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I know You hear the cries of every soul tonight
You see the teardrops as they roll tonight
Down the faces of saints
Who grow weary and faint in Your fields

And the wicked roam the cities and the streets tonight
But when the God of love and thunder speaks tonight
I believe You will come
Your justice be

– lyrics from “The Reckoning”
by Andrew Peterson,
Counting Stars (2010)

 


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THIS SABBATH
AT THE UNIVERSITY CHURCH

 
 
 
 

FAMILY OF GOD

This prayer list contains special requests made by our church family, community members, and their loved ones. If you have a concern to add, please contact the office at church@wallawalla.edu, 509.527.2800, or by dropping a Connect Card in an offering bag.

- Martha Mason as she mourns the sudden loss of her husband, Jerry.
- Verona Schnibbe as she grieves the loss of Fred, her husband.
- Renita Clymer as she receives medical treatment.
- Della Keele as she mourns the loss of her sister, Marguerite Jansen.
- Kraig Scott as he is recovering from a significant heart surgery at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He should be in great shape soon and is looking forward to being back on the bike (and the organ bench). Kraig and his family so appreciate your thoughts and prayers during his recovery. 
- Susan Cole as she receives treatment for advanced multiple sclerosis in Park Manor Rehab Center.
- Tad Hiner as he continues to receive medical care.
- Dennis Olson as he recovers from double bypass surgery.
- Don Barrett as he recovers from a stroke.
- Keith Canwell as he receives medical care..


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MUSIC NOTE

I am especially grateful to have Bethany Foster again serving as guest organist. We are also blessed to welcome a special group of Rogers Adventist School students under the direction of Holly Carpenter. These students include Maddaly Franklin, viola; Joy Willard, cello; and Addison Acker, piano. Finally, we thank our teachers from Rogers Adventist School for our praise band.

Our opening hymn presents a wonderful hymn tune, Abbot’s Leigh, written by Cyril V. Taylor in 1941 f(not 1937, as indicated in our hymnal). During World War II, the staff of the British Broadcasting Company, including Mr. Taylor, were evacuated out of London. Cyril Taylor moved first to Bristol, and then eventually to the village of Abbot’s Leigh where he wrote this, his first hymn tune. The wonderful text is by Fred Pratt Green (1903–2000), one of the most important of last century’s hymn writers. As you prepare your heart to worship God, I invite you to silently meditate on the first stanza of this hymn.

God is here! As we His people
Meet to offer praise and prayer,
May we find in fuller measure
What it is in Christ we share.

Here, as in the world around us,
All our varied skills and arts
Wait the coming of the Spirit
Into open minds and hearts.

-Kraig Scott

 
 
 

 
 

GIVE

Thank you for your generosity to the local ministry of the University Church as well as to the global mission of the Adventist Church

The University Church is committed to supporting local Adventist Education.Rogers Adventist School and Walla Walla Valley Academy
are now in full-swing for the 2019-2020 school year! Our
Student Aid Fund goes to offset tuition for church member families who are in need and may not otherwise be able to reap the benefits of a Christian education. If you would like to share in this endeavor, please write "Student Aid" on your envelope (or select the appropriate box if giving online). Thank you for your support!

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Membership Transfers (Second Reading):

(IN) Andreas & Cassandre Beccai — Seattle, Wash.
       George Perez, Anna Guitierrez-Perez, & George Jr. — London, Ont.

(OUT) Jameson Martin-Nold — Summit NW Ministries
           Ed Williams — Eastgate SDA Church

Summer light service is live–streamed weekly in Heubach Chapel as an option for parents with young children who would find that location helpful. In addition, a toddler room is newly renovated, along with a private room for nursing mothers in the balcony. We offer multiple options for your comfort; all are welcome in the Sanctuary!

Todos nuestros servicios están traducidos en vivo por hablantes nativos de español y están transmitidos a dispositivos de mano, disponibles a prestar en el mostrador de información en el vestíbulo. Por favor, buscar a un diácono en el mostrador el Sábado para recibir un dispositivo e instrucciones de cómo usarlo. All of our services are translated live by native Spanish-speakers and are broadcast to handheld devices available to borrow at the information desk in the lobby. Please see a deacon at the desk on Sabbath to receive a device and instructions on how to use it.

A special dinner is prepared for anyone who is by themselves today (August 31). The menu is corn-on-the-cob, tomatoes, cucumber salad, and watermelon. You are invited to join a warm group in the Junior High Sabbath School room following the church service for good company and good food.

