Easter Worship Service at 9 AM this Sunday, April 20

St. John's Anglican Easter Worship Service

You are invited to attend our Easter Worship Service at 9 a.m.this Sunday, April 20th. Our service is typically over by 10:00 a.m. and childcare is available. Please stay for coffee and fellowship that follow the service. Come and join us in the joyful celebration of Jesus' Resurrection! Read More

Tenebrae Service at 7:30 PM Thursday of Holy Week, April 17

Tenebrae Service St. John's Anglican , OrindaSaint John's Anglican Church will hold a Tenebrae Service at 7:30 PM on Thursday of Holy Week, April 17, in the sanctuary of Saint Mark's Methodist in Orinda. Tenebrae is a Latin term meaning "darkness" or "shadows". The Tenebrae service is a powerful collection of psalms and readings marking the themes of despair and darkness just before Jesus' ultimate victory over death. There is a gradual extinguishing of candles while music, readings and psalms are sung or recited. Everyone is invited to attend.

Finding Saint John's Anglican

Saint John's Anglican Church member's storyBy 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. 
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On The Way To Santiago de Compestela, Spain


Victorious Christ in Ovieo, Spain, Dorothy and Jerry Gager, St. John's Anglican Church, Orinda, CA

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

Holy Lent

Holy Lenten CrossThe 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.

Lenten Book Study On Growing in Christ

Bible study St. John's Anglican Church, Orinda

St. John's small group study of J.I. Packer’s "Growing in Christ" continues this Wednesday, meeting at St. Mark's Methodist Church. We begin at 7 pm and run until around 8:15. We’ll spend our time talking about a chapter from the book, sharing what’s going on in our lives, and praying for each other and different needs. No need to have attended previous sessions to be able to join in -- all are welcome! Questions? Call 925.726.4477 or send email to info@saintjohnsanglican.org.

Sunday Schedule

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

Save the Date! April 19 Baptism of Samuel Francis Anderson

Baptism at St. John's Anglican , OrindaSave the date for the baptism of Samuel Francis Anderson! Saturday, April 19th, time TBD. We are targeting late afternoon/early evening at Saint Mark's. The proud parents are our very own Aaron and Corie. Details to come!

Register Now! May 10 Attend Inspire: Nor Cal+ Deanery Gathering 2014

St. John's Anglican Deanery NewsMark Your Calendars for May 10th! Plan on attending "Inspire: Nor Cal+ Deanery Gathering 2014", from 10 am-4 pm at 363 6th Street, San Francisco, CA. Cost is free and lunch is available for purchase. During this time we'll worship together, hear from Bishop Todd and Dean Ed, and break out into sessions led by the Bishop's Deputy Porter Taylor, Anglican1000 representative Dan Alger, and our very own Fr. Victor Schreffler. Learn more and register here!

Come and Worship

St. John's Anglican

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

We Are Closer Than You Think!

St. John's Anglican Church, Orinda, CASt. 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 
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What Christians Believe

St. John's Anglican Church, Orinda, CA, C.S. Lewis quote"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

Upcoming Events

St. John's Anglican Church Worship Service 
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Traditional Service
Coffee and Fellowship, Childcare is available
Worship at St. Mark's Methodist Church
Weds: Lenten Study, St. Mark's, 7-8:15 PM
♦ April 17: Tenebrae Service, 7:30 PM
♦ April 19: Baptism Samuel Francis Anderson
♦ April 20: Easter Service
Apr-Aug Lectionary Readers & Coffee Schedule

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Contact Us

We worship at St. Mark's Methodist Church
451 Moraga Way, Orinda, CA Map & Directions
Mailing address: P.O. Box 411, Orinda, CA 94563
Phone: 925.726.4477  Ministry Team          
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