Pentecost-22 (Yr B) Oct 24, 2021


The Celebration of Holy Eucharist

The Twenty-second Sunday After Pentecost



St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Dayton, Ohio, October 24, 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.



“Praise my soul, the king of heaven”             The Hymnal 1982,  #410


1  Praise, my soul, the King of heaven;

        to his feet thy tribute bring;

    ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,

        evermore his praises sing:

            Alleluia, alleluia!

        Praise the everlasting King.


2  Praise him for his grace and favor

        to his people in distress;

    praise him still the same as ever,

        slow to chide, and swift to bless:

            Alleluia, alleluia!

        Glorious in this faithfulness.


3  Father-like he tends and spares us;

        well our feeble frame he knows;

    in his hand he gently bears us,

        rescues us from all our foes.

            Alleluia, alleluia!

        Widely yet his mercy flows.


4  Angels, help us to adore him;

        ye behold him face to face;

    sun and moon, bow down before him,

        dwellers all in time and space.

            Alleluia, alleluia!

        Praise with us the God of grace.



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.

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.



Celebrant: The Lord be with you.  And also with you.  Let us pray. Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the         confession of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.



“Gloria in excelsis”                                   The Hymnal 1982,  #S280


All: Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King,

almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of

the world; have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father; receive our

prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High,

Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


Please be seated



Reader:  Job answered the Lord: “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. ‘Hear, and I will speak; I will question you, and you declare to me.’ I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”

     And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he had prayed for his friends; and the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. Then there came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house; they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him; and each of them gave him a piece of money and a gold ring. The Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand donkeys. He also had seven sons and three daughters. He named the first Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch. In all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job’s daughters; and their father gave them an inheritance along with their brothers. After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children, and his children’s children, four generations. And Job died, old and full of days.      (42:1-6, 10-17)

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


Please stand 



Reader:  I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

All:  I will glory in the Lord; let the humble hear and rejoice.  Proclaim with me the greatness of the Lord; let us exalt his Name together. I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me out of all my terror.


Reader: Look upon him and be radiant, and let not your faces be ashamed.

All:   I called in my affliction and the Lord heard me and saved me from all my troubles. The angel of the Lord encompasses those who fear him, and he will deliver them. Taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are they who trust in him!


Reader: Many are the troubles of the righteous, but the Lord will deliver him out of them all.

All: He will keep safe all his bones; not one of them shall be broken. Evil shall slay the wicked,

and those who hate the righteous will be punished. The Lord ransoms the life of his servants,

and none will be punished who trust in him.              (PS 34:1-8, 19-22)


Please be seated



Reader: The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office; but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. Consequently he is able for all time to save those who approach God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.  For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. Unlike the other high priests, he has no need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for those of the people; this he did once for all when he offered himself. For the law appoints as high priests those who are subject to weakness, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.             (7:23-28)

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


 Please stand



“Heal me, hands of Jesus”  (verses 1-2)     Wonder, Love, & Praise,  #773


1 Heal me, hands of Jesus,

     and search out all my pain:

   restore my hope, remove my fear

     and bring me peace again.



2 Cleanse me, blood of Jesus,

     take bitterness away;

   let me forgive as one forgiven

     and bring me peace today.




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

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Celebrant:  Jesus and his disciples came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho,  Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stood still and said, “Call him here.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.” So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to him, “My teacher, let me see again.” Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.      (10:46-52)

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



“Heal me, hands of Jesus”  (verses 3-4)     Wonder, Love, & Praise,  #773


3 Know me, mind of Jesus,

     and show me all my sin;

   dispel the memories of guilt,

     and bring me peace within.



4 Fill me, joy of Jesus:

     anxiety shall cease

   and heaven’s serenity be mine,

           for Jesus brings me peace!



Please be seated




Please stand



“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.


  (The cantor sings verse 1, and the congregation sings verses 2&3)


Please stand or kneel



Reader: Let us now call to mind all who are in want or need and commend them to God’s transforming care. Most kind and loving God, confident of your care and concern for the whole of creation, we offer you our prayers of adoration, intercession, and thanksgiving.

Reader: Gracious God, we pray for the faithful all over the world, that all who love you may be united in your service. We pray for the Church, for St. Mark’s and for all congregations  worshipping and serving Christ and the world in his name. Lord, hear our prayer. 

Reader: We pray for the oppressed: For victims of injustice, prejudice, wrongful imprisonment or violence, and for the safety of all refugees;  Lord, hear our prayer. 

Reader:  For this assembly, fed on the Word and Sacraments of our common worship; Lord, hear our prayer. 

Reader: For the church and its leaders, formed by worship, practice and shared life in community; Lord, hear our prayer. 

Reader:  For preachers and teachers of the Christian tradition, who share the Word as a gift for all; Lord, hear our prayer. 

Reader:  For the people of the United States, for the community of Riverside and its sister communities, and for all those who hold authority in our nation and its municipalities; Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:  For the world, for refugees, victims of warfare and of oppression, for those impoverished physically and emotionally by racial, ethnic and gender discrimination; Lord, hear our prayer. 

