Today's flowers were graciously donated by Verona Schnibbe in loving honor of her husband,  Fred Schnibbe.

Today's flowers were graciously donated by Verona Schnibbe in loving honor of her husband,
Fred Schnibbe.

“Mature religions and individuals have great tolerance and even appreciation for differences. When we are secure and confident in our oneness — knowing that all are created in God’s image and are equally beloved — differences no longer threaten us.”

– Richard Rohr


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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, 509.527.2800, or by dropping a Connect Card in an offering bag.

- Myrtle Tomczek as she grieves the loss of her husband, Ed.
- Keith Gibbons
as he recuperates from heart procedure.
- Martha Mason as she mourns the sudden loss of her husband, Jerry.
- Verona Schnibbe as she grieves the loss of Fred, her husband.
- 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.
- The Hare Family as they mourn the loss of Gordon Hare, a longtime beloved figure of WWU's math department.
- Dennis Olson as he recovers from double bypass surgery.
- Don Barrett as he recovers from a stroke.
- Keith Canwell as he receives medical care.

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We thank two home grown musicians. Tamara Kibukevich is an example of the good things that happen at an institution like this. Tamara will graduate this year, and we will look forward to every opportunity we get to hear her sing. We also hear our own Benjamin Gish in the offertory. In addition to his teaching in the department of music, Benjamin has conducted the orchestra of Walla Walla Valley Academy for almost three decades. Please join me in thanking both of these musicians.

The organ selections, composed by the great Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), provide contrasting depictions of our savior Jesus Christ. The prelude, perhaps Bach’s best-known composition, is a tender song of devotion. The postlude sets a hymn depicting Christ’s death on the cross in music that is both lamenting and majestically victorious. The three sections of this work bring to mind that all three members of the Trinity were present at Calvary and invested in the unfolding scene.

A translation of the text follows.
O Lamb of God, innocently
Slain on the stem of the cross,
Always found forbearing
Although you were despised.
All sin have you borne,
Otherwise we should have despaired.
Have mercy on us, Jesu.
Give us your peace.

As you prepare your heart to worship God, I invite you to meditate on the texts of our hymns or on the translation given above.

-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 University Church is committed to supporting local Adventist Education. Rogers Adventist School and Walla Walla Valley Academy are now in full-swing for the 2019-2020 school year! Our Student Aid Fund goes to offset tuition for church member families who are in need and may not otherwise be able to reap the benefits of a Christian education. If you would like to share in this endeavor, please write "Student Aid" on your envelope (or select the appropriate box if giving online). Thank you for your support!

The University Church is also committed to supporting disaster relief projects. The South Bahamas Conference is currently housing hundreds of families displaced by the recent Hurricane Dorian. If you would like to join the University Church in giving to the South Bahamas Conference's current relief endeavor, please write "Hurricane Relief" on your envelope (or select the appropriate box if giving online) to mark your tax-deductible gift. Let's demonstrate what we can accomplish together!

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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!

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.

Sign up to host tables at the Longest Table. The event is Sabbath, September 28 following Second Service. Anyone may sign up to host tables. Signups in the church lobby begin at 9am on September 14 and 21. Contact Pastor Alareece with any questions at

Save the date! The Longest Table is September 28, following second service

Save the date! The Longest Table is September 28, following second service

The recent Hurricane Dorian has devastated countless lives in its wake, displacing thousands of families throughout the islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco. Our sisters and brothers in the South Bahamas Conference are working tirelessly to house hundreds of these evacuees and assist others in nearby communities, but they are in desperate need of additional funds to continue providing beds, pillows, and bedding for those affected by the disaster. Our church is committed to supporting such projects; together as a church family, we hope to combine our efforts to raise money for hurricane relief. For information on how to give your tax-deductible gift, please see opposite page ("Give").

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.

A memorial service for Teresa Wilkinson will be held at 4pm today, September 21, in Heubach Chapel

Fred Schnibbe's memorial service will take place tomorrow, September 22, at 11am in the Sanctuary. Today's flowers on the platform are placed in memory of him.

