In this Sunday's Gospel, Luke 7:36-8:3, two people are contrasted. One is full of gratitude that is extravagantly expressed. The other is by outward appearances living a good life. He is likely a pillar of the local community who has Jesus over for a meal. He is not an evil person. He seems like an ordinary kind of guy. Not mean, a bit of a skeptic towards Jesus, but not a bad person. Just not forgiven. Ouch. Gratitude is the response to forgiveness and leads to loving behaviors.
By Steve WeiserOn Friday, May 3rd, 2013, my brother John and I began an ambitious and demanding project together; we departed from Concord-Buchanan airfield in Concord, Calif., on a long and carefully planned flight from coast to coast. We both have Private Pilot licenses, so there was a lot of comfort and added safety having two pilots aboard. And, the ability to consult with each other when faced with various choices along the way was invaluable. Read More | Our Photo Album
St. John's Anglican Church dedicated our community outreach program on Sunday, May 19th, at the Orinda Post Office with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. We will care for the landscaping at the Orinda Post Office. Jerry Gager is the leader of this project. Our Photo Album
Last Friday St. James Vestry met to complete the discernment about our diocesan affiliation with Churches for the Sake of Others (C4SO) the new diocese being launched by Bishop Todd Hunter. After prayerfully considering all the input we received from our missions, members, clergy, and Archbishop Duncan, the vestry voted to join the new diocese. Father Ed represented us at the organizing convention.
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 Site Pastor Mike Patterson will take place this Sunday, 11:00 a.m., at the Santa Maria Church Chapel in Orinda. Our service is typically over by 12:00 noon. 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
St. John's has a new logo, designed by our very own David McGaw. The new graphic incorporates St. John's shield in red and white colors. Look for the new logo on our website, business cards, canvas bags, and other merchandise to be determined.
Discover in pictures the history of St. John's Church in Orinda, California! Our Photo Album starts at the beginning of our church plant to the current time for your enjoyment today. Our Photo Album
"You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God; or else a madman or somethingworse."C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
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St. John's Anglican Church Worship Service 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Traditional ServiceCoffee and Fellowship, Childcare is available• July-Aug 1st Sunday Fellowship at Chapel • June 30 Worship at the Cabana, San Pablo Park • July 7 Worship at Santa Maria Conference Room† June Lectionary Readers & Coffee Schedule
St. John's Anglican Church of OrindaWorships at: Santa Maria Church Chapel 40 Santa Maria Way, Orinda - DirectionsMailing address: P.O. Box 411, Orinda, CA 94563Phone: 925.386.6393 Ministry Team Email:
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