Walla Walla University Church
October 21, 2017
Reflections of a few WWU students serving this year around the world
Caleb King, Peru
The biggest challenge so far is right now I'm really missing my family at home. Otherwise, I would really appreciate prayers and getting letters while I'm here, talk to the WWU SM office about my address here in Peru.
Jamison Logan, Majuro
My biggest challenge has been coming from my background of no teaching experience to daily teaching twenty plus sixth graders. Through this mission year, it has been comforting to watch as God has been giving the other ten SMs and me the peace and courage we need to take one day at a time and to share Christ's love as we provide a Christian education.
Jenny Bovey, Philippines
I've seen Jesus working with the children here in the Philippines. Within the past couple weeks, many young children from our village have started to come to church. Even though their parents aren't interested in coming to church, the children come on their own because they want to learn about Jesus and His love for them.
My biggest challenge so far is finding a way to communicate with the people here in my village so that I can share Jesus with them and help them with medical needs. I don't know how to speak any of their language (Tagalog) and no one in the village speaks English.
My biggest need right now is knowing that have a supportive group behind me. Letters and emails from anyone would be amazing.
William Howard, Haiti
Life in Haiti is not easy. There are challenges every day, such as protests, broken tools, social issues between workers, language barriers, and low funding. Sometimes I wonder if I'm making a difference and I lose hope. But then I remember God's words, "So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord Your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you" (Deuteronomy 31:6). Life in Haiti is not easy, but I know God is here with me.
Jocelyn Magdaleno, Peru
My experience as a student missionary has been such a blessing so far, and I’m so thankful that God called me to serve in Peru. I’m happy to be serving the locals through medical work and to be working with disabled kids at the local orphanage. I constantly see Jesus through our doctor and nurse that work tirelessly to see as many patients as possible every day. The Peruvians have so much love to give, and they’ve taught me how to grow as a follower of Christ. Many of the locals have asked me about bilingual Bibles because they want to learn English and connect with Christ. I would love if The University Church could support me in helping the locals receive bilingual Bibles.
Our PO Box is:
Pucallpa, Ucayali, Peru
AT THE UNIVERSITY CHURCH
We wish a warm Walla Walla welcome to all parents and family members on this special weekend; we are glad that you are here. For the first time this academic year we get to hear the University Brass Choir, under the direction of Brandon Beck. Please join me in welcoming them and the many students of University Singers.
All of the Brass Choir music is based on hymns. The prelude presents Saints Bound for Heaven and Wondrous Love (No.162); in the offertory we hear Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah (No.538); and the postlude features the great Reformation hymn, A Mighty Fortress (No.506).
The offertory sets verses from the first chapter of John while in the anthem we hear the following words of Mary:
My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: For, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. (Luke 1:46–49)
As you prepare your heart to worship God I invite you to silently and reverently meditate on the words of these hymns and biblical passages.
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. The following is a small sample of how this is allocated:
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TOUCHES OF INTEREST
Welcome to families visiting WWU Students this weekend! We're glad you've joined us for worship. Please check out the list of special events planned for you in the Family Weekend brochure - many of which are not included in our print bulletin. See the attached link here for more details!
Placement Board Report (Second Reading)
Darold Bigger, Head Elder
Trudy Klein, Head Greeter
The 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation is October 31. Walla Walla University has a number of events planned to commemorate the event. Greg Dodds, professor of history at WWU will present at CommUnity on October 31 at 11am in the Sanctuary. Then, later that night, John McVay will interview "Luther" live in Village Hall at 7pm *(see poster). The film "Luther" will be screened Wednesday evening, November 1, at 7pm in Conard chapel. On November 4, Sabbath, at 10:30am in Village Hall there is a special Sabbath School class planned joining Theology and Chan Shun communities. The format is a panel discussion about Adventism and the Reformation with John McVay, Karen Clausen-Brown, Volker Henning, and Greg Dodds (moderator). The worship services that day will also be themed around the reformation. All events are free and open to the public.
