40 Days of Prayer

Dear Friends of Salem Anglican

Salem Anglican is announcing a new Anglican parish for Salem will be officially launched on Saturday, November 23rd, at Trinity Covenant Church, at 6:00 p.m. The name of the new parish will be Christ the King Anglican Church. A more detailed announcement will be released soon, but for now we are asking you to pray. Tomorrow (Tuesday, October 15th) marks 40 days before the launch in November and we are asking our friends to pray with us for forty days as we prepare for this important date. Specifically, I ask for God’s grace for our preparations and that God will prompt the hearts of those we reach out to, who are in need of a church home, to attend. Please consider joining us yourself on this very important occasion.

May the peace of the Lord be with you,

Rev. Jason Clark
Priest/Church Planter
Diocese of Cascadia of the Anglican Church in North America

The 2019 Book of Common Prayer Has Arrived!

Our prayer books have arrived. Salem Anglican will begin using the full Eucharistic liturgy from the new 2019 Book of Common Prayer as our principle worship service on Saturday evenings beginning on October 26th. The prayer book was created by the Anglican Church in North America and released for publication this past summer. Salem Anglican is planting a new Anglican Church for Salem and this transition will help us form the liturgical culture of our new church plant. If you are interested in learning more about our new prayer book, please click the link below.

2019 Book of Common Prayer

Salem Anglican meets every Saturday evening at Trinity Covenant Church. The address is 5020 Liberty RD S, Salem, OR, 97306. Worship begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room, but we invite you to also join us for our fellowship meal in the gymnasium at 5:00 p.m. There is no need to bring anything, we always have enough food. Please come as you are. Our worship consists of the liturgy of Evening Prayer followed by the Holy Eucharist.

Salem Anglican values its children. There is room for our children to stretch their legs in the gymnasium during our meal time and children are welcome in our worship service. We do provide an age appropriate lesson for young children during the liturgy of the Word, but we invite young children back into our sanctuary for our celebration of the Eucharist. All baptized Christians, including our children, who have been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit are welcome to receive the sacrament of Holy Eucharist. Those who have not been baptized or feel they are not ready to receive, are welcome to come forward and receive a blessing.

Salem Anglican desires to plant a new Anglican parish for Salem that is Christ-centered, sacramental, and liturgical. The new parish will eventually meets for worship on Sunday mornings.  Our current goal is to build our core congregation along with a leadership team that will help us officially plant a new church. We are in the process of identifying ways that we can grow in our relationships with one another and be a positive contributor to the Salem community through works of service. Please consider joining us on a Saturday night during Advent to see if Salem Anglican is right for you.

May the peace of the Lord be with you,

Rev. Jason Clark
Priest/Church Planter
Diocese of Cascadia of the Anglican Church in North America

 

Salem Anglican Book Club and Ale Meetup Group

Salem Anglican is starting a Meetup Group called Salem Anglican Book Club and Ale Meetup Group. The first book we will be reading and discussing together is called The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited by Scot McKnight. You can read a description of the book and purchase the book by clicking on the picture below.

The Book Club will begin on Wednesday, October 2nd from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at McMenamins Thompson Brewery and Public House in Salem. The address is: 3575 Liberty RD S, Salem, OR, 97302. The book club will meet every other week and a reading schedule will be provided for you. Please let us know that you are coming in advance. For more detailed information, check out our entry on the Meetup app or go to our Meetup web page by following this link. Click here.

Salem Anglican Presents: A Bible Study for Everyone

On Thursday, October 3rd, Salem Anglican will begin a new Bible Study for Everyone taught by Father Jason Clark. To aid our study, we will be using N.T. Wright’s For Everyone commentary series beginning with the Gospel of Matthew. The Bible Study will meet on most Thursday evenings at Trinity Covenant Church from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the classroom a cross from the Fireside Room. The address is 5020 Liberty RD S, Salem, OR, 97306. We will take the first hour of class for instruction into the important themes and context of the assigned Biblical passages and we will use the last half hour for spiritual encouragement and support in small groups using a strategic format. The goal is to provide the participant an opportunity for spiritual growth, relationship building, and constant encouragement. The desire of Salem Anglican is to grow authentic disciples of Jesus Christ who are growing in their love for Jesus and for their neighbor. We hope you can join us.

