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November 10, 2014 / Whitworth University

An Attitude of Gratitude

Nov. 9-16

“Giving thanks always for all things unto God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Ephesians 5:20

This week we pray for…

  • our students. As the semester continues, may they be filled with joy and gratitude for the privilege of pursuing a mind-and-heart education at Whitworth.
  • students’ health, as the season is changing and colder weather approaches.
  • ROTC students in the combined battalion at Whitworth and Gonzaga. Please ask that they will be equipped to serve in our troubled world for the cause of peace and the well-being of all people in all nations.
  • the President’s Coffee, on Tuesday, as staff gather with Beck to meet new employees, listen to updates on the university, and share in a devotional.
  • our veterans. Tuesday is Veterans Day, and we pray that our employees and students who have served or are currently serving will feel support from the university in recognition of their sacrifice.
  • the search for a new dean of spiritual life and the candidates who will be on campus and preaching at our Tuesday Community Worship Services.
  • the Wednesday student symposium, which will be dedicated to enhancing the quality of intellectual discourse among students on campus. This event gives one selected student an opportunity to deliver a 20-30 minute lecture on a research topic of his/her choosing.
  • Ladies Who Lead, on Wednesday. This event will feature a panel discussion with women who have lived, served, and led their lives all over the world. While women account for 52 percent of the world’s population and 51 percent of the U.S. population, their presence still lags behind in classrooms and boardrooms. Our panelists will talk about what it has meant to live and serve in a variety of inspiring ways.
  • Wednesday’s Wisdom, as faculty and staff share their vocational journeys with the community.
  • the Provost’s Coffee, on Thursday, as Executive Vice President and Provost Carol Simon leads a discussion about how to expand and develop the academic programs of the university.
  • Thursday’s Community Chapel Service. We’ll gather around the table to celebrate the Lord’s Supper, and we’ll enter into praise and worship in diverse ways. We will be blessed by hearing the Whitworth Women’s Choir during this service.
  • Pirate Night 2014, which takes place Thursday night at the Spokane Convention Center. Ask that it will be a successful evening for our student-athletes, and pray that they will sense the deep support and appreciation of the university community.

Lord, our source of all life and giver of all grace, we are so thankful for our blessings. We are grateful for the love of family and friends, for co-workers, for the food of this earth that nurtures life. May we continue to remember your son, Jesus, who is the greatest blessing to us all. For this, we give thanks always.

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