The Celebration of Holy Eucharist
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Dayton, Ohio, May 30, 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.
GREETINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
“Overture and trumpet tune ‘Praise to the Lord’” Mark Radice
Please stand for the procession and ringing of the bell.
“Holy, holy, holy!” The Hymnal 1982, #362
The Liturgy of the Word
Celebrant: Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!
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.
SONG OF PRAISE: “A Song of Praise”
Celebrant: Glory to you, Lord God of our fathers;
All: you are worthy of praise; glory to you. Glory to you for the radiance of your holy Name; we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.
Celebrant: Glory to you in the splendor of your temple;
All: on the throne of your majesty, glory to you. Glory to you, seated between the Cherubim; we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.
Celebrant: Glory to you, beholding the depths;
All: on the high vault of heaven, glory to you. Glory to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.
COLLECT OF THE DAY:
Celebrant: The Lord be with you. And also with you. Let us pray. Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Please be seated
A READING FROM THE BOOK OF ISAIAH:
Reader: In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.” The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.” Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”
Reader: The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
A READING FROM THE BOOK OF PSALMS:
Reader: Ascribe to the Lord, you gods, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
All: Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his Name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders; the Lord is upon the mighty waters. The voice of the Lord is a powerful voice; the voice of the Lord is a voice of splendor.
Reader: The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees; the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon;
All: He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, and Mount Hermon like a young wild ox. The voice of the Lord splits the flames of fire; the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe and strips the
Reader: And in the temple of the Lord all are crying, “Glory!”
All: The Lord sits enthroned above the flood; the Lord sits enthroned as King for evermore. The Lord shall give strength to his people; the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.
Please be seated
A READING FROM THE LETTER OF PAUL TO THE ROMANS:
Reader: So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh—for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.
Reader: The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Celebrant: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.
Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be astonished that I said to you, ‘You must be born from above.’ The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things? Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Celebrant: The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, Lord Christ.
Please be seated
THE NICENE CREED:
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
THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE:
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 as we observe the Feast of Pentecost; 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 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. We remember especially the crisis in the Middle East. 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, all those who experience desolation and despair, remembering especially the aged who remain isolated during the pandemic, and to honor the wisdom of our elders. Lord, hear our prayer.
Reader: Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, the sick and those who suffer from any adversity, remembering Carolyn, 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.
THE PASSING OF THE PEACE:
Celebrant: The peace of the Lord be always with you. And also with you.
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
MUSICAL MEDITATION AT THE OFFERTORY:
“Christ whose glory fills the skies” Laura Leach, Jasmyne Phillips
PRAYER FOR THE OFFERING OF THE PEOPLE:
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, which will be given in one kind only, please line up in the center aisle keeping at least six feet between households; at your turn approach the Celebrant, who will use tongs to safely distribute the host to you. 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
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER C:
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:
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.
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!)
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.
THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD:
Celebrant Alleluia! Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us; therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia!
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.
“Let all mortal flesh keep silence” The Hymnal 1982, #324
POST COMMUNION PRAYER:
Celebrant: Let us pray.
All: 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 . . .
Celebrant: Alleluia! Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Thanks be to God. Alleluia!
“God the omnipotent” The Hymnal 1982, #569
“Holy, holy, holy” R.R. McMahon
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 Paul and Carol Sharpe in celebration of the birth of their granddaughter, Audrey Amelia.
