The University Church pastors wish a very warm welcome to the many athletes, coaches, parents, and sponsors visiting campus this week for the WWU Friendship Tournament. It is our prayer that as we enjoy the fun and camaraderie of healthy sportsmanship, we continue to put our hope in the One who is over and through and in all things.

The prophet Jeremiah writes, “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight.”

On this beautiful Sabbath day, we are pleased to host you in this Sanctuary where we in unity humbly bow our heads before our Creator God.

—The University Church Pastoral Staff


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The University Church’s annual Black History celebration takes place next Sabbath, February 2. Pastor Michael Kelly from the Mt. Rubidoux Church in Riverside, California will preach two different sermons that day; one for First Serve at 9:30am and the other at Second Service at 11:45am. University Church members can expect the wonderful music leadership of Drs. Wayne Bucknor and Andrew Young visiting once again from Oakwood University. “Total Praise: A Festival of Choirs” concert is planned for Sabbath afternoon at 4pm in the Sanctuary. All are encouraged to attend as we reflect on black history in America, challenge ourselves to be about the cause of justice, and worship our great God together in the African American style.


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We thank the many student of University Singers and the students and community members of Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Brandon Beck. Please join me in thanking all of these musicians.

The anthem presents Michael Barrett’s arrangement of a song sung in isiXhosa – one of the official languages of South Africa and Zimbabwe. The translation follows:

Thixo onothando God of love
Ndimi phambi kwakho I stand before thee
Thixo onothando, God of love,
Ndiph’ uthando Give me love so I
ndifakaze ngawe. may testify about you.
Hosanna phezulu, Hosanna above,
Hosann’ enyangweni Hosanna in the highest
Thixo ndila namhla, God I am here today,
Hosanna. Hosanna.

Our closing hymn includes many of the keywords in today’s scripture. As you prepare your heart to worship I invite you to silently meditate on this wonderful text, some of which is given here.

Lord, whose love in humble service
Bore the weight of human need,
Who upon the cross, forsaken,
Worked Your mercy’s perfect deed:
We, Your servants, bring the worship
Not of voice alone, but heart;
Consecrating to Your purpose
Every gift which You impart.
Still Your children wander homeless;
Still the hungry cry for bread;
Still the captives long for freedom;
Still in grief we mourn our dead.

—Kraig Scottt




January 26 is Religious Liberty Sabbath, a special day in which we take time as a world church to remember and pray for the many millions of men, women, and children who suffer harassment, discrimination, and even imprisonment or physical harm, because of their spiritual commitments. Today, the loose offering we collect will go to the department of public affairs and religious liberty at the General Conference and will help support the publication of “Liberty Magazine.”


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We welcome Pastor Andreas Beccai to the pulpit of the University Church. Andreas is currently completing his service as the senior pastor of the Volunteer Park Adventist Church in Seattle, Washington in preparation to transition to the Walla Walla University Church in March 2019 as senior pastor. Today marks his very first Sabbath sermon. Please join the pastoral staff in welcoming him, his wife Cassandre, and daughter, Eden. Pastor Beccai will also preach at the University Church on February 9, March 9, and March 16, 2019.

Walla Walla University Friendship Tournament concludes tonight, January 26 with an assortment of basketball games in the WWU, WWVA, and Rogers gyms. The yearly tournament began on Thursday, January 24 with teams visiting from the following 15 schools:

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

Interested in checking out Rogers Adventist School for your child’s education? Join K-8 teachers and administration for a school tour, complimentary meal, and important information about RAS curriculum and community on February 21, 6pm. Childcare available. Text your RSVP to 509.386.7386 or

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The family of Sid and Aileen Litchfield wish to give heartfelt thanks to the many of you dear church family who shared cards, words and beautiful flowers of sympathy after the loss of Ted Howard, Aileen’s father. A celebration of his life will be at The Village Church Chapel on February 2 at 3pm.

Retired Denominational Workers’ Annual Brunch, Sunday February 3, 10am, in the Alaska Room, WWU Cafeteria. There will be a fee at the door for this Gala Event. Come with your Spouse or invite a friend and enjoy a delightful program. Reservation is required. Call Bona Engen 509.522.4848.

Gem State Alumni Brunch for you and a guest is at the Havstad Alumni Center on Sunday, January 27 at 10am. Come reconnect with fellow Gem State Academy alumni and learn what’s new at GSAA.

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.

Jamie Jorge Healing Music Concert Join us for a free concert of inspirational, Christian music with violin virtuoso Jaime Jorge on Friday, February 15 at 7pm in the Walla Walla Eastgate Church. Hosted by the Julianna Sayler Foundation. Light refreshments to follow.

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 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

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!

You are invited to Milton-Stateline Adventist School's annual Talent Show on Feb. 24th in our gym! The show starts at 4pm. There will be a refreshment stand. Our students have been practicing and are looking forward to sharing their talents with you!

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 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
7pm — Church Board Meeting, Youth Room

Tuesday, January 29
11am — WWU CommUnity, Kris Loewen, Sanctuary
7pm — High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

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

Friday, February 1
4:57pm — Sundown
8pm — WWU Vespers, Sanctuary

Sabbath, February 2
4pm — Total Praise Concert, Sanctuary
6pm — Adventist Singles Fellowship, SonBridge

Sunday, February 3
6pm — CFM Parent’s Night Out, Fellowship Hall

Monday, February 4
7:30am — (daily) Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel

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