They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

-Acts 2:42-47


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You are invited to join the Walla Walla University community next week for "Week of Worship." Each day at 11:40am in the Sanctuary, two students will share. Vespers will be at 8pm on Friday, and Sabbath services will be at their normal times.

Monday: Meghin Howard and Kathryn Schwartzkopf
Tuesday: Jody Washburn and Alex Aamodt
Wednesday: Mariela Smith and Cade Roberts
Thursday: Tyler Humphries and Kisa McClosky
Friday: Sarah Fandrich and Jonathan Muriu
Friday Vespers: Maeghan Wiseman and Zack Hoffer
Sabbath: Matthew Cosaert (1st & 2nd Services)



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We begin our service today with a setting of Hymn No.285, "Jesus Calls Us." I Cantori sings the first and last verses, followed by Emma Lou Diemer’s setting of the piece for organ. The composer writes that it is to be played “slowly, with great expression,” giving us the opportunity to reflect on the gentle but insistent call of our Lord to follow Him wherever He leads us. Thank you to the singers of I Cantori and our local Walla Walla organist Lanny Collins for leading us in worship together.

I Cantori presents three pieces by three living composers, each with a different thematic focus: love, joy, and peace. First, we are reminded that God loves us as His own children in the sweet, delicate piece by James MacMillan. Naturally, a celebration follows in Paul John Rudoi’s “Yonder Come Day.” This composition references the well-known spirituals “Steal Away,” and “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” which yearn for an eternal future with the loving Father. The offertory is a call for Christ’s present and perfect peace to flood our lives, depicted in the soft, lilting piano accompaniment.

The postlude closes our service with a moment of gratitude for the safety and peace Christ has given to us. This particular setting is based on the chorale by J.S Bach, “Jesus Christus, unser Heiland,” or “Jesus Christ, who freed our souls from danger.” The intense and passionate richness of this piece reflects a deep and overwhelming gratitude for what Jesus accomplished for us in His work on this earth.

-Lindsay Armstrong



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 graphic illustrates broadly how these donations are allocated.


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Welcome WWU Friendship Tournament athletes, sponsors, and coaches! We’re thrilled to have the more than 300 of you from a dozen schools on our campus and in our church this weekend.

Membership Transfers (January, first reading)
(IN) Mary Aparicio-Castrejon, Olympia, Wash.
Albert and Allison Handal, Keene, Tex.
LaVern Opp, Nampa, Ida.
Paul and Sandi Opp, Nampa, Ida.
(AWAY) David Bullock, Cloverdale, Boise, Ida.
Michael Tagaloa, Escondido, Calif.

All are invited to a joint Church Board / Business meeting Monday, January 22 at 7pm in the Youth Room.

A memorial for Vernita Kontz will take place on Sunday, January 21 at 1pm in Heubach Chapel.

Duwain Warner has been hospitalized recently.  Please remember him and his family in your prayers.

Medical Responders Needed. EMT/Paramedics, CPR-qualified Nurses, Nurse Providers, or Physicians who are willing to be on a list of medical responders during the church services, with one present and available for each church service each week, for possible medical emergencies, please contact Deanne at 509-301-6703 or

A number of small groups will be offered at the University Church this winter. Groups will be discussion-based, run for 60–90 minutes, and span a four to eight week period beginning later in January. Some groups this quarter will be focused on personal support for challenging seasons in life, others will center on Bible study, while still others will be geared toward practical daily living as followers of Jesus. Click here: for a detailed listing of small groups offered this quarter and contact information for leaders. Group size will be limited to about 10, so if you’re interested, contact the respective group leader right away. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Pastor Alareece Collie at

GEM STATE ALUMNI BRUNCH: You and a guest are invited to join Gem State Academy for brunch at the Havstad Alumni Center on Sunday, January 28 at 10:00 am. Come reconnect with fellow Gem State Academy alumni, meet the principal and alumni director, and learn what’s new at GSAA. To help us plan, please RSVP to by January 24.

Join ASWWU Global Services for a “Night Under the Stars” on Sunday, February 11 at 6pm in the University Church Fellowship Hall. There will be a catered meal, live music, an art and flower auction, as well free babysitting. Prices are $25/person so come enjoy a stress free evening with your loved one and support a good cause. RSVP to the WWU Church office.

Milton-Stateline Adventist School invites you to a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 4th, 8am to 10am, at the Stateline Adventist Church Fellowship Hall. There will be many delicious breakfast items to choose from. The cost is by donation. All the proceeds go to the 8th grade trip fund. See you there!

The annual Black History Celebration takes place next Sabbath. Dr. Hyveth Williams from the Theological Seminary will be preaching two different sermons  for First and Second services. In addition to the Mass Choir, the 60-voice Portland Adventist Academy Choir will lead us in worship, with guest musicians Wayne Bucknor and Andrew Young from Oakwood University.

Are you looking to connect with others? A number of small groups will be offered this winter. We would also love to have new leaders! The groups are discussion-based and will run for about an hour over a three to six week period. If you’re interested in leading a group, please contact Alareece Collie at

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.

SONBRIDGE CONSTITUENCY MEETING will be held on Sunday Feb. 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM.  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.

Enchiladas to go, from College Place Spanish SDA Church to benefit their student aid fund. Call 509.525-9523, 509.301.2956 or email to order. Order by January 30 to pick up on February 4 at Rogers Adventist School.

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.

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 volunteers to serve as barbers/hairstylists, registered nurses to help in our health clinic, and a van driver to pick up donated food on Monday mornings. Contact Jeannette at 509.525.7153.



Sabbath, January 20
    4:42pm — Sundown
    6pm — Adventist Singles Fellowship, SonBridge

Sunday, January 21
    1pm — Vernita Kontz Memorial, Heubach Chapel

Monday, January 22
    7:30am — (daily) Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel
    11:40am — (daily) Student Week of Worship, Sanctuary
    7pm — Church Board / Business Meeting, Youth Room

Tuesday, January 23
    7pm — High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday, January 24
    6:30pm — Pathfinders, Fellowship Hall
    7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel

Thursday, January 25
    6:30pm — J.U.M.P., Juniors Room

Friday, January 26    
    1pm — “Change the Day” Service Activity, Youth             Room
    4:50pm — Sundown
    8pm — WWU Vespers with ASWWU Weekend of         Worship, Sanctuary