Click the picture below and the link will take you to amazon.com where you can purchase a copy of Matthew for Everyone Part 1. There is also a link to Matthew for Everyone Part 2  and the Matthew for Everyone Study Guide. The books are beneficial to your study, but you do not need to purchase a copy of the book to participate. Other study tools can be used at your discretion. The class will include instruction and open discussion where different perspectives can be shared.

                      

Salem Anglican meets every Saturday evening at Trinity Covenant Church. The address is 5020 Liberty RD S, Salem, OR, 97306. Worship begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room, but we invite you to also join us for our fellowship meal in the gymnasium at 5:00 p.m. There is no need to bring anything, we always have enough food. Please come as you are. Our worship consists of the liturgy of Evening Prayer followed by the Holy Eucharist.

Salem Anglican values its children. There is room for our children to stretch their legs in the gymnasium during our meal time and children are welcome in our worship service. We do provide an age appropriate lesson for young children during the liturgy of the Word, but we invite young children back into our sanctuary for our celebration of the Eucharist. All baptized Christians, including our children, who have been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit are welcome to receive the sacrament of Holy Eucharist. Those who have not been baptized or feel they are not ready to receive, are welcome to come forward and receive a blessing.

Salem Anglican desires to plant a new Anglican parish for Salem that is Christ-centered, sacramental, and liturgical. The new parish will eventually meets for worship on Sunday mornings.  Our current goal is to build our core congregation along with a leadership team that will help us officially plant a new church. We are in the process of identifying ways that we can grow in our relationships with one another and be a positive contributor to the Salem community through works of service. Please consider joining us on a Saturday night during Advent to see if Salem Anglican is right for you.

May the peace of the Lord be with you,

Rev. Jason Clark
Priest/Church Planter
Diocese of Cascadia of the Anglican Church in North America

Ordinary Time

The season after Pentecost is known in the liturgical world as Ordinary Time. The color for Ordinary Time is green to symbolize growth and renewal. The entire Gospel story is told in the Church from Advent to Pentecost and now it is time to concentrate on spiritual growth. At Salem Anglican we look forward to new Christian education opportunities in the fall to help facilitate your spiritual growth. We hope to have an announcement soon concerning these new opportunities. We also want to help you grow in your Christian fellowship by inviting you to our fellowship meal every Saturday evening at 5:00 p.m. Our worship follows our fellowship meal at 6:00 p.m. and there is nothing that will help you grow in your spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ more than abiding in him through the Eucharist. We will have more exciting news throughout the summer and into the fall. We hope you can join us at Salem Anglican soon.

Salem Anglican meets every Saturday evening at Trinity Covenant Church. The address is 5020 Liberty RD S, Salem, OR, 97306. Worship begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room, but we invite you to also join us for our fellowship meal in the gymnasium at 5:00 p.m. There is no need to bring anything, we always have enough food. Please come as you are. Our worship consists of the liturgy of Evening Prayer followed by the Holy Eucharist.

Salem Anglican values its children. There is room for our children to stretch their legs in the gymnasium during our meal time and children are welcome in our worship service. We do provide an age appropriate lesson for young children during the liturgy of the Word, but we invite young children back into our sanctuary for our celebration of the Eucharist. All baptized Christians, including our children, who have been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit are welcome to receive the sacrament of Holy Eucharist. Those who have not been baptized or feel they are not ready to receive, are welcome to come forward and receive a blessing.

