Schedule

Bishop Satterlee endeavors to visit congregations regularly, just as pastors seek to visit congregants on a regular basis. Bishop Satterlee concentrates on congregations that invite him, congregations celebrating significant events, and those where there is a need. Bishop Satterlee is happy to schedule special worship services during the week, and finds  these to be very meaningful times. They frequently include time for fellowship and conversation that Sunday morning cannot. Bishop Satterlee does his best to accept invitations to preach and/or preside, especially when there is a sacramental need due to vacation or vacancy.

Bishop Satterlee values conversations and visits with pastors and deacons. He considers it a privilege to pray with the rostered leaders of the synod. Please telephone Bishop Satterlee (517-321-5066). If he cannot receive your call, leave a message and he will call back as soon as possible.

Bishop Satterlee is also a recognized preacher, teaching theologian, and conference speaker. The North/West Lower Michigan Synod Council recognizes this vocation and supports Bishop Satterlee accepting invitations to preach, teach , and lead continuing education events, especially in preaching, as a way our synod contributes to the wider church.

You may schedule a congregation visit or invite Bishop Satterlee to reach, lecture or teach by calling the North/West Lower Michigan Synod Office (517-321-5066) or emailing Bishop Satterlee.

May 2023

  • CATH, Zoom, May 22, 2:30 PM.
  • Synod Staff, May 24, at 10 AM.
  • Synod Staff, May 31, 10 AM.

June 2023

  • Southwest California Synod Assembly, California Lutheran, University, Thousand Oaks, California, June 1–4, 2023.
  • Vacation, June 5–7.
  • Living Water Ministries Board, June 13, 2 PM.
  • Synod Staff, June 14, 10 AM.
  • Conference Deans, Zoom, June 15, 11 AM.
  • Conference of Bishops, Zoom, June 15, 2 PM.
  • Ordination, Faith, Saginaw, June 17, 3 PM.
  • Synod Staff, June 21, 10 AM.
  • Synod Staff, June 28, 10 AM.

July 2023

  • Synod Staff, July 5, 10 AM.
  • Trinity, Hillsdale, June 9, 2023.
  • Synod Staff, July 12, 10 AM.
  • [Faith, Okemos, July 16, 2023.]
  • Synod Staff, July 19, 10 AM.
  • Synod Staff, July 26, 10 AM.

August 2023

  • Synod Staff, August 2, 11 AM.
  • Mission Support Cruise, August 2, 6 PM.
  • Synod Staff, August 9, 11 AM.
  • Bethlehem, Traverse City, August 13, 10 AM.
  • Synod Staff, August 16, 10 AM.
  • Living Water Ministries Board, June 21, 2 PM.
  • Synod Staff, August 23, 10 AM.
  • Synod Staff, August 30, 2023.
  • Bishop’s Personal Retreat, August 31 – September 5, 2023

September 2023

  • Bishop’s Personal Retreat, September 1-4, 2023.
  • Executive Committee, September 5, 12 PM.
  • Synod Staff, September 6, 10 AM.
  • Conference of Bishops, Zoom, September 7, 2 PM.
  • Synod Council, September 9, 9:30 AM.
  • Saint Peter, Unionville, September 10, 2023.
  • Sharing the Story of Jesus, with Youth and Young Adults, Autumn, Leadership Event, St. Luke Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, September 12, 2023.
  • Synod Staff, September 13, 10 AM.
  • You Are Witnesses of These Things Retreat, St. Francis Retreat Ctr., Dewitt, Michigan, September 17–18, 2023.
  • Synod Staff, September 20, 10 AM.
  • Conference of Bishops, Zoom, September 21, 2 PM.
  • Conference of Bishops, September 26 – 30, 2023.

October 2023

  • University, East Lansing, October 1, 10 AM.
  • Synod Staff, October 4, 10 AM.
  • Conference of Bishops, Zoom, October 5, 2 PM.
  • Synod Staff, October 11, 10 AM.
  • My Burden is Light Preaching Retreat, St. Francis Retreat Ctr., Dewitt, October 16–18, 2023.
  • Synod Staff, October 18, TBD.
  • Conference of Bishops, Zoom, October 19, 2 PM.
  • Small Catechism for Adults, Zoom, October 24, 7 PM.
  • Synod Staff, October 25, 0 AM.
  • Small Catechism for Adults, Zoom, October 31, 7 PM.

November 2023

  • Synod Staff, November 1, 10 AM.
  • Conference of Bishops, Zoom, November 2, 2 PM.
  • Small Catechism for Adults, Zoom, November 7, 7 PM.
  • International LAC Consultation, TBD, November 8–12, 2023.
  • Synod Staff, November 8, 10 AM.
  • Conference of Bishops, Zoom, November 14, 2 PM.
  • Living Water Ministries Board, November 15, 2 PM.
  • Small Catechism for Adults, Zoom, November 14, 7 PM.
  • Synod Staff, November 15, 10 AM.
  • Small Catechism for Adults, Zoom, November 21, 7 PM.
  • Synod Staff, November 22, 10 AM.
  • Small Catechism for Adults, Zoom, November 28, 7 PM.
  • Synod Staff, November 29, 10 AM.

December 2023

  • New Life, Spruce, December 2-3, 2023.
  • Executive Committee, December 5, 12 PM.
  • Synod Staff, December 6, 10 AM.
  • Conference of Bishops, Zoom, December 7, 2 PM.
  • Synod Council, December 9, 9:30 AM.
  • Synod Staff, December 13, 10 AM.
  • Synod Staff, December 20, 10 AM.
  • Conference of Bishops, Zoom, December 21, 2 PM.

2024

  • Sabbatical, January 1-March 31, 2024.
  • Living Water Ministries Board, January 23, 2 PM.
  • Holy Week, March 24–31, 2024.
  • Synod Assembly, Zoom, May 11, 2024.
  • ELCA National Youth Gathering, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 15–20, 2024.
  • Conference of Bishops, September 26-30, 2024.

2025

  • Bishops Academy, January 6-10, 2025.
  • Conference of Bishops, February 27-March 3, 2025.
  • Holy Week, April 13-20, 2025.
  • Synod Assembly with Bishop Election, Location TBD, May, 18-20, 2025.
  • ELCA Churchwide Assembly, Phoenix, Arizona, July 28 – August 2, 2025.
  • Bishop’s Personal Retreat, August 28 – September 2, 2025.
  • Conference of Bishops, September 23-27, 2025.

2026

  • Conference of Bishops, February 24-28, 2026.
  • Holy Week, March 29-April 5, 2026.
  • Bishop’s Personal Retreat, August 28-September 1, 2026.
  • Conference of bishops, September 22–26, 2026.