Parish Cycle of Prayer

2023 DIOCESAN/ANGLICAN CYCLE OF PRAYER

Please keep these parishes in your Sunday prayers.

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December 2022

4

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Isaiah 11:1-10
Romans 15:4-13
Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19

Pray for Trinity Episcopal Church, Jersey Shore
The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and The Middle East

11

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Isaiah 35:1-10
James 5:7-10
Psalm 146:4-9 OR [Canticle 15 OR Canticle 3]
Pray for St. James Episcopal Church, Lancaster
The Anglican Church of Kenya

18

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Isaiah 7:10-16
Romans 1:1-7
Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18

Pray for St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster
The Anglican Church of Korea

25

CHRISTMAS DAY

Christmas I:
  Isaiah 9:2-7
  Titus 2:11-14
  Psalm 96

Christmas II:
  Isaiah 62:6-12
  Titus 3:4-7
  Psalm 97

Christmas III:
  Isaiah 52:7-10
  Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12)
  Psalm 98

Pray for St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Lancaster
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Lewisburg
The Anglican Church of Melanesia

January 2023

1

THE HOLY NAME OF OUR LORD

Numbers 6:22-27
Galatians 4:4-7 or Philippians 2:5-11
Psalm 8

Pray for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Shippensburg
The Anglican Church of Mexico

8

FIRST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY – THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD

Isaiah 42:1-9
Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 29
Pray for Church of the Resurrection Mission, Mt. Carmel
The Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma)

15

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

Isaiah 49:1-7
1 Corinthians 1:1-9
Psalm 40:1-12

Pray for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College
The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

22

THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

Isaiah 9:1-4
1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Psalm 27:1, 5-13
Pray for St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Sunbury
The Church of North India (United)

29

FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

Micah 6:1-8
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Psalm 15
Pray for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Manheim
The Church of Pakistan (United)

February 2023

5

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

Isaiah 58:1-9a, [9b-12]
1 Corinthians 2:1-12, [13-16]
Psalm 112:1-9, (10)

Pray for Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Hollidaysburg
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Tioga
The Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea

12

SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

Deuteronomy 30:15-20 or 1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Psalm 119:1-8

Pray for Trinity Episcopal Church, Tyrone
The Episcopal Church in the Philippines

19

LAST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

Exodus 24:12-18
2 Peter 1:16-21
Psalm 2 or Psalm 99
Pray for St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield
The Anglican Church of Rwanda

26

FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT

Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7
Romans 5:12-19
Psalm 32
Pray for Church of the Good Shepherd, Upper Fairfield
The Scottish Episcopal Church

March 2023

5

SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT

Genesis 12:1-4a
Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
Psalm 121
Pray for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Waynesboro
The Church of the Province of South East Asia

12

THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT

Exodus 17:1-7
Romans 5:1-11
Psalm 95
Pray for St. John’s Episcopal Church, Marietta
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Westfield
The Church of South India (United)

19

FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT

1 Samuel 16:1-13
Ephesians 5:8-14
Psalm 23
Pray for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Mechanicsburg
The Anglican Church of Southern Africa

26

FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT

Ezekiel 37:1-14
Romans 8:6-11
Psalm 130
Pray for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Wellsboro
The Anglican Church of South America

April 2023

2

SUNDAY OF THE PASSION: PALM SUNDAY

THE LITURGY OF THE PALMS
Matthew 21:1-11
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Philippians 2:5-11
Psalm 31:9-16
Pray for All Saints Episcopal Church, Williamsport
Christ Episcopal Church, Milton
The Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan

9

EASTER DAY

Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6
Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 188:1-2, 14-24
Pray for Church of our Saviour, Montoursville
Hope Episcopal Church, Mount Hope
The Province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan

16

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

Acts 2:14a, 22-32
1 Peter 1:3-9
Psalm 16
Pray for Trinity Episcopal Pro Cathedral, Williamsport
The Anglican Church of Tanzania

23

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

Acts 2:14a, 36-41
1 Peter 1:17-23
Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17
Pray for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, York
The Church of the Province of Uganda

30

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Acts 2:42-47
1 Peter 2:19-25
Psalm 23
Pray for St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Lancaster
The Episcopal Church

May 2023

7

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Acts 7:55-60
1 Peter 2:2-10
Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16
Pray for St. Johns the Baptist Episcopal Church, York
The Church in Wales

14

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Acts 17:22-31
1 Peter 3:13-22
Psalm 66:7-18
Pray for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Northumberland
The Church of the Province of West Africa

21

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Acts 1:6-14
1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11
Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36
Pray for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Mount Joy
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Bellefonte
The Church in the Province of the West Indies

28

DAY OF PENTECOST – WHITSUNDAY

Acts 2:1-21 or Numbers 11:24-30
1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 or Acts 2:1-21
Psalm 104:25-35, 37
Pray for Calvary Chapel, Beartown
St. James Episcopal Church, Muncy &
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Altoona
The Extra-Provincial Churches

June 2023

4

FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: TRINITY SUNDAY

Genesis 1:1-24a
2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Psalm 8 or Canticle 13 (or Canticle 2)
Pray for The Church of the Nativity, Newport and St. Stephen’s, Thompsontown
The Episcopal/Anglican Province of Alexandria

11

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Genesis 12:1-9 or Hosea 5:15-6:6
Romans 4:13-25
Psalm 33:1-12 or Psalm 50:7-15

Pray for Christ Episcopal Church, Berwick
The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

