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2020 DIOCESAN/ANGLICAN CYCLE OF PRAYER

Please keep these parishes in your Sunday prayers. To download the list below, click here.

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JANUARY 2020

5

St. Andrew’s, Shippensburg                The Second Sunday after Christmas
Psalm:  84 or 84:1-8              Jeremiah 31:7-14       Ephesians 1:3-6,15-19a
Pray for the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia
The Most Rev. Phillip Richardson – Bishop of Taranaki and Primate
The Most Rev. Don Tamihere – Pihopa o Aotearora and Primate
The Most Rev. Fereimi Cama – Bishop of Polynesia and Primate

12

Church of the Resurrection Episcopal Mission – Mt. Carmel
First Sunday after the Epiphany:  The Baptism of Our Lord
Psalm:  29                              Isaiah 42:1-9              Acts 10:34-43
Pray for the Anglican Church of Australia
The Most Rev. Philip Leslie Freier – Archbishop of Melbourne & Primate of Australia

19

St. Andrew’s, State College                Second Sunday after The Epiphany
Psalm:  40:1-12                      Isaiah 49:1-7              1 Corinthians 1:1-9
Pray for the United Church of Bangladesh
The Most Rev. Samuel Sunil Mankhin – Moderator, Church of Bangladesh & Bishop of Kushtia

26

St. Matthew’s, Sunbury                       Third Sunday after The Epiphany
Psalm:  27:1, 5-13                  Isaiah 9:1-4                I Corinthians 1:10-18
Pray for the Anglican Church of Brazil
The Most Rev. Naudal Alves Gomes – Primate of Brazil & Bishop of Curitiba

FEBRUARY 2020

2

St. Paul’s, Manheim
Fourth Sunday after The Epiphany: The Presentation of the Lord
Psalm:  84 or                          Malachi 3:1-4             Hebrews 2:14-18          Psalm 24:7-10
Pray for the Anglican Church of Burundi
The Most Rev. Martin Blaise Nyaboho – Archbishop of Burundi & Bishop of Makamba

9

St. Andrew’s, Tioga                             Fifth Sunday after The Epiphany
Psalm:  112:1-9(10)   Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12)            I Corinthians 2:1-12
                                                                                                 (13-16)
Pray for the Anglican Church of Canada
The Most Rev. Linda Nicholls – Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada

16

Trinity, Tyrone                                     Sixth Sunday after The Epiphany
Psalm:  119:1-8          Deuteronomy 30:15-20 or     I Corinthians 3:1-9
Sirach 15:15-20

Pray for the Church of the Province of Central Africa
The Most Rev. Albert Chama – Archbishop of Central Africa & Bishop of Northern Zambia

23

St. James, Mansfield                           Last Sunday after Epiphany
Psalm 2 or Psalm 99             Exodus 24:12-18        2 Peter 1:16-21
Pray for the Anglican Church of Central America
The Rt. Rev. Julio Murray Thompson – Primate of IARCA of Bishop of Panama

MARCH 2020

1

Church of the Good Shepherd, Upper Fairfield          First Sunday in Lent
Psalm 32                    Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7          Romans 5:12-19
Pray for the Anglican Church of Chile
The Most Rev. Héctor (Tito) Zavala Muñoz – Bishop of Santiago & Primate

8

St. Mary’s, Waynesboro and St. John’s, Marietta       Second Sunday in Lent
Psalm 121                  Genesis 12:1-4a                     Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
Pray for the Anglican Church of the Congo
The Most Rev. Zacharie Masimango Katanda – Archbishop of the Congo & Bishop of Kindu

15

St. John’s, Westfield                           Third Sunday in Lent
Psalm 95                    Exodus 17:1-7                        Romans 5:1-11
Pray for the Church of England
The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby – Archbishop of Canterbury

22

St. Paul’s, Wellsboro                           Fourth Sunday in Lent
Psalm 23                    1 Samuel 16:1-13                   Ephesians 5:8-14
Pray for the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui
The Most Rev. Paul Kwong – Archbishop of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui and Bishop of Hong Kong Island

29

St. Luke’s, Mechanicsburg                  Fifth Sunday in Lent
Psalm 130                  Ezekiel 37:1-14                      Romans 8:6-11
Season of Prayer and Repentance
Today, the fifth Sunday in Lent, is the focus of the Primates’ Task Group’s call for a period of prayer and repentance in the Anglican Communion. The Bishop of West Malaysia, Moon Hing, is a member of the Task Group and has written this prayer, which the Task Group offers to the Anglican Communion for use today.

