The Celebration of Holy Eucharist
All Saints’ Sunday
The Twenty-fourth Sunday After Pentecost
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Dayton, Ohio, November 7, 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.
“Partita on ’O God, Thou Faithful God’” J.S. Bach
WELCOME: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor
Please stand for the ringing of the bell and processional.
“Blessed feasts of blessed martyrs” The Hymnal 1982, #239
1 Blessed feasts of blessed martyrs,
holy women, holy men,
with affection’s recollections
greet we your return again.
Worthy deeds they wrought, and wonders,
worthy of the Name they bore;
we, with meetest praise and sweetest,
honor them for evermore.
2 Faith prevailing, hope unfailing,
loving Christ with single heart,
thus they, glorious and victorious,
bravely bore the martyr’s part,
by contempt of every anguish,
by unyielding battle done;
victors at the last, they triumph,
with the host of angels one.
3 Therefore, ye that reign in glory,
fellow-heirs with Christ on high,
join to ours your supplication
when before him we draw nigh,
praying that, this life completed,
all its fleeting moments past,
by his grace we may be worthy
of eternal bliss at last.
The Liturgy of the Word
Please remain standing
Celebrant: Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen. (with gusto!)
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. O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
SONG OF PRAISE:
“Now thank we all our God” The Hymnal 1982, #397
All: Now thank we all our God, with heart, and hands, and voices, who wondrous things hath done, in whom his world rejoices; who from our mother’s arms hath blessed us on our way with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.
Please be seated
A READING FROM THE BOOK OF ISAIAH:
Reader: On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines, of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear. And he will destroy on this mountain the shroud that is cast over all peoples, the sheet that is spread over all nations; he will swallow up death forever. Then the Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces, and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the LORD has spoken. It will be said on that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us. This is the LORD for whom we have waited; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation. (25:6-9)
Reader: The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
A READING FROM THE BOOK OF PSALMS:
Reader: The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world and all who dwell therein.
All: For it is he who founded it upon the seas and made it firm upon the rivers of the deep. “Who can ascend the hill of the Lord? and who can stand in his holy place?”
Reader: “Those who have clean hands and a pure heart, who have not pledged themselves to falsehood, nor sworn by what is a fraud.
All: They shall receive a blessing from the Lord and a just reward from the God of their salvation.” Such is the generation of those who seek him, of those who seek your face, O God of Jacob.
Reader: Lift up your heads, O gates; lift them high, O everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
All: “Who is this King of glory?” “The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle.” Lift up your heads, O gates; lift them high, O everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. “Who is he, this King of glory?” “The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.” (PS 24)
Please be seated
A READING FROM THE BOOK OF REVELATION:
Reader: I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.” And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Then he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.” (21:1-6a)
Reader: The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
“For thy dear saints” (verses 1-2) The Hymnal 1982, #279
1 For thy dear saints, O Lord,
who strove in thee to live,
who followed thee, obeyed, adored,
our grateful hymn receive.
2 They all in life and death,
with thee their Lord in view,
learned from thy Holy Spirit’s breath
to suffer and to do.
Celebrant: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.
Celebrant: When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was greatly disturbed in spirit and deeply moved. He said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.” Jesus began to weep. So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?” Then Jesus, again greatly disturbed, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it. Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead four days.” Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” So they took away the stone. And Jesus looked upward and said, “Father, I thank you for having heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so that they may believe that you sent me.” When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 4The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.” (11:32-44)
Celebrant: The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, Lord Christ.
“For thy dear saints” (verses 3-4) The Hymnal 1982, #279
3 Thine earthly members fit
to join thy saints above,
in one communion ever knit,
one fellowship of love.
4 Jesus, thy Name we bless,
and humbly pray that we
may follow them in holiness,
who lived and died for thee.
Please be seated
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 bread, and in the prayers? 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? I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant: Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ? I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant: Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself? 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? I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant: May Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us a new birth by water and the Holy Spirit, and bestowed upon us the forgiveness of sins, keep us in eternal life by his grace, in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
Please stand or kneel
Celebrant: Let us confess our sins to God and our neighbor.
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.
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
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.
Please be seated
“By All Your Saints Still Striving” Charles Callahan
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 RECEIVED FOR CARE HOUSE:
Celebrant: Let us pray. Lord Jesus, who took the children into your arms and embraced them with your love, receive these gifts for the children of CARE House. Through the power of your Spirit, may these offerings and the offering of all our ministries to them, bring them comfort and healing. May they come to know and feel in their hearts and in their souls the fullness of life and of love given to all of us by our one God and Father. In your holy name we pray. 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 D:
Celebrant: The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Celebrant: Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.
Celebrant: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give him thanks and praise.
