Pen and watercolor by University Church member Brenda Trapani Printed by permission, see more at

Pen and watercolor by University Church member Brenda Trapani
Printed by permission, see more at


Let gratitude
be the pillow
upon which you kneel
to say your nightly prayer.
And let faith
be the bridge you build
to overcome evil
and welcome good.

Maya Angelou,
Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer


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Happy Thanksgiving and welcome to the Walla Walla University Church. It is always a joy to welcome family and friends home to this congregation. I am especially grateful today to have Kristina, from New York, and Alexander, from Spokane, home to join me in making music.

The anthem prior to the sermon was written by Australian composer May Brahe and her English lyricist friend
Helen Taylor in 1927. Although written by two members of the British Commonwealth this hymn has enjoyed perhaps even greater popularity in this country where it has always been strongly linked to the Thanksgiving holiday. In the offertory Handel set words from Isaiah 40:11 and Matthew 11:28-29. As you prepare to worship I invite you to meditate on these verses, given below:

He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. (Isaiah 40:11)

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. (Matthew 11:28-29)

-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 to Upper Columbia Conference “Streams of Light.”

To donate to the University Church budget, please mark it on your tithe envelope or select it in the online giving portal via the church’s website. Donations to the University Church budget fund all local ministries, including youth and children, WWVA and Rogers subsidies, broadcast, worship, and the upkeep of the church campus.

The chart below compares giving to the University Church Budget in 2017 with giving so far in 2018.



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Elder Edwin Beck, who served the church as a missionary and pastor, passed away on October 14. He was the husband of Jackie Beck and father of Jeanne Jarnes, Nancy Irland, and Peter Beck. A memorial service will be held today at 2:30pm in Heubach Chapel.

If you are attending church by yourself this morning, or if you are a visitor to this congregation, you are invited to join a group of church members for a haystack dinner. No need to RSVP, please come to the Junior High Room immediately following the second service, at approximately 1:15pm. The Jr. High Room is located on the north side of the church, adjacent to the WWU men’s dormitory.

You are invited to a German Christmas Sing-along on Sabbath, December 1 at 10am in Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center room 208. If you have questions, contact Curt Schafer 509.527-3116.

We are sad to announce that Ted Howard, the father of Aileen Litchfield, passed away on November 10 at Walla Walla Veterans Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

You are invited to 2018 Christmas music programs by Walla Walla University’s Music Department (Friday, December 7 at 6pm and 8pm in the Sanctuary), Walla Walla Valley Academy (Sabbath, December 8 at 7pm in the WWVA Auditorium), and Rogers Adventist School (Wednesday, December 5 at 7pm in the WWVA Auditorium).

Thank you for your help supplying pies for the 2018 Thanksgiving Community Dinner at DeSales High School last week. Your generous contributions were warmly received and highly appreciated!

Business club and ENACTUS are partnering to organize a drive on campus to gather personal hygiene products (toilet paper, toothpaste, deodorant, razors) and canned foods for the Christian Aid Center. The drive will run November 16–December 7. Collection bins are located in the church lobby, Bowers Hall, and Peterson Memorial Library. Thank you for the donations!

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 Spanish Translation Team is recruiting bilingual Spanish/English speakers to interpret the University Church worship service. If you are interested in joining this ministry, contact Sandra Graham at 509.526.8011.

Registration is open for the 2019 Upper Columbia Conference Camp Meeting. The main speakers this year are Randy Roberts, senior pastor of the Loma Linda University Adventist Church and Sung Kwon, director of the North American Division Adventist Community Services. Your whole family will be spiritually blessed as we seek to build up the family of God. Visit: to register.

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is partnering with College Place High School to do a leaf-raking fundraiser. Contact if you would like to have students rake leaves in your yard. They will accept donations if you would like to give. This money will go to the local EWB project or the Peru Project. This year the local project team will design, prototype, and build a mechanism to collect the rubber ducks from the river for the Ducky Derby that takes place in May. The Peru project will provide energy through solar panels.

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.

Havstad Alumni Center is a great place to gather with family and friends for the holidays. It has a homelike atmosphere, while providing enough space for your family dinners, receptions, company dinners and meetings, and a place to gather with friends. For additional information and availability, call 509.527.2241 or email

Guests coming and you need an extra bedroom? Havstad Alumni Center has three beautiful guest rooms with private entrances, bathrooms and daily cleaning service for rent. For guestroom availability or to make a reservation, go to or call 509. 527.2241.


Do you have a passion for missions? Are you looking for a meaningful way to utilize your God-given gifts? Are you searching for a position where you can grow in your professional skills? Do you desire work that is more of a calling than merely a job? You may be just the right person to join our team. Bangla Hope is a non-profit SDA-based ministry that serves orphaned and underprivileged children in Bangladesh. We are looking to add another person to work in our US Headquarters in Kennewick, WA. If you are interested in learning more about this vacant position, please call to speak with Debi Axford Monday – Thursday from 9am – 3 pm at 509.586.4259 or e-mail her at to request a job description and application.

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.

Are you looking for a life-changing journey? Here at SonBridge, we partner with IMPACT! Life Transitions, a life coaching and counseling center that offers free services to those seeking answers to life's hardest puzzles. 

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

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

2019 Great Controversy Tour, June 21–July 4, 2019 Join Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, a specialist in church history and development of prophetic interpretation, and see the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive. Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, France, and Germany. For more information, call 269.815.8624 or email

Partners for Palau is a North Pacific Union Conference long–term mission initiative to provide ministry and educational support to this island territory. Palau is part of the Guam-Micronesia Mission at the far western edge of the North American Division. From teachers to Pathfinders and from mentoring a student teacher to purchasing a desk, there is a project for every group or person. Learn more about how you can become involved at



Sabbath, November 24
2:30pm — Memorial Service for Edwin Beck, Heubach Chapel
6pm — Adventist Singles Fellowship, SonBridge

Monday, November 26
WWU, WWVA, and RAS classes resume
7:30am — (daily) Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel

Tuesday, November 27
11am — WWU CommUnity, Jared Thurmon, Sanctuary
7pm — High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday, November 28
6:30pm — Pathfinders, Fellowship Hall
7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel

Thursday, November 29
6pm — Active Shooter Training, Youth Room

Friday, November 30
4:11pm — Sundown
8pm — WWU Vespers, Brant Berglin, Sanctuary

Sabbath, December 1
8:45am — CFM Pancake Breakfast, Jr. High Room
4pm — Evensong, Sanctuary
6pm — Adventist Singles Fellowship, SonBridge







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