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a community of disciples enthusiastically leading all people to transformation in jesus
Russ' Reflections Vestry School Expands Offerings
Studying the Anglican Covenant Vestry School will be held There will be three
on Saturday, March 6, from 60-minute workshop ses-
9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Liberty sions with lunch between the
Beloved in the Lord,
Hall in Kimberly (just east of second and third sessions. A
At our Diocesan Convention this past October the delegates passed a Appleton on College Avenue). number of entry-level work-
resolution that stated in part: “this Convention affirms General Con- This year's school features the shops are designed for the
vention Concurred Resolution 2009-D020 regarding the proposed An- theme "Congregational Vitali- new vestry member, with addi-
glican Covenant; in commending the current and any successive drafts ty" and offers more workshops tional workshops planned for
to all dioceses for study and comment” and to “commit this diocese to than ever before. the returning vestry member.
broadly study and comment on Covenant draft(s) as requested.” Keynote speaker is These workshops will
I believe this is important because a Covenant may be God the Rev. Bob Honeychurch, focus on “how to” areas of
working through all of us in the Anglican Com- Program Officer for Congrega- ministry that contribute to
munion to help heal divisions and to work
tional Vitality at the Episcopal becoming a more vital con-
toward keeping the Anglican Communion a
strong worldwide witness to Christ’s mission Church Center. Fr. Honey- gregation, including “Caring
and ministry. church will also lead work- for Clergy,” “CAT Survey,”
The most recent draft of the Covenant is now shops to provide ideas and "Church Treasurer Basics,”
available for review. You can find a link to it on resources, website links, and “Church Treasurer Payroll,”
our diocesan web site, diofdl.org. If you do not tools to expand and enrich “Defining Church Minis-
have computer access, ask your priest or some- ministries to celebrate the in- tries,” “Doing Youth Ministry,”
one in your congregation who does to print off a credible richness and diversity “Health Ministries,”
copy for you. With the Introduction, the draft is of our congregations.
about ten pages. Vestry School continued on Page C
The Covenant as a whole is an excellent opportunity to learn about
the basics of not only the Christian faith, but the Anglican/Episcopal
Church as well. The first section, “Our Inheritance of Faith,” refers to
elements of our faith, including Holy Scripture, the Creeds, the his-
toric episcopate, and our common prayer and liturgy, as well as our
apostolic mission. It very much resembles the catechism in our Book
of Common Prayer. The section ends by talking about how members of
the Communion can live out this faith.
Section two of the four sections speaks to “The Life We Share
with Others: Our Anglican Vocation.” The focus is on our relationship
with God and our reliance on the Holy Spirit as we fulfill the living out
of our Christian mission, serving others in the name of Jesus Christ.
This section brings to mind the elements of our Baptismal Covenant.
The third section of the Covenant, “Our Unity and Common
Life,” helps us understand the role of bishops in the Church, as well
as the importance of the instruments in our Communion: the Arch-
bishop of Canterbury, the Lambeth Conference, the Anglican Consul-
Reflections continued on Page B
Bishop Jacobus received four members into the Episcopal Church
during his annual visitation to St. Paul’s, Suamico, in November. Pictured
here (from left): Mike Hoffman, Dana Hoffman, Bishop Jacobus, Delores
Hylock, Tony Hylock, and the Rev. Jim Conradt, Vicar.
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Reflections continued from Page A
tative Council, and the meeting of the Primates of the Communion. This section gives us an
appreciation for the structure we have in the Communion and concludes by speaking to the
interdependence necessary for keeping a strong and healthy Communion.
The title of the final section of the Covenant is “Our Covenanted Life Together.” The fo-
cus is very much relational, in how we, as a Communion, might remain together as a people of
God, even when we have differences of opinion. Our Ministry: Clarion reviews and previews news, activ-
In response to the mandate of our Diocesan Convention resolution, I am working with ities, and events in and affecting the congregations and
the Deans of the Deaneries to see how we might best study the Covenant as a diocese and draft people of the Diocese of Fond du Lac. It also serves as a
comments that might be helpful to the Anglican Covenant drafting committee and the Execu- means to create written dialogue on issues affecting
the whole Church.
tive Council of the National Church.
Please watch for announcements in Clarion and in your congregation’s newsletter and Our Mission: Clarion is written to, for, and about the
bulletins as the Deans and I work at putting together some plans to accomplish this. people of the Diocese of Fond du Lac. It is designed as a
This is also important at this time as congregations elect delegates to our fall 2010 Diocesan means for members of the diocese to communicate with
Convention at their annual parish meetings. Those delegates elected by the congregations will each other; for the diocesan staff to communicate with
members of the diocese; and to introduce new members
be electing our diocesan deputies to the 2012 General Convention which will be dealing with and friends to the people of the diocese.
the Anglican Covenant on the national level.
Please take a look at the proposed Anglican Covenant, and watch for opportunities to
Editor: Gordon Brown
have discussion regarding the benefits of such a document.
