Statue of martin luther in front of the frouenkirche, dresden,germany
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 “So when the devil throws
your sins in your face
and declares that you deserve
death and hell, tell him this:

"I admit that I deserve death and hell,
what of it?
For I know One who suffered
and made satisfaction on my behalf.
His name is Jesus Christ, Son of God,
and where He is there I shall be also!”

-Martin Luther,
from "On Christian Liberty"


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As a recent WWU graduate, it is my pleasure to be addressing you all for the first time as the interim minister of music here at the Walla Walla University Church. Thank you for the warmest of welcomes, and please join me in welcoming the host of talented musicians that are leading us in worship today as we celebrate another gathering with our Christian family and the beginning of Protestantism as we know it.

The anthem is brought to us by the students of the Walla Walla University Symphony Orchestra and showcases the tune of the familiar cry, “O Praise Him, Alleluia!” from hymn no. 2 in our hymnals. Take this time to reflect on the blessings God has given us in this life, including the ability to freely worship a powerful and merciful God.

Much of our religious freedom might not exist if it hadn’t been for the actions of Martin Luther, whose famous hymn will close our service today. First, sing along as our very own Walla Walla local Bethany Foster leads the congregation from the organ. Then, I invite you to continue your worship throughout the postlude with the hymn’s lyrics continuing to ring in your ear:

A mighty fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing;
Our helper He, amid the flood Of mortal ills prevailing.

May we all dedicate ourselves to living bravely, trusting we are protected by the mightiest fortress of all.

-Lindsay Armstrong,
Interim Minister of Music




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. Aside from pastors' salaries, which are funded by donations marked "tithe," the University Church budget funds all local ministries including youth and children, WWVA and Rogers subsidies, broadcast, worship, and the upkeep of the church campus.


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Membership Transfers (second 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.

Raising Tech-Safe Kids, a workshop hosted by WWVA will be November 16 at 6:30pm in the WWVA Auditorium. Chuck Hagele, CEO of Project Patch, will be presenting. No registration required. The workshop is Free. Call 509.525.1050 for more information.

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! or 509-527-2800

 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.

Retired Denominational Worker’s Potluck   November 5, 5:00 PM, Fellowship Hall, Village Church.  Dr. Roy Campbell will present a power point on astronomy following the potluck.

Volunteers needed for PB&J Drive! Join us November 11 at 2 PM at the Alaska Room in the Cafeteria as we make as many sandwiches as possible before donating them to those in need. If you’d like to register or if you have any questions, email or call (209) 954-2006 so we can prepare enough materials

Lorena Hoffman is celebrating her 100th birthday, November 5 3-5pm, at Havstad Alumni Center. RSVP by calling 541-745-5956.

Come Before Winter Sabbath film screening at Walla Walla University. Everyone welcome. The WWU Center for Media Ministry is hosting a Sabbath film screening on Dec. 2 from 3-5 PM in the Black Box (CTC 119)The film, Come Before Winter, tells the story of German Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the last days of Nazi GermanySpecial guests Kevin Ekvall, the film director, and Gary Blount, producer, will answer questions after the film.

The Interfaith Coalition on Poverty is sponsoring an event on November 15 to highlight national Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Our goal is to continue a community dialog on the issues of homelessness and poverty. It is scheduled for November 15, 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the First Congregational Church in Walla Walla. Child care will be provided for those interested.

The memorial service for Bernard B. Yanke will be November 25th at 3pm at the Village Church.

Milton-Stateline Adventist School is accepting applications for a janitor. Experience preferred. Position to start January 2018. For more information email or call 541-938-7131

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 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.

Help SonBridge get through the winter season by donating winter coats, shoes, and undergarments. Additional volunteers are also an urgent need. Call (509) 529-3100 for more details.

The memorial service for Art Harms will be November 15, at 11am at the College Place Village Church.

The College Place Spanish Church is having a silent auction through Facebook to raise funds for Christian Education and thus continue to financially support 15+ students. The silent auction will run from Monday, Nov. 13 at 8 am until Friday, Nov. 17 at 1 pm. Please visit our silent auction FB page “Thanksgiving Silent Auction for Christian Education”, like it and share it!  Thank you for participating and happy bidding!! God bless you all.

Guests coming and need an extra guest room? Havstad Alumni Center has 3 beautiful guest rooms. For guest room availability and information go to  or call 509 540-8095.

Need space for family/friends event? Havstad Alumni Center is available for rent for those special events. Choose between the 1st floor beautiful home-like living room setting or the 2nd floor which includes a full kitchen.  Located on 4th Street on the Walla Walla University campus.  For more information, please call 509 527-2241 between 9am - 5pm Monday - Thursday.

Blue Mountain Television (BMT) Fall Sharathon 2017 is nearly here! Join us beginning tomorrow, November 5-7, Sunday-Tuesday, each night from 6:00-10:00 PM on BMT to watch our Fall Sharathon program full of beautiful music and touching stories.

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 or call 509-540-9345.

You are invited to join Evidence, a youth group hosted in the Youth Room at 7 pm on Wednesday evenings, which focuses 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.

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.



Sabbath, November 4
    10:30am — Combined Theology-Chan Shun Sabbath School, Reformation panel discussion, Village Hall    
    5:34pm — Sundown
    6pm — Adventist Singles Vespers, SonBridge

Monday, November 6
    7:30am — (daily) Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel

Tuesday, November 7
    11am — WWU CommUnity, Bethany Logan Ropa,         Sanctuary
    7pm — High Five, Junior High Room

Wednesday, November 8
    6:30pm — Pathfinders, Fellowship Hall
    7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel
    7pm — Evidence Youth Group, Youth Room

Friday, November 10
    1pm — “Change the Day” Service Activity, Youth             Room
    4:27pm — Sundown
    8pm — WWU Vespers with Don Veverka, Sanctuary

Sabbath, November 11
    1:15pm — All Church Potluck, Fellowship Hall