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Ideas For Congregation

Prayer BannerPrayer Banner

Jan Gustafson (First, Gladstone) made the prayer banner as described on the ELCA website www.elca.org/prayer/resources/prayerbanner.html. The banner is used in worship and in the prayer chapel.

You can make your own banner for your congregation! providing a drawing of the banner and giving directions on creating your own banner.

Click here to download banner drawing in Adobe Acrobat

Paper Mache HandsPaper Mache Hands

Jill Lemke (Shepherd of the Lakes, Sayner, WI – www.themark-itplace.com or 888/284-4363), conducts classes on making paper mache hands, which then display prayer beads. Jill is available to lead workshops on making these hands or visit her shop on Main Street in Sayner, Wisconsin.

Prayer Beads

Leran more at:  http://www.angelfire.com/my/zelime/beads.html



Prayer Labyrinth

Several congregations in the synod have a “prayer labyrinth.” First/Gladstone, Immanuel/Escanaba, Faith/Three Lakes, and Fortune Lake all have labyrinths of one kind or another. Contact any of these congregations for more information on how to make and use your own labyrinth!


Northern Great Lakes Synod
1029 North 3rd Street
Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: 906-228-2300
Fax: 906-228-2527