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April 29, 2013 / Whitworth University

Lost but Found

April 29-May 5

We had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found.
Luke 15:32

This week we pray…

  • that members of the Class of ’13 will experience God’s presence as they approach graduation and anticipate future transitions while saying goodbye to their classmates.
  • for students performing in musical recitals and performances in the next few weeks. Concerts and events include the wind symphony’s spring concert on Sunday; an evening of music and entertainment with jazz ensembles I & II on Wednesday; the men’s chorus spring concert; and the choir’s bon voyage concert on Saturday. Many of our student musicians will be a part of the spring tour of Norway that departs on May 20.
  • for the Westside President’s Club Dinner in Seattle on Sunday, as President’s Club members and lifetime donors celebrate Whitworth’s enduring mission. May the spirit of gratitude fill that event with an awareness of God’s faithfulness through the years.
  • for Matt Silvers as he speaks Monday at Faculty Scholarship Forum about research in athletic conditioning.
  • for our chapel service on Tuesday, as President Beck Taylor helps us to see through the story of the prodigal son (Luke 15) how Jesus develops relationships. Please pray too for Tuesday night’s Hosanna, a student-led worship service that offers time for students to gather for singing, reflection and prayer.
  • for the President’s Coffee on Tuesday morning, as President Taylor leads us in greeting colleagues and new employees, updates us on events and news from the university community and offers a morning devotional.
  • for Tuesday evening’s English Endowed Reading, as poet, novelist, and editor Katherine Coles shares her work.
  • for ASWU’s Spokane Block Party, where we’ll celebrate the end of the academic year and recognize all the ways in which the Unite movement has addressed the issue of human trafficking in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Initiative 6.4 of the Courage at the Crossroads 2011-2021 Vision and Strategic Plan as we work to develop Whitworth’s capability in online education as part of a strategic mix of delivery methods to complement face-to-face instruction and to reach broader, underserved markets in the region.

Lord, we are so grateful for the relationship that you have with us. There are times when we have wandered off into the wilderness and have become lost, but you draw us into your loving arms as you welcome us back home. We are so very thankful for your grace.

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