Welcoming Light

Welcoming Light

Altar candle and nave of St. James, Milwaukee

Confirmed in the faith

Confirmed in the faith

Bishop Miller and members of Grace, Madison Confirmed during his April 2017 Visitation to the parish.

Diocese of Milwaukee Haiti Project board members

Diocese of Milwaukee Haiti Project board members

Mary Alice Eschweiler (left) and Ann Brophy, both long-time members of the Diocese of Milwaukee Haiti Project are pictured at the 2016 Strawberry Fest at St. Mary's, Dousman. This annual event is a fundraiser for the DOM Haiti Project.

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

Newly Ordained Deacons 2016

Newly Ordained Deacons 2016

Bishop Miller and the Diocese of Milwaukee's newly ordained deacons June 11, 2016: Esther Kramer, Nancy Hills, Lars Skoglund, and Daniel Spors

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

Bishop's Easter message

“And they said nothing to anyone because they were afraid . . . . (Mark 16:8) So ends Mark’s Gospel and his account of the resurrection of Jesus. Scholars admit it is a curious ending. In the Greek it ends with a subjunctive which has led many scholars to think that the earliest manuscripts may have been damaged. Other early texts of Mark have alternate endings but neither are viewed by the best scholarship as the original.

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Canon 8 Committee

The Task Force on Canon 28 needs your feedback to improve the current draft A task force formed by the actions of the 2016 Diocesan Convention has been charged with the work of reimagining and rewriting a section of Canon 28 - “Of Congregations” to better create a structure by which parishes contending with structural, financial or ministry issues might be better supported by the Diocese in renewing or improving their status.

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Ash Wednesday Shooting

Bishop Miller's letter to the diocese, reflecting on the Ash Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School outside Boca Raton, Florida

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CAMP WEBB

Now is the time to register campers for 2018 and to consider making a donation to this important ministry for our young people.

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Diomil Reads

The Diocese of Milwaukee is committed to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice. Last year we began our work to become a beloved community by reading Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. We are continuing our efforts this year with another diocesan-wide book study of Waking Up White by Debby Irving.

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Bishop's Ash Wednesday message

This year Ash Wednesday falls on *Valentine’s Day, a day that was originally a commemoration of a 3rd century priest and martyr during the reign of the Emperor Claudius.

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Bishops United Against Gun Violence Statement

We share in the grief and horror of people across our country and, indeed, around the world in the wake of last night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas. We have spoken with our Bishops United Against Gun Violence colleague and brother in Christ, Bishop Dan Edwards of the Episcopal Diocese of Nevada, and we have offered him and the people of Nevada our prayers and promises of assistance. We stand in solidarity with the diocese and the people of Nevada as they cope with this massacre.

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Christmas Message

A message at Christmas from The Rt. Rev. Steven A. Miller to the Diocese of Milwaukee

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Advent Message

Lo! he comes, on clouds descending, once for our salvation slain; Thousand, thousand saints attending swell the triumph of his train: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Christ the Lord returns to reign. (Hymn 57 The Hymnal 1982) Dear Friends in Christ, Advent greetings to each and every one of you. Before I begin this reflection, allow me a moment to thank you for your cards and prayers as I continue to recover from shoulder surgery last month. I am making good progress and expect to be back in the office later this month and to celebrate the principal service at the Cathedral on Christmas Eve.

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Diocesan Convention

Preliminary information on 2017 Diocesan Convention plus Photos, Election Results, and Minutes from the The 2016 Diocesan Convention are available on our Convention page.

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E-NEWS

Visit the E-NEWS, the digital newsletter of the Diocese of Milwaukee, for information on upcoming events in the Diocese of Milwaukee and photos and info on happenings in parishes and ministries around the diocese and beyond. We invite you to subscribe and view past issues.

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Easter Message

Make us more than conquerors - an Easter message from Bishop Miller

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Remembering Dallas

Read Bishop Miller's statement on the shootings in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas

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Christmas message

His light still shines: a Christmas message of hope for these troubled times from The Rt. Rev. Steven A. Miller.

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Pastoral Letter

On Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Bishop Miller issued a pastoral letter to the diocese in the immediate aftermath of the Elections of November 8th.

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Bishop's Christmas message

“Mild, he lays his glory by born that man no more may die Born to raise the sons of earth born to give them second birth Risen with healing in his wings light and life to all he brings Hall thou Sun of Righteousness, Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace Hark! The Herald angels sing, “Glory to the new born king.” (Charles Wesley, 1739. The Hymnal 1940, Hymn # 27) Dear Friends in Christ, For me, as I imagine for many of you, it is the hymns of Christmas that speak deeply to my sacred memory. Each Christmas as I sing the hymns that I have known and sung since childhood, I am reminded of the faithful who have accompanied me on the journey of faith. I cannot sing “Joy to the World” without a part of me being the 10 year old boy singing between my father and grandfather in a little church in Rose City, Michigan. Each time I sing ”O come all ye faithful,” I see the face of a former senior warden at the first church I served in Virginia, coming in with gusto on the bass line, “0 come let us adore him. CONTINUE READIDNG

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Remembering Orlando

The Kingdom of God begins to break through . . . A pastoral letter from Bishop Steven Miller in remembrance of Orlando Dear Friends in Christ, We woke Sunday morning to the news of yet another mass shooting. While listening to the news as I drove to my visitation in Portage, I heard the announcement that the number of those killed had risen to 50, making it the largest mass shooting in recorded American history.

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Leadership Day 2016

The Diocese of Milwaukee is offering two "Leadership Days" for Clergy and Lay Leaders in 2016: FEBRUARY 27 and APRIL 16. Make sure your parish is represented! PLEASE SAVE THE DATES!

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House of Bishops' Word

The House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church, meeting in retreat in March of 2016, unanimously approved the following Word To The Church.

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CLERGY PAGE

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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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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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

Closing Sermon for St. James' Episcopal Church
All Saints' Day
November 1, 2017
The Rev. Ian C. Burch

St. James' Closing Sermon

The Rev. Ian Burch (photo credit: Karen Buker)

The Rev. Ian Burch, preaching
(photo credit: Karen Buker)

The Very Rev. Kevin Carroll, presiding; the Rev. Kevin Stewart, deacon; John Washbush, subdeacon
(photo credit: Karen Buker)

 

 

Upcoming Events

Sep
4

Commission on Mission and Development

First Tuesday of the month, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sep
12

Finance Committee Meeting

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

Sep
15

Fall Leadership Day

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sep
22

SGC Training at Trinity, Baraboo & STOC, Greendale

Saturday, September 22, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:01 PM