Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

Diocese of Northern Michigan Cycle of Prayer 2019

 Every week we pray for the various congregations, organizations and concerns of the diocese. 

You can find a copy to print HERE, or they are listed below for 2019

   Note:  Names in brackets are Lutheran congregations (ELCA) 


Epiph     6              Grace Church, Ishpeming [Bethany, Bethel, Faith, Trinity]      

                                All engaged in theological education including our seminaries,               

                                                covenant groups, ministry support teams, LifeCycle and other

                                                study groups [add local groups] 

Ep1         13           Province 5 Bishops’ Meeting Jan. 15-16 (Chicago)     

Ep2         20           All Ecumenical partners during “Week for Christian Unity” (Jan. 18-25)              

                                Diocesan Women’s Ministry Retreat, Jan. 25-27, Marygrove   

Ep3         27           St. Paul’s Church, Marquette [Messiah, Prince of Peace]           

                                Ministry Devel. Collaborative & Living Stones, Feb. 2-4                                   


Ep4         3              “World Interfaith Harmony Week” (Feb. 1-7); Inter-faith partners in the U.P.–    

                                                Buddhist community; Jewish community, Moslem community, Native

                                                American tradition, Unitarian Universalist congregations

                                Province 5 Board meeting, Feb. 5-6 (Chicago)             

Ep5         10           Neighboring Diocese: Algoma (Ontario)       

Ep6         17           Dioceses of Michigan, Eastern Michigan & Western Michigan

                                Executive Council of The Epis Church Feb. 21-24     

Ep7         24           Community of St. Ignace                                         


EpLast   3              Church of the Transfiguration, Ironwood [Salem; Sharon, Bessemer]     

L1           10           Bishops’ Meeting March 10-15       

L2           17           Neighboring Dioceses:  Fond du Lac & Eau Claire (Wisconsin)               

L3           24           Youth ministries of the diocese [add local names]      

L4           31           All diocesan outreach ministries, especially:

                                                Ministries with prisoners, families and staff ; [add others]                                          


L5           7              Visitors, travelers & pilgrims among us & our ministries of welcome    

PalmS    14           Executive Council of The Epis Church April 21-23 (Texas)     

Easter     21           The Baptismal Ministry of every Episcopalian in the diocese   

Es2         28           St. Mark’s Church, Crystal Falls [United; Bethany, Amasa]                                        


Es3         5              Native Justice Coalition Conf., May 25/26, Baraga       

Es4         12           Partner churches in Haiti (especially those in St. Simeon Parish, Croix-des-Boquets)         

Es5         19           Northern Great Lakes (ELCA) Synod            

Es6         26           Trinity Church, Gladstone [First; Bethany, Calvary & Trinity–Rapid River]        

                                Community of the Ascension, Ontonagon [Siloa]                                      


Es7         2              Trinity Church, Houghton [Good Shepherd; Gloria Dei, Hancock]         

Pentecst 9              Grace Church, Menominee [Bethel & Emmanuel; Gethsemane, Wallace]            

                                Trinity Church, Mackinac Island    

                                Exec. Council June 10-13 (Baltimore)           

Trinity    16           Holy Trinity Church, Iron Mountain [Calvary, Quinnesec]       

Pr7          23           St. Alban’s Church, Manistique [Zion]           

Pr8          30           Our neighbors in Canada 

                                St. Peter’s by the Sea, Eagle Harbor [Shepherd of Sea, Copper Harbor]                                               


Pr9          7              Our nation           

                                Camp New Day, July 6-13

                                Province 5 “Big Gathering”, July 12-13 (Kalamazoo)

Pr10        14           Lake District of our Diocese             

Pr11        21           St. James’ Church, Sault Ste. Marie [Faith]   

Pr12        28           Huron District of our Diocese                                    


Pr13        4              Church of the Transfiguration, Pte. Aux Pins (Bois Blanc Island)           

Pr14        11           Ottawa District of our Diocese        

Pr15        18           Hiawatha District of our Diocese    

Pr16        25           Work of the Church in Private Colleges, especially:   

                                                Finlandia University, Hancock


Pr17        1              For students and teachers beginning a new school year              

Pr18        8              Work of the Church in State Universities, especially:  Northern              

                                                Michigan University, Marquette; Michigan Technological

                                                 University, Houghton (especially Canterbury House);

                                                Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie;

                                                University of Wisconsin, Marinette

Pr19        15           Work of the Church in Community Colleges, especially:  Gogebic         

                                                 Community College, Ironwood; Bay de Noc Community

                                                 College, Escanaba & Iron Mountain; Bay Mills, Brimley

                                Bishops’ meeting Sept. 17-20          

Pr20        22           Province 5 Bishops’ Meeting Sept. 24-27 (Mackinac Island)    

                                Diocesan convention, September 28      

Pr21        29           Hospital chaplains & mutual care ministries [add local names]                            


Pr22        6              Episcopal Religious Communities, especially:  Monks of St.    

                                                 Gregory’s Abbey (Three Rivers, MI); Sisters of the Community

                                                 of St. Francis; Brothers of the Society of St. Francis;

                                                Sisterhood of St. John Divine, (Toronto)

                                All MI Episc. Network Sept. 7-10 (Grand Hotel)        

                                With Presiding Bp Curry Sept 11-14 (Grand Hotel & Marquette)           

Pr23        13           Executive Council of The Epis Church Oct. 18-21      

Pr24        20           “Exploring” communities:  “Breaking Bread” at Jack’s, Rapid River; “Sinners      

                                                & All Saints” at Zellar’s, Newberry; “Canterbury House” at MTU

Pr25        27           All diocesan committees, especially Standing Committee,        

                                                Diocesan Council, Commission on Ministry                                  


Pr26        3              All Saints’ Church, Newberry [Our Redeemer]            

Pr27        10           For those serving in the armed forces             

Pr28        17           St. John’s Church, Munising [Eden-on-Bay] 

Pr29        24           Christ Church, Calumet [Faith; Bethany, Mohawk]                        


A1           1              St. Stephen’s Church, Escanaba [Bethany, Christ the King & Immanuel]              

A2           8              St. John’s Church, Iron River [First & Trinity]             

A3           15           St. Stephen’s Church, DeTour          

A4           22           St. John’s Church, Negaunee [Bethany & Immanuel] 

C1           29           Holy Innocents, Little Lake [Grace, Gwinn; Emanuel, Skandia]