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.

February 2023

  • Executive Committee, February 7, 12 PM.
  • Budget Team, Zoom, February 7, 5 PM.
  • Corinthian Correspondence, February 7, 7 PM.
  • Synod Staff, February 8, 11 AM.
  • Call Committee Zoom, Messiah, Bay City, February 9, 6:30 PM.
  • Synod Council, February 11, 9:30 AM.
  • Corinthian Correspondence, February 14, 7 PM.
  • Synod Staff, February 15, 11 AM.
  • Region VI Bishops, February 15, 3 PM.
  • Church Council, Zoom, Prince of Peace, Portage, February 15, 7 PM.
  • Conference Deans, February 16, 11 AM.
  • Conference of Bishops, February 16, 2 PM
  • Candidacy Committee, February 20, 1 PM.
  • Church Council Zoom, Saint Matthew, Bridgeport, February 21, 1 PM.
  • Church Council Zoom, Zion, Woodland, February 21, 6:30 PM.
  • Synod Staff, February 22, 10 AM.
  • Ash Wednesday, Saint Paul/Greenville and Settlement/Gowan, February 22, 7 PM.
  • Saint Matthew, Bridgeport, February 26, 2023.
  • Conference of Bishops, February 28, 2023.

March 2023

  • Conference of Bishops, March 1-6,, 2023.
  • Synod Staff, March 8, 10 AM.
  • Zion, Woodland, March 12, 10:30 AM.
  • Synod Staff, March 15, 10 AM.
  • Conference of Bishops, March 16, 2 PM.
  • Church Council Zoom, Faith, Okemos, March 20, 7 PM.
  • Executive Committee, March 21, 12 PM.
  • Synod Staff, March 22, 10 AM.
  • Synod Council, Zoom, March 25, 9:30 AM.
  • Trinity, Battle Creek, March 26, 2023.
  • Synod Staff, March 29, 10 AM.

April 2023

  • Holy Week, April 2–9, 2023. 
    • Faith, Okemos, April 2, 2023.
    • Chrism Mass, Battle Creek, April 4, 10 AM.
    • Synod Staff, April 5, 10 AM.
    • Saint John, Lake City, April 9, 2023.
  • Synod Staff, April 12, 10 AM.
  • Men’s Breakfast, Trinity Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, April 15, 8 AM.
  • Saint John, Lake City, April 16, 2023.
  • Region VI FCTE, April 17-19, 2023.
  • Region VI Bishops, April 19, 1:30 PM.
  • Conference of Bishops, Zoom, April 20, 2 PM.
  • Settlement, Gowan, April 23, 2023.
  • Synod Staff, April 26, 10 AM.
  • Assembly Preparation, April 30, 2023.

May 2023

  • Assembly Resolutions Discussion Session, Zoom, May 1, 6–8 PM.
  • Assembly Budget and Compensation Guidelines Discussion Session, Zoom, May 2, 6-8 PM.
  • Synod Staff, May 3, 10 AM.
  • Conference Bishops, Zoom, May 4, 2 PM.Assembly Technology Orientation, Zoom, May 3, 6-7 PM.
  • Synod Assembly, Mount Pleasant, May 7–9, 2023. 
  • Conference of Bishops, May 9, 2 P
  • Synod Staff, May 10, 10 AM.
  • Post Assembly Sunday, May 14, 2023.
  • Synod Staff, May 17, 10 AM.
  • Conference of Bishops, zoom, May 18, 2 PM
  • Synod Staff, May 24, at 10 AM.
  • Synod Staff, May 31, 10 AM.

June 2023

  • Conference of Bishops, Zoom, June 1, 2 PM.
  • Edgewood, Fruitport, June 4, 2023.
  • Synod Staff, June 7, 10 AM.
  • Synod Staff, June 14, 10 AM.
  • Conference of Bishops, Zoom, June 15, 2 PM.
  • Synod Staff, June 21, 10 AM.
  • Zion, Woodland, June 25, 2023.
  • Notre Dame Preaching Conference, June 26/28, 2023.

July 2023

  • Synod Staff, July 5, 10 AM.
  • Synod Staff, July 12, 10 AM.
  • Synod Staff, July 19, 10 AM.
  • Synod Staff, July 26, 10 AM.

August 2023

  • Synod Staff, August 2, 11 AM.
  • Synod Staff, August 9, 11 AM.
  • Bethlehem, Traverse City, August 13, 10 AM.
  • Synod Staff, August 16, 10 AM.
  • 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.
  • Synod Staff, November 8, 10 AM.
  • Conference of Bishops, Zoom, November 14, 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.
  • Holy Week, March 24–31, 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.
  • ELCA Churchwide Assembly, Phoenix, Arizona, July 28 – August 2, 2025.
  • Bishop’s Personal Retreat, August 28 – September 2, 2025.
  • End of Term, August 31, 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.