Sermon: “Perplexed” - by Randy Roberts
Pastoral Welcome: Randy Roberts
Scripture Reading: Luke 2: 19–20, TNIV
Children's Feature: TBD
Today is a very special service here at Loma Linda University Church. I want to begin, then, by saying thank you. Thank you to Thad Mosely (and any helpers) who is (are) responsible for the beautiful seasonal decorations in our sanctuary. Thank you to Ariel Quintana and all of our LLUC musicians for the beautiful music all throughout this season, but today in particular. Thank you to Stew Harty and his media team for countless hours of work in bringing the services of LLUC to so many in both our community and beyond who are unable to join us in person. Thank you so much to our entire administrative support staff. They are the ones who keep LLUC running! Thank you to Ruben Yañez and our maintenance crew for their continual, quiet but absolutely vital behind-the-scenes work to keep our sanctuary and grounds beautiful and clean. Last, but certainly not least, I say a heartfelt thank you to my colleagues on the LLUC pastoral team who make coming to work and doing ministry together a joy! I love you each one!
Today’s service will be a rich one, indeed—rich with the music of Handel’s Messiah. I hope that as the music washes over your soul, Jesus will minister to you in personal and real ways so that, when you leave this place today, you will leave with the assurance of his presence and love.
I wish you a very merry Christmas!