On behalf of the University Church, we extend the warmest of welcomes to all those worshipping with us this morning. We are heartened by the presence of our alumni, friends, and family during WWU Homecoming Weekend. We are delighted that the various roads you walk have diverged back to this sacred space as we worship our Creator in Spirit and in Truth. As we reflect on God’s providence in the past, and consider the contours and possibilities of the future, may we be find hope and solace in His promise to us in Psalm 16:7-8:

I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

-Andreas Beccai, senior pastor


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During summer of 2019, the University Church community will enjoy weekly sermons based on selections from the book of Psalms. As a part of this series, we will also hear extended passages from the Psalms recited by church members from memory. If you would be willing to memorize one chapter to share with the church family during the summer, are interested in learning more about the process, or know someone who’d be a perfect participant, please contact: kris.loewen@wallawalla.edu.


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We wish a warm Walla Walla welcome to all visitors especially returning alumni. Welcome home, we are so happy to have you with us as we worship God. Please join me in thanking the many students of University Singers and the many students and community members of Walla Walla University Orchestra under the direction of Brandon Beck. We also thank four ladies for sharing their musical talents: Siena Mirasol, of Portland, Oregon, and her teacher Jinhyang Park, of the music department, play the piano; and Adeline Tomarere, of Omak, Washington, and Gina Lincoln, of Walla Walla, sing solos.

The choir sings two items in Latin, both by the great Viennese composer Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). The first anthem text is based on Isaiah 6:3 and is given here.

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of thy glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Grant us peace, Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world; grant us peace.

The benediction response is based on Luke 18:30.

I await the life of the world to come. Amen.

The prelude presents the original version of Hymn No.648, and in the postlude we hear the original version of “Be Still, My Soul” (Hymn No.461).

As you prepare your heart to worship I invite you to silently meditate on these texts or those 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. The following graphics compare giving in the 2018 and 2019 fiscal years.

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Plan to attend a UCC Town Hall Meeting in advance of the September 15 Upper Columbia Conference Constituency Session. These are for all members to attend; 7pm, May 16, Walla Walla City Church.

Please help the pastors and board better understand the needs of our congregation and plan for the future by participating in a brief survey. Visit this link to take part: www.surveymonkey.com/r/JPF5WM5 The survey is anonymous; your name cannot be connected to your answers. If you cannot access the web-version, paper copies are available at the information desk. Thank you!

Todos nuestros servicios se traducen en vivo español por hablantes nativos de español y transmitido a los dispositivos de mano disponibles para pedir prestado a la oficina de información en el vestíbulo. Por favor, ver un Diácono en el mostrador de la mañana del Domingo para recibir un dispositivo e instrucciones sobre cómo usarlo.
All of our services are translated into Spanish live by native Spanish speakers and broadcast to handheld devices available to borrow from the Information Desk in the lobby. Please see a Deacon at the desk on Sabbath Morning to receive a device and instructions on how to use it.

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, the 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!

Membership Transfers (first reading):
(IN) Chris, Betty, and Evan Farley, Livermore, Calif.
Dee Hannum, Lake Havasu, Ariz.
Yvonne Jackson, Walla Walla Eastgate
Stephon Schulze, Great Falls, Mont.

(AWAY) Jeremiah Gibson, Beaverton, Ore.
Don James, Wapato, Wash.

The University Church is hosting the Global Leadership Summit for the 4th consecutive year in August. As has been the case in previous years, all those who are regularly part of the University Church community (as well as students and faculty of any institution, and the military) can purchase discounted tickets for just $89, less than half the public price. Visit: wwuchurch.com/gls2019 to learn more and to register.

Walla Walla University alumni and friends are invited to attend Homecoming Weekend 2019, April 25–28. Events are planned around the WWU core theme of excellence in thought and will include a banquet on Thursday evening, the annual Awards Celebration on Friday morning, a variety of fun and interesting seminars on Friday afternoon, PRISM Vespers, class reunions, and more. A full list of weekend events and registration information is available at wallawalla.edu/homecoming or by calling Alumni and Advancement Services at 509. 527.2631.

Peterson Memorial Library Employee Reunion Celebration Sabbath, April 27, 3 – 4pm. All former and current library student, staff, and library faculty employees are invited to help us celebrate 75 years in Peterson Memorial Library at Walla Walla College/University. Celebration takes place in the library’s Reference Room. If you’ve ever worked for the WWC/WWU library, even for a short time, please come.

Line up with WWU Running Club for a 5K run/walk Sunday, April 28, 7:30 am at the WEC. WWU students enter for free; other entries $16. Proceeds go to worthy student scholarships. More details at https://wallawalla.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/.

