Welcome to the University Church on this Sabbath full of joy. Each week, we gather together in joyful adoration of our good God. Today we also pause to mark the end of a school year completed, and for WWU graduates, the apex of careful years of rigorous study.

We are proud of our students and look forward to the honor of sending them out into the world to embody excellence in thought, beauty in expression, generosity in service, and faith in God. We are delighted to welcome family and friends who join us in expressing gratitude for God’s enduring care in our many disparate lives.

Pastor Andreas


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We wish a warm Walla Walla welcome to all of our visitors and thank you for helping us to celebrate this graduation weekend. Please join me in congratulating the senior class. We especially thank four graduating music majors for sharing their music: Talea Shupe, from Spokane; Brett Rowe, from Sedro Woolley; Bryce Weber, from Hilo, Hawai’i; and Kendra Haugen, from Medford, Oregon. We also thank Jan Roberts for accompanying Kendra.

The anthem, by Cora S. Briggs, asks of God a simple question fitting for our graduates as well as for the rest of us:

Only that Thou wilt be
Constantly near to me.
Holding my hand, dear Lord.
Holding my hand.

Ernest Shurtleff wrote our opening hymn, No. 619, for his own graduation from Andover Theological Seminary in 1888. In the context of a graduation the words take on added significance. As you prepare to worship God in this beautiful place I invite you to silently meditate on this inspiring text, some of which is given here.

Lead on, O King Eternal,
The day of march has come;
Henceforth in fields of conquest
Thy tents shall be our home;
Through days of preparation
Thy grace has made us strong,
And now, O King Eternal,
We lift our battle song.

-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 flowers on the platform are a gift to the Class of 2019 from the Class of 2020.

Walla Walla University Graduation Weekend information and the schedule of events is available at

Christians in China will be the subject of a report given this morning by Robert Folkenberg, Jr., president of the Chinese Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists, and his wife, Audrey. Beginning at 10:45am in the Fine Arts Center auditorium they will share updates and stories about human challenges and God’s miracles sharing the gospel in a non-Christian culture.

A memorial service for Ken Ladd is Sunday, June 23 at 11am in Heubach Chapel. A light luncheon will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gospel Outreach, SonBridge Community Center, or the Bangkok Outreach Atwell Project,

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!

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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.

Join the volunteer team at SonBridge for the summer. Cashiers needed for weekly three–hour shifts. Also needed are volunteers excited about linens or decor. If you care for people and love to shop, become a personal shopper for those we serve. Meet new people, have fun, and bless our community. Call 509.529.3100 or visit

Can You Share an Instrument? The China Union Mission is needing gently used band and orchestra instruments to start an instrumental music program at Hong Kong Adventist Academy this next school year. If you have woodwind, brass, string or percussion instruments that you would like to donate, please contact Dean Kravig at Donation letters for tax purposes will be given upon request.

UCC Camp Meeting,“Building Up the Family of God” is June 19–22, 2019 at Upper Columbia Academy. The Camp Meeting program is available at If you are unable to attend in person, watch via live stream:

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

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

Walla Walla Valley Academy is accepting applications for Director of Development and Alumni. The primary purpose of this position is to cultivate and seek voluntary support within the surrounding community, schools and constituencies; cultivate positive community relationships; cultivate and nurture positive alumni relations.  The individual will report to the Principal but will also positively interact and work cooperatively with the administrative team as well as all students, staff and volunteers.  This position is currently budgeted for 19 hours per week with a rate depending on experience and education.  Please send your resume to Dena Garrett at or bring it by the WWVA office at 300 SW Academy Way, College Place by June 20.  Interviews will begin in July.

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 19 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 accepting applications for a part time Librarian, a part time Special Education Aide and a part time 5th & 6th Science and Social Studies Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Call for more information 541.938.7131.  Summer office hours are 9am-1pm Monday-Thursday.

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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:

Palisades Christian Learning Center in Spokane is seeking a full-time preschool lead teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. PCLC is an early learning center that serves approximately 60 students. The school is blessed with a beautiful new facility and a growing student enrollment. Qualified candidates must be a committed Adventist who has teaching experience in a similar level. They should be able to operate a well-organized classroom, be an exemplary teacher, and have a passion for Adventist Education. Candidates must either have, or be able to easily obtain appropriate certification, and must have the legal right to work and reside in the United States. Contact Monte Fisher at 509-325-1985 or

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..



Friday, June 14
WWU Graduation Weekend
( for details)
8pm — WWU Vespers, Consecration, Sanctuary
8:45pm — Sundown

Sabbath, June 15
2:30pm — Adventurer Investiture, Jr. High Room
8pm — Evensong, Sanctuary

Sunday, June 16
Father’s Day
8:30am — WWU Commencement, Centennial Green

Wednesday, June 19
7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel

Friday, June 21
8:48pm — Sundown

Sabbath, June 22
Summer Light Schedule begins:
10am — Sabbath School Classes
11:15am — Summer Light worship service, Sanctuary

Sunday, June 23
11am — Memorial Service for Ken Ladd, Heubach Chapel

Monday, July 8–Friday, July 12
9am–4pm (Noon on Friday) — University Church
Vacation Bible Camp

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