Salem Anglican desires to plant a new Anglican parish for Salem that is Christ-centered, sacramental, and liturgical. The new parish will eventually meets for worship on Sunday mornings.  Our current goal is to build our core congregation along with a leadership team that will help us officially plant a new church. We are in the process of identifying ways that we can grow in our relationships with one another and be a positive contributor to the Salem community through works of service. Please consider joining us on a Saturday night during Advent to see if Salem Anglican is right for you.

May the peace of the Lord be with you,

Rev. Jason Clark
Priest/Church Planter
Diocese of Cascadia of the Anglican Church in North America

 

Pentecost

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday and Salem Anglican will be celebrating Pentecost on Saturday evening. The Day of Pentecost occurs 50 days after Easter. On this day, we remember when the Apostles received the gift of the Holy Spirit as recorded in Acts 2. Pentecost is also a day when the church traditionally baptizes new believers as a sign that it is producing fruit in its mission to preach the Gospel so that it may reach to the ends of the earth. At Pentecost, the Father gave the gift of his Spirit to people of every race and nation in the region as a sign that the new covenant was for all people. I pray that you come and join us at Salem Anglican this Saturday evening to receive a fresh anointing of the Spirit in your own life to empower your ministry.

Salem Anglican meets every Saturday evening at Trinity Covenant Church. The address is 5020 Liberty RD S, Salem, OR, 97306. Worship begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room, but we invite you to also join us for our fellowship meal in the gymnasium at 5:00 p.m. There is no need to bring anything, we always have enough food. Please come as you are. Our worship consists of the liturgy of Evening Prayer followed by the Holy Eucharist.

Salem Anglican values its children. There is room for our children to stretch their legs in the gymnasium during our meal time and children are welcome in our worship service. We do provide an age appropriate lesson for young children during the liturgy of the Word, but we invite young children back into our sanctuary for our celebration of the Eucharist. All baptized Christians, including our children, who have been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit are welcome to receive the sacrament of Holy Eucharist. Those who have not been baptized or feel they are not ready to receive, are welcome to come forward and receive a blessing.

Salem Anglican desires to plant a new Anglican parish for Salem that is Christ-centered, sacramental, and liturgical. The new parish will eventually meets for worship on Sunday mornings.  Our current goal is to build our core congregation along with a leadership team that will help us officially plant a new church. We are in the process of identifying ways that we can grow in our relationships with one another and be a positive contributor to the Salem community through works of service. Please consider joining us on a Saturday night during Advent to see if Salem Anglican is right for you.

May the peace of the Lord be with you,

Rev. Jason Clark
Deacon/Church Planter
Diocese of Cascadia of the Anglican Church in North America

 

The Ordination of Deacon Jason Clark to the Order of Priests

Almighty God, giver of all good things, by your Holy Spirit you
have appointed various Orders of Ministers in your Church:
mercifully behold this your servant now called to the Order of
Priests, and so fill him with the truth of your doctrine and adorn
him with holiness of life, that by word and good example he may
faithfully serve you in this office, to the glory of your Name and
the edification of your Church; through the merits of our Savior
Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
world without end. Amen.

I am pleased to announce that I will be soon ordained a priest in the Anglican Church in North America by The Right Reverend Kevin Bond Allen, the Bishop of Cascadia, on Saturday, June 29th, 2019, in the sanctuary at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Salem, OR, at 1:00 p.m. A light reception is to follow in the gymnasium. The address for Our Savior Lutheran Church is: 1770 Baxter RD SE, Salem, OR, 97306. I personally invite you to join us and celebrate with me if you are able. If you have not yet been able to attend a worship service at Salem Anglican, this service will provide you the opportunity to meet our bishop and see what God is doing in our midst at Salem Anglican.

My ordination service will take the place of our regular service on Saturday, June 29th. Salem Anglican normally meets every Saturday evening at Trinity Covenant Church. The address is 5020 Liberty RD S, Salem, OR, 97306. Worship begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room, but we invite you to also join us for our fellowship meal in the gymnasium at 5:00 p.m. There is no need to bring anything, we always have enough food. Please come as you are. Our worship consists of the liturgy of Evening Prayer followed by the Holy Eucharist.

