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Upcoming Ordinations to the Sacred Order of Deacons

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On Wednesday, December 19, at 6 p.m., the Rt. Rev. Steven Andrew Miller will ordain Tyler Jason "TJ" Humphrey and Melesa McEwan Skoglund to the transitional diaconate at All Saints' Cathedral. A reception will follow the service.

All members of the diocese are cordially invited to attend.

All Saints' Cathedral
818 East Juneau Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Clergy: Red Stoles

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Las Posadas at St. Mark's, South Milwaukee

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St. Mark's, South Milwaukee held its Pancake Breakfast and Las Posadas Pageant on Saturday, December 8.  Guests that day were invited to join the children from their Sunday School (dressed as Mary & Joseph) for the Las Posadas Pageant following a special service celebrated by the Reverend Steve Kuhl.     

Mary (Isabella), Joseph (Aaron), and attendees journeyed from door to door within the event, asking for lodging for the night, only to be turned away time after time just like the holy family were over 2,000 years ago.  Finally they found welcoming shelter as they entered St. Mark's sanctuary.   

 St. Mark's was pleased to welcome over 80 people from the surrounding community who attended this special neighborhood Christmas celebration!  Special guests Grandma Story Time and The Great Zotz joined Father Kuhl and read stories, entertained children, and invited everyone to enjoy a yummy breakfast.   

Everyone was full of joy by the time Santa Claus made an appearance and told everyone to find the great big piñata outside! 

An Advent Greeting from Bishop Miller

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Dear Friends in Christ,

Greetings to you as we begin this season of Advent, a season of preparation for and expectation of greeting Christ in our midst. At the heart of Advent is the ancient Christian prayer, “Maranatha,” which is translated “Our Lord, come.” This prayer runs through the most loved of Advent hymns: O come, O Come, Emmanuel; come as wisdom; as new day; come as God with Us.

That prayer is at the heart of my Advent prayers this year. My heart is filled with longing for the peace on earth that Christ’s return alone can give and for a world that reflects the prayer he taught us “thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” As I watch the caravan of migrants seeking refuge, I am reminded of countless others displaced by a decree that uprooted them and of an expectant couple that needed lodging. And I find myself singing and praying the song from the musical Godspell, “When wilt thou save the people? O God of mercy, when?”

The Good News of Advent is that our hope and prayer are not in vain. Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. This is our faith. This is our joy. This is our consolation. So for now, we wait and watch and pray.

Yours in expectant hope,

+Steven
The Rt. Rev. Steven A. Miller
Bishop of Milwaukee

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