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September 13, 2008

Pastor’s Page You may have heard the story of the man who spent his first day in jail. That evening, all of the inmates gathered about in the courtyard. One man would call out a number, and the rest would laugh heartily. Another number would then be called, with even more laughter. So it went for the evening. When the man returned to his cell, he turned to his cell mate and asked, “What was going on out there?” “Oh,” his cell mate responded, “that’s the way we tell jokes around here. You see, we know all the jokes, and we’ve heard them hundreds of times. So rather than waste time retelling them, we number them. When someone calls out a number, we all know the joke, and so we laugh!” The next evening, the same thing happened. After a few numbers were called and the rest responded with laughter, the neophyte thought he would try his hand at this kind of joke-telling. In a quiet moment, he called out a number. Not one person laughed. The new inmate was puzzled but kept quiet until he returned to his cell and his cell-mate. “What happened?” he asked. “Why didn’t anyone laugh?” “Well,” his cell mate replied, “You know how it is . . . some people can tell ‘em, and some can’t.” Sometimes, I feel that way toward some of our Bible stories. We could just rattle off and number without wasting time to tell the story: “1” for creation, “2” for the flood, etc. It can be easy to go into auto pilot when we hear a very familiar story and possibly miss a detail we hadn’t noticed before. Today, I want to look at the story of Samuel, at the first time he hears the voice of God. My hope is that as we examine the way God talks to Samuel and who helps him recognize the voice of God, that we will hear the call of God on our own hearts. Rob Mohr Pastor for Junior High

It is a joy to welcome Zachary William Arnott as a member of LLUC as he is baptized this morning. Zachary is a freshman at Loma Linda Academy and a member of the LLA saxaphone quartet. His mother, Lin Adams, is a long-time member of this church family.

Daniel Nabil Razzouk is a freshman at Riverside City College studying Culinary Arts. He has been attending with his parents, Nabil and Janet Razzouk, who have been members of LLUC since 1983.

We welcome Derik Robert Hardesty into church membership as he is baptized today. Derik, a freshman at Loma Linda Academy, says he loves “his family, friends and God.� His parents, Robert and Marti, along with his sister, Ashley, and brother, Bradford, are here to witness this special moment in his life. Anthony Dabucon is also joining the LLUC family by baptism today.


Norbemar and Doreen Puchero Mopera, with their 7-year-old son, Kyle Norvin, bring Kean Dain P. Mopera to be dedicated today. Norbemar is employed part time in the housekeeping department at Loma Linda University. Doreen is a registered nurse in the dialysis unit at St. Bernadine Medical Center.


Campus map

University Church (Enlarged View)

SABBATH SCHOOL CLASS OPTIONS Bernard Taylor University Young Adult AdventHOPE ALSAD - Latino Young Adult German, Room 2-B Spanish J. Walters, R. Rice, D. Baldwin Gary Chartier The Gathering Place Science and Religion Children’s Sabbath School Junior High Youth Hiding Place Ken Hart Cambodian Urdu Fellowship 

8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 9:55 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

The class will resume October 4 Campus Chapel Burden Hall Cutler Hall Griggs Hall — (1st and 3rd Sabbaths) Griggs Hall, Room 105 Coleman Pavilion, Room 11110 Griggs Hall, Room 2A Room 111 Mortensen Hall Educational Wing Room 105 Room 202 (2nd floor) Room 207 (2nd floor) Randall Visitor Center Room 207 (2nd floor) Room 111

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10:00 a.m. Sabbath

Congregational Singing

Gary Friesen

Opening Hymn

Praise Him! Praise Him!


