The feast of The Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ is always on January 6th and is a commemoration of the story of the wise men who followed a star to where the baby Jesus lay, bowed down to worship, and offered gifts. The Epiphany is that Jesus is a king. But not just a king, Jesus is the King of the whole world. Jesus is the King that other kings will bow to. Jesus is the Son of God and rightful heir of the throne of David. Jesus is the anointed Messiah that Israel has been waiting for.
The season after the feast of the Epiphany is ordinary time and the color is green which symbolizes life and growth. During the season of Epiphany, we remember that the Church still has a mission to reveal Christ to the world through acts of compassion, kindness, and goodwill. Our worship highlights the hope we have in Christ who has accomplished everything that he has set out to do. We also have hope in that Christ has revealed himself to us personally and is continuing the good work of the transformation of our lives.
Salem Anglican meets at Trinity Covenant Church on Saturday nights from 5-7 p.m. for dinner, fellowship, and the liturgy for Evening Prayer with an informal Eucharist. The address is 5020 Liberty RD S, Salem, OR, 97306. We begin with dinner and fellowship in the gymnasium and then move to the Fireside Room for worship. Young children begin in the classroom across the hall from the Fireside Room for an age appropriate lesson and activity before joining the adults in the Fireside Room for the Holy Eucharist.
On occasion, we do offer a formal Eucharist celebration. On these occasions, young children will begin the service in the Fireside Room with everyone else, be excused for an age appropriate lesson during the liturgy of the word, and then come back to the Fireside Room for the Holy Eucharist.
Salem Anglican is not the name of a church, it is the name of an organization that will plant a new Anglican Church for Salem. We look forward to the day when we formally celebrate the Eucharist every Sunday morning in a building of our own with a new name. Our current church planting goals are to continue to build up the congregation and to create a leadership team that will guide Salem Anglican in the church planting process. You are welcome to come help us plant a new Anglican Church for Salem, OR. We hope to see you soon.