Walla Walla University Church
September 23, 2017
The Longest Table is on 4th Street, next Sabbath, September 30, following second service. All are invited! University Church members, sign up to host a table in the lobby today from 9:30am-1:15pm.
"As a freshman, I remember needing food and friendship. I found it starting here. The Longest Table is what the caring WWU community is all about!"
-Peter Flores, (WWU graduate, Music and Religion)
"If the Sabbath is a foretaste of Heaven, The Longest Table spread out on 4th Street is a foretaste of God's banquet table of Love spread out in the New Jerusalem."
-Bev Beem, (University Church member)
"I love The Longest Table because it feels like the way lunch in heaven will be: wonderful friends, yummy food, and everyone all together enjoying the Sabbath."
-Tonya Wessman, (University Church member)
"The Longest Table is an experience where students can be adopted by a local church family and simultaneously experience a Sabbath's blessing alongside over a thousand of their fellow WWU students!"
-Tim Kosaka, (ASWWU Social Vice President)
"It's a superb opportunity for fellowship around food...in the street... like a classy picnic. Plus enjoying the individual creative decoration and food you'd find in someone's home."
-Lauri Rootvik, University Church member
"The longest Table is a great opportunity to welcome students to the University Church and serves as a bridge for students and the community."
-Mel Lang, University Church Member
"The longest table is truly a cherished tradition in Walla Walla. It is welcomed every year for the joy of sharing food along with the blessed hope of future gatherings in heaven, both in the company of our Lord Jesus!"
-Lidia Friederich, University Church Member
"I think it's a great way to bond between families and students. Oh, and the variety of food is amazing!"
-Isaias Santellano, University Church Member
To host a table, sign up in the lobby today, from 9:30am-1:15pm.
AT THE UNIVERSITY CHURCH
We wish a warm Walla Walla welcome to new students, their families, and to all returning students. It is exciting and wonderful to have you here. Please join me in thanking seventeen ladies who share their singing talents with us. Interim choral director Lindsay Armstrong, a 2017 WWU graduate, leads this choir of veteran singers from I Cantori and University Singers. We also thank Isaac Arakaki, a music/health science major from Marysville, Washington, who sings the offertory.
The great French composer Francois Couperin (1668-1733) composed two complete masses, or services, for organ. We hear the opening part of his Mass for the Parishes, the larger of these two works. Couperin divides the opening section, Kyrie, into five couplets: an opening Plain-chant; Fugue; Récit de chromhorne; Dialogue; and a closing Plain-chant.
As you prepare your heart to worship I invite you to meditate on the closing words of the offertory.
Lead Thou us on thro’ dangers lowering,
Be Thou our shield in fears overpowering;
Oh, let Thy mercy ever be our guard,
Over our life keep watch and ward.
Thank you for your generosity to the local ministry of the University Church, as well as to the global mission of the Adventist Church. Today, the loose offering goes toward the University Church budget. The following is a small sample of how this is allocated:
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TOUCHES OF INTEREST
The Longest Table sign-ups continue on Sabbath, September 9 restarting at 10:30am. Sign ups will continue each week until Sabbath, September 23. You can also sign up by calling the church office at 527-2800. Thank you for welcoming the WWU students at this event on Sabbath, September 30, following Second Service.
Memorial Service for Mary Smith, Lois Blackwelder’s mother, is Sunday, September 24, 11am at Mount Hope Cemetery.
We-Haul is coming! Help new WWU students move into residence halls. Sunday, September 24, 2–5pm. To help, simply show up at Sittner or Foreman Halls.
As part of Adventist Community Services, SonBridge is working to help meet the needs of those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Call 529-3100 or visit SonBridge.org for ways to help Texas.
Thank You to all who have volunteered a few hours of their time one or two days a week at the Community Center Warehouse, 8th and Bade. Leaders are still needed in both warehouses, as well as several men to assist on Sundays and Mondays, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Your helping hands are appreciated.
Please join us in the excitement of Demo Day—a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Center for Women and Children at the Christian Aid Center. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 26 at 5 pm, on Fourth and Birch streets. It will feature live music, free cake and root beer floats, Pineapple Pete’s shaved ice, fun activities for kids, and live demolition. There will be food trucks available for those who wish to purchase dinner. The new $4.85 million center is expected to open its doors in the Spring of 2018, and it is funded by the Gift of Grace campaign for homeless women and children. For more information, please go to christianaidcenter.org.
