Walla Walla University Church
On behalf of the Walla Walla University Church it is my joy to welcome our extended family home!
Our campus enjoys an exceptional spirit of collaboration in our sacred work of Christian worship, Biblical discipleship, and humanitarian service. It is my prayer that you find warm nostalgia and rich hospitality, this Sabbath as you worship at the University Church.
-Alex Bryan, Senior Pastor
During the month of May, Pastor Alex will lead us through a short sermon series entitled, "Pulse: How to Stay Alive." Messages will be themed around healthful living, inside and out. Be sure to join the University Church family as we take part in a wide variety of health activities, challenges, and social events including outdoor church on May 20!
AT THE UNIVERSITY CHURCH
We wish a warm Walla Walla welcome home to all returning alumni. We are glad to have you here. And we thank the many student and community musicians of the University Orchestra under the direction of Brandon Beck as well as the dedicated student singers of both choirs, University Singers and I Cantori.
The setting of Psalm 23 forms the second movement of the sublime Requiem by the great English composer Herbert Howells. The anthem presents parts II and III of Visions of St. John by the American composer John Ness Beck with text adapted from Revelation chapters 6-16 (the Seven Trumpets and the Seven Angels) and chapter 21 (The Heavenly City).
As you prepare your heart to worship God, I invite you to take some silent time to meditate on the words of our hymns. Some of the closing hymn is given here:
He comes again; O Zion, ere thou meet Him,
Make known to every heart His saving grace;
Let none whom He hath ransomed
fail to greet Him,
Through thy neglect, unfit to see His face.
Thank you for your gifts to the University Church's budget. Today's loose offering supports the North American Division evangelism fund. To give to the local work of the University Church, please place your donation in an envelope and mark "local church budget." The following is a small sample of how this is allocated:
TOUCHES OF INTEREST
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!
Please join the WWU community in praying for student missionaries. This week, pray for Derek Glatts and Tatum Shobe who are serving this year in Egypt.
Membership Transfers - Transferring In
Norma Flores from Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL
Sarah Hagopian from Florida Conference, Altamonte Springs, FL
Jessica Hall from Puyallup, WA
Russ Hansen from Redding, CA
Sergio and Wendy Hernandez from South Hill, Spokane, WA
Robin, Abigail and Richard Pontius from Kern River Valley, Lake Issabella, CA
Bill and Betty Price from Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA
Joshua Redberg from Quincy, WA
Tara Redberg from Coeur d’Alene, ID
Charlotte Tokle from Danville, KY
Judith Carico to College Place (Village)
Don and Kathy Grosse to Umapine, Milton Freewater, OR
Melanie Howard to College Place (Village)
Edwin Karlow to Tillamook, OR
Roni and Leahna Laboca to Pleasant Valley, Happy Valley, OR
Carel Landess to College Place (Village)
Sheryl Luthi to Pleasant Valley, Happy Valley, OR
Julia Salerno to Summit NW Ministries, Post Falls, ID
Register now for the 2017 Global Leadership Summit. For the second year in a row, the University Church is a premier host site to this great leadership training event. For more information, visit wwuchurch.com/gls2017 or contact Pastor Kris Loewen.
Denominational Retired Workers’ potluck May 7, WILL NOT BE HELD. Instead, a one-day Bus Tour, Tuesday, May 9 will take us to the “Hanford National Historic Landmark”, near Richland WA. The Pathfinder Bus will be loading at 8:30 a.m. at the Village Church northside parking lot, Tuesday morning, May 9. For details, and to reserve a seat on the bus, you will need to call Bona Engen 509-522-4848, ASAP. Bus tickets available at the door.
“Pasta with a Purpose” fundraiser for Julianna Sayler on May 17, 2017 from 5-8:30pm at Walla Walla Valley Academy. Dinner will be followed by a silent auction and a dessert auction. Please join to support Julianna and the Sayler family.
WWU is Hiring! Please visit jobs.wallawalla.edu to view available positions and to fill out an online application.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a courtesy to College Place residents, Walla Walla University is announcing that a city-approved 10-minute fireworks show will be presented Saturday, April 29, at approximately 9 pm near the University Church. Nearby residents should secure their pets and prepare for fireworks noise. The show is part of the university’s Homecoming Weekend, which celebrates WWU’s 125th birthday. For WWU Homecoming Weekend information or registration, visit wallawalla.edu/homecoming.
On Sunday May 7, 2017 the student association of Walla Walla University (ASWWU) is hosting an International Food Fair from 1-6pm. Ethnic foods provided by donations of different local restaurants and dishes made by students and community members. Spring jam featuring student bands will begin at 3pm. Pay cash or card at the event. The proceeds from this Food Fair will be benefiting the ASWWU Global Service project called Hope in the Hills, to help refugees in Rwanda get an education. If you would like to make a special dish, please contact: email@example.com.
Maplewood Academy alumni and attendees are having a reunion potluck, May 6 at 1:30pm in Home Economics room at WWVA.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 242-0520 for more information.
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: email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 360.624.6765. Thank you for your help!
Milton-Stateline Adventist School is accepting applications for a bus driver and a part time librarian for the 2017-2018 school year. You may call for more information at 541-938-7131.
Sabbath, April 29
4pm — Alleluias & Meditations, Wind Symphony Concert, Sanctuary
7pm — Adventist Singles vespers, SonBridge
7:30pm— WWU Messengers Reunion Concert and 125th Birthday Celebration, Sanctuary
7:59pm — Sundown
9pm — WWU Homecoming Fireworks Show, near the University Church
Sunday, April 30
1pm — Lorelei Holm's Memorial Service, Sanctuary
Monday, May 1
7:30am — (daily) Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel
Tuesday, May 2
11am — CommUnity, InTents, Sanctuary
7pm — High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room
Wednesday, May 3
9:00am-2:30pm — Red Cross Blood Drive, Fellowship Hall
6:30pm — Pathfinders Club, Fellowship Hall
7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel
7pm — “Evidence” Youth Bible Study, Youth Room
7pm — Small Group Bible Study, Gathering Room
Thursday, May 4
6:30pm - J.U.M.P., Juniors Room
Friday, May 5
8pm — WWU Vespers, Sam Leonor, Sanctuary
8:07pm — Sundown
Sabbath, May 7
1-6pm — WWU International Food Fair
Tuesday, May 9
Retired Denominational Workers' day tour to Hanford National Historic Landmark (see Touches of Interest for details)
Wednesday, May 17
5-8:30pm — Pasta with a Purpose fundraiser for Julianna Sayler, WWVA
Sabbath, May 20
11:45am — University Church "Outdoor Church" and picnic, Centennial Green
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