I Believe in the Communion of Saints
To all God’s beloved who are called to be saints, grace to you and peace from God, our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ
This week we pray for…
- our students’ perseverance as they continue to be faithful not only to their studies, but in their relationships with others.
- all community members who are ill; we ask that they will recover quickly and that they will allow themselves the rest that they need.
- students in the concert band and jazz ensemble II as they present their fall concert on Tuesday.
- Tuesday morning’s chapel, as we reflect on God’s word, The Communion of Saints, led by Beck Taylor. Please pray too for Hosanna, on Tuesday night, for Awake, on Wednesday night, and for Thursday’s community worship and communion.
- social-justice advocate, filmmaker, author and playwright Jen Marlowe, who will speak on Tuesday about her work in Darfur, Israel and Palestine, as well as her attempts to prevent the execution of Troy Davis. Marlowe will share stories of the heroes she has worked with to show the courage of those marginalized and oppressed. Her new book, An Hour of Sunlight, about Death Row in U.S. prisons, was just released.
- Kathy Storm (Academic Affairs) as she speaks Wednesday at the first President’s Colloquy on Theological Identities. Kathy will address the Reformed Tradition, and Mike Ingram (Faculty), Jeremiah Sataraka (Staff) and Rachel Toone (Student) will join in conversation in response to her keynote presentation. During spring semester 2014, the President’s Colloquy will continue with consideration of Whitworth’s evangelical and ecumenical identities.
- Claudia Dumitrescu (School of Business) as she speaks Thursday at Faculty Scholarship Forum on the topic “How Do Consumers Respond to Government-vs.-Corporate Initiatives to Combat Childhood Obesity?”
- Saturday’s third annual International Festival, where students from around the world will share their culture, food and fashions.
- Initiative 6.1 of our Courage at the Crossroads 2011-21 vision and strategic plan, as we seek to enhance graduate continuing studies through ongoing assessment of all programs, based on mission, academic quality and sustainability.
Lord, we are so thankful that we walk in love, as your Son, Jesus, not only walked in love but gave himself for us. May we walk in his footsteps and follow his example of sacrificial love as we seek the peace, purity and unity of your church, which is the body of Christ. Amen.