Gery Friesen

Welcome and Introductions

Ralph Watts

After the Olympics – What’s Next? Richard & Hannah Liu


Sabbath School Expense (place mission offering in envelope)

Near to the Heart of God Cleland B. McAFee Miclen LaiPang arr: David Ritter Helen LaiPang, piano

Offertory The Solid Rock Miclen LaiPang Helen LaiPang, piano Lesson Mission in a Pagan Land: Daniel and Company Benediction A Mighty Fortress

Ralph Watts

Wm B. Bradbury

Siegfried Roeske Siegfried Roeske J. Pachelbel

Associate Superintendent: Ralph Watts Organist: Angelica Prodan

participants Gery Friesen is a retired pastor and Notary signing agent Ralph Watts retired as president of ADRA Richard & Hannah Liu served as pastor and teacher in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, and the United States Miclen LaiPang is a home-schooled eighth grader who also attends Colburn Music School in Los Angeles Siegfried Roeske is a retired religion teacher, Union College


Musical Selection Special Feature


No. 249






The Dress

CENTURIES CENTURIES OF OF FASHION—FROM FASHION—FROMCLEOPATRA CLEOPATRATO TOMODERN MODERNTIMES TIMES To benefit the Safe Birth Fund, a humanitarian project saving the lives of Ethiopian mothers and their babies

Admission $15 Reserved Seating $25

Tickets available at University Church office

7:00 p.m., Sunday, September 28, 2008 • Wong Kerlee Conference Center LLU Fashion Ad Qtr Pg.indd 1

9/4/2008 10:33:24 AM

Young Adult Ministry

Campus Chapel 10:00–11:15 a.m. Speaking Schedule

Miracle Shmiracle History They Never Told You Are You Sure That God Is Good?

Timothy Gillespie Timothy Gillespie Timothy Gillespie

To find out more about re:Live ministry, please visit

re:Live Ministry

Today September 20 September 27

CHURCH AT WORSHIP 8:30 and 11:15 a.m. Prelude

September 13, 2008 Jesus, Lead Thou On

Call to Worship

How Great Musikappelle

Hymn of Praise

Blest Be the Tie That Binds

arr. Paul Manz Tom Fettke No. 350

Prayer Prayer Response

Shirley Ponder

Pastoral Welcome

Timothy Gillespie

Tithes and Offerings

Fall Mission Appeal/World Budget (Loose offerings go to Church Budget)


Declare His Glory Musikappelle

Child Dedication

Kean Dain P. Mopera

Jackie Bishop+

Zachary William Arnott, Derik Robert Hardesty Daniel Nabil Razzouk Anthony Dabucon

Rob Mohr* Ted Bancarz* Calvin Thomsen*


Tom Fettke

Children’s Feature

Jackie Bishop


Joseph Martin

Our God Is God Musikappelle

Meditation Scripture Reading 1 Samuel 3:7-10, NIV

Rachel Morikone

Don’t Drop the Baton

Sermon Hymn of Response

Rob Mohr No. 330

Take My Life and Let It Be

Closing Prayer Postlude

Improvisation on Great Is Thy Faithfulness Fugue in B minor (Please maintain reverence during the Postlude)

Ephraim de la Cruz, director, Musikappelle Vaughan Grant and Gilbert Hernandez, media producers

First Service+

Rob Mohr Tom Hazelton+ J. S. Bach*

Donna Samson, organist Angelica Prodan, first service postlude

Out of respect to worshipers around you, please silence all phones and pagers

Second Service*

Worship Participants Musikappelle is a choral ensemble of young adults from the Loma Linda Filipino Seventh-day Adventist Church Rachel Morikone is a seventh-grader at Terrace Hills Middle School, Grand Terrace, CA





5:00 p.m.


Vespers Next Sabbath Jonathan Mamora, piano & Elvin Rodriquez, organ


TODAY Hospitality Dinner: We welcome out-of-town visitors to join us for lunch in Fellowship Hall following second service. Your hosts today are Ray & Nikki Gonzalez, and Barry & Desmyrna Taylor. Your pastoral hosts are Doug and Susie Mace.

Women’s Bible Study is presenting Beth Moore’s video lecture, “Jesus the One and Only.” Please join us in Fellowship Hall on Mondays at 7 p.m. Register at the door for $20.

