The Celebration of Holy Eucharist
The Second Sunday in Lent
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Dayton, Ohio, March 13, 2022, 10:30 AM
Note: the service is being livestreamed and recorded and will be available on our Facebook page.
If you’re new to St. Mark’s please see an usher for a welcome packet so we might acknowledge your visit and include you on our email list for weekly updates and information regarding St. Mark’s and the Diocese of Southern Ohio. The RESTROOM is located to the right as you enter the building.
Throughout the service the people’s responses are in italics; directions are in bold italics.
If you prefer a gluten-free host please notify an usher prior to the service.
“Air” Alan Ridout
WELCOME: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor
Please stand for the ringing of the bell and processional.
“Lord, who throughout these forty days” (verses 1-3) The Hymnal 1982, #142
1 Lord, who throughout these forty days
for us didst fast and pray,
teach us with thee to mourn our sins,
and close by thee to stay.
2 As thou with Satan didst contend,
and didst the victory win,
O give us strength in thee to fight,
in thee to conquer sin.
3 As thou didst hunger bear and thirst,
so teach us, gracious Lord,
to die to self, and chiefly live
by thy most holy word.
The Penitential Order
Celebrant: Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins. His mercy endures for ever.
Celebrant: Let us bow down before the Lord.
Please kneel as you are able
Celebrant: Hear the commandments of God to his people: I am the Lord your God who brought you out of bondage. You shall have no other gods but me. Amen, Lord have mercy.
You shall not make for yourself any idol. Amen, Lord have mercy.
You shall not invoke with malice the Name of the Lord your God. Amen, Lord have mercy.
Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy. Amen, Lord have mercy.
Honor your father and your mother. Amen, Lord have mercy.
You shall not commit murder. Amen, Lord have mercy.
You shall not commit adultery. Amen, Lord have mercy.
You shall not steal. Amen, Lord have mercy.
You shall not be a false witness. Amen, Lord have mercy.
You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor. Amen, Lord have mercy.
Please remain kneeling
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.
COLLECT OF THE DAY:
Celebrant: The Lord be with you. And also with you. Let us pray. O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
SONG OF PRAISE: 1982 Hymnal, #424, verse 3
All: For the harvests of the Spirit, thanks be to God. For the good we all inherit, thanks be to God. For the wonders that astound us, for the truths that still confound us, most of all that love has found us, thanks be to God.
Please be seated
A READING FROM THE BOOK OF GENESIS:
Reader: The word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “You have given me no offspring, and so a slave born in my house is to be my heir.” But the word of the Lord came to him, “This man shall not be your heir; no one but your very own issue shall be your heir.” He brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And he believed the Lord; and the Lord reckoned it to him as righteousness. Then he said to him, “I am the Lord who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess.” But he said, “O Lord God, how am I to know that I shall possess it?” He said to him, “Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.” He brought him all these and cut them in two, laying each half over against the other; but he did not cut the birds in two. And when birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away. As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and a deep and terrifying darkness descended upon him. When the sun had gone down and it was dark, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces. On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates.” (15:1-12,17-18)
Reader: The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
A READING FROM THE BOOK OF PSALMS:
Reader: The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid?
All: When evildoers came upon me to eat up my flesh, it was they, my foes and my adversaries, who stumbled and fell. Though an army should encamp against me, yet my heart shall not be afraid; And though war should rise up against me, yet will I put my trust in him.
Reader: One thing have I asked of the Lord; one thing I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life;
All: To behold the fair beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he shall keep me safe in his shelter; he shall hide me in the secrecy of his dwelling and set me high upon a rock. Even now he lifts up my head above my enemies round about me.
Reader: Therefore I will offer in his dwelling an oblation with sounds of great gladness; I will sing and make music to the Lord.
All: Hearken to my voice, O Lord, when I call; have mercy on me and answer me. You speak in my heart and say, “Seek my face.” Your face, Lord, will I seek. Hide not your face from me,
nor turn away your servant in displeasure.
Reader: You have been my helper; cast me not away; do not forsake me, O God of my salvation.
