The Way of Love Revival in Fond du Lac: Get to Know Our Diocese

October 17, 2019

As we prepare for Revival in the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac, learn more about the extraordinary people and ministries of the Church in northeastern Wisconsin by clicking the links below. How is God active and moving in your region?

Local Pantry Supported by Christ the King Holy Nativity, Sturgeon Bay and Jacksonport

Lakeshore CAP’s Door County Food Pantry is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit program that provides on-going and emergency healthy food assistance to low and limited income residents. Mary Koski, representing the Outreach Committee of the Episcopal Church of Christ the King Holy Nativity, Sturgeon Bay and Jacksonport, Wisconsin gave a $1,000 check to Sandi Soik, representing Lakeshore CAP’s Door County Food Pantry.  The Sturgeon Bay and Jacksonport church congregations have pledged one thousand dollars each quarter to support local non-profit organizations.

Blessing Box at St. Peter’s, Ripon

Fr. Marcus, with the help of St. Peter’s members designed and built our Blessing Box!  I then had someone build a sign to put on our Blessing Box. Since the box was put up, I have applied for additional Action Teams for the Blessing Box, including soup Blessing Bags and Blessing Blankets. Our ladies at church had a Blessing Box Baby Shower, in which members could bring in items for babies such as diapers, clothes, bottles, and more.  Then these items were available for those in need to take with them. This was in honor of one of our members who recently had a baby.  

“Noisy Bucket” to Support Outreach

When the Monk Gardens in Wausau was vandalized this past summer, some younger parishioners of St. John the Baptist, Wausau took action. Together with friends, they organized an art and bake sale in the parish courtyard and raised over $1,000 for Monk Gardens. St. John’s courtyard is near downtown, and hosts many events so is well known in the community.

Cathedral to Host Blue Evensong

One of the most important vocations of a cathedral, historically, is to serve as a community’s center of civic moral consciousness. St. Paul’s Cathedral, Fond du Lac is laboring to serve Fond du Lac as its “community cathedral,” a place where the city gathers to learn, to pray, and to serve together for the good of the whole community. 

BIshop’s Annual Appeal Sends Gifts to Companion Diocese

Over $20,000 raised as part of the diocesan Annual Bishop’s Appeal has been entrusted to a companion diocese. The Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac in northeast Wisconsin and the Anglican Diocese of Masvingo in Zimbabwe started a companion diocese relationship in 2016. This relationship expands understanding of one another, nurtures friendships, and proclaims the Good News of the Gospel in local communities and cultural contexts. Each diocese prays regularly for the other since the relationship began. In June this year, three members of Masvingo visited the Diocese of Fond du Lac.

Vespers in the Garden

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Waupaca, hosts “Vespers in the Garden” on both July 28 and August 25 at 5:00 p.m. Music for both dates is provided by the Matt Buchman Jazz Quartet. The service is held in St. Mark’s Garden of Blessings (weather permitting), 413 S Main Street, Waupaca, adjacent to the church building. A potluck follows the service. Lawn chairs are recommended. 

The Cathedral Mouse and St. Nicholas Faire

Learn about the cathedral’s St. Nicholas Faire – a great opportunity to meet your neighbors! – and the longstanding tradition of the Cathedral Mouse.