St. John's Anglican Church

at St Marks United Methodist Church, 451 Moraga Way, Orinda, 94563 United States

An Anglican Church Serving Orinda, the Contra Costa County and the Bay Area - Traditional Faith in a Contemporary World


St. John's Anglican Church
St Marks United Methodist Church, 451 Moraga Way
Orinda , CA 94563
United States
Contact Phone
P: (925) 726-4477
Website

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Saint John's Anglican Church welcomes all Christians, and all who are seeking faith or exploring faith and worship opportunities. Our faith is traditional: We are committed to Scripture, and we are committed to God's church locally and worldwide. Our faith is contemporary: We are committed to cultural sensitivity and intellectual flexibility in the life of our church. To find out more about our story and heritage, check out the resources below: What is an Anglican? http://saintjohnsanglican.org/index.php/about-us/what-is-an-anglican Our sponsor church, St. James: http://www.stjamesacna.org Ed McNeill's blog: http://www.edmcneill.com/Edsblog Official Site of the Anglican Church in North America: http://anglicanchurch.net/

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Easter is the greatest feast in the Christian calendar. On this Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Easter Sunday comes at the end of 40 days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving known as Lent. Through spiritual struggle and self-denial, we have prepared ourselves to die spiritually with Christ on Good Friday, the day of His Crucifixion, so that we can rise again with Him in new life on Easter. Our Easter Sunday worship and communion service, led by Father Chris, will take place this Sunday at 9 am, at Saint Mark's Methodist Church in Orinda. You are warmly invited to visit us and participate in the celebration!

Published on 2014-04-19 17:19:47 GMT

Our small group study of J.I. Packer’s Growing in Christ continues tonight, 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!

Published on 2014-03-26 19:25:59 GMT

Join us for the Ash Wednesday service at 5:30pm. Service will be held in the sanctuary at Saint Mark's Methodist Church, 451 Moraga Way, Orinda, CA 94563

Published on 2014-03-05 19:34:39 GMT

We hope you can join us this Sunday for worship at 9 am! As usual, we meet at St Mark's Methodist Church, 451 Moraga Way in Orinda. "But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us." —Ephesians 2:13-14

Published on 2015-07-17 18:11:00 GMT

With many of our members traveling for the holiday weekend, St. John's will not meet on July 5. We will return with our usual 9 am Sunday worship on July 12. Until then, here's a prayer for our nation from the Book of Common Prayer: Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Published on 2015-06-30 16:06:39 GMT

Generated summary (experimental)

We live in a tech-saturated, disconnected, consumer-oriented society.
At St. John’s, God is forming us into a very different kind of community.
We have no bright lights, no screens, and no microphones.
Our worship service is marked by the Spirit-filled ancient elements of Christian worship: the Word of God, prayer, song, and fellowship.
So, if you’re looking for something different, a refuge from the hustle and bustle, a place to come as you are and taste and see that the Lord is good, we invite you to join us.
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28
Biblical Faith • Traditional Worship • Loving Community
We are a new church plant in Orinda, CA, serving the Lamorinda area and the East Bay.
Our mission is to celebrate and proclaim the love of God in Christ through worship, community, and service.
Our doors are open to all.
Join us for worship on Sundays at 10 am in the beautiful Santa Maria Chapel (walking distance from the Orinda BART station); and plan to stay after for coffee, refreshments, and conversation.
What sets us apart from other churches is that we are committed to including our children in the worshiping life of the church.
Our services include a brief children's sermon, a lot of interactive liturgy, and special activities for the kids.
Why is it that we, as Christians, can give an enthusiastic ‘amen!’ to a sermon we hear on Sunday, but then find it nearly impossible to apply those lessons in our life the very next day at work or school?
There are certainly a number of reasons in each individual case, but let me suggest one general answer you might not have thought of: The reason our faith is fickle is that the church is great at training brains, but we forget to train hearts – because we think that the heart is submissive to the mind.
It seems to depict our loving and merciful savior treating a mother in need in a way that is rude and even racially biased.
With the help of historic interpretations of this passage and careful analysis of the biblical and historical setting, we will see that this story challenges the church with a powerful and humbling paradigm of racial inclusion through the grace of God.
The story of Abraham and the binding of Isaac is a story that gives us a daunting picture of what true faith looks like.
And how can we come to see with the eyes of faith like that?