+The Rt. Rev. Russell Jacobus
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Staying in Touch with the Elderly
Can Help Keep Them Healthy
By Wayne L. Winistorfer
A new study indicates that the elderly are • Solicit volunteers among the congregation
less likely to experience the symptoms of de- willing to make regular contact with the
pression if relatives keep them updated about
important family matters. The results of this
Elders aged 85 and older elderly. These volunteers, "Church Friends,"
should then be matched with elderly congre-
study can be applied to the elderly members
of our church family. Elders aged 85 and older
are more vulnerable to gants who have common interests and/or are
likely to make a connection with one another.
are more vulnerable to stress and depression stress and depression • Instruct the Church Friend volunteers to
than any other age group. This vulnerability contact their elderly friends daily or several
can be attributed to the loss of relationships than any other age group. times each week. Encourage the Church
with family and friends through death and Friend to keep the elderly member informed of
geographic distance. The elderly may find the life events occurring in the congregation.
themselves isolated and out of touch. These should include both positive and nega-
Researchers at the University of Michi- feelings about daily hassles, such as declining tive life events.
gan examined how stress and depression health, forgetting things, too much time on It is also a good idea to provide basic
affected individuals over age 85. The study hands, and not enough energy. Among these information for the Church Friend volunteers,
results identified that staying informed of very old people, researchers found that issues such as signs of depression to watch for,
changes in positive life events — such as a of stress and depression vary over time. emergency contact information, and a list of
new baby in the family, a personal achieve- The authors noted several limitations substitutes to fill in when making regular con-
ment by a relative, or improvement in a family to the findings, including that respondents tact with the elderly member is not possible.
member's health — were significantly associ- in this study did not live in institutional or If the results of this research are ac-
ated with changes in depression. assisted-living communities. People who live curate, sharing with the elderly the news of
The study used responses from 193 in the "natural" community are more likely to the positive life events in the congregation
elderly people living in the Midwest. Interviews function better than their counterparts who may help combat depression. Sharing nega-
were conducted in four sessions, starting in live in group settings. tive life events will likely have no effect on
1986. The elderly were rated based on their What does this mean for our church mood or attitude, so even sharing "bad news"
levels of depressive symptoms, daily hassles, families? What can we do to help? can strengthen the relationship between the
positive and negative life events, and • Identify the elderly in our congregations. Church Friend and the elderly individual.
psychosocial resources. Examples of nega- Consider: are they alone (single, We can make a positive difference for
tive life events include hearing loss; death of widowed, have a living spouse who is signifi- the elderly members of our congregations
a friend, relative, or pet; major illness; or loss cantly debilitated, children all living in other by simply making regular, caring contact.
of a favorite object. These negative life events, states, etc.)? Source: Journal of Research on Aging. Ω
however, were found not to be significantly as- • Determine if these elderly members have
sociated with symptoms of depression. someone (family, friends) who can check on Wayne L. Winistorfer is a member of the
The researchers also examined re- them regularly? If the answer is NO, the el- Diocesan Health Ministry Task Force and
sponses regarding the elderly participants' derly members of our congregations need our Trinity, Oshkosh.
Vestry School continued from Page A
The Backpacks of
“Spiritual Disciplines for the 21st Century,”
St. Ambrose “Ways of Adult Christian Education,” “What a
Vestry Does,” and “What Every Vestry Member
The members of St. Ambrose, Antigo’s esan ECW effort to use ones similar to those Should Know About Church Finances.”
Episcopal Church Women (ECW) recently do- that were originally distributed at the Province The cost is $25/person ($35 after March
nated backpacks filled with essential articles, V ECW meeting held in Appleton in 2008. 1) and includes continental breakfast and
such as a nightgown, slippers, warm socks, a St. Ambrose ECW members knew lunch buffet. Registration deadline is March 1.
towel and washcloth, and various toiletries to that the victims of domestic abuse often leave If Vestry School needs to be cancelled due to in-
AvAil, an agency that helps victims of domestic home with little or nothing. The backpacks clement weather, notice will be posted at diofdl.
abuse. The backpacks are a part of the Dioc- were filled with donated new items and items org by 5:30 a.m.
purchased using funds raised at the To view a more detailed listing of workshops
Annual Bazaar and by selling the and to find out how to register, visit diofdl.org
c calendars from the National Episco and click on Vestry School under Upcoming
pal Historians and Archivists,which Events. Ω
featured St. Ambrose as one of 50
churches pictured. Ω
(Text and photo by Carol Feller
Gottard, a member of the St.
Ambrose ECW.) Healing Service
St. Ambrose ECW members Loana The Rev. Marie T. Gray is celebrating a weekly
Heinzen (left) and Sue McKinney (right) Healing Service in the Chapel at St. Agnes
with Sarah Cofer, Volunteer Coordinator Hospital, Fond du Lac, every Tuesday at noon.
for Avail, display backpacks donated
for their clients. The photo is taken on
the steps of the St. Ambrose vicarage, The service is from Enriching our Worship -
which avail leases for their outreach Book 2 - A Public Service of Healing.
