Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

24 November ~ Pentecost 24 ~ Christ the King
For United Thank Offering and those who will benefit from UTO gifts
For the people and clergy of our Companion Diocese of Haiti

 

1 Advent 2019 through Christ the King 2020 

 

1 December ~ Advent 1
The congregations of 
The Aroostook Episcopal Cluster  
St. Paul’s, Ft. Fairfield 
St. John’s, Presque Isle 
and for Church of the Good Shepherd, Houlton
For all the children of the world
 
8 December ~ Advent 2
The congregation of 
St. John’s, Bangor 
For those grieving the loss of a loved one this holiday season
 
15 December ~ Advent 3
For all immigrants and refugees and the ministries that serve them
For St. Elizabeth’s Jubilee Center and Essentials Pantry in Portland
 
22 December ~ Advent 4
The congregations of 
St. Michael’s, Auburn 
Trinity, Lewiston 
For Trinity Jubilee Center serving Lewiston-Auburn
For those who advocate for the poor, the lonely and the oppressed
 
25 December ~ Christmas Day
Oh God, you make us glad by the yearly festival of the birth of your only son Jesus Christ.
For peace on earth
 
29 December ~ Christmas 1 
The congregation of 
Emmanuel Lutheran Episcopal Church, Augusta
For the work of Episcopal Relief & Development
 
2020
 
5 January ~ Christmas 2
For the Episcopal Church of Saints Matthew & Barnabas, Hallowell 
For the victims of human trafficking and those working to combat it 
 
6 January ~ Epiphany 
“Because of the mystery of the Word made flesh, you caused a new light to shine in our hearts. Help us to be a light of peace to the world.” (Preface for Epiphany)
For the spread of the Gospel to all the world
 
12 January ~ Epiphany 1
For postulants and candidates for holy orders in the Diocese of Maine: Lisle Blind, Jean Cavanaugh, Ben Cooke, George Cooper, Madeline Murphy, Tracy Shaffer, George Sheats  and Heather Sylvester
 
19 January ~ Epiphany 2 
The congregations of 
St. Thomas’, Camden 
St. Peter’s, Rockland
For all those in ministries of teaching and Christian formation
 
26 January ~ Epiphany 3 
The congregations of 
St. Mary’s, Falmouth 
St. Bartholomew’s, Yarmouth 
For the families of clergy in the diocese
 
2 February ~ Epiphany 4 
The congregation of 
St. George’s, Sanford 
For the needy and the hungry
 
9 February ~ Epiphany 5
The congregation of 
St. Francis-by-the-Sea, Blue Hill 
For United Thank Offering 
 
16  February ~ Epiphany 6
The congregation of 
St. David’s, Kennebunk 
For the sick and those who care for them
 
23 February ~ Last Epiphany
The congregations of 
St. Patrick’s, Brewer
St. James’, Old Town 
For the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement and our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
 
1 March ~ Lent 1
The congregations of 
St. Luke’s, Wilton 
Christ Church, Gardiner
For the Commission on Ministry
 
8 March ~Lent 2
The congregations of 
Trinity Church, Saco 
St. George’s, York Harbor 
For Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center in Biddeford
 
15 March ~ Lent 3
The congregations of 
Grace Church, Bath 
St. Philips’, Wiscasset 
For all preparing for and attending Spring Training Day
 
22 March ~ Lent 4
The congregations of 
St. Peter’s, Portland 
Trinity, Portland  
For justice and peace in the world
 
 9 March ~ Lent 5
The congregation of 
St. Barnabas’, Rumford 
For new members of the Church, penitents and seekers
 
5 April ~ Palm Sunday
For the wardens and vestries of the congregations in the Diocese of Maine
For parishes in transition
 
12 April ~ Easter Day
Alleluia.  Christ is Risen.  The Lord is risen indeed.  Alleluia.
For new life in our homes, our families, and our communities 
 
19 April ~ Easter 2
The congregations of 
St. John’s, Brownville Junction 
St. Augustine’s, Dover-Foxcroft 
For the reverent care of all creation as we approach Earth Day
 
26 April ~ Easter 3
The congregations of 
Christ Church, Eastport 
St. Aidan’s, Machias 
For our upcoming Bicentennial Celebration “Energizing for the Next 200 Years” with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
 
3 May ~ Easter 4
The congregations of 
Christ Church, Norway 
Trinity (Lutheran), South Paris
For those incarcerated, those who love them and those who minister to them 
 
10 May ~ Easter 5 ~ Mothers’ Day
The congregation of 
St. Anne’s, Calais 
For the ministry of the staff and volunteers who attend to the administrative needs of our churches
 
17 May ~ Easter 6
The congregations of 
St. Martin’s, Palmyra 
St. Andrew’s, Winthrop 
Winthrop Center Friends’ Church (Quaker) 
 
