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

 

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

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is this coming Wednesday; March 6th. Salem Anglican will be holding a service on Ash Wednesday service at 5:00 p.m. at the home of our church planters, the Rev. Jason & Angi Clark. The address is 5137 Jones RD S, Salem, OR, 97306. We live at the end of an easement, so you cannot see our house from the road. I recommend that able-bodied people park on the street and walk the short distance down the easement to our home. We will provide dinner and a time of fellowship after the service.

Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent which begins a six week penitential season to prepare our hearts for Easter. It is traditional during the Ash Wednesday service to receive the imposition of ashes on your forehead to remind you of your mortality. “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” We begin Lent by asking for God’s mercy and to transform our mortal flesh into a new creation that is fit to participate in the divine life of Christ. We will also celebrate the Eucharist on Ash Wednesday.

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. Currently we are gathering those who would join us in this church planting effort and developing a leadership team to guide us in the church planting process. I hope you can join us soon.

Twelfth Night Celebration at Salem Anglican

Did you know that, just like the song, Christmas lasts for twelve days? Christmas begins on December 25th and ends on January 5th. January 5th happens to be the regular meeting day for Salem Anglican on Saturday evening. To end Christmas right, we decided to have a little party starting at 5:00 p.m. We will have a special meal and dessert, and play games. Our worship service begins at 6:00 p.m. and will include lots of Christmas carols, a special kid friendly Christmas story and the Holy Eucharist. There is no need to bring anything, just come as you are. We meet on Saturday evenings at Trinity Covenant Church. The address is 5020 Liberty RD S, Salem, OR, 97306. Worship begins every week at 6:00 p.m., but we hope you will also join us for our fellowship meal at 5:00 p.m. There is no need to bring anything, we always have enough food.

Salem Anglican is a church planting ministry for the Diocese of Cascadia of The Anglican Church in North America. Our goal is to plant a new Anglican Church for Salem. We are currently working hard to build up a core group of people who will help us realize this dream. To learn more about the Diocese of Cascadia and The Anglican Church in North America, please visit their websites. You can find a link in this website’s menu under the “Network” tab. We hope to see you soon at Salem Anglican.

Advent: Calling Us out of Darkness

We would love for you to come join us at Salem Anglican this December during Advent. Advent is the beginning of the church year as we begin our anticipation of Christmas together during worship. Advent is also a penitential season where we reflect upon the darkness in our lives and respond to God’s invitation to embrace a great light — the light of Christ. Just as ancient Israel was facing the darkness of being conquered and exiled, we face darkness in our own lives as well from the dangers and hardships that we face. Just as Christ miraculously appeared to ancient Israel in the midst of their hardships and troubles, Christ also wants to make a miraculous appearance in your life. Jesus invites you to cling to the light of God and to embrace hope, peace, joy, and love. Please consider joining us at Salem Anglican as we explore these topics together and anticipate a miraculous appearance of Christ in the midst of our darkness.

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