Receipts for the 2016 tax year donations
Receipts for personal giving are available on Sabbath in the church lobby. If you pick yours up here it will save the church some postage costs. Thank you.
Personal Giving for the 2017 tax year donations
You can make on-line contributions through Eastgate’s website at www.eastgateadventist.church. Contributions can be made electronically. Thank you for your support of the programs and personnel here at the Eastgate SDA Church.
Pastor Eric Sayler Family – Prayer Request
Many of you may be aware of the medical concerns with our pastor’s middle daughter. Your prayers are solicited as the family travels this journey of medical uncertainty. Join the “Team Julianna – Praying for a Cure” Facebook group. If you do not “do” Facebook, we will try to keep you up-dated through communication at church.
Though the journey may not be known, the destination is clear, The Kingdom of Heaven.
If you would like to make financial donations to support the family, gifts can be given in the church offering. Please direct it to “Pastor Appreciation Fund”. Cards and Letters can now be sent directly to:
P.O. Box 690, College Place, WA 99324
Cards and Letters may also be dropped off in a collection box in the church lobby or mailed to the church.
(see Pastor Eric’s Blog dated Friday, January 13, 2017 at the end of these announcements)
Religious Liberty Offering coming Jan. 28
Please plan your participation in the offering to support Religious Liberty and publications. For more detail please see the special bulletin insert.
Milton-Stateline Adventist School
MSAS invites you to a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 22nd. From 8:00am – 10:00am at the Stateline Adventist Church Fellowship Hall. Cost is donations. Proceeds go to the 8th grade trip.
MSAS students are collecting pet food for the Blue Mountain Humane Society. If you would like to help by donating dry dog or cat food, please bring it to our school. The pet food drive ends January 31st. Thank you for helping us feed these unwanted pets.
Breakfast Cooks Needed at Christian Aid Center
Volunteer positions from 6:00 to 8:00am Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Please contact Jeannette Regalado for more information. (509) 525-7133 ext. 114.
SonBridge Constituency Meeting Feb.19, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 10:00am. The agenda will include inspiring financial and development reports of God’s blessings and an update of future plans. This constituency session is for designated delegates but, interested parties are welcome to attend!
Adult Cello & Cello Ensemble Lessons:
There is a place for Adults who want to learn or improve on their instrument and at the same time have a stress free outlet that fills their soul. All levels are welcome!
Come join a group that explores music just for the Love of it! Call Heather at (509) 638-2268 with your interest in classes and or lessons.
A Valentine Soirée
Featuring: Frankie Bones, piano; Heather Huether, cello; Maeghan Wiseman, harp; Montgomery Buell, poetry
Saturday Evening February 11, 2017—7:00pm
WWU - Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center Auditorium
Tickets sold at the Door $10 – Adults - $10; Children under 16 - $5
You are cordially invited to an exquisite journey in music and in art.
Through various art forms, you will be transported to some of the most romantic and beautiful places on earth while listening to music by Fauré, Rutter, Brahms, Piazzolla, Debussy, Salzedo, Saint-Saëns…
Please join us for A Valentine Soirée!
Part-time Position of Employment
Walla Walla University Alumni Association is seeking an exceptional person to manage all aspects of the Havstad Alumni Center. Key activities include planning and coordinating alumni events, managing guest rooms, recruiting and supervising a network of alumni and community volunteers, and working with university and outside resources to communicate Center-related activities.
This is a part-time position. All interested parties seeking more information can contact the Alumni Association at (509) 527-2241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
[This position will be open for four weeks and was sent to us on 1/18/2017]
Gratitude can Improve your Spiritual Well-Being
Attend the 7th annual Spiritual Care Symposium at Walla Walla General Hospital, January 27, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the WWGH auditorium. Dr. Philip Watkins will present the current status of the science of gratitude and show how gratitude can be a crucial element to incorporate into spiritual care. Six CEU's are available. To register call Jaci Cress at 509-527-8000 ext. 1848, or visit: www.wwgh.com/spiritualcaresymposium
Upper Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventist
Did You Download the Bible Reading Plan?