All: Though my father and my mother forsake me, the Lord will sustain me. Show me your way, O Lord; lead me on a level path, because of my enemies. Deliver me not into the hand of my adversaries, for false witnesses have risen up against me, and also those who speak malice. What if I had not believed that I should see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! O tarry and await the Lord’s pleasure; be strong, and he shall comfort your heart; wait patiently for the Lord. (PS 91:1-2, 9-16)
Please be seated
A READING FROM PAUL’S LETTER TO THE ROMANS:
Reader: Brothers and sisters, join in imitating me, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us. For many live as enemies of the cross of Christ; I have often told you of them, and now I tell you even with tears. Their end is destruction; their god is the belly; and their glory is in their shame; their minds are set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will transform the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself. Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved. (3:17-4:1)
Reader: The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
“Kind Maker of the world” (verses 1-2) The Hymnal 1982, #152
1 Kind Maker of the world, O hear
the fervent prayer, with many a tear
poured forth by all the penitent
who keep this holy fast of Lent!
2 Each heart is manifest to thee;
thou knowest our infirmity;
now we repent, and seek thy face;
grant unto us thy pardoning grace.
A READING FROM THE GOSPEL OF LUKE:
Celebrant: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.
People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.
Celebrant: Some Pharisees came and said to Jesus, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my way, because it is impossible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.’ Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you. And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. ‘” (13:31-35)Celebrant: The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, Lord Christ.
“Kind Maker of the world” (verse 3) The Hymnal 1982, #152
3 Spare us, O Lord, who now confess
our sins and all our wickedness,
and, for the glory of thy Name,
our weakened souls to health reclaim.
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: Gathered by the Holy Spirit and renewed in the Word, let us pray to our merciful God for the needs of the world.
Reader: We pray for your church as it welcomes the lost, that the forgiveness and steadfast love made known in Jesus Christ may meet us in word, meal, and mission. Merciful God, hear our prayer.
Reader: We pray for the creation filled with your goodness and for all who tend it, that seeds planted in springtime may produce a rich harvest to be shared with a hungry world. Merciful God, hear our prayer.
Reader: We pray for an end to war, remembering especially the people of Ukraine: for refugees and for those who are providing sanctuary and aide, for civilians joining the Ukrainian army in defense of their country, for those who have died, for the wounded and those who grieve, for those who are living in fear – especially those who are cut off from food, water, fuel and heat and unable to escape danger, for the whole world watching and praying, and for nations who discern right action as well as measures of mercy and aid. Assist us Lord in the restoration of peace. Merciful God, hear our prayer.
Reader: We pray for the lonely, the estranged, and those battling addictions, that you will come to the aid of all who suffer in body, mind or spirit; we remember those named on the parish prayer list: Paul, Ann, Ruby, Howard, the Darnell family, Judy, Juanita, Rob, Mary, Carmen, George, and Vern. Merciful God, hear our prayer.
Reader: We pray for the families of this congregation and all families, that trusting in your care, they make their homes places of forgiveness and nurture. Merciful God, hear our prayer.
Reader: We give thanks for the saints of every time and place, that the great welcome they receive may strengthen us with hope for life in the midst of death. Merciful God, hear our prayer.
Celebrant: Receive these, our prayers, O God, for the sake of Jesus Christ who leads us to life. Amen.
THE PASSING OF THE PEACE:
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.
Please be seated
BIRTHDAY and ANNIVERSARY PRAYERS
Celebrant: O Lord our God, you are worthy to receive glory and honor and power; because you have created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being. (Rev. 4:11)
Thank you for your generous weekly gifts.
The day-to-day mission and ministry of St. Mark’s
is funded primarily by gifts received in the offering plate each week.
“The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation” Second Sunday Choir Eugene Englert
PRAYER FOR THE OFFERINGS OF THE PEOPLE:
Celebrant: Let us pray.
All: Most Holy God, the author of life and creator of all that is, receive and bless my offering this day; that the currency of worldly value may become the currency of transformation through the worship and work of this community. Amen.
The Liturgy of the Table
To receive the sacrament, please line up in the center aisle; at your turn approach the Celebrant to receive the Host. Return to your seat via the side aisles.
Those not receiving the sacrament are invited to come forward for a blessing; cross your arms across your chest to indicate this to the Celebrant who will administer the blessing. If you are unsure about receiving the sacrament please make an appointment with The Rev. MacGregor who would be delighted to speak with you.