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 18th 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 shelleblake@yahoo.com.

InTents meetings will take place May 6-11 on Kretschmar lawn. Everyone is welcome to attend! Monday service at 7pm - Kelsey Turner
Tuesday (Community) service at 11am - Nick Gosney
Tuesday service at 7pm - Corey Bom
Wednesday service at 7pm - Vixie Bailey
Thursday service at 7pm - Daniel Trethewey
Friday service at 6:45pm - Daniel Wright
Saturday service at 10:45am - Katie Wagner

The new sermon series on God’s emotions continues next Sabbath, May 4, with Pastor Andreas’ sermon on the subject of “Disgust.” Please visit wwuchurch.com/emotions/#week4 for this week’s recommended resources, and continue to check back every week for future updates!

Frances Kinzer, a longtime member of the University Church and a staff member at the University Store died peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, on April 6 at the age of 93. She is survived by her four children, Kathryn Kinzer Grosse, Lou Kinzer Blanchfield, Steven Kinzer, and Joanie Kinzer. Her memorial service will be held in Heubach chapel on May 4 at 3pm.

Henry R. Archer, father of Austin Archer and father-in-law of Beverly Roper-Archer, passed away on April 19 on the island of Tobago at age 101. Funeral services will take place in Tobago on Sunday, April 28.

SonBridge seeks a Design, Communications, and Development Specialist. Design, photograph, write, and edit to communicate with our community, supporters, and volunteers via print and digital. Write grants, plan events, and facilitate fundraising campaigns. Work with an enthusiastic team in College Place--Connecting Lives and Empowering Change. Full-time paid position. Requires degree in relevant field. Call or text 509.529.5848, or send resume and cover letter to search@sonbridge.org.

To raise funds for Oshkosh, the Pathfinders will sell homemade vegetarian corn dogs at the Alumni Car Show on Sunday from 10am-1:30pm by the Alumni Center.

The annual Maplewood Academy potluck is set for May 4, 1:30-3pm, WWVA dining area. An academy representative will be present. Alums especially invited.

Denominational Retired Workers’ program for May will be a Bus Trip on Wednesday, May 8, to the Pataha Flour Mill Museum near Pomeroy, which includes “A meal at The Mill ”. The Pathfinder Bus will begin loading in the Village Church parking lot at 8:30am, with departure at 9am. For details, and to reserve a seat on the bus, you will need to call Bona Engen 509.522.4848

WWU is currently accepting applications for the Assistant Vice President for Student Life role. They are seeking an talented, energetic, and Spirit-filled candidate. To apply and for more details, visit: https://bit.ly/2DxgGcF

The College Place Spanish Church is having an enchiladas to go sale to raise funds for Christian Education.
16 enchiladas tray/$20 (cheese, chicken, potato or vegan)
Rice 16 oz/$5; Beans 16 oz/$5
Order by April 30 to pick up May 5 at Rogers Adventist School from 1-3 pm.
To order please call 509-525-9523 / 509-301-2956 or email enchiladasforeducation@gmail.com

You are invited to attend the AMEN Northwest Conference The Master Plan: Forgiveness & Healing on May 9 – 11, 2019. It will be held at the Upper Columbia Conference office in Spokane, Washington. This conference is a wonderful continuing education opportunity for you as well as for health care providers, health ministry leaders, and gospel workers. The keynote speaker is Dr. Mark Sandoval. Dr. Sandoval is the medical director of Uchee Pines. He will be speaking directly to the theme of the program which is taken from Psalm 103:1-5. Dr. Hana Kahleova is speaking on the role of a plant-based diet on diabetes. Dr. Kahleova is the director of clinical research for the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine. And, finally, Dr. James Trott will talk about the role of the Holy Spirit in caring for people. Dr. Trott is a professor in the Loma Linda School of Dentistry. You can find more information and register at uccsda.org/AMEN2019. There is a $30 discount for registration on or before April 30, 2019. Use coupon code AMEN at checkout.

The Discovery Preschool at Walla Walla University is offering a morning preschool program for ages 3-5 during June and July. We will work around your vacation time and you can come 1-5 days during the week. Please contact Elizabeth Yaw by May 1 for more information, elizabeth.yaw@wallawalla.edu.

ASWWU Global Service is putting on the annual International Food Fair! We are hoping to get as many members of our church family involved as we can. If you are interested in making food for this event or volunteering to help out, you can reach us at aswwu.globalservice@wallawalla.edu. We are looking for donations, or we can help reimburse the cost of ingredients!

