Lent-4 (Yr C) Mar 27, 2022

The Celebration of Holy Eucharist

The Fourth Sunday in Lent

 

 

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Dayton, Ohio, March 27, 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.

 

 

PRELUDE:

“Prelude on ‘Abridge’”               Ashley Grote

 

WELCOME: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor

 

Please stand for the ringing of the bell and processional.

 

PROCESSIONAL:                        

“O praise ye the Lord!”            The Hymnal 1982,  #432

 

1  O praise ye the Lord!

        Praise him in the height;

    rejoice in his word,

        ye angels of light;

    ye heavens, adore him

        by whom ye were made,

    and worship before him,

        in brightness arrayed.

 

2  O praise ye the Lord!

        Praise him upon earth,

    in tuneful accord,

        all ye of new birth;

    praise him who hath brought you

        his grace from above,

    praise him who hath taught you

        to sing of his love.

 

3  O praise ye the Lord!

        All things that give sound;

    each jubilant chord

        re-echo around;

    loud organs, his glory

        forth tell in deep tone,

    and sweet harp, the story

          of what he hath done.

 

 

4  O praise ye the Lord!

        Thanksgiving and song

    to him be outpoured

        all ages along!

    For love in creation,

        for heaven restored,

    for grace of salvation,

        O praise ye the Lord!

 

 

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

 

THE DECALOGUE:    

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

 

THE CONFESSION:

Celebrant:  Let us confess our sins to God and our neighbor.

All:  Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.  We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves; we are truly sorry and we humbly repent.  For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name.  Amen.

Celebrant:  Our Lord Jesus Christ has bestowed power and commandment to his ministers to declare and pronounce to those who are truly repentant, absolution and remission of sin.  Therefore, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, be reconciled to God through grace and “go and sin no more.” Amen.

 

Please stand

        

COLLECT OF THE DAY

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.  And also with you.  Let us pray. Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for 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 JOSHUA:

Reader: The Lord said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away from you the disgrace of Egypt.” And so that place is called Gilgal to this day.  While the Israelites were camped in Gilgal they kept the passover in the evening on the fourteenth day of the month in the plains of Jericho. On the day after the passover, on that very day, they ate the produce of the land, unleavened cakes and parched grain. The manna ceased on the day they ate the produce of the land, and the Israelites no longer had manna; they ate the crops of the land of Canaan that year.        (5:9-12)                                                

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

 

Please stand

 

A READING FROM THE BOOK OF PSALMS:

Reader: Happy are they whose transgressions are forgiven, and whose sin is put away!

All: Happy are they to whom the Lord imputes no guilt, and in whose spirit there is no guile! While I held my tongue, my bones withered away, because of my groaning all day long. For your hand was heavy upon me day and night; my moisture was dried up as in the heat of summer.

 

Reader: Then I acknowledged my sin to you, and did not conceal my guilt.

All: I said,” I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.” Then you forgave me the guilt of my sin. Therefore all the faithful will make their prayers to you in time of trouble; when the great waters overflow, they shall not reach them. You are my hiding-place; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance.

 

Reader: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way that you should go; I will guide you with my eye.

All: Do not be like horse or mule, which have no understanding; who must be fitted with bit and bridle, or else they will not stay near you.” Great are the tribulations of the wicked; but mercy embraces those who trust in the Lord. Be glad, you righteous, and rejoice in the Lord;  shout for joy, all who are true of heart.     (PS 63:1-8)

 

Please be seated

 

A READING FROM PAUL’S SECOND LETTER TO THE CORINTHIANS:

Reader:  From now on, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.    (5:16-21)

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

  

Please stand

 

GRADUAL:                           

“Eternal Lord of love”      (verses 1-2)                                         The Hymnal 1982,  #149

 

1  Eternal Lord of love, behold your Church

   walking once more the pilgrim way of Lent,

   led by your cloud by day, by night your fire,

   moved by your love and toward your presence bent:

   far off yet here—the goal of all desire.

