Yesterday was one of those days. The kind of day when your neat “to do list” is shattered by unforeseen events that you have little control over. Gipper had an unwell night and our vet had strongly suggested that we take him to emergency. And so I did, thinking that it wouldn’t take long. It did. One by one, I postponed appointments as the minutes ticked by. While I was sitting there in the waiting room, a stranger, driving a large truck that she was not yet used to parallel park, backed into my very small car! More phone calls, insurance companies, forms to fill out, appointments for assessments to be made. My neatly planned day was blasted by events out of my control. I got nothing done that I had planned and a whole lot of extra work suddenly appeared.
In the scheme of things, none of yesterday’s events is a big deal. Gipper is doing better, the car will be fixed and the list of things to do will eventually get done. But it was a day that symbolized what life can often be like; neat and tidy plans that are interrupted by events out of our control, our orderly “worlds” threatened by change. And it can be very tempting to react in ways that we regret later. Words said, tones raised, hasty judgments and decisions made. But God invites us to pause in the chaos and surrender to him both our “lists” as well as the unforeseen events. To trust Him with tomorrow, and allow Him to bring peace to today.
I am taking him up on the challenge – will you?
Pastor Kara Johnsson
Send your “shout-outs” to info@SunnysideAdventist.org so we can include them in next week’s Communiqué. This is a place you can recognize someone for doing well, or going beyond expectations.
This Sabbath our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Mark Witas will be presenting the Bible message for our worship services titled “Quiet Righteousness.”
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.
This afternoon, 5:00 pm, Portland Adventist Symphony Orchestra will be here at Sunnyside in concert. This is a great group of musicians presenting wonderful sounds! Plan to be here.
Tomorrow is SunnyShine Day! – Sunday, June 2, 9:00 am. It is time to love our church facility with our annual SunnyShine Day. This is a day we all gather together for a short time to clean the church in the areas that haven’t been done for a while. Bring your own cleaning tools and plan to come out for a work bee on Sunday! The more hands we have, the less time it will take.
We are actively seeking volunteers to join our Audio and Video teams. Experience is not required. If you would like to join one of these teams, please contact the church office, 503-252-8080, or email info@SunnysideAdventist.org.
Student Aid applications – It’s that time of year again! If you are in need of financial aid to attend one of our schools, please fill out an application which is available from the table in the narthex or the church office 503-252-8080. Applications are due in the office by June 24.
One of our church family members has a walker for loan if you or you know of someone that needs one. It is a rolling walker with a seat. There is no cost for its use. Contact the church office if this is something you can use: 503-252-8080.
June 7, 7:15 pm, First Friday features an inspirational thought from Billy Jacinot, a former gang member and drug user who gave his heart to God. Music will be provided by RoC Praise Band. Free soup and salad will be served beginning at 5:15 pm. Registration for the free soup and salad dinner is open now. Be sure to reserve your spot! Remember that registration is on a first come, first served basis and each dinner guest must register separately. Dinner will be served from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm on Friday, June 7. Registration link: https://bit.ly/2TcSjad
June 15, 7:00 pm, our annual Strawberry Vespers will take place! Take time to come and enjoy this rich musical with a variety of musicians in the area. You will be blessed. Immediately following, we will enjoy a feast of strawberry shortcake!
SunnyCity Children’s Fair with Ben Roy, the science guy, will be on Sunday, June 23, 1:00-4:00 pm on the campus of Portland Adventist Academy. This is Sunnyside’s outreach to the local neighborhood, and we need your help. Volunteers … lots of volunteers are needed. A table will be set up in the lobby with volunteer sign-up sheets. We are collecting glue sticks to give out and you can drop them off at the table when you sign up!
Vacation Bible School will be conducted June 28-30. Register: at https://urlzs.com/PRAc.
Sunnyside Church and Cherry Park School are partnering together to help their 500 students, many of whom live in below-poverty conditions. Donations of toiletries, underwear, and socks for children ages preschool through 5th grade are being accepted. You may place them in the baskets in the Narthex.
The Family Support Network Committee has voted to partner with the nearby Cherry Park School in giving support to their 500 students, from preschool through the 5th grade. A large number of these children live below the poverty level.
The principal, Kate Barker, has identified to us several pressing needs–one is for basic hygiene/toiletry items such as toothbrushes/toothpaste, soap, shampoo, lotion, etc. and the second is for underwear and socks.
If you would like to participate in this outreach ministry and would be willing to donate these items, baskets will be positioned on the shelf outside Rosie’s office window, to collect such items.
Thank you so much. You will be such a blessing to these dear neighbors of ours.
Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488. Immediate needs are: Living room/dining room set, kitchen items, and blankets — any house furnishings will help.
Congratulations to our Graduates!
Portland Adventist Elementary School
Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School
Portland Adventist Academy
Walla Walla University
Nick Gosney, Bachelor of Arts in Theology, and Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Languages
Son of Brian and Sharon Gosney
Andreea Hutuleac, Bachelor in Business
Daughter of Vasile and Lidia Hutuleac
Elizabeth Nelson, Bachelor in Business Administration
Daughter of Joann Nelson
Natalie Schmidt, Bachelor in Business Administration in Marketing
Daughter of Robert Schmidt and granddaughter of Jan Clayton
Maddie Simon, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
David Miller, Jr.
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science and Geology
National Guard Training
If we missed anyone — special congratulations to all graduates!
Portland Adventist Elementary School
Portland Adventist Academy
Portland Adventist Academy’s $2,000 Enrollment Promotion
Every PAA enrollment application will be included in a drawing for a $1,000 voucher to be used towards tuition in the 2019-2020 school year. There will be one drawing for new students and a second drawing for returning students. All applicants must be completed by midnight on June 15 to be included in the drawing. Learn more and apply at www.paasda.org.