All are welcome. Ω
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St. Thomas, Menasha, Calls New Rector Building Projects at
Sturgeon Bay and Jacksonport
The Rev. Ralph He was ordained a Deacon in 1994
E. Osborne has and a Priest in 1996. Prior to ordination as an Thanks to enthusiastic support from both the
accepted the call Episcopal priest, he was an ordained pastor in Sturgeon Bay and Jacksonport, Christ the
to serve as Rec- the Church of the Nazarene from 1985-90. In King-Holy Nativity congregations, major im-
tor of St. Thomas, addition to his duties in serving the congrega- provements are under way at these two Door
Menasha. The call tions, over the past decade he has served on a County churches.
to serve was made number of diocesan committees and commis- In Sturgeon Bay, walls that once sepa-
by the Vestry and sions, including the Diocesan Board, Deputy rated the living room, dining room, bathroom,
affirmed by the to the General Convention, Cursillo for adults, and kitchen of the former vicarage have been
Rt. Rev. Russell E. and Happening and New Beginnings for torn down, opening the space for better use as
Jacobus, Bishop youth. He has also been active in a number of a fellowship hall. New flooring was installed,
of the Diocese of community activities, serving as Chaplain for and more improvements are in store.
Fond du Lac. Fr the Greene Fire Department and a member of At Jacksonport, plans are being fi-
Osborne will begin Rotary. nalized for a fellowship hall, new sacristy,
his duties on Feb- "I was drawn to St. Thomas’ use of a kitchen, and (at long last!) heated, indoor
ruary 14. the word ëpartnerí in its search process," Fr. bathrooms. Enough funds have been pledged
Fr. Osborne comes from the Diocese Osborne stated during interviews. "Jesus and received already that the septic system
of Central New York, where he has served as sent his disciples out in pairs. I am looking to has been installed and a well was scheduled to
Rector of congregations in Greene and Oxford, partner with believers to encourage, confront, be drilled in December. The new addition will
New York. He obtained a Master of Divinity celebrate, and pray for each other as we do be located entirely behind — and hidden by —
degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary our best to follow Christ." the historic church. Ω
in Kansas City, Missouri, and also holds a Fr. Osborne is married to Cindy. They
Master of Arts degree in Counseling and a have four children, ages 18-27, and a brand
Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Literature. new daughter-in-law. Ω
Church Periodical Club: 1888-2010
122 years old, but really only as old as its last book grant
By Karen D. Powers
Attention! Every man, woman, and child in the Diocese of Fond du Lac! Send me $5 per person
immediately! Let me tell you why.
The Church Periodical Club needs your financial help to continue its work of supply-
ing the written word. Perhaps the number-one rule in journalism is “don’t bury your lead in the
middle or the end of your story.” I believe I may have been doing just that. This is my 19th arti-
cle in Clarion about the CPC. Nineteen articles and an alarming number of people in our diocese
still tell me they’ve never heard of the CPC and didn’t know we needed financial contributions.
In October the CPC in the Diocese of Fond du Lac was able to provide $191 for Spanish
language resources to Cristo Resucitado, Diocese of Costa Rica, with which Fr. Barry Whenal
and Fr. Tom McAlpine are intimately involved. Fr. Tom also has a Hispanic ministry in Ripon.
How many more books and resources could we be providing with just a few dollars from each
member of this diocese?
We do great things. I’ve related stories in this publication about foreign and domestic
seminarians; our nascent ties to the Wells Fargo Stagecoach Company; our work with commu-
nity literacy councils; our outreach to places as far away as Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Haiti, and
the Sudan and as close as places here in Province V: Chicago, O’Fallon, Freeport, Pekin, and St. John's, Wisconsin Rapids, honored former
Rantoul, Illinois; Kalamazoo, Iron River, Houghton, and Ann Arbor, Michigan; Sparta, Pewaukee, Clarion editor Dave Natzke during coffee hour in
and Oshkosh, Wisconsin; and St. Louis, Missouri. November, 2009, to celebrate his receipt of the
I’ve related reading as a legacy and how supporting seminarians today is a legacy for our Bishop's Cross at Diocesan Convention in October.