GROUNDED IN COMMUNITY
THIS SUNDAY– TRINITY SUNDAY– HOLY EUCHARIST – MAY 30:
Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor
Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen
Ushers: Dave Reuter, Jim Rudd
Tech: TJ Walch
Acolyte: Gary Welch, Stephanie Welch
Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers: OT/PS: Carol Williamson EP/POP: Judy Rudd
Counters: Kendall Rubino, Janet Reuter
Altar Guild: Janet Reuter
Coffee Hour: OPEN
NEXT SUNDAY– PENTECOST 2 — HOLY EUCHARIST – JUNE 6:
Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor
Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen
Ushers: Wayne Harper, Tony Rubino
Tech: Katherine Wagner
Acolyte: Jennifer Phillips
Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers: OT/PS: Judy Rudd EP/POP: Don Nancarrow
Counters: Gary Welch, Jim Rudd
Altar Guild: Carol Nancarrow, Kendall Rubino
Coffee Hour: OPEN
Altar Flowers: Fred & Phyllis Berta
Events at St. Mark’s this Week
THIS SUNDAY (Trinity Sunday, May 30): HOLY EUCHARIST, 10:30am, in person and on Facebook Live
MONDAY: OFFICE CLOSED for Memorial Day; SAA MEETING, 6:30am, Lounge; AA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
TUESDAY: TOPS MEETING, 10am, Sanctuary; NA MEETING; 7:30pm, Parish Hall
WEDNESDAY: STAFF MEETING, 9:30-10am, Office
THURSDAY: SOFTBALL GAME, 7:15pm, Diamond 2; SAA MEETING, 7:30pm, Lounge; COIN CLUB MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
FRIDAY: STAFF MEETING, 9:30-10am, Office
SATURDAY: HIDDEN GEMS, noon, parking lot; AA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
NEXT SUNDAY (Pentecost 2, June 6): 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, June 3 at 7:15pm (Diamond 2).
THE EFM CERTIFICATES PRESENTATION will be Sunday, June 6. Graduates include Susan Kendall and Mary Sones, and Deb Johns, EFM Facilitator, will confer the certificates.
CARE HOUSE SUNDAY is June 6. Donations of small water bottles, healthy snacks, and huggable-sized new stuffed animals are welcome. Monetary donations will be noted on your contribution sheet.
THE COMMUNICATIONS TEAM meets in the Lounge every other Friday. Discussion topics include both internal and external communications. The next meeting is Friday, June 11.
YARD DAY: come help clean up the parish property on Saturday, June 12! We’ll meet at 8am and work until around 11am, then share lunch. Signup sheet is in the Narthex.
THE NEXT VESTRY MEETING will be held on Wednesday, June 30 at 6:30pm via Zoom. Contact the office if you’d like the online link.
The Community of St. Mark’s Classifieds
THE MAY VESTRY MEETING was held on Wednesday, May 26 via Zoom. Topics included the Yard Sale, current financial status, the proposed “Yard Day”, and Parish Life events. Minutes will be available in the Narthex.
PROCTER FAMILY CAMP is a wonderful experience for families of all kinds! Young families can see what Procter is like before sending their kids to age-level camps, and older families can spend some well-deserved time together (or not!) Check out the schedule at www.proctercenter.org.
ONLINE GIVING is up and running! St. 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. We will monitor online donations to ensure they are reflected on your contribution sheet. (We are asking for a $1 donation per transaction to help offset the processing fees charged by the bank; this amount is also included on your contribution sheet.)
THE SMARTPHONE GIVING PLATFORM IS SET UP AND READY! 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 (weather permitting) is held outdoors with precautions in place. Masks must be worn when not actively eating or drinking, and all safe physical distance protocols must be followed. A sign-up sheet is on the Narthex bulletin board: Coffee will be made, all we need is someone to setup, serve, and cleanup! Thanks to our weekly hosts.
SOCIAL MEDIA: If you are on social media, please help us get the word out about what’s happening at St. Mark’s. NOTE: Our Facebook page is public, meaning anyone can view it. What we need from you is for you to actually click the “LIKE” button–this affects the algorithm and keeps our posts in the public eye. So please make sure you’ve LIKED us, comment, and share the posts. Thanks!
EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY is taking names of interested people for the fall class of 2021. The EfM program covers Old Testament, New Testament, Christian Church History, and Theology & Ethics. It spans four years but participants commit to one year at a time. Please consider this opportunity to study with other Episcopalians from Dayton-area churches. For more information contact Deb Johns 765-277-6554, or Carol Nancarrow, Susan Kendall or Mary Sones.
