Happy Spring, Sunnysiders!
The rains have moved east and the sun is warming the land. Have you seen the “green” coming across the horizon as the trees leaf out? The promise and fulfillment of spring always inspires me to trust in the promises of eternal life in the words of Jesus, “I am the Resurrection!”
This Sabbath will be a high day for Sunnyside. As most always, there will be two services, but they will be completely different. The first will feel more traditional, however, I invite you to come if you can and be blest from the service as we look at “Daniel’s Messiah.” In this we will look at how the book of Daniel set a new direction in understanding of whom the Messiah would be and the nature of His mission to this earth. It is a study of hope, a study truly of “God with us.” Many are the lessons for us to carry, in our walk in this life, living in a society that largely says, “Where is the promise of His coming.”
Second service will be a one of a kind and you will not want to miss it. This is one of those services that warrants each of us inviting someone to join us. Dr. Melvin West developed this musical program and last fall celebrated this service at the Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church on the east coast. We have been waiting for our opportunity and it is this Sabbath. It is a service that specifically celebrates the crucifixion, resurrection, and promised return of Jesus Christ. The service entails lots of singing as we progress through the events of the cross and relive the story. The service will be long remembered. If you wish, come for both services.
Don’t forget to come back at 4:00 pm and join us as we pause to remember the life of Bob Manley, friend, physician, and fellow believer in Christ.
See you Sabbath,
Pastor Scott and Staff
News & Notes
We have two worship services today. Our first service will be a traditional worship service (8:45 am) with Pastor Scott presenting the Bible Message entitled Daniel’s Messiah. Our second worship service (11:15 am) features a Hymn Fest with Melvin West. Through his talents and dedication, Dr. West has ennobled, enriched, and inspired the lives of countless students and worshipers. Over a fifty-year career as an Adventist musician, he is best known for his gifts in teaching and performing. He is Sunnyside’s Organist Laureate. Bring a friend and share in these special programs.
This afternoon at 4:00 pm, there will be a memorial service here for
Robert E. Manley, M.D.
Tomorrow, Sunday, 5:30 pm, Nominating Committee will meet in the Bridal Room.
All women are invited to attend Sunnyside’s two-day Women of Faith – Unwrap the Bible event on Friday April 10 at 7:00 pm and on Sabbath April 11 at 2:00 pm. There will be a women’s potluck on Sabbath, 1:00 pm, before the meeting begins. Suggested donation is $25. Please contact Heidi Hill 503-412-9600 Kathy Pruitt 360-241-1345 for more information.
In Your Church Library
For Youth and Adults: Newly added to the library are two older, but oh-so-good books – “Captured by the Comanches” by Edmee Nystel Wieden and “Refined by Fire” by Brian and Mel Birdwell. Also we have a new book “The Prodigal Daughter” by Kay Rizzo.
For Primary/Junior: Read a true story of “Escape” by Sandy Zaugg or a Guide true story “Just Plane Crazy” by Melanie Scherencel Bockmann.
For Preschool: We now have Volume 1 of the Eric B. Hare missionary stories on CD. Children will want to listen over and over to all 8 stories from the Master Storyteller!
Lost and Found has a wide variety of items that have been left behind. Please check out the table in the lower hallway and retrieve any items you may be missing. If you are missing anything musical contact Kathy Rosenquist at 503-860-3976.
Sunnyside Upcoming Events
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 23, 7:00 pm: Laura and Alison Concert
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 Academy is sending more than 70 students and staff to four different countries around the world for mission work. Our annual dedication chapel happened this week. You can read more about where they’re going and what they’re doing at: http://paasda.org/news/
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at
100 Days of Prayer for the 2015 General Conference Session will begin March 25 and continue through to the end of GC Session on July 11. Pray for the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to be fully experienced by our church members and leaders during GC Session. For more information view www.100daysofprayer.org
March 28-April 25, Sat. thru Tues eves, 7:00 pm: Lyle Albrecht will be presenting a series entitled “Prophetic Signs.” Lyle has degrees in communications, history and theology. He has studied Bible prophecy extensively, especially focusing on Daniel and Revelation, and has visited 55 countries, most recently returning from a tour of the Middle East where he observed firsthand the explosive situation there.
