Fresh Fire Conferences in Kentucky and West Virginia

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There will be 2 conferences in October presided
over by Bishop Roger Ames (Lexington Ky and Parkersburg,WV)

Date for Lexington, KY conference: October 15-16 (Sat.-Sun.)
Times: Sat. 9:00AM-9:00PM
Sun. Service 11:00AM

Description- Fresh Fire Healing Conference:
(teachings on Prophecy, Words of Knowledge
and “Obstructions to Belief”)with activations
and  opportunities for individual prayer

Location: Apostles Anglican Church
200 Colony Blvd.
Lexington, KY. 40502

Registration and Questions:
Rev. Pam Buck
Apostles Anglican Church

There will be a free-will offering for this conference. There is no set fee.


Date for the Parkersburg,W, Va. Conference is: October 21-22 (Friday-Saturday)
Times: Friday 7-9:00 PM  Sat.9:30AM til 12:00 noon    2-4:00PM   7-9:00 PM       Sunday Service 10:30
Description-Fresh Fire Healing Conference:Teaching on Prophecy, Words of Knowledge, Obstructions to belief with activations and opportunities for individual prayer

Location: St.Patrick’s Priory Church-Valley House of Prayer
946 Market St.
Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101

Registration: Fr.Greg Myers

Questions: Fr. Greg Myers

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord: Bishop Roger’s Easter Letter

Bishop Roger's Easter Letter 2016

Your life is hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:3)

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Alleluia, Christ is Risen! The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia!

Have you heard the saying, “History is his story”? Well, that’s exactly what salvation history is: the epic story encompassing all of God’s dealings with humanity. Every year, the Church proclaims anew several key chapters of this sweeping story. For instance, you can imagine Advent as the story leading up to the birth of Jesus. And Lent follows him on his journey to the cross.

Today, we begin another chapter: the season of Easter. Yesterday Jesus lay entombed in death—but now no more. He is risen, and a new story is about to unfold!

Great stories have compelling characters, and today’s readings are no different. Ask the Spirit to breathe life into them. Plunge into the first reading, and listen as Peter gives witness to the resurrection. In the second reading, picture Jesus as Paul described him to the Colossians—sitting beside his Father in heaven’s court. Then immerse yourself in the Gospel. Race alongside Peter and John to Jesus’ tomb, and catch your breath as you lean on the stone that has been rolled away.

The marvelous thing about this chapter is that it’s still being written—and you are a key character in it! Jesus is risen, and the Spirit has been poured out. And so the story continues to advance through you.

Isn’t Jesus wonderful? Not only did he forgive all of your sins and save you from death, but he is also inviting you to be a part of history, the greatest story ever told. He is placing you on the cutting edge of salvation history and asking you to write another page in this glorious chapter. Let’s all take up this invitation. Let’s commit ourselves to Jesus. Let’s welcome him in so that our lives can become a moving story of his love and his grace. Happy Easter!

“Thank you, Jesus, for making us a part of your story! Lord, may the good news of your salvation ring forth today from your whole Church!”

I remain yours in the risen Christ,


Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes

The Beginning of a Process

On Friday, April 24, 2015, at the ADGL Synod, Bishop Roger announced the beginning of a process to elect a new bishop in the next year. Following are remarks to explain this transition, which  will be ledBishop Roger and Grestie Announcement by the College of Bishops.

We are going to request that you begin a process to make an episcopal transition in the next year.  We feel we have done God’s work in setting up the DNA of the diocese.  Bishop Peter (Beckwith), chaplain for Hillsdale College, has helped in significant ways, but Peter has his own calling. The stretch of this diocese is vast. After meeting with the Standing Committee, we agreed it’s okay to look at a change in the episcopal office. It’s going  to take a little time.

This is how it’s laid out:  I have asked the Standing Committee to request the College of Bishops to look at the way we go about that and give us permission to have an election.  I don’t know what happens if they don’t give permission, I guess  I am here forever!  So in the meeting in June in British Columbia, we want to lay out the request to call a new bishop. They will take it under advisement. This is new stuff. In some sense we are pioneers. Here are some thing I know after talking to Archbishop Foley and the provincial staff .

We will conduct a sustainability review:  How many parishes? What is the structure? What are overlapping structures? What is weekly attendance?  We do not have many overlapping structures.  The problematic piece is about financing. It means we cannot continue as we are. We must be able to offer a full-time salary to the next  bishop and offer him an appropriate package of benefits.

We’ll put a committee together under the Standing Committee. We don’t elect bishops straight-out.  That’s all gone. The diocese does do a search process. Eventually, you will have names to vote on. The hope is two or three candidates. Those names will go to the College of Bishops  at their meeting in January. They will interview the candidates.  Then we pray. Finally, the College of Bishops will  elect the new bishop.  It’s not the process you remember. It is led by the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is in charge of the whole thing. We don’t need to be afraid of the process. And, Grestie and I are willing to offer ourselves to help any way that is needed.

Ash Wednesday: A Letter from Bishop Roger Ames

Ash Wednesday Bishop Letter

Ash Wednesday 2015

Return to the Lord, your God. For gracious and merciful is he. (Joel 2:13)

My dear Sisters and Brothers,

So! Are you ready for Lent to begin? Have you decided what you’re going to give up? Have you ramped up your new, more aggressive schedule for prayer and Mass attendance? Have you decided how much money you’re going to give to the poor? Have you done enough? Planned enough? Resolved enough?

If these questions are making you anxious, take a deep breath. The last thing anyone wants to do is reduce this season of grace to a to-do list.

If you want to find the right tone and focus for this Lent, you don’t have to look any further than today’s first reading. Your heavenly Father is gracious and merciful. He is calling out to you so that he can bless you. Yes, there is “fasting, weeping, and mourning,” but not out of fear or anxiety (Joel 2:12). They are meant to arise from a heart that wants to know a deeper freedom from sin and fear—a heart that is looking to God for more of his love.

Here is the key to finding God this Lent—a soft heart. That’s why we are encouraged to fast, to pray, and to give alms during this season. They help prepare our hearts to receive God’s blessings. We don’t do them to prove ourselves to God or convince him to bless us. We do them because they can help us feel the presence of God. We do them because they can change our hearts and make us more like Jesus.

For the next forty days, we will have opportunity after opportunity to discover just how gracious and merciful our heavenly Father is. We will also have countless opportunities to respond to his grace and mercy—through repentance, generosity, worship, forgiveness, and acts of service. So let’s try our best to keep our hearts soft and open to the Lord, because that’s when the changes really happen.

“Father, thank you for inviting us to come to you this Lent. By your Spirit, help us to soften our hearts toward you and the people around us. May we strive to be the change we want to see in this world. We ask this in your son Jesus’s name and by the power of the Spirit. Let the Church say, Amen. ”

In the power of the One who died on the Cross,

I Remain,


Bishop, Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes, ACNA