Celebrant: It is truly right to glorify you, Father, and to give you thanks; for you alone are God, living and true, dwelling in light inaccessible from before time and for ever.
Fountain of life and source of all goodness, you made all things and fill them with your blessing; you created them to rejoice in the splendor of your radiance.
Countless throngs of angels stand before you to serve you night and day; and, beholding the glory of your presence, they offer you unceasing praise. Joining with them, and giving voice to every creature under heaven, we acclaim you, and glorify your Name, as we sing (say),
THE SANCTUS: The Hymnal 1982, #S130
All: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and
might, Heaven and earth are full, full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Hosanna in
the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
Hosanna in the highest.
Please stand or kneel
Celebrant: We acclaim you, holy Lord, glorious in power. Your mighty works reveal your wisdom and love. You formed us in your own image, giving the whole world into our care, so that, in obedience to you, our Creator, we might rule and serve all your creatures. When our disobedience took us far from you, you did not abandon us to the power of death. In your mercy you came to our help, so that in seeking you we might find you. Again and again you called us into covenant with you, and through the prophets you taught us to hope for salvation.
Father, you loved the world so much that in the fullness of time you sent your only Son to be our Savior. Incarnate by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, he lived as one of us, yet without sin. To the poor he proclaimed the good news of salvation; to prisoners, freedom; to the sorrowful, joy. To fulfill your purpose he gave himself up to death; and, rising from the grave, destroyed death, and made the whole creation new.
And, that we might live no longer for ourselves, but for him who died and rose for us, he sent the Holy Spirit, his own first gift for those who believe, to complete his work in the world, and to bring to fulfillment the sanctification of all.
When the hour had come for him to be glorified by you, his heavenly Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end; at supper with them he took bread, and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave 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 them, 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.”
Father, we now celebrate this memorial of our redemption. Recalling Christ’s death and his descent among the dead, proclaiming his resurrection and ascension to your right hand, awaiting his coming in glory; and offering to you, from the gifts you have given us, this bread and this cup, we praise you and we bless you.
All: We praise you, we bless you, we give thanks to you, and we pray to you, Lord our God.
Celebrant: Lord, we pray that in your goodness and mercy your Holy Spirit may descend upon us, and upon these gifts, sanctifying them and showing them to be holy gifts for your holy people, the bread of life and the cup of salvation, the Body and Blood of your Son Jesus Christ.
Grant that all who share this bread and cup may become one body and one spirit, a living sacrifice in Christ, to the praise of your Name.
Reader: Remember, Lord, your one holy catholic and apostolic Church, redeemed by the blood of your Christ. Reveal its unity, guard its faith, and preserve it in peace.
Reader: Remember our priest, Rowena, and the clergy of our sister churches, our Bishop, Wayne, and all bishops, and all who minister in your Church.
Reader: Remember all your people, and those who seek your truth.
Reader: Remember all who have died in the peace of Christ, and those whose faith is known to you alone; bring them into the place of eternal joy and light. We remember Nicolas Adinaro, Roy Adams, Winsome Albin, Chuck Arnsbarger, Daniel Babcock, Valori Bell, Bill Bumiller, Drew Cartwright, Jytte Clark, Mike Coover, Michael Ewers, Cheryl Fitzmartin, Jim Garwood, Albert Harper, Ellen Herron, Don Hill, Joe Huntington, Alexis Reuter Kearney, Bobby Kiolbasa, Annie Kocker, Jack McNally, Robert Mentzer, Paige Mitman, Pat Quinn, Roberta Rapp, Gary Reuter, George Simons, The Rev. Joanne Stearns, Phil Stover, Chuck Terwood, Darrel Toms, Lenore Troelstrup, José Ubinas, Bob Vubeck, Christopher A. Watts, Heather Whitener, Charles A. York.
Reader: And grant that we may find our inheritance with the Blessed Virgin Mary, prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and with all the saints who have found favor with you in ages past. We praise you in union with them and give you glory through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
Celebrant: Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ, all honor and glory are yours, Almighty God and Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever.
All: AMEN! (with gusto!)
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.
“I sing a song of the saints of God” The Hymnal 1982, #293
1 I sing a song of the saints of God,
patient and brave and true,
who toiled and fought and lived and died
for the Lord they loved and knew.
And one was a doctor, and one was a queen,
and one was a shepherdess on the green:
they were all of them saints of God and I mean,
God helping, to be one too.
2 They loved their Lord so dear, so dear,
and his love made them strong;
and they followed the right, for Jesus’ sake,
the whole of their good lives long.
And one was a soldier, and one was a priest,
and one was slain by a fierce wild beast;
and there’s not any reason no, not the least,
why I shouldn’t be one too.
3 They lived not only in ages past,
there are hundreds of thousands still,
the world is bright with the joyous saints
who love to do Jesus’ will.
You can meet them in school, or in lanes, or at sea,
in church, or in trains, or in shops, or at tea,
for the saints of God are just folk like me,
and I mean to be one too.
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.
SENDING OF EUCHARISTIC VISITOR:
Celebrant: Carol, we send you out to share Communion this week with members of the St. Mark’s community unable to be with us.
People: May you carry the prayers of all of us as you take this sacrament of Christ’s presence.
Celebrant: May those who receive it from you be strengthened and encouraged in our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Celebrant: ….. +And may the blessing . . .
“For all the saints” (verses 1-4) The Hymnal 1982, #287
1 For all the saints, who from their labors rest,
who thee by faith before the world confessed,
thy Name, O Jesus, be for ever blessed.
2 Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might:
thou, Lord, their Captain in the well-fought fight;
thou, in the darkness drear, the one true Light.
3 O may thy soldiers, faithful, true, and bold,
fight as the saints who nobly fought of old,
and win, with them, the victor’s crown of gold.
4 O blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
yet all are one in thee, for all are thine.
Celebrant: Alleluia! Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Thanks be to God. Alleluia!
“Postlude on ‘Lauda Anima’” Robert J. Powell
COFFEE HOUR is hosted by the Welches, in celebration of Stephanie’s birthday.
THE CANDLE IN THE SANCTUARY LAMP remains lighted throughout the week to indicate and honor the eternal presence of Christ. It is dedicated this week by Carol Williamson in honor of her parents, Buel and Mary, whose love and guidance never faltered.
THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given by Carol Williamson in thanksgiving for all the blessings in life and the hope of each new day.
GROUNDED IN COMMUNITY
THIS SUNDAY– ALL SAINTS SUNDAY – HOLY EUCHARIST – NOVEMBER 7:
Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor
Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen
Ushers: Dave Reuter, Jim Rudd
Tech: TJ Walch, Mary-Anna Welch
Acolytes: Gary Welch, Stephanie Welch
Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers: OT/PS: Jim Rudd EP/POP: Elizabeth Wagner
Counters: Gary Welch, Tony Rubino
Altar Guild: Norma Peachey, Ginny Tuxhorn
NEXT SUNDAY– PENTECOST 25 – HOLY EUCHARIST – NOVEMBER 14:
Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor
Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen
Ushers: Wayne Harper, Tony Rubino
Tech: Katherine Wagner, Elizabeth Wagner
Acolyte: Jackie Hoskinson
Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers: OT/PS: Elizabeth Wagner EP/POP: Carol Williamson
Counters: Carol Nancarrow, Jim Rudd
Altar Guild: Norma Peachey, Ginny Tuxhorn
Coffee Hour: Rubino
Altar Flowers: Rubino
Sanctuary Lamp: Wagner
Events at St. Mark’s this Week
THIS SUNDAY (All Saints Sunday, Nov. 7): HOLY EUCHARIST, 10:30am, in person
and on Facebook Live. CARE House Sunday, DAY OF CHANGE collection.
MONDAY: SAA MEETING, 6:30am, Lounge; AA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
TUESDAY: TOPS MEETING, 9:30am, Fellowship Room; NA MEETING, 7:30pm,
WEDNESDAY: STAFF MEETING, 9:30am, Office; BOOK CLUB, 7pm via Zoom
THURSDAY: OFFICE CLOSED; SAA MEETING, 7:30pm, Lounge
FRIDAY: COMMUNICATIONS MEETING, 9:00am, Zoom
SATURDAY: HIDDEN GEMS, noon, parking lot; AA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
NEXT SUNDAY (Pentecost 25, Nov. 14): HOLY EUCHARIST, 10:30am, in person
and on Facebook Live.
Places to be, things to do
DAY OF CHANGE: when we “spring forward” and “fall back”, we take up a special donation for the Food Pantry at St. Paul’s UMC. Your change, folding money, and checks are all welcome!
FLAGS FOR HEROES: The Beavercreek Rotary’s Flags are once again set up on at Be Hope Church on Fairfield Road, to honor the heroes in our lives. You can see the display from today through Thursday, Nov. 11.
THE CHURCH CRACKED OPEN BOOK GROUP will meet at again 7pm on Wednesday, Nov. 10 via Zoom. This is an open group; please read all or part of the book before joining the group. We do have one copy of the book available for $16.00; contact the office if you’d like to be on the backorder list and we’ll make sure you get a copy.
SECOND SUNDAY CHOIR: For those who love to sing, please consider joining other members of St. Mark’s in a monthly choral (with safety protocols) offering. Please let music director, Donna Larsen, know you are interested so you can get the music ahead of time. Practice will be at 10am on the second Sunday; the anthem will be sung that day. Family members are encouraged to sing together! The next choir performance will be Sunday, Nov. 14.
The Community of St. Mark’s Classifieds
STEWARDSHIP NOTES FOR OCTOBER: There were five Sunday services; 209 attended in person and 144 watched via Facebook Live (live and recorded). The monthly plate and pledge collection was $11,995.
2022 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN: “Every Perfect Gift” is the theme for this year’s campaign. See the weekly Constant Contact for information, and please consider making a pledge to St. Mark’s for 2022. Two weeks from today, Nov.21, we will gather the pledges of financial support for our Parish for 2018 and submit them as an offering during our worship service on that day. If you have already turned in your pledge form – Thank you! If you have misplaced your pledge form, please call the church office or see Jim Rudd, our Stewardship Chairperson.
Pledges are not contracts. They are statements of intent made in faith. They are a great help to our Vestry in their planning and can always be revised if there are changes in your life.
THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE is asking you to consider running for a seat on the Vestry, as a Warden, or as a Diocesan Convention delegate. For more information, please see Kendall Rubino, Janet Reuter, or Gary Welch.
CHRISTMAS WREATHS! Boy Scout Troop 71 is having a holiday wreath sale, with funds going toward 2022 Summer Camp. See Adam Oiler for details.
Lesser Feasts and Fasts
RECOMMENDED FEAST DAY TO OBSERVE: Wednesday, Nov. 10, is the Feast of Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome. In 440, Leo was unanimously elected Pope, despite the fact that he was absent at the time on a mission in Gaul. Leo’s letter to the Council of Chalcedon in 451 dealt so effectively with the doctrine of the human and divine natures of the One Person of Christ that the assembled bishops declared, “Peter has spoken by Leo”, and affirmed his definition as orthodox teaching. (BCP p864). With similar strength of spirit, Leo negotiated with Attila when the Huns were about to sack Rome. He persuaded them to withdraw from Italy and to accept an annual tribute. Three years later, Genseric led the Vandals against Rome. Unable to prevent pillaging by the barbarians, Leo did dissuade them from burning the city and slaughtering its inhabitants. He worked to repair the damage, to replace the holy vessels in the desecrated churches, and to restore the morale of the Roman people. O Lord our God, grant that your Church, following the teaching of your servant Leo of Rome, may hold fast the great mystery of our redemption, and adore the one Christ, true God and true Man, neither divided from our human nature nor separate from your divine Being; through Jesus Christ our Lord, 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 Nov. 7
FOR PEACE. For those who have died; 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; 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 in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia; in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for St. Philip’s in Columbus, St. Barnabas in Montgomery, and St. John’s in Cambridge; in our Parish cycle of prayer, we pray for Mike and Sandy Bultman, Steve, Lisa, Sophie, and Carly Darnell, and Carmen Davis; For those celebrating November birthdays: Ginny Tuxhorn (11/5), Mary-Anna Welch (11/5), Sharron Lewis-Watts (11/6), Stephanie Welch (11/8), Carmen Davis (11/9), Carol Williamson (11/9), Wesley Walch (11/11), Norma Peachey (11/13), Mary Sones (11/18), Megan Rubino (11/23), Sandy Bultman (11/26); Judy Rudd (11/26), Annabelle Leach (11/28); For those celebrating wedding anniversaries: Dave & Janet Reuter (11/12), Tony & Kendall Rubino (11/16); For those on our parish prayer list: 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 – Susan Kendall’s daughter; Cassie and Jane – friends of the Tallmans; Chip – Jim Rudd’s step-mother; Chris & family – friends of the Reuters; Cindy & Marvin – friends of Elizabeth Wagner; Clara – Pat Tallman’s cousin; Danielle – Jenna Walch’s sister; David – Vern Hogden’s son; Dick & Sandy – friends of the Wagners; 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; 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; Margaret – Rowena MacGregor’s mother; Meghan – friend of Elizabeth Wagner; Maya, Liz, and Peter – Rowena MacGregor’s family; Nanci – friend of the Larsens; the Pitcher Family – friends of Katherine Wagner; Renea – friend of Juanita and Lisa; Roberta – Tracey Swartz’ mother; Ron – friend of Ruby Webster; Sarah – friend of the Wagners; Steve & Debi – friends of Linda Stagles; 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.; Vickie – friend of Rowena MacGregor.
For faithful animal companions: 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.
ADULT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
The Rev. Rowena MacGregor will be facilitating various adult educational/spiritual development offerings this fall (Zoom). Be sure to check the Sunday bulletin for times and dates.
For more announcements, click HERE.
To read a copy of the October 21, 2021 Vestry Minutes, click HERE.
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Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – noon
The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor, Priest-In-Charge
Katherine Wagner, Parish Administrator
Donna Larsen, Music Director
Carol Nancarrow, Senior Warden
Jim Rudd, Junior Warden
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