grandchildren tomorrow; how Earl Hamner, Jr. (best known for his writing on two popular televi-
sions series, The Waltons and Falcon Crest), as a young man as in the 1930s, helped unpack
over 300 library books courtesy of the CPC for his small mountain town in Virginia. I’ve written
about CPC grants funded by our own St. Alban’s, Marshfield, St. Peter’s, Sheboygan Falls, and CPC: WHAT TO DO
Did you miss any of these stories? Contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org), and I’ll send you Send your contribution to the Diocesan Office
another copy. Here’s one more: with “CPC” in the memo line. Make checks
payable to “Diocese of Fond du Lac-CPC”
The bright lights and wide freeways of Los Angeles would scarcely come to mind as a world and mail to 1051 N. Lynndale Dr., Suite 1B,
without books, but a world without the right books can be just as challenging. Appleton, WI 54914-3094. You can be a part
The School of Theology at Claremont, California, includes Bloy House, a center of weekend of this affiliated organization of The Episcopal
theological education. Lay people with full-time jobs during the week live and study at Bloy Church. If you would like to be more involved
House on weekends. with the CPC or are interested in becoming
Each year, the Los Angeles Diocese gives Bloy House a Church Periodical Club grant. One your parish representative, I can tell you more
year, hymnals were donated for use in the chapel by all the students at Claremont, not just about the work of CPC. Ω
the Bloy House students. Another year, CPC provided many of the books needed by one per-
son, a student for the priesthood from Viet Nam. Still another year, the gift was books for a Karen Powers is Fond du Lac
visiting scholar to take home to China. Diocesan CPC Director, Province V CPC
Representative and a member of Trinity,
It’s not hard to find a need for books. Sometimes you only have to look down the freeway. Oshkosh
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Cursillo News With Kraut, Please
By Bob Cleworth By Jim Workman
Monarch 66 is set for May 13-16 at Spencer Three hours before the start of each
Lake Christian Center in Waupaca, and Nancy Packers home game this season a group of
Kuhn will serve as the Rectora. If you are in- St. Anne’s, De Pere, parishioners showed up “Of course,we never
terested in serving on Team, please go to our at the Volunteer Gate at Lambeau Field to
website, www.monarchcursillo.org, and down- work at the Munch Zone concession. It is a know the score until the
kid-friendly stand, and the menu includes, of
load the Team Commitment form, fill it out,
and send it in with your Team fee to Nancy's course, brats (with or without sauerkraut), hot game is over, though
address listed on the form, ASAP.
We will not be having a Cursillo in the
dogs, nachos, pop corn, and a variety of drinks
(no beer) and other snacks.
crowd noise is a clue.”
fall of 2010, so if you have someone you are The original intent was a major fund
thinking of encouraging and maybe sponsor- raiser for the church, and it has been that. We
get a fixed dollar amount per person and can at the end of the game, a daunting task after
ing to attend the next weekend, start talking
earn more if we achieve a certain level of sales six hours of cooking, fetching food, or act-
with them about it now. Candidate forms
and/or win the week’s bonus award. ing as cashier, dressed in our brown Packers
are also located on the website and need to
It has also raised St. Anne’s visibility in jerseys, brown hats, black aprons, and black
be filled out, given to the parish priest, and
the community and, perhaps as important as slacks
returned by the date listed on the form.
anything, allowed the volunteers to meet and Of course, we never know the score
Candidate forms, along with priests' forms
work with fellow church members they might until the game is over, though crowd noise
and candidate fees, are to be sent to my
not otherwise get to know so well. Much ca- is a clue. As Mary said when the Packers’
address listed on the back of the form.
maraderie is created in serving the one or two next game was away, “I’m finally going to see
The name of our Consumer Electron-
hundred folks waiting in line at half time. a game.” The Lambeau experience is a real
ics Recycling Fundraiser, "EcoPhones," has
There have been many repeat volun- thrill, and this has been a worthwhile experi-
changed to "Recycling Fundraiser" and they
teers, but much credit must go to Mark and ence for those who have participated. Ω
will now accept working and non-working GPS
devices, netbooks, handheld game systems, Mary Ortmayer, who have overseen this effort.
They, and others who have been trained as Jim Workman is a member of St. Anne’s.
radar detectors, and electronic book read-
leads, must account for inventory and receipts De Pere
ers, as well as cell phones, laptop computers
(Pentium III or higher), digital cameras, and
video cameras, MP3 players and gold, silver,
and platinum jewelry. I have almost enough
collected to send in my first shipment, so I'll
St. Anne’s, De Pere, Member
let you know how well we do. Also we are still
collecting inkjet cartridges.
Is Volunteer of the Year
Please remember that we are complete-
ly funded by donations, our fundraisers, and ‘No' isn't in vocabulary for on-the-go George Murphy of De Pere
weekend fees. Please support our fundraisers
and be generous when making donations. By Andy Nelesen
Upcoming Ultreya’s are: February 21
at St. Peter's, Sheboygan Falls; April 18 at disabilities through the Miracle League of
Intercession, Stevens Point; June 13 at St. Green Bay. In addition to being a buddy to a
John's, Wisconsin Rapids; September 19 at player, Murphy helps Miracle League Director
St. Ambrose, Antigo; October 17 at St. John's Paul Liegeois with the organization and is a
Wausau; December, Invite a Parish. fill-in umpire.
If your parish would be interested in "George is just a really heartfelt guy,"
hosting an Ultreya on one of the open dates, Liegeois said. "He has his heart into it. He's
March, July, August, or November, please always there when you need help. He's a tre-
contact Nancy Kuhn email@example.com, our mendous sidekick for me."
