Looking For Something Different?
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 at the Lord's table.
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
About St. John's
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 10am in the beautiful Santa Maria Chapel (walking distance from the Orinda BART station); and plan to stay after for coffee, refreshments, and conversation.
Jeff came to faith in his early twenties at Pacific Crossroads Church in Los Angeles (a West coast plant of Tim Keller's Redeemer ministry). He quickly became very involved in community and mercy ministry leadership, and eventually felt a call to seminary studies at Fuller in Pasadena – where he met his wife, Christina, who was getting her Phd in pediatric psychology...
Gospel & Tradition
As an Anglican church, we believe that the Spirit-inspired practices that Christians developed in the past still have the power to form us into a Gospel-shaped community of faithful Christ followers today. Thus our worship style draws from the deep well of Christian worship practice down through the ages, very much including the present.
At St. John’s we love children. Families with Children make up nearly half of our congregation. What sets us apart from other churches is that we are committed to including our children in the worshipping life of the church. Our services include a brief children's sermon, a lot of interactive liturgy, and special activities for the kids.
Worship with Eucharist in SF – Sunday, October 8th at 10am
St. John's will meet at a different location on October 8th. We're joining our sister church, Eucharist, for worship at their space in San Francisco (1504 Bryant Street). Travel to Eucharist from the East Bay is easy and they have parking available.
St. John's will also bring a small part of our liturgy to share!