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October 12, 2015 / Whitworth University

The Grand Narrative: Abraham, Salvation, and the One People of God

Oct. 12-18

Scripture:
Galatians 3:15-29

This week we pray for…

  • students who may be struggling with their classes or courses. Please pray for wisdom and strength as they listen to lectures and complete assignments.
  • students to grow closer with Jesus, knowing more clearly the truth and reality of who Jesus is through their time at Whitworth.
  • Tuesday’s Teaching Roundtable discussion, during which faculty will support one another and share innovative teaching methods to enhance teaching and learning. These discussions occur regularly throughout the academic year.
  • Hispanic Heritage Month, featuring a community lecture by Nydia Martinez, “Honoring Diversity or Homogenizing Identities?” on Tuesday evening.
  • the President’s Leadership Forum, featuring New York Times columnist and author David Brooks. Pray both for the breakfast, which brings members of the Spokane community to the downtown Convention Center and for Brooks’s Monday-afternoon presentation to the Whitworth community.
  • the Whitworth University Board of Trustees as they are on campus for their fall meetings. Please pray with thanksgiving for the deep commitment of these trustees to Whitworth and its mission as well as for their conversations and decisions as they provide important leadership for the university.
  • our small groups as they enter their third week of meeting together to share life and engage with Jesus. Pray for student small-group leaders and small-group coordinators in each dorm along with campus-ministry staff members Allison Maus and Rev. Mindy Smith as they guide the leaders.
  • ongoing campus worship at Whitworth, including Tuesday’s community chapel service as Stephy Nobles-Beans preaches from the Book of Galatians; Tuesday-night’s student-led Hosanna worship service; Wednesday night’s AWAKE gathering for community and teaching; and Thursday’s chapel communion service.
  • Family Weekend, as parents are reunited with their children and celebrate the completion of the first month-and-a-half of the school year. Pray especially for good connections, communication, and time together for those parents and students (particularly for families with freshmen).
  • our fall theatre production, William Shakespeare’s Richard III. Please ask for strength, joy, and hearts of worship as students, staff, and faculty complete their preparations and present the play a number of times throughout the weekend.

Thanksgiving:
Lord we are so grateful that we are saved through faith in your Son, Jesus Christ. All the promises that Abraham claimed now belong to us. We are no longer Jews or Greeks or slaves or free people or even merely men or women, but we are all the same: We are Christians. We are one in Christ Jesus. And for this we are thankful.

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