Salem Anglican values its children. There is room for our children to stretch their legs in the gymnasium during our meal time and children are welcome in our worship service. We do provide an age appropriate lesson for young children during the liturgy of the Word, but we invite young children back into our sanctuary for our celebration of the Eucharist. All baptized Christians, including our children, who have been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit are welcome to receive the sacrament of Holy Eucharist. Those who have not been baptized or feel they are not ready to receive, are welcome to come forward and receive a blessing.

Salem Anglican desires to plant a new Biblical and orthodox Anglican parish for Salem that eventually meets for worship on Sunday mornings.  Our current goal is to build our core congregation along with a leadership team that will help us officially plant a new church. We are in the process of identifying ways that we can grow in our relationships with one another and be a positive contributor to the Salem community through works of service. Please consider joining us on a Saturday night during Advent to see if Salem Anglican is right for you.

 

May the peace of the Lord be with you,

Rev. Jason Clark
Deacon/Church Planter
Anglican Church in North America

 

 

Eastertide 2019

Eastertide is the season following the celebration of Easter that lasts for fifty days. During this time our lessons and sermons focus on the Acts of the apostles and sharing the Good News of our risen savior. Jesus Christ has broken the curse of sin and defeated evil through his resurrection from the dead. All those who pledge their allegiance to Jesus Christ as king and put their faith in him become members of the kingdom of God and God’s family. Those who put their faith in the risen Savior and are baptized are born again, forgiven of their sins, adopted into God’s family, and become living members of the Body of Christ. We look forward to Christ’s return when he will resurrect the dead, sit as judge of every human being who ever lived, eradicate evil, and rule and reign with God’s people over all creation. Come join us at Salem Anglican as we discuss how to share God’s Good News to those around us here in Salem and become obedient disciples of Jesus Christ.

Salem Anglican meets every Saturday evening at Trinity Covenant Church. The address is 5020 Liberty RD S, Salem, OR, 97306. Worship begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room, but we invite you to also join us for our fellowship meal in the gymnasium at 5:00 p.m. There is no need to bring anything, we always have enough food. Please come as you are. Our worship consists of the liturgy of Evening Prayer followed by the Holy Eucharist.

Salem Anglican values its children. There is room for our children to stretch their legs in the gymnasium during our meal time and children are welcome in our worship service. We do provide an age appropriate lesson for young children during the liturgy of the Word, but we invite young children back into our sanctuary for our celebration of the Eucharist. All baptized Christians, including our children, who have been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit are welcome to receive the sacrament of Holy Eucharist. Those who have not been baptized or feel they are not ready to receive, are welcome to come forward and receive a blessing.

Salem Anglican desires to plant a new Biblical and orthodox Anglican parish for Salem that eventually meets for worship on Sunday mornings.  Our current goal is to build our core congregation along with a leadership team that will help us officially plant a new church. We are in the process of identifying ways that we can grow in our relationships with one another and be a positive contributor to the Salem community through works of service. Please consider joining us on a Saturday night during Advent to see if Salem Anglican is right for you.

May the peace of the Lord be with you,

Rev. Jason Clark
Deacon/Church Planter
Diocese of Cascadia of the Anglican Church in North America

 

Happy Easter!

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Salem Anglican invites you to come celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ this Sunday, April 21st at the home of our church planters, the Rev. Jason & Angi Clark. The address is 5137 Jones RD SE, Salem, OR, 97306. We will be celebrating the full Eucharistic liturgy. We will begin with a time of fellowship at 9:30 a.m. Coffee, hot chocolate and donuts will be provided. Worship begins at 10:00 a.m. sharp so please plan to arrive during our fellowship time. There will be an Easter egg hunt to follow for our children.