Please remain standing
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER A:
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 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. You bid your faithful people cleanse their hearts, and prepare with joy for the Pascal feast; that, fervent in prayer and in works of mercy, and renewed by your Word and Sacraments, they may come to the fullness of grace which you have prepared for those who love you. 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: The Hymnal 1982, #S129
All sing: 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
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.
THE LORD’S PRAYER:
All: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.
FRACTION ANTHEM: The Hymnal 1982, #343 verse 4
All: Lord, sup with us in love divine, thy Body and thy Blood, that living bread, that heavenly wine, be our immortal food.
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.
“There is a balm in Gilead” Lift Every Voice & Sing, #203
There is a balm in Gilead
to make the wounded whole;
There is a balm in Gilead
to heal the sin-sick soul.
1 Sometimes I feel discouraged,
And think my work’s in vain,
But then the holy spirit
Revives my soul again.
2 If you cannot preach like Peter,
If you cannot preach like Paul,
You can tell the love of Jesus,
And say He died for all.
3 Don’t ever be discouraged
For Jesus is your friend,
And if you lack for knowledge,
He’ll ne’er refuse to lend.
POST COMMUNION PRAYER:
Celebrant: Let us pray. Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood. Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Celebrant: May God the Father, who does not despise the broken spirit, give you a contrite heart. May Christ, who bore our sins, heal you by his wounds. May the Holy Spirit, who leads us into all truth, speak to you words of pardon and peace. Amen.
“Immortal, invisible, God only wise” The Hymnal 1982, #423
1 Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
in light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
almighty, victorious, thy great Name we praise.
2 Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might;
thy justice like mountains high soaring above
thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.
3 To all life thou givest, to both great and small;
in all life thou livest, the true life of all;
we blossom and flourish, like leaves on the tree,
then wither and perish; but nought changeth thee.
4 Thou reignest in glory, thou rulest in light,
thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;
all laud we would render: O help us to see
’tis only the splendor of light hideth thee.
Celebrant: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.
“Postlude in G” Noel Rawsthorne
THE CANDLE IN THE SANCTUARY LAMP remains lighted throughout the week to indicate and honor the eternal presence of Christ. It is given today by Katherine Wagner in loving memory of Eleanor McFarland Kehl, 1911-2002.
GROUNDED IN COMMUNITY
THIS SUNDAY– LENT 2- HOLY EUCHARIST – MAR. 13:
Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor
Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen
Ushers: Wayne Harper, Tony Rubino
Tech: Katherine Wagner, Mary-Anna Welch
Acolytes: Elizabeth Wagner, Scott Kelly
Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers: OT/PS: TJ Walch EP/POP: Gary Welch
Counters: Kendall Rubino, Jim Rudd
Altar Guild: Janet Reuter, Mary-Anna Welch, Stephanie Welch
NEXT SUNDAY– LENT 3- HOLY EUCHARIST – MAR. 20:
Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor
Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen
Ushers: Dave Reuter, Ginny Tuxhorn
Tech: TJ Walch, Mary-Anna Welch
Acolytes: Jackie Hoskinson, Gabriel Walch
Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers: OT/PS: Carol Williamson EP/POP: Jackie Hoskinson
Counters: Carol Nancarrow, Tony Rubino
Altar Guild: Janet Reuter, Mary-Anna Welch, Stephanie Welch
Sanctuary Lamp: OPEN
Events at St. Mark’s this Week
THIS SUNDAY (Lent 2, Mar. 13): HOLY EUCHARIST, 10:30am, in person and on Facebook Live; EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY, 1:30pm, Fellowship Room.
MONDAY: SAA MEETING, 6:30am, Lounge; AA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
TUESDAY: TOPS MEETING, 10a, Lounge; NA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
WEDNESDAY: LENTEN PROGRAM, 7pm, Zoom
THURSDAY: SAA MEETING, 7:30pm, Lounge
FRIDAY: COMMUNICATIONS MEETING, 9:00am, Zoom
SATURDAY: HIDDEN GEMS, noon, Parish Hall; AA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
NEXT SUNDAY (Lent 3, Mar. 20): HOLY EUCHARIST, 10:30am, in person and on Facebook Live; HUNGER SUNDAY; EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY, 1:30pm, Fellowship Room.
