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Welcome to the athletes and guests who are visiting for the 2018 WWU Fall Classic. We are glad you are here! The following schools are represented this year by athletes visiting WWU for the volleyball and soccer tournaments:

American Christian Academy Auburn Adventist Academy
Cascade Christian Academy Columbia Adventist Academy
Deer Lake School Fraser Valley Adventist Academy
Gem State Adventist Academy Livingstone Adventist Academy
Milo Adventist Academy Mount Ellis Academy
Orcas Christian School Paradise Adventist Academy
Parkview Adventist Academy Puget Sound Adventist Academy
Rogue Valley Adventist Academy San Gabriel Adventist Academy
Upper Columbia Academy Walla Walla Valley Academy



WWU Fall Week of Worship

Please join Walla Walla University and the University Church pastoral staff in welcoming today’s preacher, Laurence Turner, Ph.D. Dr. Turner has spoken each day this week for WWU’s Week of Worship organized by

Albert Handal and the chaplain’s office. He is lecturer of Old Testament at Newbold College in England. He holds graduate degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary as well as the University of Sheffield. He has written a number of books, including most recently the award-winning, “Preaching the Old Testament” (2010). Dr. Turner has also lectured around the world including at The One Project.

Today, he joins the University Church community’s sermon series, “Savage: Hard Sayings of Jesus”, as he preaches on Luke 9:57–62 where Jesus utters the arresting phrase, “...let the dead bury their own dead.”


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We welcome the dedicated singers of I Cantori whom we hear for the first time this year. Please join me in welcoming and thanking them for giving so generously of their time and talent to praise God with beautiful music.

Sermon series are set months in advance, but over the years I have consistently been amazed at how themes, events, circumstances, and music come together in unexpected ways beyond the planning of worship leaders. In just this way I ponder that today’s savage saying should fall on the same Sabbath as the memorial service for KarrLayn Beck, cherished member of our congregation and wife of my music colleague Brandon. The organ and choral music are chosen with KarrLayn and the entire Beck family in mind.

Our service opens and closes with heroic pieces – compositions written in honor of fallen soldiers. Though not a service member, KarrLayn certainly led a heroic life and to the end, she inspired us all with her courage and optimism. The anthem prior to the sermon presents a paraphrase of
1 John 3:1, given here:

Think of how God loves you!
He calls you his own children,
and that is what you are.

In the choral offertory we hear perhaps the most famous piece ever written by the great master Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750), “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.” Here is a free translation of the German:

Jesus, source of all my joy,
He my heart’s supreme delight;
Jesus lightens all my woe,
through His love’s redeeming might.
He my eye’s most precious pleasure,
He my spirit’s choicest treasure,
Fast and firm within my heart;
He and I will never part.

Finally, the choral incidental music presents verses from the 23rd Psalm – the choice psalm of comfort and hope at times of loss and sadness. As you prepare to worship I invite you to meditate on these texts.

—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. The following is a small sample of how this is allocated:

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A special thank you to the volunteers who helped behind the scenes and the hundreds of church members who cooked for and hosted students for The Longest Table. This beautiful moment was made possible because of you!
—WWUC Pastoral Staff

A Celebration of Life service for KarrLayn Beck will be held on October 6 at 4pm in the University Church Sanctuary. Church members who would like to help support the Beck family may sign up to provide a meal for them at Search "Beck Family" with the password "0312" to find information and dates that meals have been requested. Contact Lori Ann Wilkinson with questions: 509.540.0586.

The flowers for today’s church service are provided in memory of KarrLayn Beck by Rogers Adventist School, Walla Walla Valley Academy, and Walla Walla University’s Academic Records and Music Departments.

Start your day with worship in Heubach Chapel Monday through Friday mornings from 7:30–7:50am. Music, fellowship, prayer, singing, worship credit, and a blessing!

Looking for a good old fashioned Sabbath School? Why not try “Renew,” a small close-knit group of students who meet in the Havstad Alumni Center every Saturday morning starting at 10am. We have food, sing hymns around the piano and then break off for discussion groups led by students and professors alike. We are wanting to extend a warm welcome to community members and would love to see your smiling faces join us.

The Organ Recital scheduled for October 13 has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts.

The University Church’s fall quarter sermon series is entitled “Savage: Hard Sayings of Jesus.” The title, “Savage,”makes use of an old word in the popular modern usage, connoting: brazen, bold, or impudent behavior or speech despite the ways in which it generates uncomfortable social consequences. The schedule below outlines the challenging teaching each Sabbath’s preacher will explore. Visit to access past sermons.

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The flower committee invites University Church members to contribute Sabbath morning bouquets for the Sanctuary platform. Sign up or get more information by visiting the information desk in the church lobby or by emailing

Adventist FORUM Meeting on October 13, at 4pm, in the Chan Shun Pavilion Lecture Hall, room 154. All are invited to join FORUM members and Drs. Bev Beem, Gregory Dodds, Dave Thomas, and Alden Thompson for a moderated conversation concerning recent proposals by General Conference administrators for ensuring “unity” in the church. These proposals have raised alarms in many quarters of the church for how they appear to centralize more authority than ever in a relatively small group. Multiple unions and conferences have expressed opposition to the plan, which will be discussed at the “Fall Council" meetings to be held in Silver Spring, Md., October 11–17, 2018.