Walla Walla Valley Academy is looking forward to the 2019-2020 school year and wants to invite you to join our school family. Applications for the new school year are available online at wwva.org/apply. If you have questions, please join our teachers and staff for engaging Academic Festivals on April 25 at Rogers Adventist School and on May 15 at Milton-Stateline Adventist School. For more information, please contact Betty L. Farley at 509.525.1050.

Rob and Bethany Folkenberg in Concert at UCC - June 19-22, 2019 - Many will be blessed at the Upper Columbia Conference camp meeting "Building Up the Family of God." The Sabbath concert will feature Rob and Bethany Folkenberg. They will also give special music for church and the Sabbath evening meeting. The main speakers this year are Randy Roberts, senior pastor of Loma Linda University Adventist Church; Sung Kwon, director of North American Division Adventist Community Services; and Claudio and Pamela Consuegra. Claudio is the Family Ministries Director for North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. (www.uccsda.org/Speakers) Read more Rob and Beth Folkenberg here https://www.uccsda.org/CM-concert Invite your new members and interests! Go to: https://www.uccsda.org/campmeeting to register.

Prepare to be Prepared to Respond in the Event of a Disaster - June 19. If a disaster strikes nearby or far away and you would like to respond and help, you will not be able to gain entrance to a disaster zone unless you are credentialed and have an ID badge by a recognized organization such as Red Cross or Adventist Community Services. We need volunteers to represent Adventist Community Services who are credentialed. On Wednesday, June 19, first day of UCC Camp Meeting; ACS of Upper Columbia Conference and the North Pacific Union Conference will be conducting a certification class in Donations Operations, at Upper Columbia Academy. All participants must pre-register by June 17 with Wendy Urbin, ACS Administrative Assistant, at (509) 242- 0628 or email wendyu@uccsda.org. The class will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. Registration of $25.00 includes lunch. Scholarships are available if needed.

UCC Women’s & Young Women’s One Day Retreat – May 4 Come to the UCC Women's and Young Women's one-day retreat on Sabbath, May 4, at the UCC Conference Center. Entitled, Hope in a broken world -  How is a woman to live?  Keynote speaker, Jennifer Woody, is the associate pastor at Auburn Adventist Academy Church in Auburn, Wash.  Special features for the day include floral designer, DelJean Benton, who will share how God works through her passions of people and custom-made design flowers; and musical group, Rejoice Trio, to bless us with music. Please make your plans to join us as spaces are filling and early bird registration ends April 28.  After this the rate will be $35, so don't delay, we want to have you join us! To register online: www.uccsda.org/women and for questions, call (509) 242-0628 or email wendyu@uccsda.org.

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Digging Deeper Retreat May 17-19 at Camp MiVoden. Join us for a spiritual retreat for young adults & young families in their 20s-40s that will leave you refreshed, challenged, and connected. There will be times of worship & music, powerful messages, good food, hiking & canoeing. Our speaker will lead us in digging deeper into the theme, Authentic Faith. Children's program for ages 4-10yr, childcare for ages 18mos-3yr, and a mother’s room for infants will be provided at the retreat. Scholarships available. For more information visit www.DiggingDeeperRetreat.com

Can You Volunteer at Camp Meeting? Positions are still available for the following: golf cart drivers, photographer, first aid booth helpers, -- some are clerical and non-medical positions. We also have openings for signers for the hearing impaired and a few good helpers at the media trailer are still needed. If you volunteered last year and want to do it again, let us know ASAP. Don't delay, save your spot to volunteer. Camp Meeting is June 19 to 22, 2019, at Upper Columbia Academy. To volunteer contact campmeeting@uccsda.org. All volunteers must be screened through "Verified Volunteers." Start the Screening process here: https://www.uccsda.org/volunteer



Sabbath, April 27
4pm — Alleluias and Meditations, Sanctuary
8pm — Evensong, Sanctuary

Sunday, April 28
7:30am — 5K Fun Run/Walk, WEC
10am — Car Show, Alumni Center Parking Lot

Monday, April 29
7:30am — (daily) Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel

Tuesday, April 30
11am — WWU CommUnity, Lyndon Taylor, Sanctuary
6:30pm — J.U.M.P., Juniors Room
7pm — High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday, May 1
6:30pm — Pathfinders, Fellowship Hall
7pm — Face Off Youth Group, Youth Room
7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel

Friday, May 3
8pm — WWU Vespers, PRISM concert, Sanctuary
8:03pm — Sundown

Sabbath, May 4
3pm — Mary Francis Kinzer Memorial Service, Heubach Chapel
8pm — Adventist Singles Fellowship

Sabbath, June 1
11:45am — Outdoor Church, Centennial Green

June 22 - September 7
Summer Light Schedule: 10am Sabbath Schools, 11:15 Worship

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