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

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

 

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

Lent at Salem Anglican

February 14th is not only Valentines’ Day, but it is also Ash Wednesday; the beginning of Lent. Lent is a penitential season for the church as we prepare ourselves for Easter. The word penitence simply means to be sorry for doing wrong or to repent. During Lent we take the time to evaluate our lives in order to see what we are holding onto that is unhealthy and needs to die. The Apostle Paul writes: “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me (Gal. 2.20).” I don’t know what the Spirit is speaking to your conscience about, but perhaps there are things in your life that you are not proud of that keep rising to the surface. Perhaps you are not fully dead to yourself and alive in Christ. I know I personally still have work to do and you probably do to. Lent gives you an opportunity to tell God you are sorry, ask for the Spirit to help you and guide you, so that you can put to death that which needs to be put to death and rise up into new life in Christ.

Since Salem Anglican is still working toward its goal of building a core team that will help us plant a new Anglican Church for Salem, we will not be holding Ash Wednesday or Holy Week services this Lent. We hope you can join us on a Saturday evening and consider helping us reach our goal. We will be announcing our Easter plans soon.

Salem Anglican meets Saturday nights, from 5-7 p.m., at the home of our church planters, Rev. Jason & Angi Clark. At each meeting we serve dinner, answer your questions, and pray together with the liturgy for evening prayer. The address is 5137 Jones RD SE, Salem, OR, 97306. The house is at the end of an easement so it may not be easy to find on your first pass. You can park on Jones RD or you can also drive down to the end of the easement where we can accommodate parking for 4-5 cars. If you have children, please bring them. If your child is old enough to sit through evening prayer, we encourage them to do so. If your child would be better served by being entertained, we will entertain young children in a separate room. We will implement a discipleship program for children when we get a better idea what our needs are.

It is my hope that meeting at a private residence will not create a barrier for anyone to attend. You are welcome in our home. Our goal is to meet in a public space as soon as we are able. We also look forward to the day when we will meet around the Lord’s Table for a celebration of the Eucharist. The ultimate goal is a new church plant that meets on Sunday mornings and celebrates the Eucharist every week. For now, Saturday nights will allow anyone to become part of our new community while still remaining free to continue attending the church of their choice on Sunday morning. I personally look forward to meeting you.

May the peace of the Lord be with you,

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

Epiphany

I pray everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a good start to 2018! Saturday, January 6th is the day of Epiphany on the church calendar. Epiphany is the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as they were represented by the Magi who came to worship him and offer gifts. Yes, the Christ child has come to us and Jesus is king to both the Jews and the Gentiles. His rule and reign is Good News for everyone.

I pray that Jesus Christ continues to reveal himself to you as you allow him to enter into your life to complete his work of transformation. I also pray that you will participate in the mission of the church to reveal Christ to the world through your words and deeds. Come and join us at Salem Anglican this Epiphany and perhaps 2018 will be the year that a new Anglican Church for Salem, OR will be formed. There is a place at the Lord’s table for you.

Salem Anglican meets Saturday nights, from 5-7 p.m., at the home of our church planters, Rev. Jason & Angi Clark. At each meeting we serve dinner, answer your questions, and pray together with the liturgy for evening prayer. The address is 5137 Jones RD SE, Salem, OR, 97306. The house is at the end of an easement so it may not be easy to find on your first pass. You can park on Jones RD or you can also drive down to the end of the easement where we can accommodate parking for 4-5 cars. If you have children, please bring them. If your child is old enough to sit through evening prayer, we encourage them to do so. If your child would be better served by being entertained, we will entertain young children in a separate room. We will implement a discipleship program for children when we get a better idea what our needs are.

It is my hope that meeting at a private residence will not create a barrier for anyone to attend. You are welcome in our home. Our goal is to meet in a public space as soon as we are able. We also look forward to the day when we will meet around the Lord’s Table for a celebration of the Eucharist. The ultimate goal is a new church plant that meets on Sunday mornings and celebrates the Eucharist every week. For now, Saturday nights will allow anyone to become part of our new community while still remaining free to continue attending the church of their choice on Sunday morning. I personally look forward to meeting you.

May the peace of the Lord be with you,

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

Salem Anglican is Meeting Every Saturday Night

Efforts to plant a new Anglican Church for Salem have begun. We are meeting every Saturday night from 4:30-7:00 p.m. at the home of our church planter, Rev. Jason & Angi Clark. At each meeting we will serve dinner, answer your questions, and pray together with the liturgy for evening prayer. The address is 5137 Jones RD SE, Salem, OR, 97306. The house is at the end of an easement so it may not be easy to find on your first pass. You can park on Jones RD or you can also drive down to the end of the easement where we can accommodate parking for 4-5 cars. Please bring your children. If your child is old enough to sit through evening prayer, we encourage them to do so. If your child would be better served by being entertained, we will entertain young children outside during nice weather and inside during rainy weather. When it begins to get dark before 7:00 p.m. in the fall, all childcare will be in-doors. We will implement a discipleship program for children when we get a better idea what our needs are.

It is my hope that meeting at a private residence will not create a barrier for anyone to attend. You are welcome in our home. Our goal is to meet in a public space as soon as we are able. We also look forward to the day when we will meet around the Lord’s Table for a celebration of the Eucharist. The ultimate goal is a new church plant that meets on Sunday mornings and celebrates the Eucharist every week. For now, Saturday nights will allow anyone to become part of our new community while still remaining free to continue attending the church of their choice on Sunday morning. I personally look forward to meeting you.

May the peace of the Lord be with you,

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