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

 

Ordinary Time (Trinitytide)

This Sunday (May 27th) is Trinity Sunday which is the beginning of Trinitytide otherwise known as ordinary time. The color for ordinary time is green which symbolizes spiritual growth. During this time we emphasize rooting ourselves in Trinitarian love and orienting our lives around the teachings of Christ. I invite you to seek the Lord in the ordinary things of life during Trinitytide. Prayerfully consider how the Lord desires to interact with your daily routine. I believe your life will be transformed with the presence of God as you open up your Spirit to the extraordinary love of God.

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 church planting goals for this summer 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.

May the peace of the Lord be with you,

Jason Clark
Deacon/Church Planter
Anglican Church in North America