Easter-7 (Yr C) May 29, 2022


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.


Liturgical Note: Rogation Sunday is the day when the Church has traditionally offered prayer for God’s blessings on the fruits of the earth and the labors of those who produce our food. The word “rogation” is from the Latin rogare, “to ask.” Historically, the Rogation Days (the three days before Ascension Day) were a period of fasting and abstinence, beseeching God’s blessing on the crops for a bountiful harvest.


Please be seated



Pour La Féte L’Ascension”      Théodore Dubois


WELCOME: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor


Please stand for the ringing of the bell and processional.



“Come away to the skies”   (verses 1-3)         The Hymnal 1982,  #213


1   Come away to the skies, my beloved, arise

          and rejoice in the day thou wast born;

     on this festival day, come exulting away,

          and with singing to Zion return.


2   Now with singing and praise, let us spend all the days,

          by our heavenly Father bestowed,

     while his grace we receive from his bounty, and live

          to the honor and glory of God.


3   For the glory we were  first created to share,

          both the nature and kingdom divine!

     Now created again that our lives may remain,

                   throughout time and eternity thine.



The Liturgy of the Word


Celebrant:  Alleluia!  Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!  The Lord be with you.  And also with you. Let us pray.

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:  Let us pray.

All: O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.


“Hail, thou once despised Jesus”  

All: Worship, honor, power, and blessing thou art worthy to receive; loudest praises, without

ceasing, right it is for us to give. Help us, bright angelic spirits — joined with ours, your voices

 raise; help to show our Saviour’s merits, help to sing Immanuel’s praise.

(Bakewell 1721-1819 and others, verse 4)


Please be seated



Reader: With Paul and Silas, we came to Philippi in Macedonia, a Roman colony, and, as we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners a great deal of money by fortune-telling. While she followed Paul and us, she would cry out, “These men are slaves of the Most High God, who proclaim to you a way of salvation.” She kept doing this for many days. But Paul, very much annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I order you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And it came out that very hour. But when her owners saw that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace before the authorities. When they had brought them before the magistrates, they said, “These men are disturbing our city; they are Jews and are advocating customs that are not lawful for us as Romans to adopt or observe.” The crowd joined in attacking them, and the magistrates had them stripped of their clothing and ordered them to be beaten with rods. After they had given them a severe flogging, they threw them into prison and ordered the jailer to keep them securely. Following these instructions, he put them in the innermost cell and fastened their feet in the stocks. About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was an earthquake, so violent that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were unfastened. When the jailer woke up and saw the prison doors wide open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, since he supposed that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted in a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here.” The jailer called for lights, and rushing in, he fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. Then he brought them outside and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They answered, “Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” They spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. At the same hour of the night he took them and washed their wounds; then he and his entire family were baptized without delay. He brought them up into the house and set food before them; and he and his entire household rejoiced that he had become a believer in God.          (16:16-34)

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


Please stand    



Reader: The Lord is King; let the earth rejoice;  let the multitude of the isles be glad.

Reader: Clouds and darkness are round about him,  righteousness and justice are the foundations of his throne.


Reader: A fire goes before him and burns up his enemies on every side.


Reader: His lightnings light up the world;  the earth sees it and is afraid.


Reader: The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord,  at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.


Reader: The heavens declare his righteousness,  and all the peoples see his glory.


Reader: Confounded be all who worship carved images and delight in false gods!  Bow down before him, all you gods.


Reader: Zion hears and is glad, and the cities of Judah rejoice,  because of your judgments, O Lord.


Reader: For you are the Lord, most high over all the earth;  you are exalted far above all gods.


Reader: The Lord loves those who hate evil;  he preserves the lives of his saints and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.


Reader: Light has sprung up for the righteous, and joyful gladness for those who are truehearted.


Reader: Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous,  and give thanks to his holy Name.   (PS 97)


Please be seated



Reader: At the end of the visions I, John, heard these words: “See, I am coming soon; my reward is with me, to repay according to everyone’s work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they will have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city by the gates. “It is I, Jesus, who sent my angel to you with this testimony for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let everyone who hears say, “Come.” And let everyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift. The one who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen.


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


Please stand



“A hymn of glory let us sing”     (verses 1-2)               The Hymnal 1982,  #218


1  A hymn of glory let us sing,

     new hymns throughout the world shall ring;

     by a new way none ever trod

     Christ takes his place—the throne of God!



2  You are a present joy, O Lord;

     you will be ever our reward;

     and great the light in you we see

     to guide us to eternity.


               Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia,

              alleluia, alleluia!



