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April 15, 2013 / Whitworth University

The Son of Man Came to Seek Out and to Save the Lost

April 15-21

Today, salvation has come to this house, because this one also is a child of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.
Luke 19:9-10

This week we pray for…

  • students to continue to pursue healthy relationships that will glorify God and display the love of Christ throughout the Whitworth community.
  • safe travels for student who participate in varsity sports; we ask that they will display the best Whitworth Pirate spirit.
  • prospective students and families as they visit make final decisions about selecting a university before the May 1 national deposit deadline. We also pray for our admissions staff as Whitworth hosts admissions events on campus throughout the next two weeks.
  • our Tuesday chapel service, as Alan Mikkelson (Communication Studies) shares with us about relationships in Luke’s Gospel, Chapter 19:1-10. We pray, too, for Hosanna, as students gather Tuesday evenings for a time of prayer, praise and worship.
  • Professor Emeritus of History Jim Hunt as he speaks on Wednesday about his recently released book Restless Fires: Young John Muir’s Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf in 1867-68. Hunt taught at Whitworth for many years, has studied Muir for decades, and was involved in Whitworth’s Central America Study Program a number of times during his tenure as a Whitworth professor. He is also the cofounder and board president of the Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship.
  • our worship service on Thursday as we share in Holy Communion, music and prayer.
  • Great Decisions Lecturer Regina Yan, ’82, on who will speak Thursday on “Humanitarian Intervention.” Yan is the chief operating officer of the Washington, D.C.-based Peterson Institute for International Economics, the world’s most influential think tank in international economics.
  • the Exceptional Praise Gospel Choir as they present their fourth annual spring concert on Saturday.
  • Initiative 6.1 of our Courage at the Crossroads 2011-21 Vision and Strategic plan, which includes establishing ongoing assessment of graduate and continuing studies programs based on identified goals for mission fit, academic quality and market sustainability.

Lord, thank you for redeeming us when we were lost. We are grateful that through the cross and resurrection of Jesus we have freedom to live with joy the life he intends for each of us.

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