O Lord,
Do not let it rain today. Neither let it be too hot.
We have a family picnic.

I know the farmers pray for rain;
They sweat in fields and curse the clods. The crops stand wilting, drying.
Growers plan to feed the world.
O God, send rain, they pray.

O Lord
Hold the rain today,

so we can have a picnic.

-Rosemary Watts



Everyone has influence: teachers, moms, dads, lawyers, kids, entrepreneurs, physicians, custodians, students, volunteers, and the list goes on. The Global Leadership Summit challenges all of us to impact our spheres of influence with greater effectiveness and intention. Mark your calendars for Thursday and Friday, August 10 and 11.

University Church members will receive the special $89 rate by registering before July 11. Full-time Walla Walla University faculty, students, and staff are also entitled to that same pricing, even up until the day the summit begins!

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We thank Gina Lincoln, a WWU junior majoring in engineering and voice, for sharing her singing talents with us, and Sam Derting for leading the band.

The great Dutch master, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562–1621), spent almost his entire career at the Oude Kirk (old church) in Amsterdam. He was known as the "organist builder" because of his remarkable skill as an organ teacher. One of the first great keyboard composers of Europe, he helped establish the North German organ tradition.

As you prepare to worship, I invite you to meditate on the words of our hymns. Some of the first hymn is given here:

Let all on earth their voices raise,
To sing the great Jehovah’s praise,
And bless His holy name:
His glory let the people know,

His wonders to the nations show,
His saving grace proclaim.

-Kraig Scott



Today's loose offering helps fund North American Division Women's Ministries. Your gifts marked "tithe" specifically support pastors' and teachers' salaries. Gifts marked "University Church Budget" fund ministries like: youth and young adults, children and families, broadcast, and our schools. Thank you for your generous contributions to God's work here in Walla Walla, and beyond!

Give online by clicking here or the "give" button.


(Although there is a new look to the giving page
at this link, your username and password
is exactly the same.)



An overnight prayer meeting for the projected closure of WWGH is planned for July 8, 10:00 pm until daylight on July 9, at WWGH.  This will be an open meeting, focusingon the providers, employees and their families and all who have been served by them in the Walla Walla Valley.  Questions?  Contact Pat Williams, 509-522-2546.

The WWU Freshman Mentoring Program is looking for people who have a passion to help college students succeed. If you are interested, call KarrLayn Beck at 527-2715 or go to the WWU website, under staff employment.

Small group Bible Study, Prayer, Praise, and Promises. Every Tuesday at 6:30pm at Heubach Chapel. Come to share and pray together. All Welcome.

A memorial service for Wayne DeMoss, husband of Dorothy DeMoss, and grandfather of Pastor Kris Loewen, is planned for Sunday, July 16, at 11am in Heubach Chapel.

A memorial potluck for Ann Montgomery is scheduled July 15th at 12:30 at the Havstad Alumni Center on 4th and College Ave.  Bring your favorite dish and join us as we celebrate Ann’s life.

Bracelets supporting Miles Kearbey are available. They are $5 each, available in both adult and youth size, 100% proceeds go to the Kearbey family. They’re orange (the color for pediatric cancer) with the following inscription: #MilesCourage *Psalms 27:14* #MilesStrength If anyone is interested in buying one (or more), they are welcome to email, text, or call Kate Follett,, (509)876-9131.

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 or contact

WWU is Hiring!  Please visit to view available positions and to fill out an online application.

Volunteer Teaching Position in Dillingham, Alaska for 18 years or older. If you have at least one year education training, Dillingham Adventist School might be the place for you next school year.  Call or text Sueal Cunningham at907-843-2177 for more information.

Gigantic Closing Sale of the Countryside Store, located in the basement apartment of the Hawkins Home at 374 SE Highland Park Dr. in College Place. They are selling all inventory, new books $1 each, used books $.10 each. Garage sale Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3pm until the end of 2017. Call 509-526-4024 with any questions.





Sabbath, July 8
   After Church — Youth & Family hike, Harris Park
    8:45pm — Sundown
    10pm-daylight — OvernightPrayer Vigil, WWGH

Monday, July 10
    (M-F) 9am-4pm — Vacation Bible Camp, WWU Church

Tuesday, July 11
    6:30pm — Prayer, Praise, Promises Small Group,             Heubach Chapel    

Wednesday, July 12
    7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel

Friday, July 14
    8pm — WWU Vespers, Conard Courtyard
    8:42pm — Sundown

Thursday, August 10-Friday, August 11
    Global Leadership Summit, University Church