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February 10, 2014 / Whitworth University

Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet

Feb. 10-16

Having his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
John 13:1
“If I, your LORD and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.”
John 13:14

This week we pray for…

  • our first- and second-year students as they begin spring semester; pray for clarity as they make decisions regarding their majors and minors, and ask that juniors and seniors will have the perseverance they need to pursue upper-division courses in their majors and to fulfill internship and practicum requirements. May God’s guidance lead each of our students in the pursuit of Whitworth’s education of mind and heart.
  • Campus Chaplain Mindy Smith as she preaches Tuesday in Community Chape. Mindy will preach from John 13, “The Foot-Washing.”
  • Hosanna, Tuesday evening’s student-led ministry that helps students engage in authentic worship in both new and familiar ways. Please pray also for Wednesday night’s Awake service, at which our student leaders focus their ministry on three primary components of the Christian faith: gospel, worship, and fellowship.
  • Thursday Community Chapel, as we begin our semester rhythm of song, prayer, and sharing of the Lord’s Supper.
  • the Study-Abroad Fair on Thursday, which will feature information regarding all study-abroad opportunities – including those for Jan Term and May Term, individual student-exchange programs, and faculty-led, semester-long programs – for the 2014-15 academic year. May God guide each student and provide the resources necessary to develop intercultural competencies as an integral component of the Whitworth education.
  • Thursday’s Faculty Scholarship Forum, as Amy Rice presents “The Body(ies) and the Blood: Religion in Teen Paranormal Romance Novels.” This forum provides opportunities for faculty to share the results of their research with their peers in a way that promotes faith-learning integration.
  • the BELIEF Conference Thursday through Saturday. This gathering brings 75 students from three local Spokane high schools to our campus for an intensive three-day leadership and higher-education-awareness program. May God give wisdom to our student leaders, and may every high school student who attends BELIEF be given a vision for the importance of pursuing a college education.
  • Friday’s Why Whitworth? program, as prospective students and their parents visit the Whitworth campus. May God give each student in attendance a clear sense of direction in deciding which college to attend.
  • our Saturday- Sunday Honors Colloquium, which hosts more than 100 prospective freshmen who have been admitted with honors to Whitworth for fall semester 2014. Several students will be selected from each colloquium event to receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship valued at approximately $140,000. May God give each attendee the clear ability to demonstrate their gifts, talents, and passions, and may all who labor in the decision-making process be given clarity in the awarding of these prestigious scholarships.
  • Initiative 4.5 of our Courage at the Crossroads 2011-21 Vision and Strategic Plan. Pray that Whitworth will be successful in its commitment to support intercultural competency, inclusiveness and diversity by recruiting and retaining a diverse student body.

Lord, we thank you for the model of Jesus, our Lord and Savior, who took the form of servant as an expression of his genuine desire to do your will, no matter how menial the task or how humbling the call.  We are called to be servants one to another, so enable us to follow in the footsteps of Jesus as he serves as our example of service to others. Let us remember that as we look to You, we never lose sight of what it means to serve in the way of Jesus. In Christ’s name. Amen!

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