Now [Jesus] told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the places of honor, saying to them,

“When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be invited by him, and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give your place to this person,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.

– Luke 14:7–11


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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.

- Jerry & Martha Mason as Jerry is receiving treatment for pancreatitis at Kadlec Medical Center.
- Fred & Verona Schnibbe as Fred receives palliative care in Park Manor Rehab Center. Short visits are welcome.
- Renita Clymer as she receives medical treatment.
- Susan Cole as she receives treatment for advanced multiple sclerosis in Park Manor Rehab Center.
- Tad Hiner as he continues to receive medical care.
- Dennis Olson as he recovers from double bypass surgery.
- Baby Avery Elsom as she gains strength and weight.

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We thank a host of musicians from our congregation for sharing their music. Bruce Toews, of the School of Business, leads the praise band, and Brett Rowe, class of ’19 and now a graduate student, sings. We also thank our own Bethany Foster, director of music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, who serves as guest organist.

Repetition provides emphasis, and our Psalm today speaks multiple times of God being “my rock” or “the rock of my strength” (Psalm 62:2,6,7). This psalm also twice gives instruction to wait for God or, in some versions, “silently wait for God.” As you prepare your heart to worship, I invite you to silently meditate on Psalm 62 or on the words of our hymns. Part of Hymn No.524 is given here.

I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me till the end.

-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.

The College Place Spanish Church is having an enchilada fundraiser to help complete their building project. To place an order, call 509.525.9523 or 509.301.2956. A tray of 18 enchiladas (vegan, potato, or cheese) is $20, and 16-oz. containers of rice and beans are $5 each. Pick-up will take place between 12pm and 3pm on August 25 at Rogers School.

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.

Alumni Sabbath at Rosario Beach! Join fellow Walla Walla University alumni and friends for a relaxing Sabbath at the Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory on August 24 (or come for the full weekend!). Our speaker on Sabbath will be Dr. Gregory Dodds, ’97, WWU Professor of History. For information, registration, and schedule details, visit wallawalla.edu/rosario-sabbath or call 800.377.2586.

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Rogers Adventist School is looking for a part-time after school care supervisor. This position is approximately 15 hours per week from August 26 through the end of September, then six to eight hours per week for the remainder of the school year. Supervisor must be able to work from 3pm to 5:30pm Monday though Thursday, and 12noon to 3:30pm on Fridays. Please contact the school office at 509.529.1850.

Discovery Preschool is accepting applications for the 2019/2020 school year. Morning and afternoon sessions are available. Come at your convenience to the open house on August 22, 3:30pm–6:00pm for more information, or contact stacy.maxted@wallawalla.edu to make an appointment.

Join the volunteer team at SonBridge for the summer. Cashiers needed for weekly three-hour shifts. Also needed are volunteers excited about linens or décor. 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 sonbridge.org/volunteer.

Walla Walla Valley Academy is looking for a Head Soccer Coach and a Head Girls Basketball Coach for the upcoming seasons. If you are interested please contact Keith Wells.  509.525.1050 or wellke@wwva.org.

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 from 10am-4pm!

A memorial service for Margaret (Osgood) Trautwein-Cook will take place today, August 17, at 3:30pm in the College Place Village Church Chapel.

Join the WWU Mentoring Team for the 2019–2020 academic year. Mentorship is a valued tradition at Walla Walla University, providing supportive relationships and education to all first–time freshman students as they make the transition to university life. Apply at wallawalla.edu/resources/human-resources-payroll/staff-employment/. For questions contact Corren Current at 509.527.2715 or corren.current@wallawalla.edu.

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.

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.

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 shelleblake@yahoo.com.

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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.

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: www.adventistcommunicator.com/register.

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, August 17
Summer Light Schedule
10am — Sabbath School Classes
11:15am — Summer Light worship service, Sanctuary
6:30pm — WWVA Prayer Walk, WWVA
8pm — Adventist Singles Fellowship, SonBridge

Monday, August 19
7pm — Church Board Meeting, Youth Room

Wednesday, August 21
First day of school, Rogers School & WWVA
7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel

Friday, August 23
8pm — WWU Vespers, Heubach Chapel
7:51pm — Sundown

Monday, September 2
Labor Day, Church Office Closed

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