Today following Second Service, students and guests are invited to join the University Church family at our annual Longest Table for lunch. Hundreds of church members have chosen to sponsor tables and to prepare meals in hopes of creating community and fellowship with you! Please be our guest!

Today following Second Service, students and guests are invited to join the University Church family at our annual Longest Table for lunch. Hundreds of church members have chosen to sponsor tables and to prepare meals in hopes of creating community and fellowship with you! Please be our guest!


Today we welcome with delight, all our new and returning students, for the 2019-2020 school year. As you engage all of your stirring anticipation, enthusiasm, anxiety, wonder, and ambivalence, we hope you can take time to hold these feelings and the largeness of the new adventure on which you are embarking. Today wereaffirm our missional commitment, tobe a local congregation for students, during this crucial stage of formational development. We look forward to hearing your voices in worship, and visiting with you at the Longest Table. Welcome home.

– Pastor Andreas Beccai


 


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FAMILY OF GOD

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.

- Myrtle Tomczek as she grieves the loss of her husband, Ed.
- Keith Gibbons as he recuperates from heart procedure.
- 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.
- Paul & Sandi Opp and their family as they grieve the loss of Paul's father, LaVern Opp.
- Sid & Aileen Litchfield as they mourn the loss of Walter, Sid's father.



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MUSIC NOTE

We wish a warm welcome back to all students – it is good to have you home. We also welcome the wonderful musicians of University Singers and choral accompanist Trevor Natiuk. Trevor, a sophomore from Portland, also shares his music in the offertory, an arrangement of “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” (Hymn No.334). Please join me in thanking all of these musicians.

The organ postlude directly repeats a short melodic idea for a very specific reason. The word “litanies” refers to a special type of prayer that repeats a refrain or petition over and over. Psalm 136 provides the clearest example of this form in our bible. The composer Jehan Alain (1911-1940), who died in the French resistance of World War II, appended the following words to this piece.

When the Christian soul in its distress cannot find words to implore God’s mercy, it repeats ceaselessly and with a vehement faith the same invocation. Reason has reached its limit. Faith alone can go further.

May we each, in the stunningly powerful sounds of this repetitive piece, perceive the strength and power of our wonderful Lord who promises to be with us even in the shadows and valleys of our life. This year may we determine to repeat the promises of God as often as necessary to sustain us through all we may face..


-Kraig Scott

 
 
 

 
 

GIVE

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's loose offering goes toward Share the Life, an Upper Columbia Conference outreach ministry. If you would like to give directly to our University Church, please place your offering in a tithe envelope and mark your donation as "University Church Budget."

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.
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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.

Please join us at The Longest Table following Second Service today for fellowship and fun as we share a meal together while connecting with new and returning students.

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.

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.

Walter Litchfield sadly passed away this week. His memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 13 at 2pm in Heubach Chapel. 


The family of Ed Tomczek invites you to a time of sharing and memories at 3pm today in the Fellowship Hall. His wife Myrtle welcomes and appreciates your prayers during this time.

The College Place Spanish Church is having an enchilada fundraiser for  Christian education. A tray of 16 enchiladas (vegan, potato, or cheese) is $20, and 16-oz. containers of rice and beans are $5 each. To place an order, call 509.525.9523 or 509.301.2956 or email enchiladasforeducation@gmail.com by October 1. Pick up will take place between 12pm and 3pm on October 6 at Rogers Adventist School.

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 church@wallawalla.edu. to be directed to Dr. Gerald Craigg, who will be leading our program.

Gem Castor will share his testimony in Heubach Chapel at 8am on Sabbath, October 5. Castor is an itinerant missionary whose passion is to share Christ everywhere, anywhere, in every way possible. He has led united prayer for the General Conference, divisions, unions and conferences during annual and constituency meetings. He is also coordinating prayer sessions for ASI, GYC, and various youth conferences.

The Walla Walla Valley Academy Music Department invites you to a benefit concert tonight 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 rachel.scribner@wallawalla.edu 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 amensda.org/conferences/ or email conference@amensda.org. 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 amensda.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

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

 
 
 

EVENTS


Sabbath, September 28
1:15pm, The Longest Table, 4th Street
3pm, Memorial Service for Ed Tomczek, Fellowship Hall
7pm, Adventist Singles Fellowship, SonBridge
7:30pm, WWVA Benefit Concert: Acoustic Eidolon, WWVA Auditorium

September 30-October 4
11:40am, WWU Week of Worship, Andreas Beccai, Sanctuary

Monday, September 30
7:30am (daily), Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel

Tuesday, October 1
7pm, High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday, October 2
6:30pm, Pathfinders, Fellowship Hall
7pm, Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel

October 3–5
WWU Fall Classic Tournament

Friday, October 4
6:30pm, Sundown
8pm, WWU Vespers, Andreas Beccai, Sanctuary

Sabbath, October 5
8am, Gospel Outreach Prayer Rally, Gem Castor, Heubach Chapel
9am - Children and Youth Pancake Breakfast, Jr. High Room -
3:30pm, Gospel Outreach Rally, Sanctuary

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