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Welcome to the St. John’s Presbyterian Church!
We are glad you found us.

We are an inclusive gathering of people who seek to know and love God, receive God’s amazing grace and pursue God’s vision of peace and justice in our community and the world.

Join us for multigenerational worship on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. and various community life events throughout the week.

 


Advent Season 2017

(CHILDCARE AVAILABLE)

Sat., Dec. 2
– 6:30 pm
Advent Decorating Party
Come join in the fun! We will be in the Sanctuary hanging lights, garlands, ornaments, pulling out the Nativity scene, and preparing the Sanctuary for Advent. Our 10 foot tree could sure use another pair of hands; Everyone is welcome! Come for an hour or stay the whole time.
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Sunday, Dec. 3 – 10 am
1st Sunday of Advent
“And what I say to you all: Keep awake.”
Mark 

Let us gather in a season of watching, of deep listening, of awakening to the coming of God’s kin-dom on earth.
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Sunday, Dec. 10 .. 2nd Sunday of Advent
YOUTH AND CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
Who are you called to be in the unfolding story of God’s in-breaking on earth? Familiar carols and contemporary music selected by the children and youth. We are still seeking youth to participate in singing, dancing, playing instruments and to take on the roles of sheep, angels, and biblical characters.  Next rehearsals are Sunday, Dec. 3, and Saturday, Dec. 9. To learn about participating, contact Pastor Lacey at pastorlacey@stjohnsberkeley.org
 
 
 


 
 

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Sunday, Dec.17 – 10 am
3rd of Advent
A celebration of
MARY, MOTHER OF GOD.

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Sunday, Dec. 24 – 10 am
4th Sunday of Advent … MORNING
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS MUSIC
St. John’s Presbyterian Church choir will sing Charpentier’s Mass for Christmas in Latin during the 10 am service. The choir will be joined by chamber orchestra, and the congregation will sing French carols accompanied by the orchestra.
Marc-Antoine Charpentier was a contemporary of Jean Baptiste Lully, who himself was Louis IV’s Superintendent of Music. Whereas the latter focused on opera and ballet, Charpentier wrote motets, oratorios, cantatas, hymns, anthems, and mass settings for the Church. A student of Italian composer Giacomo Carissimi, Charpentier returned to Paris where he enjoyed a successful career as a composer. His charming Mass is based on noëls; while many of these tunes are no longer a part of the popular Christmas carol repertoire, they nonetheless match contemporary carols for their poignancy and delight.
Come and be transported to a world of elegance as we celebrate the advent of Christ in high French style.
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Sunday, Dec. 24 – 5:30 pm
4th Sunday of Advent … EVENING
CANDLES AND CAROLS
Experience the joy of singing age-old Christmas carols while listening to the story of the Prince of Peace. The “Silent Night” carol, with everyone holding a candle, is especially heartfelt . . . Come as you are. God is here for you.