Walla Walla University Church
June 18, 2016
"I LOVE STEPPING INTO PLACES WHERE GOD IS ALREADY AT WORK."
TERRY RICE, CHAPLAIN AT WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY HOSPICE IN WALLA WALLA, WA
"I HAVE BEEN CHOSEN FOR CHAPLAINCY...MY JOB IS TO MAKE PEOPLE FEEL NOT LIKE ANOTHER NUMBER, BUT LIKE CHILDREN OF GOD."
CORTNEY NEEDHAM, CHAPLAINCY HEALTH CARE, RICHLAND, WA
All chaplains are pastors. And yet not all pastors are called to the unique, vital, and challenging application of pastoral ministry known as chaplaincy. Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries, the ecclesiastical endorsing agency for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, likens chaplains to specialists in the medical field. While education and credentialing is necessary for all pastoral roles, chaplaincy positions require particular training and expertise.
The University Church is blessed with six pastors on staff who serve as leaders among our local parish. In addition, we boast a collection of
other members who are also ministry professionals serving as hospital, hospice, military, prison, and campus chaplains in Walla Walla and beyond. Pastors like Darold Bigger, Jaci Cress, Paddy McCoy, Cortney Needham, Tommy Poole, and Terry Rice are gifts to our community. Please thank these men and women for the dynamic work they do in our communities! You may even consider writing a note of encouragement on a connect card from the pew rack.
We consider summer a blessed season as it brings some relaxed time to the beautiful Walla Walla Valley and our congregation. Please join me in thanking our own Chung family for sharing their beautiful music with us. In two days Alyssa leaves for summer study at Walla Walla University's Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory. We are delighted to hear the Chung family together today.
We also give a special thanks to Kurtis Lamberton who blesses us by leading the praise band. Kurtis is a familiar part of our congregation and a graduate of WWU.
As you prepare to worship, please reflect on the words from the second stanza of our opening hymn:
Thyself a child within an earthly home,
With heart still undefiled,
Thou didst to manhood come;
Our children bless, in every place,
That they may all behold Thy face,
And knowing Thee may grow in grace.
AT THE UNIVERSITY CHURCH
The University Church budget funds many important aspects of our local ministry. Although pastors' salaries are funded by donations marked "tithe", the University Church budget is what subsidizes our amazing K-12 school programs at Walla Walla Valley Academy and Rogers Adventist School. It also makes our worship services and broadcast ministry possible. Thank you for your generous and systematic support!
As always - we welcome your gifts made right here on our website. Click Here to Give!
TOUCHES OF INTEREST
Second Service is live-streamed in Heubach Chapel as an optional courtesy for families with small kids.
Summer Light begins today, with Sabbath School starting at 9:30am and worship service at 10:45am.
Summer Church Office Hours are Monday, 2-5pm, Tuesday-Thursday, 8am-5pm and Friday, 8am-12pm. This schedule will begin on Monday, June 27.
Ward and Lois Soper would like to thank this church family for their prayers, cards, and visits during Ward’s ongoing medical problem.
Volunteer Opportunities at Christian Aid Center:
•Weekend Breakfast Host every Saturday and Sunday from 6:00 to 8:30 a.m.
•Childcare in the new Child Life Center. Times available Monday through Friday in the mornings.
Please call Jeannette Regalado, at (509) 525-7153 ext. 114 for more information. You can also apply on their web site at christianaidcenter.org.
Pancake Breakfast with Children & Family Ministries is Sabbath, July 2, 8am in the Jr. High Room.
Family Swimming at the Milton–Freewater pool on Tuesday, July 19, from 5:30–8:30pm. Big Franks and fixin’s provided for all. Families please bring a salad or side dish to share. $3.50 for ages <17 and $5.00 for 17+.
The Center for Media Ministry at Walla Walla University is looking for a sponsor(s) to help support a well-qualified student from Botswana who would like to take the MA in Media Ministry degree beginning at the end of August. Kagiso comes highly recommended by the Associate Director of Communication at the General Conference and she and her 11-year-old son will be moving to College Place for the two years of her education. She has saved the funds for the airfare over, but needs sponsorship for the education itself. The Center for Media Ministry has some scholarship money available that will need to be matched in order to make this educational dream a reality for Kagiso. Please contact Lynelle Ellis at 509-527-2843 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebration of Life Service for Hilda Vixie at Milton SDA Church, June 18, 2016, 4:00pm
Give the gift of life: Blood Drive at Camp Meeting: On Thursday, June 23, Inland Northwest Blood Center will facilitate a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Attend Global Leadership Summit 2016 at the University Church August 11-12. Because everyone is a leader of something, everyone is invited - everyone will benefit. This world-class training is guaranteed to energize and inspire you in the work you already are doing in any sphere. Register now for the best rates, wwuchurch.com.
UCC Camp Meeting is June 22-25, 2016 at UCA: Now is the time to reserve, while lodging is still available! Visit uccsda.org/cammeeting for more information.
Free counseling for individuals, couples, and families at Pathways to Change. The clinic is located in Smith Hall and is open Sunday through Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 509-527-2654.
Sabbath, June 18
1:30pm — Adventist Singles Potluck, SonBridge
8:46pm — Sunset
Sunday, June 19
UCC Camp Meeting, Upper Columbia Academy
Friday, June 24
8:47pm — Sunset
Sabbath, July 2
8am — CFM Pancake Breakfast, Jr. High Room
Tuesday, July 19
5:30–8:30pm — Family Swimming with CFM