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Sabbath, February 18, 1:30pm, Fellowship Hall

The pastoral staff of the university church Photo: Caleb riston, WWU Senior

The pastoral staff of the university church
Photo: Caleb riston, WWU Senior

If you are new to our church family in the last year or so (by transfer, baptism, or profession of faith), you are invited to a special welcome lunch with the pastoral staff and other church ministry leaders. Bring your family and join us for a meal, fellowship, and a more detailed introduction to life at the University Church. We’ll provide all the food, you simply join us as our guests! Please RSVP to Jaimie Derting at 509-527-2800 or




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Please join me in wishing a warm Walla Walla welcome to the many visiting students who comprise the Honor Band. We always look forward to hearing what the WWU Music Festival weekend will bring. This year’s band includes students from as far away as Maryland and California. Welcome to Walla Walla, and thank you, each one, for sharing your music.

We also thank Peter Flores, ASWWU spiritual vice president, and friends Matthew Moran and Noel Jabagat, who provide the offertory anthem.

The postlude presents an arrangement of Hymn No. 104, “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need.” As you prepare your heart to worship, please take some time to silently meditate on this text or those of our closing hymn, some of which are given here.

Like a river glorious
Is God’s perfect peace,
Over all victorious
In its bright increase;

Perfect, yet it floweth
Fuller every day,
Perfect, yet it groweth

Deeper all the way.

Trusting in Jehovah,
Hearts are fully blest—
Finding, as He promised,
Perfect peace and rest.

-Kraig Scott





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If you are new to our church family in the last year or so (by transfer, baptism, or profession of faith), you are invited to a special welcome lunch on Sabbath, February 18 at 1:30pm after Second Service. Bring your family and join us for an little more detailed introduction to life at the WWU Church. We’ll provide all the food, join us as our guests!  Please RSVP at 509-527-2800 or

All-church Potluck, including students and visitors, Sabbath February 11 at 1:15pm in the Fellowship Hall.

In the Footsteps of the Judges and Jesus:  Study the stories of the Judges and the Book of Mark and follow in the places where they walked.  La Sierra University is offering a study tour of Israel and Jordan, July 2 – 25 with Doug Clark, Bev Beem, and Kendra Haloviak Valentine. For further information contact 

WWU invites you to the Distinguished Faculty Lecture, “Barricades or Bridges: Adventists and the World Religions,” presented by Professor Paul Dybdahl. Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center Auditorium, Sunday, February 12, at 7pm.  It will be livestreamed at

Christian Aid Center: Breakfast Cooks from 6:00 to 8:00 a.m. Days currently open are Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  Please contact Jeannette Regalado for more information.

Come one and come all to the 74th annual OPS Amateur Hour February 25th, 8:00 PM at the Winter Education Complex. This year we have ten amazing acts ranging from original songs to acts that will leave you in amazement. This year we are blessed to have the show hosted by the one and only Jordan Stephan, who is former Amateur Hour grand prize winner. Tickets are $6.00 and $13.00 for families. A portion of the proceeds of the ticket sales will go towards Cancer Research.

Ministry Placement Board Report, first reading is shown here.  If you have any questions about the recommendations, please contact one of the pastors before Wednesday, February 15.

Sonbridge Constituency Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017 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.

Walla Walla University Alumni Association is seeking an exceptional person to manage all aspects of the Havstad Alumni Center.  Key activities include planning and coordinating alumni events, managing guest rooms, recruiting and supervising a network of alumni and community volunteers, and working with university and outside resources to communicate Center-related activities. This is a part-time position.  All interested parties seeking more information can contact the Alumni Association at (509) 527-2241 or

Bible Study on The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children led by Carol Cosaert and Lori Hutton (We will be using the book and study guide The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children by Stormy Omartian.) At the University Church Youth Room on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. January 4-February 1.  You’ll need The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children book and study guide available at the ABC or online. Contact or for more information.

