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October 7, 2013 / Whitworth University

I Believe in Jesus Christ, Who was Conceived by the Holy Spirit and Born of the Virgin Mary

Oct. 6-13

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld God’s glory, glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14

This week we pray for…

  • students who may find it difficult to balance employment and class attendance, that they will be strengthened both physically and spiritually.
  • our student-athletes, who must deal with the tremendous pressure that they face from the physical and mental grind of fall athletics. May all of our athletes on the cross-country, volleyball, soccer, golf and football teams know the presence of God as they seek to excel in the classroom and on the field of competition.
  • Monday Teaching Roundtable as it gathers again, that presenters and attendees may inspire their colleagues to become more effective teachers both in and out of the classroom.
  • Tuesday Community Chapel, as Jerry Sittser (Theology) preaches on the mysterious gift of the incarnation: God coming to Earth in the human form of Jesus. Please pray also for Tuesday night’s Hosanna, Wednesday Night’s Awake, and Thursday’s Community Communion Chapel.
  • our trustees as they come together for their fall board meeting. As those ultimately responsible for the university’s Christian educational mission, may our board be equipped to be faithful stewards of this sacred trust, which we all hold as a precious gift of God.
  • Katherin Rogers, professor in medieval philosophy and philosophy of religion at the University of Delaware, as she presents “Bedazzled, the Devil, and Freedom” as part of the Faith, Film and Philosophy Conference presented each year by Gonzaga and Whitworth. Rogers’ lecture will take place on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Robinson Teaching Theatre.
  • The Whitworth Orchestra as it performs on Friday with the Coeur d’Alene Symphony at the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene. May our students know the joy of God’s artistic gifts, bestowed on each of them as they play.
  • Initiative 8.5 of the Whitworth 2021: Courage at the Crossroads vision and strategic plan, as we work to develop and maintain facilities and grounds consistent with the campus master plan and the university’s accessibility and sustainability goals.

We give thanks for the Whitworth University Board of Trustees and their work throughout Whitworth’s long history. These faithful women and men have guarded our Christian mission as a treasure given by God, and the strength of the university continues to grow through their wise and insightful spiritual, academic and fiscal leadership. May those of us who currently live and work here – each student, every member of the staff, all of the faculty – be filled with gratitude for the gifts we have been given to pursue God’s calling in our lives, enabled by our gracious board members.

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