Each Sunday, we pray for our whole community including those inside and outside of our own congregation. The following resources help identify how we might pray for others within our own diocese and within the Anglican Communion.
Bishops have regular visitations with congregations on most Sundays throughout the year. Their visitation is an opportunity to connect with diocesan life and ministry and to build relationships with the whole congregation.
When a priest is unavailable or out of town, the congregation may request supply clergy (a temporary priest) to fill in during their absence. The dioceses in the Lower Peninsula have agreed that supply clergy may be called from any of the dioceses in Michigan.
This version of a passion narrative involves a congregational sung response throughout the three-voice reading. Although it does not directly address the problematic text, it does offer another experience of the passion narrative.
In choosing to read the assigned Good Friday Gospel, one could add an explanation of what is meant by “the Jews” in this text.
This alternative Good Friday liturgy has been developed by leaders from the Seminary of the Southwest and Diocese of Texas. It is in the process of submission to The Episcopal Church Task Force on Liturgical and Prayer Book Revision for consideration.