"The cross was associated with the power of Rome. It was the instrument of the most cruel and humiliating form of death. The lowest criminals were required to bear the cross to the place of execution; and often as it was about to be laid upon their shoulders, they resisted with desperate violence, until they were overpowered, and the instrument of torture was bound upon them. But Jesus bade His followers take up the cross and bear it after Him. To the disciples His words, though dimly comprehended, pointed to their submission to the most bitter humiliation—submission even unto death for the sake of Christ. No more complete self-surrender could the Saviour's words have pictured. But all this He had accepted for them. Jesus did not count heaven a place to be desired while we were lost. He left the heavenly courts for a life of reproach and insult, and a death of shame. He who was rich in heaven's priceless treasure, became poor, that through His poverty we might be rich. We are to follow in the path He trod."

-Ellen G. White The Desire of Ages, 417



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It is a special joy to welcome and thank our many musicians today. It almost feels like a Sabbath during the academic year! We thank Ron Coleman who performs with Lyn Ritz, both of the Walla Walla University music department. For the prelude, they team with students Hannah Schafer of Walla Walla Valley Academy and Justin Chung of WWU to perform the Adagio movement from Beethoven’s String Quartet in F Major, Op.18, No.1. After the sermon, we hear recent mechanical engineering graduate Brendon McNally and local medical assistant Meghan Metcalf. Please join me in welcoming and thanking all of these musicians.

It is always appropriate to praise God. Given our large cast of musicians today, it is especially appropriate
to quote Psalm 150, the basis of our closing hymn. To assist in preparing your heart to worship, I invite you to meditate on the complete Psalm or on the first stanza of hymn #2 given here.

All creatures of our God and King,
Lift up your voice with us and sing:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
O burning sun with golden beam
And silver moon with softer gleam:
Oh, praise Him! Oh, praise Him!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

-Kraig Scott



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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!

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Work Bee at the University Church is on Sunday, July 31, 8:30am–12pm. Come lend a helping hand around our church facility: yard work, painting, maintenance, and other simple tasks. Contact Pastor Collie with questions at alareece.collie@wallawalla.edu.

Watch the Sweets, Walla Walla's baseball team, with CFM on Sunday, July 31, at 5pm. Pick up your $5 tickets at the church office or by arranging to meet Pastor Jenn Ogden at the gate.

Membership Transfers
(IN) Leslie and Sara Bumgardner, Pasco Riverside, WA
Stephen and Claudia Chinn, Mt Tabor, Portland, OR

(AWAY) Stephen Farr, Pasco Riverside, WA
Fawn Fehrer, South Salem, Salem, OR
Reuben Singer, Kennewick, WA

Beth Moore Simulcast, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Liberty Theatre in Dayton, WA. Come praise the Lord with your sisters from the Walla Walla Valley & beyond Send a $25 check to register preferably before 25 July: Beth Moore Simulcast, 628 Strom Road, Dayton, WA 99328 Questions? Call or email Marcene: 509-382-4860 or pmhend@bmi.net

Walla Walla Valley Academy Director of Development & Alumni Position Opening: Reporting to and working in close collaboration with the Principal and Vice Principal for Finance, the Director of Development & Alumni will design and execute on a comprehensive development strategy for Walla Walla Valley Academy. This is a part-time (50%) salaried position. Salary based on the NAD Wage Scale and prior experience.

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

Rogers Adventist School Library is open Tuesdays in July from 10am-1pm as a summer activity option for children.

Milton-Stateline Adventist School is accepting applications for a part time contract teacher and a part time librarian. They would like to hire on or before August 10th. You may pick up an application at the school. Office hours are Mon-Thurs 9-1 or call for more info at 541-938-7131.

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.

The Walla Walla University annual Alumni Sabbath at Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory will be held August 27, 2016. Come for Sabbath or the full weekend. Meals and accommodations require registration. The guest speaker will be Dave Thomas, dean of the School of Theology. Meals will be catered by Laura Hall. For information, registration, and full schedule details, call Alumni and Advancement Services at (800) 377-2586 or visit wallawalla.edu/Rosario-Sabbath.

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.

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 30
    10:45am — Summer Light Worship Service
    8:00pm — Adventist Singles Vespers & Table Games, SonBridge
    8:25 — Sunset

Sunday, July 31
    8:30am — Church Work Bee
    5:00pm — Sweets Baseball Game with CFM, Borleske Stadium

August 3-6
    Walla Walla Camp Meeting, Village Church

Sabbath, August 6
    10:45am — Summer Light Worship Service
    9:00pm — Adventist Singles Vespers & Table Games,       SonBridge
    8:15 — Sunset

August 11-12
    Global Leadership Summit, Sanctuary






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