Prince of Peace Episcopal Church
Salem, Oregon

Prince of Peace Episcopal Church

Salem, Oregon

Message from the Vicar regarding the coronavirus pandemic


Beloved of God:

It is with sadness that I announce that the cancellation of regular church services which began on March 15 will continue until further notice. I know it is difficult to not have church but minimizing the spread of the virus is a way we can care for each other. These times call for new ways of being together.  

I am pleased that we will be able to continue offering the regular Sunday videoconference prayer services which we began on March 29, and which allow us to celebrate Good Friday and Easter Sunday together.  Please watch your email for further information.  If you are not on our email mailing list, please let me know with an email.

In addition, a trusted colleague shared this spiritual communion with me as I now share it with you.  Please make use of this on any Sunday where you are unable to be in church.  

All events such as Scripture Study, Lenten Study, Book Group, the Food Bank group, Threads, and the Men's Breakfast and are cancelled and the church office will be closed until further notice as well.  

Please pray for our leaders, the victims of the virus, and all of us as we move forward together in this crisis.

Blessings to each of you. 

Rev. Margaret McMurren

Last updated April 11, 2020 (Please check back for updated information.)


Our Mission: To worship God, to grow in Christ, and to share the gifts God has given us with the world. 


Grounded in faith in Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace Episcopal Church is a Eucharistic community that welcomes all. We are the youngest church in the Diocese of Oregon.

Our way of doing ministry is to be open to the discernment and leading  of God's Holy Spirit. People of all ages are able to find a place at God's Holy Table here. There are no outcasts at Prince of Peace. 

This is a faith community that is flexible, accepting, caring and supporting of all in their journey of faith. We follow the words of Jesus to reach out to others who are seeking Christ in their lives. 

We love the Anglican tradition of liturgy and emphasize worship that is the work the of the people. The gathered community is the choir and many participate as the worship leaders. Special worship services throughout the year emphasize the changing needs of our world and community.  

We are a faith community that believe questions are the cornerstone to a lively and deep faith and that sometimes there are more questions than answers. 

We are a thriving, hopeful community that seeks to serve others who are part of our larger community.