Please stand



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

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Celebrant: Jesus prayed for his disciples, and then he said. “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. Father, I desire that those also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory, which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. “Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you; and these know that you have sent me. I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”   (17:20-26)

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



“A hymn of glory let us sing”     (verse 3)               The Hymnal 1982,  #218


3  O risen Christ, ascended Lord,

     all praise to you let earth accord,

     who are, while endless ages run,

     with Father and with Spirit, One.


               Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia,

              alleluia, alleluia!



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




A Memorial Day Proclamation, 1950:


Celebrant: Since war is the world’s most terrible scourge, we should do all in our power to prevent its recurrence. It was the hope of mankind that with the cessation of hostilities of World War II the way would be open to founding a permanent peace. Instead, that war has left the world in a state of continued unrest. Accordingly, we feel the need of turning in humble suppliance to Almighty God for help and guidance. In recognition of this need, the Congress has fittingly provided, in a joint resolution which I approved on May 11, 1950, that Memorial Day, which has long been set aside for paying tribute to those who lost their lives in war, shall henceforth be dedicated also as a day for Nation-wide prayer for permanent peace. The Congress has also requested that the President issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe Memorial Day in that manner. NOW, THEREFORE, I, HARRY S. TRUMAN, President of the United States of America, pursuant to the aforementioned resolution, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, Tuesday, May 30, 1950, and each succeeding Memorial Day, as a day of prayer for permanent peace. And I designate the hour beginning at eleven o’clock in the morning of that day, Eastern Daylight Saving Time, as a period in which all our people may unite in prayer, each in accordance with his own religious faith, for divine aid in bringing enduring peace to a troubled world. 

HARRY S. TRUMAN, President of the United States  



“O beautiful for spacious skies”           Hymnal 1982, #719


1  O beautiful for spacious skies,

          for amber waves of grain,

     for purple mountain majesties

          above the fruited plain!

     America! America!

          God shed his grace on thee,

     and crown thy good with brotherhood

          from sea to shining sea.



2  O beautiful for heroes proved

          in liberating strife,

     who more than self their country loved,

          and mercy more than life!

     America! America!

          God mend thine every flaw,

     confirm thy soul in self-control,

          thy liberty in law.



3  O beautiful for patriot dream

          that sees beyond the years

     thine alabaster cities gleam,

          undimmed by human tears!

     America! America!

          God shed his grace on thee,

     and crown thy good with brotherhood

          from sea to shining sea.



Reader: The Lord be with you, Also with you. Let us pray. O Judge of the nations, we remember before you with grateful hearts the men and women of our country who on the day of decision ventured much for the liberties we now enjoy. Grant that we may not rest until all the people of this land share in the benefits of true freedom and gladly accept its disciplines. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. 


Reader: Blessed is the Lord! for he has heard the voice of my prayer.

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I have been helped. 

Therefore my heart dances for joy, and in my song will I praise him. 

The Lord is the strength of his people, a safe refuge for his anointed. 

Save your people and bless your inheritance; shepherd them and carry them forward. 


Reader: Let us pray. O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 


Reader: O God, we ask your strength, that we might dedicate ourselves to perfecting your kingdom of peace and justice among nations. Let us give thanks for the many blessings of freedom which we possess, purchased at the cost of many lives and sacrifices. Fill us with courage to fulfill our tasks and in no way break faith with the fallen. We commend these fallen to your mercy and ask that you give them eternal rest. This we ask and pray in your name. Amen. 


Reader: We remember before you, O Lord, all who have died in service to this nation. (A time of silence is observed. Those wishing to speak aloud the names of those who have perished in the line of duty may do so now.)

Celebrant: Most merciful God, whose days are without end, and whose mercies cannot be numbered, draw near to all who mourn the loss of those near and dear to them. In the midst of their deep sorrow grant them the comfort of your presence. Give them faith to feel the calm assurance of your mercy and to know the blessing of your peace that passes all understanding. In your most holy name we pray. Amen.


Celebrant: Let us pray.

All: Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, now and for ever. Amen.


(As is customary, the confession will be omitted through the Great 50 Days of Easter.)


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Celebrant:  The peace of the Lord be always with you.  And also with you.


The Ministers and People may greet one another in the name of the Lord. Hand sanitizer is available in the aisle inset as you come up for Communion.


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.



“Lord of Peace”                                 Joseph M. Martin


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. You may drink from the common cup, then return to your seat via the side aisles. Each person should decide whether to receive in one kind (bread only) or to drink from the cup as well.  Intinction, once so common in the Episcopal Church, contributes to the spread of communicable diseases.

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. And also with you.

Celebrant: Lift up your hearts.  We lift them to the Lord. 