We are sad to announce that Jacqueline Beck passed away on Tuesday, September 17. A memorial service is planned for October 26 in Heubach Chapel.

The family of Ed Tomczek invites you to a time of sharing and memories on September 28, 3pm – 4:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. His wife Myrtle welcomes and appreciates your prayers during this time

A special dinner is prepared for anyone who is by her or himself today. We will have spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread. You are invited to join a warm group in the Junior High Sabbath School room following Second Service for good company and good food.

Sabbath School teachers needed! Our children's classes need people to share wisdom, enthusiasm, and knowledge. If you can share one Sabbath a month, please contact the church office at 509.527.2800.

CHIP Program. If you have assisted or participated in a CHIP program before and are interested in supporting one at the University Church, then please contact the church office at to be directed to Dr. Gerald Craigg, who will be leading our program.

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has a special presentation on Sabbath, Sept 14, 2019 featuring ADRA’s President, Jonathan Duffy, at College Place Village SDA Church. Vespers program begins at 6:00 PM. For any questions call ADRA at 1.800.424.ADRA (2372)

The Walla Walla Valley Academy Music Department invites you to a benefit concert on Sabbath, September 28 at 7:30pm in the WWVA auditorium. The duo, Acoustic Eidolon, will provide beautiful music on their amazing instruments, the Double Neck Guitjo and the Cello. This benefit concert will support the band and orchestra for their tours this year. Tickets are being sold by band and orchestra members and can be purchased by calling the school office at 509.525.1050. Come and support these young musicians!

Parents of high school students are invited to stop by the Youth Sabbath School in the Youth Room before or after Sabbath School over the next few weeks to get information about upcoming youth events. For any questions, contact Sue Willard at 509.520.0699.

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This Thanksgiving week, a WWU graduate student will film a beautiful and impactful short film about loving our neighbors; and that we’re all the same on the inside, no matter the color of our skin, or the country where we were born. Many film crew members will be from out of town, and housing budget is limited. If you know someone who could house a few crew members to help us tell this story, we’d love to have your help. Please contact with any housing ideas, or for information about getting involved with the film.

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, 10am-4pm!

Are you a physician or dentist with an earnest longing for souls?  Then the AMEN conference is for you!  Join us October 31–November 3, 2019 in St. Augustine, Florida. The AMEN conference Christ in You will call each of us to a deeper level of service that goes beyond our comfort zone, challenging us to examine the significance of Christ’s sacrifice, instilling a desire to share Him on a daily basis. Speakers include Pastor Mark Finley, Wes Peppers, and Sebastien Braxton; Dentists Kianna Simmons and Fred & Jane Lee; Physicians Brian Schwartz, Neil Nedley, Mark Sandoval, John Shin, and many others. All physicians, dentists, healthcare professionals, and pastors are encouraged to attend.  We hope you will join us as hundreds of physicians and dentists from across America, and around the world, gather to reflect Christ in Us. For more information go to or email NOTE: AMEN is not an official SDA-sponsored organization, but is composed of earnest SDA medical and dental professionals with a heart for ministry. The University Church does not endorse this organization, but is happy to share their invitation with interested members. You can learn more about them on their website at

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

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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:

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:

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:



Sabbath, September 21
Longest Table Sign-ups, Church Lobby
4pm – Memorial Service for Teresa Wilkinson, Heubach Chapel
7pm – Adventist Singles Fellowship, SonBridge

Sunday, September 22
11am – Memorial Service for Fred Schnibbe, Sanctuary

Monday, September 23
WWU first day of Fall Quarter classes
7:30am (daily) – Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel
7pm – Elder’s Meeting, Youth Room

Tuesday, September 24
11am – WWU Community, John McVay, Sanctuary
6:30pm – J.U.M.P., Juniors Room
7pm – High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday, September 25
6:30pm, Pathfinders, Fellowship Hall
7pm, Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel

Friday, September 27
6:44pm – Sundown
7pm – Youth Vespers, Youth Room
8pm – WWU Vespers, Albert Handal, Sanctuary

Sabbath, September 28
1:15pm, The Longest Table, 4th Street
3pm, Memorial Service for Ed Tomczek, Fellowship Hall

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