Reader: For the addicted and those imprisoned, for the unemployed and the homeless; Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:  For those who are ill or suffer from any adversity, especially those in this community we remember this day: Howard, Ruby, George, the Darnell Family, Judy, Juanita, Rob,    Carmen, Mary, and Vern, and those named on the parish prayer list;  and for the medical, health and wellness practitioners who care for them; Lord, hear our prayer. 

Reader:  For ourselves, for our ongoing evolution as we experience the adventure of being  human, that we may use the spiritual gifts bestowed upon us for the good of all; Lord, hear our prayer. 

Celebrant: Almighty God, by your Holy Spirit you have made us one with your saints in heaven and on earth: Grant that in our earthly pilgrimage we may always be supported by this fellowship of love and prayer, and know ourselves to be surrounded by their witness to your power and mercy. We ask this for the sake of Jesus Christ, in whom all our intercessions are acceptable through the Spirit, and who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen. 



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.


 Please stand



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









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



“Praise the Lord! Ye Heavens Adore Him”         Charles Beaudrot


Please stand



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



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 him thanks and praise.

Celebrant: God of all power, Ruler of the Universe, you are worthy of glory and praise.

People: Glory to you for ever and ever.

Celebrant: At your command all things came to be: the vast expanse of interstellar space,   galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses, and this fragile earth, our island home.

People: By your will they were created and have their being.

Celebrant: From the primal elements you brought forth the human race, and blessed us with memory, reason, and skill. You made us the rulers of creation. But we turned against you, and betrayed your trust; and we turned against one another.

People: Have mercy, Lord, for we are sinners in your sight.

Celebrant: Again and again, you called us to return. Through prophets and sages you revealed your righteous Law. And in the fullness of time you sent your only Son, born of a woman, to fulfill your Law, to open for us the way of freedom and peace.

People: By his blood, he reconciled us. By his wounds, we are healed.

Celebrant: And therefore we praise you, joining with the heavenly chorus, with prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and with all those in every generation who have looked to you in hope, to proclaim with them your glory, in their unending hymn:



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.


You may stand or kneel


Celebrant: And so, Father, we who have been redeemed by him, and made a new people by water and the Spirit, now bring before you these gifts. Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ our Lord. On the night he was betrayed he took bread, said the blessing, broke the bread, and gave it to his friends, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

Celebrant: After supper, he took the cup of wine, gave thanks, 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.”

Celebrant: Remembering now his work of redemption, and offering to you this sacrifice of thanksgiving,

People: We celebrate his death and resurrection, as we await the day of his coming.


Celebrant: Lord God of our Fathers and Mothers; God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, and Rachel; God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ: Open our eyes to see your hand at work in the world about us. Deliver us from the presumption of coming to this Table for   solace only, and not for strength; for pardon only, and not for renewal. Let the grace of this  Holy Communion make us one body, one spirit in Christ, that we may worthily serve the world in his name.

People: Risen Lord, be known to us in the breaking of the Bread.


Celebrant: Accept these prayers and praises, Father, through Jesus Christ our great High Priest, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, your Church gives honor, glory, and worship, from generation to generation. AMEN!   (with gusto!)


Please stand



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.



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


The people may now come forward to receive the Sacrament.



(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



“Amazing grace”                   The Hymnal 1982,  #671


1  Amazing grace! how sweet the sound,

       that saved a wretch like me!

   I once was lost but now am found,

       was blind but now I see.



2  ’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

       and grace my fears relieved;

   how precious did that grace appear

       the hour I first believed!



3  The Lord has promised good to me,

       his word my hope secures;

   he will my shield and portion be

       as long as life endures.



4  Through many dangers, toils, and snares,

       I have already come;

   ’tis grace that brought me safe thus far,

       and grace will lead me home.



5  When we’ve been there ten thousand years,

       bright shining as the sun,

   we’ve no less days to sing God’s praise

       than when we’d first begun.




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.



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



“Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old”                                         The Hymnal 1982,  #567


1 Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old

      was strong to heal and save;

   it triumphed o’er disease and death,

      o’er darkness and the grave.

   To thee they went, the blind, the deaf,

      the palsied, and the lame,

   the leper set apart and shunned,

      the sick with fevered frame.



2 And lo! thy touch brought life and health,

      gave hearing, strength, and sight;

   and youth renewed and frenzy calmed

      owned thee, the Lord of light:

   and now, O Lord, be near to bless,

      almighty as of yore,

   in crowded street, by restless couch,

      as by Gennesaret’s shore.



3 Be thou our great deliverer still,

      thou Lord of life and death;

   restore and quicken, soothe and bless,

      with thine almighty breath:

   to hands that work and eyes that see,

      give wisdom’s heavenly lore,

   that whole and sick, and weak and strong,

      may praise thee evermore.




