This Sabbath marks the close of week of worship at Walla Walla University where a diverse array of students daily shared from their hearts the ways in which God has led them. Lindsey Haffner, a senior English major and ASWWU's Spiritual Vice President, completes the week today as she preaches on the theme of series, seasons. Her sermon also coincides with the University Church's winter sermon series, "Wise Guys," as she teaches from the Old Testament wisdom literature book of Ecclesiastes. As you worship today, please consider sending a Connect Card one of the students who spoke this past week:

Chad Nelson, senior, aviation
Diana Mignott, junior, psychology
Allie Scully, freshman, nursing
Andrew Yamada, senior, engineering
Cole Young, freshman, biology
Rachael Wright, senior, education
Jonathan Terry, freshman, business
Brian Mungandi, senior, engineering
Niko Pintos, junior, biology
Mindy Robinson, senior education
Kyle Carter, junior, nursing
Lilia Davies, junior, nursing
Lindsey Haffner, senior, English


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You are invited to join the University Church family for an informal afternoon of connecting, updating, and sweets. Next Sabbath afternoon, January 26 at 3:30pm, please bring your favorite dessert to share after lunch in the church lobby. The church will provide plates, napkins, and utensils. After the warm time together, please consider staying for Evensong with Kraig Scott in the Sanctuary at 4:30pm.


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Today we hear music from I Cantori of Walla Walla University. Please join me in thanking these dedicated musicians. We also thank two ladies of the music department, Sophie Naden-Johns, cellist from Seattle, and Talea Shupe, flautist from Spokane. Thank you for your support of, and thanks toward, all of these musicians.

For many reasons it is a special Sabbath for our congregation and I am happy to draw attention to one of them. In the New Testament Paul writes, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28). Yet in our society, in our denomination, and even on this campus, we often seem to make a great difference based on gender. Today, therefore, I am especially excited to hear from a female speaker, to hear from female musicians in the prelude, and postlude, and to have a female solo in the offertory. Furthermore, I Cantori sings a setting of Psalm 23 composed by the great American musician and multi-Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin (b.1950). Written upon the death of his mother and dedicated it to her, McFerrin has chosen to replace the usual pronouns with feminine pronouns. I pray that you will use the startlingly new nature of the resulting text to open your ears and heart to the message of Jesus who spoke of himself in feminine terms:

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!” (Matthew 23:37).

Last week in this space I wrote about the importance of repeated listening. Today we repeat from last week a lesser-known hymn because it speaks of Seasons – the theme of this week’s ASWWU student week of worship. As you prepare your heart to worship, I invite you to meditate on the words of this hymn, No.342.

-Kraig Scott




On Monday, December 17, 2018, the University Church board in business session approved the 2019 church budget of $854,844. This represents a modest 2.3 percent increase over the 2018 church budget. It enables our church to keep up with inflation and accommodate growing ministry needs. Thank you so much for your generosity to the life-giving ministry of the University Church. For more information about the 2019 church budget, please contact the church office:


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The Church Office will be closed on Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The January Church Board meeting date has been rescheduled to Monday, January 28 at 7pm in the Youth Room. All are invited!

50-Plus Potluck is Sunday, January 20 at 5pm in the Youth Center. The program will be presented by Violin Praise.

SonBridge constituency meeting will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 10am. The agenda will include inspiring financial and development reports of God’s blessings and an update of future plans. This constituency session is for designated delegates, but interested parties are welcome to attend! Thank each of you for your amazing support of this important ministry.

We are sad to announce that Deanie Christy passed away from cancer on January 12. She is survived by her husband, Rob Christy and their two daughters, Courtney and Cami, and her father and stepmother Jerry and Martha Mason. A memorial is being planned for February 9 in Heubach Chapel at 3pm.

We are sad to announce that Duwain Werner passed away on December 29. He is survived by his daughters, Te' Werner, Connie Werner, and Brenda Trapani. Condolences can be sent over facebook on Brenda’s art page @brendatrapaniart.

We are sad to announce Harold D. Lund passed away December 14, 2018. A memorial service will be held at the Village SDA Church January 26 at 3:30pm. He was the husband of Lora Lee Lund and father of Jamie Lund Widman, Stacy Hermann, Doug Lund.

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Becoming a Man of God — Join us at Camp MiVoden March 1–3 for the Upper Columbia Conference Men’s Summit. Pastor Kevin Wilfley will present his “Becoming a Man of God” series. Reserve your spot at

Free estate planning is offered as a service of the Upper Columbia Conference Trust Department for UCC members. They help you take care of family, and just ask that you have a desire to make a significant difference in some way connected with Upper Columbia Conference (evangelism, your local church or school, etc.). For more information, or to arrange an appointment next time a representative is in your area, please contact Andrew McCrary at 509.242.0472 or e-mail

The Blue Zone Project keynote presentation will take place on Monday, January 21 at 6:30pm at Village Hall.Tony Buettner will present on how we can transform our health and well-being and boost the economic vitality of the Walla Walla Valley by becoming a Blue Zones Community. More information can be found at

Volunteer for “Love Heals” free clinic coming to Walla Walla, April 18 & 19, 2019. Physicians, dentists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, nurses, dental hygienists and assistants, chiropractors, prayer warriors, organizers, hospitality experts, pastors and chaplains, and everyone in between are encouraged to partner with Walla Walla University and many area churches and support organizations in lending your hand to this beautiful ministry. Learn more and register to volunteer at:

The Winter Quarter pulpit series at the University Church is entitled “Wise Guys.” Each Sabbath, a variety of preachers from our community (including our new senior pastor Andreas Beccai) will open the scriptures sharing from the wisdom literature books of: Ecclesiastes, Proverbs, Job, and Song of Solomon.

A church member is seeking a female live-in caregiver to care for her 93-year-old mother who has a broken hip and early-stage dementia. Caregiving responsibilities would be daily from 6pm-8am. Payment will include room and board as well as wages depending on experience. If you are interested in this position, please contact Lou at 515.238.5497.

The College Place Spanish Church is having an Enchiladas To Go sale to raise funds for Christian Education. Order by January 29 and pick up February 3 at Rogers Adventist School from 1-3pm.
To order please call 509.525.9523 / 509.301.2956 or
16 enchiladas tray/$20 (cheese, chicken, potato or vegan);
Rice 16 oz/$5; Beans 16 oz/$5
Thank you supporting Christian Education!

The students of Milton–Stateline Adventist School are collecting donations to help Paradise Adventist Academy. Their goal is $2,000 to help pay the tuition of students whose parents lost their jobs. This money will keep them going until the end of this school year. You may help in this special outreach by donating via check (made out to MSAS). The school will send tax deductible receipts..



Sabbath, January 19
6pm — Adventist Singles Fellowship, SonBridge

Monday, January 21
7:30am — (daily) Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel
11am — WWU CommUnity, Kazi Joshua, Sanctuary

Tuesday, January 22
6:30pm — J.U.M.P., Juniors Room
7pm — High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday, January 23
6:30pm — Pathfinders, Fellowship Hall
7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel

January 24—26
WWU Friendship Tournament

Friday, January 25
4:47pm — Sundown
8pm — WWU Vespers, Sanctuary

Sabbath, January 26
3:30pm — Dessert Potluck, Church Lobby
4:30pm — Evensong, Sanctuary
6pm — Adventist Singles Fellowship, SonBridge

Monday, January 28
7:30am — (daily) Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel

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