Ultreya Coordinator, to get on the schedule. Murphy said his wife warns him about
Fellowship for Ultreya’s start at 2:00 p.m. with trying to do too much.
the Ultreya starting promptly at 3:00 p.m. and "My wife keeps telling me that I have
George Murphy figures he racked up 430
ending at 5:00 p.m. Please bring snacks and to learn to say 'no,'" Murphy said. "I'm the
volunteer hours in 2009, and he has no plans
your recycling items for our fundraisers. See kind of guy who will never say 'no' when I
of slowing down. His reputation as a tireless
you there! Ω think somebody needs help — so I end up
team player has made him the go-to guy for
several groups. doing things for people."
Bob Cleworth is Lay Director of Monarch His efforts include construction proj-
"George Murphy is like an Energizer
Cursillo and a member of St. John’s Church ects for Habitat for Humanity, Community
bunny," said Mary Kay Dodson, Director of
in Wisconsin Rapids the De Pere Christian Outreach Food Pantry. Rebuild Together, and Options for Indepen-
"Except that instead of beating a drum, he dent Living. He gives time to Paul's Pantry,
constantly looks for ways to help people." the American Red Cross, and the Green Bay
REV. WALTER RETIRES Murphy delivers food for the pantry Cerebral Palsy Center.
twice a month, and often gets involved with "I feel like as much as I've gotten out
pantry clients' other needs. of the community, I need to give back to the
The Rev. Verne Walter, [He] recently helped clear out items community," Murphy said.
Rector of St. Alban’s, cluttering a woman's home before it could be Murphy has been married to Joan for
Marshfield, for the past remodeled for better accessibility. Murphy 25 years. They have two adult children: Sean,
five years, has an- spent $340 of his own money and coordinated and Kelsey
nounced his retirement efforts to build a wheelchair ramp (see photo) Murphy also serves on the vestry at
from active ministry, ef- for a pantry client who recently had both St. Anne's. He is a loan-compliance officer
fective in February. feet amputated. He also helped retrofit a new with Associated Bank.
He and his wife, Ruth, window for a client in a trailer home, reach- Murphy said God plays a role in his
will move to California to ing into his own pocket again to pay for the volunteer efforts.
be closer to their family. window and supplies. "I'm a pretty religious person, so I
We send our prayers and "It's his enthusiasm and willingness to think I do it because He wants me to do it
wish Verne and Ruth the help," Dodson said. "Anytime I've asked him not necessarily because I want to do it.
best in this time of tran- to help with something with food pantry, it's "I think it's a way to please Him and
sition in their lives. Ω 'Yeah, sure, I'd be glad to.' It's the care that reflect upon what He wants from people." Ω
he shows for other people."
Murphy said his children are grown, Reprinted with permission from the Green
allowing him time to volunteer. His summer Bay Press-Gazette (photo by M. P. King)
is spent playing baseball with kids living with
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St. Peter’s, Ripon,
Congregations, briefly to celebrate
St. Olaf’s Supper, which raised $800 for the Disabled
American Veterans. . . . St. Augustine’s is
St. Olaf’s and other local churches have start- among the local agencies joining in support of
St. Peter’s, Ripon will celebrate its
ed a food pantry, Tomorrow River Community the Northwoods Alliance for temporary hous-
sesquicentennial beginning with a Mass
Kitchen, housed at Peace Lutheran Church. ing.
commemorating the beginning of the congre-
gation Sunday, February 14, 2010. The
All Saints, St. Luke’s,
sesquiceponntennial celebration will conclude
Appleton Sister Bay
with a Mass celebrating the 150th anniver-
Michelle Condit was commissioned as All For the sixth year, St. Luke’s has sold Chrsti-
sary of the church’s consecration and an all-
Saints’ new Director of Youth Ministry during mas Wreaths to benefit Sunshine House in
church reunion Sunday, January 23, 2011.
a service on January 24. . . . Distributions Sturgeon Bay, which provides services that
In the 11 months between, other Masses
of over-stocked soups donated by Bay Valley include personal care, transportation, work
and events will be held to commemorate the
Foods have provided food valued in excess of services, supported employment, and other
sesquicentennial of one of the oldest congre-
$20,000 to various food banks throughout activities to Door County citizens with special
gations in Ripon and the Diocese of Fond du
the community. All Saints has covered the needs and/or disabilities.
cost of transportation.
