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Santa Barbara Welcomes Pastor Taylor

New Pastor Begins Serving

Today was a special day at the Santa Barbara Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor Robert Taylor and his wife began serving as the pastoral team.

They are returning to Santa Barbara after recently serving the Tillamook, Oregon church. The Taylors have served the Santa Barbara church in the past.

Every time I visit the Santa Barbara church I receive a blessing from God. The orchestra plays beautiful music. The praise song service led by Michelle touched my soul today. Here are a few of the hymns we sang:

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

How Great Thou Art

Holy Holy Holy

The sermon given by Pastor Taylor was centered around Ecclesiastes 3:1-8:

Everything Has Its Time

To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:

A time to be born,
    And a time to die;
A time to plant,

    And a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill,

    And a time to heal;
A time to break down,

    And a time to build up;
A time to weep,

    And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,

    And a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones,

    And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,

    And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain,

    And a time to lose;
A time to keep,

    And a time to throw away;
A time to tear,

    And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,

    And a time to speak;
A time to love,

    And a time to hate;
A time of war,

    And a time of peace.

Pastor Taylor sang the Lord’s Prayer after finishing his sermon. The church then closed with the hymn about Standing on the Solid Rock of Jesus. We shared a fellowship meal and many people then attended a Memorial service for First Elder Vance Johnson. Thank you for a blessed Sabbath day Jesus!

You can listen to the recorded sermon from 21 April 2012 on Santa Barbara’s website here:


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