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Join the Good Book Club

What is the Good Book Club?
The Good Book Club is an invitation to all Episcopalians to join in reading Saint Paul’s Letter to the Romans during Epiphany 2019. Episcopalians will start reading Romans on January 7 and read a section every day (except Sundays) through the Epiphany season. In surveys taken before and after the first Good Book Club project in 2018 (reading the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts), participants reported growth in their understanding of scripture and a deepening of their prayer life. Perhaps most significantly, the percentage of people who reported reading the Bible on a daily basis increased to 73 percent at the end of the first Good Book Club reading, from 45 percent when it began.

Posted by Sara Bitner

A Christmas Greeting from Bishop Miller

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“You shall be called, ‘Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken’” Isaiah 62:12

Dear Friends in Christ,

We hear these words from the prophet Isaiah as we gather to celebrate the Christ Mass. As people of faith in Jesus Christ, we know that these words were fulfilled in Christ’s Incarnation. All this is the Father’s action of sending his Son into the world to bring us back to himself.

I cannot hear these words without hearing the words of the most ancient Eucharistic prayer in the Book of Common Prayer, “Father you loved the world so much that in the fullness of time you sent your only Son to be our Savior.” They also remind me of that most loved parable which we have misnamed the prodigal son, but I believe (as do others) should be named the forgiving father in remembrance of both sons, the prodigal and his elder brother, who each needed to repent and received the father’s embrace.

What a great and loving God we have, a God who comes to us, who seeks us out and loves us with a love beyond measure.

My prayer is that your Christmas celebrations will remind you how much you are loved by our Loving God.

Blessed Christmas.

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