"The Sabbath" from the "in the beginning god..." mosaic by Ken mackintosh. Artwork permanently installed in the wwu melvin k. west fine arts center.


"Come, let us sing for the joy of the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before Him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.
For the Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.

-Psalm 95:1-3



This Sabbath day we are blessed to enjoy a very special program here at the University Church. As we continue our winter quarter sermon series exploring the disciplines that promote spiritual well-being, “God’s Kitchen”, we turn our attention to singing. For both first and second services today, we will follow a special liturgy with pastor Alex Bryan as our guide.

Our print Bulletin this week is in a special format and length to help facilitate worship. Both printed and web versions of the program reflect the order of the services, and all lyrics for songs and hymns are included.

The pastoral staff hopes this experience will nourish your souls and remind us all of the power and importance of joining collectively in song.

As you prepare to worship, meditate on the words of the Apostle Paul in Colossians 3:16.



I Cantori of Walla Walla University sing at the One Project Gathering this past week in Seattle, WA. (picture credit: Chris drake)




(*) = Second Service Only


*Prelude He Watching Over Israel
-Felix Mendelssohn
University Singers


*Call to Worship - Alex Bryan


Opening Hymn
#2 All Creatures of
Our God and King
-Francis of Assisi
Arr. by Ralph Vaughn Williams

1 - All creatures of our God and King,
Lift up your voice and with us sing:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
O burning sun with golden beam
And silver moon with softer gleam:
Oh, praise Him! Oh, praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
2 - O rushing wind and breezes soft,
O clouds that ride the winds aloft:
Oh, praise Him! Alleluia!
O rising morn, in praise rejoice,
O lights of evening, find a voice.
Oh, praise Him! Oh, praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
3 - O flowing waters, pure and clear,
Make music for your Lord to hear.
Oh, praise Him! Alleluia!
O fire so masterful and bright,
Providing us with warmth and light,
Oh, praise Him! Oh, praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
4 - Let all things their Creator bless,
And worship Him in humbleness,
Oh, praise Him! Alleluia!
Oh, praise the Father, praise the Son,
And praise the Spirit, three in One!
Oh, praise Him! Oh, praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


*Adoration Prayer -  Alex Bryan


Pastoral Reflection - Alex Bryan


Hymn #695, Doxology
-Psalm 148:1-2, Thomas Ken

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Praise Him all creatures here below.
Praise Him above ye Heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.


Hymn #86, How Great Thou Art
-Psalm 148:1-2, Thomas Ken

1 - O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works Thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,
Thy pow’r thro’out the universe displayed.
(Refrain) - Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee;
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee;
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

2 - When thro’ the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze;

3 - And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin;

4 - When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration
And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art!


Hymn #73, Holy, Holy, Holy
-Revelation 4:8-11, Reginald Heber

1 - (all) Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three persons, blessed Trinity.

2 - (women) Holy, holy, holy! Angels adore Thee,
Casting down their bright crowns around the glassy sea;
Thousands and ten thousands worship low before Thee,
Which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

3 - (men) Holy, holy, holy! Though darkness hide Thee,
Though the eye of man Thy great glory may not see;
Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,
Perfect in power, in love and purity.

4 - (all) Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All Thy works shall praise Thy name, in earth, and sky, and sea;
Holy, holy, holy; merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!



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Pastoral Reflection - Alex Bryan


*Hymn #240, Fairest Lord Jesus
-Gesangbuch Munster
Arr. by Richard S. Willis

1 - Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature,
O Thou God and man the Son!
Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honour,
Thou art my glory, joy and crown.

2 - Fair are the meadows,
Fairer still the woodlands,
Robed in the blooming garb of spring;
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
Who makes the woeful heart to sing.

3 - Fair is the sunshine,
Fairer still the moonlight,
And all the twinkling, starry host;
Jesus shines brighter,
Jesus shines purer,
Than all the angels heaven can boast.

4 - Beautiful Saviour, Lord of the nations,
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honour, praise, adoration,
Now and forevermore be Thine!


Hymn #483, I Need Thee Every Hour
-Robert Lowry and Annie S. Hawkes

1 - I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord;
no tender voice like Thine can peace afford.
Refrain - I need Thee, O I need Thee;
every hour I need Thee;
O bless me now, my Savior, I come to Thee.
*(Choir continues and closes the hymn.)


(Sung collectively as a hymn at First Serve)
When I Survey The Wondrous Cross
-Isaac Watts, Arr. by Lowell Mason
I Cantori


Hymn #190, Jesus Loves Me
-Proverbs 8:17, Anna B. Warner

1 - Jesus loves me this I know
For the Bible tells me so
Little ones to Him belong
They are weak but He is strong.
(Refrain) - Yes, Jesus loves me
Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me,
The Bible tells me so.
2- Jesus loves me! He wo died
Heaven’s gate to open wide:
He will wash away my sin,
Let His little child come in.
3- Jesus, take this heart of mine,
Make it pure and wholly thine;
On the cross You died for me,
I will love and live for Thee.