We’re so excited to share that a Vice Principal has been found, right here at home! Drechelle McCray, current English teacher, has accepted the invitation and will begin her new role this summer. Read all about the special announcement here: https://paasda.org/news/paa-announces-drechelle-mccray-as-vice-principal-of-administration/
Thank you for your faithful prayers and support of PAA.
Area Events and Announcements
ABC Food Sale: May 12-June 2.
Download a flyer at ABC Flyer.com
Come be part of the team! Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, consider volunteering during Camp Meeting this year! We’re looking for hard working individuals who want to serve God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it! We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 11-13) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 16-20) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety, and security. We will also need licensed RNs, EMTs & paramedics. Whether you can work one day or all week, we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer, visit http://volunteers.OregonAdventist.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez at email@example.com or at 503-850-3350.
Children in the Primary Tent at Oregon Camp Meeting this year will have a special service project opportunity to help pack a gift box for a child going into the foster system. We need your help! We are collecting donations of kids toiletries, small toys, puzzles, books, socks, and more. We will be accepting donations until Camp Meeting for our organizing event! Please drop off your donations at the conference office or call the Oregon Conference Children’s Ministries 503-850-3538 with questions.
June 8, 5:30 pm: Newbold College Alumni Meeting.
Dr. John Baildam, Principal of Newbold College invites you to an alumni and informational meeting on Sabbath afternoon, June 8, 2019, at 5:30 pm. Hear current Newbold news, renew memories of your time at Newbold College and enjoy an English Tea. If you know of someone who attended or is interested in attending, please invite them. Please respond to this invitation by texting 909-239-5779 by June 6, 2019. Local Hosts: Bert (attended Newbold 65-66) and Evelyn Connell and Newbold College Councilors.
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.
June 21-July 4: 2019 Great Controversy Tour.
Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, a specialist in church history and development of prophetic interpretation, will lead this tour. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive. Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, France, and Germany. These tours give you a new vision of how to inspire church members for Jesus’ coming and future challenges. A most exciting experience! Call 269-815-8624, or email GCTours@mac.com.
June 23, 10:00 am-Noon. Free estate planning workshop co-sponsored by the Hood View Church’s Care Ministry and Senior Ministry.
Part 3 – June 23 Learn the options for long-term care. A representative from a long-term care facility will be available to answer questions and what the costs of care look like.
Presenter: Corrine Ramirez, MSW, LCSW, medical social worker
Event Location: Hood View Church.
June 26-30, FaithCamp West, Hayden Idaho.
Jesus for Asia is hosting Faith Camp West at Hayden Lake Adventist church in Hayden, Idaho. Register now at faithcamponline.org to attend. Lodging and meal information is available on the website. Come have your faith encouraged by people who are trusting God’s word to the extreme. Plan now to attend! Bring your friends and family! We look forward to seeing you there! Contact us at 423-413-7321 with any questions.
July 2-6: 2019: Light Bearers Convocation.
Genesis is a book of beginnings—the beginning of the world as God made it to be, the beginning of all human misery, the beginning of God’s plan to set things right, the beginning of God’s covenant plan, to be enacted in history through a covenant people to bring forth a covenant Savior. Genesis takes us back to the beginning so we can understand the present and the future from the vantage point of the beginning. Please join us in Jasper, Oregon for the 2019 Light Bearers Convocation as we explore the book of Genesis. For more information, go to www.lightbearers.org.
Event Location: Jasper, Oregon.
September 6-7: Adventist Single Adult Ministries Convention.
Single adults 18 years and older join us for the annual convention titled “This is US” featuring Pastor James and Rise Rafferty. Special Breakout Session with Gary and Shelly Parks. Registration fee is $65 and includes two meals on Sabbath. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Follow our Facebook page to register: https://www.facebook.com/singlesoregon/notifications/
Or Oregon Conference Singles Website https://www.oregonadventist.org/ministries/relational#other-ministries
For more information contact Angelica Dull (360) 600-9212 or email@example.com.
September 22-26: Deaf Christian Women’s Retreat.
In 2002, a group of deaf women decided to start a Women’s Retreat for deaf women in the Pacific Northwest. The deaf women are members of a completely different people group with their own rich language and culture. There is an average of 20 women attending the Deaf Women’s Retreat, and the deaf women who attend come from as far as the east coast. They enjoy gathering together – it’s like a family reunion. This year they are hoping to rent a bus to take the women to the coast for the day; however, they do not yet have the funds for this to happen. Also, this year, for the first time, they will be selling shirts with their logo on them to help raise funds for future events. They are hoping and praying they will be able to earn enough money so they can pay the expense for the weekend, and bring in a speaker from another state. If you would like to help sponsor the retreat, you can send a check made payable to “Tabernacle Adventist Church” and mark it for “Deaf Christian Women’s Ministries,” 26 SW Condor Way, Portland, OR 97239.
Event Location: Camp Tilikum, 15321 NE North Valley Rd, Newberg.
Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities available. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.
PACS Thrift Store Is Hiring
Part-time, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Wed -Fri, Thrift Store Donation Receiving Supervisor – receive donations, pricing, and various other duties. For more information contact and/or send resume to Tim Zollbrecht, Thrift Store Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PACS DENTAL CLINIC GETTING CLOSE TO OPENING!
We are ready to hire our staff! We are looking for:
*Dental Front Office 3-4 days per week, 28-32 hours/wk, $15-$18/hr DOE. Some dental front office experience is preferred.
*Dental Hygienist 4 days per week, 28-32 hours/wk, $32-$40/hr DOE. New grads welcome.
For more information, contact Carol James, Dental Clinic Coordinator, at email@example.com or 503/758-1892 (call or text).