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



“Postlude on ‘Lauda Anima’”             Robert J. Powell


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 Bruce and Beth Johnson in celebration of Erin’s birthday.


THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given by the Rubinos in loving memory of Louis Benavides.






Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Ushers: Dave Reuter, Ginny Tuxhorn

Tech: Katherine Wagner, Mary-Anna Welch

Acolyte: Jennifer Phillips/Elizabeth Wagner

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers: OT/PS: Elizabeth Wagner   EP/POP: Gary Welch

Counters: Tony Rubino, Mary-Anna Welch

Altar Guild: Katherine Wagner, Elizabeth Wagner

Coffee Hour: OPEN



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: Judy Rudd   EP/POP: Don Nancarrow

Counters: Janet Reuter, Kendall Rubino

Altar Guild: Katherine Wagner, Elizabeth Wagner

Coffee Hour: Leach

Altar Flowers: Welch

Sanctuary Lamp: Welch



Events at St. Mark’s this Week


THIS SUNDAY (Pentecost 21, Oct. 24): HOLY EUCHARIST 10:30am, in person and on   Facebook Live. 

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




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

NEXT SUNDAY (Pentecost 22, Oct. 31: HOLY EUCHARIST, 10:30am, in person and on

Facebook Live. 



Places to be, things to do


THE CHURCH CRACKED OPEN BOOK GROUP will meet at again 7pm on Wednesday, Oct. 27 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.


ALL SAINTS DAY NECROLOGY: On Sunday, Nov. 7 we will celebrate All Saints Day.  In that day’s Eucharistic Prayers, we include the names of our parishioners, relatives, and friends who have died during the past year. If you have a loved one whose name you would like included, please contact Katherine by Nov. 1.


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.  So as you set your clocks BACK on Sunday, Nov. 7, please bring in your change (checks and folding money also welcome!)



The Community of St. Mark’s Classifieds


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. Stewardship is about our relationship to God as stewards of the world God has created.  Each of us has been given a definitive trust of a portion of God’s world – an abundance of gifts of time, talent and treasure with which God has blessed us.  Jesus said, “From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required” (Luke 12: 48).  Please submit your pledge by  Nov. 21 to for it to be included at our worship service on that day. If you didn’t receive a letter with a pledge card, please contact the office.


HOW TO DONATE ONLINE:  From your phone, text the word “give” to 937-932-1082 and it will take you through the steps to set up your account.  You can also access the link through our website at  Contact the office if you have questions.



Lesser Feasts and Fasts


RECOMMENDED FEAST DAY TO OBSERVESaturday, Oct. 30 is the Feast of  John Wyclif, Priest and Prophetic Witness, 1384, who is remembered as a forerunner of the Protestant Reformation. In 1374, Wyclif defended the position of the Crown during a dispute with the papacy over finances. Because of this newfound notoriety, Wyclif gathered around him a group of powerful patrons who were able to provide a reasonable level of safe haven and security for him. A number of Wyclif’s radical ideas got worked out in the centuries that followed as the movement toward reformation gained momentum. Wyclif believed that believers could have a direct, unmediated relationship with God, not requiring the intervention of the church or its priesthood. Believing that the Scriptures should be available to all who could read them, and not mediated through the instruction of the church, Wyclif translated the Vulgate, the Latin edition of the Bible, into English.  The tables turned dramatically when Wyclif questioned the eucharistic doctrine of transubstantiation. He believed that the underlying philosophy was problematic and that the popular piety flowing from it led inevitable to superstitious behaviors. He was condemned for his eucharistic views in 1381. Although Wyclif had nothing to do with inciting the Peasants Revolt of the same year, he was an easy target for blame. He retired, left Oxford, and died three years later in Leicestershire.

     O God, your justice continually challenges your Church to live according to its calling: Grant us who now remember the work of John Wyclif contrition for the wounds which our sins inflict on your Church, and such love for Christ that we may seek to heal the divisions which afflict his Body; through the same Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.      (Holy Women, Holy Men)



Prayers for the Week of Oct. 24


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 Extra-Provincial Churches;  in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, St. Andrew’s in Cincinnati, Christ Church in Xenia, and St. Mary’s in Hillsboro;  in our Parish cycle of prayer, we pray for TJ, Jenna, Gabriel, and Wesley Walch, Ruby Webster, and Gary, Mary-Anna, and Stephanie Welch;  For those celebrating October birthdays:    Robert Kelly (10/3), Mike Wagner (10/9), Sophie Darnell (10/13), Rowena MacGregor (10/13), Jen Bonifas (10/14), Will Day (10/16),  Jasmyne Phillips (10/17), Joy Brown (10/19), Phyllis Berta (10/20), Jennifer Phillips (10/30); For those celebrating wedding anniversaries: Larry & Joy Brown (10/20), Paul & Carol Sharp (10/22);  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; Leslie – friend of Juanita Limes; 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; 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, Jack; longtime canine companion to Libby & Jeff Nicholson and recently passed; 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.






 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.





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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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