walla walla university church
february 25, 2017
I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.
Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
Ancient Words Begins
Every year, towards the end of February, the Walla Walla University's Prayer Ministries Team leads a 72-hour Bible reading marathon called "Ancient Words." Together, we collectively read through the Bible in its entirety, aloud, in a single sitting, in the WWU Prayer House.
Campus Ministries needs more than 140 people to volunteer for half-hour or full-hour time slots to read. The Bible and journal used during this event will be donated to a local leader in the Walla Walla Valley. To sign-up to help out, follow this link to the sign up sheet: Click Here. Please reserve your spot as soon as possible. The marathon begins on Tuesday, February 28 and concludes at vespers on March 3.
If you have taken part in the past, you know that this is an amazing experience, especially because the Bible was originally meant to be heard , not read. So even if you don't volunteer to read, please stop by and listen at any time during the marathon, day or night, in the WWU Prayer House, 103 W. 4th St.
AT THE UNIVERSITY CHURCH
We thank guest organist Douglas Cleveland for playing the postlude.I invite you to hear more of his amazing music this afternoon at five o’clock in a special recital here in the church. We also thank the students of I Cantori for sharing their music. This choir just returned from a very successful tour of Oregon. In just a few weeks they will travel, during spring break, to the east coast. Please join me in thanking them and showing them support as they carry the flavor of WWU to distant places.
We hear two settings of the same Latin text, one by the French composer Maurice Duruflé (1902- 1986), the other by the Welsh composer Paul Mealor (b.1975). As you prepare your heart to worship I invite you to meditate silently on the translation, given here.
Where charity and love are, God is there.
The love of Christ has gathered us into one.
Let us rejoice and be glad in Him.
Let us fear, and let us love the living God.
And may we love each other with a sincere heart.
Where charity and love are, God is there. Amen.
Thank you for your generosity to the local ministry of the University Church, as well as to the mission of the Adventist Church globally. Our yearly University Church budget funds all our local ministries aside from pastoral salaries.
TOUCHES OF INTEREST
Please donate Lego and Duplo blocks for our Children and Family Ministries Vacation Bible Camp. No specific types or colors needed. Bring your new or used donation to Pastor Jenn’s office or contact her for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASWWU Global Service is hosting the annual Interntional Food Fair on Sunday, May 5. Theyare asking for volunteers to make food from around the world. ASWWU will help with costs for any cooks. If any of you are interested in helping out or getting some more information, please e-mail email@example.com.
Membership Transfers (second reading)
(IN) James Barrett from WW City
Preston and Margaret Carman from Loma Linda, Cal.
Craig and Becky Connell from Pocatello, Ida.
Harry and Voni Flemmer from WW City
Benjamin and Claudia Mattice from Roswell, N.M.
Melvin and Betty West from Sunnyside, Portland, Ore.
(AWAY) Brandon and Amber Aberle to Westminster, Md.
Owen and Rhonda Bandy to Cedarville, Cal.
Louis and Elizabeth Yaw and children Madison, Caleb and Chandler Bartell to WW City
The second reading of the Ministry Placement Board report is in the bulletin as an insert this week.
SonBridge Thrift & Gift Store is recruiting Summer Volunteers to sort donated goods and clothing. If interested, please call (509) 529-3100."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Retired Denominational Workers’ Potluck March 5, 5:00 p.m., Village Church Fellowship Hall. Come and enjoy a presentation by Larry Goodhew on The Amazing Beautiful Birds in Our County.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.
Milton-Stateline Adventist School is collecting loose change for Julianna Saylor. If you would like to help by bringing in your pennies, dimes, nickels, and quarters, please bring them to the school office. We will be collecting until Friday, March 17th.
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.
Milton-Stateline Adventist School invites you to a New Student Visitation Day on Friday, March 3rd 8:15 am to noon. Bring your preschool to 8th grade student to spend the day in the classroom. All visitors will receive a voucher for $50 off entrance fee for the 2017-2018 school year. RSVP at 541-938-7131
Milton-Stateline Adventist School is looking forward to the 2017-2018 school year. We are happy to announce that we will be continuing the 4 full time teaching positions. We need to fill 3 part time positions, a librarian, a 5/6 Social Studies and Science Teacher and a Resource Aide. If you would like to apply call 541-938-7131 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Milton-Stateline Adventist School is accepting applications for a bus driver. You may contact us at 541-938-7131 or email email@example.com.
A new podcast with Pastors Alex, Jenn, and Kris is now available, entitled "Walla Walla". Check it out! Many episodes have already been published with more to come on a biweekly basis. Access more details at wallawallapodcast.com 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 MiVoden.com, or contact Denise Kinney: (509) 242-0506, DeniseK@uccsda.org.
Sabbath, February 25
4pm — Nathan Redberg Memorial, WWVA Auditorium
5:35pm — Sundown
5pm — Doug Cleveland organ recital, Sanctuary
8pm — OPS Amateur Hour, WWU Gym
8pm — Adventist Singles vespers, SonBridge
Monday, February 27
7:30am — (daily) Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel
7pm — Church Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 28
11am — WWU CommUnity, Bea Johnson, Sanctuary
7pm — High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room
Wednesday, March 1
6:30pm — Pathfinder Club, Fellowship Hall
7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel
7pm — Praying for Our Children group, Youth Room
Thursday, March 2
6:30pm - J.U.M.P., Juniors Room
Friday, March 3
5:43pm — Sundown
8pm — WWU Vespers, Journey 1, Sanctuary
Sabbath, March 4
4pm — WWU Choir & Orchestra Concert, Sanctuary
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