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 email@example.com.
VBS will be held on June 25th – 30th and the theme is “Sea of Miracles” about Jesus’ ministry around the Sea of Galilee.
We are actually having a preview Saturday on June 2nd, from 9:30-1:30. We will have some of the decorations up, be singing some of the songs, and have a kid-friendly sermon, followed by a vegetarian potluck provided lunch. We hope you can join us, possibly for both!
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
August 11, 2018
Mid-Week Pastor’s Update
August 8, 2018
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” Ephesians 6:12 NKJV
If you look at either news reports, or the skies, you can see that California wildfires and their devastation are dominating both. This is the worst summer in a string of increasingly bad fire seasons, with the Mendocino Complex fire becoming the worst in California history.
We of course are moved when we see the news reports: we remember to keep the firefighters, who selflessly put themselves in harm’s way, in prayer, as well as the hundreds of families whose lives have been devastated by loss, but then we get up off our knees and go about our business as usual.
These last couple days, our own eastern sky has been darkened with smoke from the “Holy fire” (?!), in the Santa Ana mountains to the southeast of us. Several times upon glancing it throughout the day, it’s made me say “oh yeah, there’s a battle going on right here in our backyard”. Facebook pictures from friends in Riverside show their entire sky eerily brown & orange.
The similarity is striking between this and the Great Controversy. We as Christians know that there is a Spiritual battle taking place behind the ‘curtain’ of our daily lives: we know that God, Jesus, and the angels are working behind the scenes for our benefit, and we’re thankful for it, but after we get up on our knees, we likely go about our business without thinking much of it.
Just as much as there are real lives being affected for the worse from these fires, the Great Controversy is a battle that is played for keeps: Souls being cast on one side of the battle or the other. These decisions are made daily, but with eternal consequences.
Thankfully, the Bible is full of Good News for those of us who have chosen the Lord’s side, including (but not limited to), “Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world” (1st John 4:4), “Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name.” (Psalm 91:14), and of course the well-known encouragement “nothing in all creation can separate you from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39).
Let’s, friends, intentionally raise our awareness and appreciation of both hero-helpers in this world (doctors, fire-fighters, police, military, etc.), and in the Spiritual dimension (angels, Heb. 1:14, Holy Spirit, Eph. 1:13). And let’s remember that, even as we ‘go about our days’, that we can only do so because active forces for good are waylaying the powers of evil.
God Bless you all.
Pastor Mark Tatum