"Hope Drenched"

Today, Alex Bryan gives the penultimate sermon in our series, "I Love My Church." Please consider reading 1 Corinthians 15:50–58 (below), and/or the "Music Note" as you prepare for worship.

The Mystery of Resurrection

50 Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does [p]the perishable inherit [q]the imperishable. 51 Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised [r]imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For this [s]perishable must put on [t]the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 But when this [u]perishable will have put on [v]the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed upin victory. 55 O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; 57 but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.



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In April, the University Church and WWU Campus Ministries are partnering to present a powerful collection of worship experiences celebrating Jesus' death and resurrection. All are invited to take part! Watch for additional details in future bulletins.




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We welcome the many student musicians comprising the Walla Walla Valley Academy Symphonic Band under the direction of Eric Anderson. If you recognize one of these students, please consider writing a note of welcome and thanks using a "Connect Card" which are located in the pew racks.

We hear three hymn-based anthems today. James Swearingen based “The Light Eternal” on hymn no. 645, “God of Our Fathers;” the American spiritual highlighted before the sermon is hymn no. 158, “Were You There;” and “Lobe Den Herren” is the tune name of the famous hymn no. 1, “Praise to the Lord.” As you prepare your heart to worship, please take some silent time to meditate on the words from our closing hymn given below, or on one of the hymns mentioned above.

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.

-Kraig Scott




Today's loose offering is for the University Church's budget, which supports local ministry in our valley. Although pastors' salaries are funded through gifts marked "tithe," the University Church's budget funds ministries for: youth and young adults, children and families, broadcast, and our schools. Thank you for your consistent and generous contributions to this important work!

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In April, the University Church and WWU Campus Ministries are partnering to present a powerful collection of worship experiences celebrating Jesus' death and resurrection. All are invited to take part! Watch for additional details in future bulletins.

The WWU Music Department PRISM Concert will take place on Sunday, April 2 in the Sanctuary.  It will begin promptly at 9pm and late admission is not allowed, as it disrupts the program, so please plan to arrive early to enjoy this wonderful experience.

Membership Transfers, second reading
(IN) Ken and Ceci Browning from White Salmon, Wash.
Mackenzie and Emily Craik from Kirkland, Wash.
Tifany Lindsay from CP Village
Monique Vincent from Tierresanta, San Diego, Cal.

(AWAY) Alex Georges to Puyallup, Wash.
Glen Greenwalt to Phoenix, Ariz.
Lance and Debbie Hodges to Loma Linda, Cal

A special FORUM presentation by Holocaust historian Robert P. Ericksen will take place Monday evening, April 10, at 7:30pm in Village Hall. All are invited, no RSVP required. The purpose of this event is to focus on the question,  “How could it happen?”  How could the Holocaust happen in Germany, a Christian (mostly Lutheran) country with a highly educated populace?  It is difficult to ask such a question without also asking, “Could such an event happen again?” How secure is our own culture, our own institutions, from veering away from our core values in a crisis.  What occurred in Nazi Germany “should warn us against compromising our values – human rights, civil rights, and international law – in the face of adversity.” Please click here for more information about the event and the speaker.

The Pulse! During the month of May, Pastor Alex will lead us through a short sermon series on healthful living, inside and out. Be sure to join our University Church family as we take part in a wide variety of health activities, challenges, and social events including outdoor church on May 20!

BIBLE TRANSLATION BANQUET presented by Wycliffe Associates, April 25, 7:00 pm at Courtyard by Marriott. Over 3,000 language groups are still waiting to hear the truth of God’s transforming Word in their heart language.  Come hear Max Lewis share an exciting media update on what God is doing in Bible translation.Complimentary tickets available until April 15.  Contact Curt Schafer at 527-3116 or elicurt@gmail.com. For more information visit wycliffe.org and wycliffeassociates.org.

Registration for Rogers Adventist School is now open. A discounted registration fee is available until April. Please be sure to contact the Rogers treasurer about details and programs for making Rogers affordable. We want every motivated student and family to have a spot at this amazing school. Call 509.529.1850 or email principal@rschool.org.