THE ST. MARK’S BECOMING BELOVED COMMUNITY (BBC) TEAM invites you to prayerfully consider taking a racial healing and reconciliation course through either the DSO or the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing (Atlanta) via Zoom this summer. The BBC team includes: Fred and Phyllis Berta, Libby Nicholson, Justine Kelly and The Rev. Rowena MacGregor. “I did not think I would learn anything new, I did not want to feel the angst of guilt (things done and left undone), and above all, I didn’t believe this had anything to do with me. But as I have entered into the educational aspect of racial reconciliation what I have found instead was a curious kind of freedom, an open-heartedness that invites me deeper into the joy of right-relationship with the whole (holy) Body of Christ.” Rowena+
Lesser Feasts and Fasts
RECOMMENDED FEAST DAY TO OBSERVE: Tuesday, June 1 is the Feast of Justin, Martyr at Rome. Justin was born into a Greek-speaking pagan family about the year 110 in Samaria, near Shechem. Educated in Greek philosophy and like Augustine after him, he was left restless by all this knowledge. During a walk along the beach at Ephesus, he fell in with a stranger, who told him about Christ. “Straightway a flame was kindled in my soul”, he writes, “and a love of the prophets and those who are friends of Christ possessed me.” He became a Christian as a result of this encounter, and thereafter regarded Christianity as the only safe and profitable philosophy. About 150, Justin moved to Rome, where he started a school of Christian philosophy and accepted students. He also wrote a dialogue in Platonic style with a Jew named Trypho in which he defends the Church against the Jewish charge of distorting the Old Testament. While teaching in Rome, he engaged in a public debate with a philosopher of the Cynic school named Crescens, accusing him of ignorance and immorality. Angered, Crescens preferred legal charges against him. Justin and six of his students were arrested and brought before the prefect Rusticus. As the custom was, Rusticus gave them an opportunity to renounce their faith. All steadfastly refused, and Justin and his companions were put to death about the year 167. Almighty and everlasting God, you found your martyr Justin wandering from teacher to teacher, seeking the true God, and you revealed to him the sublime wisdom of your eternal Word: Grant that all who seek you, or a deeper knowledge of you, may find and be found by you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. (Holy Women, Holy Men)
Prayers for the Week of May 30:
FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. 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; 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 serving in the Armed Forces; and for the safety of all American men and women serving in harm’s way around the world, and we remember all those serving at Wright-Patterson AFB.
For those in our prayer cycles: in the Anglican cycle of prayer, we pray for the Anglican Church of Mexico; in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for Christ Church Ironton, Our Savior Mechanicsburg, and St. Philip’s in Columbus ; in our Parish cycle of prayer, we pray for Jim and Donna Larsen, Ian, Laura, Annabelle, and Ainsley Leach, and Juanita Limes; For those celebrating June birthdays: Larry Brown (6/9), Donna Larsen (6/22), Steve Day (6-22), Gabriel Walch (6/25), Kendall Rubino (6/26), Mike Bultman (6/30); For those celebrating wedding anniversaries: Fred & Phyllis Berta (6/3), Steve & Lisa Darnell (6/6), Eric & Deb Harvey (6/26), Jim & Pat Tallman (6/28); For those on our parish prayer list: Carolyn, Howard, Ruby, George, the Darnell Family, Judy, Juanita, Rob, Carmen, Joanne, Mary, Vern; For those who suffer from illness, grief, or any other adversity: Albert (Butch) – Wayne Harper’s brother; Alexis – the Reuters’ niece; Ann – friend of the Bertas; Bisi & Bitrus – friends of Joanne Stearns; Caiti & Madelyn – friends of Ann Phillips; Carl – friend of the Welches; Carol – friend of the Rubinos; Carrie & Stefani – Susan Kendall’s daughters; 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’; Tonia – Juanita Limes’ daughter-in-law; Tony – Judy Rudd’s brother; Tracy – friend of the parish.
PRAYER FOR THE CALL OF A PROVISIONAL BISHOP
Almighty and everliving God, we pray to you for guidance as the Standing Committee selects a provisional bishop to lead the Diocese of Southern Ohio as it prepares to call a new bishop. We pray that we, as the body of Christ, may be bound together in love of your holy ways. Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your Holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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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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