Celebrant: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give God thanks and praise. 

Celebrant: It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. But chiefly are we bound to praise you for the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; for he is the true Paschal Lamb, who was sacrificed for us, and has taken away the sin of the world. By his death he has  destroyed death, and by his rising to life again he has won for us everlasting life. Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:


THE SANCTUS:                                                                                 

“Holy, holy, Holy Lord”                         The Hymnal 1982,  #S128


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: Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us for yourself; and, when we had fallen into sin and become subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent Jesus Christ, your only and eternal Son, to share our human nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and Father of all.  He stretched out his arms upon the cross, and offered himself, in obedience to your will, a perfect sacrifice for the whole world.  On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”  After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”  Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:

All:  Christ has died.  Christ is risen.  Christ will come again.


Celebrant: We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father, in this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. Recalling his death, resurrection, and ascension, we offer you these gifts. Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of your Son, the holy food and drink of new and unending life in him. +Sanctify us also that we may faithfully receive this holy Sacrament, and serve you in unity, constancy, and peace; and at the last day bring us with all your saints into the joy of your eternal kingdom.  All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ. By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. Amen.


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.



“My flesh is food indeed” The Hymnal 1982,  #S169


Cantor: My flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed, says the Lord.

All: Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood dwell in me, and I in them. My flesh is food

indeed, and my blood is food indeed, says the Lord.




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



“Come with us, O blessed Jesus”                    The Hymnal 1982,  #336


1  Come with us, O blessèd Jesus,

          with us evermore to be;

     and though leaving now thine altar,

          let us nevermore leave thee.

     Be thou one with us for ever,

          in our life thy love divine

     our own flesh and blood has taken,

          and to us thou givest thine.


2  Come with us, O mighty Savior,

          God from God, and Light from Light;

     thou art God, thy glory veiling,

          so that we may bear the sight.

     Now we go to seek and serve thee,

          through our work as through our prayer;

     grant us light to see and know thee,

          in thy people everywhere.


3  Come with us, O King of glory,

          by angelic voices praised;

     in our hearts as in thy heaven,

          be enraptured anthems raised.

     Let the mighty chorus ever

          sing its glad exultant songs;

     let its hymn be heard for ever—

          peace for which creation longs.



Please stand



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.



Presider: Carol, we send you out to share Communion this week with members of the St. Mark’s community unable to be with us.

People: May you carry the prayers of all of us as you take this sacrament of Christ’s presence.

Presider: May those who receive it from you be strengthened and encouraged in our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.



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



“Hail the day that sees him rise”          The Hymnal 1982,  #214


1 Hail the day that sees him rise

   glorious to his native skies;

   Christ, awhile to mortals given,

   enters now the highest heaven! Alleluia!


2 There the glorious triumph waits;

   lift your heads, eternal gates!

   Wide unfold the radiant scene;

   take the King of glory in! Alleluia!


3 See! he lifts his hands above;

   See! he shows the prints of love:

   Hark! his gracious lips bestow,

   blessings on his Church below. Alleluia!


4 Lord beyond our mortal sight,

   raise our hearts to reach thy height,

   there thy face unclouded see,

   find our heaven of heavens in thee. Alleluia!




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



“Postscript on ‘Middlebury’”                              Gilbert M. Martin



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 Mike and Katherine Wagner in celebration of the baptism of Jameson Henry Wagner.






Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Ushers:  Dave Reuter, Jim Rudd

Acolyte: Gabriel Walch

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers:

                                                   OT/PS: Gary Welch

                                                   EP/POP: Susan Kendall

                                                   Chalicists: Jim Rudd, Kendall Rubino

Tech: Gary Welch, Mary-Anna Welch

Counters: Jim Rudd, Mary-Anna Welch

Altar Guild: Carol Nancarrow, Kendall Rubino

Open/Close: Welch/Rudd




Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Ushers:  Wayne Harper, Tony Rubino

Acolyte: Gary Welch, Stephanie Welch

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers:

                                                   OT/PS: Jackie Hoskinson

                                                   EP/POP: Judy Rudd

                                                   Chalicists: Carol Williamson, Elizabeth Wagner

Tech: TJ Walch, Mary-Anna Welch

Counters: Janet Reuter, Kendall Rubino

Altar Guild: Elizabeth Wagner, Katherine Wagner

Open/Close: Welch/Wagner

Candle, Altar Flowers, Coffee Hour: Berta



Events at St. Mark’s this Week


THIS SUNDAY (Easter 7, May 29): HOLY EUCHARIST, 10:30am, in person and on Facebook Live


