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.

June 2018

  • Bishop’s Day Off, June 18, 2018.
  • Synod Staff Meeting, Lansing Office, June 20, 10 AM..
  • Synod Eucharist, Lansing Office, June 20, 11:30 AM.
  • Vacation Bible School, University, East Lansing, June 21, 2018.
  • Trinity, Barton City, June 23, 2018.
  • New Life of Ancona County, June 24, 2018.
  • ELCA Youth Gathering, Houston, TX, June 27-30, 2018.


 Sabbatical, July 2-September 25, 2018.

  • England Church History Tour, June 30-July 8, 2018.
  • Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, South Bend, Indiana, September 9, 2018.
  • Florida, September 16-23, 2018.


September 2018

  • Conference of Bishops, September 27–October 3, 2018.


October 2018

  • Conference of Bishops, September 27–October 3, 2018.
  • Executive Committee, October 2, 12 Noon.
  • Synod Council Retreat, St. Paul, Alpena, October 5-6, 2018.
  • Cross of Christ, Petoskey, October 7, 2018.
  • Bishop’s Day Off, October 8, 2018.
  • Response Team, Lansing Office, October 9, 6 PM.
  • Synod Staff Meeting, Lansing Office, October 10, 10 AM..
  • Synod Eucharist, Lansing Office, October 10, 11:30 AM.
  • St. Peter, Battle Creek, October 14, 2018.
  • Autumn Leadership Event, October 15-17, 2018.
  • Ascension and Holy Cross, Kent City, October 21, 2018.
  • Bishop’s Day Off, October 22, 2018.
  • LARCC Retreat, October 23-25, 2018.
  • Discernment Retreat, TBD, October 26-27, 2018.
  • Christ the King, Gladwin, October 28, 2018.
  • Synod Staff Meeting, Lansing Office, October 24, 10 AM..
  • Synod Eucharist, Lansing Office, October 24, 11:30 AM.
  • Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, October 28, 2018.
  • Bishop’s Day Off, October 29, 2018.
  • Synod Staff Meeting, Lansing Office, October 31, 10 AM..
  • Synod Eucharist, Lansing Office, October 31, 11:30 AM.


November 2018

  • Immanuel, Allegan, November 4, 2018.
  • Bishop’s Day Off, November 5, 2018.
  • Living Water Board , November 6, 2018.
  • Synod Staff Meeting, Lansing Office, November 7, 10 AM..
  • Synod Eucharist, Lansing Office, November 7, 11:30 AM.
  • Resurrection, Saginaw, November 11, 2018.
  • Bishop’s Day Off, November 12, 2018.
  • Synod Staff Meeting, Lansing Office, November 14, 10 AM..
  • Synod Eucharist, Lansing Office, November 14,, 11:30 AM.
  • Vacation, November 16-25, 2018.
  • Bishop’s Day Off, November 26, 2018.
  • 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.
  • Synod Counsel, 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.


2019-2020

  • SEAson of the Church Cruise, Carnival Dream, January 20-27, 2019.
  • Executive Committee, February 5, 12 Noon.
  • Synod Council, February 9, 2019.
  • Living Water Board , February 26, 2018.
  • Conference of Bishops, Eaglewood Resort, Itasca, Illinois, February 28 –March 5, 2019.
  • Executive Committee, April 2, 12 Noon.
  • Synod Council, April 6, 2019.
  • The Easter Vigil, Settlement, Gowan, April 20, 2019,7 PM.
  • St. Paul, Greenville, May 5, 2019.
  • Synod Assembly, May 16-18, 2019.
  • Bishop’s Retreat, May 19-21, 2019.
  • Southern Ohio Synod Assembly, June 6-8, 2019.
  • John S Marten Preaching Conference, University of Notre Dame, June 24-26, 2019.
  • ELCA Churchwide Assembly, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 3-11, 2019.
  • "Preaching Jesus," Arkansas-OklahomaSynod, September 16-19, 2019.
  • *Executive Committee, September 17, 12 Noon.
  • *Synod Council, September 20-21, 2019.
  • *Conference of Bishops, Chicago, Illinois, September 26-October 1, 2019.
  • *Executive Committee, December 3, 12 noon.
  • *Synod Council, December 7, 2019.
  • *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.
  • *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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