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November 3, 2014 / Whitworth University

‘As God Has Loved Us’

Nov. 2-9

“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children, and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”
Ephesians 5:1-2

This week we pray for…

  • students, faculty and staff as they face the long stretch until Thanksgiving Break. Ask that God will give them strength to persevere, wisdom to be good stewards of their bodies and their studies, and the love of Christ, through which authentic relationships are developed.
  • student leaders and student life staff who, together, carry the responsibility for the student community. Pray that they will be strengthened for their responsibilities as they also live out the love of Christ with grace and truth in the Whitworth community.
  • Monday’s Faculty Scholarship Forum, as faculty and staff gather together to hear from Janet Hauck, Whitworth’s archivist, as she presents “Christian Archivists and Their Publics.” These luncheons are an important way for the university to support the research efforts of our faculty.
  • Tuesday’s Community Worship Service, as Campus Pastor Mindy Smith shares with us from the Book of Ephesians 5:1-13. Paul calls Christ-followers to move into action in our communities, in our relationships, and in our lives. Hosanna, Awake, and the Thursday Communion Service take place weekly to enrich the spiritual lives of the Whitworth community.
  • voters who submit their ballots on Election Day, when the nation selects leaders to guide us at the local, state, and federal levels. May we all bear the responsibility to pray for those elected, and to ask for a strong commitment to pursue the common good.
  • Vange Ocasio, from the School of Business, as she shares her vocational journey into the profession of teaching at Wednesday’s Wisdom Talk.
  • Whitworth’s annual Seminary Fair, on Thursday, as representatives from many seminaries and theological schools across the country supply information about their institutions to attendees. Students will have the opportunity to explore options for postgraduate work in the fields of theology and ministry.
  • Arturo Sandoval, Dan Keberle, the Whitworth Jazz Ensemble, and members of the audience at Friday’s annual Whitworth Jazz Concert. Sandoval, who has won 10 Grammy Awards, six Billboard Awards and an Emmy, offers a fantastic opportunity for our student musicians to perform with a jazz immortal. May their gratitude for their Whitworth educations be nourished and heightened by this event.

Lord, we thank you that in Jesus Christ you have loved us. It is through Jesus that we experience your love and learn to love others as Christ has loved us. May we display that love to others as followers of Christ in the Whitworth community.

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