Search me, O God, and know my heart;

test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me,

and lead me in the way everlasting.

—Psalm 139:23-24


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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 church@wallawalla.edu, 509.527.2800, or by dropping a Connect Card in an offering bag.

—The Pooley and Boyd families as they mourn the
  loss of Caryn Pooley.
—The Lust and Car families as they mourn the loss
  of Ana María Lust.
—Dennis Olson as he recovers from double bypass
—Tad Hiner as he recovers from surgery.
—Baby Avery Elsom as she gains strength and weight.
—Don Barrett as he recovers from a stroke.
—Keith Canwell as he receives medical care.

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We thank Matt Heinrich for leading the praise band this week.

For the second Sabbath in a row we sing Hymn No. 542 at the Children’s Story. This tune was composed especially for our Hymnal by a pillar of SDA music making, Wayne Hooper (1920-2007), a graduate of Gem State Academy who, early in his prolific career, taught at Portland Adventist Academy. Mr. Hooper explains that he chose the tune name TENDER SONG to reflect the tenderness in Jesus’ heart as He lovingly received the little ones into His arms and remonstrated with those who would drive the children away. I love both words and tune of this tender hymn and hope this summer to sing it often enough for our congregation to learn it.

Psalm 51 may form the best known prayer of repentance in scripture or anywhere. The prelude draws on this theme and presents one of the most famous works by the great baroque master Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). His composition carefully follows the text which is given here. As you prepare your heart to worship I invite you to silently meditate on these words.

O man, lament your great sin,
For the sake of which Christ left His Father’s bosom
And came to earth.
Of a pure, and gentle virgin Jesus was born for us;
He wanted to become the Mediator.
He gave life to the dead and put aside all sickness,
Until the time arrived that He should be sacrifice for us.
He bore the heavy burden of our sins
Stretched out on the cross. 

-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, the loose offering goes toward the University Church budget. Aside from pastors’ salaries, which are funded by donations marked “tithe,” the University Church budget funds all local ministries including Youth and Children, WWVA and Rogers subsidies, broadcast, worship, and the upkeep of our facility.


Summer light 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.

Myron Widmer, our family and youth pastor in the early 1980s, passed away in Angwin after a debilitating struggle with Lewy Body Dementia. He and his wife, Karen, left Walla Walla for his assignment as Associate Editor of the Adventist Review and went from there to Pacific Union College. A memorial service is planned for July 13 at 4pm at the Pacific Union College Church and will be livestreamed. Our condolences go to Karen and their children Joel, Christina, and Brita and their families. Myron is the cousin of Doug Ammon, a member here. Messages can be sent to Karen Widmer at 14 Bishop Place, Angwin, CA 94508.

We are sad to announce that Caryn Pooley passed away on Thursday morning, June 20, with her family around her. We invite you to continue to pray for the family, her husband Ethan and sons Oliver and Orion; her mother Celia Boyd; her brother Andrew Boyd and his wife Christina Plantier Boyd and their children; and Ethan’s mother, Maida Delury.

Register now for Vacation Bible Camp 2019 here at the University Church! July 8-12, VBC will feature daily morning Bible programs followed by afternoon field trips. Register online at wwuchurch.com/vbc-signup or email Pastor Jenn at jennifferogden@gmail.com.

We would love for you to join us at our next church work bee on Sunday, July 21. We have jobs arranged, big and small, for persons of all ages. Check in near the south entrance at any time between 8:30am to 12 noon. The church will also re-carpet three classrooms in the Children’s Wing; please help us tear-out the old carpet on Sunday in preparation for the new carpet installation starting Monday. For more information, please contact the church office at church@wallawalla.edu or 509.527.2800.

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Join our Mentoring Team for the 2019-2020 academic year to sharpen the minds of the freshman class.  Mentorship is a valued tradition at Walla Walla University, providing supportive relationships and education to all first-time freshman students as they make the sometimes-difficult transition to University life. I would like to invite you to apply at https://www.wallawalla.edu/resources/human-resources-payroll/staff-employment/ for a position on our team.  Mentors share their own wisdom and a research-based curriculum with freshmen weekly, empowering the students to reach their full abilities and assisting with concerns along the way. All mentors will be supported with weekly coaching sessions, providing guidance and tools to meet the needs of the students.
If you have questions before applying, I am more than happy to talk with you. Please contact Corren Current at 509-527-2715 or corren.current@wallawalla.edu.

The family of Jim Haubry invite you to his memorial service on Sunday, July 7, at 2pm, in the sanctuary of Village Church.

Dental Assistant Needed for SonBridge Dental Clinic. Bilingual skills preferred, but not required. This is a paid position of 30 hours per week with training available. Call Mel at 509.301.3460.

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 www.sonbridge.org/volunteer.

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 dean.kravig@ucaa.org. Donation letters for tax purposes will be given upon request.

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 christianaidcenter.org.

The University Church is hosting the Global Leadership Summit for the fourth 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.

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.

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: www.uccsda.org/EduEmployment

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 MonteF@pcasda.org.

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 maranatha.org/projects/tgid2852 or contact Judy Leeper, project coordinator, at 916.677.6246; jumpersjumpers@gmail.com.

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: www.adventistcommunicator.com/register.

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.

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: www.uccsda.org/jobs



Sabbath, July 6
Summer Light Schedule
10am — Sabbath School Classes
11:15am — Summer Light worship service, Sanctuary

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

Wednesday, July 10
7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel

Friday, July 12
7:30am — Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel
8pm — WWU Vespers, Conard Courtyard
8:44pm — Sundown

Sabbath, July 20
Communion Sabbath

Sunday, July 21
8:30am — Church Work Bee

August 8–9
8:30am — Global Leadership Summit, Sanctuary

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