Emptiness is Fullness

Alleluia! We are in the Easter Season! One of the things that is tugging at my heart this year, this Easter, is the fullness of

A Rule of Life—For Lent and Beyond

During the academic year of 1995-1996, forty young people (twenty boys and twenty girls) were prepared for the sacrament of confirmation at St. Peter’s (Upper

Jesus and Scrooge

Every year when I prepare to write my Christmas sermon, there are two things that I always do. First is the very obvious, I sit

Who Is Jesus For You?

Recently within the liturgical life of the Church, we heard proclaimed the Confession of St. Peter as found in St. Matthew’s Gospel. I really like

Sharing Easter With The Wider Community

On Friday, the 31st of March, the congregations of St. Michael & All Angels and of the Anglican Parish of Deer Lake hosted the Easter

Darkness Before Dawn

One of the things that has always been an interesting fact for me is the fact that the darkest hour is the hour before dawn.

smiling people

Let’s ignorE Negative Thinking

A number of years ago, while in the days of searching and seeking other Christian denominational traditions, one of the things that I used to

Episcopal Visit To The Parish of Deer Lake

On Sunday, 9 October, 2022, The Rt. Rev’d John Organ celebrated a number of occasions with the Parish of Deer Lake: •The Baptism of Brody

Western Diocese Chapter 2022

Discipleship and New Ministry

On Wednesday, 26 October, 2022, the Diocese of Western Newfoundland held a clergy gathering for the active clergy in the diocese. The day began with

graphic for Jeffrey Petten's December 2022 column

Stir Up

One of the traditions which has somewhat gone by the wayside is “Stir Up” Sunday. In The Book of Common Prayer, the collect for the

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