Word and Work

The following is a revised version of an article which I wrote for the fifth volume of the Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1994.

Word and WorkWord and Work. The premiere issue appeared in May 1952. It was published and printed by the Eastern District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland. Edited by E. Raymond Pelley (1907-76), who was pastor of the Clarke’s Beach Pentecostal Church, the four-page magazine contained sermons; news from churches, official functions and pastors; editorials; and reprints from other Pentecostal periodicals. The masthead is drawn from 2 Thessalonians 2:16-19, “Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work (KJV, emphasis added). The subscription price was five cents per copy. Only four issues are known to exist: I:1 (May 1952), I:2 (September 1952), I:3 (December 1952), and I:5 (September 1953). Word and Work has ceased publication.

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