There is a promise in scripture that if we draw near to Jesus, we will receive the light of His presence. Our doubt and darkness will disappear as we read about him. The New "Looking to Jesus" Bible Reading Plan will help you focus on Jesus this year. It will take you through the New Testament, Steps to Christ, The Desire of Agesand more. You can find this plan at: http://www.uccsda.org/News/2017BibleReading If you would like this mailed to you, contact the communication department at (509) 242-0512.
Food Service Director - Camp MiVoden (Hayden Lake, ID)
The Upper Columbia Conference has an opening for a full time Food Service Director at Camp MiVoden in Hayden Lake, Idaho. For a complete job description please click here. Please contact the Upper Columbia Conference, Human Resources Department for more information. Open until filled.
Christian Men’s Retreat at Camp MiVoden
How does a Christian man LEAD in these days? Many of us men assume leadership roles at work but are terrified to lead at home, or church. Or maybe we’ve led out for years; but find ourselves living under a cloud of self-condemnation because we’re sure that we’re “doing it wrong.” This year’s Men’s Summit at Camp MiVoden, March 3 – 5, 2017 is built around the theme, “Last Day Warrior – Lead Where It Counts.” Come join other men as we unpack what it means to lead in these final hours of history and discover how God would have us show leadership in the places it matters most. Info & Register at http://www.uccsda.org/Men/summit
Remembering Families all over the world this Christmas.
It is good to give to those who can never repay you to relieve suffering in this world. As you think about giving these kinds of gifts, keep in mind that ADRA has a great gift catalog where you can give a cow or a goat or an education to a family in need. Here is that link. https://giftcatalog.adra.org/#/
Bible Study Guide and Men’s Devotional based on Hacksaw Ridge
If you have people in your community who would be blessed by this resource please check it out. http://www.hacksawridgeresources.com/study-guide.html
Application for Summer Scholarship Program!
Students can apply for this scholarship or donors can donate to this amazing summer scholarship program. Students in grades 1-12 can apply to serve in their communities and receive scholarship funds for school tuition. Donors can give to this Summer Scholarship Program and make more funds available. This is a win win opportunity. To learn more go here: www.uccsda.org/files/home/StudentsInHisServicePublication.pdf
Registration Open for 2017 Summer Camps
Camp MiVoden Registration for 2017 is now open! In addition to our regular kids camps we have a lot of exciting Ultimate Camps, and we have added another Family Camp as well. Along with the great camps that you already know are some new adventures that will be coming our way this summer. Come enjoy an amazing summer with God and others who live for him! Register now or get more information at www.MiVoden.com or contact Denise Kinney: 509-242-0506, DeniseK@uccsda.org .
EGYPT BIBLE TOUR: DECEMBER 14-24, 2017 with Dr. Carl Cosaert of Walla Walla University. Visit ancient sites like the Pyramids, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut who may have been the princess who rescued baby Moses and even a Nile Cruise all of which will make the Bible come alive. Wonderful meals, accommodations, and guides included for only $2,375 plus airfare. For a complete itinerary and additional information, Contact Sharon Searson at email@example.com
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There's an aching in my heart.
It's an ache that's been growing over the past decade or so.
And now the crescendo of this ache is nearly soul-splitting.
You know what a crescendo is, right?
Over the past two or three years this ache has formed thoughts, words, pleading in my being: Over and over and over I pray "I need you, Oh, God, I need you!"
These prayers are often so achingly deep that words fall far short of sufficiency, all I can do is throw myself on the mercy of a God who hears my cry.
This ache sometimes results from a circumstance, one where I know all my skills and abilities are worthless to meet a challenge. Other times it results from a renewed realization of my brokenness and my inability to fix who and what I am.
And now this crescendo of my ache has reached a new intensity of volume in Julianna's illness.
That first week in the hospital, as we tried to wrap our minds around the fact that our beloved eight-year-old has inoperable, terminal brain cancer the ache became a scream, tearing through the fabric of my mind and soul.
"Oh, God. We need you. Save our daughter. Save our baby. Save our baby. Save your baby." Searing hot tears poured from their inexhaustible fountains, soaking the delicate hand that clung to mine.
I need you.
This prayer that has been developing in my heart for a decade had found its purpose. The cry of a broken father, utterly unable to meet the need of his daughter.
And so, tonight, once again this is my prayer, "I need you, God. Oh, I need you."