MONDAY:  OFFICE CLOSED; SAA MEETING, 6:30am, Lounge;  AA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall


TUESDAY:  TOPS MEETING, 10a, Lounge;  NA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall


WEDNESDAY:  There are no events scheduled this day


THURSDAY:  SAA MEETING, 7:30pm, Lounge


FRIDAY:  There are no events scheduled this day


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


NEXT SUNDAY (Pentecost, June 5): HOLY EUCHARIST, 10:30am, in person and on Facebook Live



Places to be, things to do


FLAGS FOR HEROES: Several of our parish families and the parish youth have donated to the Beavercreek Rotary Club’s Flags for Heroes Program. Along with all the others, “our” flags will be displayed at Be Hope Church and will have an honor medallion reading “Veterans of St. Mark’s Church.” The flags will be on display from Wednesday May 25 through Wednesday June 1.  


SOFTBALL IS BACK! We’re playing on Tuesday, May 31, at 7:15pm on Diamond #3.


SUMMER STUDY OF THE GOSPEL OF LUKE.  Rowena+ will be leading a class on the Gospel of Luke during June and July, on Wednesdays at 7pm via Zoom beginning on June 1. The first reading assignment will be announced before the class begins. The New Interpreter’s Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version With the Apocrypha is recommended for this class, and for general use, available from Amazon (used copies for less are also available).


DAYTON PRIDE PARADE Saturday, June 4, beginning at noon.  Join members of the Diocese of Southern Ohio as we celebrate our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters.  We’ll have a booth, so come visit and join the fun!


CARE HOUSE SUNDAY is next Sunday, June 5.  Donations of small water bottles, healthy snacks, and gift cards (gas, Kroger, Wal-Mart) are welcome. Monetary donations will be noted on your contribution sheet. NOTE: Please check the expiration dates of all food products, as CARE House cannot distribute anything that has expired.



The Community of St. Mark’s Classifieds


THE SUNDAY READINGS can be found at www.lectionarypage.net.  The readings for

Sunday, June 5 are: Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:25-35, 37, Romans 8:14-17 , John 14:8-17, (25-27)



Prayers for the Week of May 22


FOR PEACE.  For the victims of violence; remembering especially the victims of the 44 mass shootings in the US this month, especially the children and teachers killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde Texas; For the people of Ukraine: for refugees, for those who have died and those who grieve, for those in the military defending the sovereignty of this nation; For those who have died;  For those affected by  natural disasters;  For medical and wellness practitioners, who are assisting people with mental, physical, and financial conditions and issues related to the Covid pandemic; For the homeless; For all those addicted to heroin, remembering especially those who died this week from overdose; For all those who have committed suicide: remembering especially teens and young adults who took their own lives this week; For all our brothers and sisters who have died by violence around the world, remembering especially violence in our nation; For our enemies; For the safety of all American military and civilian personnel where ever they serve, remembering especially all those serving at Wright-Patterson AFB; For those who struggle with the basic necessities of life after natural catastrophic events, especially those misplaced by earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, drought, fire, mudslides, and tornadoes; For the millions of refugees worldwide who wander the lands of the earth and whose suffering is greater than we can ever know.


For those in our prayer cycles: in the Anglican cycle of prayer, we pray for the Church of South India;  in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray St. Paul’s in Chillicothe, St. Anne in Westchester, and St. James in Zanesville;


For St. Mark’s Families in our parish prayer cycle;


For those celebrating April birthdays;


For those celebrating April wedding anniversaries;


For those on our parish prayer list;


For those who suffer from illness, grief, or any other adversity.


For faithful animal companions 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, Phoebe Myhrum, Brice Patterson, Martha Camele, Maggie Gough, Brad Gough, Catherine Duffy, Alane Osborne, Libbie Crawford, Gayland Trim, Molly Cook, Victoria Lewis, Kate Meeks, Kyle Schenkewicz, Gregory Williams.


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.




For the complete Weekly Prayers with parishioners’ names, click HERE.

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To read a copy of the March 24, 2022 Vestry Minutes, click HERE.

(NOTE:  Password Protected:  Same one as above.  Updated yearly.)



For more announcements, click HERE.






 The Rev. Rowena MacGregor facilitates various adult educational/spiritual development offerings (Zoom).  Be sure to check the Sunday bulletin for times and dates of her most recent programs.






Email: st_marks@ameritech.net

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – noon



The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor, Priest-In-Charge

570-404-2025   rector@stmarksdayton.org


Katherine Wagner, Parish Administrator



Donna Larsen, Music Director



Libby Nicholson, Senior Warden

Kendall Rubino, Junior Warden



Dave Reuter, Webmaster



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