The Rev. Dr. Fayette Durlin founded
Christ the King/Holy Nativity
what then was called Grace Episcopal Church
Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Sturgeon Bay/Jacksonport
on Ripon’s Gothic Mill Pond February 13,
Fond du Lac CTK/HN “adopted” four Door County families
1860. Wisconsin’s Secretary of State signed
In December, The Fond du Lac City Council and two senior citizens during the holiday
the congregation’s incorporation papers June
approved a special-use permit to allow the season. The amount budgeted for fourth-
13, 1860, five days after the cornerstone of the
operation of a Winter Warming Shelter on the quarter outreach was nearly doubled by ad-
church was laid. The church was consecrated
second floor of the St. Ambrose building on ditional generous donations from parishioners
January 23, 1861, seven months after
the St. Paul’s campus. and friends, and another $500 came from the
tithe of a gift from the people of the Church of
The first Vestry of the church included
St. James, the Atonement in Fish Creek. . . . Significant
Alvan E. Bovay, one of the first trustees of
Manitowoc construction or renovation projects are under
Ripon College, founded in 1851, the developer
The Outreach Committee is supporting a pro- way at both location (See Page D.)
of “Bovay’s Addition” on the 400 block of
gram called “Give Kids a Smile Day,” through
Watson Street in Ripon, and one of the found-
which local children in need can receive free St. John the Baptist,
ers of the Republican Party, founded at the
dental care. Members of the congregation can Wausau
Little White Schoolhouse in Ripon in 1854.
donate new toothbrushes and toothpaste. At its fall dinner, St. John’s ECW presented a
Durlin, who started a church school
check for $1.000 to the Women’s Community
in 1864, served at Grace until 1865, when
St. Thomas, Capital Fund. Half of that amount came from
he moved to Janesville. Later in 1865, the
Menasha money raised by the women at their cookie
church’s name was changed to St. Peter in
The Rev. Ralph E. Osborne has accepted the sale and $500 represented a matching gift
honor of St. Peter’s Cathedral in Ripon,
call to serve as Rectorof St. Thomas, effective from St. John’s.
Yorkshire, England. Durlin returned to St.
February 14. (See page D.)
Peter’s in 1873 and served as rector until
1883. He died August 31, 1901, and was
St. Matthias, Wisconsin Rapids
buried at St. Peter’s September. 4, 1901.
Minocqua The Great Cranberry Pie Sale, is a decade-long
St. Peter’s current rectory, the second
The Literacy Task Force of Northern Wiscon- St. John’s tradition that typically sold some
in the congregation’s history, was built in the
sin holds its monthly board meetings at St. 250 pies each year. This year, with advertis-
early 1900s. The former church building now
Matthias’. . . . St. Matthias’ Thrift Shop has ing and publicity, the sale took in $,2700 (less
is the parish hall, renovated in the late 1930s.
purchased a 50’ x 100’ property adjacent to $500 in costs) and made 403 pies — includ-
The church and parish hall were renovated
the shop that includes a small house and ing some for the Walker Cranberry Company,
again in the late 1970s, when a basement was
provides a number of opportunities for use. which donated the main ingredient. Ω
dug underneath the sanctuary and parish
Rhinelander The February 14, 2010, Mass and the
Nearly 90 people attended the Veterans’ Mass Sunday, July 4, will use the
Episcopal Church’s first Book of Common
Prayer, published in 1789. The 1789 Book
of Common Prayer was used by Episcopal
churches nationwide when St. Peter’s first
Church Mouse with a Cause opened its doors.
By Ruth DuFrane Another special Mass will be said
Sunday, June 27, on the Feast of Sts. Peter
The St. Nicholas Faire of the Cathedral of St. and Paul, honoring St. Peter’s patronal saint.
Paul the Apostle, Fond du Lac, was held on The bilingual service will be followed by a
December 6 and was very successful again reunion to which Ripon College alumni who
this year. (See the mice at www.cathedralmice. are Episcopal priests will be invited.
com). Other special Masses will be said May
The raffle mouse was “I am a Survivor,” 16, honoring the election of the congregation’s
a pink breast-cancer survivor mouse. Each first officers, and August 29, in memory of
form of cancer has its own color, so if you Durlin.
need a different color for a different cancer, I The sesquicentennial celebration will
will try to make one in the correct color. conclude with a bilingual Mass commemo-
We received many requests to purchase, so a rating the sesquicentennial of the church’s
mouse similar to the raffle mouse was de- consecration Jan. 23, 2011, followed by an all-
signed for sale. church reunion to which present and former
If you would like to purchase one, we All orders must be prepaid. You will be noti- members of St. Peter’s and their families will
are taking orders. The cost is $20 with one- fied when your mouse is ready for pick-up. To be invited. Ω
half donated to cancer research. have it mailed, please add $3 for shipping. Ω
To order, send your name, address,
and phone number to St. Paul’s Cathedral, Ruth DuFrane is a member of St. Paul’s
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To Help the
Diocesan Calendar Homeless
Please add these dates to your
congregation’s calendars, bulletins, and Saint Augustine's, Rhine-
newsletters, as appropriate. lander, has contributed
$1,000 to “Need It Now” to
Feb 5-6 Deacons’ School, St. John’s, help meet the immediate
Wausau needs of homeless people
Feb 6 Commission on Ministry, Appleton in Rhinelander and the
Feb 7 Visitation, St. John’s, New London surrounding area. Pictured
Feb 8- Clergy Retreat, Monte Alverno, here Howard Hutchin-
10 Appleton son presents a check for
Feb 10- Joint Standing Committee on $1,000 to Ann Wahlers of
12 Nominations, NY the Northwoods Alliance
Feb 14 Visitation, St. John’s, Shawano for Temporary Housing
Feb 17 ASH WEDNESDAY
Feb 19- ECW Retreat, Norbertine Center
Feb 20 Diocesan Trustees’ Meeting,
10am-Noon, All Saints’, Appleton Sisters and Brothers
Feb 21 Visitation, Intercession, Stevens
Feb 21 Cursillo Ultreya, 2-5pm,
St. Peter’s, Sheboygan Falls
The Sisterhood of the Holy
Feb 28 Visitation, Minnesota as Nativity (SHN) and the Broth-
Communion Partner Bishop ers of the Order of the Holy
Cross (OHC) have signed an
Mar 2 Clergy Day, 10am-2pm, agreement putting the Broth-
St. Thomas’, Menasha ers in charge of managing St.
