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The Episcopal Diocese of

North Dakota

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The Prairie

July 27, 2023

Welcome to our email Newsletter!

A few highlights from this issue:

  • At the Threshold! 2023 Diocesan Convention
  • Owaŝte Wakaŋ: Sacred Healing, Antiracism and Racial Reconciliation

Read on for other announcements and the calendar!

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Positions that are open for election:

  • 1 Lay Standing Committee term (3 years)
  • 1 Clergy Standing Committee term (3 years)
  • 1 Clergy Standing Committee term (2 years)
  • 2 East Region Council terms
  • 2 West Region Council terms
  • Secretary of Convention
  • Treasurer of the Diocese
  • 4 Lay General Convention Deputy Alternates
  • 4 Clergy General Convention Deputy Alternates


Position descriptions and nomination forms are available on the convention web page, or by emailing the Diocesan Office. Please prayerfully consider one of the above open positions and fill out the nomination form.

Nomination forms are available by clicking the button below, on the Diocesan Convention webpage, or by contacting the Diocesan Office.


Hotel Information

The Convention will take place at the Baymont Inn in Mandan, ND.

           2611 Old Red Trail

           Mandan, ND 58554


To make a reservation, please call 701-663-7401. Mention the “Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota Convention” to be reserved in our room block.

Nomination Form

Owaŝte Wakaŋ: 

Sacred Healing, Antiracism and Racial Reconciliation

Sept. 29-30, 2023 (Friday supper through mid-afternoon Saturday)

Prairie Knights Lodge & Casino, Standing Rock

Led by the Venerable Paul Sneve, Archdeacon, Diocese of South Dakota


The Reconciliation Committee of the Diocese of North Dakota invites all members of the Dioceses of North Dakota and South Dakota to gather for this important formation, which is required by The Episcopal Church for lay and ordained leaders. This program has been designed to address General Convention’s requirements and certification of attendance will be provided to all who complete the seminar.


Participants are invited to contribute $50, as able, to help cover the costs of the presentation, lodging, and food. Those able to contribute more are encouraged to do so. One night’s lodging and three meals are included. (Most of the cost of this program is covered by the diocesan budget.)


Register by filling out the below form or by contact the Diocesan Office.

Registration Form

Picture from Bishop Tom's Sunday Visitation to St. Michael and All Angels in Cartwright, ND.

From Chloe Gullikson on her time at EYE23.

Attending EYE was an incredible experience that I hope every Episcopal youth gets to experience. I have never felt more comfortable and safe in a large group of teenagers than I did in Maryland. Everyone there was incredibly kind and it was easy to make friends. One day, the ND/MN delegation were playing sand volleyball and a couple delegations joined in after a while. That is just one example of how great the people were.

At worship on Thursday night, Bishop Curry gave the sermon. It was one of the best sermons I have ever heard. To see his passion for God in person was very inspiring. All of the speakers at plenary sessions and bishops at worships were amazing. The theme was about Esther and how we all need to be the Esther of today. I learned so much and my faith grew even more.

Open Road Fund

The Open Road Fund is a community resource granting $50 million to Black folks in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota in order to create tangible pathways to liberation and prosperity. Stewarded by Nexus Community Partners and resourced by the Bush Foundation, the Open Road Fund aims to redistribute resources to present-day descendants of the Atlantic Slave Trade in an effort to build Black wealth within our communities. Applications are open until July 28, 2023. More information and application links are available here.

Cycle of Prayer

The Anglican and Diocesan Cycle of Prayer for Quarter 3 (July through September) is available on the diocesan website, in both PDF and Word versions, so you can include these prayers in your weekly worship.

If there is an edit needed to the Cycle of Prayer, please email the Diocesan office.

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All times are Central Time

Bishop Ely in North Dakota: July 18th-August 1st

Bishop's Visitation: July 30th @ St. Peter's, Walhalla

Bishop Ely in North Dakota: August 19th-23rd

Bishop's Visitation: August 20th @ St. John the Divine, Moorhead


  • August 1: Province VI Small Church Gathering (Zoom); 7:30pm
  • August 2: Convention Planning Meeting (Zoom); 6pm
  • August 20: New Season of Ministry Task Force Meeting (Zoom); 6:00pm
  • August 22: Diocesan Ministry Support Team Meeting (Fargo); 11am
  • September 1: Sheaf deadline!


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Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota


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