18

THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Genesis 18:1-15, (21:1-7) or Exodus 19:2-8a
Romans 5:1-8
Psalm 116:1, 10-17 or Psalm 100
Pray for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Bloomsburg
The Anglican Church of Australia

25

FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Genesis 21:8-21 or Jeremiah 20:7-13
Romans 6:1b-11
Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 or Psalm 69:8-11, (12-17), 18-20
Pray for Church of the Transfiguration, Blue Ridge Summit
The Church of Bangladesh

July 2023

2

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Genesis 22:1-14 or Jeremiah 28:5-9
Romans 6:12-23
Psalm 13 or Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18
Pray for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Lewisburg
The Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil

9

SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 or Romans 7:15-25a
Psalm 45: 11-18 or Song of Solomon 2:8-13

Zechariah 9:9-12
Romans 7:15-25a
Psalm 145:8-15
Pray for Mt. Calvary Episcopal Church, Camp Hill
The Anglican Church of Burundi

16

SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Genesis 25:19-34 or Isaiah 55:10-14
Romans 8:1-11
Psalm 119:105-112 or Psalm 65: (1-8), 9-14
Pray for St. John’s Episcopal Church, Carlisle
The Anglican Church of Canada

23

EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Genesis 28:10-19a
Romans 8:12-25
Psalm 139: 1-11, 22-23 or Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16-19

Isaiah 44:6-8
Romans 8:12-25
Psalm 86:11-17
Pray for Trinity Episcopal Church, Chambersburg
The Church of the Province of Central Africa

30

NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Genesis 29: 15-28 or 1 Kings 3:5-12
Romans 8:26-39
Psalm 105:1-11, 45b or Psalm 128 or Psalm 119:129-136

Pray for Bangor Episcopal Church, Churchtown
The Anglican Church of Central America

August 2023

2

THE TRANSFIGURATION

Exodus 34:29-35
2 Peter 1:13-21
Psalm 99 or 99:5-9
Pray for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Philipsburg
The Province of the Anglican Church of the Congo

13

ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 or 1 Kings 19:9-18
Romans 10:5-15
Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b or Psalm 85:8-13
Pray for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Columbia
The Anglican Church of Chile

20

TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Genesis 45:1-15 or Isaiah 56:1,6-8
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Psalm 133 or Psalm 67
Pray for Christ Episcopal Church, Coudersport
The Church of England

27

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Exodus 1:8-2:10 or Isaiah 51:1-6
Romans 12:1-8
Psalm 124 or Psalm 138
Pray for St. James Episcopal Church, Bedford
Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui

September 2023

2

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Exodus 3:1-15 or Jeremiah 15:15-21
Romans 12:9-21
Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c or Psalm 26:1-8
Pray for Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Danville
The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean

10

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Exodus 12:1-14 or Ezekiel 33:7-11
Romans 13:8-14
Psalm 149 or Psalm 119:33-40
Pray for St. James Episcopal Church, Exchange
St. John in the Wilderness, Eagles Mere
The Church of Ireland

17

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Exodus 14:19-31 or Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21
Romans 14:1-12
Psalm 114

Genesis 50:15-21
Psalm 103:(1-7), 8-13
Pray for Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace, Gettysburg

24

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Exodus 16:2-15 or Jonah 3:10-4:11
Philippians 1:21-30
Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 or Psalm 145:1-8
Pray for All Saints Episcopal Church, Hanover

October 2023

1

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Exodus 17:1-7 or Ezekiel 18:1-4,25-32
Philippians 2:1-13
Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 or Psalm 25:1-8
Pray for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lewistown
St. Andrew’s in the Valley Episcopal Church, Harrisburg

8

NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 or Isaiah 5:1-7
Philippians 3:4b-14
Psalm 19 or Psalm 80:7-14
Pray for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Harrisburg

15

TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Exodus 32:1-14 or Isaiah 25:1-9
Philippians 4:1-9
Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23 or Psalm 23
Pray for St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, Harrisburg

22

TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Exodus 33:12-23 or Isaiah 14:1-7
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Psalm 99 or Psalm 96:1-9, (10-13)
Pray for Church of the Good Shepherd, Hawk Run

29

TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Deuteronomy 34:1-12 or Leviticus 19:1-2,15-18
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 or Psalm 1
Pray for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Lock Haven

November 2023

5

TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST – ALL SAINTS’ DAY

Joshua 3:7-17 or Micah 3:5-12
1 Thessalonians 2:9-13
Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37 or Psalm 43
Pray for All Saints Episcopal Church, Hershey

12

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Psalm 78:1-7

Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16 or Amos 5:18-24
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20 or Psalm 70
Pray for St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon

19

TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Judges 4:1-7 or Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Psalm 123 or Psalm 90:1-8, (9-11), 12
Pray for St. Andrew’s in the City Episcopal Church, Harrisburg

26

LAST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: CHRIST THE KING

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
Ephesians 1:15-23
Psalm 100 or Psalm 95:1-7a
Pray for St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster

December 2023

3

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Isaiah 64:1-9
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18
Pray for Trinity Episcopal Church, Jersey Shore

10

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Isaiah 40:1-11
2 Peter 3:8-15a
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
Pray for St. James Episcopal Church, Lancaster

17

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
Psalm 126 or Canticle 15 (or 3)
Pray for St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster

24

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT: CHRISTMAS EVE

2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
Romans 16:25-27
Canticle 3 or Canticle 15 or Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26

Pray for Christ Episcopal Church, Williamsport

31

FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS

Isaiah 61:10-62:3
Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7
Psalm 147 or 147:13-21

Pray for All Saints Episcopal Church, Selinsgrove