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November 11, 2013 / Whitworth University

I Believe in the Holy Catholic Church,…

Nov. 11-17

Make every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one LORD, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.
Ephesians 4:3-6

This week we pray for…

  • students who are feeling stress, especially about academics and/ or finances, and please keep in your prayers those who are preparing to present crucial end-of-semester projects, recitals, and research. During these dark days of late fall, as daylight hours wane and we get our first taste of the long winter to come, ask that their needs be met through the assurance that the Lord is the source of all their sustenance.
  • Teaching Roundtable, on Monday, as faculty members present, discuss and focus on innovative teaching methods to enhance teaching and learning for our students.
  • Bryan Dik, as he lectures Monday on “Finding Your Way: Myths, Misconceptions and Strategies for Cultivating Your Calling.” Bryan specializes in vocational psychology, with an emphasis on a sense of calling and purpose in one’s work. May this presentation guide the discernment of vocational calling for our students.
  • Community Chapel on Tuesday as Jerry Sittser (Theology) preaches on the clause from the Apostle’s Creed that emphasizes the unity of God’s church. Other ministry events for which we ask you to pray this week include Hosanna (Tuesday night) and Awake (Wednesday night), as well as communion in Community Chapel (Thursday).
  • novelist Melanie Rae Thon, who will present the English Endowed Reading lecture on Thursday evening. This lecture is part of a regular series that challenges the community intellectually and spiritually in our quest for faith-learning integration.
  • Initiative 7.3 of the Courage at the Crossroads 2011-21 vision and strategic plan as the university strives to enhance employee training in order to equip our employees to pursue excellence in their vocations as they integrate Christian faith into all facets of their life and work.
  • President Emeritus Bill Robinson as he assumes the interim leadership of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Please pray that Bill’s experience, wisdom and faith in God’s unending grace will help the CCCU to chart a meaningful and successful future.

Lord we are so thankful for your church, founded on the gospel of Jesus Christ and sustained by your grace. We are grateful that we have been included in the worldwide community of faith. Please help us, through our words, deeds, and relationships, to pursue the unity of your people locally, regionally, and globally as Jesus prayed in John 17. May we be one even as you, Father, are one with the Son and the Spirit. Amen.

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