The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord's passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting. We invite you to join us in the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a six-week season of preparation for Easter.
The Anglican Church in North America is pleased to announce the release of To Be a Christian: An Anglican Catechism produced by the provincial Catechesis Task force. Led by the Rev. Dr J.I. Packer, the Task Force has developed a unique and powerful resource for helping inquirers come to an understanding of the Christian faith, and for helping disciples deepen their relationship with God. Written in a “Question and Answer” format, this Catechism, in the words of Packer, “is designed as a resource manual for the renewal of Anglican catechetical practice. Read More
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
By David McGaw The fact that you're reading this on our website suggests that you may have come here--just as I did, early in the summer of 2012--looking for a church. I think the last few times I've moved to a new city, I've explored church options through the Internet. 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 1979 Book of Common Prayer (BCP). If you have one, please bring your own; if you don't, we have extras on hand. Read More
On Ash Wednesday, we signify our need for repentance by having ashes placed on our foreheads in the shape of a cross, an acknowledgement of our sinfulness in the shape that symbolizes our hope for salvation! Join us Wednesday, March 5th at 5:30 pm for our Ash Wednesday service at Saint Mark's Methodist Church in Orinda. This will be a time of contemplation and preparation.
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
Here is a wonderful video introducing the Church Calendar. This nicely done video explains the Christian calendar year in under 4 minutes. It's worth a look. It is produced by Christ Church Overland Park Kansas, which is part of Churches for the Sake of Others (C4SO), the Diocese of St. John's Anglican Church.
Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday March 9th. Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night or you will be way early for worship service.
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♦ March 5: Ash Wednesday Service 5:30 pm♦ March 9: Daylight savings time begins♦ April 13: Palm Sunday♦ April 20: Easter† Jan-Mar Lectionary Readers & Coffee Schedule
We worship at St. Mark's Methodist Church451 Moraga Way, Orinda Map & DirectionsMailing address: P.O. Box 411, Orinda, CA 94563Phone: 925.726.4477 Ministry Team Email:
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