Walla Walla University Church
April 14, 2018
Truth-telling, wind-blowing, life-giving Spirit—
we present ourselves now
for our instruction and guidance;
breathe Your truth among us,
breathe Your truth of deep Friday loss,
Your truth of awesome Sunday joy.
Breathe Your story of death and life
that our story may be submitted
to Your will for life.
We pray in the name of Jesus, risen to new life—
and Him crucified.
-Walter Brueggeman, Prayers for a Privileged People
The University Church's driving mission is to teach people to follow Jesus. This includes young folks, old folks, and everyone in between. Our congregation invests heavily in the work of education at all levels. In particular, the University Church's local budget funds significant operations subsidies for both Rogers Adventist School and Walla Walla Valley Academy.
In addition to this essential investment, however, our church also maintains a "Student Aid" fund. This need-based money is used exclusively to offset tuition for church member's families at our schools. The students this fund benefits might not otherwise be able to enjoy Christian education.
For more information about the Student Aid fund, contact Clare Thompson (email@example.com). To donate to this fund, mark your gift "Student Aid," on a tithe envelope or online at wwuchurch.com.
AT THE UNIVERSITY CHURCH
Happy Sabbath! Join me today in welcoming director Holly Carpenter and the students of Rogers Adventist School’s Intermediate Orchestra and Con Brio. We also welcome WWU sophomore music major and pre-medicine student Siena Mirasol. Finally, we must again thank our organist Bethany Foster for leading us in worship. Thank you, all musicians, for sharing your gifts this morning.
Today we hear a wide variety of selections throughout the service—many of which are well-known pieces in the classical music canon. The prelude demonstrates the Baroque sound in Arcangelo Corelli’s Gavotte — a fun, march-like piece to which the listener can dance from their seat. The opening hymn is the well-known tune penned by Beethoven himself and is a delight to sing in a large group setting. Siena presents the well-known, difficult Étude No.1 from Chopin’s Op. 25, which includes a total of 12 challenging études. During the pre-sermon anthem, follow along in your hymnal as Con Brio presents an arrangement of Hymn No. 300, "Rock of Ages." We are then delighted with two versions of canonical classical pieces after the sermon, each arranged by Merle Isaac [1898–1996], a musician who devoted his career to arranging famous works for beginning musicians. The offertory, Debussy’s Clair de Lune, features the harp and depicts the serenity of a moonlit walk. And the postlude, a lively little piece based on the first movement of Bach’s famous Brandenburg Concerto No.5, is sure to leave a smile on your face as you leave the sanctuary today.
In broad strokes, the following graphic illustrates how your donations marked "tithe" are allocated. Thank you for your generosity to the work of the Adventist Church in Walla Walla and beyond!
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
The University Church staff would like to inform you that the Children’s Wing is now under video surveillance. They thank the safety team’s ongoing effort to promote safety at our church. Thank you for your support!
An all-church potluck is planned for this Sabbath, April 14, at 1:15pm in the Fellowship Hall. All are invited!
50-PLUS POTLUCK AND PROGRAM, Sunday, April 15, at 5pm in the Youth Center. Come and enjoy “Hymn Classics” with the Roger Johnson family and others.
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.
The Christian Aid Center is pleased to celebrate the completion of their Gift of Grace campaign. THANK YOU to all who had a part in raising $4.85 million to build a new shelter for homeless women and children. The new building promises them a chance to be safe, to experience dignity, to live in a caring community, and to find restoration and hope. The project is currently under construction and slated to open its doors in June 2018.
WWU Homecoming Weekend! Alumni and friends of WWU are invited to Homecoming Weekend, April 26-29. We’ve planned more than 50 events especially for you, including a banquet celebrating our core theme of generosity in service, educational seminars, a special PRISM concert, a Bowers Hall open house, and an Alleluias and Meditations concert Sabbath evening. A full list of events and registration information is available at wallawalla.edu/homecoming or by calling (800) 377-2586.
The Christian Aid Center is currently in need of childcare volunteers on Thursday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00. Please contact Jeannette Regalado, Volunteer & Donor Relations at 525-7153 ext. 114 for more information.
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.
Milton-Stateline Adventist School invites you to a pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 15th 8-10 am. By donation. Please note: we have moved the date from April 8th to April 15th. This is the last pancake breakfast of the year. You will not want to miss all the yummy food choices!
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.
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, April 14
1:15pm — All Church Potluck, Fellowship Hall
7pm — Adventist Singles Fellowship, SonBridge
7:39pm — Sundown
Sunday, April 15
5pm — 50-Plus Potluck & Program, Village Church Youth Center
Monday, April 16
7:30am (daily) — Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel
Tuesday, April 17
7pm — High Five Youth Group, Junior High Room
Wednesday, April 18
6:30pm — Pathfinders, Fellowship Hall
7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel
7pm — “Evidence” Bible Study, Youth Room
Thursday, April 19
6:30pm — J.U.M.P., Juniors Room
Friday, April 20
11am — WWU CommUnity, The Weekend, Sanctuary
1pm — “Change the Day” Activity, Youth Room
7:47pm — Sundown
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