"Never, ever, ever, ever, ever give up." Winston Churchill uttered these words when speaking to a school. Persistence matters. It is an aspect of faith. This week the Gospel provides an opportunity to talk about "faithfulness" or persistence in faith. Why does persistence in matters of faith matter? Jesus answered the request of a Samaritan Woman to heal her child after she wouldn't give up and wouldn't go away. He told her she had great faith.
Message from Archbishop Foley Beach: “Greetings! Earlier this month I called upon the members of the Anglican Church in North America to pray and support our Christian brothers and sisters in Iraq and Syria. You can read that appeal in more detail here. As a continuation of that appeal I am calling our churches to include a special time of prayer for the persecuted church during their services this Sunday, August 24th." Read More
The Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others (C4SO) has launched an email newsletter where you can stay in touch with the Diocesan vision, news and events. You can subscribe here. This is a great way to keep up on all the Diocesan news as we work together to Announce, Embody & Demonstrate the Kingdom of God.
By Dorothy Gager On “the Way”, we toured two World Heritage churches (8 A.D. and 9 A.D) at Oviedo, Spain after which it was time for lunch. We had a picnic lunch with us, so we responded to the invitation of a windy narrow road to drive to the top of the hill. A huge statue of a victorious and compassionate Christ with outstretched arms welcomed us. I would estimate the size of 100 to 150 feet. We observed pilgrims finding their way to the foot of this Jesus as we enjoyed lunch. Unaware of other people walking their dogs, taking pictures of the view, and lunching, the pilgrims cast their walking sticks and back packs aside, and reverently dropped to their knees at the foot of the Christ. 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
WELCOME TO ST. JOHN'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
Our regular Sunday worship and communion service led by Father Chris 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.
On Sunday, August 31st (Labor Day Weekend), immediately following our regular worship service we'll have our Annual Spirit Potluck Picnic at nearby Orinda Park. We will provide the meat entrees. Please bring your favorite side dish to share with others and your own beverage.
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
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
"You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God; or else a madman or something worse."C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
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♦ Annual Picnic at Orinda Park on Aug 31♦ Weds: Study Group, Growing in Christ 7-8:15PM resumes in September† Apr-Aug Lectionary Readers & Coffee Schedule
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