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December 5, 2016 / Whitworth University

The Messiah and the Lord

Dec. 5-12

Luke 2:8-20

This week we pray for…

  • students who are facing challenges; we ask that they will be strengthened and comforted knowing that God will lead and guide them through this semester.
  • our students to have the wisdom to know the meaning and purpose of their lives and learning, so that their knowledge, understanding, and skills may be used to the fullest.
  • the President’s Christmas Reception, Dinner, and Tree Lighting as Beck and Julie Taylor gather with Whitworth students, faculty, and staff to celebrate this wonderful season.
  • Saturday and Sunday’s annual Christmas Festival Concert — this year’s theme, Gloria — at Spokane’s Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. The concert features the Whitworth Choir, women’s choir, men’s chorus, chamber singers and student instrumentalists.
  • the final 2016 week of our regular campus-worship programs: Chapel Community Worship, where Forrest Buckner will preach on Tuesday and we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper together on Thursday; Hosanna, on Tuesday night; and AWAKE, on Wednesday night. We ask God to call students, faculty, and staff together to meet with and worship our living God in Christ by the power of the Spirit.
  • the Spanish worship service for the campus community, presented by the Spanish for Christian Ministry class.
  • Act 6 senior capstone presentations as eight Whitworth Act 6 Scholars share their perspectives on the concept of transformation, a topic that they have studied, participated in, and experienced during their four years at Whitworth.
  • the Winterfest arts and crafts sale, as Whitworth students, faculty, staff and alumni come together to share their unique gifts and wares.
  • Weaving Our Sister’s Voices, a sacred tapestry blended into dance, music and poetry about women from Scripture, named and unnamed, that allows us to explore contemporary issues within these ancient stories.
  • this blessed Advent season as we prepare, celebrate, and long for the coming of the Savior.

Lord, during this season of Advent we acknowledge that all is your creation and that everything is being drawn back toward your loving heart. Help us to be a people of peace, to speak peace in an uneasy world, and to live it among the people you have put into our lives every day.

Light in us a desire to prepare for your coming — to stand in the darkness, waiting, eager and filled with joy.

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