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

Easter Sunday 2018

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
Deacon/Church Planter
Anglican Church in North America