Epiphany-1 (Yr C) Jan 9, 2021

The Celebration of Holy Eucharist

The Baptism of Our Lord

 

 

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Dayton, Ohio, January 9, 2021, 10:30 AM

 

 

Note: the service is being livestreamed and recorded and will be available on our Facebook page.

 

If you’re new to St. Mark’s please see an usher for a welcome packet so we might acknowledge your visit and include you on our email list for weekly updates and information regarding St. Mark’s and the Diocese of Southern Ohio. The RESTROOM is located to the right as you enter the building.

 

Throughout the service the people’s responses are in italics; directions are in bold italics.

 

If you prefer a gluten-free host please notify an usher prior to the service.

 

PRELUDE:

“Two Variations on ‘Be Thou Welcome, Gentle Jesus’”                    J.S. Bach

 

WELCOME: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor

 

Please stand for the ringing of the bell and processional.

 

PROCESSIONAL:                        

“Songs of thankfulness and praise”                                          The Hymnal 1982,  #135

 

1  Songs of thankfulness and praise,

   Jesus, Lord, to thee we raise,

   manifested by the star to the sages from afar;

   branch of royal David’s stem in thy birth at Bethlehem;

   anthems be to thee addressed,        God in man made manifest.

 

 

2  Manifest at Jordan’s stream,

   Prophet, Priest, and King supreme;

   and at Cana, wedding-guest, in thy Godhead manifest;

   manifest in power divine, changing water into wine;

   anthems be to thee addressed,        God in man made manifest.

 

 

3  Manifest in making whole

   palsied limbs and fainting soul;

   manifest in valiant fight, quelling all the devil’s might;

   manifest in gracious will, ever bringing good from ill;

   anthems be to thee addressed,        God in man made manifest.

      

 

4  Manifest on mountain height, shining in resplendent light,

   where disciples filled with awe thy transfigured glory saw.

   When from there thou leaddest them steadfast to Jerusalem,

       cross and Easter Day attest God in man made manifest.

 

 

The Liturgy of the Word

 

Celebrant:  Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (With gusto!) And blessed be his kingdom, now and forever. Amen.

 

Celebrant:  Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no    secrets are hid.  Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy Name through Christ our Lord. Amen.

        

COLLECT OF THE DAY

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.  And also with you.  Let us pray. Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen. .

 

SONG OF PRAISE:

“Bring forth the Kingdom(soloist sings it once, the congregation the second time)                                                                   

All: You are a light on the hill, O people: Light for the City of God! Shine so holy and  bright,

O people: Shine for the Kingdom of God!

 

Please be seated

 

A READING FROM THE BOOK OF ISAIAH:

Reader:  Thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in exchange for you. Because you are precious in my sight, and honored, and I love you, I give people in return for you, nations in exchange for your life. Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you; I will say to the north, “Give them up,” and to the south, “Do not withhold;  bring my sons from far away and my daughters from the end of the earth– everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory,  whom I formed and made.”                    (43:1-7)

Reader:  The Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.               

 

Please stand 

 

A READING FROM THE BOOK OF PSALMS:

Reader: Ascribe to the Lord, you gods, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

All: Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his Name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders; the Lord is upon the mighty waters. The voice of the Lord is a powerful voice; the voice of the Lord is a voice of splendor.

 

Reader The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees; the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon;

All: He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, and Mount Hermon like a young wild ox. The voice of the Lord splits the flames of fire; the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe and strips the forests bare.

 

Reader And in the temple of the Lord all are crying, “Glory!”

All: The Lord sits enthroned above the flood; the Lord sits enthroned as King for evermore. The Lord shall give strength to his people; the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace. 

(PS 29)

 

Please be seated

 

A READING FROM THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES:

Reader: When the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. The two went down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit (for as yet the Spirit had not come upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus). Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.   (8:14-17)

Reader:  The Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

 

Please stand

 

GRADUAL:                           

“Christ, when for us you were baptized”  (verses 1-2)                The Hymnal 1982,  #121

 

1 Christ, when for us you were baptized,

      God’s Spirit on you came,

   as peaceful as a dove and yet

      as urgent as a flame.

 

 

2 God called you his belovèd Son,

      called you his servant true,

   sent you his kingdom to proclaim,

            his holy will to do.

 

 

THE GOSPEL

Celebrant: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Celebrant:  As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.” Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”   (3:15-17, 21-22)

Celebrant:  The Gospel of the Lord.   Praise to you, Lord Christ.  

 

GRADUAL:                           

“Christ, when for us you were baptized”  (verses 3-4)                The Hymnal 1982,  #121

 

3 Straightway and steadfast until death

      you then obeyed his call

   freely as Son of Man to serve

      and give your life for all.