24 May ~ Easter 7 
The congregations of 
St. Margaret’s, Belfast 
St. Andrew’s, Newcastle 
For Memorial Day as we remember all who have died in the service of their country 
 
31 May  ~  Pentecost
For the victims of gunfire and those who have lost a loved one to gun violence 
 
7 June ~ Trinity Sunday 
The congregations of 
St. Alban’s, Cape Elizabeth 
St. Nicholas’, Scarborough 
For students who are graduating
 
14 June ~ Pentecost 2 
The congregations of
St. Andrew’s, Millinocket
St. Thomas’, Winn 
For the mission and ministry of Camp Bishopswood and its staff and campers in the 2020 season 
 
21 June ~ Pentecost 3 ~ Father’s Day
The congregations of 
St. Matthew’s, Lisbon 
Good Shepherd, Rangeley
For students and faculty as summer vacation begins
 
28 June ~ Pentecost 4
The congregations of
All Saints’, Skowhegan 
St. Mark’s, Waterville
For our nation on our upcoming Independence Day
 
5 July ~ Pentecost 5
The congregations of 
St. Giles’, Jefferson 
St. John Baptist, Thomaston 
For the youth participants and adult chaperones who will be in Maryland this week for EYE20
 
12 July ~ Pentecost 6 
The summer chapel congregations of  
Trinity, York Harbor 
St. Peter’s-by-the-Sea, Cape Neddick 
For those who suffer persecution, oppression and denial of human rights
 
19 July ~ Pentecost 7
The summer chapel congregations of 
Trinity Chapel, Kennebunk Beach 
St. Ann’s by-the-Sea, Kennebunkport 
For all church musicians and choirs
 
26 July ~ Pentecost 8
The summer chapel congregations of 
St. Philip’s by-the-Sea, Fortunes Rocks
St. Martin’s in-the-Field, Biddeford Pool 
For all of the New England dioceses of Province One 
 
2 August ~ Pentecost 9  
The summer chapel congregations of 
St. James’, Prouts Neck 
Holy Trinity, Peak’s Island 
For those serving in lay liturgical ministries
 
9 August ~ Pentecost 10
The summer chapel congregations of 
All Saints by-the-Sea, Bailey Island 
All Saints, Orr’s Island 
For seafarers and those who make their living from the earth and from the sea  
 
16 August ~ Pentecost 11
The summer chapel congregations of 
St. Cuthbert’s, MacMahan Island 
All Saints by-the-Sea, Southport 
For Summer Services, North Haven 
 
23 August ~ Pentecost 12 
The summer chapel congregations of 
St. George’s, Tenants Harbor 
Christ Church Dark Harbor, Isleboro 
Our Lady of the Evergreens, Harborside
 
30 August ~ Pentecost 13
The summer chapel congregations of 
Church of the Redeemer, Sorrento
St. Christopher’s By-the-Sea, Winter Harbor
For all who labor and work, for parents who labor to care for their families, and for all who seek the dignity of meaningful employment
 
6 September ~ Pentecost 14
For students and educators in the new school year
For all Christian Education and Sunday School programs 
 
13 September ~ Pentecost 15  
For the congregation of 
St. Columba’s, Boothbay Harbor 
For the people and clergy of our Companion Diocese of Haiti
 
20 September ~ Pentecost 16 
For the congregations of 
St. Peter’s, Bridgton 
St. Ann’s, Windham 
For all ministries of racial reconciliation and racial justice
 
27 September ~ Pentecost 17 
For the Trustees, Standing Committee, Diocesan Council and other decision-making bodies of the Diocese of Maine
 
4 October ~ Pentecost 18
For the congregation of 
St. Paul’s, Brunswick
For the Maine Council of Churches and all of our ecumenical and interfaith partners this World Communion Sunday
 
11 October ~ Pentecost 19
For the harvest, and the fruits of human work
For all who are preparing for the 201st Convention of the Diocese of Maine 
 
18 October ~ Pentecost 20 
For the congregation of 
St. Dunstan’s, Ellsworth
For fulfilling the basic right of all people to adequate shelter as we approach the United Nations’ World Habitat Day
 
25 October ~ Pentecost 21 
For our sisters and brothers in common mission in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on Reformation Sunday
 
1 November  ~ All Saints Sunday
For the priests of the Diocese of Maine
For civil discourse during a time of election
 
8 November ~ Pentecost 23 
For the congregations of 
St. Andrew and St. John, Southwest Harbor 
St. Saviour’s, Bar Harbor  
Church of Our Father, Hulls Cove 
For all who serve and have served in the armed forces of our country as we honor them on Veteran’s Day
 
15 November ~ Pentecost 24 
For the congregations of 
St. Mary & St. Jude, Northeast Harbor 
Trinity, Castine
St. Brendan the Navigator, Deer Isle 
For all victims of war
 
22 November ~ Last Pentecost
For The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland
For the deacons of the Diocese of Maine
For the work of Episcopal Relief & Development

 

 

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