Mar 6 Vestry School, Liberty Hall, Mary's Retreat House in Santa
Appleton Barabara, California. The Sis-
Mar 12- Deacons’ School, St. John’s, ters had managed the
13 Wausau Retreat House for over 40
Mar 19- House of Bishops meeting, years.
24 Camp Allen The Mount Calvary Re-
Mar 20 Standing Committee
treat House, located up the
Mar 25 Executive Council meeting,
road from St. Mary's, was
10am-2pm, St. Paul’s, Suamico
destroyed by wildfires last year.
Mar 28 PALM SUNDAY
Visitation, St. Thomas, Menasha
OHC has not made a decision
Mar 30 Chrism Mass, 11am, Cathedral, of what to do with the for-
Fond du Lac mer site, which has a glorious
Elsie McCormack Schroeder was baptized on Sep-
mountain-top view. tember 6, 2009, at All Saints, Appleton. Her parents
Apr 4 EASTER DAY Sister Abigail, SHN, who are Kristin and Bill Schroeder, and her grandparents
Apr 9-10 Deacons’ School, St. John’s, was in charge of St. Mary's for are Rita and Jerry Mc- Cormack of St. Ambrose,
Antigo. Shown here are the parents with the baby
Wausau some time, has now moved and the Rev. Patrick Twomey, Rector, All Saints,
Apr 9-11 Province V ECW, Detroit, Michigan to SHN's communityhouse in Appleton.
Apr 10 Commission on Ministry, Appleton Green Lake.
Apr 11 Visitation, St. Ambrose, Antigo For more information
Apr 13 Church Secretaries Network about St. Mary's, visit mount-
Apr 17 Deacons’ Day with the Bishop, calvary.org. Ω
Apr 18 Visitation, Trinity, Oshkosh
Apr 18 Cursillo Ultreya, 2-5pm,
Intercession, Stevens Point TRANSITIONS
Apr 19 Cursillo Candidate Application
Apr 24 Diversity Event, Oneida
Elizabeth Geiger Sawtell
Apr 25 Visitation, St. Anne’s, De Pere
December 5, 2010
May 2 Visitation, Cathedral Church of
St. Paul, Fond du Lac When Bishop Jacobus made his annual visitation
May 4 Clergy Day-Diocesan Level, November 7, 2010
to Ascension, Merrill, several people were confirmed
Fr. Gregory and received. Front row (from left): Lori Wiederhoeft,
Trinity, Oshkosh Daneeka Stewart, Nikkia McDuffy, Rachael Wiede-
May 7-8 Deacons’ School, St. John’s,
man, and Amy Heimerl. Back row: The Rev. Deacon
Wausau Rodney Ralph Peterson Linda Schmidt, Bishop Jacobus, and the Rev. Ken
May 9 Visitation, St. Barnabas’, December 26, 2009 Guy, Vicar.