 

 

4 Baptize us with your Spirit, Lord,

      your cross on us be signed,

   that, likewise in God’s service we

      may perfect freedom find.

 

 

Please be seated

 

THE SERMON 

 

Please stand

 

THE RENEWAL OF BAPTISMAL VOWS

Celebrant: Do you affirm your renunciation of evil and renew your commitment to Jesus Christ?

People: I do.

Celebrant: Do you believe in God the Father?

People:  I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

Celebrant: Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?

People: I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again.  He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

Celebrant: Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?

People: I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

Celebrant: Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of the bread, and in the prayers?

People: I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?

People: I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?

People: I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?

People: I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?

People: I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Grant, O Lord, that all who are baptized into the death of Jesus Christ your Son may live in the power of his resurrection and look for him to come again in glory; who lives and reigns now and forever. Amen.

 

Please stand or kneel

 

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE:  

Reader:  In the waters of baptism, we were called to be God’s children and to minister to one another. Let us therefore pray for ourselves, for one another, and for all those in need of our prayers, saying: “Lord, hear our prayer.”

Reader:  That your church everywhere be places of welcome for people of every race and tongue; that we may be instruments of transformation.  Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:  That God’s Word, descending on us like winter’s snow, accomplishes its purpose and yields a harvest of obedient faith and generous love. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:  That the leaders of the world’s most powerful nations may weld their authority with a spirit of justice and act rightly for the people under their charge; we pray for an end to war and oppression.  Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader: That you might extend to us a reverence for the earth and your own creation and use its resources rightly in the service of others and to your honor and glory. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:  That those who are ill or who suffer from any adversity be blessed by your abundant mercy; we remember especially Ann, Ruby, Howard, the Darnell Family, Judy, Juanita, Rob, Mary, Carmen, George, Vern, and all those named on the parish prayer list.  Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:  That all the departed share in the victory by which Christ conquers death. Lord, hear our prayer.

Celebrant: God of grace and glory, as your beloved Son embraced his mission in the waters of the Jordan, inspire us with the fire of your Spirit to join in his transforming work. This we ask in the name of Jesus, in whom we have been united through baptism. Amen. 

 

THE CONFESSION:

Celebrant:  Let us confess our sins to God, our neighbor, and all our relations.

All:  Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.  We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves; we are truly sorry and we humbly repent.  For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name.  Amen.

 

Celebrant:  Our Lord Jesus Christ has bestowed power and commandment to his ministers to declare and pronounce to those who are truly repentant, absolution and remission of sin.  Therefore, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, be reconciled to God through grace and “go and sin no more.” Amen.

 

Please stand

 

THE PASSING OF THE PEACE:  

Celebrant:  The peace of the Lord be always with you.  And also with you.

REMAINING IN THEIR PEWS,  the congregation offers the peace of God to one another.

 

Please be seated

 

BIRTHDAY and ANNIVERSARY PRAYERS

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

OFFERTORY SENTENCE

Celebrant: O Lord our God, you are worthy to receive glory and honor and power; because you have created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.   (Rev. 4:11)

 

Thank you for your generous weekly gifts.

The day-to-day mission and ministry of St. Mark’s

 is funded primarily by gifts received in the offering plate each week.

 

OFFERTORY

“Hail To the Lord’s Anointed”                                 John Johnson

 

Please stand

 

PRAYER FOR THE OFFERINGS OF THE PEOPLE: 

Celebrant:  Let us pray.

All: Most Holy God, the author of life and creator of all that is, receive and bless my offering this day; that the currency of worldly value may become the currency of transformation through the worship  and work of this community. Amen. 

 

 

The Liturgy of the Table

 

To receive the sacrament, please  line up in the center aisle; at your turn approach the     Celebrant to receive the Host. Return to your seat via the side aisles.

Those not receiving the sacrament are invited to come forward for a blessing; cross your arms across your chest to indicate this to the Celebrant who will administer the blessing.  If you are unsure about receiving the sacrament please make an appointment with The Rev. MacGregor who would be delighted to speak with you.

 

Please remain standing

 

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER B:                  

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Celebrant: Lift up your hearts.

People: We lift them to the Lord. 

Celebrant: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People: It is right to give God thanks and praise. 

Celebrant:  It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.  Because in the mystery of the Word made flesh, you have caused a new light to shine in our hearts, to give the knowledge of your glory in the face of your son Jesus Christ our Lord. Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:

 

THE SANCTUS:                           The Hymnal 1982,  #S129

 

All sing: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your

glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in

the highest.

