Join us Every Sunday @ 10am
Our service starts at 10am and usually ends by 11:15am. Come a little early for a few minutes of quiet reflection in the chapel before service. Stay after for coffee, refreshments, and conversation in the foyer.
We worship in the beautiful Santa Maria Chapel at 50 Santa Maria Way, Orinda, CA 94563. Google Maps and other apps don't have the location quite right (it's about 200 feet further up the hill to the left). Look for our signs. Detailed Map >>
Parking is Free
STyle of worship
Traditional Anglican worship is not passive. At St. John's you will find yourself participating a lot in the liturgy. Our goal is not to be formal and legalistic, but to be engaging and transformative. As the body of Christ, we all take part in making worship happen, and we seek to proclaim the gospel and glorify God through word, song, symbol, art, and posture.
Here's what to expect at a St. John's Sunday service:
- Beautiful chapel surrounded by a grove of trees
- Warm welcome from St. John's community member or two
- Service begins with a praise hymn
- We launch into the liturgy of the word, which includes interactive prayers, Scripture reading, and a sermon
- Then we pass the peace and begin our communion liturgy, which includes gospel proclamation, prayer, and prayer
- Then our worship ends with a final praise hymn
- Followed by fellowship time with coffee, tea, and snacks
Our bulletins make it easy to follow along. And don't worry about messing up. We don't keep track, and pastor Jeff is known to get mixed up at least once a Sunday!
The whole point of liturgy is that prayer and worship of God is something we do as a community and when it is full of grace and the Spirit, it becomes transformational.
MEET THE PASTOR & ASK ANYTHING
Join us after church for lunch in the park and a chance to meet our pastor and ask any questions you might have about our church or the Anglican tradition. August 20th & September 10th @ 11:45am at the gazebo at Oridna Community Park. Lunch will be provided.
ANGLICAN BASICS SERMON SERIES
Starting Sunday, August 20th, we'll begin a sermon series that explains the basics of our worship traditions, Anglican beliefs, and what it means to be a Gospel-centered liturgical church. This will run from August 20th through September 24th. We hope you can join us!