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September 29, 2014 / Whitworth University

Alive In Christ

Sept. 28-Oct. 5

“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved.”
Ephesians 2:4-5

This week we pray for…

  • our students as they realize that the Whitworth experience is a journey that will stretch them in so many different ways, intellectually, spiritually, and relationally. As they encounter difference in thought and culture, attitudes and perceptions, may they be filled with wonder at the rich array of God’s creation, each person made uniquely and purposefully in God’s image.
  • the institutional advancement team, as they go through final preparations for the 125th-anniversary celebration, which will take place Oct. 9-12. They have worked tirelessly to serve the entire Whitworth community in celebrating our unique Christian mission of mind and heart, and may God’s grace, wisdom and endurance be with them as they make their final preparations.
  • those involved in this week of significant lectures on campus. Please pray for these lecturers, that their wise perspectives will be received with open minds and hearts.
    • Monday, Sept. 29, Randy Balmer will offer “His Own Received Him Not,” a lecture regarding the mixing of Christian faith and presidential politics.
    • Tuesday, Sept. 30, Brenda Allen, associate vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at the University of Colorado, will speak on the topic “Community Difference Matters,” about the importance of welcoming, relating to, and learning from the varieties of difference in our community.
    • Friday, Oct. 2, Whitworth Lindaman Chair Julia Stronks speaks on “Christians, Public Policy, and Sexual Identity,” addressing the tensions present in church and public policy concerning the ongoing discussions about human sexuality.
  • Tuesday’s Community Worship Service, as Kent McDonald shares with us from the book of Ephesians, Chapter 2:1-10; please pray, too, for other opportunities for community worship: Hosanna, on Tuesday night; Awake, on Wednesday night; and for the Community Chapel Lord’s Supper on Thursday morning.

Lord, it is good to know that you are here with us; we are aware of your limitless love and your quick forgiveness, and we are thankful for your mercy, which forgives us our sins and offers us salvation.

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