Digging Deeper Bible Study Group: A six-week study of Philippians. Connect with God and encounter Offering Today: Fall Mission Ap- Him as a living power in your life. Meet peal/ World Budget Next Week: Local at Fellowship Hall Tuesday evenings Church Budget at 7 p.m., September 2–October 7. Vespers will be at 5:00 p.m. today, Midweek Seminar will feature Peter featuring Musikappelle, an 18-voice the Pastor: A Study of 1 & 2 Peter. choir from the LL Filipino Church. presented by Bernard A. Taylor, PhD, Scholar in Residence. Everyone is FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS welcome on Wednesday evenings in Center: In honor of Derik Hardesty’s the chapel from October 8–November baptism today. We love you. You com- 12 from 7:00–8:00 p.m. plete our family. Mom & Dad, Ashley, The Dress–Centuries of Fashion, Bradford, and Chelsea from Cleopatra to Modern Times: This th North: Happy 9 birthday, 9-9-1999, fascinating and informative fashion to Ian Hartwell Love from Duncan, show will benefit the Safe Birth Fund, Noble, Lolo, & Lala a life-saving Ethiopian mother-child You are encouraged to bring To reserve a date for flowers, call project. a friend to enjoy a unique evening, the church office at (909) 558-4570. Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Wong Kerlee. For more informa PEOPLE tion on this church-sponsored event, We regret to announce the death check website.Tickets of Etta Blacker on September 5. She available at the church office. is survived by her husband Jack. Services were held September 11.


Church Board Meeting, Monday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Choir room. Please note location change. Please silence cell phones and pagers while in the sanctuary. LLUC services are aired live on Sabbaths on the church website at and on Loma Linda Broadcasting Network. The LLBN Saturday evening special program at 8:00 p.m. will feature Irmengard Jennings, organist. You can now get LLBN without a satellite dish. Visit or call 1-866-552-6728 to get LLBN by satellite, IPTV, or PC-TV. In Loma Linda, you can receive LLBN on Time Warner Cable channel 17.

Schedule of University Church Programs Rebroadcast on LLBN

SS Today 1:00 p.m. Church Today 3:30 p.m. Tuesday 9:00 p.m. Wednesday 2:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Thursday 5:00 a.m. Friday 1:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Saturday 4:00 a.m. Church (LIVE) 8:30 a.m. 11:15 a.m. SS (LIVE) 10:00 a.m. Vespers (LIVE) 5:00 .p.m.

EXCELL is completely funded by donations. We are in need of sponsors to help cover the costs of this ministry program. Your monthly pledge will provide books, study materials, computer access, field trips, and other learning experiences for a child who may not have these blessings without your help. Make a difference in the life of a young person. Contact Christie Shine at (909) 528-4019 or cshine_excell@hotmail. com, or mark your offering envelope EXCELL.

LLUC Job opportunity: Full-time, Administrative secretary to provide support to church leadership in various church programs, bulletin preparation, special projects and other duties. Must be familiar with PC and Mac environments, various Adobe Software programs including InDesign. An A.S degree in Secretarial Sciences or Business Administration required, with a preferred, or five years administrative assistant experience in lieu of higher education requirements. E-mail resume to The Church parking lot is now monitored by Campus Security Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–5 p.m. To avoid being cited, visitors may obtain a temporary permit from the church office while conducting church business. This has become necessary to accommodate church visitors, volunteers, and staff parking needs.


German Club will be held September 20 at the home of Steve and Helen Radoycich at 5:30 p.m. Please call (951) 845-7496 for directions and information.

Fruits of Jesus: Matunda Ya Yesu African Youth Choir will be performing at the Campus Hill Church on October 4 at 6:00 p.m. This choir is comprised of young people who suffered for years in refugee camps and have been resettled in New Mexico. Freewill donations will benefit the choir, their family members still trapped in refugee camps, and health projects. CHIP, the Coronary Health Improvment Program, is in need of volunteers to help with the May, 2009 Loma Linda CHIP program. Previous participants, health professionals, and those with interest in this Life Style ministry are welcome. Please contact Linnea Stonebraker at (909) 824-0400. CKC-Music, a new community outreach of LLU, seeks donations of new or used stringed instruments for teaching music in the area. Monetary donations also welcome. See www. or call (909)558-7523. Singles’s Ministries: Focused, Faithful, & Free, will be held September 26-28. Must register for luncheon and workshops at www.mtrubidoux. com or call Stacy at (909)773-2834. Chidren & Family Ministry Convention at Pine Springs Ranch, November 7–9. Author Larry Fowler will be speaking on “Get Real, Be Real: Raising Modern Day Josephs.” All children and family ministry leaders are welcome. Convention fee is $25, plus room and lodging. Register by October 31 at Limited capacity. Sponsored by the South Eastern California Conference.