 

You may stand or kneel

 

Celebrant:  We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made known to us in creation; in the calling of Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus, your Son.  For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Savior and Redeemer of the world. In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you.  In him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life.

 

Celebrant: On the night before he died for us, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and give it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat:  This is my Body, which is given for you.  Do this for the remembrance of me.”  After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to the, and said, “Drink this, all of you:  This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.  Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.” Therefore, according to his command, O Father,

 

All: We remember his death, We proclaim his resurrection, We await his coming in glory.

Celebrant:  And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and wine.  We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts that they may be the Sacrament of the Body of Christ and his Blood of the new Covenant.  +Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we may be acceptable through him, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit.  In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under Christ, and bring us to that heavenly country where, with all your saints, we may enter the everlasting heritage of your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation.  By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever.

People:  AMEN! (with gusto!)

 

Please stand

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER:

All: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name,  your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever.  Amen.

 

FRACTION ANTHEM: “Agnus Dei “              The Hymnal 1982,  #S164

 

All: Jesus, Lamb of God: have mercy on us. Jesus, bearer of our sins: have mercy on us. Jesus, redeemer, redeemer of the world: give us your peace, give us your peace.

 

INVITATION TO COMMUNION:

Celebrant:  The Gifts of God for the People of God.

The people may now come forward to receive the Sacrament.

 

THE PRAYER OF RECEPTION FOR THOSE PARTICIPATING ONLINE:

(to be said by those at home)

Blessed Jesus, with your faithful people at every altar of your church where the Holy Eucharist is now being celebrated, I offer my praise and thanksgiving.  Since I cannot receive you today in the Sacrament of your Body and Blood, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart.  Cleanse and strengthen me with your grace, Lord Jesus, and let me never be separated from you.  May I live in you, and you in me, in this life and the life to come.  Amen.

 

Please stand

 

COMMUNION HYMN:  

“The people who in darkness walked”                                         The Hymnal 1982,  #126

 

1  The people who in darkness walked

       have seen a glorious light;

   on them broke forth the heavenly dawn

       who dwelt in death and night.

 

 

2  To hail thy rising, Sun of life,

       the gathering nations come,

   joyous as when the reapers bear

       their harvest treasures home.

 

 

3  To us the promised Child is born,

       to us the Son is given;

   him shall the tribes of earth obey,

       and all the hosts of heaven.

 

 

4  His name shall be the Prince of Peace

       for evermore adored,

   the Wonderful, the Counselor,

       the mighty God and Lord.

 

 

5  His power increasing still shall spread,

       his reign no end shall know;

   justice shall guard his throne above,

              and peace abound below.

 

 

POST COMMUNION PRAYER

Celebrant:  Let us pray.  Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood.  Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

THE BLESSING:

Celebrant:  ….. +And may the blessing . . .

 

RECESSIONAL:

“Brightest and best”     (verses 1-3)                               The Hymnal 1982,  #117

 

DISMISSAL:

Celebrant:  Alleluia! Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.  Thanks be to God. Alleluia!

 

POSTLUDE:

“Epilogue on ‘As With Gladness’”                                                     William H. Harris

 

THE CANDLE IN THE SANCTUARY LAMP remains lighted throughout the week to indicate and honor the eternal presence of Christ.

 

 

GROUNDED IN COMMUNITY

 

THIS SUNDAY– BAPTISM OF OUR LORD –  HOLY EUCHARIST – JAN. 9:

Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Ushers:  Tony Rubino, Jim Rudd

Tech: Gary Welch, Mary-Anna Welch

Acolyte: Stephanie Welch

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers: OT/PS: Elizabeth Wagner EP/POP: Carol Williamson

Counters: Jim Rudd, Mary-Anna Welch

Altar Guild: Carol Nancarrow, Kendall Rubino

 

NEXT SUNDAY– EPIPHANY 2 –  HOLY EUCHARIST – JAN. 16:

Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Ushers:  Ginny Tuxhorn, Tony Rubino

Tech: TJ Walch, Elizabeth Wagner

Acolyte: Jackie Hoskinson

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers: OT/PS: TJ Walch EP/POP: Gary Welch

Counters: Dave Reuter, Gary Welch

Altar Guild: Carol Nancarrow, Kendall Rubino

Sanctuary Lamp: OPEN

Altar Flowers: OPEN

 

 

Events at St. Mark’s this Week

 

THIS SUNDAY (Baptism of our Lord; Jan. 9): HOLY EUCHARIST, 10:30am, in person and on Facebook Live.  EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY, 1:30pm, Fellowship Room

