Pentecost-8 (Yr B) Jul 18, 2021

The Celebration of Holy Eucharist

The Eighth Sunday After Pentecost



St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Dayton, Ohio, July 18, 2021, 10:30 AM



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.




“The king of love my shepherd is”          Charles Villiers Stanford




Please stand for the processional and ringing of the bell.


“Christ for the world we sing”    The Hymnal 1982,  #537


1  Christ for the world we sing!

     The world to Christ we bring with loving zeal;

     the poor, and them that mourn, the faint and overborne,

     sin-sick and sorrow-worn, whom Christ doth heal.


2  Christ for the world we sing!

     The world to Christ we bring with fervent prayer;

     the wayward and the lost, by restless passions tossed,

     redeemed at countless cost from dark despair.


3  Christ for the world we sing!

     The world to Christ we bring with one accord;

     with us the work to share, with us reproach to dare,

     with us the cross to bear, for Christ our Lord.


4  Christ for the world we sing!

     The world to Christ we bring with joyful song;

     the new-born souls, whose days, reclaimed from error’s ways,

     inspired with hope and praise, to Christ belong.



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. Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our  unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.




“Hosanna to the living Lord”   (verse 1 only)    The Hymnal 1982,  #486


   Hosanna to the living Lord!

   Hosanna to the incarnate Word!

   To Christ, Creator, Savior, King,

   let earth, let heaven, hosanna sing!


  Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest!



Please be seated



Reader:  Now when the king was settled in his house, and the Lord had given him rest from all his enemies around him, the king said to the prophet Nathan, “See now, I am living in a house of cedar, but the ark of God stays in a tent.” Nathan said to the king, “Go, do all that you have in mind; for the Lord is with you.”  But that same night the word of the Lord came to Nathan: Go and tell my servant David: Thus says the Lord: Are you the one to build me a house to live in? I have not lived in a house since the day I brought up the people of Israel from Egypt to this day, but I have been moving about in a tent and a tabernacle.  Wherever I have moved about among all the people of Israel, did I ever speak a word with any of the tribal leaders of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, saying, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?” Now therefore thus you shall say to my servant David: Thus says the Lord of hosts: I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep to be prince over my people Israel; and I have been with you wherever you went, and have cut off all your enemies from before you; and I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth. And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may live in their own place, and be disturbed no more; and evildoers shall afflict them no more, as formerly, from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel; and I will give you rest from all your enemies. Moreover the Lord declares to you that the Lord will make you a house. When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come forth from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.      (7:1-14a)

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



Please stand    


Reader: ‘I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him.

All: My hand will hold him fast and my arm will make him strong. No enemy shall deceive him, nor any wicked man bring him down. I will crush his foes before him and strike down those who hate him.  My faithfulness and love shall be with him, and he shall be victorious through my Name. I shall make his dominion extend from the Great Sea to the River. He will say to me, “You are my Father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.”


Reader: I will make him my firstborn and higher than the kings of the earth.

All: I will keep my love for him for ever, and my covenant will stand firm for him. I will establish his line for ever and his throne as the days of heaven. If his children forsake my law

and do not walk according to my judgments; If they break my statutes and do not keep my commandments; I will punish their transgressions with a rod and their iniquities with the lash;


Reader: But I will not take my love from him, nor let my faithfulness prove false.

All: I will not break my covenant, nor change what has gone out of my lips.  Once for all I have sworn by my holiness:   ‘I will not lie to David.  His line shall endure for ever and his throne as the sun before me; It shall stand fast for evermore like the moon, the abiding witness in the sky.’”     (PS89:20-37)



Please be seated



Reader: Remember that at one time you Gentiles by birth, called “the uncircumcision” by those who are called “the circumcision”—a physical circumcision made in the flesh by human hands—remember that you were at that time without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. He has abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new humanity in place of the two, thus making peace, and might reconcile both groups to God in one body through the cross, thus putting to death that hostility through it. So he came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God.        (2:11-22)

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


Please stand



Blest are the pure in heart”   (verses 1,2)    The Hymnal 1982,  #656


1  Blest are the pure in heart, for they shall see our God;

    the secret of the Lord is theirs, their soul is Christ’s abode.


