We are delighted that you have chosen to worship at the University Church this crisp fall morning. We especially welcome the many student athletes, coaches, and families here for the annual Fall Classic soccer and volleyball tournaments. Join us in the sacred privilege of communal worship as we rehearse the goodness of God, declare His faithfulness, and leave with hearts filled by His love.

– Pastor Andreas Beccai


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This prayer list contains special requests made by our church family, community members, and their loved ones. If you have a concern to add, please contact the office at, 509.527.2800, or by dropping a Connect Card in an offering bag.

- Myrtle Tomczek as she grieves the loss of her husband, Ed.
- Keith Gibbons as he recuperates from heart procedure.
- Tad Hiner as he continues to receive medical care.
- The Hare Family as they mourn the loss of Gordon Hare, a longtime beloved figure of WWU's math department.
- Paul & Sandi Opp and their family as they grieve the loss of Paul's father, LaVern Opp.
- Sid & Aileen Litchfield as they mourn the loss of Walter, Sid's father.

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We wish a warm Walla Walla welcome to all students, especially returning students—it is good to have you home. Today marks the first time we get to hear the dedicated musicians comprising I Cantori of Walla Walla University. We also thank Professor Joseph Brooks of Central Washington University in Ellensburg. Joseph is a graduate of the WWU music department and he began his teaching career right on this campus. Please join me in thanking all of these musicians.

The postlude forms the second movement of Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E-Flat Major, Op. 120 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Those familiar with his opus numbers will recognize this to be one of the last things composed by Brahms. After this sonata he wrote only Four Serious Songs for voice and piano (Op. 121), and then Eleven Chorale Preludes for Organ (Op. 122). Claude Debussy (1862-1918) composed our prelude as a test piece for clarinet students at the Paris Conservatory where they had to perform it with the composer playing the piano.

The anthem sets several verses from Psalm 139 whereas the offertory is a paraphrase of 1 John 3:1. As you prepare your heart to worship God I invite you to meditate silently on these two passages, or on the texts of the hymns we sing together.

-Kraig Scott




Thank you for your generosity to the local ministry of the University Church as well as to the global mission of the Adventist Church. Today's loose offering goes toward the University Church Budget, which funds ministries such as youth and young adults, children and families, broadcast, and our schools. Thank you for your generous contributions to this important work!



Second service is live–streamed weekly in Heubach Chapel as an option for parents with young children who would find that location helpful. In addition, a toddler room is newly renovated, along with a private room for nursing mothers in the balcony. We offer multiple options for your comfort; all are welcome in the Sanctuary!

Todos nuestros servicios están traducidos en vivo por hablantes nativos de español y están transmitidos a dispositivos de mano, disponibles a prestar en el mostrador de información en el vestíbulo. Por favor, buscar a un diácono en el mostrador el Sábado para recibir un dispositivo e instrucciones de cómo usarlo. All of our services are translated live by native Spanish-speakers and are broadcast to handheld devices available to borrow at the information desk in the lobby. Please see a deacon at the desk on Sabbath to receive a device and instructions on how to use it.

Dear athletes and guests visiting for 2019 WWU Fall Classic, welcome to the University Church! We are glad you are here! The following schools are represented this year by athletes visiting WWU for the volleyball and soccer tournaments:

American Christian Academy Auburn Adventist Academy
Cascade Christian Academy Columbia Adventist Academy
Deer Lake School El Dorado Adventist School
Fraser Valley Adventist Academy Gem State Adventist Academy
Livingstone Adventist Academy Milo Adventist Academy
Mount Ellis Academy Orcas Christian School
Paradise Adventist Academy Parkview Adventist Academy
Portland Adventist Academy Puget Sound Adventist Academy
Rogue Valley Adventist Academy San Gabriel Adventist Academy
Upper Columbia Academy Walla Walla Valley Academy

We are overwhelmed with gratitude when we think of this past weekend’s Longest Table event. There was joy, laughter, and warm fellowship though the weather remained cold outside. We want to thank the hundreds of church members who cooked and hosted students. We also want to thank the many people who were out early setting up, in particular, our incredible deacons (especially Clint Streifling our Head Deacon). Finally, we are grateful for our partners, including Campus Security, Facility Services, Campus Sound, the Health and Physical Education Department, the Athletic Department, and the College Place Police Department. Those beautiful memories and connections were made possible because of your time and care.          – Pastoral Staff 

We are sad to inform you that our office manager, Nicole Reedy, plans to transition to a new job away from the University Church on October 11. Nicole, thank you for your professionalism, kindness, hard work, and wisdom. Thank you for being a team player and the many ways you have blessed this church and us personally. We will miss you tremendously. However, we take comfort in the knowledge that God will continue to use you to be a blessing to others in this new chapter of your life.          – Pastoral Staff

Nicole’s plans create an employment opportunity. The University Church is looking to fill the position of full-time office manager. If you are interested, please send your resume to Check out the church’s website under “Staff" for a job description.

Flowers Welcome! If you would like to donate a floral bouquet from your summer garden for our church service, or honor a special occasion, please contact the church office at 509.527.2800.