MONDAY: SAA MEETING, 6:30am, Lounge; AA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall

TUESDAY:  TOPS MEETING, 9:30am, Fellowship Room;  NA MEETING, 7:30pm,

Parish Hall

WEDNESDAY: BOOK STUDY,  7pm, Zoom

THURSDAY: SAA MEETING, 7:30pm, Lounge

FRIDAY:  COMMUNICATIONS MEETING; 9am, Zoom

SATURDAYHIDDEN GEMS, noon, parking lot; AA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall

NEXT SUNDAY (Epiphany 2,  Jan. 16):  HOLY EUCHARIST, 10:30am, in person and on

 Facebook Live.  EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY, 1:30pm, Fellowship Room. HUNGER SUNDAY.

 

 

Places to be, things to do

 

COMPLINE will be said via Zoom at 7pm on Wednesday Jan. 12 by the Rev. Rowena  MacGregor.

THE CHURCH CRACKED OPEN BOOK GROUP will meet again at 7pm on Wednesday, Jan. 19 via Zoom.  We have one copy of the book available in the office for $16.00. St. Margaret’s is participating with St Mark’s in this important work.  Newcomers welcome!

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING is Sunday, Jan. 30.  One of the most important things we will do at the Annual Meeting is choose the parish leadership for the upcoming year.  Mark your calendars!

 

 

The Community of St. Mark’s Classifieds

 

WEEKLY READINGS can be found at www.lectionarypage.net.  Readings for Sunday, Jan. 16:  Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11.

NOMINATIONS FOR PARISH LEADERSHIP have been published; contact the office if you would like a copy of the nominee slate and biographies.

 

 

Lesser Feasts and Fasts

 

RECOMMENDED FEAST DAY TO OBSERVETuesday, Jan. 9 is the Feast of Julia Chester Emery, Missionary, 1922. Julia Chester Emery was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, in 1852. In 1876 she succeeded her sister, Mary, as Secretary of the Woman’s Auxiliary of the Board of Missions, which had been established by the General Convention in 1871.During the forty years she served as Secretary, Julia helped the Church to recognize its call to proclaim the Gospel both at home and overseas. She visited every diocese and missionary district within the United States, encouraging and expanding the work of the Woman’s Auxiliary; and in 1908 she served as a delegate to the Pan-Anglican Congress in London. From there she traveled around the world, visiting missions in remote areas of China, in Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Hawaii, and then all the dioceses on the Pacific Coast before returning to New York. In spite of the fact that travel was not easy, she wrote that she went forth with hope for enlargement of vision, opening up new occasions for service, acceptance of new tasks. Through her leadership a network of branches of the Woman’s Auxiliary was established which shared a vision of and a commitment to the Church’s mission. An emphasis on educational programs, a growing recognition of social issues, development of leadership among women, and the creation of the United Thank Offering are a further part of the legacy Julia left to the Church when she retired in 1916. In 1921, the year before she died, the following appeared in the Spirit of Missions: “In all these enterprises of the Church no single agency has done so much in the last half-century to further the Church’s Mission as the Woman’s Auxiliary. Much of that accomplishment was due to the creative spirit of its Secretary of forty of those fifty years, Julia Chester Emery.”

God of all creation, you call us in Christ to make disciples of all nations and to proclaim your mercy and love: Grant that we, after the example of your servant Julia Chester Emery, may have vision and courage in proclaiming the Gospel to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our light and our salvation, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.  Holy Women, Holy Men)

 

 

Prayers for the Week of Jan. 9

 

FOR PEACE.  For those who have died; For those affected by  natural disasters, especially the victims of the Colorado fires;  For medical professionals,  and all those who are suffering from exhaustion and burnout in the midst of the pandemic; For the homeless; For all those addicted to heroin, remembering especially those who died this week from overdose; For all those who have committed suicide: remembering especially teens and young adults who took their own lives this week; For all our brothers and sisters who have died by violence around the world, remembering especially the recent acts of violence across the nation; For our enemies; For the safety of all American military and civilian personnel where ever they serve, remembering especially all those serving at Wright-Patterson AFB; For those who struggle with the basic necessities of life after natural catastrophic events, especially those misplaced by earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, drought, fire, mudslides, and tornadoes; For the millions of refugees worldwide who wander the lands of the earth and whose suffering is greater than we can ever know.

