Easter Sunday is on April 1st and Salem Anglican would like you to include worship of our risen savior in your plans. The feast of Easter is the most important season on the church calendar since it is during Easter that we are reminded of the victory that Christ won when he broke the curse of sin and defeated death. Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life, and through our unification with him as one body, we will live forever. Easter is also a time when we proclaim that Jesus is truly the king of all creation, and he is making all things new, beginning with the people who have put their faith in him as lord and savior of the world. The Church is called to participate with Christ in his reconciling work by the power of the Holy Spirit. Hallelujah! Jesus Christ is risen from the dead!
We will be gathering at the home of our church planters, the Rev. Jason & Angi Clark, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist with an Easter egg hunt for our children to follow. The address is 5137 Jones RD SE, Salem, OR, 97306. The worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m., but please arrive early for fellowship and refreshments so that we can begin on time without disruptions at the door. We invite your children to join us for worship. For those children who are not yet able to read, there will be an age appropriate lesson in an upstairs room during the liturgy of the Word. They will rejoin the worship service before the beginning of the Eucharistic liturgy. There will also be an Easter egg hunt for those children in the 5th grade and younger immediately following our worship service.
Our goal is to host at least 30 people for this sacred event. I appreciate your patience with any inconveniences that meeting in a private home may cause. If you have not been to one of our meetings before, you may find it difficult to find our home on your first pass. We live at the end of an easement. When you feel you have passed where our home should be located, go back and look for a long driveway right beside a house with a flagpole. However, I do ask that all able-bodied people find a place to park on Jones RD and walk down to the end of the easement in order to allow more parking room for the elderly and disabled in front of our home. If you need assistance finding a place to park, please let us know.
Salem Anglican is in the process of planting a new Anglican church for Salem. Our current church planting goal is to build a core team that will help us plant the new church. If this is a project that you and your family would like to support, please come and join us at our regular meetings on Saturday nights from 5-7 p.m. at the same location. Each of our gatherings will include dinner, fellowship, and the liturgy for evening prayer.
May the peace of the Lord be with you,
Rev. Jason Clark
Anglican Church in North America