John was the forerunner for Jesus. His role, his one job, was to prepare the way for the Messiah and to announce his arrival. He told people that the Messiah stood among them and they did now know him. Knowing Jesus is the point of discipleship. Knowing another person takes familiarity and study. Familiarity comes from spending time together and study leads to deeper appreciation. A popular book for marriage these past few years is "The Five Love Languages". Truly there is a lot of effort that goes into loving and appreciating others. Knowing Jesus and being known by him is not a mystery or particularly difficult thing to do, and it is our Advent discipline.
It's that time of year; the first Sunday of Advent is November 30th. Advent is a time in the Christian calendar to remind us to be prepared for the coming of Christ, both his birth and his return. Why do we light 4 candles on the Advent wreath on the Fourth Sunday in Advent? Read More
This is a great time for you to visit St. John's Anglican, worship with us, and observe and learn more about who and what we are. You are invited to visit our service no matter what your previous or existing religious life has been, and even if you seldom or never go to church. Read More
St. John's Anglican Church in Orinda is Closer Than You Think!From Berkeley . . . . . . . . . . 19 minutes, 9 miles From Alameda . . . . . . . . . . 21 minutes, 13 miles From Oakland . . . . . . . . . . 14 minutes, 9 miles Read More
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Our regular Sunday worship and communion service will take place this Sunday, 9:00 a.m. at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Orinda. Our service is typically over by 10:00 a.m. Coffee and fellowship follow the service. You are warmly invited to visit us, including interested visitors, family, and friends. Childcare is available. Our worship is based on the 2013 Texts for Common Prayer, adapted from Thomas Cranmer's 1662 Book of Common Prayer by the Anglican Church in North America. We provide a printed service booklet with the complete liturgy.
You are invited to attend our Christmas Eve service. Our service is typically an hour and childcare is available. Please stay for coffee and fellowship that follow the service. Everyone is welcome! More details to follow soon.
By Aaron and Corie AndersonWe want to draw on an over-used line from Forrest Gump to tell the story of finding St. John's Anglican Church. Finding a new church is "… like a box of chocolates -- you never know what you're going to get." Well, in finding St. John's Anglican Church, we have opened the box of chocolates, and discovered an amazing group of people, a place where Christ is truly present, and we are delighted to be here! Read more
Here is a wonderful video produced by Christ Church in Overland Park, Kansas (part of C4SO), introducing the Church Calendar.
Our purpose is to bring people to Christ, develop them to Christ-like maturity, empower them for a meaningful ministry in the Church and a life mission in the world in order to magnify God.
St. John's Anglican Church Worship Service 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Traditional ServiceCoffee and Fellowship, Childcare is availableWorship at St. Mark's Methodist Church Lectionary Readers & Coffee Service † Dec
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