Walla Walla University Church
May 19, 2018
"In partaking with His disciples of the bread and wine, Christ pledged Himself to them as their Redeemer. He committed to them the new covenant, by which all who receive Him become children of God, and joint heirs with Christ. By this covenant every blessing that heaven could bestow for this life and the life to come was theirs. This covenant deed was to be ratified with the blood of Christ. And the administration of the Sacrament was to keep before the disciples the infinite sacrifice made for each of them individually as a part of the great whole of fallen humanity...
These are the things we are never to forget. The love of Jesus, with its constraining power, is to be kept fresh in our memory. Christ has instituted this service that it may speak to our senses of the love of God that has been expressed in our behalf. There can be no union between our souls and God except through Christ. The union and love between brother and brother must be cemented and rendered eternal by the love of Jesus. And nothing less than the death of Christ could make His love efficacious for us. It is only because of His death that we can look with joy to His second coming. His sacrifice is the center of our hope. Upon this we must fix our faith."
Ellen White, Desire of Ages (659, 660)
AT THE UNIVERSITY CHURCH
Happy Sabbath! Join me in welcoming Brandon Beck and the students of the WWU Wind Symphony to the platform. Thank you to all of our musicians for your hard work and dedication to the art of making music.
The prelude, which is Kenneth Singleton’s transcription of Copland’s work based on and earlier Copland choral piece, “Walls of Zion,” sets a contemplative mood for the service. This is especially important today as we will contemplate the idea of mission in the church as well as partake in communion together, which are both acts that beg for focused, reflective and thankful hearts. Before the sermon, Malotte’s famous setting of “The Lord’s Prayer” reminds us to pray fervently and reverently to God. Jan and I will be playing a few calm renditions of well-known sacred tunes or hymns during the distribution of communion emblems, and I encourage you to take that time to silently pray to God, with gratitude for his sacrifice and in petition for his continued guidance in your life. The closing hymn (No.234) and postlude (based on Hymn No.1) remind us that God is mighty, and without Him we are stuck in a sinful world. May we forever praise His humble sacrifice with these words from our closing hymn:
“Give God the glory, God and none other...
Glory to God on high!”
Thank you for your generosity to the ministry of the University Church. Our mission is to teach all people how to follow Jesus. A core component of this involves empowering, inspiring, and teaching university students as they join God in His global work.
At WWU Vespers in our Sanctuary Friday night, the Student Missions department dedicated outgoing student missionaries. Nearly 60 students from Walla Walla University will be traveling across the globe to serve in 2018–19.
Today, our offering is for the University Church budget. Your donations to this fund
support our continuing partnership with the University and programs like Student Missions. Please contact Brittni Bryan, WWU's assistant chaplain for missions (Brittni.Bryan@wallawalla.edu), to give directly to this invaluable outreach!
Donate here on our website, or in person 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
Save the Date! University Church OUTDOOR CHURCH is scheduled for June 2 at 11:45am. This special service will happen on Centennial Green and will feature University Singers and I Cantori. Begin planning your picnic lunch today! (First Serve will take a one-week hiatus on June 2; Sabbath Schools will take place on their normal schedule). Join us!
Membership transfers (second reading)
(IN) Malcolm & Hannah Hardy, Redlands, CA
Liz Meske, Village Church, College Place, WA
Heather Rodriguez, Village Church, College Place, WA
Jeremy & Jennie Simpson, Turning Point, Roseburg, OR
Ed & Irma Tillotson, Crosspoint Church, Hillsboro, OR
(AWAY) Jodie & Rebecca Mahurin, College Place, Village
WWU School of Business is working on a project with Sunset Lake Camp this quarter. They’ve made a survey for parents of camp-aged children, and they’d be very grateful if you could find 2 minutes to complete it. tinyurl.com/ybkx46bf
Receptionist and Dental Assistant for SonBridge Dental Clinic needed. Bilingual skills preferred, but not required. Paid positions of 30 hours per week. Call Mel at (509) 301-3460.
Walla Walla Valley Academy Orchestra will be performing their concert, “Sonic Vistas from England and Italy,” at Village Church, Sabbath afternoon, May 19, at 4:30 pm.
The pastoral staff would like to remind you that they are available outside of office hours for emergencies. Please call the main office number at 509.527.2800 and follow the prompts. One of the pastors will respond.
ASWWU invites you to a block party! Sunday, May 20, from 4–7pm on College Avenue. Dozens of vendors, booths, food, and fun from all over Walla Walla will be present. All are welcome!
The family of Milton L. Krantz invites you to attend a Celebration of Life Service honoring his life, May 27, 2018 at 3:30pm - Blue Mt. Valley Adventist Church, Hwy 11, Athena, Oregon. A fellowship meal will be served following the service.
ASWWU Global Service is looking for volunteers to cook food for our annual International Food Fair on June 3. If you are interested in getting involved or have any questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org. They are also looking for small pop-up canopies, such as used for sporting events, that we can use to cover the food booths. If you have one they could use, please contact them.
Wilbur Sylvester passed away. His memorial service will be Sunday, May 20 at the College Place Village Church at 3pm.
The SonBridge Dental Clinic is looking for a sterilization technician with entry-level dental skills or willingness to be trained in the position. If interested, call 509.956.3165.
50-PLUS POTLUCK, Sunday, May 20, at 5pm in the Youth Center. Ray Sample will bring us a program of Christian music. Come and enjoy our last program until September 16.
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 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.
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: email@example.com or 509.527.2252. Visit: wallawalla.edu/preschool
Sabbath, May 19
4pm — WWU Wind Symphony Concert, Sanctuary
4:30pm — WWVA Orchestra Concert, Village Church
8pm — Adventist Singles Fellowship, SonBridge
8:24pm — Sundown
Sunday, May 20
4-7pm — ASWWU Block Party, College Ave.
5pm — 50-Plus Potluck, Village Church Youth Center
Monday, May 21
7:30am (daily) — Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel
7pm — Church Board Meeting, Youth Room
Tuesday, May 22
11am — WWU CommUnity, Sanctuary
7pm — High Five Youth Group, Junior High Room
Wednesday, May 23
6:30pm — Pathfinders, Fellowship Hall
7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel
7pm — “Evidence” Bible Study, Youth Room
Thursday, May 24
6:30pm — J.U.M.P., Juniors Room
Friday, May 25
1pm — “Change the Day” Activity, Youth Room
8pm — Vespers Light,, Heubach Chapel
8:29pm — Sundown
Sabbath, June 2
11:45am — “Outdoor Church”, Centennial Green
1:15pm — All-church picnic lunch, Centennial Green
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