Doing God's Work

Thanksgiving Volunteer - A volunteer at St. John the...Through ministry we express God’s reconciling love in Christ to the world. This takes place within and outside the faith community, in both modest and expansive efforts, utilizing the gifts and devotion of all members of the church. All members of the church, whether lay member or clergy, share a common call in ministry:  to represent Christ and his Church.

The final three questions  of the Baptismal Covenant encapsulate this call:

Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?

Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?

Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?


We strive to fulfill this call through our formation programs for children, youth and adults, and leadership development workshops; through our efforts to strengthen and revitalize congregations; through our outreach to homeless and hungry persons, and to the sick, homebound and persons living with disabilities; through our support, locally and globally, for relief and development programs, and our advocacy for peace and justice; and through our enrichment of our worship.

Through ministry we engage God’s mission: to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.

The Episcopal Church is also known as the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, and holds that all believers are called to embody and enact Christ's mission in the world. This video produced by the Episcopal Church reminds us that "we are all missionaries":

We Are All Missionaries from The Episcopal Church on Vimeo.

“Members of this diocese of all ages serve Christ feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, building and rehabbing houses, visiting and leading worship in nursing homes and extended care facilities, tutoring children, and hosting after-school programs. As I make my Sunday visitations and visits with clergy vestry and lay leaders, I am energized and proud of the hard work being done in and by our congregations, their clergy and members.”

~Bishop Steven Miller, 2009 Convention Address

 

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Can I Pray for You?

Taking Corner Prayer Ministry to the County Fair

The Rev. Mindy Valentine Davis and parishioners from St. James', West Bend headed to the Washington County Fair for six days to man a prayer booth. 

Upcoming Events

Sep
23

Commission on Ministry Ministry Discernment Weekend

Friday, September 22, 2017 - Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sep
25

Waukesha Convocation Pre-Convention meeting

Monday, September 25, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Sep
30

Central Convocation Pre-Convention meeting

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Oct
2

Milwk Metro & River Convocations Pre-Convention meeting

Monday, October 02, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM