FROM RACHEL YATES, PRESBYTERY EXECUTIVE
 DUST
I killed it.  At least I think I killed it.  I haven't seen any movement, any sign of life.  I'm not sure how long I should wait to know for certain, but I'm pretty sure I killed it.

When I received my tiny pot of soil and a carnation seed at the Presbytery Gathering, I thought, "How hard can it be?"  People grow flowers all the time."  Others who had joined me at the Rock Prairie chancel to be commissioned or installed and who had also received their tiny pots expressed more trepidation.  We held in our hands ... ( READ MORE )
PRESBYTERY PULSE
INSTALLATION SERVICE FOR REV. STEPHANIE STEINER
March 15, 1:3o p.m.
Presbytery of Milwaukee Moderator, Judy Jaggard, and First Presbyterian Church, Clinton, invite everyone to attend the installation service for Rev. Stephanie Steiner on March 15th at 1:30 p.m.  Stephanie comes to us from nearby John Knox Presbytery.

Stephanie is originally from Prairie du Chen, Wisconsin.  After graduating from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, she earned her Master of Divinity from Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, and was then ordained in 1987.

Throughout her ministry, Stephanie has been called to serve as a solo pastor, chaplain, associate pastor, and co-pastor.  She has one daughter, Kiernan, who is a teaching assistant and doctoral candidate at Arizona State University.  Stephanie's hobbies include reading, crocheting, gardening, and she's an avid sports fan too!

We welcomed Stephanie at our February Presbytery Gathering; now we have the opportunity to celebrate her installation.

Clergy are invited to robe and wear red vestments.  

First Presbyterian Church, 312 Church Street, Clinton, WI
WITH CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES
Longtime Milwaukee Habitat advocate and Crossroads Presbyterian Church member, Robert (Bob) Patton, passed away on Wednesday, February 19th.  Bob's life will be celebrated on February 29th at Crossroads Presbyterian Church with a visitation from 2:30-3:30 p.m in the sanctuary, followed by a memorial service at 4:00 p.m.  Additional details can be found here.

Bob was well-known in the Presbytery for his work with Habitat for Humanity, for which he was recognized at last year's Framing the Future Gala.  Committing 20+ years of service with Habitat, Bob was a steady and beloved leader in the Presbytery Habitat Coalition.  Please hold Bob's family in prayer.
Pastor Iris Colon passed away Tuesday, February 25th, after prolonged illness.  Funeral services are being planned and information will be shared as it is available.  Please keep her husband Pastor Antonio Lucio and their family in your prayers, as well as the Good Shepherd Trinity congregation where Iris and Antonio have been actively worshiping.

NEWS FROM THE STATED CLERK
Recently, Stated Clerk Rev. Dr. Christian Boyd traveled to San Diego, California, to participate in the Episcopal-Presbyterian Bilateral Dialogue.  During the dialogue, participants considered how the two ecclesiastical traditions could partner with each other considering the context of the 21st century Church.  Read more about Rev. Dr. Boyd's recent activity here.
PRESBYTERY HIGHLIGHTS
Weren't able to make it to the last Presbytery Gathering, but interested in the good work happening in the Presbytery?  Checkout the Presbytery Highlights, a one-page synopsis of the February 4, 2020 Presbytery Gathering.