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December 3, 2012 / Whitworth University

Rejoice, for Our Savior Has Come!

Dec. 3-9

Isaiah 65:18
But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy.

This week we pray for…

  • this Advent season, as we prepare and celebrate the coming of the Savior.
  • students who are facing challenges in these final two weeks of the semester; we ask that they will be strengthened and comforted knowing that God will lead and guide them to finish well.
  • students to know the meaning and purpose of their learning in light of Christ’s coming, so that their understanding and skill development will produce wisdom.
  • continued healing and recovery for members of the Whitworth community who are sick and/or grieving.
  • the Faculty Scholarship Forum on Monday at lunchtime, as Roberta Wilburn, from the School of Education, presents “From Slavery to First Lady: A Historical Perspective of the Struggles of African-American Women.”
  • the President’s Christmas Reception and Dinner on Monday evening, as Beck and Julie Taylor host the Whitworth community at this festive Advent celebration.
  • chapel events, as Julia Stronks (Political Science) preaches Tuesday morning from Isaiah 65; as students welcome in the Advent season on Tuesday night with the last Hosanna of this semester; and as the community celebrates communion on Thursday morning.
  • the Winterfest Art & Craft Sale and the Whitworth Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale on Friday. The proceeds from these events will provide scholarship support, residence refurbishment, and Northwest travel experiences for international students.
  • safe travels for all who attend the Whitworth Christmas Festival Concerts to be held at First Presbyterian Church of Seattle on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9.
  • Initiative Three of Whitworth’s Courage at the Crossroads 2011-12 Vision and Strategic Plan: Whitworth seeks to equip students to navigate effectively across political, cultural, religious, linguistic and national boundaries and to prepare graduates for engaged citizenship in a global community.

Lord, we give you thanks that you are our Creator and Redeemer. We rejoice that we find justice, salvation, healing and comfort in you, and our hearts delight in your presence with us through Jesus Christ.

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