We are sad to announce that Jacqueline Beck passed away on Tuesday, September 17. A memorial service is planned for October 26 in Heubach Chapel.

Walter Litchfield sadly passed away last week. His memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 13 at 2pm in Heubach Chapel. 

Sabbath School teachers needed! Our children's classes need people to share wisdom, enthusiasm, and knowledge. If you can share one Sabbath a month, please contact the church office at 509.527.2800.

Mongolia Mission. Joanne Kim, AFM pioneer and now GC-appointee, will be presenting "Miracles in Mongolia" on Friday, October 11 at 7pm in the Village Church chapel and on Sabbath, October 12 at 11am at the Northside Church. For more information, please contact 509.240.2216.

A yard sale to support a church build will be held on Sunday, October 6 from 8am to 2pm at 1162 SE Constitution Dr., College Place.  If you would like to donate items, please contact Debra at 509.540.9743.  Please come and support this sale—proceeds will go to help with a Maranatha Church Build in Pillangkata, India.

Registration is now open for the 2019 fall Women’s & Young Women’s Retreat at beautiful Camp MiVoden,
October 25-27. Special keynote speaker is DeeAnn Bragaw. To register go to: For more information, call Wendy Urban at 509.242.0628

CHIP Program. If you have assisted or participated in a CHIP program before and are interested in supporting one at the University Church, then please contact the church office at
to be directed to Dr. Gerald Craigg, whow will be leading our program.

SonBridge Dental Clinic. Join our team! We have an opening for a full-time Dental Assistant. Contact Mel Lang at 509.301.3460 if you are interested or know anyone that might fit this position.

Parents of high school students are invited to stop by the Youth Sabbath School in the Youth Room before or after Sabbath School over the next few weeks to get information about upcoming youth events. For any questions, contact Sue Willard at 509.520.0699.

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This Thanksgiving week, a WWU graduate student will film a beautiful and impactful short film about loving our neighbors; and that we’re all the same on the inside, no matter the color of our skin, or the country where we were born. Many film crew members will be from out of town, and housing budget is limited. If you know someone who could house a few crew members to help us tell this story, we’d love to have your help. Please contact with any housing ideas, or for information about getting involved with the film.

SonBridge Thrift&Gift Store, staffed primarily by volunteers, helps financially support the SonBridge Education Center and Dental Clinic. SonBridge served our community with over 13,500 visits last year. Come support our community and SonBridge by shopping Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday, 10am-4pm!

Are you a physician or dentist with an earnest longing for souls?  Then the AMEN conference is for you!  Join us October 31–November 3, 2019 in St. Augustine, Florida. The AMEN conference Christ in You will call each of us to a deeper level of service that goes beyond our comfort zone, challenging us to examine the significance of Christ’s sacrifice, instilling a desire to share Him on a daily basis. Speakers include Pastor Mark Finley, Wes Peppers, and Sebastien Braxton; Dentists Kianna Simmons and Fred & Jane Lee; Physicians Brian Schwartz, Neil Nedley, Mark Sandoval, John Shin, and many others. All physicians, dentists, healthcare professionals, and pastors are encouraged to attend.  We hope you will join us as hundreds of physicians and dentists from across America, and around the world, gather to reflect Christ in Us. For more information go to or email NOTE: AMEN is not an official SDA-sponsored organization, but is composed of earnest SDA medical and dental professionals with a heart for ministry. The University Church does not endorse this organization, but is happy to share their invitation with interested members. You can learn more about them on their website at

Join Professor Carl Cosaert for the "Steps of Paul and John Tour", an amazing tour through Ephesus, Athens, Corinth, Laodicea, Meteora, and more. The trip begins Wednesday, March 18, 2020, to Instanbul and ends in beautiful Athens, Greece. The price of the tour is $2,345 per person plus airfare. For more information, please contact Shelle Blake at

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Child Care Director Needed Small World Learning Center, on the campus of Tri–City Adventist School in Pasco, is seeking a Child Care Director. For additional information see the full job position at:

Society of Adventist Communicators Convention. This annual convention is designed for university students, volunteers, and communications professionals to network, learn, and experience spiritual renewal. October 17–19, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. To register go to:

The Upper Columbia Conference is seeking committed men and women to serve as Outreach Coordinators in all church districts. The position is a blend of community Bible work and member equipping and training. For more info, visit:



Sunday, October 6
4pm - Joseph Brooks and Kraig Scott Recital, Fine Arts Center

Monday, October 7
7:30am (daily) - Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel

Tuesday, October 8
11am - WWU Community, ASWWU Elections, Gym
6:30pm - J.U.M.P., Juniors Room
7pm - High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday, October 9
6:30pm - Pathfinders, Fellowship Hall
7pm - Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel

Friday, October 11
6:17pm - Sundown
8pm - WWU Vespers, Rodlie Ortiz, Sanctuary

Sabbath, October 12
Communion Sabbath
7pm - Organ Recital, Sanctuary

Sunday, October 13
2pm - Memorial Service for Walter Litchfield, Heubach Chapel

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