News & Messages

Appointment of Diocesan Financial Controller

To the clergy and parishes of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee,
 
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Caroline Senn as Financial Controller of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee.

Caroline’s professional finance background includes Chief Financial Officer roles in medium-sized publicly-listed and private companies in the Asia Pacific Region with operations in North America and Europe. Caroline was CFO of organizations operating in the financial services and technology sectors of these markets. Prior to that, she was General Manager — Tax of Ernst & Young Sydney.

With a history of deep experience with mergers and acquisitions, transaction analysis and due diligence, and the management of the finance function of complex organizations, her skills will be useful to the diocese as we discern the nature of the optimal structure for the future of our diocese.

Caroline has dual qualifications in Music and Accounting which she studied before obtaining CPA status in Australia. Caroline is also a church musician, parish treasurer, and plays baroque recorder with the duo Vox Venti.

While she has been a member of the diocese for a number of years, please join me in welcoming Caroline to this new role on the diocesan staff.

In Christ,

+Jeff

The Rt. Rev. Jeff Lee
Bishop Provisional of Milwaukee

Christmas Message from Bishop Lee

Christmas 2021

"The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it." John 1:5
 
In our part of the world, Christmas is celebrated at the darkest, coldest time of the year. We celebrate the Light of Christ coming into this world — Emmanuel, God With Us — just when our physical surroundings are bleakest. This year, like last year, the bleakness might seem even more acute. Although there has been progress, the pandemic we thought, hoped, and prayed might be over is decidedly not. The unrest of the world seems as intractable as ever. Injustices flourish, violence plagues us, the earth itself is in turmoil. And still, we proclaim:
 
The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness does not overcome it!
 
I ask you to join me in making this proclamation our way of life. Let us make it real. The darkness of the world is our opportunity to shine brighter than ever. Every act of hope and love, every decision to care for one another, every kindness and act of generosity, every work of justice, every prayer of thanksgiving — they are all proclamations of the truth at the heart of the Christian life:
 
The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness does not overcome it!
 
In particular, I encourage every congregation in this diocese to refresh its commitment to the most careful practices we have adopted to keep one another safe. I have been informed by some congregations about their decision to suspend in-person worship at this time in the face of the Omicron surge, a decision I wholeheartedly support. For all of us, let us recommit ourselves to being fully vaccinated as appropriate, to wear masks and practice social distancing if and whenever we gather, to pay very close attention to matters of ventilation and spacing, and to provide virtual worship opportunities whenever possible.
 
Psalm 139 addresses God like this, "Darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day." This Christmas, let us rejoice that the Light of Christ shines in every darkness and that we live and move have our being in such a light. God is with us.
 
A holy Christmas to you all.

+Jeff
 
The Rt. Rev. Jeff Lee
Bishop Provisional of Milwaukee

Livestream Options for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Looking for options to watch Christmas Services remotely? A number of our diocesan parishes are offering worship opportunities via livestream. Here are a few of the choices: 

St. Christopher’s, River Hills will be streaming services on Christmas Eve. The 4 pm service will be a Children’s Pageant and Eucharist featuring brass, cantor, the Sunday School kids, along with a live donkey and sheep. You may watch the livestream on its YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy8LcsamUc8RV53FujukooQ or www.stc.video.

St. Simon the Fisherman, Port Washington will live stream two Christmas services from its Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/StSimonTheFisherman), one at 4:30 pm on Christmas Eve and the second at 9 am on Christmas morning. 

Christ Church, Whitefish Bay will livestream services at 4 pm and 9:30 pm from its YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_EldOKzFHlnzG1VzdknlMA.

St. Andrew’s, Madison will livestream a Choral Eucharist on Christmas Eve at 9 pm (Christmas carol singing begins at 8:40 pm) and a Eucharist on Christmas Day at 9 am on its YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiVmjpQ5KH4akiXtyMCqzfw

Grace, Madison will livestream two services on Christmas Eve to its YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqvDOVF7N8VwNbCOw9WbKcA, You may view the 4 pm Children’s service and the 10 pm Eucharist (Candlelight Carols starts at 9:30 pm).

St. Boniface, Mequon will offer its 4 pm Christmas Eve service via livestream on its YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX-eJheNZR-Dp68tzw4ETzw

Good Shepherd, Sun Prairie
Por favor venga! Servicio de Nochebuena
Please come! Christmas Eve Service
4 pm 24 de diciembre/December 24
Iglesia Episcopal El Buen Pastor/Good Shepherd 
 
Servicio bilingue/Bilingual Service
 
Facebook Live:

https://fb.me/e/2fnmI6B6J

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