March 19, 2016
“Yet if we would know God
and for others' sake tell what we know,
we must try to speak of his love.
All Christians have tried but none has ever done it very well.
I can no more do justice to that awesome and wonder-filled theme
than a child can grasp a star. Still, by reaching toward the star the child may call attention to it
and even indicate the direction one must look to see it.
So as I stretch my heart toward the high shining love of God,
someone who has not before known about it may be encouraged
to look up and have hope.”
-A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy
Happy spring break and welcome to the University Church. We are fortunate to have Megan Schwark, a WWU voice major, share her talent with us. She is accompanied by our own Carson Schmidt who also plays the offertory. Please join me in welcoming Peter Gogl, a nurse at Walla Walla Hospice, who serves as our guest organist.
In the offertory we hear an improvisation on two songs, “How He Loves” by the David Crowder Band, and “Dangerous” by WWU student Timothy Oliver, the theme song for a recent week of worship here on campus. As you prepare your heart to worship, please take a moment to ponder the words of “How He Loves,” some of which are given here:
He is jealous for me,
Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy.
When all of a sudden,
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realize just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me.
And Oh, how He loves us,
Oh, how He loves us,
How He loves us all.
AT THE UNIVERSITY CHURCH
We can't thank you enough for your generous financial support! The University Church budget funds vital ministries including, worship services, broadcast ministry, and our amazing K-12 school programs at Walla Walla Valley Academy and Rogers Adventist School.
Student Aid: In addition to subsidies for both Rogers and WWVA funded directly out of our local church budget, we also keep a fund used to help local families with tuition. The students this fund benefits might otherwise not be able to enjoy Christian Education. Thank you for your generosity in supporting those in need!
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TOUCHES OF INTEREST
Family Gym Night tonight, March 19, 7-9pm at Rogers Adventist School gym.
Next Sabbath, March 26 is communion and Easter. We look forward to contributing to a special offering for the SonBridge Community Center education complex project.
Ministry Placement Board Report
Sabbath, March 19 is the second reading for the ministry placement board report. (Click here to see the report)
Membership Transfers (Away)
Krystal Dressler to Church in the Valley, Langley, BC
Norma Jerez Ponce to College Place Spanish
Whitney and Kristi Johnson to Meadow Glade, Battleground, WA
Judy Woodworth to Milton, Milton Freewater, OR
Second Service is live-streamed in Heubach Chapel as an optional courtesy for families with small kids.
Parents-only Evening at Rogers Adventist School is Thursday, March 31 at 6pm. Prospective parents of 2nd-8th graders are invited for a light supper and presentations on how Rogers creates a beautiful environment for education. $50 off entrance fee for attending. RSVP at 509.529.1850.
Hope Heals hosts an event that is sure to inspire on March 23 at 7pm at the Gesa Power House Theatre. This local non-profit organization was founded by Annett Bovent, a woman who has suffered through significant childhood trauma before. Hope Heals will tell her story and celebrate all that’s happened since. Free. (Click here for more information)
Children’s Storytime & Activity leader needed at the College Place ABC Christian Bookstore. The program is held year-round, Wednesdays, 10-11am. It is for ages newborn and up. Call 509.529.0723 for more info.
WWVASAM potluck is Sabbath, March 19 at 1:30pm at SonBridge Community Center. Vespers to follow at the same location in the evening at 7pm.
UCC Camp Meeting is June 22-25, 2016 at UCA: Now is the time to reserve, while lodging is still available! Visit uccsda.org/cammeeting for more information.
Upper Columbia Conference Office of Education is now accepting applications for the Students in His Service scholarship program for the 2016 summer. See guidelines at uccsda.org/Education/Scholarships. Applications due before May 15, 2016.
UCC Summer Work Opportunity for graduating seniors or college age men and women. “His Travelers” goes as a team to churches in the conference to offer VBS, day camps, and mentoring. Call Patty Marsh for information: firstname.lastname@example.org 509.242.0621.
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.
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.
Sabbath, March 19
1:30pm - WWVASAM Potluck, SonBridge
7pm - Family Gym Night, Rogers gym
7pm - WWVASAM Vespers, SonBridge
7:06pm - Sunset
Tuesday, March 22
No High Five Youth Group this week
Wednesday, March 23
No Pathfinders Club this week
7pm - Hope Heals Event, Gesa Power House Theatre
Friday, March 25
7:14pm - Sunset
WWU Spring Break begins, No Vespers
Sabbath, March 26
Easter Weekend, Communion Sabbath
Monday, March 28
WWU, WWVA, and Rogers Classes Resume
Thursday, March 31
6pm - Parents-only Evening at Rogers School
Friday, April 1
7pm - Forum Conversation with David Trim, Fellowship Hall
Sabbath, April 2
Special weekend with visiting GC Researcher David Trim