Event Location: Healing Hope Church.
March 29 and April 26, 10 am-4 pm: Two-Day “Hands-On” Gardening Workshop. Calling all gardeners! Beginners or experienced, children welcome. Learn how to grow the most nutritious, healthful healing and tasty produce ever! We will have classroom instruction and we will plant the garden and a fruit tree using methods given by the Pen of Inspiration over 100 years ago. Cost: $15/person or $25/family. Includes handouts. Bring your own brown bag lunch, garden rake and shovel. Instructors: Lynn Hoag, SunCountryGardens.com and Jon Frank, International Ag Labs (via DVD) For information call Marilyn Puccinelli at 360-609-1461.
Event Location: Vancouver Adventist Church.
April 4, 3:00 pm: Easter Cantata entitled, At the Cross: Where Love and Mercy Meet, an inspirational musical. The message through song, narration, orchestration, and visuals directed by Richard Herington, will be a powerful witness to the love of God on Easter weekend.
Event Location: Hood View Church.
April 8-12 7:00 pm; Sunday 2:00 pm: Health Seminar: From Sickness to Health. Learn simple and practical health principles. How to optimize your health and increase your energy, overcome lifestyle diseases, including diabetes and high blood pressure from national health coach and author, Rico Hill. To register email email@example.com or call 503-609-0780.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Medical Center.
April 10, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm and April 11, 9:30 am-7:30 pm: Vancouver Seeds Church Planting and Innovative Evangelism Conference. Special speakers and Josh Jamieson musical guest. Sponsored by the Oregon Conference NADEI.
Event Location Community Adventist Church, Vancouver.
April 10-12: Young Adult Spring Retreat. Join us; our guest speaker will be Pastor Nick Jones. The registration fee is $25 per person before April 3, $35 per person after April 3. The cost includes lodging, food, and activities. You must be 18 or older to attend. To learn more or to register fro the weekend, visit http://bit.ly/1ET9ljh.
Event Location: Camp Magruder, Rockaway Beach.
April 10-12: Columbia Adventist Academy Homecoming. Honor classes are 1955, 1965, 1975, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2005, and 2015. If you have questions or need further information please contact Larry Hiday at 360-687-3161.
Event Location: Columbia Adventist Academy.
April 11, 5:00 pm: Portland Adventist Academy Gospel Choir Benefit Concert.
Event Location: Sharon Adventist Church.
April 11, 7:30 pm: Violinist Jamie Jorge, celebrating twenty-five years of incredible music, will present an unforgettable, life-changing concert.
Event Location: Adventist Community Church, Vancouver, Wash.
April 12, 4:30 pm: Rivergate Adventist Elementary Auction. “A Night in Paris” is a catered, adult-only event held at the Tumwater Room in Oregon City. Silent auction with dinner and an oral auction following. Tickets $25/per person available at the school office. For more information call 503-656-0544 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Location: Rivergate Adventist Elementary.
April 12, 5:00 pm: NW Veg Gresham Area Vegan Community Potluck. Please join NW Veg in welcoming Paige Common, owner at Eatin’ Alive, as we hop into Spring with some delicious new ideas on how to use fresh greens to prepare wraps and sauces as well as a light decadent sweet treats. Please bring a Vegan (plant-based) dish with no animal products (including honey) and a card listing its ingredients. NW Veg strives for a zero waste event, so please bring your own plates and utensils. For more details go to: www.nwveg.org.
Event Location: Healing Hope Church.
April 15, 6:30 pm, Healing Hope Church
April 22, 6:00 pm, Mt Tabor Church
April 25, 7:00 pm, Hood View Church
The Asante Children’s Choir, made up of children from Uganda, Rwanda, & Burundi, will be performing “The Jericho Tour.” The Choir is dedicated to spreading love, hope, and joy while raising awareness for the desperate plight of orphans and other vulnerable children. Their colorful clothing, pounding drums, and sweet voices demonstrate their hope and dream for a brighter future. Their inspirational stories of resilience have instilled hope in the hearts of all those who have seen them perform. This is a free performance.
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.