Epiphany-2 (Yr C) Jan 16, 2021

The Celebration of Holy Eucharist

The Second Sunday After the Epiphany

 

 

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Dayton, Ohio, January 16, 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:

“Chorale Fantasia on ‘Wie Schön Leuchtet der Morgenstern’”            Dietrich Buxtehude

 

WELCOME: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor

 

Please stand for the ringing of the bell and processional.

 

PROCESSIONAL:                        

“How bright appears the morning star”             The Hymnal 1982,  #497

 

1  How bright appears the Morning Star,

     with mercy beaming from afar;

          the host of heaven rejoices;

     O righteous Branch, O Jesse’s Rod!

     Thou Son of Man and Son of God!

          We, too, will lift our voices: Jesus, Jesus!

          Holy, holy, yet most lowly, draw thou near us;

          great Emmanuel, come and hear us.

 

 

2  Though circled by the hosts on high,

     he deigned to cast a pitying eye

          upon his helpless creature;

     the whole creation’s Head and Lord,

     by highest seraphim adored,

          assumed our very nature;

              Jesus, grant us, through thy merit, to inherit

              thy salvation; hear, O hear our supplication.

 

 

3  Rejoice, ye heavens; thou earth, reply;

     with praise, ye sinners, fill the sky,

          for this his Incarnation.

     Incarnate God, put forth thy power,

     ride on, ride on, great Conqueror,

          till all know thy salvation.

              Amen, amen! Alleluia, alleluia!

          Praise be given evermore, by earth and heaven.

 

 

The Liturgy of the Word

 

Celebrant:  Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (With gusto!) And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. 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 Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. 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:  For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her vindication shines out like the dawn, and her salvation like a burning torch. The nations shall see your vindication, and all the kings your glory; and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will give. You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. You shall no more be termed Forsaken, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate; but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her, and your land Married; for the Lord delights in you, and your land shall be married. For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your builder marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.  62:1-5)

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

 

Please stand 

 

A READING FROM THE BOOK OF PSALMS:

Reader: Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, and your faithfulness to the clouds.

All: Your righteousness is like the strong mountains, your justice like the great deep; you save both man and beast, O Lord.  How priceless is your love, O God! your people take refuge under the shadow of your wings.

Reader: They feast upon the abundance of your house; you give them drink from the river of your delights.

All: For with you is the well of life, and in your light we see light. Continue your lovingkindness to those who know you, and your favor to those who are true of heart.  (PS 36:5-10)

 

Please be seated

 

A READING FROM PAUL’S FIRST LETTER TO THE CORINTHIANS:

Reader: Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans, you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says “Let Jesus be cursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.   (12:1-11)

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

 

Please stand

 

GRADUAL:                           

“When Christ’s appearing was made known”  (verses 3-4)         The Hymnal 1982,  #132

 

3  Within the Jordan’s sacred flood

    the heavenly Lamb in meekness stood,

    that he, to whom no sin was known,

    might cleanse his people from their own.

 

4  Oh, what a miracle divine,

    when water reddened into wine!

    He spoke the word, and forth it flowed

        in streams that nature ne’er bestowed.

 

 

THE GOSPEL

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

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Celebrant:  On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.” So they took it. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.” Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him. (2:1-11)

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

 

GRADUAL:                           

“When Christ’s appearing was made known”  (verse 5)      The Hymnal 1982,  #132

 

5  All glory, Jesus, be to thee

    for this thy glad epiphany:

    whom with the Father we adore

     and Holy Ghost for evermore.        

 

 

Please be seated

 

THE SERMON 

 

Please stand

THE NICENE CREED:  

“I believe in God almighty”        Wonder, Love, & Praise,  #769

 

1  I believe in God almighty, author of all things that be,

     Maker of the earth and heavens, Keeper of the sky and sea.

     I believe in God’s son, Jesus, now for us both Lord and Christ,

     of the Spirit and of Mary born to bring abundant life.

 

 

2  I believe that Jesus suffered, scourged and scorned and crucified;

     taken from the cross, was buried— True Life there had truly died.

     I believe that on the third day Christ was raised up from the grave,

     then ascended to God right hand. He will come to judge and save.

 

 

3  I believe in God’s own Spirit, bonding all the saints within

     One church, catholic and holy, where forgiveness frees from sin;

     in the body’s resurrection, for the breaking of death’s chain

     gives the life that’s everlasting. This the faith that I have claimed.

 

 

Please stand or kneel

 

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE:  

Reader: In peace, we pray to you, Lord God.

 

A moment of silence is observed.

 

Reader: For all people in their daily life and work;  for our families, friends, and neighbors, and for those who are alone.

Reader: For this community, the nation, and the world; for all who work for justice, freedom, and peace.

Reader:  For the just and proper use of your creation; for the victims of hunger, fear, injustice, and oppression.

Reader: For all who are in danger, sorrow, or any kind of trouble;  for those who minister to the sick, the friendless, and the needy.

Reader: For the peace and unity of the Church of God; for all who proclaim the Gospel, and all who seek the Truth.

Reader:  For Michael, our Presiding Bishop, and Wayne, our Bishop Provisional and for all bishops and other ministers; for all who serve God in his Church.

Reader: For the special needs and concerns of this congregation, remembering especially those on our Parish Prayer List: Ann, Ruby, Howard, the Darnell Family, Judy, Juanita, Rob, Mary, Carmen, George, and Vern.

 

Time is given for people to add their own petitions

 

Reader: Hear us, Lord;  your mercy is great.

Reader:  We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life.

 

Time is given for people to add their own petitions

 

Reader: We will exalt you, O God our King; and praise your Name for ever and ever.

Reader:  We pray for all who have died, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom.

 

Time is given for people to add their own petitions

 

Reader: Lord, let your loving-kindness be upon them; who put their trust in you.

Celebrant: Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your apostles, “Peace I give to you; my own peace I leave with you:” Regard not our sins, but the faith of your Church, and give to us the peace and unity of that heavenly City, where with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, now and forever.  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

“Your Light Was Come”                                                  Jon Paige

 

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. 

 

PRAYER FOR THE GIFTS OF FOOD:

Celebrant:  Remembering Jesus, who fed friends and strangers on the hillside, accept our gifts of food for the hungry in our community. 

Celebrant:  United in Christ, instill in us sincere appreciation for the food on our tables and the will to provide for those who are hungry.   Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten, nor the hope of the poor be taken away.

 

 

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:  

“As newborn stars were stirred to song”             Wonder, Love & Praise, #788

 

1  As newborn stars were stirred to song

          when all things came to be,

     as Miriam and Moses sang when Israel was set free,

     so music bursts unbidden forth when God-filled hearts rejoice,

     to waken awe and gratitude and give mute faith a voice.

 

2  In psalms that raise the singer’s sense

          to universal truths,

     in prophet’s dark-toned oracle or hymn of three brave youths:

     the song of faith and praise endured through those God called to be

     a chosen people bearing light for all the world to see.

 

3  When God’s redeeming Word

          took flesh to make salvation sure,

     unheeding hearts attuned to strife refused love’s overture.

     Yet to the end the song went on: a supper’s parting hymn,

     a psalm intoned on dying lips when sun and hope grew dim.

 

4  But silence won no vict’ry there;

          a rest was all it scored

     before glad alleluias rose to greet the risen Lord.

     The church still keeps that song alive, for death has lost its sting,

     and with the gift of life renewed the heart will ever sing.

 

 

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:

“O wondrous type!”    (verses 1-3)                  The Hymnal 1982,  #137

 

1  O wondrous type! O vision fair

     of glory that the Church may share,

     which Christ upon the mountain shows,

     where brighter than the sun he glows!

  

2  With Moses and Elijah nigh

     the incarnate Lord holds converse high;

     and from the cloud, the Holy One

     bears record to the only Son.

 

3  With shining face and bright array,

     Christ deigns to manifest today

     what glory shall be theirs above

     who joy in God with perfect love.

 

 

DISMISSAL:

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

 

POSTLUDE:

“A Festal Tune”                                                     Jacob B. Weber

 

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

 

THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given by the Wagners, in loving memory of Jim Veazey.

 

 

GROUNDED IN COMMUNITY

 

THIS 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, Katherine 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

 

NEXT SUNDAY– EPIPHANY 3 –  HOLY EUCHARIST – JAN. 23:

Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Ushers:  Wayne Harper, Jim Rudd

Tech: Gary Welch, Mary-Anna Welch

Acolyte: Elizabeth Wagner

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers: OT/PS: Carol Williamson EP/POP: Jackie Hoskinson

Counters: Janet Reuter, Jim Rudd

Altar Guild: Carol Nancarrow, Kendall Rubino

Sanctuary Lamp: OPEN

Altar Flowers: OPEN

 

 

Events at St. Mark’s this Week

 

THIS SUNDAY (Epiphany 2, Jan. 16): HOLY EUCHARIST, 10:30am, in person and on Facebook Live.  EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY, 1:30pm, Fellowship Room. HUNGER SUNDAY.

MONDAY:  OFFICE CLOSED for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; 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: VESTRY MEETING, 6:30pm, Zoom; SAA MEETING, 7:30pm, Lounge

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.

 

 

Places to be, things to do

 

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!

VESTRY MEETING: the January Vestry Meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 6:30pm via Zoom.  Contact the Office if you would like to observe, and we’ll send you the link.

COMPLINE will be said via Zoom at 7pm on Wednesday Jan. 26 by the Rev. Rowena  MacGregor.

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. 23:  Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a; Luke 4:14-21.

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

BAPTISM: Easter is one of the Major Feast Days of the Church and is a traditional day for baptisms.  If you are interested in baptism for yourself or are a parent of a child that you wish to have baptized, please contact The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor to set up an appointment to explore.

 

 

Lesser Feasts and Fasts

 

RECOMMENDED FEAST DAY TO OBSERVETuesday, Jan. 18 is the Feast of the Confession of Saint Peter the Apostle. This rough fisherman and his brother Andrew were the first disciples called by Jesus. Peter figures prominently in the Gospels, often stumbling, impetuous, intense, and uncouth. It was Peter who attempted to walk on the sea, and began to sink; it was Peter who impulsively wished to build three tabernacles on the mountain of the Transfiguration; it was Peter who, just before the crucifixion, three times denied knowing his Lord. But it was also Peter who, after Pentecost, risked his life to do the Lord’s work, speaking boldly of his belief in Jesus. It was also Peter whose strength and courage helped the young Church in its questioning about the mission beyond the Jewish community. Though the New Testament makes no mention of it, the tradition connecting Peter with Rome is early and virtually certain. According to a legend based on that tradition, Peter fled from Rome during the persecution under Nero. On the Appian Way, he met Christ, and asked him, “Lord, where are you

going?” The Lord answered, “I am coming to be crucified again.” Peter thereupon retraced his steps, and was shortly thereafter crucified, head downwards. “I am not worthy to be crucified as my Lord was”, he is supposed to have said. As we watch Peter struggle with himself, often stumble, love his Lord and deny him, speak rashly and act impetuously, his life reminds us that our Lord did not come to save the godly and strong but to save the weak and the sinful. Simon, an ordinary human being, was transformed by the Holy Spirit into the Rock, and became the leader of the Church.

Almighty Father, who inspired Simon Peter, first among the apostles, to confess Jesus as Messiah and Son of the living God: Keep your Church steadfast upon the rock of this faith, so that in unity and peace we may proclaim the one truth and follow the one Lord, our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.   Holy Women, Holy Men)

 

 

Prayers for the Week of Jan. 16

 

FOR PEACE.  For those who have died; For those affected by  natural disasters; 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 violence in our 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 Church of England in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for All Saints in Cincinnati, St. Paul’s in Logan, and Trinity in London;  in our Parish cycle of prayer, we pray for Megan Rubino and Adam and Addison Oiler, Jim and Judy Rudd, and Carolyn Sargent; 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; Elena – friend of  the Welches; 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; 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.

 

 

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

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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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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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