Good morning church,
Have you hit the spring fruit stands yet? Oh my, the taste of fresh picked right from the field is so-so good. This is our northwest summer; let’s enjoy it to the full!
This weekend and upcoming week will see Sunnyside alive nonstop. Please, come and welcome Pastor David Schmidt back into the Sunnyside pulpit after a twelve year absence; his sermon will be titled, “Feet of Clay, But Longing for Better.” Do note the young families potluck right after second service.
Take an afternoon break and be back at Sunnyside at 6:00 for the 34th Annual Strawberry Vespers, where we will celebrate Sunnyside’s rich tradition of sacred music and feast on fresh strawberry shortcake.
Sunday morning at 10:00 is a special memorial service for Dr. Harold Lickey, a man who dedicated his life to our denomination’s music ministry, a ministry too broad for words right now. At this time, and through the afternoon, the church will be busy setting up for our 2015 VBS.
And speaking of VBS, the theme is, “Hometown Nazareth, and will run each evening Monday through Friday, 6:30-8:30. Pray for a dedicated staff who will be giving much of their week to insure that this program is a success in pointing children to Jesus.
Oh, yes, and about Pastor Jonathan, he is hurting and healing on schedule and is planning to be here for the full week of VBS. Thanks for all of your prayers.
Critics often say that the most unused buildings in a community are churches. Like most weeks, that cannot be said of Sunnyside. Thank God for this wonderful facility to do ministry!
To God be the Glory.
Pastor Scott and Staff
News & Notes
Our worship services are at 8:45 am and 11:15 am. This week David Schmidt will present our Bible message entitled “Feet of Clay, But Longing for Better.”
Today, the Young Families potluck will be immediately following our second service. All families with young children, please join us as we get more acquainted with each other.
This evening, 6:00, our annual 34th Strawberry Vespers will present us with some of Portland’s finest musicians followed with strawberry shortcake!
Tomorrow, Sunday, 10:00 am, there will be a memorial service for Harold Lickey, D.M.A., here at Sunnyside Church. Dr. Lickey was Sunnyside’s Choral Director Laureate
Vacation Bible School, June 15-19, 6:30-8:30 pm.
Your children and grandchildren will not want to miss this.
Watch Hometown Nazareth video on our website to see what the children will experience.
June 22 is the last day to submit student assistant applications! If you need financial assistance for next school year, forms are available at the church office.
Join our women’s Bible study group every other Thursday this summer starting June 11 in the Youth Room at Sunnyside. We start with dinner at 6:00 pm, and finish by 8:00 pm. Discussions will be based on Margaret Feinberg’s book The Organic God. Study materials will be provided. Contact Laura Pinto at 503-358-8942 or email@example.com for more details. All ages welcome.
Family Music Classes: Starting July 2, Sunnyside will offer “Joyful Noise” music classes for children birth-5 and their parents/caregivers. Discover the joy of making music with your child – with song, movement, and rhythm – in a fun, playful environment! Sign up to try a free demo class on Thursday July 2, 10:00-10:45 am in the Earliteen Room. The summer 4-week session runs Thursday mornings, July 9 through August 6. Cost is $60 per family. (Ask about scholarships.) For info/ registration contact Elise Hilde at 760-608-9844, www.joyfulnoisefamily.com.
Congratulations to our 2015 graduates!
Classes came, classes went;
It’s worth a lot, the time you spent.
Congratulations are now due
To the graduate, special you!
Portland Adventist Elementary School
Rivergate Adventist Elementary School
Portland Adventist Academy
Corbett High School
Westview High School
Grandson of Lloyd and Lorrie Wescott
Walla Walla University
Carolyn Green, Bachelor of Arts in Communications
Craig Nash, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Kira Nash, Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion
Grandchildren of Dick and Arlene Thompson
Heather Schosnig, Bachelor of Science in Heath Science
Holly Schosnig, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Daughters of Manfred and Jerilyn Schosnig
San Jose State University
Thomas Fenn, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering
Grandson of Dick and Joan Fenn
Portland Adventist Academy
Portland Adventist Academy has been blessed with incredible events and stories this spring. Read more about their annual Service Day, Linda Neel’s final concert, Gospel Choir’s music tour, and more! www.paasda.org/news.
Portland Adventist Elementary
As you know Nepal has been reeling with violent earthquakes. Stan Sturges has kindly forwarded information to us that will fill you in on the activities surrounding Scheer Memorial Hospital in Nepal. There are two links: scheermemorialhospital.blogspot.com, and http://goo.gl/Ls6bzS.
NEPAL: URGENT HELP NEEDED. A 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal has killed over 7,000 people so far with thousands more injured and homeless. The need is great and immediate action is critical. ADRA is responding and we need your support. Please donate at ADRA.org, call 1.800.424.ADRA (2372), or text ADRA to 41444.
You’re invited! Visit a new website, www.Called2Pray.org, to join together in prayer with fellow Oregon Conference church members. Together we will pray for personal needs, local church needs and Oregon Conference needs. We will thank and praise God together. And we will ask for God’s special blessing on the Oregon Spanish and English Camp Meeting, July 16-25, 2015. Visit often for inspirational posts. Like us on Facebook too at occalled2pray.
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.
June 13, 7:30 pm: Michael Harris, president of “Restoration in the Son Ministries International,” will share his testimony in word and song with his strong bass voice. Come join us in this spirit-filled service.
June 18, 10:30 am: Annual Car Show and Strawberry feed. If you have a vehicle to show contact Ann.Axt@ah.org.
Event Location: Adventist Medical Center parking garage (entrance off SE Main Street) Level C.
August 1: “Media on the Brain” with Scott Ritsema of Belt of Truth Ministries. Pre-registration special ends July 5. Registration is now open at: www.whipplecreekadventist.org. Contact Jon Beaty at 503-567-2777 for further information.
Event Location: Whipple Creek Church.
Help somebody by volunteering! Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS) has an urgent need for volunteers in the food pantry, thrift store, and health clinic (specific clinic needs include MDs/NPs who can see patients, and a pharmacist). Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503.252.8500 for more information