Tomahawk Intercession, Stevens Point
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May 12- Monarch Cursillo,
15 Spencer Lake Christian Center
May 15 Trustees’ meeting, 10am-Noon, St. Mark’s, Waupaca
May 15 Standing Committee
May 15 Visitation, St. Olaf’s, Amherst
May 16 UTO Spring Ingathering (local congregations) Deadlines: March 2010 issue — February 1; April 2010 issue — March 1
May 16 Visitation, St. Alban’s, Marshfield
May 19 Alumni Day, Nashotah House Seminary Share your activities: Clarion does not have reporters or a paid staff. Please
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May 20 Commencement at Nashotah House Seminary, 10am
May 21 Nashotah Trustees’ Meeting General information, news from diocesan ministries and commissions:
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Jun 5 Eucharistic Festival, Cathedral, Fond du Lac Photos: All photographs — whether film or digital — should be sent to
Jun 5 Commission on Ministry, Cathedra, Fond du Lac Matthew Paine at the Diocesan Office, 1051 N.Lynndale Dr., Suite 1B, Appleton,
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Jun 12 Visitation, St. Mary’s, Wautoma
Jun 13 Visitation, St. Agnes’, Algoma
Jun 13 Cursillo Ultreya, 2-5pm, St. John’s, Wisconsin Rapids
Jun Summer Camp Senior Session, Camp Lakotah, Wautoma
Jun Summer Camp Middler & Junior Sessions, Camp Lakotah,
Wisconsin Council of Churches
Jun 24-26 Summer Camp KinderCamp, Camp Lakotah, Wautoma
Jun 27 Visitation, St. Mary’s of the Snows, Eagle River
Jul 4 Pow Wow, Oneida; Bishop celebrates Eucharist
Jul 17 Standing Committee Preaching to Rattle the Tea Cups and Wake the Dead
Jul 18 Visitation, St. Augustine’s, Rhinelander Tuesday, February 9, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Milwaukee;
Jul 25 Visitation, St. Paul’s, Suamico Wednesday, February 10, First Presbyterian Church, Neenah;
Thursday, February 11, First United Methodist Church, Madison
Aug 1 Visitation, All Saints’, Elkhart Lake
Aug 6 Bishop’s Night at the Ballpark, Appleton A Script for God’s Mission in the 21st Century: Interpreting Luke’s
Aug 7 Commission on Ministry, Appleton
Gospel in Lent, Holy Week, and Pentecost
Aug 8 Visitation, St. James’, Mosinee
Tuesday, February 23
Aug 12 Executive Council, 10-2, St. Peter’s, Sheboygan Falls
Central Lutheran Church, Chippewa Falls
Aug 14 Assumption Festival & Visitation, Precious Blood, Gardner
Aug 14 Visitation, Holy Nativity, Jacksonport
Engaging the Missional Church Conversation with Lay Leaders
Aug 15 Visitation, Christ the King, Sturgeon Bay
Saturday, March 20
Aug 17 Clergy Day on the Deanery level
Location in the Madison area to be determined
Aug 19-22 Women’s Mini-Week, Camp Lakotah, Wautoma
Aug 22 Visitation, St, Matthias, Minocqua
Lunch and Conversation with the Rev. Dr. Robert Stephanopolous
Sep 5 Visitation, Atonement, Fish Creek Monday, April 12
Sep 10-11 Deacons’ School, St. John’s, Wausau Location in the Madison area to be determined
Sep 12 Visitation, St. Paul’s, Marinette
Sep 15-22 House of Bishops Meeting Eco-Justice in the Hebrew Bible
Sep 17-18 Planning for Tomorrow / Enjoying Your Retirement by the Dr. Ken Stone, Academic Dean and Professor of Hebrew Bible, Culture,
Church Pension Fund, Wausau and Hermeneutics, Chicago Theological Seminary
Sep 18 Standing Committee, Wausau Wednesday, April 14, Redeemer United Church of Christ; Thursday,
Sep 19 Cursillo Ultreya, 2-5pm, St. Ambrose, Antigo April 16, First Congregational Church of Christ, La Crosse; Saturday,
Sep 25 Trustees’ meeting, Intercession, Stevens Point April 17, Edgewood College, Madison
Sep 26 Visitation, St. Luke’s, Sister Bay
Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the
Oct 1-2 Deacons’ School, St. John’s, Wausau American Church
Oct 3 Visitation, All Saints’, Appleton Monday-Friday, June 21-25
Oct 10 Visitation, St. Peter’s, Sheboygan Falls Washington Island
Oct 14 Executive Council, 10-2, St. Anne’s, DePere
Oct 16 Walsingham Pilgrimage, Grace, Sheboygan Preaching and Teaching the Texts for Advent and Christmas
Oct 17 Visitation, Holy Apostles’, Oneida The Rev. Thomas Long, Professor of Preaching, Candler School of
Oct 17 Cursillo Ultreya, 2-5pm, St. John’s, Wausau Theology, Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 22 Commission on Ministry, St. Peter’s, Ripon
Friday-Sunday, September 24-26
Oct 22-23 Diocesan Convention, Waupaca
Two locations in Wisconsin to be determined
Oct 24 Visitation, St. Peter’s, Ripon
Oct 27 Fall Convocation, Nashotah House Seminary
Preaching and Teaching the Gospel of Matthew
Oct 31 UTO Fall Ingathering (local congregations)
The Rev. Susan Briehl
Oct 31 Visitation, Blessed Sacrament, Green Bay
Three locations in Wisconsin to be determined
Nov 5-6 Deacons’ School, St. John’s, Wausau
Contact Wisconsin Council of Churches
Nov 7 Visitation, St. John’s, Wausau
Phone: 608-837-3108; website: www.wichurches.org
Nov 9 Clergy Day, 10-2, St. Anne’s, DePere
Nov 13 Deacons’ Day, 10-2, St. Alban’s, Marshfield
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