Places to be, things to do
DAY OF CHANGE: is TODAY! Remember that when we “spring forward” we take up a special donation for the Food Pantry at St. Paul’s UMC. So as you change your clocks, please bring in your change (or checks, or folding money!) and place it in the specially marked baskets at the front and rear of the sanctuary. Everything from pennies to $100.00 bills are welcome!
THE LENTEN PROGRAM: Awakening!: 40 days of Self-care and Self-knowledge, will be held every Wednesday during Lent at 7pm via Zoom. Participants may drop in during any week or do the entire series. The Rev. Rowena MacGregor to facilitate; contact her for the Zoom link.
THE ST. MARK’S MEN’S LUNCH BUNCH will meet at The Pub, located at The Green Town Center in Beavercreek on Indian Ripple Road/County Line Road, on Thursday, Mar. 24 at 12:30pm. All St Mark’s men are invited–no need to RSVP! This is a new offering for men. For more information contact Fred Berta at 704-309-3152 or email@example.com.
The Community of St. Mark’s Classifieds
BAPTISM: Easter is one of the major feast days of the Church and is a traditional day for baptisms. If you are interested in baptism for yourself or are a parent of a child that you wish to have baptized, please contact The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor to set up an appointment.
THE SUNDAY READINGS can be found at www.lectionarypage.net. The readings for Sunday, Mar. 20 are Exodus 3:1-15, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9.
SIGN UP SHEETS for altar flowers and the sanctuary lamp are in the Narthex. What a lovely way to honor a loved one or celebrate a special occasion! The flowers are $30, and you keep the arrangement; the candle is $5 per week. NOTE: There are no altar flowers during Lent.
Lesser Feasts and Fasts
RECOMMENDED FEAST DAY TO OBSERVE: Thursday, March 17, is the Feast of Patrick, Bishop and Missionary of Ireland, 461. Patrick was born into a Christian family somewhere on the northwest coast of Britain in about 390, and when he was about sixteen, he was captured by a band of Irish slave-raiders. He was carried off to Ireland and forced to serve as a shepherd. When he was about twenty-one, he escaped and returned to Britain, where he was educated as a Christian. He tells us that he took holy orders as both presbyter and bishop, although no particular see is known as his at this time. A vision then called him to return to Ireland. This he did about the year 431. Tradition holds that Patrick landed not far from the place of his earlier captivity, near what is now known as Downpatrick (a down or dun is a fortified hill, the stronghold of a local Irish king). He then began a remarkable process of missionary conversion throughout the country that continued until his death, probably in 461. He made his appeal to the local kings and through them to their tribes. Christianizing the old pagan religion as he went, Patrick erected Christian churches over sites already regarded as sacred, had crosses carved on old druidic pillars, and put sacred wells and springs under the protection of Christian saints. Many legends of Patrick’s Irish missionary travels possess substrata of truth, especially those telling of his conversion of the three major Irish High Kings. At Armagh, he is said to have established his principal church. To this day, Armagh is regarded as the primatial see of all Ireland.
Almighty God, in your providence you chose your servant Patrick to be the apostle of the Irish people, to bring those who were wandering in darkness and error to the true light and knowledge of you: Grant us so to walk in that light that we may come at last to the light of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen Holy Women, Holy Men)
Prayers for the Week of Mar 13
FOR PEACE. For the people of Ukraine: 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, remembering especially the people of Australia devastated by flooding; For medical professionals, and all those who are suffering from exhaustion and burnout in the midst of the pandemic; For the homeless; For all those addicted to heroin, remembering especially those who died this week from overdose; For all those who have committed suicide: 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 Anglican Church of Melanesia; in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for St. Alban’s in Columbus, Ascension/Holy Trinity in Wyoming, and St. George’s in Dayton;
For St. Mark’s Families; For those celebrating March birthdays; For those celebrating March 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.
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ADULT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
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.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – noon
The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor, Priest-In-Charge
Katherine Wagner, Parish Administrator
Donna Larsen, Music Director
Libby Nicholson, Senior Warden
Kendall Rubino, Junior Warden
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