50-Plus Club Potluck is February 19 at 5pm in the Youth Center. Please bring a favorite vegetarian dish to share, and enjoy a musical program by the Eslinger family.

A Valentine Soirée featuring Frankie Bones, piano; Heather Huether, cello; Maeghan Wiseman, harp; Montgomery Buell, poetry. Saturday Evening February 11, 2017—7:00pm at Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Tickets sold at the Door, Adults - $10; Children under 16 - $5. You are cordially invited to an exquisite journey in music and in art. Through various art forms, you will be transported to some of the most romantic and beautiful places on earth while listening to music by Fauré, Rutter, Brahms, Piazzolla, Debussy, Salzedo, Saint-Saëns. Please join us for A Valentine Soirée!

“Entrusted” – a free women’s DVD Bible study on 2 Timothy by Christian author and speaker Beth Moore, Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m., Jan. 18 to Feb. 22, 2017 at SonBridge Community Center. Bring your Bible, a pen and a sack lunch! Join at any time! SonBridge Community Center, 1200 SE 12th Street, College Place, WA.  Learn from the Bible how you are entrusted! For more information, 509-529-3100.

Music is Not just for Kids!! Adult Cello & Cello Ensemble Lessons: There is a place for Adults who want to learn or improve on their instrument and at the same time have a stress free outlet that fills their soul.  All levels are welcome! Come join a group that explores music just for the Love of it!  Call Heather at (509) 638-2268 with your interest in classes and or lessons.

Milton-Stateline Adventist School invites you to a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 19th at the Stateline SDA Church Fellowship Hall 8:00 am to 10:00 am. By donation. All proceeds go to the 8th grade trip fund.

Milton-Stateline Adventist School Carnival is Sunday, March 5, 3-7pm. Join us for great food, sweet treats, fun games and amazing rides. Please support Milton Stateline Adventist School!

College Place Co-op Preschool has openings for children 3-5 years old.  Play-based & child-centered program of the WW Community College.  Tue/Wed/Thur from 9am-12pm. Only $90/month. Meets in the children’s wing of WWU Church. For more info contact Teacher Andrea @ 301-3878 or program manager @ 527-4237.

A new podcast with Pastors Alex, Jenn, and Kris is now available, entitled "Walla Walla". Check it out! Four episodes have already been published with more to come on a biweekly basis. Access more details at or search for "Walla Walla Podcast" on iTunes.

Camp MiVoden Registration for 2017 is now open! In addition to our regular kids camps we have a lot of exciting Ultimate Camps, and we have added another Family Camp as well. Along with the great camps that you already know are some new adventures that will be coming our way this summer. Come enjoy an amazing summer with God and others who live for him! Register now or get more information at, or contact Denise Kinney: (509) 242-0506,



Sabbath, February 11
   1:15pm — All-church Potluck
    4pm — Honor Band Concert, Sanctuary
    5:14pm — Sundown
    7pm — Valentine Soirée, Fine Arts Center

Sunday, February 12
    7pm — Distinguished Faculty Lecture, Paul Dybdahl, FAC, live streamed at

Monday, February 13
    7:30am — (daily) Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel

Tuesday, February 14
    11am — WWU CommUnity, Gospel, Sanctuary
    7pm - High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday, February 15
    12–1pm — Women’s DVD Bible Study, SonBridge
    6:30pm — Pathfinders Club, Fellowship Hall
    7:00pm — Praying for Children Bible Study, Youth Room
    7:00pm — Prayer Meeting, John 12, Heubach Chapel

Thursday, February 16
    6:30pm - J.U.M.P., Juniors Room

Friday, February 17
    5:23pm — Sundown
    8pm — Vespers, Alareece Collie, Sanctuary

Sabbath, February 18
    1:30pm — New Members Lunch, Fellowship Hall

Sunday, February 19
    5pm — 50-Plus Club potluck, Youth Center

Sabbath, February 25
    8:00pm — OPS Amateur Hour, WEC