Ah, don’t you love September? Baked our first winter squash; yummmm! The nights sleep so well and no air conditioning is needed. The rains have started to return. God is good!
With September comes our annual Labor Day weekend Reunion Sunnyside whereby we host Bobby McGhee and those coming for the thirty-six teams who come in for the Northwest Adventist Softball Tournament.
This Sabbath we welcome special guests Dan Matthews and Paul Richardson. Dan will be our worship service speaker and hardly needs any introduction since retiring from his years in Adventist media production. Paul Richardson who has been many years with AdventSource, is now general manager for Positive Life Radio here in the northwest. Paul, who has roots in Oregon, has written many books on ministering to non-attending members and keeping Adventist young people connected to the church. Paul will speak on this subject in the sanctuary from 10:00-11:00 Sabbath morning. This is a great Sabbath to give special invitations to special friends.
Don’t forget the dinner potluck following the second worship service this Sabbath, and at 6:00 p.m., we again will host the annual “Bobby McGhee and Friends” vespers program. Sunday will be the tournament at Brush Prairie, Washington.
Read on for the many other announcement contained in this newsletter.
With you in Christ,
Pastor Scott and Staff
News & Notes
Our worship services are at 8:45 am and 11:15 am. This week Dan Matthews will present our Bible message titled “A Life Journey With Jesus.”
On this themed Lucky 13th weekend, we are honored to have Dan Matthews and
Paul Richardson joining us in our worship, and this evening Bobby McGhee and Friends will present their 13th annual vespers at 6:00. Bring a friend for this outstanding presentation. Immediately following, there will be continued fellowship and pizza at Stark Street Pizza. The first $400 is prepaid! (Thank you Bobby!)
Our monthly fellowship potluck is today immediately following the second service. You are invited to stay, enjoy great food, good friendships, and make new acquaintances.
You are cordially invited to honor and celebrate the life of Alcyon Fleck at a special memorial service this afternoon, September 5 at 3:00 pm in the Meadow Glade SDA Church. Alcyon passed to her rest on May 25 in College Place, Washnington. She and her husband, Ken, were co-founders of International Children’s Care. Alcyon was affectionately known throughout the ICC family as “Mommy Fleck.” During the past 38 years, thousands of orphan children have had the opportunity for a new life as a result of her efforts. We will miss our friend, yet her legacy will continue to make a difference one child at a time.
The seniors will enjoy a fellowship picnic September 10, 11:30 am. Come and enjoy lunch and socialize with your Sunnyside friends. If you would like to spend some time playing games, please feel free to bring your games with you. Please RSVP to the Church office, 503-252-8080.
Close out the Sabbath on September 12, 6:00 pm, by attending a vesper concert benefiting People to People Ministries’ Weekend Backpack Program. This special concert will be held here at Sunnyside, and will feature youth and young adults in music ministry including Allison Cheng, the 300 Watts String Trio, and others. Invite your friends!
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 on Sunday, September 13, 9:00 am. It would be helpful if you bring gloves, channel lock pliers, and a dust mask. For more information call Carl at 917-374-6453.
In Your Church Library:
For Adults/Teens: New book additions are No More Broken Strings by Jaime Jorge, the candid story of his early years; and True Believer by Alexander Bolotnikov, a man’s search for belief in one who deserved his loyalty.
For Primary/Junior: Read Treasure on Spyglass Hill by Paul Ricchiuti, the exciting story of two boys trying to solve a mystery; or The King’s Book by Louise Vernon, a gripping story of the mystery surrounding the King James Bible.
For Parents/Families: Read together the story of Lass by Roland Gebauer, the story of a sheepdog with spiritual applications; or watch together Baker’s Hawk, a coming of age story for the whole family.
For Preschool: New story DVDs now available are the Forever Stories by Carolyn Byers and My Bible Friends by Etta Degering.
Portland Adventist Academy
Fantastic Four! Strengthening our academics, Portland Adventist Academy introduces four gifted new teachers and several compelling new classes. Read more here: http://paasda.org/news/exciting-new-teachers-and-classes/.
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
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 12, 3:00-6:00 pm: Adventist Recovery Ministries is hosting a quarterly meeting of those involved with – or interested in – ministries for those struggling with addiction. The next meeting will feature Steve Rude’s testimony; reports from those running support groups; an overview of resources; planning for the future; a light supper; and more. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Cheri Corder at 503-850-3558 or email@example.com.
Event Location: Oregon Conference Office
September 13: 16th Annual BJ Christensen Memorial Golf Benefit. You are invited to support Big Lake Youth Camp (BLYC) at the 16th annual Bj Christensen Memorial Golf Benefit! Put together a team for this 4-person scramble, or we can assign you to a team. Thanks to our sponsors, participation is free! Donations to BLYC are encouraged. To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (503) 850-3585.
Event Location: The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club.
September 13-October 4: ABC Open House Sale: To receive the Adventist Book Center’s Open House sale flyer, sign-up at www.abcflyer.com by September 6. You must open the email we send you and finish the quick sign-up process to receive our Open House sale flyer by email on September 9 and future sale fliers.
Event Location: ABS in Gladstone.
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
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: 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. To register for the conference, log on to www.adventsource.org or
Event Location: Double Tree Hilton, Portland.
September 26, 9:45 am – 4:30 pm: Filipino rally with worship, fellowship, and food. Lunch will be potluck, so bring your favorite entrée, salad, or desert for 12. Bring your friends and appetites – both physical and spiritual. For more information call
Ardina Wang, 503-255-0075.
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 http://impactyourhealtheugene.org or contact Randy Meyer at 541-937-2786 or email@example.com.
Event Location: Lane Country Fairgrounds.
October 5, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop. “Primary Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse: How to Treat Non-Offending Pedophiles” is for mental health professionals, social workers, youth leaders, students, and other interested parties. Based on the Dunklfeld model. For more information and registration go to ASAPinternational.org (the Association for Sexual Abuse Prevention International) or contact Gary Gibson at 541-891-6168.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event Location: Hillsboro Church.
October 29-November 1: Medical Evangelism Conference – CrossTraining: Are you a physician or dentist interested in learning how to effectively share Christ with your patients? Then the AMEN conference is for you! e will discuss how health professionals can be “CrossTrained” meeting not only their patients’ physical needs but their spiritual needs also. Together we will learn how to focus our attention, and the attention of our patients, on God’s heart of love as revealed in the Cross of Christ. Featured Speakers include: Pastors Steven Grabiner and Mark Finley; Physicians Peter Landless and Kelly Kinsley; Dentists Steve Chang and Ronald Hold; and many others. All physicians, dentists, healthcare professionals, and pastors are welcome. For more information please visit www.amensda.org or call 530-883-8061.