Join us for worship each Sunday morning at 10:00. Reflecting the unique community in which God has placed us, we are a multi-generational gathering of believers, who seek to know and love God as we pursue God’s vision of peace and justice in our community and the world. We welcome your participation in worship, ministries, programs and mission.

 Maundy Thursday

Come to St. John’s to be touched by the eternal power of God during holy week. Starting on Thursday, April 2, we will host a special Tenebrae service at 6:30 p.m. A delicious meal of soup and bread will be served. If you have ever wondered what the BIG DEAL is all about, bring the whole family for a magnificent lesson. Newcomers welcome!

Easter is coming . . .

On Sunday, April 5th, 10 a.m. bring family and friends for a powerful celebration of the resurrection and salvation by grace. After worship, join us for coffee and treats, and our Grand Easter Egg Hunt! All are welcome … Fun way to participate: wear an Easter Hat, bring your easter basket, be ready for fun and frolicing . . .

Sunday Forums
— April 12: The Rev. Duke Robinson (Pastor of Montclair Presbyterian Church), returns to draw from the first of his five books “Too Nice for Your Own Good.” He will identify the self-sabotaging mistakes we all make in the interest of being nice. Books will be available to purchase.
— April 26: “An Asian Feminist Reading of the Divine Speeches in Job in Light of the Zhuangzi”: this study challenges the anthropocentric, andocentric and hierarchical understanding of God and the relationship of God-human-creatures, which have been employed as controlling ideologies to serve oppressive power and the status quo.

Horizon’s Bible Study meets Thursday, April 16, 12-2:00 p.m. in the Campbell Reception Room. Bring your lunch, your Bible, and Horizons Bible Study materials for Lesson Five. Scripture is 2 Corinthians 5:11 – 6:10. Claudia Cate will be leading the study. We welcome new participants.

Cropwalk1Church World Service CROP Walk

St. John’s will host the in the Church World Service CROP Walk on Sunday, April 19 at 1 pm. The annual event supports Church World Service and four local non=profits helping to fight hunger, provide disaster relief and build community. The local recipients are Dorothy Day House, Berkeley Food Pantry, YEAH, and Youth Spirit Artworks.  Please contact Greg Rising if you are interested in walking and/or making a donation, or visit www.crophungerwalk.org/berkeleyca to sign upor donate.  Join the St. John’s team!

The St. John’s Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet Friday, April 17 at 1:30 p.m. in the office lunch room. Please join us for knitting, tea and fellowship. Even if you don’t knit or crochet, we would love to have you stop by and join us for tea and conversation for a while. We would also be happy to teach you to knit.

Flick Flak Movie Group meets Friday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m., Campbell Reception Room for potluck and discussion of the movies “Wild Tales” (playing at the Shattuck Cinemas), “Magician: the Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles” (playing at the Opera Plaza Cinemas, San Francisco). We usually have a delicious dinner followed by a lively discussion. See one, or all of the movies, bring a potluck dish and join the disucssion. All are welcome!

Women at the Well will meet Saturday, April 25, at 8:30 a.m. in the church office.

April Newsletter
Catch up on the latest news.

The Literature Club will not meet in April. Next meeting is Thursday, May 28, at 2:30 p.m. in the Ark Annex. The book to be discussed is “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed. All are welcome.

Science, Religion, and the Climate Crisis

— Forum presented by St. John’s
Science and religion need not clash; what keeps some from signing on to be part of the solution? What are the roots of their resistance?