2  The Lord, who left the heavens our life and peace to bring,

    to dwell in lowliness with us, our pattern and our King;




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

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Celebrant:       The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them,  “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things. When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored the boat. When they got out of the boat, people at once recognized him, and rushed about that whole region and began to bring the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.     (6:30-34, 53-56)

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



Blest are the pure in heart”   (verses 3,4)    The Hymnal 1982,  #656


3  He to the lowly soul will still himself impart

    and for his dwelling and his throne will choose the pure in heart.


4  Lord, we thy presence seek; may ours this blessing be;

    give us a pure and lowly heart, a temple fit for thee.



 Please be seated





Please stand


All: We believe in one God the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man.  For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son.   With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets.  We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.  Amen.



Please stand or kneel



Reader: Gracious God, it is in the power of your abundant and life-giving Spirit that we call upon you in prayer. Deepen our understanding and experience of your constant presence and the fulfillment of your promises, and in the name of Jesus we offer you these prayers. 

Reader: Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, all ministers of the gospel, that they may preach the word boldly, administer the sacraments faithfully and above all, lead your people with love and into love. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:  Empower with you Spirit, O Lord, Wayne Smith, the newly elected provisional bishop of this diocese, a shepherd after your own heart; walking in your ways and with loving care watching over your people. May Bishop Smith be for us a leader of vision and a teacher of your truth so that, in due time, the Diocese of Southern Ohio may be prepared to call a seated bishop, and all the while your name be glorified; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader: Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, all the leaders of nations, that they may be unrelenting in their quest for peace and tirelessly pursue the well-being of the people Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader: Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, all those who suffer persecution for doing justice; for teachers, authors, and leaders who encourage critical thinking, for those identifying and

opposing oppressive systems and institutions, for those of every race who are educating and

dismantling culturally conditioned racism, and for those promoting the well-being of the earth and all her creatures. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader: Empower with your Spirit, O Lord,  the sick and those who suffer from any            adversity, remembering Howard, Ruby, George, the Darnell Family, Judy, Juanita, Rob, Carmen, Joanne, Mary, and Vern; and all those named on the parish prayer list; that in their weakness they put their trust in you and therein find comfort and joy even in the midst of suffering. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader: Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, all those who have died, that your will for them may be fulfilled and that they may share with all your saints in your eternal kingdom. 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 be seated

BIRTHDAY and ANNIVERSARY PRAYERS  Those with birthdays or anniversaries may come forward for a blessing.



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



Celebrant:  All things come of thee, O Lord, and of thine own, have we given thee. Amen.



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


“Lord almighty, God eternal”                 David N. Johnson

       Vocals: Laura Leach, Bridgette Bonifas


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. 



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, and the Eucharistic Minister to receive the wine (intinction only.) Return to your seat via the side aisles. If you prefer a gluten-free host, please notify an usher prior to the service.

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 from a safe distance and without touch.

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:            Wonder, Love, & Praise,  #858

All: 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.  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.



Celebrant:  Alleluia! Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us; therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia!



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


“I am the bread of life”      The Hymnal 1982,  #335


1   I am the bread of life;

     they who come to me shall not hunger;

     they who believe in me shall not thirst.

     No one can come to me unless the Father draw them.


              And I will raise them up,

              and I will raise them up on the last day.


2   The Bread that I will give is my Flesh for the life of the world,

     and they who eat of this bread, they shall live for ever.




3   Unless you eat of the Flesh of the Son of Man

     and drink of his Blood, you shall not have life within you.




4   I am the resurrection, I am the life.

     They who believe in me, even if they die, they shall live for ever.




5   Yes, Lord, we believe that you are the Christ,

     the Son of God who has come into the world.






Celebrant:  Let us pray.    Almighty and everliving God, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and for assuring us in these holy mysteries that we are living members of the Body of your Son, and heirs of your eternal kingdom.  And now, Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do, to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord.  To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever.  Amen.




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



“Give praise and glory unto God”      The Hymnal 1982,  #375


1   Give praise and glory unto God, the Father of all blessing;

     his mighty wonders tell abroad, his graciousness confessing.

     With balm my inmost heart he fills, his comfort all my anguish stills.