Membership Transfers (first reading)
(IN) Benjamin and Kalani Dodd, from Milton-Freewater David and Melissa Rae, from Kirkland, Wash.
(AWAY) Kaelan, Caixin, and Keenen Brandenburg, to College Place Village Church
Robert and Judy Cushman, to PUC, Angwin, Cal.
Josefer and Heather Montes, to Kettering, Oh. Michael Smith, to Spokane Valley, Wash.
Support the WWVA orchestra by ordering home made pies at $12/pie. Perfect for gifts, dinners, celebrations, and/or holidays. Please order early by calling Ronda at 509-730-5891. Pie pick-up will be at WWVA Dining Hall, Nov 5 from 12-3pm. If you have previously used this fundraiser to donate pies to the community Thanksgiving dinner, you can do so again. Please indicate your donation when ordering so the pies can be baked at the appropriate time.
Classroom Coordinators Needed! Our Kindergarten 1 and Primary 2 classes are looking for a person willing to organize teachers weekly for their rooms! We would love someone who enjoys teaching in case they need to fill in on occasion. Volunteers must complete (or have already completed) the Verified Volunteers training and screening.Please contact Pastor Jenn today if this call is for you! email@example.com or 509-527-2800
Denominational Retired Workers’ Potluck November 5, 5:00 p.m. Fellowship Hall, Village Church.We always welcome new Retirees to come and join our group for a potluck and program each month. Meetings begin in October and run through the winter until June. See you there November 5!
All-Church Potluck - including students and visitors. Sabbath, Nov 11 after Second Serve (1:15 PM) in the Church Fellowship Hall.
We need pies! Each year for the community Thanksgiving dinner, the University Church supplies 50 pies. If you are willing to help, please deliver yours to the church office before 10am on Tuesday, November 21.
The viewing for Bernard B. Yanke will be at Mountain View Colonial Dewitt on Saturday Oct. 28th from 12 pm – 5 pm and on Oct. 29th from 12 pm – 5 pm.
How to Pay for College—Online Webinar. Walla Walla University will host a free online webinar for prospective students and their parents titled How to Pay for College on Wednesday Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Register at sfs.wallawalla.edu/webinars. This 40-minute presentation will be led by experts from WWU Student Financial Services, and Marketing and Enrollment Services. After the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions.
If you’re a medical doctor or dental hygienist and are interested in going on a mission trip to Bolivia with a church group in March, please contact Monique Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509-540-9345.
Memorial Service for Mabel Jones, Sabbath, October 28, 3 PM, Walla Walla City Church. Light meal following service in Fellowship Hall. Former City Church Pastor Rick Bowes will officiate.
SonBridge Community Center would like to extend a big “Thank you!” to everyone who helped make the Health EXPO a reality. We are grateful for your generosity in service and spirit!
Memorial Service for Mabel Jones, Sabbath, October 28, 3 PM, Walla Walla City Church. Light meal following service in Fellowship Hall. Former City Church Pastor Rick Bowes currently at Meadow Glade will officiate.
You are invited to join Evidence, a youth group hosted in the Youth Room at 7 pm on Wednesday evenings, whichfocuses on Bible study, community service, and fellowship. The leaders, Cameron Fitzgerald and Emily Ellis, are excited to be part of this ministry and the student’s lives.
How to Pay for College Workshop: Walla Walla University will visit Walla Walla Valley Academy to provide a free workshop for prospective students and their parents titled “How to Pay for College” on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Music Room. This 40-minute presentation will be led by experts from WWU Student Financial Services, and Marketing and Enrollment Services. After the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions. Visit wallawalla.edu/workshops for additional scheduled workshops.
Sabbath Seminar, October 21, 10:30am — Pastor Bryan’s excellent recent sermon, and Alden Thompson’s classic book on the Old Testament God have paved the way, but Gregory A. Boyd’s blockbuster new opus: 2 Volume, THE CRUCIFIXION OF THE WARRIOR GOD--Interpreting the Old Testament’s Violent Portraits of God in Light of the Cross, pushes this topic deeper and further than ever before. Jack Hoehn will present a thought provoking introduction to the new ideas in this challenging and possibly transformative book.
