palouse road by jesse bowser,

palouse road by jesse bowser,

Join us in the outdoor pavilion for foot-washing during our Sabbath morning Summer Light worship service.



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During ages of spiritual darkness the church of God has been as a city set on a hill. From age to age, through successive generations, the pure doctrines of heaven have been unfolding, within its borders. Enfeebled and defective as it may appear, the church is the one object upon which God bestows in a special sense His supreme regard. It is the theater of His grace, in which He delights to reveal His power to transform hearts.

-Ellen White,
"Acts of the Apostles", page 12




Please join me in welcoming two student musicians from our own fertile Walla Walla valley. It is a special pleasure to hear Jake Willard today, and if we’re lucky, we may get to hear him play once more before he returns to his studies at Andrews University. We also welcome Elise Kinne, a graduating WWU music major who, all too soon, will move to southern California. We also thank Schuan Carpenter who leads our Summer Light praise band.

Jake performs two movements of Cello Sonata No.1
in E Minor, Op.38 by Johannes Brahms (1833–1897). Brahms was about 30 years old when he wrote this sonata in homage to Johann Sebastian Bach (1685– 1750), using parts of the Baroque masters’ "The Art of Fugue" in two of the movements. It is especially fitting, therefore, to hear Elise Kinne perform a prelude and fugue by Bach.

As you prepare to worship, please take some time to contemplate the unusually moving text of Hymn no.467 by Brian Wren (b.1936) which he titled
“A Song of Love and Living.” The second stanza is given here.

Life is great!—whatever happens,
Snow or sunshine, joy or pain,
Hardship, grief or disillusion,
Suffering that I can’t explain—

Life is great if someone loves me,
Holds my hands and calls my name.

-Kraig Scott



Summer Light

3.26 Timeline




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Second Service is live-streamed in Heubach Chapel as an optional courtesy for families with small kids.

Pancake Breakfast with Children & Family Ministries is today at 8am in the Jr. High Room.

Summer Church Office Hours are Monday, 2-5pm, Tuesday-Thursday, 8am-5pm and Friday, 8am-12pm. 

The Church Office will be closed Monday, July 4 for Independence Day.  It will reopen on Tuesday, July 5 at 9am.

The Walla Walla General Hospital Auxiliary will host Vegeburgers in the Park on Monday, July 4th, at Pioneer Park in the vendor circle. Please plan to enjoy the full meal deal which includes delicious juicy burgers, chips, and juice as you spend the day there.  All proceeds go for remodeling of patient rooms.

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

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+.

Wisdom Wednesday with Pastor Alex is Wednesday, July 6 at noon in Heubach Chapel. Senior members of the University Church, please come and bless your pastor with advice and insight.

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

Singles Ministries invites singles to a camping weekend at Mineral Springs Group Camp Ground near Cle Elum WA, July 8-10. Come share in worship time, hiking, great food and fellowship with friends. The cost is $35 which includes the food and group camp site. Bring your tent, sleeping bag, personal items, and instrument if you play. Please arrange carpooling to minimize the number of vehicles. Send an email to to request a registration form. You may also call 360 588-3179 or 509 525-2892 with questions.

Walla Walla University alumni and friends are invited to WWU Alumni Night at the Walla Walla Sweets baseball game, Wednesday, July 13, 7:05 p.m., Borleske Stadium. Tickets are $2 and are available through WWU Alumni and Advancement Services at 527-2631 or

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,




The June edition of The Vine is published! Pick up a paper copy from the literature rack or find the digital version on our website:

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.

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Sabbath, July 2
    8:00am — CFM Pancake Breakfast, Jr. High Room
    8:48pm — Sunset    

Monday, July 4
    Church Office Closed for Independence Day

Wednesday, July 6
    12:00pm — Wisdom Wednesday, Heubach Chapel

Friday, July 8
    8:00pm — Vespers, Conard Courtyard
    8:46pm — Sunset

Tuesday, July 19
    5:30–8:30pm — Family Swimming with CFM

Sunday, July 31
    5:00pm — Sweets Baseball Game with CFM, Borleske Stadium

August 11-12
    Global Leadership Summit, Sanctuary



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