Welcoming Light

Welcoming Light

Altar candle and nave of St. James, Milwaukee

Our Bishop

Our Bishop

Our bishop, Steven Miller, center, with the local bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran and Roman Catholic churches.

Camp Webb

Camp Webb

Youth at Camp Webb hold "CanoEucharist," a service celebrated with a canoe for an altar, feet in the water.

Bishops Miller and Mnung'a - Convention 2014

Bishops Miller and Mnung'a - Convention 2014

The Bishop of Newala, The Rt. Rev. Oscar Mnung'a took part in the Diocesan Convention 2014 Eucharist.

A Place of Hospitality

A Place of Hospitality

The Hospitality Center at St. Luke's, Racine

Christian Formation 2014

Christian Formation 2014

Acolyte Festival 2014 participants were joined by UW-Madison mascot, Bucky Badger

Christian Formation

Christian Formation

Life-sized puppets in hand, participants from All Souls' Youth Event 2013.

Diocesan Convention

Diocesan Convention

Each year, the diocese comes together to make decisions about its governance for the next year.

Newala Partnership

Newala Partnership

We have a thriving partner relationship with the Diocese of Newala, Tanzania.

Vestry School

Vestry School

Vestry School participants enjoy the learning and the fellowship.

Altar Guild Open House at Diocesan Convention 2014

Altar Guild Open House at Diocesan Convention 2014

Jane Henning and daughters participate in the Altar Guild Open House at Diocesan Convention 2014. Jane is the immediate past-president of the Diocesan Altar Guild.

Receiving Communion

Receiving Communion

A deacon serves the chalice at the Convention Eucharist

GENERAL CONVENTION 2015

The Diocese of Milwaukee's deputation to the 2015 General Convention (GC) join Bishop Miller in inviting you to inform yourself about the work of this year's General Convention, which meets in Salt Lake City June 25 - July 03. Click on "Read More" below to check out links to the deputation's website and Facebook Page!

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Diocesan Convention

The 168th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee meets October 17, 2015 in Delafield, WI at the St. John's Northwestern Military Academy.

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Prayer Lists for Parishes

The Diocese of Milwaukee offers two resources to its parishes for use in their weekly services. In the spirit of building community, all parishes are encouraged to use both resources beginning in Advent 2014 so that all voices are lifted together as we offer these prayers, week by week.

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Leadership Day 2015

Diocese of Milwaukee's "Leadership Day" for Vestries, Treasurers, and Clergy will be held on March 7, 2015. Make sure your parish is represented!

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BISHOP'S GENERAL CONVENTION UPDATES

Click HERE to go to Bishop Miller's blog which contains several updates from General Convention on topics including same-sex marriage.

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Bishop's Lenten Study

Click on the "Read More" link below to participate in Bishop Steven Miller's Lenten Study Program. The program will take place at 7pm on Thursdays during Lent and focuses on the passion narrative in the Gospels.

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OFFERINGS

A Lenten Meditation by Bishop Miller

I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination, and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.(BCP p. 265)

Dear Friends in Christ,

These words above contain the invitation made at the beginning of each Lent, the season of the Church year which begins this Wednesday, February 18. I have heard and read these words for over 30 years and each time I encounter them I am struck by the depth of this invitation.

I suspect that when most of us think of Lent we think primarily of self-denial. The idea of giving up something for Lent was part of the Christian formation of many of us early in our lives. Some years later it became fashionable not to talk so much about giving up something for Lent but taking something on such as bible study or a service project. All of these are good things when they are done out of love and gratitude for what God has done for us. Remember God’s favor is unmerited, undeserved, and unearned. God loves us just because we are. We love because God first loved us.

What leapt out at me as I read the invitation this year was the invitation to prayer. The invitation to prayer comes before the invitation to fasting and self-denial. This reminds me that prayer is primary—fasting and self-denial flow from prayer, our conversation with God. As I read these words, the words of the hymn from my childhood came to mind.

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Upcoming Events

Sep
7

Labor Day - diocesan office closed

Monday, September 07, 2015

Sep
9

Finance Committee Meeting

Second Wednesday of the month, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Sep
12

Deacons' Formation School Year 1, weekend 1

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 8:00 AM - Sunday, September 13, 2015, 4:30 PM

Sep
12

PMDC Training - Parish Ministry Discernment Committee

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM