Welcome to the website of the Anaheim Seventh-day Adventist Church. If you are looking for a place to worship, we would be honored to have you join us. We are very close to Disneyland and the surrounding hotels.
We are located at 900 Sunkist St., Anaheim, CA 92806. Our main worship service is on Saturdays at 11:00 AM. We also offer Sabbath School classes for all ages beginning at 9:30 AM. In addition we offer a Spanish speaking Sabbath School and Devotional service that begins at 9:00 AM. You can go here to see recent bulletins from our worship services.
Our office hours are Tuesday – Thursday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more information, you may contact us us via phone at 714.635.0991, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mid-Week Pastor’s Update
“And after the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.” (1 Kings 19:12 NKJV)
This last week I got to travel with family to some of the sights of Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. We went to Zion National Park (stunningly beautiful), Lake Mead and Hoover Dam (remarkable and impressive), and, as a convenient hub to stay: Las Vegas. What a contrast the Las Vegas “strip” has with the “narrows” in Zion NAT’L park: where you’re surrounded by thousand-foot high red rock edifices that stand as silent sentinels to God’s creative power and the endurance of his creation! It’s ironic that these two extremes are within a few-hour drive of each other.
One evening in particular, my wife, my sister-in-law, and I got a chance to walk the famous “strip” of Vegas with its crowds, glitzy signs, and its hundreds of forms of entertainment. If you’ve ever been there, you’ve known the crush of people, the flashy sights, and cacophony of noises that meet you there.
As I was walking, I was enjoying myself, but suddenly had the thought: where does the Gospel belong in all of this? Does the church, and our message, have any relevance in the midst of a society that lifts Las Vegas’ offerings up as the epitome of enjoyment? After all, Vegas is pretty “full”, while all too often our churches are too “empty”.
So I worried about that for a while. But then I was comforted by the thought, based on the verse above from First Kings, that though brash and calamitous things happen all around us, God is found in the still small voice. That voice can be overpowered for a time by stimulating the senses; we can distract ourselves for a while with glitz and glamour and shock and awe, but the silence and God’s gentle calling will always return. Nobody stays on the strip forever.
Then, as we approached the south end of the “strip”, my thoughts turned to the calamitous tragedy that struck there last month: about how festivity and revelry were transformed in a moment to horror and devastation. Some lives ended, and others affected forever. I shed a tear and said a prayer for the victims and their families. And I remembered that God was needed more than ever right then: and Vegas’ offerings could do nothing to fill the voids caused that night.
In summary; my thoughts were that things like Vegas can distract for a while, but the ways of the Lord are eternal (1 John 2:17). We have an invitation to endure forever, too, if we will love God and His ways and reject the base philosophies of this world. Even in that crowd, every face I encountered was a beloved child of God, and the Spirit is working on their hearts as it is mine. May we come to love Him in His eternal beauty, more than anything the world has to offer.
God bless you all.
Pastor Mark Tatum