 

For those in our prayer cycles: in the Anglican cycle of prayer, we pray for the Anglican Church of Chile;  in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for St. Mary Magdalene in Maineville, St. Peter’s in Gallipolis, and Trinity in Newark;  in our Parish cycle of prayer, we pray for Dave and Janet Reuter, Rob, Eva, Madeline, and Elizabeth Reuter, and Tony, Kendall, and Justine Rubino; For those celebrating upcoming birthdays: Libby Nicholson (1/3), Madeline Reuter (1/4), Laura Leach (1/9), Linda Stagles (1/14), Carolyn Sargent (1/19) and Ruby Webster (1/21); For those on our parish prayer list: Ann, Howard, Ruby, George, the Darnell Family, Judy, Juanita, Rob, Carmen, Mary, Vern; For those who suffer from illness, grief, or any other adversity: Ann – Carol Nancarrow’s mother; Ann –  friend of the Bertas; Caiti  – friend of Ann Phillips; Carl – friend of the Welches; Carol – friend of the Rubinos; Carrie  and Stefani – Susan Kendall’s daughters; Cassie and Jane – friends of the Tallmans; Chip – Jim Rudd’s step-mother; Chris & family – friends of the Reuters; Clara – Pat Tallman’s cousin; Danielle – Jenna

Walch’s sister; David – Vern Hogden’s son; Emily – Ann Phillips’ niece; Emma, Lowell, & the Burton Family – friends of Juanita Limes and the Darnells; Helen – Wayne Harper’s mother-in-law; 

James – Linda Stagles’ brother; Joni & Leslie – family of  softball team member; Jose & Elena – friends of the Welches;  Kathy & Gloria – friends of Katherine Wagner; Katie – friend of the Reuters; Keith & Jeff – friends of Jim Larsen; Ken – the Berta’s son; Leslie – friend of Juanita Limes; Leslie – friend of the Welches; Lynne – friend of the parish; Margaret – Rowena MacGregor’s mother;  Mary – friend of the Wagners; Maya, Liz, and Peter –  Rowena MacGregor’s family;  Meghan – friend of Elizabeth Wagner;  Miriam – friend of the Wagners; Nanci – friend of the Larsens; the Pitcher Family – friends of Katherine Wagner; Rachel – Norma Peachey’s daughter; Renea – friend of Juanita and Lisa; Richardson Family – friends of the Wagners; Roberta – Tracey Swartz’ mother; Ron – friend of Ruby Webster; Sarah – friend of the Wagners; Steve & Debi – friends of Linda Stagles; Steve & Elinor – friends of the Bertas; Sue & Tom – friends of the Phillips’; Susan – friend of the Nancarrows; Tonia – Juanita Limes’ daughter-in-law; Tony – Judy Rudd’s  brother; Tracy – friend of the parish

 

For faithful animal companions: Hallie, longtime canine companion to Dave & Janet Reuter;  Max, longtime canine companion to  the Tallman family, and Coco, canine companion to Norma Peachey, and those who care for all animals;  For the mission work of this congregation: CARE House, Canterbury Court, St. Paul’s UMC Food Pantry, Becoming Beloved Community Initiative, and for the non-profit groups who use our Community Building;  For our Diocesan Bishops: for our Provisional Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Wayne Smith; The Rt. Rev. Kenneth Price, the Rt. Rev. Nedi Rivera, and the Rt. Rev. Wendell Gibbs; For our Presiding Bishop, The Most Rev. Michael Curry; For all postulants and candidates for holy orders in this Diocese: Patricia Rose, Jacob Cunliffe, Dan Carlson, Amy Cochran, Phoebe Myhrum, Brice Patterson, Martha Camele, Maggie Gough, Brad Gough, Catherine Duffy, Alane Osborne, Libbie Crawford, Gayland Trim.

 

For all faith communities as we navigate the way forward in a world being transformed by a number of crises – that we remain faithful in our devotion to God and open to constant change and ongoing self-evaluation.

 

 

For more announcements, click HERE.

 

To read a copy of the December 16 21, 2021 Vestry Minutes, click HERE.

(NOTE:  Password Protected:  Contact Dave or Katherine for Password.)

 

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ADULT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

 

 The Rev. Rowena MacGregor facilitates various adult educational/spiritual development offerings (Zoom).  Be sure to check the Sunday bulletin for times and dates of her most recent programs.

 

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937-256-1082

Email: st_marks@ameritech.net

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – noon

 

 

The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor, Priest-In-Charge

570-404-2025   rector@stmarksdayton.org

 

Katherine Wagner, Parish Administrator

parishadmin@stmarksdayton.org

 

Donna Larsen, Music Director

musicdirector@stmarksdayton.org

 

Carol Nancarrow, Senior Warden

Jim Rudd, Junior Warden

wardens@stmarksdayton.org

 

 

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