Greetings Members and Friends of Sunnyside!
Can you believe that we are already into the middle of August? Last Sabbath was so August with lots of summer visitors and many usual faces on summer quests. And speaking of summer, another big thanks is due to the many hands who have given so many hours to the grounds of Sunnyside and to the renovation progress going on in the inside.
New hallway carpet in September!!! Can you believe the dream is coming true? See this Communiqué for the timing of pulling out the old carpet. With Sunnyside as busy as it is, it is interesting to reflect on how many events and feet the old carpet served. We will not make it as famous as the old outgoing carpet at PDX. We will just have a quiet and happy goodbye. We’ll save the celebrating once the new is installed! The new tile is really looking like it would like a new mate.
On Sabbath we will celebrate in our worship service with a study on the book of Zechariah and his heart-thumping vision of the coming of the Messiah, first and second advents. He focused on more than the mere events, but on the personal Savior Messiah. We will compare Zechariah’s timely message to our own 1888 reawakening into the experience of the Christ in us as our only hope for now and eternity. We will also have a guest attendance of musicians Calvin Knipschild and his daughter DeAnne. You have probably heard and seen DeAnne on LLBN, 3ABN, and Hope channels.
Please, scan the remaining announcements and plan to join us on Sabbath.
Pastor Scott and Staff
News & Notes
Our worship services are at 8:45 am and 11:15 am. This week Pastor Scott LeMert will present our Bible message titled “All Cleaned Up.”
Encounters With God will meet this afternoon at 5:00 pm in the Youth Room and will feature Raymond Betz II sharing his “Encounters With God While in the Mission Fields.”
On Sunday, August 16, 3:00 pm, you are invited to a baby shower for Ragatu Sultessa and Tibsso Slesh whose baby girl will be born in September. Join us in the fellowship hall to welcome their baby.
Lost and found! Please check the table in the South hallway for anything you may have left behind. After a couple of weeks, if anything is not claimed, it will be donated to PACS.
Interested in podcasting? We need someone to prepare our services in the podcast format. Please contact Pastor Jonathan if you would like to help.
Carpet pullers needed! If you can help pull carpet, Carl Haggerty would like your help. No experience needed — he will show you what to do. We just need volunteers Sunday, September 13. Call Carl at 917-374-6453.
On August 22, 6:00 pm, there will be a fellowship potluck for the Romanians and Elders and their families. This will be a time of fellowship and getting closer acquainted!
Our Annual Sunnyside Picnic featuring roasted corn on the cob, watermelon, and a classic car show will be Sunday, August 23, 3:30 pm. Bring your favorite veggie hotdogs for grilling and picnic foods: salads, finger foods, casseroles, entrees, or desserts. You may want to bring some lawn chairs and if you have canopies for shade, bring those along. We will feature the “Classic Car Show.” If you have any old vehicles you would like to display, contact Lloyd Wescott at 503-252-0165.
Sunnyside is offering Joyful Noise music classes for kids birth to 5 and their parents/caregivers. Discover the joy of making music with your child – with song, movement, and rhythm – in a fun, playful sunenvironment! Register for a free demo class: Thursday, August 6 or Thursday, August 27 from 10-10:45 am. Fall classes will be Thursday mornings September 3 to October 22. Cost: $60-$78/family per 4-week session. Ask about scholarships. For info/registration: contact Elise Hilde at
760-608-9844, or view www.joyfulnoisefamily.com.
Portland Adventist Academy
Portland Adventist Academy’s annual Service Day gave Advanced Placement Psychology students a peek into the realities of helping professions like social work and counseling. With Adventist Health, they spent the day helping a family with a hoarding disorder begin to put the pieces of their home back together. Read the full story here.
Portland Adventist Elementary
August 28-30, Singles retreat, featuring Bill Liversidge, with a theme of “Overcoming through Jesus: Embracing His Death and Receiving His Victorious Life” is sponsored by the McMinnville Adventist Singles. The cost is $130 and includes lodging and 5 meals. Register by email: email@example.com or call 503 720-5029. Further questions? Contact Call Caryl Tallon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503 864-4146.
Event Location: Camp Magruder in Rockaway Beach, Oregon.
August 29,7:00 pm, Vespers Concert, “Behind Enemy Lines,” presented by a cross-generational worship team. They share many styles of music, but with one spirit. Come enjoy classics, gospel, celtic, acappella, and contemporary music.
Event Location: Hood View Church.
September 13 – November 15, Financial Peace University. We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! FPU classes meet for around an hour and a half each week for nine weeks. Open to the community! Sign up on-line at www.DaveRamsey.com/fpu/classfinder.
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.
September 14-20, Newstart Health and Wellness Seminar/Expo. Free healthy cooking school and health seminar. Topics covering how to improve your overall health and how to help with diabetes, heart disease, obesity, weight loss, and increase energy. Learn to lower your health care costs. Free Health Expo on September 20 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm, including health screenings, blood pressure reading, glucose reading, lung capacity, cardiac fitness, massage, food demos/samples, live music…and more! Call 503-774-7290 for more information.
Event Location: Lents Church
Sabbath School, Adventurer, Children’s Church and VBS leaders, teachers and assistants: Children’s Leadership Conference, September 24-27, 2015. You give and give and give. You pour yourselves, your hearts and your energy into our children and now it is time for you to come apart and rest awhile at this event that we have prayed over and prepared just for you. At this conference we are praying that:
- The Lord will pour out His Spirit on you
- You will be refreshed, renewed, reinvigorated
- You will know that God has called you to serve this generation of children
- The presenters will share their passion for leading children to Jesus with you
- You will learn concepts and practical ideas
- You will grow a support network
- You will be better trained and equipped for service
Please book soon!!!! The special hotel rates are only until August 31. Lodging arrangements can be made at the DoubleTree Hilton, in Portland, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, by going to: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/R/RLLC-DT-NPU-20150923/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG. Make sure to enter Personalized Group Code of “NPU” to get a special group rate before August 31st. (After that rooms will be much more expensive if they are available. Only 25 days left…)
To register for the conference, log on to www.adventsource.org. http://www.adventsource.org/as30/event.registration.details.aspx?event=296