Almighty God,
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Sovereign Lord of the universe, Creator of humankind,
We, your unfaithful children, are truly sorry for our sins and the lives that we have lived.
We sincerely believe and confess in our hearts that only through the precious blood
Of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary, can we obtain Your forgiveness.
We repent that:
In thought, word or deed, we have committed serious offences against You and our neighbors;
In laziness, despair and lust for power, we have provoked hatred, division and hurt within our communities;
In greed, deceit and indifference, we have caused serious damage, unnecessary conflict and aggravated destruction to our refugee and migrant brothers and sisters;
In selfishness, insensitivity and bias, we have encouraged and emboldened those who inflict hurt, pain and sorrow on our loved ones and families;
In the name of religion, doctrine and even of Christ himself, we have wounded believers and pursuers of holiness and faith;
In stubbornness, pride and arrogance, we have caused division and strife within
Your church and among Your children;
Mercifully send Your Holy Spirit – the Spirit of order and comfort – and cleanse us from all unrighteousness; restore in us true faith in Christ which brings truth, peace and harmony; and help us to walk together with our brothers and sisters in the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ to the glory of Your name.
Amen.

Psalm 147 or 147: 13-21                  Isaiah 61: 10-62:3                      Galatians 3:23-25, 4:4-7
Pray for Gahini (Rwanda) The Rt. Rev. Alexis Bilindabagabo,
Gahini (Rwanda) The Rt. Rev. Manasseh Gahima
Gambia (West Africa) The Rt. Rev. James Allen Yaw Odico

APRIL 2020

5

All Saints, Williamsport and Christ Church, Milton
(Sunday of the Passion – Palm Sunday)
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Pray for the Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean
The Most Rev. James Richard Wong Yin Song – Archbishop,
Province of Indian Ocean & Bishop of the Seychelles

12

Church of Our Saviour – Montoursville and Hope Church, Mt. Hope
Easter Sunday
Psalm 118:1-2,14-2              Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6           Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43
Pray for Peace of Jerusalem and the People of the Land of the Holy One

19

Trinity, Williamsport
Second Sunday of Easter
Psalm 16          Acts 2:14a, 22-32           1Peter 1:3-9
Pray for the Church of Ireland

26

St. Andrew’s, York
Third Sunday of Easter
Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17        Acts 2:14a, 36-41           1Peter 1:17-23
Pray for the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & The Middle East
The Most Rev. Michael Lewis, Archbishop, Jerusalem & The Middle East and Bishop of Cyprus and the Gulf

MAY 2020

3

St. John the Baptist, York
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Psalm 23          Acts 2:42-47           1Peter 2: 19-25
Pray for the Nippon Sei Ko Kai (The Anglican Communion in Japan)
The Most Rev. Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu –
Primate of The Nippon Sei Ko Kai & Bishop of Hokkaido

10

St. Mark’s, Northumberland
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Psalm31:1-5, 15-16         Acts 7:55-60           1Peter 2:2-10
Pray for the Anglican Church of Kenya
The Most Rev. Jackson Ole Sapit – Primate and Archbishop of All Kenya

17

St. Luke’s, Mt. Joy and St. John’s, Bellefonte
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Psalm 66:71-8         Acts 17:22-31          1 Peter 3:13-22
Pray for the Anglican Church of Korea
The Most Rev. Moses Nagjun Yoo – Primate of Korea and Bishop of Daejeon

24

Calvary Chapel, Beartown and St. James Muncy
Seventh Sunday of Easter
Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36         Acts 1: 6-14         1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11
(Saint Augustine/Anglican Communion Sunday)
Pray for all members of the Anglican Communion around the world
For the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev. Justin Welby, and all primates and bishops
For members of the Anglican Consultative Council
For the Secretary General, The Most Rev. Dr. Josiah Idowu-Fearon
For the staff at the Anglican Communion Office in London and the UN offices in Geneva and New York

31

St. Lukes, Altoona
Day of Pentecost
Psalm 104:25-35, 37        Acts 2:1-21 or Numbers 11:24-30         1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 or Acts 2:1-21
Pray for the Anglican Church of Melanesia
The Most Rev. Leonard Dawea – Archbishop of the Anglican Church or Melanesia and Bishop of Temotu

