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.

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.

Receiving Communion

Receiving Communion

A deacon serves the chalice at the Convention Eucharist

Vestry School

Vestry School

Vestry School participants enjoy the learning and the fellowship.

Grant Opportunities

The Diocese's Commission on Mission and Development is interested in helping parish projects with two kinds of grants: "Ministry Grants" under $500, and "Congregational Development Grants" from $1000-$5000. Applications for grants are due June 15 or October 15.

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Diocesan Convention

The 167th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee meets October 10-11, 2014 in Madison, WI at the Marriott Madison West.

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Hospitality Ministries

Parishes throughout the Diocese maintain programs that extend Christ's hospitality to those in need of warmth, food, and other necessities—including compassion. Check out our Hospitality Ministries page to learn about and support these vital ministries.

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Same-Sex Blessings

OFFERINGS

An Easter Meditation by Bishop Miller

The next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate and said, ‘Sir, we remember what that impostor said while he was still alive, “After three days I will rise again.” Therefore command that the tomb be made secure until the third day; otherwise his disciples may go and steal him away, and tell the people, “He has been raised from the dead”, and the last deception would be worse than the first.’ Pilate said to them, ‘You have a guard of soldiers; go, make it as secure as you can.’ So they went with the guard and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone. Matthew 27:62-66

The opening cut on Pat Matheny’s album First Circle is a dissonant and farcical march entitled simply, “Forward March.” I don’t know what inspired him to write the piece but every time I hear it I picture the guards placed by Pilate and the authorities at the tomb of Jesus. I picture them parading around the tomb filled with self-importance and certainty of purpose looking as silly as the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion do when the don the uniforms of the guards at the castle of the Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz while fulfilling their mission to make the tomb of Jesus as secure as they could.

Our faith helps us to see the humor in that command from Pilate, “Go, make it as secure as you can.” We know that nothing can hold God’s love in. God’s love and power burst forth from the tomb and the stone is rolled away to reveal that it is so. God’s love is so great that nothing can hold it in.  read more

Upcoming Events

Sep
20

Safeguarding God's Children Class with Trainer, Fall 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sep
27

Annual Pet Blessing at Trinity, Janesville

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Oct
5

Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Oct
5

Bishop's Visitation: Christ Church, Whitefish Bay

Sunday, October 05, 2014, 12:00 AM