We live at the end of an easement so you will not find our house from the street. Look for the red Salem Anglican sign that marks the beginning of the easement. Please plan to park on Jones RD and walk down the easement to our home. If walking is difficult for you, we invite you to come and park in our driveway. We have room for about four vehicles. We live in the grey house at the end. Just come on in, we are expecting you. We warmly welcome anyone who is visiting us for the first time.

Salem Anglican is a church planting ministry of the Diocese of Cascadia of the Anglican Church in North America. Our goal is to plant a new Anglican church for Salem. We have not yet set a date for the official launch of our new parish, but we believe the time is quickly approaching. Normally, we worship on Saturday evenings at Trinity Covenant Church. The address is 5020 Liberty RD S, Salem, OR, 97306. Our normal worship time is 6:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room, but you are invited to join us for our fellowship meal at 5:00 p.m. in the gymnasium. We value children at Salem Anglican and there is plenty of room in the gymnasium for children to stretch their legs before the service. Children begin in our worship service before being excused for an age appropriate lesson during the liturgy of the Word. We are beginning to employ the Godly Play curriculum for their learning. We invite the children back into the service for the Eucharistic liturgy. We hope you can join us for our Easter service, but if not, we hope to see you at Salem Anglican soon.

May the peace of the Lord be with you,

Jason Clark
Deacon/Church Planter
Anglican Church in North America

Lent at Salem Anglican 2019

“Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, desires not the death of sinners, but that they may turn from their wickedness and live.”

These are the opening words of the priestly absolution of sin from our Ash Wednesday service. Ash Wednesday begins the 40 day penitential season of Lent as we prepare our hearts for Easter. It is not the goal of Lent to dwell on our sin and begin a practice of self-loathing. The goal of Lent is to take time for introspection to consider how sin has taken root in our lives with the understanding that sin kills the abundant life that God has to offer us. It is not unlike going to the doctor when you know something isn’t quite right, but you lack the knowledge to put your finger on the right diagnosis. Like going to the doctor, it is the goal of Lent that we eliminate the unhealthy things from our lives so that we can experience the best life possible. Just like it is wise to go to your doctor for an annual exam, it is wise to take a spiritual inventory of your life once per year so that we can reorient our lives upon the life giving power of God. The ultimate goal is to allow the resurrection power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead to flow freely through our beings so that we can be a beacon of light to those who come a cross our path each day.

Let us pray,

O Lord our God, grant us grace to desire you with our whole heart:
that desiring you, we may seek you;
and that seeking you, we may find you;
and that finding you, we may love you;
and that loving you, we may hate those sins from which you have delivered us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Salem Anglican meets every Saturday evening at Trinity Covenant Church. The address is 5020 Liberty RD S, Salem, OR, 97306. Worship begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room, but we invite you to also join us for our fellowship meal in the gymnasium at 5:00 p.m. There is no need to bring anything, we always have enough food. Please come as you are. Our worship consists of the liturgy of Evening Prayer followed by the Holy Eucharist.

Salem Anglican values its children. There is room for our children to stretch their legs in the gymnasium during our meal time and children are welcome in our worship service. We do provide an age appropriate lesson for young children during the liturgy of the Word, but we invite young children back into our sanctuary for our celebration of the Eucharist. All baptized Christians, including our children, who have been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit are welcome to receive the sacrament of Holy Eucharist. Those who have not been baptized or feel they are not ready to receive, are welcome to come forward and receive a blessing.

Salem Anglican desires to plant a new Biblical and orthodox Anglican parish for Salem that eventually meets for worship on Sunday mornings.  Our current goal is to build our core congregation along with a leadership team that will help us officially plant a new church. We are in the process of identifying ways that we can grow in our relationships with one another and be a positive contributor to the Salem community through works of service. Please consider joining us on a Saturday night during Advent to see if Salem Anglican is right for you.

May the peace of the Lord be with you,

Rev. Jason Clark
Deacon/Church Planter
Diocese of Cascadia of the Anglican Church in North America