Walla Walla University Church
July 22, 2017
While life’s dark maze I tread,
and griefs around me spread,
be Thou my guide;
bid darkness turn to day,
wipe sorrow’s tears away,
nor let me ever stray
from Thee aside.
-Third stanza from today's closing hymn, #517, My Faith Looks up to Thee
AT THE UNIVERSITY CHURCH
We thank Matt Heinrich for leading the band and Abigail Wissink for sharing her singing talents. Abi graduated in June and we are very grateful she is still in the valley so we can hear her. A paraphrase of the anthem, sung in German, follows:
If you are with me, I will go gladly, even unto death.
This famous aria, long attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach, appeared in both collected editions of Bach’s works. Recently recovered evidence, however, points to Gottried Heinrich Stözel (1690–1749) as the actual composer. In addition to his fine musical education, Stözel studied theology in Leipzig, Germany, the city where Bach would eventually settle in 1723.
The postlude, “O Lamb of God, most stainless!” was a favorite hymn of Johann Sebastian Bach; he set it twice for organ and included it in the opening movement of the St. Matthew Passion. The large setting we hear today replicates the three stanzas of the original hymn.
Thank you for your generosity to the local ministry of the University Church, as well as to the mission of the Adventist Church globally. The following graphic illustrates how donations marked "tithe" are allocated. The loose offering this Sabbath will go toward "Streams of Light" at the Upper Columbia Conference, a special fund for Adventist education, Camp MiVoden, and other evangelism.
(Although there is a new look to the giving page
at this link, your username and password
is exactly the same.)
TOUCHES OF INTEREST
Modified Church Office Hours: Monday, July 24-Friday, August 4, the church office will be open 9am-11am. We will work to quickly respond to messages and, as always, you can reach us by emailing email@example.com.
WWU Church Family Camping weekend is planned for September 8–10, at Harris Park Campground in Umatilla County, up the hill from Milton-Freewater. The full campground is blocked off for our members to reserve (RV sites with full hook-ups, 2 cabins, and spaces for tents are available). This gathering and any additional activities will be informally organized, with the exception of a family worship with group potluck to follow on Sabbath. Register by calling Cortney at Harris Park: 541.938.5330. Contact Sherrice Croft for details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farewell Potluck for Paddy, Tricia, Ayden and Ally McCoy on Wednesday, July 26 at 6pm in the CTC Bowl. All are invited to wish the McCoys well on their move to Ohio. Please bring your own lawn chairs and a salad to share.
The WWVA Singers is looking for an accompanist for the upcoming school year. We rehearse twice a week and perform about once a month in a variety of genres, as well as a cappella selections. If you are interested in getting involved with a neat group of young people who have a great work ethic toward making fine music, please contact Director Patti Short at email@example.com or 540-292-9379.
Positive Life Radio is pleased to present our 19th annual Christmas in July! This year we’re focusing on donating water bottles and sports drinks for our local fire departments. On July 25th, please bring water bottles and/or sports drinks to your local rural fire stations. We’d love to see your donation! Feel free to send us a picture at firstname.lastname@example.orgFor more information, please call Positive Life Radio at 509-527-2991.
As a Health Coach, help lead our valley, one person at a time, towards a vibrant future. Call (509) 529-3100 or visit sonbridge.org for details.
50th Anniversary Celebration for Loren & Ruth Fenton. Sunday, August 6 , 2pm, Milton Church Fellowship Hall. All invited!
Small group Bible Study, Prayer, Praise, and Promises. Every Tuesday at 6:30pm at Heubach Chapel. Come to share and pray together. All Welcome.
Bracelets supporting Miles Kearbey are available. They are $5 each, available in both adult and youth size, 100% proceeds go to the Kearbey family. They’re orange (the color for pediatric cancer) with the following inscription: #MilesCourage *Psalms 27:14* #MilesStrength If anyone is interested in buying one (or more), they are welcome to email, text, or call Kate Follett, email@example.com, (509)876-9131.
Register now for the 2017 Global Leadership Summit. For the second year in a row, the University Church is a premier host site to this great leadership training event. For more information, visit wwuchurch.com/gls2017 or contact
Volunteer Teaching Position in Dillingham, Alaska for 18 years or older. If you have at least one year education training, Dillingham Adventist School might be the place for you next school year. Call or text Sueal Cunningham at 907-843-2177 for more information.
Sabbath, July 22
8:34pm — Sundown
Monday, July 24
(daily) — Modified Church Office Hours, 9am-11am
Tuesday, July 25
6:30pm — Prayer, Praise, Promises Small Group, Heubach Chapel
Wednesday, July 26
6pm — McCoy Farewell Potluck, CTC Bowl
7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel
Friday, July 28
8pm — WWU Vespers, Conard Courtyard
8:28pm — Sundown
Thursday, August 10-Friday, August 11
Global Leadership Summit, University Church
Friday, September 8 - Sunday, September 10
WWU Church Family Camping, Harris Park
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