Apply now for an amazing summer scholarship program by the Upper Columbia Conference for Adventist Education. Students in grades 1-12 can apply to serve in their communities and receive scholarship funds for school tuition. Donors can give to this Summer Scholarship Program and make more funds available to more families. This is a win-win opportunity. To learn more go here: www.uccsda.org/files/home/StudentsInHisServicePublication.pdf. Online applications will be available until May 15, 2017 at www.uccsda.org/Education.

Denominational Retired Workers’ potluck,  Sunday April 2, 5:00 p.m., Village Church Fellowship Hall.  Hear the inspiring stories of “India Travel” by Beverly Thompson.

AMEN Conference May 11-13, 2017--Save money and register today for the very first regional Adventist Medical Evangelism Network Conference. Early-bird registration ends April 16. The keynote speaker is Dr. Zeno Charles-Marcel. Dr. Marcel is currently serving as a Health Ministries Associate Director at the General Conference and is a dynamic, engaging speaker. The theme is Comprehensive Health Care: Developing Your Ministry Toolkit. Health care providers at all levels, pastors, outreach coordinators, Bible workers, and health ministries leaders are encouraged to attend. Register online at www.uccsda.org/chc . Contact Cindy Williams at cindyw@uccsda.org or (509) 242-0520 for more information.

Christina Johanson, daughter of Bruce and Anne Johanson, was severely injured on February 13 in a bicycle accident while visiting her parents in India.  She sustained serious brain injuries and is still there until she recovers enough for transport home.  She faces extensive rehabilitation treatment.  The family is asking for our prayers.

NEEDED at SonBridge: a heavy-duty pickup for deliveries and hauling.  Mechanical soundness is very important, followed by a reasonable cost (or donation).  For info, please call 509-529-3100.

WWGH Golf Classic--You are cordially invited to experience an unforgettable day of great golf, excellent food, friendly competition, and nonstop fun in support of Walla Walla General Hospital. The 2017 WWGH Golf Classic is at Wine Valley Golf Club on May 21. Net proceeds support the completion of the hospital’s new Senior Behavioral Health Unit, providing crucial and previously unavailable mental health care treatment and services in our area. Click here to register.

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: jenn.ogden@wallawalla.edu.

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 beverly.beem@wallawalla.edu.

ASWWU Global Service is hosting the annual Interntional Food Fair on Sunday, May 5. They are 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 aswwu.globalservice@wallawalla.edu.

Childcare Available: Stay-at-home, SDA mom of 2 young children in my home.  Flexible days and times of day.  For more information, please call 509-240-6303 or 509-876-4245.  Please leave a message if no answer.

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.

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.

Are you a Speaker, Preacher, Host, or Actor? - We Need Your Help! The Center for Media Ministry at Walla Walla University is looking for men and women ages 30-50 (or close to it) who would be willing to present as devotional speakers in a series of videos about the Bible. You’ll need to be comfortable speaking in front of people, and be able to memorize some sermonettes on Revelation. Does this sound like you? If you might be interested, please email Rachel Scribner at rachel.scribner@wallawalla.edu, or call 360.624.6765. Thank you for your help!

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 info@miltonstateline.org

Italian Spaghetti Feed to help the Sunrise Pathfinder Bible Bowl team go to Chicago, IL for the 4th and final national level competition. April 5 at the Walla Walla City Church gym from 4:30-6:30pm.  All you can eat for $8.



Sabbath, April 1
    7pm — Adventist Singles vespers, SonBridge
    7:22pm — Sundown

Sunday, April 2
    5pm — Denominational Workers’ potluck,
    Village Church Fellowship Hall
    8:45pm — WWU Music Department PRISM Concert, Sanctuary

Monday, April 3
    7:30am — (daily) Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel
    9am-2pm — Red Cross Blood Drive, Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, April 4
    11am — WWU CommUnity, Sandy Roberts, Sanctuary
     7pm — High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday, April 5
    6:30pm — Pathfinder Club, Fellowship Hall
    7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel
    7pm — “Evidence” Bible Study, Youth Room
    7pm — Small Group Bible Study, Gathering Room

Friday, April 7
    7:30pm — Sundown
    8pm — WWU Vespers, ASWWU Weekend of Worship, Sanctuary

Monday, April 10
    7:30pm — "Complicity in the Holocaust" presentation and discussion, Village Hall

Thursday, April 13-Sunday, April 16
    Holy Week programs
    Thursday 8pm, Friday 8pm, Sabbath morning, and Sunday 8am