Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 8pm
At this evening candlelight service, we will hear scripture readings that record the history of Redemption from Genesis to the Gospels. Then, as was the practice of the early church, we will celebrate the sacrament of Holy baptism and share in Holy Communion. No childcare will be provided.
2138 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
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