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October 26, 2015 / Whitworth University

Living as Freed Children of God

Oct. 26-Nov. 1

Galatians 4:8-5:1

This week we pray for…

  • our students as they prepare for Fall Break. We ask that they will be refreshed and energized and that they will get some much-needed rest.
  • our students (including student-athletes) who will be traveling over Fall Break. We pray for their safety and ask that they find fun, refreshment, and awareness of God’s loving presence, and that they make great memories.
  • Faculty Development Day, during which faculty seek to understand their students better in order to increase student learning.
  • faculty members as they meet for the teaching roundtables at FDD, presenting teaching methods and discussing how to enhance teaching and learning at Whitworth.
  • our career services office as its staff members work with students and alumni at all stages in their vocational-discernment and job-search processes.
  • Epoch Award and Christianity Today Award winner and Whitworth alum Jena Lee Nardella, ’04, as she presents a lecture, “One Thousand Wells,” Tuesday evening on campus.
  • weekly campus worship: We pray for Tuesday’s community chapel service as we worship together and hear the message, from Galatians, by Forrest Buckner; Tuesday night’s Hosanna, as our students gather for an interactive time of communal worship; Wednesday night’s AWAKE gathering for community and teaching in Jesus’ name; Thursday’s community chapel, which provides the opportunity for the entire university community to come together to strengthen our spiritual focus.
  • the many Bible studies that take place each week on and off campus (led by students, faculty members and campus-ministry staff) to foster community, honesty, and growth with Jesus.

Living God, we thank you for the freedom that you have given us in and through Jesus. Thank you that we are no longer slavishly bound to make ourselves right before you through our own merits, nor are we slaves to the old sinful ways in which we sought to find abundant life. Thank you that as your children, we are set free by Jesus to live in the joyful abundance of his grace and to join God in his redemptive, freedom-bringing work in this world by the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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