Walla Walla University Church
March 24, 2018
HOW TO SERVE IN WALLA WALLA
The University Church, Rogers, and WWVA always have many needs for volunteers. This week, we highlight other organizations in the valley that do significant work and would love to have you join them in it.
Christian Aid Center:
Many dozens of our members are already involved in this ministry that lends a hand to men, women, and children facing homelessness. The CAC regularly is in need of volunteers to help with food preparation, and chapel services, among other roles. Contact University Church member Jeanette Regalado, who is the volunteer coordinator for the CAC at 509.525.7153.
From the on-site thrift store, to education programs, to community groups and events, to the SOS and dental clinic, SonBridge fills a huge need for vulnerable people in our community. Get involved by calling 509.529.3100 for current volunteer needs.
Check out the archived bulletin from March 17 (click "Worship Archive" here on our website) for a more complete story about the remarkable ministry, "Friends of the Children of Walla Walla." Volunteers spend time reading with kids for a half hour a week. Find out more by talking with Pastor Troy or calling: (509) 527-4745.
Many University Church members are also members of a variety of service organizations in the
Walla Walla Valley. Each has a different focus and different opportunities to lend your hand.
Exchange Club: Contact Chris Drake, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotary Club: Contact Pam Cress, email@example.com.
Children's Home Society:
This organization serves vulnerable kids in Washington State through support programs for parents and families, adoption services, and other avenues. Contact Greg Dodds, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC):
BMAC's mission is to empower low-income people to meet their needs and achieve self-sufficiency. It does this by partnering with and connecting the services made available by the government and non-profits, while at the same time filling in the gaps left behind. Many of BMAC's programs are in need of volunteers (including the Food Bank, Ombuds program, and adult literacy). Call 509.529.4980 for more information.
AT THE UNIVERSITY CHURCH
Join me in welcoming and thanking some fabulous musicians this morning. This Sabbath and next, we welcome back organist Lanny Collins, who today also accompanies Gina Lincoln, a WWU junior engineering and voice performance double major who is both a stunning vocalist and one of Lanny’s organ students. In addition, we welcome violinist Holly Carpenter and her friends Amelia Messervy and Margo Cox on flute and piano. You may recognize Holly as the director of the Rogers Adventist School orchestra and a frequent First Serve musician.
Today the music focuses on the need for Christ’s death on the cross. Fauré’s “Pie Jesu” calls out to God, “Pious Lord Jesus, give them everlasting rest.” Though not the composer’s original intent, I implore you to imagine this coming from a sinner begging Christ to save His people from a sin-soaked world. The remaining service music can then be viewed as a recognition of and a response to Christ’s answer to the sinner’s call for peace. Prelude and postlude are based on Hymn No.156, "O Sacred Head Now Wounded," which begins with a somber description of Christ’s anguish on the cross and ends with a personal declaration of love and gratitude for God’s payment of each sin through His death. The opening hymn (No.154), first anthem (based on Hymn No.523), the kids’ story hymn (No.184) and the closing hymn (No.159) all speak of this same payment and end with a reaction to receiving the gift of salvation. A single, common reaction, in fact—an unabashed and relentless love poured out upon the One whose death provides eternal life.
May we all candidly reflect on and react to the eternal rewards made possible only through the Christ’s ultimate sacrifice.
Thank you for your generosity to the ministry of the University Church. The following graphic highlights how donations to the University Church budget are allocated.
Donate here on our website, by placing your gift in a tithe envelope and marking it "Local Church Budget," or by placing it in the offering bags.
Our online giving portal allows any person to set up regular, monthly, weekly, or biweekly contributions to be deducted automatically from their connected accounts into whatever budget, ministry, or funds they choose.
TOUCHES OF INTEREST
Membership Transfers (first reading):
(IN): Brittni Bryan, From Friday Harbor, WA
Beverly Camp, From Forest Lake, Apopka, FL
James and Beverly Foster, From Hillsboro, OR
Heather Harrison, From College Drive, Pearl, MS
Tom and Sue Smith, From El Centro, CA
(AWAY): Norma Flores, To Keene, TX
Benjamin and Maria King, To CP Village,
Curtis Lund, To Stateline, Milton Freewater, OR
Would you like to connect with others? Lead or be a part of a small group this Spring quarter (April/May). Groups are activity-based or discussion-based and run for about an hour over a three to six-week period. If you’re interested in leading, contact Alareece Collie at email@example.com for more information.
