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Please join me in wishing a warm Walla Walla welcome to Jared Hiscock. An alumnus of our WWU music department, Jared now makes his home in Lincoln, Nebraska and sings with several opera companies in the mid-west and throughout the country. We are fortunate that his father, Sherrick Hiscock, retired from the WWU music faculty, continues to live here, and thus gives Jared a reason to visit.

The anthem comes from Elijah, the much-loved oratorio by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). The text quotes Job 7:16 and 1 Kings 19:4, 10 as it portrays the episode of Elijah running for his life from the wrath of Jezebel. During this time Elijah must have experienced a wide range of emotions including fear, confusion, and regret. In the offertory we hear the beautiful poetry of George Herbert (1593-1633) stunningly set to music by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). I invite you to meditate on these words as you prepare your heart to worship God.

Love bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back,
Guilty of dust and sin.
But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack
From my first entrance in,
Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning,
If I lack’d any thing.

A guest, I answer’d, worthy to be here:
Love said, You shall be he.
I the unkind, ungrateful? Ah, my dear,
I cannot look on thee.
Love took my hand, and smiling did reply,
Who made the eyes but I?

Truth, Lord, but I have marr’d them: let my shame
Go where it doth deserve.
And know you not, says Love, who bore the blame?
My dear, then I will serve.
You must sit down, says Love, and taste my meat:
So I did sit and eat.

-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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The pastoral staff welcomes Jaci Cress to the pulpit today. Jaci, a long-time member of the University Church, is a chaplain who has faithfully served the Walla Walla Valley for many years. We are eager to hear the message God has given her.

A special dinner is prepared for anyone who is by themselves today. The menu is lasagna, garlic bread, and salad. You are invited to join a warm group in the Junior High Sabbath School room following Second Service for good company and good food.

The family of Frances Kinzer would like to thank the University Church for the prayers, support, cards, calls, food, and flowers sent to them at the time of her death. The ministry of the church family has meant a great deal to our family.

“Songs of Love” a benefit concert for Pastor Keith Canwell, by members of the community, will take place Sabbath, June 1 at 6:30pm at Milton SDA Church. Donations will be accepted on behalf of Pastor Canwell and can be made to the Milton SDA Church, memo: Associate Pastors Fund.

The Church Office will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

Annual School of Theology book sale. Come to the School of Theology Department on the 3rd floor of the Administration Building for some great deals on religious books and others. May 23–29 between 9–12pm and 1:30–4:30pm.

ASWWU Global Service is looking for people to make food for the International Food Fair on Sunday June 2. All the proceeds for this event go towards the Global Service project for this year. If you are interested in helping, please send an email to

The Christian Aid Center has the following volunteer opportunities: Childcare Helper (Thursday mornings), Women’s Bible Study Leader (Monday mornings), Receptionist (Tuesday mornings), Registered Nurses (Thursdays). For more information, contact Jeannette Regalado, Volunteer Coordinator, at 509.525.7153 ext. 114. You can fill out a volunteer application at

Walla Walla University choirs,under the direction of Kraig Scott, will perform Haydn's “Nelson Mass” on June 1, Saturday, at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane, Washington.

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: to learn more and to register.

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

The new sermon series on God’s emotions continues this Sabbath, May 25, with Jaci Cress’ sermon on the subject of “Regret.” Please visit for this week’s recommended resources, and continue to check back every week for future updates!

Walla Walla Valley Academy is accepting applications for Director of Marketing and Recruitment. The primary purpose of this position is to develop and implement a marketing and recruitment program which raises awareness within the surrounding community, schools and constituencies; cultivates positive community relationships; increases student enrollment; contributes to student retention; and enhances student and family experience. This position is assigned 20 hours per week, rate depending on experience. Please send a resume by June 10 to Dena Garrett at or bring it by the WWVA office at 300 SW Academy Way, College Place.

Milton-Stateline Adventist School is seeking a part time librarian for the 2019–20 school year. The position is 15 hours per week. Experience preferred but not required. For more information call 541.938.7131 or send an application to 53565 W Crockett Rd., Milton Freewater, OR 97862.

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:

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:

All involved in prison ministry are invited to an evening of food, fellowship, and encouragement. Thursday, May 30 at 6pm at the Upper Columbia Conference Office 3715 S Grove Rd., Spokane, WA. Please RSVP to or 509.242.0623.

Join Maranatha in Coeur d’Alene. Maranatha is doing a building project at Lake City Academy in Coeur d’Alene, ID., July 26 – Aug. 20, 2019. If you have building talents, we need you! You can sign up for individual days or several days in a row. View project information and register at or contact Judy Leeper, project coordinator, at 916.677.6246;

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

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,

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:

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. ( Read more Rob and Beth Folkenberg here Invite your new members and interests! Go to: 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 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..

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 All volunteers must be screened through "Verified Volunteers." Start the Screening process here:



Sabbath, May 18
5:30pm — WWU Spring Choral Concert, Sanctuary
8pm — Adventist Singles Fellowship, SonBridge

Sunday, May 19
2pm — Personal Finance Workshop, Fellowship Hall

Monday, May 20
7:30am — (daily) Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel
7pm — Church Board Meeting, Youth Room

Tuesday, May 21
11am — WWU CommUnity, Peter Gleason, Sanctuary
7pm — High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday, May 22
6:30pm — Pathfinders, Fellowship Hall
7pm — Face Off, Youth Room
7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel

Friday, May 24
8:28pm — Sundown
8pm — WWU Vespers Light, Heubach Chapel

Sabbath, May 25
8pm — Adventist Singles Fellowship, SonBridge

Monday, May 27
Memorial Day — Church Office Closed

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

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

July 8-12
University Church VBC (Vacation Bible Camp)

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