photo by kris loewen

photo by kris loewen

"Let all things their Creator bless,
And worship Him in humbleness,
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Oh, praise the Father, praise the Son,
And praise the Spirit, three in One!"

-St. Francis of Assisi, William H. Draper




If you attended Lynelle Ellis' and Jerry Hartman's lecture at Sabbath Seminar last week, you know that the fourth annual "National Day of Unplugging" began Friday Night, March 3. A project of "ReBoot," a Jewish non-profit that seeks to invite people to try out some of Judaism's spiritual practices, the holiday is intentionally planned around the Sabbath hours.

Of course, many Adventists make each and every Sabbath effectively a day for unplugging. We seek to make it special, holy, different; a day for connecting with community and our Creator. On this Sabbath especially, we encourage you to shut off electronic devices, get outside, lean firmly into people, build relationships and experiences, and invest in what matters most.

For more information about the project, contact WWU's Lynelle Ellis at and visit




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We thank the many students and community members of the WWU Wind Symphony, directed by Brandon Beck, and the musicians comprising University Singers and I Cantori for sharing their music with us. You can hear more music from the choirs and the WWU Symphony Orchestra in their winter quarter concert today at 4pm here in the church Sanctuary.

The Wind Symphony plays two pieces based on hymns — Exultation is based on Hymn No.2, “All Creatures of Our God and King” and the postlude is based on No.10, “Come, Christians, Join to Sing.” The choral offertory, likewise, is based on Hymn No.103, “O God, Our Help.” The other choral anthem, despite the Latin title, is sung in English. As you prepare your heart to worship I invite you to silently meditate on the words of these hymns or the text of the first anthem, given here.

Salvator mundi
O saviour of the world,
who by Thy cross and Thy precious blood
hast redeemed us,
save us and help us,
we humbly beseech thee, O Lord.

-Kraig Scott





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An all-church potluck is planned for next Sabbath, March 11 at 1:15pm in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome to join, including visitors and students!

Please join us in praying for student missionaries from WWU. This week, we especially remember Michael Riley, a Walla Walla native currently serving in New Zealand.

WWVA Drama presents “Seussical, Jr.,” a one-act musical based on the stories of Dr. Seuss. There are four performances in Walla Walla University’s black box theater (4th and Davis): March 11 at 7pm and 9pm, and March 12 at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets will be available at the school starting March 6.

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

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:

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

SonBridge Thrift & Gift Store is recruiting Summer Volunteers to sort donated goods and clothing. If interested, please call (509) 529-3100.

Christian Aid Center is in need of breakfast cooks, serving from 6-8am. Days currently open are Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  Please contact Jeannette Regalado for more information, 509-525-7153.

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 Gathering Room on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m.  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.

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 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

Milton-Stateline Adventist School is accepting applications for a bus driver. You may contact us at 541-938-7131 or email




Sabbath, March 4
    4pm — Choir & Orchestra Festival Concert, Sanctuary (live streamed at

    4pm - Gorden Bissell Memorial Service, Heubach Chapel
    5:45pm — Sundown
    8pm — WWU Drama Festival of Shorts, Village Hall
    8pm — Adventist Singles vespers, SonBridge

Sunday, March 5
    5pm — Denominational Worker’s potluck, Village Church
    8pm — WWU Drama Festival of Shorts, Village Hall

Monday, March 6
    7:30am — (daily) Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel

Tuesday, March 7
    7pm — High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday, March 8
    6:30pm — Pathfinder Club, Fellowship Hall
    7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel
    7pm — Praying for Our Children group, Youth Room

Thursday, March 9
    8pm — WWU Drama Festival of Shorts, Village Hall

Friday, March 10
    5:43pm — Sundown
    8pm — WWU Vespers, Jesse Churchill, Sanctuary

Sabbath, March 11
     1:15pm - All-church potluck, Fellowship Hall
     7pm and 9pm - "Seussical, Jr." musical by WWVA drama, Black Box Theatre

Sunday, March 12
     2pm and 7pm - "Seussical, Jr." musical by WWVA drama, Black Box Theatre