August 22 Communiqué

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Greetings Sunnyside!

I write as I just watched Carl Haggerty laying new carpet in the Prayer Room.  He has already given the room a new coat of paint this week.  On Sabbath, stop by and check out the new looks.  Sunday, September 13, at 9:00 a.m.,  is scheduled for an old-fashioned carpet-pulling party in preparation for the laying of the new hallway carpet going in that same week.  Things are looking up!

The Design Committee would like to encourage that we each continue our financial support of ReNew in that they can proceed only as fast as funds allow.  A redo of our four main restrooms is coming up but at the present, we are going to have to hold off until funding allows.  Thanks to each for their support in the wonderful progress we’ve seen so far this spring and summer.

On Sabbath we will conclude with the third in a series of three sermons from the last three books of the Old Testament.  This one from Malachi is entitled, “Bright Night, Long Night.”  In it we will examine how the “come out of Babylon” remnant, so quickly cooled in their faith and service to God.  We will look at how one can go from being a person with a burning passion faith, to a believer in name but not much in practice.

This is a VERY busy weekend at Sunnyside.  Do read-up on the announcements lest you miss something.  Don’t miss the Annual Sunnyside summer picnic and corn feed.  Fun starts at 3:30 and we’ll plan to eat at 4:30.  We will be putting up the tent canopies but do bring your comfortable chairs and sunscreen.

With love to all,

Pastor Scott and Staff

News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 am and 11:15 am. This week Pastor Scott LeMert will present our Bible message titled “Bright Night, Long Night.”

Encounters With God will meet this afternoon at 5:00 pm in the Youth Room and will feature Gloria Myers sharing “Why Me? Angel Blessings and Deliverances.”

The Romanians and Elders along with their families will share in a potluck this evening, 6:00, here at Sunnyside Church. We will have time to eat some amazing food, and develop strong friendships. If you are a Romanian or one of the Elders, please plan to join us.

Baby Shower! Lauren and Michael Gregory will soon be having a baby boy! To celebrate, there will be a baby shower and dessert recipe swap for them Sunday, August 23, 2:00 pm, in the Junior Room. Bring your favorite dessert (or fruit) with the recipe to share. They are registered at and love Target gift cards. For more information contact Laura Pinto, 503-358-8942.

Our Annual Sunnyside Picnic featuring roasted corn on the cob, watermelon, anPicnicd a classic car show will be tomorrow, Sunday, August 23. Festivities will begin at 3:30 pm, and we will eat at 4:30 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 yoOld Caru have any old vehicles you would like to display, contact Lloyd Wescott at 503-252-0165.


Church Announcements

Lost and found! Please check the table in the North 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. Call Carl at 917-374-6453.

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 Familysong, movement, and rhythm – in a fun, playful environment! Register for a free demo class: 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

The 13th annual Bobby McGhee and Friends Vespers will be on September 5, 2015, 6:00 pm, at Sunnyside Adventist Church. The theme of the weekend is “Lucky 13th,” featuring guest speaker Dan Matthews, and Paul Richardson will present the general lesson study. There will be a fellowship potluck immediately following the second service. After vespers we will meet at Stark Street Pizza where the first $400 is prepaid for you. Plan now to attend this remarkable weekend and meet up with current and former friends.

Housing Need: There is a senior PAA student (female) from Cottage Grove who needs a host family for the upcoming school year. She attended PAA last year – please call the church office for more details: 503-252-8080.

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy

Fantastic Four! Strengthening our academics, Portland Adventist Academy introduces four gifted new teachers and several compelling new classes. Read more here:

Classic Car Show: Our 6th annual Car Show happens August 23 at 10:00 am. Here’s a link with all the information:

Portland Adventist Academy Constituency Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7:00 pm, at the academy. Constituents please make note of this date.

Portland Adventist Elementary

Area Events

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: or call 503 720-5029. Further questions? Contact Call Caryl Tallon at  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 12, 11:30 am:  Stephen Lundquist will be commissioned to the gospel ministry by the Oregon Conference. All are invited.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy’s Chapel.

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
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

September 24-27, 2015: Children’s Leadership Conference
Sabbath School, Adventurer, Children’s Church and VBS leaders, teachers and assistants: 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: 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 or
Event Location: Double Tree Hilton, Portland.

September 26-27: Seeking dental professionals who would be interested in providing medical evangelism services at the Lane Country Fair, serving along with the Light Bearers Ministry and the Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN). This event will be to relieve the suffering of 1,000 people. There will be pastors providing counseling and praying with the patients as well. We need both medical and dental professionals as well as other volunteers to help with setup and registration. To volunteer go to or contact Randy Meyer at 541-937-2786 or
Event Location: Lane Country Fairgrounds.

October 9-11 Hillsboro Church 100th Anniversary Celebration:We invite you to join us for a Friday night vespers and a celebration Sabbath service followed by a fellowship meal. For more details contact 503-648-3922 or email
Event Location: Hillsboro Church.

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