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September 5, 2016 / Whitworth University

Theme for the Semester: “Relationships with Jesus in the Gospel of Luke”

Sept. 4-11

Scripture:
Luke 1:35
The angel said to Mary, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore, the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God.”

This week we pray for…

  • first-year students as they adjust to their first full week of college life. We pray for their rest, for them to establish good rhythms, for each to have a great start in his or her classes, and for all to establish meaningful relationships.
  • returning students who come back to campus this week to experience joyous reconnections, the freedom to be themselves, and a great start to the year.
  • transfer students to find a place of belonging and connection; we ask that their time at Whitworth will be marked by their health, growth, and flourishing into all that God has made them to be.
  • all students to experience and know God’s goodness and faithfulness, revealed in Jesus.
  • our residence halls and those who lead them. We ask that all students will feel welcomed and at home in their dorms as well as throughout the broader campus.
  • Tuesday’s Plug-In-Picnic, as clubs and organizations give students the opportunity to become involved throughout the Whitworth community.
  • Thursday’s Opening Convocation, as Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor welcomes students, faculty and staff, and the Whitworth community seeks God’s blessing on this academic year.
  • Thursday’s Intercultural Student Center Reception, in Hendricks Hall, as students from near and far gather to welcome new and returning students to our campus.
  • our student-athletes as their seasons begin. We ask for their safety, community, joy, and growth as men and women.
  • Friday’s Church Ministry Fair, when church representatives will be on campus to help students find a local church congregation with whom to worship. We pray for students to find a church home where they can grow with God in a tangible expression of the intergenerational Body of Christ.

Thanksgiving:
Loving God, we give you thanks for the gift of this new academic year. Thank you for each student who walks the Whitworth campus. Thank you for loving them and calling them closer to you. May this be an academic year in which every student knows the unity of being called and loved by the One Lord, One Spirit, and One Father.

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