Craig’s Public Schedule

As pastors seek to visit congregants on a regular basis, so Bishop Satterlee endeavors to visit congregations regularly. Bishop Satterlee concentrates on congregations that invite him, congregations celebrating significant events, and those where there is a need. The bishop is happy to schedule special worship services during the week, and finds  these to be very meaningful times. They frequently include time for a meal, fellowship, and conversation that Sunday morning cannot. The bishop does his best to accept invitations to preach and/or preside, especially when there is a sacramental need due to vacation or vacancy. You may schedule a visit by calling the Lansing Office (517-321-5066. Sarah Holland (sarahholland@mittensynod.org)  takes the lead in scheduling the bishop.

November 2018

  • Staff Reviews, Lansing Office, November 14, 8-3:30 PM.
  • Budget Committee, Lansing Office, November 14, 4:15 PM.
  • Synod Eucharist, Lansing Office, November 14,, 11:30 AM.
  • Vacation, November 16-25, 2018.
  • Bishop’s Day Off, November 26, 2018.
  • Global Mission, Immanuel, Mt. Pleasant, November 27, 4 PM. 
  • Synod Staff Meeting, Lansing Office, November 28, 10 AM..
  • Synod Eucharist, Lansing Office, Novembember 28,  11:30 AM.
  • Portico Benefit Services, Lansing Office, Novembember 28,  12 Noon.


December 2018 

  • Christ the King, Gladwin, December 2, 10 AM 
  • Bishop’s Day Off, December 3, 2018.
  • Executive Committee, December 4, 12 Noon.
  • Synod Staff Meeting, Lansing Office, December 5, 10 AM..
  • Synod Eucharist, Lansing Office, December 5,  11:30 AM.
  • Budget Committee, Lansing Office, December 5, 1 PM.
  • Synod Council, Faith, Okemos, December 8, 2018.
  • Lebanon, Whitehall, December 9, 2018.
  • Bishop’s Day Off, December 10, 2018.
  • Synod Staff Meeting, Lansing Office, December 12, 10 AM..
  • Synod Eucharist, Lansing Office, December 12,  11:30 AM.
  • Bishop’s Day Off, December 17, 2018.
  • Synod Staff Meeting, Lansing Office, December 19, 10 AM..
  • Synod Eucharist, Lansing Office, December 19,  11:30 AM.
  • St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Lansing, December 24, 7 PM.


January 2019

  • Capital Conference, January 3, 2019.
  • Faith, Sidney, January 6, 2019.
  • Christ the King, Dewitt, January 13, 2019.
  • Preaching and Stewardship, St. Francis Retreat Center, Dewitt, January 13-14.
  • SEAson of the Church Cruise, Carnival Dream, January 20-27, 2019.
  • Michigan 101, Lansing Office, January 30, 2019.


February 2019

  • St. Paul, Au Gres, February 2, 2019.
  • Grace, East Tawas, February 3, 2019.
  • Executive Committee, February 5, 12 Noon.
  • Synod Council, February 9, 2019.
  • Trinity, New Era, February 10, 2019.
  • Living Water Board , February 26, 2018.
  • Conference of Bishops, Eaglewood Resort, Itasca, Illinois, February 28 –March 5, 2019.


March 2019

  •  Conference of Bishops, Eaglewood Resort, Itasca, Illinois, February 28 –March 5, 2019.
  • “Bonhoeffer and the Environment,” University, East Lansing, March 23, 2019.
  • Walking Together, March 30, 2019.


April 2019

  • Executive Committee, April 2, 12 Noon.
  • Synod Council, Trinity, Grand Rapids,April 6, 2019.
  • Chrism Mass, Grand Rapids, April 9, 12 PM.
  • The Easter Vigil, Settlement, Gowan, April 20, 2019,7 PM.
  • ELCA Advocacy Days, Washington, D.C., April 29-May 1, 2019.


May 2019

  • St. Paul, Greenville, May 5, 2019.
  • Saint Luke, Grand Rapids, May 7, 2019.
  • Synod Assembly, May 16-18, 2019.
  • Bishop’s Retreat, May 19-21, 2019.


June 2019

  • Southern Ohio Synod Assembly, June 6-8, 2019.
  • Holy Ttrinity, Niles, June 23, 10:30 AM.
  • John S Marten Preaching Conference, University of Notre Dame, June 24-26, 2019.
  • Ascension, Saginaw, June 27, 2019.


July 2019

August 2019

  • ELCA Churchwide Assembly, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 3-11, 2019.


September 2019

  • "Preaching Jesus," Arkansas-OklahomaSynod, September 16-19, 2019.
  • *Executive Committee, September 17, 12 Noon.
  • *Synod Council, September 20-21, 2019.


October 2019

  • *Conference of Bishops, Chicago, Illinois, September 26-October 1, 2019.
  • *Autumn Leadership Event, Mackinac Island, October 6-8, 2019.


November 2019

  • *Latin America and Caribbean Companion Synod Consultation, Guatemala, November 6-11, 2019.


December 2019

  • *Executive Committee, December 3, 12 noon.
  • *Synod Council, December 7, 2019.


2020 and Beyond

  • Stewardship Sseminar, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, January 31, 2020.
  • *Conference of Bishops, Eaglewood Resort, Itasca, Illinois, March 5-10, 2020.
  • *The Easter Vigil, Prince of Peace, Portage, April 11, 2020.
  • *Conference of Bishops, Chicago, Illinois, March 1-6, 2020.
  • *ELCA RMG, Phoenix, Arizona, July 20-23, 2020.
  • *The Easter Vigil, , Trinity, Hillsdale, April 3, 2021.
  • *The Easter Vigil, , Trinity, New Era, April 16, 2022.


*Pending the results of the 2019 Bishop Election.


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