The University Church has been grateful for the use of the piano in Heubach Chapel over the past four years. The Church will soon return the piano to its owner, and a new piano is needed to use for children’s worship, morning worship, and all of the events that take place in Heubach Chapel. If you have a piano that you are willing to loan to the church, email:

A memorial service for Lawrence Claridge, father of University Church member Rick Claridge, will be held on October 7 at 11am in the Village Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to SonBridge ministries.

A memorial service for Bob Forsyth, husband of former pastor Diane Forsyth, will be held on October 7 at 2pm in the Kennewick SDA Church. 7105 W. 10th Avenue, Kennewick, WA.

A Celebration of Life service for Barbara Brooks will be held on Sunday, October 7 at 2pm in the Eastgate SDA Church.

A Celebration of Life service for Charles Edwards will occur on November 3, at 3:15pm in the University Church Sanctuary.

We are sad to announce the passing of Clarice Monsanto Roper, the mother of University Church member Beverly Roper-Archer, last week on the Island of St. Thomas.

We are sad to announce the passing of University Church member Robert Thompson, brother of Bill Thompson, on October 3 in College Place.

The Denominational Retired Workers’ first potluck and program for fall 2018 will be Sunday, November 4. There will be no potluck on Sunday, October 7.

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 Monday, Oct. 15, at 6:30pm in the WWVA 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 for additional information.

The College Place Spanish Church is having an “Enchiladas To Go” fundraiser for Christian Education. To place an order, call 509.525.9523 or 509.301.2956 or email before October 9. Thank you supporting Christian Education!

18 enchiladas tray/$20 (cheese, chicken, potato or vegan);
Rice 16 oz/$5;
Beans 16 oz/$5

The Women's Ministry committee of the Village Church in College Place is planning a brunch and program to be on October 14, at 10 a.m. in the Village Church Fellowship Hall.  The women of the University Church are invited to join them.  Please RSVP to the Village Church office, 525-0882.

The Eastgate Church invites you to join them on a Maranatha mission trip to India Nov. 13–30. They plan to build a church for the Sairkarap congregation and are looking for volunteers to help with construction, medical or dental outreach or Vacation Bible School. You may register online at: Contact Kristi Bartlett at 509.520.6673 for more information.


The Christian Aid Center (CAC) is seeking a full-time food services program manager. This position will oversee the efforts of hundreds of dedicated volunteers in serving the needs of our community. CAC seeks a Christ-centered individual with prior food service management experience, good people skills, and a heart to serve others. Please submit resumes with references to Director of Operations, P.O. Box 56, Walla Walla, WA, 99362.

Camp MiVoden is looking for a full-time food service director. This is an opportunity be a part of a fantastic team that is impacting young people, families, and groups for the kingdom of God, all while living in a beautiful environment. To apply go to and fill out an application. For further questions please call 509.242.0506 to know more about this opportunity.

KLRF Radio 88.5 is looking for someone who would like to be an Assistant Treasurer as well as someone who would be the Secretary for the board. The Assistant Treasurer must be familiar with Quickbooks. The Secretary must be available to attend the monthly board meetings. You can contact the KLRF Manager, Owen Bandy at or call 707.483.3291


Training for Youth Leadership is October 12-13 at Columbia Adventist Academy in Battle Ground, Wash. This Youth Sabbath School Leadership Training by the North American Division and the North Pacific Union is for adults and youth who lead, or will soon lead, Youth Sabbath School. Learn how to start, restart, revive your youth Sabbath School in your church. Register at

Women's Quilting Retreat Oct 21-26. Do you enjoy quilting and would like to learn more? UCC Women’s Quilting Retreat, under the guidance of Marlene Oddie, is planned for October 21-26 at Camp MiVoden. This quilting retreat will finish just in time to join the UCC women's retreat at Camp MiVoden. For more information and to register, visit

A women's retreat is planned October 26–28. Upper Columbia Conference invites you to Camp MiVoden for  “Beautiful,” a weekend for teen girls and women to be refreshed at Hayden Lake. The keynote speaker is Cindy Tutsch, a seasoned speaker who has shared the gospel around the world in over 60 countries. Register online at: or by calling Wendy (afternoons only) at 509.838.2761.

Egypt Bible Tour is December 12–22, 2019. You are invited to join Dr. Carl Cosaert of Walla Walla University to discover the land of the pyramids, the pharaohs, Moses, and the Exodus. $2,425 plus airfare includes meals and accommodations. For more information, contact Sharon Searson at



Sabbath, October 6
4pm — Celebration of Life Service for KarrLayn Beck, Sanctuary
8pm — Adventist Singles Fellowship, SonBridge

Sunday, October 7
11am — Memorial Service for Lawrence Claridge, Village SDA Church
2pm — Memorial Service for Bob Forsyth, Kennewick SDA Church
2pm — Memorial Service for Barbara Brooks, Eastgate SDA Church

Monday, October 8
7:30am (daily) — Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel

Tuesday, October 9
11am — WWU CommUnity, ASWWU, WWU Gym
6pm — J.U.M.P., Juniors Room
7pm — High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday, October 10
6:30pm — Pathfinders, Fellowship Hall
7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel

Friday, October 12
6:15pm — Sundown
8pm — WWU Vespers, Adrian Marston, Sanctuary

Sabbath, October 13
8:45am — CFM Pancake Breakfast, Jr. High Room

Monday, October 15
7pm — Church Board Meeting, Youth Room








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