Join the diocesan-wide study and discussion of the book,Just Mercy by Bryan Steven, launched in response to the Presiding Bishop's invitation to Episcopalians to study and commit to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice.
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“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
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.
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.
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!
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.
Have you ever considered serving the Church at the diocesan level? Are you curious about what diocesan committee work is like?
Jamie Cairo, a member of St. Matthew's, Kenosha serving on the Diocese of Milwaukee Standing Committee, was recently interviewed by Sara Bitner, diocesan communications officer. Jamie (pictured above) shared some thoughts on her experience as a member of the Standing Committee and offered encouragement to those thinking about serving on a diocesan committee or board.
Encouragement for people considering running for election to a diocesan position:
I think that participation in any church (or life) activity requires prayerful consideration. If you feel called to serve, then don’t be afraid to ask questions about what is required. When I first joined the SC, I felt a little intimidated because so much of this was new territory but it’s OK to not know everything and to be the “newbie.” My fellow committee members have been great about supporting me as I learn.
What do you suggest for people looking for a way to start getting involved on a diocesan level?
Attend the Diocesan Convention. Talk to your clergy and vestry and let them know that you are looking to become involved. I feel that new people and fresh perspectives are welcomed in the diocese!