The Christian Aid Center needs you! This important ministry partner of the University Church is always in need of volunteer help. In particular, the director of volunteers at CAC (and our church member), Jeannette Regalado, is requesting for help with chapel speakers (6:30pm daily), breakfast cooks (Sunday and Monday mornings), and van drivers to pick up donated food (Tuesday and Thursday mornings). Contact Jeannette at 509.525.7153.
You are invited to Diversity Day, a multicultural arts festival in downtown Walla Walla on Sunday, September 24, 12-5pm. Admission is free. Many University Church members will be involved in music and other aspects of the day's celebration. Come out and cheer for diversity! For more information, visit http://promotediversity.org
Enchilada Fundraiser, supporting Christian education fund of College Place Spanish Church. Call 525-9523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for orders. Pick up at Rogers School, September 24, 1-4pm. Order by September 19.
September is the VA Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. If you are in crisis, or are concerned about a loved one, many resources are available to you! Call 1.800.273.8255, which is the veterans crisis line. Thank you Celena Veverka and other University Church members who work for mental health in our community!
Milton-Stateline Adventist School is looking for retired teachers who would be willing to sub at our school on occasion. We have need of more subs on our sub list. For more information call Barb at 541-938-7131.
Volunteers Needed People willing to give a few hours, 1 or two days a week volunteering at The Community Center located on 8th and Bade, College Place. The Center is open, Sundays and Mondays, 9-12:30. Come be a blessing.
Buying school supplies? Don’t forget hygiene supplies! Having clean clothes and refreshed body is a great way to start the new school year. Your donation of body wash, shampoo, deodorant, razors and shaving cream help to refresh the body. Laundry pods and dryer sheets help to make sure clothes are looking great; small things like nail clippers, body lotion and hand soap keep everyone looking good. Bring your tax deductible donations to HELPLINE at 1520 Kelly Place, St 180, Walla Walla, WA, Mon – Fri 9:00-11:45am or 1:00-3:45pm. A receipt can be given upon request.
2017 AMEN Conference: Are You Willing?: Are you a physician or dentist willing to serve God through medical ministry? Then the AMEN conference is for you! Join us Thursday October 26 – Sunday October 29, 2017 in Hilton Head Island, SC. During the 2017 AMEN Conference, each speaker will explore how you can have a vibrant, growing Christian experience yourself and, out of the context of your own experience, share God’s love with your patients. The essence of Jesus’ life was a willingness to do the Father’s Will and the goal of this year’s conference is to inspire each one of us to do the same. Featured Speakers include: Pastors Dwayne Lemon and Mark Finley; Physicians Ricardo Whyte, Debbie Beihl, Stephen Waterbrook, & Norman McNulty; Dentists Stephen Wright, Carlos Moretta, and many others. All physicians, dentists, healthcare professionals, and pastors are welcome to attend. Jesus is coming soon - let's prepare ourselves, our patients, and our colleagues! For more information please visit www.amensda.org or call 530-883-8061.
The UCC Women’s Fall Retreat, Always, October 27 and 28, welcomes special guest, Janet Page, General Conference Associate Ministerial Secretary. Registration is available at UCC Women’s Ministries web page. https://www.uccsda.org/English/Women/Pages/Womens-Ministries.aspx.
Sabbath, September 23
6:48pm — Sundown
8pm — Adventist Singles Vespers, SonBridge
Sunday, September 24
11am — Mary Smith memorial, Mt. Hope Cemetery
2-5pm — We Haul, moving help, WWU residence halls
Monday, September 25
WWU First Day of Class
Tuesday, September 26
11am — CommUnity, Convocation, Sanctuary
7pm — High Five, Junior High Room
Wednesday, September 27
7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel
Thursday, September 28
12-5pm — Red Cross Blood Drive, Fellowship Hall
Friday, September 29
6:37pm — Sundown
8pm — WWU Vespers with Jenn Ogden, Sanctuary
Sabbath, September 30
1:30pm — Longest Table, 4th St.
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