Flowers Welcome! If you would like to donate a floral bouquet from your summer garden for our church service, or honor a special occasion, please contact the church office at 509.527.2800.

You are invited to an all-church farewell and birthday celebration for Pastor Jenn on Sabbath, September 7 at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please contact the church office if you would like to contribute items to the Haystack dinner (one of Pastor Jenn’s favorite meals), or ice cream bar. You are also invited to share a poem, song or words of wisdom to help commemorate her 40th birthday! Call 509.527.2800 or contact church@wallawalla.edu.

The Church Office will be closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day.

A memorial service for Vera Ruud, grandmother of Karin Ruud Trees, will be held September 7 at 4pm at the Walla Walla City Church.

Sign up to host tables  at the Longest Table. The event is Sabbath, September 28 following Second Service. Anyone may sign up to host tables. Signups in the church lobby beginning at 9:30am on September 7 and at 9am on September 14 and 21. Contact Pastor Alareece with any questions at  alareece.collie@wallawalla.edu.

Sign up to host tables at the Longest Table. The event is Sabbath, September 28 following Second Service. Anyone may sign up to host tables. Signups in the church lobby beginning at 9:30am on September 7 and at 9am on September 14 and 21. Contact Pastor Alareece with any questions at alareece.collie@wallawalla.edu.


Sabbath School teachers needed! Our children's classes need people to share wisdom, enthusiasm, and knowledge. If you can share one Sabbath a month, please contact Pastor Jenn at jenn.ogden@wallawalla.edu or 509.527.2837 to join the amazing team in the Children's Wing!

Sign up to host tables at the Longest Table. The event is Sabbath, September 28 following Second Service. Anyone may sign up to host tables. Signups in the church lobby beginning at 9:30am on September 7 and at 9am on September 14 and 21. Contact Pastor Alareece with any questions at alareece.collie@wallawalla.edu.

SonBridge Open House. Come September 8, 4–6pm to SonBridge Community Center to learn more about SonBridge! They will have tours available to see their facilities, and opportunities to meet with their partners who help connect lives and empower change in the Walla Walla Valley. 

Parents of high school students are invited to stop by the Youth Sabbath School in the Youth Room before or after Sabbath School over the next few weeks to get information about upcoming youth events. For any questions, contact Sue Willard at 509.520.0699.

Registration opens this week for the 2019 fall Women’s & Young Women’s Retreat at beautiful Camp MiVoden, October 25-27. Special keynote speaker is DeeAnn Bragaw. To register go to: www.uccsda.org/women. For more information, call Wendy Urban at 509.242.0628.

Walla Walla Valley Academy invites all alumni to return home for Alumni Weekend on October 18-19! Our celebration will begin on Friday with a Golden Alumni Reception at 5:30pm in the WWVA Dining Hall for all alumni who graduated in the Class of 1969 or earlier. Sabbath events will take place in the WWVA auditorium, beginning with an Alumni Snack & Chat at 9:30am, followed by church at 10:45am and Honor Class Photos at 12:15 pm. A Haystack lunch will be provided in the WWVA gym at 1:30pm, followed at 7:30pm by Alumni vs. Students volleyball and basketball games. Please plan to attend to reflect on memories and connect with classmates. For further information, contact Betty L. Farley at 509.525.1050 ext. 234 or email farlbe@wwva.org. We’re looking forward to your return!

Discovery Preschool is accepting applications for the 2019/2020 school year. Morning and afternoon sessions are available. Contact stacy.maxted@wallawalla.edu to make an appointment.

Join the volunteer team at SonBridge for the summer. Cashiers needed for weekly three-hour shifts. Also needed are volunteers excited about linens or décor. If you care for people and love to shop, become a personal shopper for those we serve. Meet new people, have fun, and bless our community. Call 509.529.3100 or visit sonbridge.org/volunteer.

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Walla Walla Valley Academy is looking for a Head Soccer Coach and a Head Girls Basketball Coach for the upcoming seasons. If you are interested please contact Keith Wells.  509.525.1050 or wellke@wwva.org.

This Thanksgiving week, a WWU graduate student will film a beautiful and impactful short film about loving our neighbors; and that we’re all the same on the inside, no matter the color of our skin, or the country where we were born. Many film crew members will be from out of town, and housing budget is limited. If you know someone who could house a few crew members to help us tell this story, we’d love to have your help. Please contact rachel.scribner@wallawalla.edu with any housing ideas, or for information about getting involved with the film.

SonBridge Thrift&Gift Store, staffed primarily by volunteers, helps financially support the SonBridge Education Center and Dental Clinic. SonBridge served our community with over 13,500 visits last year. Come support our community and SonBridge by shopping Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday,10am-4pm!