SonBridge Thrift & Gift Store is recruiting volunteers to sort donated goods, help haul items, or maintain the facility. If interested, please call 509.529.3100.
Come help celebrate Walt Meske’s 90th birthday on Sunday, April 8 from 9am-11am in the Alumni Center. No gifts, but donations to Christian Aid Center in his name are appreciated.
THE LIVING LORD’S SUPPER: Experience a recreation of The Upper Room as it was 2,000 years ago, meet the 12 disciples in a dramatic presentation of “IS IT I?” and encounter Jesus as never before. Friday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m., Milton Adventist Church
Denominational Retired Workers’ Potluck Sunday, April 8, 5:00 pm, Fellowship Hall, Village Church. Get better acquainted with fellow retirees sharing what you did, where and how long.
The College Place Spanish SDA Church invites you to join in an All-You-Can-Eat Brunch Buffet to raise funds for their building project. The Brunch Buffet will take place at the Village Youth Center (36 SW 8th St College Place) on April 8, 2018, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The cost for the ticket is $10 (for ages 10+), $5 (for ages 4-9) and free for 3 and under. Purchase tickets by calling at 509-525-9523 or 509-301-2956. Music provided by Rogers Adventist School Handbell choir and String Orchestra.
Employment Opportunity: Rogers Adventist School is hiring a part time 7th/8th grade teacher for the 18-19 school year. SDA certification required (or will be completed by the beginning of the school year), state certification preferred. Applicant should be skilled in teaching algebra, language arts, and Bible. Interested applicants should submit a resume with references and a cover letter to Holley Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org.The 50+ Potluck will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 5pm at the Youth Center, 8th and Bade in College Place. Come and enjoy good food, fellowship, and a musical program presented by Jan Roberts. And of course, bring a friend!
Milton-Stateline Adventist School invites you to our last Pancake Breakfast of the year. Come and enjoy some savory, hearty breakfast items on Sunday, April 8th at the Stateline Adventist Church Fellowship Hall 8:00-10:00 am. The cost is by donation. All proceeds go to the 8th grade trip fund.
Milton-Stateline Adventist School is accepting applications for 4 part time positions to start for the 2018-2019 school year. The positions are librarian, music teacher, Special Education aide, and 5th/6th Science/Social Studies teacher. Two or more positions may be combined for one employee. Call 541-938-7131 or email email@example.com
Digging Deeper Retreat -- May 18-20 at Camp Mivoden. We invite you to a spiritual retreat for young adults and young families (ages 20s-40s). Whether single, married, with or without kids, all in the 20s-40s age range are invited to come together for a weekend of connecting in friendship and digging into the Word. Ty Gibson, our keynote speaker, will be unpacking our theme “Digging Deeper into God’s Heart”. Children's program for ages 4-10yr, childcare for ages 18mos-3yr, and mother’s room for infants are provided at the retreat. For more information visit www.DiggingDeeperRetreat.com.
The Christian Aid Center needs you! This important ministry partner of the University Church is always in need of volunteer help. In particular, the director of volunteers at CAC (and our church member), Jeannette Regalado, is requesting for volunteers to serve as barbers/hairstylists, registered nurses to help in our health clinic, and a van driver to pick up donated food on Monday mornings. Contact Jeannette at 509.525.7153.
Discovery Preschool is now enrolling children 3-5 years of age. It is the goal of our staff to work closely together with each family to provide a solid foundation for intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual growth of the child. Children are encouraged to explore their world through self-expression in a natural, playful, social environment. Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 509.527.2252. Visit: wallawalla.edu/preschool
Sabbath, March 24
7pm — Adventist Singles Fellowship, SonBridge
7:11pm — Sundown
Monday, March 26
7:30am — No Morning Worship, WWU Spring Break
Tuesday, March 27
7pm — No High Five Youth Group, Spring Break
Wednesday, March 28
6:30pm — No Pathfinders, Spring Break
7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel
Friday, March 30
1pm — No “Change the Day” Activity, Spring Break
7:19pm — Sundown
8pm — No Vespers, WWU Spring Break
Monday, April 2
WWU, WWVA, and Rogers classes resume
Sunday, April 8
10am-1pm — College Place Spanish SDA Church fundraiser Brunch featuring Rogers School Handbells and String Orchestra
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