June 2020

7

Church of the Nativity, Newport and St. Stephen’s, Thompsontown
First Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 8 or Canticle 2 or 13        Genesis 1:1-2:4a         2 Corinthians 13: 11-13
Pray for The Anglican Church of Mexico
The Most Rev. Francisco Moreno – Presiding Bishop of The Anglican Church of Mexico and Bishop of Northern Mexico

14

Christ Church, Berwick and All Saints, Selinsgrove
Second Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 116:1, 10-17 or Psalm 100       Genesis 18:1-15, (21:1-7) or Exodus 19:2-8a         Romans 5: 1-8
Pray for the Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma)
The Most Rev. Stephen Than Myint Oo – Archbishop of Myanmar and Bishop of Yangon

21

St. Paul’s, Bloomsburg
Third Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 or Psalm 69: 8-11, 12-17, 18-20
Genesis 21:8-21 or Jeremiah 20:7-13
Romans 6:1b-11
Pray for the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)
The Most Rev. Henry Chukwudum Ndukuba – Metropolitan & Primate of All Nigeria and Bishop of Abuja

28

Church of the Transfiguration, Blue Ridge Summit and St. James, Bedford
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 13 or Psalm 89:1-4, 14-18
Genesis 22: 1-14 or Jeremiah 28: 5-9
Romans 6: 12-23
Pray for the United Church of North India
The Most Rev. Dr. Prem Chand Singh – Moderator of CNU and Bishop of Jabalpur

July 2020

5

All Saints, Brookland
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 45:11-18 or Song of Solomon 2:8-13 or Or Psalm 145: 8-15
Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 or or Zechariah 9:9-12
Romans 7:15-25a
Pray for the United Church of Pakistan
The Most Rev. Humphrey Peters – Bishop of Peshawar & Moderator of the Church of Pakistan

12

Mt. Calvary, Camp Hill
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 119:105-112 or Psalm 65:1-8, 9-14
Genesis 25:19-34 or or Isaiah 55:10-13
Romans 8:1-11
Pray for the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea
The Most Rev. Allan Migi – Archbishop of Papua New Guinea

19

St. John’s, Carlisle
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 139:1-11, 22-23 or Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16-19 or or Psalm 86: 11-17
Genesis 28:10-19a or or Isaiah 44:6-8
Romans 8:12-25
Pray for the Episcopal Church in the Philippines
The Most Rev. Joel Atiwag Pachao – Prime Bishop of the Philippines

26

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

Please pray for the team responsible for preparing the Lambeth Conference, which was due to be taking place now – please pray for them as they consider the implications of its postponement in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

August 2020

2

Bangor Church, Churchtown
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 17: 1-7, 16 or Psalm 145: 8-9, 15-22
Genesis 32: 22-31 or Isaiah 55: 1-5
Romans 9:1-5
Pray for the new Province of Alexandria – created from the former Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa in the Episcopal Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East.

9

St. Paul’s, Philipsburg
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b or Psalm 85:8-13
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 or 1 Kings 19:9-18
Romans 10:5-15
Pray for the Province of the Anglican Church of Rwanda
The Most Rev. Laurent Mbanda – Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Rwanda and Bishop of Shyira

16

St. Paul’s, Columbia
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 133 or Psalm 67
Genesis 45: 1-15 or Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Pray for the Scottish Episcopal Church
The Most Rev. Mark Strange – Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church and Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness

23

Christ Church, Coudersport
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 124 or Psalm 138
Exodus 1:8-2:10 or Isaiah 51:1-6
Romans 12: 1-8
Pray for the Church of the Province of South East Asia
The Most Rev. Melter Tais – Archbishop of South East Asia and Bishop of Sabah

30

St. James, Bedford
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c or Psalm 26:1-8
Exodus 3:1-15 or Jeremiah 15:15-21
Romans 12:9-21
Pray for the United Church of South India
The Most Rev. Dharmaraj Rasalam -n Moderator of CSI and Bishop of South Kerala

September 2020

6

Christ Memorial Church, Danville
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 149 or Psalm 119:33-40
Exodus 12:1-14 or Ezekiel 33: 7-11
Romans 13:8-14
Pray for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa
The Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba – Archbishop of Capetown and Primate of Southern Africa

13

St. James Exchange and St. John in the Wilderness, Eagles Mere
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 114 or Exodus 14:1b-11,20-21 or Psalm 103: 1-7, 8-13
Exodus 14: 19-31 or Genesis 50:15-21
Romans 14: 1-12
Pray for the Anglican Church of South America and Bishop of Argentina

