Peaceable Kingdom, by John August Swanson

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We invite you to visit our church in the heart of the Willamette Valley in Salem, Oregon. We belong to the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon and take our place alongside sister parishes and dioceses throughout the worldwide Anglican communion.

At St. Timothy’s we believe that the first priority of any Christian community is the worship of God. There can be no more important activity for Christians than coming together for the purpose of worshipping our Creator and Redeemer. All other ministry is grounded in this worship: the liturgy is the training ground for service in the world. Won’t you join us? You are always welcome!

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The painting to the left, Peaceable Kingdom, is by John August Swanson, the same artist whose serigraph, The Procession, hangs in the old narthex at St. Timothy's.

In this work, the artist reminds us of the words of the prophet Isaiah who foretells the peace of Christ's kingdom:

The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze, their young shall lie down together, and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play over the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put its hand on the adder's den. They will not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

Isaiah 11: 6 – 9 (NRSV)

Our Mission Statement:
We gather to experience the Holy Trinity through Scripture, worship, study and fellowship. Receiving and reflecting God’s love and grace, we are sent out to love and serve our neighbor, see the Christ in others, and share the Gospel by the example of our everyday lives.