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ORGAN RECITAL

Saturday, January 17 @ 7PM

Dr. Kimo Smith in Recital

Celebrating our organ's Centennial Year! 

The recital is being held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the congregation's recently restored; internationally known and renowned Skinner Pipe Organ, Opus 224.  This one of a kind organ was dedicated February 7, 1915.  The instrument is the  oldest Skinner Organ in its original location on the west coast, and the fourth oldest Skinner Organ in the U.S., and the oldest known extant Skinner Organ to be constructed of exclusively Skinner made pipes  The Baroque, three-manual Organ consists of 22 stops, 16 ranks, and 947 pipes.
The congregation is pleased to welcome the critically acclaimed Organist Dr. Kimo Smith of Loma Linda, California as the guest organist for the recital.  Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor of Music at La Sierra University and past chair of the Department of Music, and the organist at both University Church of Seventh-day Adventists in Loma Linda and the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood California.
Over the past one hundred years, many thousands of Walla Wallan’s and others have found inspiration, joy and comfort through the music offered to the Glory of God through this unique instrument.  We invite the community to share in this once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate this magnificent instrument and the message it has been dedicated to convey.

Sermon, 01/04/2015, "The Story" Part B- "Servant of All, Mastered by One"

"The Story" Part B- "Servant of All, Mastered by One"
1 King 12:1-17
Pastor Albert Gillin
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Remembering Millie Elmgren...

Millie Elmgren went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 8, 2015 and we rejoice in her Peace with God as we mourn the loss to family, congregation, and community. Our prayers are with Millie's family during this time.

The funeral service will be Friday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m. at Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to “Chapter BI of the P.E.O. Sisterhood” through Herring Groseclose Funeral Home or mailed to 786 Wauna Vista Drive, Walla Walla, WA 99362.

To read Millie's obituary you can click here.

Newsletter 1/7/15

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Highlights:

  • Kevin's Farewell Announcement
  • Line Dancing & Chili Feed
  • 100 Years of our Organ

Kevin's Farewell Announcement

Dear Friends,

It is with great excitement, a little bit of sadness, and assuredness of God’s Call on my life that I announce my departure from Walla Walla Presbyterian Church as the Director of Youth Ministries. In response to God’s timing, I leave to begin my grad studies at San Francisco Theological Seminary, pursuing a Masters of Divinity in order to move toward ordination as a pastor.

I can’t begin to tell you how much the community of WWPC has meant to me over the past three and a half years. You have become my family and friends, encouraging and supporting me and the ministries entrusted to my care. It is that sense of camaraderie that I take with me as I prepare to move to San Anselmo, CA at the end of January, beginning classes on February 2nd.

I am confident that our youth will be well cared for by the volunteers, staff, and parents that will make up the transition team over the next few months. Their passion, faithfulness, and interest in building a faith foundation for teens to stand on will continue to prepare and equip the youth as they learn about our Lord, and what it means to be a Christ-follower.

I ask for your prayers over the youth ministries during the interim period, and also for myself as I enter studies that will challenge, encourage, and develop my theological mind in order to better serve the Lord and those who He calls me to be in community with.

Thank you for all of your love, energy, prayer, and support that you have given – and no doubt will continue to give – to the young people at WWPC. I have felt the caring that makes us a family of faith in Christ Jesus, and know that you will continue to touch the lives of children, teens, adults, and families that make up the Church on the corner of 1st and Birch.

I will be sure to keep in touch as I take these next steps on the Journey that God is allowing me to make toward further study of His Word, message, and shepherding. Feel free to contact me anytime with questions, comments, or just to catch up on how we are all doing.

In His service (and yours),
               
Kevin Gates

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