20

Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace, Gettysburg
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 or Psalm 145:1-8
Exodus 16: 2-15 or Jonah 3:10-4:11
Philippians 1:21-30
Pray for the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan
The Most Rev. Justin Badi Arama – Bishop of Juba and Archbishop of the Province of the Episcopal Church of the South Sudan

27

All Saints, Hanover and St. Andrew’s, Harrisburg
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 or Psalm 25:1-8
Exodus 17:1-7 or Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-31
Philippians 2: 1-13
Pray for the Province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan
The Most Rev. Ezekiel Kumir Kondo – Archbishop of the Province of Sudan and Bishop of Khartoum

October 2020

4

St. Andrew in the Valley, Harrisburg
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 19 or Psalm 80: 7-14
Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 or Isaiah 5: 1-7
Philippians 3:4b-14
Pray for the Anglican Church of Tanzania
The Most Rev. Dr. Maimbo Mndolwa – Archbishop of Tanzania and Bishop of Tanga

11

St. Paul’s, Harrisburg
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 106: 1-6, 19-23 or Psalm 23
Exodus 32: 1-14 or Isaiah 25: 1-9
Philippians 4: 1-9
Pray for the Church of the Province of Uganda
The Most Rev. Stephen Samuel Kazimba – Archbishop of Uganda and Bishop of Kampala

18

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, Harrisburg
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 99 or Psalm 96:1-9, 10-13
Exodus 33: 12-23 or Isaiah 45: 1-7
1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10
Pray for the Episcopal Church
The Most Rev. Michael Curry – Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church

25

Church of the Good Shepherd, Hawk Run
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 or Psalm 1
Deuteronomy 34:1-12 or Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Pray for the Church in Wales
The Most Rev. John Davies – Archbishop of Wales and Bishop of Swansea and Brecon

November 2020

1

St. Paul’s, Lock Haven
All Saints’ Day
Psalm 34:1-10, 22
Revelation 7:9-17
1 John 3:1-3
Pray for the Church of the Province of West Africa
The Most Rev. Dr. Jonathan Bau-Bau Bonaparte Hart – Primate and Metropolitan, Church of the Province of West Africa; Archbishop of the Internal Province of West Africa and Bishop of Liberia

8

All Saints, Hershey
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 78: 1-7 or Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20 or Psalm 70
Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 or Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16 or Amos 5:18-24
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Pray for the Church in the Province of the West Indies
The Most Rev. Howard Gregory – Primate and Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

15

St. John’s, Huntingdon
Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 123 or Psalm 90:1-8, 9-11, 12
Judges 4: 1-7 or Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18
1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11
Pray for the Church of Ceylon (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury)
The Rt. Rev. Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey – Bishop of Colombo
The Rt. Rev. Keerthisiri Fernando – Bishop of Kurunegala

22

St. Edward’s, Lancaster
Last Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 100 or Psalm 95: 1-7a
Ezekial 34:11-16, 20-24
Ephesians 1:15-23
Pray for the Church of Bermuda (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury) The Rt. Rev. Nicholas Dill – Bishop of Bermuda

29

Trinity, Jersey Shore
First Sunday of Advent
Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18
Isaiah 64: 1-9
1 Corinthians 1: 3-9
Pray for the Lusitanian Church (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury) The Rt. Rev. Jorge Pina Cabral – Bishop of the Lusitanian Church

December 2020

6

St. James, Lancaster
Second Sunday of Advent
Psalm 85: 1-2, 8-13
Isaiah 40: 1-11
2 Peter 3: 8-15a
Pray for the Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury) The Rt. Rev. Carlos Lopez-Lozano – Bishop of Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church

13

St. John’s, Lancaster
Third Sunday of Advent
Psalm 126 or Canticle 3 or Canticle 15
Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11
1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24
Pray for the Falkland Islands (Extra-Provincial to Canterbury)
The Rt. Rev. Timothy Thornton – Bishop to the Forces and Bishop to the Falkland Islands

27

St. Andrew’s, Lewisburg and St. Mark’s, Lewistown
First Sunday after Christmas
Psalm 147 or 147:13-21
Isaiah 61: 10-62:3
Galatians 3:23-25, 4:4-7
Pray for Christians in other denominations and the work of the Ecumenical movement
His Holiness Pope Francis, Bishop of Rome
His All Holiness Archbishop Bartholomew of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch
The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches
Bishop Ivan M. Abrahams, General Secretary of the World Methodist Council
The Rev. Chris Ferguson, General Secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches

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