Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

Diocese of Northern Michigan Cycle of Prayer 2023

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 2022


Note:  Names in brackets are Lutheran congregations [ELCA] 


Xmas 1          1          All
engaged in theological education

including our seminaries, covenant groups,
ministry support  

teams, LifeCycle and other study groups.
[Add local groups]


Ep1                8         Grace
Church, Ishpeming [Bethany, Bethel, Faith,



Ep2                15       All
Ecumenical partners during “Week of Christian

Unity” (Jan. 18-25)

                                  Winter Talk (Indigenous Ministries of TEC),
Jan. 21-23,

Oneida, Wisconsin


Ep3                22      St.
Paul’s Church. Marquette [Messiah, Prince of Peace]

Province 5 House of Bishops, Jan. 25-26


Ep4                29       “World
Interfaith Harmony Week” (Feb. 1-7); Inter-

faith partners in the U.P. –Buddhist

Jewish community, Moslem

Native American traditions, and

Universalist Congregations (U.N.).




Ep5                5         Executive Council of The Episcopal
Church (Feb. 9-12).


Ep6                12        Neighboring Diocese: Algoma (Ontario,


EpLast          19       Dioceses of Michigan, Eastern Michigan,
and Western



EpLast          26       Church of Transfiguration, Ironwood
[Salem; Sharon,





L2                 5         Visitors, travelers
and pilgrims among us and our ministries of

Welcome. TEC House of Bishops Meeting
(March 8-13, Alabama)


L3                  12        Neighboring Diocese: Fond du Lac and
Eau Claire



L4                  19       Youth ministries of the diocese [Add
local names]


L5                  26       All diocesan outreach ministries,
especially; Justice and Peace,

ministries with prisoners, families and




Palm S         2         U.P.
Wild Church – in collaboration with NGLS and ELCA


Easter           9         The
Baptismal Ministry of every Episcopalian in the diocese


ES2                16        Diverse Mission of Canterbury House at
Michigan Tech


ES3                23      St.
Mark’s Church, Crystal Falls [United; Bethany, Amasa]


Es4                30       Sacred
Space (on-line community – Facebook)




Es5                 8         Breaking Bread at Jack’s (Rapid River)

organizations; Michigan Interfaith Power and Light;

                                   Great Lakes Peace Center


Es6                15        Trinity Church, Gladstone [First
Bethany, Cavalry and

Trinity, Rapid River]       

NGLS ELCA Assembly, May 18-20, Marquette

Visitor’s Weekend, May 19-21


Es7                 22       Trinity Church, Houghton [Good Sheppard:
Gloria Dei,



Pentecost     29       Grace Church, Menominee [Bethan &

Gethsemane, Wallace]




Trinity           4          Trinity
Church, Mackinac Island Grace Church,

                                    Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake
Superior Chippewa Indians


Pr5                 11        Holy Trinity Church, Iron Mountain
[Calvary, Quinnesec]

Executive Council of TEC, June 12-15


Pr6                 18       World Refuge Day, June 20

                                   Keweenaw Bay
Indian Community


Pr7                 25      Our
Neighbors in Canada

                                 Trinity Church, Mackinac Island




Pr8                2          Our Nation

St. Peter’s by the Sea, Eagle Harbor
[Shepard of Sea,

Copper Harbor]

Family Peace Camp, July 7-9, Clear Lake


Pr9                 9         Province
V Gathering, July 10-13, Kalamazoo

                                    Hannahville Indian Community


Pr10               16        St.
Ignace Spirit Group


Pr11               23       St.
James’ Church, Sault Ste. Marie [Faith]


Pr12               30       Canon
Community of St. James the Just




Pr13               6         Church of the Transfiguration, Pte.
Aux Pins (Bois Blanc

Island) Bay Mills Indian Community


Pr14               13        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


Pr15               20        Work of the Church in community
college, especially:

Gogebic Community College, Ironwood; Bay de Noc Community
College, Escanaba and Iron Mountain; Bay Mills Community College, Brimley


Pr16               27       For students and teachers starting a new
school year




Pr17               3         Work of the Church in private
colleges, especially:

University, Handcock


Pr18               10       MYSTC
Conference, September 15-17


Pr19               17       International
Day of Peace, Sept. 21 (U.N.)

                                    House of Bishops of TEC,
September 15-17


Pr20              24      Hospital
chaplains and mutual care ministries

                                    National Day for Truth and
Reconciliation, September 30




Pr21               1         Episcopal Religious Communities,
especially:  Monks of St.

Gregory’s Abby (Three Rivers, MI); Sisters of the Community of
St. Francis; Brothers of the Society of St. Francis; Sisterhood of St. John
Divine (Toronto)


Pr22              8         Indigenous People’s Day, Oct. 10


Pr23              15        Diocesan
Convention, Oct. 20-21, Escanaba


Pr24             22       All diocesan committees, especially
Standing Committee,

                                  Diocesan Council, Commission on Ministry

                                    Executive Council of TEC, Oct.


Pr25              29       All Saints’ Church, Newberry [Our




Pr26             5         Sault
Ste. Marie tribe of Chippewa Indians


Pr27              12        For
those serving in the armed forces


Pr28              19        St.
John’s Church, Iron River [First & Trinity]


Pr29              26       Christ
Church, Calumet [Faith; Bethany, Mohawk]




A1                   3         St. Stephen’s Church, Escanaba [Bethany,
Christ the King,

and Immanuel]


A2                 10        St. John’s Church,
Negaunee [Bethany and Immanuel]


A3                  17        St. Stephen’s Church, De Tour


A4                   24       St.
John’s Church, Munising[Eden-on-Bay]


Christmas    31      
Holy Innocents, Little Lake [Grace, Gwinn; Emanuel,