Family Nature Activity: Oak Glen Nature Conservancy will be the site for the September 20 Family Nature activity from 1:00–4:30 p.m. Bring a picnic lunch. Enjoy the fall colors as you walk the conservancy. Directions from Oak Glen: drive to Los Rios Ranch, turn right into the parking lot, go right, then left, straight through the lot toward the back of the parking area. For information, call Sheryl at (909) 793-7058.

Loma Linda Academy will hold its 9th Annual Roadrunner Golf Classic on Sunday, September 21 at the East Valley Golf Club, Home of the PGA of Southern California. Come be a part of a great day of golf while helping LLA young people. Proceeds benefit the new Junior High Gym/Classroom project. For questions or to sign up as a player, contact Mary Morgan, Advancement Director, at (909)7960141, ext 3313.




Sabbath, September 13 , Sanctuary 8:30 & 11:15 a.m.

Don’t Drop the Baton, Rob Mohr

10:00 a.m.

Mission in a Pagan Land: Daniel, Siegried Roeske

5:00 p.m.

Vespers, Musikappelle

Monday, September 15 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Sanctuary Handbells Rehearsal, Anca Gheorghe,

7:00–9:00 p.m.

Room 109 Women’s Bible Study, Fellowship Hall East,

Beth Moore Series “Jesus, the One and Only”

Tuesday, September 16 7:00–8:00 p.m.

Digging Deeper Bible Study, Fellowship Hall East

6:00–7:00 p.m.

Open Prayer Circle, Room 104, Glenn Fleming,

The Redemptive Analogies in Islam

7:00 p.m.

Intercessory Prayer, Room 111

7:00–8:30 p.m.

Brass Rehearsal, Brad Nelson, Sanctuary

Friday, September 19, Rehearsals 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Chancel Ringers, Anca Gheorghe, Room 109

6:00–6:45 p.m.

Cherub Choir, Donna Thurber, Room 202

7:15-8:00 p.m.

Junior Choir, Donna Thurber, Room 202

7:00 p.m.

Sanctuary Choir, Don Thurber, Choir Room

Sabbath, September 20, Sanctuary 8:30 & 11:15 a.m.

Where to Start When You Don’t Have Enough,

Part 1–Boundaries and Margins and Other Facts of

Life, Randy Roberts

10:00 a.m.

Gifted for Service: Philip, Craig Jackson

1:00–4:30 p.m.

Family Nature Series, Oak Glen Conservancy

500 p.m.

Vespers, Jonathan Mamora &

Elvin Rodriquez, piano duet

Sunset Today - 6:58 p.m.

Sunset Next Week - 6:48 p.m.


Wednesday, September 17

Directory Pastoral Staff

dial (909)558-4570, press 1, dial ext.

Randy Roberts Darold Retzer Donauvin Krause Jackie Bishop Timothy Gillespie Jacqueline Lynch Doug Mace Rob Mohr Marvin Ponder Shirley Ponder Bernard Taylor Calvin Thomsen Betsy Matthews* Dan Matthews* Roger McQuistan* * Part Time

Senior Pastor 47091 Executive Pastor 47094 Business Administrator 43247 Children’s Ministries 87379 Young Adult Ministry 47087 Comm. Services & Outreach 796-8357 Youth Ministry 81536 Junior High Ministry 46099 Pastoral Care 47081 Pastoral Care/Women’s Ministries 47101 Scholar in Residence 47082 Family Ministries 47089 Trust Services 47091 Pastoral Care, Media Ministries 47091 Pastoral Care 47091

Music Staff Don Thurber Anca Gheorghe Brad Nelson Kimo Smith Donna Thurber

Ministry Leaders

Frieda Roos Rodney Roath Jacqueline Lynch Kathy Cartagena Christie Shine

Minister of Music Bell Choirs Brass Organist Children’s Choirs

47079 47079 47079 47079 47079

Head Elder Head Deacon ACTS Children’s Center EXCELL

42933 44981 796-8357 44568 528-4019

Church Offices are closed for worship on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.

Loma Linda University Seventh-day Adventist Church

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