we’ll celebrate the promises of God.
This Sabbath’s sermon title has some wondering if they are looking at a misprint? “Goodness Without Godness.” Makes you look twice, right? I know, Godness is not really a word. However, in this worship program we are going to be looking at an age-old question, “Will not good people be deserving of a life in the hereafter just as much as those who claim to be “Christians?” Hence, you see the choice of words. I think you will find this time together very helpful and encouraging.
Don’t forget Sabbath’s young families potluck, and later at 4:00, Polly Moody and Friends special concert, and then on Sunday, March 8, the Moving Forward Benefit Dinner. For this dinner we have a lot of tables sponsored but we need to have people to attend and make use of the spaces already provided.
See you Sabbath,
Pastor Scott and Staff
News & Notes
Our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Scott LeMert will present our Bible message entitled Goodness Without Godness.
Young Families potluck is immediately following the second service. It’ll be a time to eat, chat, and make friends. Child care will be provided for children birth to primary age.
Sunday, March 1, 8:30 am, Elder’s Breakfast will meet in the fellowship Hall.
A memorial service for Russ Pesterfield will be at 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 1.
March 7, 5:00 pm: Archaeological Artifacts and Bible Stories will be presented by Drs. Larry Geraty, Doug Clark, and Kent Bramlett. Drawing on more than a combined century of archaeological teaching, fieldwork, research, and publication, Drs. Geraty, Clark, and Bramlett will put on a show-and-tell program with several genuine artifacts from the Holy Lands in hand. Artifacts from the nearly 20,000 now in the possession of the Center for Near Eastern Archaeology at La Sierra University come from all areas of ancient life. They will be used to illustrate daily life and survival, religion, and writing in Bible times.
Sunday, March 8, 4:45 pm, The Moving Forward Benefit Dinner is rapidly approaching! We have limited sponsored seats available at no charge for those who would like to attend. Just let Becky know you would like to attend. To make the evening an exciting success, please help with the following: donations for the silent and/or live auction, helpers for the auction, table servers, helpers for child care, and at least 10 men to bake a cake for the Dessert Dash! Contact Becky Haggerty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-804-1863.
If you can speak Swahili, or know of someone that can, we are looking for assistance with translation services. Please contact the church office at 503-252-8080.
The Family Resource Network is looking for storage space for household goods. If you can help, please contact Marie Pierre at 503-998-3754.
Sunnyside Upcoming Events
February 28, 4:00 pm: Pollyanna Moody and Friends Concert
March 7, 5:00 pm: Archaeological Artifacts and Bible Stories
March 8, 4:45 pm: Moving Forward Benefit Dinner and Auction
March 14, 6:00 pm: Sunnyside Family Spring Concert
March 21, 7:00 pm: Christian Edition Concert
March 28, 11:00 am: Hymn Fest with Melvin West
April 4, 8:45 am, 11:15 am: Easter Worship Services
April 17, 7:00 pm: Sacramento Academy Concert, Bethani King, director
May 3, 4:00 pm: Sunnyside Symphony Concert
May 9, 4:00 pm: Organ Concert, Karl Helton, organist
May 17, 3:00 pm: Oregon Sinfonietta
May 30, 7:00 pm: Portland Adventist String Concert (Youth Orchestra)
June 13, 5:00 pm: Strawberry Festival
June 15-19,8:30 pm: Vacation Bible School
Portland Adventist Academy
Portland Adventist Elementary
YOU are Needed!
The Oregon Conference is requesting all who are willing and able to volunteer during Camp Meeting this year. We are seeking volunteers for both Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 16-18) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 21-25). We need volunteers for hospitality, shuttle drivers, safety and security, as well as licensed RNs and EMTs for 8-hour shifts. Whether you would like to work a shift daily or only have time for a single shift, your services would be greatly appreciated. To volunteer go to http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email email@example.com or by phone at
February 28, 6:00 pm: “Let Every Voice” Choir Concert. For more information on the event visit: www.sharonsda.net or call 503-287-7649.
Event Location: Sharon Seventh-day Adventist Church
March 7, 2:00 pm: Lincoln Steed, Editor of Liberty magazine will present “The Road to Freedom.”
Event Location: Rockwood Adventist Church
March 6, 7:00 pm: Evening vespers concert featuring Matt and Josie Minikus. Singer/songwriters, their concert will be a special time to connect together to reflect on the goodness and faithfulness of God. Please join us!
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church
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 15, 4:30 pm: Oregon Conference Jr. High Choir Festival 2015. Hear 7th and 8th graders from the Oregon Conference Adventist schools perform in this annual event.
Event Location: Rockwood Church
March 20, 7:30 pm: Christian Edition Men’s Chorus in concert. Christian Edition is directed by Pleasant Valley’s own Calvin Knipschild. Bring a friend!
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 269-815-8624.