Join the WWU Mentoring Team for the 2019–2020 academic year. Mentorship is a valued tradition at Walla Walla University, providing supportive relationships and education to all first–time freshman students as they make the transition to university life. Apply at wallawalla.edu/resources/human-resources-payroll/staff-employment/. For questions contact Corren Current at 509.527.2715 or corren.current@wallawalla.edu.

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Dental Assistant Needed for SonBridge Dental Clinic. Bilingual skills preferred, but not required. This is a paid position of 30 hours per week with training available. Call Mel at 509.301.3460.

Are you a physician or dentist with an earnest longing for souls?  Then the AMEN conference is for you!  Join us October 31–November 3, 2019 in St. Augustine, Florida. The AMEN conference Christ in You will call each of us to a deeper level of service that goes beyond our comfort zone, challenging us to examine the significance of Christ’s sacrifice, instilling a desire to share Him on a daily basis. Speakers include Pastor Mark Finley, Wes Peppers, and Sebastien Braxton; Dentists Kianna Simmons and Fred & Jane Lee; Physicians Brian Schwartz, Neil Nedley, Mark Sandoval, John Shin, and many others. All physicians, dentists, healthcare professionals, and pastors are encouraged to attend.  We hope you will join us as hundreds of physicians and dentists from across America, and around the world, gather to reflect Christ in Us. For more information go to amensda.org/conferences/ or email conference@amensda.org. NOTE: AMEN is not an official SDA-sponsored organization, but is composed of earnest SDA medical and dental professionals with a heart for ministry. The University Church does not endorse this organization, but is happy to share their invitation with interested members. You can learn more about them on their website at amensda.org.

Can You Share an Instrument? The China Union Mission is needing gently used band and orchestra instruments to start an instrumental music program at Hong Kong Adventist Academy this next school year. If you have woodwind, brass, string or percussion instruments that you would like to donate, please contact Dean Kravig at dean.kravig@ucaa.org. Donation letters for tax purposes will be given upon request.

The Christian Aid Center has the following volunteer opportunities: Childcare Helper (Thursday mornings), Women’s Bible Study Leader (Monday mornings), Receptionist (Tuesday mornings), Registered Nurses (Thursdays). For more information, contact Jeannette Regalado, Volunteer Coordinator, at 509.525.7153 ext. 114. You can fill out a volunteer application at christianaidcenter.org.

Join Professor Carl Cosaert for the "Steps of Paul and John Tour", an amazing tour through Ephesus, Athens, Corinth, Laodicea, Meteora, and more. The trip begins Wednesday, March 18, 2020, to Instanbul and ends in beautiful Athens, Greece. The price of the tour is $2,345 per person plus airfare. For more information, please contact Shelle Blake at shelleblake@yahoo.com.

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Child Care Director Needed Small World Learning Center, on the campus of Tri–City Adventist School in Pasco, is seeking a Child Care Director. For additional information see the full job position at: www.uccsda.org/EduEmployment

Palisades Christian Learning Center in Spokane is seeking a full-time preschool lead teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. PCLC is an early learning center that serves approximately 60 students. The school is blessed with a beautiful new facility and a growing student enrollment. Qualified candidates must be a committed Adventist who has teaching experience in a similar level. They should be able to operate a well-organized classroom, be an exemplary teacher, and have a passion for Adventist Education. Candidates must either have, or be able to easily obtain appropriate certification, and must have the legal right to work and reside in the United States. Contact Monte Fisher at 509-325-1985 or MonteF@pcasda.org.

Society of Adventist Communicators Convention. This annual convention is designed for university students, volunteers, and communications professionals to network, learn, and experience spiritual renewal. October 17–19, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. To register go to: www.adventistcommunicator.com/register.

The Upper Columbia Conference is seeking committed men and women to serve as Outreach Coordinators in all church districts. The position is a blend of community Bible work and member equipping and training. For more info, visit: www.uccsda.org/jobs

 
 
 

EVENTS

Sabbath, August 31
Summer Light Schedule
10am — Sabbath School Classes
11:15am — Summer Light worship service, Sanctuary

Monday, September 2
Labor Day, Church Office Closed

Friday, September 6
8pm — WWU Vespers, Heubach Chapel
7:35pm — Sundown

Sabbath, September 7
6pm — Pastor Jenn’s Birthday & Farewell Celebration, Fellowship Hall

Sunday, September 15
UCC Constituency Meeting, UCA, Spangle, WA

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