          To God be praise and glory.


2   The host of heaven praiseth thee, O Lord of all dominions;

     and mortals then, on land and sea, beneath thy shadowing pinions,

     exult in thy creative might that doeth all things well and right.

          To God be praise and glory.


3   What God hath wrought to show his power he evermore sustaineth;

     he watches o’er us every hour, his mercy never waneth.

     Through all his kingdom’s wide domain, his righteousness and justice reign.

         To God be praise and glory.




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



Choral Song”          Samuel Sebastian Wesley



You’re invited to enjoy a cup of coffee and socialize on the lawn after the service.



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 the Bertas in celebration of Fred’s birthday.


THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given by the Johnsons, in loving memory of Zachary.






Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Ushers: Dave Reuter, Tony Rubino

Tech: TJ Walch, Jenna Walch

Acolytes: Gary Welch, Stephanie Welch

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers: OT/PS: Don Nancarrow      EP/POP: Elizabeth Wagner

Chalicists: Kendall Rubino, Judy Rudd

Counters: Dave Reuter, Tony Rubino

Altar Guild: Janet Reuter, Mary-Anna Welch, Stephanie Welch

Coffee Hour:  OPEN




Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Ushers: Tony Rubino, Jim Rudd

Tech: TBD

Acolyte: Jennifer Phillips

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers: OT/PS: Gary Welch   EP/POP: Judy Rudd

Chalicists: Don Nancarrow, Carol Williamson

Counters: Jim Rudd, Gary Welch

Altar Guild: Janet Reuter, Mary-Anna Welch, Stephanie Welch

Coffee Hour:  OPEN

Altar Flowers: Phillips

Sanctuary Lamp: Wagner





Events at St. Mark’s this Week

THIS SUNDAY (Pentecost 8, July 18) HUNGER SUNDAY: 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, 10am, Fellowship Room; NA MEETING; 7:30pm, Parish Hall


THURSDAY: SAA MEETING, 7:30pm, Lounge;


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

NEXT SUNDAY (Pentecost 9,  July 25): HOLY EUCHARIST, 10:30am, in person and on Facebook Live.


Places to be, things to do

THE SOFTBALL TEAM is back in action at Fairfield Park! Come watch them play on Thursday, July 22 at 8:30pm (Diamond 2).

CRAYONS TO CLASSROOMS: St Mark’s Outreach Committee is excited to partner with Crayons to Classrooms’ annual Stuff the Bus campaign, a school supply drive that provides needed supplies to over one hundred schools serving low-income students in the Dayton area. We will be collecting supplies July 1-August 15 . Take advantage of Ohio’s “tax free” weekend on August 6-8! The ten most-needed items are listed on the collection box in the Narthex , and will be shared on St Mark’s Facebook page and Constant Contact as well.


The Community of St. Mark’s Classifieds

THE JUNE VESTRY MEETING  was  held on Wednesday, June 30.  Minutes were emailed, and copies available in the Narthex.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: If you and your organization or committee have news that would be appropriate for our pre-service announcements, please send them to Katherine by the close of business the Thursday prior to the Sunday you wish the information shared.

ONLINE GIVING  and  THE SMARTPHONE GIVING APP ARE SET UPSt. Mark’s now has  online giving services through ShelbyNext as an alternative to cash or check donations. You can still give through traditional methods, but you can also make one-time or recurring gifts online with a credit/debit card or electronic check, using your computer or smartphone.  On your phone, text the word “give” to 937-932-1082, and it will take you through the steps to set up your account.  Contact the office if you have questions.

COFFEE HOUR:  held outdoors if the weather permits, and in the Fellowship Room if it doesn’t. A sign-up sheet is on the Narthex bulletin board.  Coffee will be made, over the summer months, coffee hour will be hosts only to set up, serve, and clean up! Thanks to our weekly hosts.