Pastoral Reflection - Alex Bryan


Hymn #108, Amazing Grace
-John Newton

1 - Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
was blind, but now I see.

2 - ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
and grace my fears relieved;
how precious did that grace appear
the hour I first believed.

3 - The Lord has promised good to me,
his word my hope secures;
he will my shield and portion be,
as long as life endures.

4 - Through many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
’tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
and grace will lead me home.

5 - When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
bright shining as the sun,
we’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
than when we first begun.



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Pastoral Reflection - Alex Bryan


King of Glory, King of Peace
-John Newton
Stanzas 1 and 2 (choir), Stanza 3 (all)

1 - King of glory, King of peace,
I will love thee; and that love may never cease,
I will move thee. Thou has granted my request,
thou hast heard me;
thou didst note my working breast, thou hast spared me.

2 - Wherefore with my utmost art, I will love thee
and that love may never cease, I will move thee.
Though my sins against me cried, thou didst clear me;
and alone when they replied, thou didst hear me.

3 - Seven whole days, not one in seven, I will praise thee;
in my heart, though not in heaven, I can raise thee.
Small it is in this poor sort to enroll thee;
e'en eternity's too short to extol thee.


Hymn #330, Take My Life
-Frances Ridley Havergal

1 - (all) Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my hands, and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love;
At the impulse of Thy love.
2 - (men) Take my feet, and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee.
Take my voice, and let me sing
Always, only, for my King;
Always, only, for my King.
3 - (women) Take my lips, and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.
Take my silver and my gold:
Not a mite would I withhold;
Not a mite would I withhold.
4 - (all) Take my will, and make it Thine,
It shall be no longer mine;
Take my heart, it is Thine own,
It shall be Thy royal throne.
It shall be Thy royal throne.
5 - (all) Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself, and I will be,
Ever, only, all for Thee.
Ever, only, all for Thee.


(Sung collectively as a hymn at First Serve)
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
-Asahel Nettleton
University Singers


Pastoral Reflection -  Alex Bryan


Hymn #16, All People That
on Earth Do Dwell

-Psalm 100, William Kethe

1 - (all) All people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
Him serve with fear, his praise forth tell,
Come ye before him, and rejoice.

2 - (all) The Lord, ye know, is God indeed,
Without our aid he did us make;
We are his folk, he doth us feed,
And for his sheep he doth us take.

3 - (choir) O enter then his gates with praise,
Approach with joy his courts unto;
Praise, laud, and bless his name always,
For it is seemly so to do.

4 - (choir) For why? The lord our God is good:
His mercy is forever sure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.

5 - (all) To Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
The God whom heaven and earth adore,
From men and from the angel host
Be praise and glory evermore.


Benediction - Alex Bryan


I Believe in This Jesus
-Undine Smith Moore
University Singers


Please remain quietly seated for the postlude
or exit as the ushers dismiss you.

Organist: Kraig Scott
I Cantori and University Singers Directors:
Kraig Scott, Megan Schwark, and Lindsay Armstrong



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Organ Recital tonight in the University Church Sanctuary by organist Gail Archer. Begins at 5pm.

Join Lynelle Ellis from WWU’s Center for Media Ministry this afternoon at 3pm for a conversation on Media Choices. Hosted at the Village Church in College Place.

Evensong will take place next Sabbath. Feb 27 5pm Sanctuary

Ancient Words, WWU’s 72-hour Bible reading marathon, begins on February 23 at 8pm. Contact the chaplain’s office to sign up for a slot. 509.527.2278. Or Click here to sign up.

Membership Transfers (first reading)
(IN) - Jeff Anderson, Kirkland, WA
Owen Bandy, Post Falls, ID
Rhonda Bandy, Paradise, CA
Benjamin and Tara Jackson, Bozeman, MT
Matthew, Brenda, Sarah, and Sophia Pierce, Puyallup, WA
Brenda and (son) Nathan Treadway, Milton-Freewater, OR
Randy Wentland, Milton-Freewater, OR
Shakina Wentland, Pendleton, OR
(AWAY) - Anika Clark, Volunteer Park, Seattle, WA
Tim and Laura Kyle, Wenatchee, WA
Sam Newton, Burns, OR
Brenden Rajah to Volunteer Park, Seattle, WA

Rogers School Carnival March 5, 6:30-9:00 Community event. Food, Fun, Games. All are invited.

50-Plus Club Potluck, Sunday, February 21, at 5pm in the Youth Center. Come and enjoy a program provided by the Staffords and the Richardsons.

Love & Logic Parenting seminar begins Sunday, February 21. It will run every Sunday for six weeks.  Contact Heather Robinson 509-301-3154 to sign up. Childcare is provided.