Fall quarter small groups at the University Church are taking shape. Several are full, or have already started. Visit wwuchurch.com/#small-groups for additional details, contact information, or to put your name on a wait-list.
-Revitalizing Spiritual Health with Janet Wilkinson -Meaningful Life in Retirement with Mel & Joyce Lang
-Faith to the Finish with Lauri Rootvik
-Fun with Vegan Cooking with Renee Unterseher
-Mothers of Sons with DeLona Bell
-Lifting Each Other Up with Warren Rood
-The Reformation Through History with Aileen Litchfield
Thank You to all who have volunteered a few hours of their time one or two days a week at the Community Center Warehouse, 8th and Bade. Leaders are still needed in both warehouses, as well as several men to assist on Sundays and Mondays, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Your helping hands are appreciated.
The Christian Aid Center needs you! This important ministry partner of the University Church is always in need of volunteer help. In particular, the director of volunteers at CAC (and our church member), Jeannette Regalado, is requesting for help with chapel speakers (6:30pm daily), breakfast cooks (Sunday and Monday mornings), and van drivers to pick up donated food (Tuesday and Thursday mornings). Contact Jeannette at 509.525.7153.
2017 AMEN Conference: Are You Willing?: Are you a physician or dentist willing to serve God through medical ministry? Then the AMEN conference is for you! Join us Thursday October 26 – Sunday October 29, 2017 in Hilton Head Island, SC. During the 2017 AMEN Conference, each speaker will explore how you can have a vibrant, growing Christian experience yourself and, out of the context of your own experience, share God’s love with your patients. The essence of Jesus’ life was a willingness to do the Father’s Will and the goal of this year’s conference is to inspire each one of us to do the same. Featured Speakers include: Pastors Dwayne Lemon and Mark Finley; Physicians Ricardo Whyte, Debbie Beihl, Stephen Waterbrook, & Norman McNulty; Dentists Stephen Wright, Carlos Moretta, and many others. All physicians, dentists, healthcare professionals, and pastors are welcome to attend. Jesus is coming soon - let's prepare ourselves, our patients, and our colleagues! For more information please visit www.amensda.org or call 530-883-8061.
The UCC Women’s Fall Retreat, Always, October 27 and 28, welcomes special guest, Janet Page, General Conference Associate Ministerial Secretary. Registration is available at UCC Women’s Ministries web page. https://www.uccsda.org/English/Women/Pages/Womens-Ministries.aspx.
Sabbath, October 21
1pm — Sabbath Lunch for parents of WWU students visiting, WWU Gym
2-5pm — Havstad Alumni Center, living room space
3-5pm — "More Bridges, No Walls" with Loren Dickinson, CSP 154
5pm — Evensong, Sanctuary
5:56pm — Sundown
7pm — Adventist Singles Vespers, SonBridge
7:30pm — ATTFSCDTYDKA, WWU Faculty and Staff Talent Show, Village Hall
Sunday, October 22
9am — AGA Cancer Awareness Fun Run 5K, CTC Parking Lot
Monday, October 23
7:30am — (daily) Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel
Tuesday, October 24
11am — WWU CommUnity, C.L. Shepherd, Sanctuary
7pm — High Five, Junior High Room
Wednesday, October 25
7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel
7pm — Evidence Youth Group, Youth Room
Friday, October 27
1pm — “Change the Day” Service Activity, Youth Room
5:46pm — Sundown
8pm — WWU Vespers with Terry Johnson, Sanctuary
Tuesday, October 31
11am — WWU CommUnity, Greg Dodds on the Reformation, Sanctuary
7pm — A Conversation with Martin Luther, Village Hall
Wednesday, November 1
7pm — "Luther" film screening, hosted by ASWWU, Conard Chapel (free and open to the public)
Sabbath, November 4
10:30am — Special combined Sabbath School with Theology and Chan Shun, Reformation panel discussion.
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