Lesser Feasts and Fasts

RECOMMENDED FEAST DAY TO OBSERVEMonday, July 19 is the Feast of  Adelaide Teague Case, teacher, 1948.  Adelaide Case was born in Missouri in 1887. She received her undergraduate education at Bryn Mawr and her graduate degrees from Columbia University. By the time she completed her doctorate a position had been created for her on the faculty of the Teachers College at Columbia and she quickly rose to the status of full professor and head of the department of religious education. In 1941, while her professional accomplishments were at their height, the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, convinced her to leave her distinguished and comfortable position at Columbia to join the faculty as Professor of Christian Education. Although other women had taught occasional courses in the seminaries of the church, Case was the first to take her place as a full-time faculty member at the rank of Professor. Although Case spoke well of her time in Cambridge, her early years there were difficult. She continued to teach at ETS until her death in 1948. Students and faculty colleagues remember her contagious faith in Christ, her deep sense of humanity, and her seemingly boundless compassion. Case had struggled with health issues her entire life, but those who knew her testify to the fact that in spite of those challenges she was spirited, energetic, and fully devoted to her work. Case believed that the point of practicing the Christian faith was to make a difference in the world. As an advocate for peace, she believed that Christianity had a special vocation to call people into transformed, reconciled relationships for the sake of the wholeness of the human family. She is said to have discovered these things not in theology or educational theory, but in a life of common prayer and faithful Eucharistic practice.  Everliving God, in whose light we see light: We thank you for your teacher and peacemaker Adelaide Case, who inspired generations of students with a love of learning that built up the Church and their communities. Grant that we, following her example, may serve you tirelessly as learners and teachers, laboring for the transformation of the world toward your reign of peace, through the companionship of Jesus your Saving Word; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (Holy Women, Holy Men)


Prayers for the Week of July 18:

FOR PEACE.  For all who are suffering, especially the victims and families of the building collapse in Surfside, FL; For those who have died; 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, may they find rest and peace.


For those in our prayer cycles: in the Anglican cycle of prayer, we pray for the Anglican Church of Rwanda;  in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for St. Paul’s in Logan, Trinity in Columbus, and All Saints Episcopal-Lutheran Church in Washington Courthouse;  in our Parish cycle of prayer, we pray for Mike & Katherine Wagner, TJ, Jenna, Gabriel, & Wesley Walch, and Ruby Webster;  For those celebrating July birthdays: Rob Reuter (7/5), Fred Berta (7/13), Susan Kendall (7/23), Ann Phillips (7/29);  For those celebrating wedding anniversaries: Steve and Tibby Day (7/18), TJ and Jenna Walch (7/24), and Jim and Judy Rudd (7/31);  For those on our parish prayer list: Howard, Ruby, George, the Darnell Family, Judy, Juanita, Rob, Carmen, Joanne, Mary, Vern; For those who suffer from illness, grief, or any other adversity: the Kramer Family; Ann –  friend of the Bertas; Bisi & Bitrus – friends of Joanne Stearns; Caiti  – friend of Ann Phillips; Carl – friend of the Welches; Carol – friend of the Rubinos; Carrie – Susan Kendall’s daughter; Cassie & Debbie – 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; Debbie – friend of the Tallmans; Dwight – friend of the parish; Emily – Ann Phillips’ niece; Emma, Lowell, & the Burton Family – friends of Juanita Limes and the Darnells; Gary – Dave Reuter’s brother; Helen C – Wayne Harper’s mother in law; Jaime & Ryan – Linda Stagles’ daughter & son-in-law; James – Linda Stagles’ brother; Jane – friends of the Tallmans; 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; Mary – friend of the Wagners; Nanci – friend of the Larsens; 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 Nancarrow’s; Tonia – Juanita Limes’ daughter-in-law; Tony – Judy Rudd’s brother; Tracy – friend of the parish.


For faithful animal companions and those who care for them; 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: The Rt. Rev. Kenneth Price, the Rt. Rev. Nedi Rivera, and the Rt. Rev. Wendell Gibbs, and for the newly elected Provisional Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Wayne Smith; For our Presiding Bishop, The Most Rev. Michael Curry; For all postulants and candidates for holy orders in this Diocese: Patricia Rose, Hume Jamison, Jacob Cunliffe, Dan Carlson, Amy Cochran, Phoebe Myhrum, Brice Patterson, Mike Struble, Martha Camele, Maggie Gough, Brad Gough, Jason Davis, Catherine Duffy, Alane Osborne, Libbie Crawford, Gayland Trim.





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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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