The SonBridge Dental Clinic is accepting applications for a paid position for a dental assistant who can work part time on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. If interested please call 509 3013460.

SonBridge Community Center seeks an Executive Director. This is a full time position leading an eduction center, thrift store, dental clinic, and hundreds of volunteers. For more information go to www.SonBridge.org. Send resumes to search@sonbridge.org.

Rogers Adventist School is accepting applications for Principal. All applicants should be active members in good standing of the Seventh-day Adventist church, and hold an SDA denominational teaching credential. Send resumes to: Upper Columbia Conference - Office of Education, 3715 S Grove Rd., Spokane, WA 99224 or by email to suzettem@uccsda.org. Due by February 24.

Rogers Adventist School accepting applications for a full-time Strings Coordinator/Teacher for next school year. Send a cover letter and resume to principal@Rschool.org.  For more information, call Clare at 509-529-1850.
Friends of Walla Walla has openings for volunteers to mentor students at Davis Elementary School. Call 509.527.4745 or email kelley@wallawallafriends.org.

73rd annual OPS Amateur Hour is on February 27th, 8:00 PM at the Winter Education Complex. Tickets are $5.00 and $12.00 for families. 10% of the ticket sales will go towards Engineers Without Borders project this year to make a Hydro Electric water system to give electricity to a village in Peru.

Rosario Singles Retreat, April 1-3, 2016. Dick and Brenda Duerksen are our speakers and we have an extended schedule Sunday with whale watching, Deception Pass jet boat tour and driving tour of the tulip fields as options. The registration cost is $185. For details and registration form, send an email to RosarioRetreat@Gmail.com. For those without access to email, you may call our registration line at 360 588-3179 to request info. The deadline to register is March 23, 2016.

Christian Aid Center needs individuals who love working with children to volunteer at the shelter. Contact Jeannette Regalado at 509.525.7153 ext. 114 for more information.

Heavy Lifters, SonBridge needs you! Several 3-4 hour shifts are available. Call 509.529.3100.

Are Teenagers Your Specialty? SonBridge is looking for a task supervisor to coordinate WWVA student workers from 3:30-5:30pm, five days a week. Call 509.529.3100.

“Living Beyond Yourself” a women’s DVD Bible study at SonBridge Community Center. Wednesday, January 6 - March 16, 12-1pm. (Please bring a Sack Lunch).

Camp MiVoden Doctors and Nurses needed. If you’re interested in volunteering for a week this summer, call 509.876.1404 or email vastdavidson@hotmail.com.

Milton-Stateline Adventist School invites you to “Meet Me at The Fair” our annual fair on Sunday, March 6th 3 pm to 7 pm.Tickets to be used at the booths cost 50 cents each. There will be food, drinks, games and prizes!

Home school kids in 3rd-8th grades, you are invited to join Milton-Stateline Adventist School in our annual Winter Sports Days! The dates are February 18 and 25. Call 541.938.7131 for more information.

Home school families, you are invited to an Open House at Milton-Stateline Adventist School on March 3 at 6:30 pm in the gym. Topics will include how we can work together and how we can include your student in our programs. For information, please call 541-938-7131 or email info@miltonstateline.org

New Student Visitation Day at Milton-Stateline Adventist School is Friday, March 4, from 8:15 am to noon. Meet the teachers and students. Visit the classrooms. There will be a drawing for two certificates for free registration. Contact us at 541-938-7131 or email info@miltonstateline.org.

Free counseling for individuals, couples, and families at Pathways to Change. The clinic is located in Smith Hall and is open Sunday through Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m.  For more information, call 509-527-2654.

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Sabbath,  February 20
    3pm - “Media Choices” seminar with
              WWU’s Lynelle Ellis, Village Church
    5pm - 50-Plus Club Potluck, Youth Center
    5:27pm - Sunset

Sunday, February 21    
    5pm - 50-Plus Club Potluck, Youth Center
    4pm - Love and Logic Seminar, Village Church

Monday,  February 22
    7pm - University Church Board Meeting, Youth Room

Tuesday,  February 23
    7:30am - Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel (M-F)
    11am - WWU CommUnity, ASWWU Elections
    7pm - High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room
    8pm - Ancient Words Bible Reading Marathon Begins

Wednesday,  February 24
    12-1pm - Women’s DVD Bible Study, SonBridge
    6:30pm - Pathfinder’s Club, Fellowship Hall

Friday,  February 26
    5:37pm - Sunset
    8pm - WWU Vespers, Fred Riffel, Sanctuary

Sabbath,  February 27
    5pm - Evensong, Sanctuary
    8pm - OPS Amateur Hour, WWU WEC Gym

Sabbath, March 5
    6:30-9pm - Rogers School Carnival, Rogers’ Gym
    7pm - Children and Family Ministries Roller Skating, Youth Center

Sabbath, March 19
    7pm- Children and Family Ministries Open Gym Night, Rogers Adventist School




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