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Community Meal Program at St. Peter's, West Allis ⁠— Going Strong for 30 Years!

This is the 30th year (or so) of the Community Meal Program at our parish, St. Peter's, West Allis. Its success is a result of passionate leaders, an ecumenical group of neighborhood volunteers, support from Feeding America and Thrivent Financial, and contributions from St. Peter's laity and guests.

St. Peter's Community Meal and Food Program has increased in scope and frequency over the years, serving thousands in the process. We serve guests a sit-down meal upon arrival and offer them a chance to "shop" through food pantry items which they can take home in St. Peter's branded reusable grocery bags that are also provided.

St. Peter's is in the process of expanding on its outreach and hospitality model, piloting an informal derivative that will be hosted one Sunday a month, prior to the scheduled Eucharist.  It's a work in progress, but isn't everything?   

Steve Elliott
Senior Warden
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
West Allis

Photo credit: Karen Buker

St. Andrew's, Kenosha to Close

After 103 years, we have reached the end for St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Kenosha. This is a bittersweet time for all of us. But as we close St. Andrew's, we look forward with hope for the future of the Episcopal Church in Kenosha County.

Our last church worship service (Service of Celebration and Closing) will be held at St. Andrews on Sunday, January 6, 2019.

The service will start at 4 pm and a dinner will follow at the church immediately after the service.

The Bishop of Milwaukee, the Rt. Rev. Steven Miller, will celebrate the mass with the Very Rev. Matthew Buterbaugh of St. Matthew's, Kenosha assisting.

We welcome all in the diocese to attend. So that we can get a count for the dinner, please RSVP to Pat Johnson

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
6609 26th Ave.
Kenosha WI 53143

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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!