 

2  So daily dying to the way of self,

   so daily living to your way of love,

   we walk the road, Lord Jesus, that you trod,

   knowing ourselves baptized into your death:

   so we are dead and live with you in God.

 

 

 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:   All the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to Jesus. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So Jesus told them this parable: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to me.’ So he divided his property between them. A few days later the younger son gathered all he had and traveled to a distant country, and there he squandered his property in dissolute living. When he had spent everything, a severe famine took place throughout that country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed the pigs. He would gladly have filled himself with the pods that the pigs were eating; and no one gave him anything. But when he came to himself he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired hands have bread enough and to spare, but here I am dying of hunger! I will get up and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me like one of your hired hands.”‘ So he set off and went to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him. Then the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly, bring out a robe–the best one–and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. And get the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; for this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!’ And they began to celebrate. “Now his elder son was in the field; and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing. He called one of the slaves and asked what was going on. He replied, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has got him back safe and sound.’ Then he became angry and refused to go in. His father came out and began to plead with him. But he answered his father, ‘Listen! For all these years I have been working like a slave for you, and I have never disobeyed your command; yet you have never given me even a young goat so that I might celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours came back, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fatted calf for him!’ Then the father said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found.'”         (15:1-3, 11b-32)

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

 

GRADUAL:                           

“Eternal Lord of love”       (verse 3)                        The Hymnal 1982,  #149

 

3  If dead in you, so in you we arise,

   you the first-born of all the faithful dead;

   and as through stony ground the green shoots break,

   glorious in springtime dress of leaf and flower,

   so in the Father’s glory shall we wake.

 

 

Please be seated

 

THE SERMON 

 

Please stand

 

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 aid, 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. Merciful God, hear our prayer.

Reader:  We pray for the people of this congregation and all families;  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 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.

 

Please stand

 

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 do not attempt to shake hands with those who do not appear comfortable doing so.  Hand sanitizer is available in the aisle inset as you come up for Communion.

 

Please be seated

 

BIRTHDAY and ANNIVERSARY PRAYERS

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:      Wardens

 

OFFERTORY SENTENCE

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.

 

OFFERTORY

“O Rest In the Lord”                                          Felix Mendelssohn

 

Please stand

 

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

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

 

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.

 

Please stand

 

COMMUNION HYMN:  

“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.

 

 

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.

 

THE BLESSING:

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.

 

RECESSIONAL:

“What wondrous love is this”                                       The Hymnal 1982,  #439

 

DISMISSAL:

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

 

POSTLUDE:

“Andante Religioso (Sonata IV)”                      Felix Mendelssohn

  

THE CANDLE IN THE SANCTUARY LAMP remains lighted throughout the week to

indicate and honor the eternal presence of Christ. 

 

 

GROUNDED IN COMMUNITY

 

THIS SUNDAY– LENT 4 – HOLY EUCHARIST – MAR. 27:

Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Ushers:  Tony Rubino, Jim Rudd

Acolytes: Gary Welch, Stephanie Welch

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers: OT/PS: Gary Welch

                                                   EP/POP: Gabriel Walch

                                                  Chalicists: Judy Rudd, Elizabeth Wagner

Tech: Katherine Wagner, Elizabeth Wagner

Counters: Kendall Rubino, Gary Welch

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

 

 

NEXT SUNDAY– LENT 5 – HOLY EUCHARIST – APR. 3:

Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Ushers:  Ginny Tuxhorn, Tony Rubino

Acolytes: Gary Welch, Stephanie Welch

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers: OT/PS: Jackie Hoskinson

                                                   EP/POP: Judy Rudd

                                                   Chalicists: Jim Rudd, Don Nancarrow

Tech: Katherine Wagner, Elizabeth Wagner

Counters: Carol Nancarrow, Janet Reuter

Altar Guild: Norma Peachey, Ginny Tuxhorn

Sanctuary Lamp: OPEN

 

 

Events at St. Mark’s this Week

 

THIS SUNDAY (Lent 4, Mar. 27): 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:  There are no events scheduled this day

 

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

 

NEXT SUNDAY (Lent 4, Mar. 27):  HOLY EUCHARIST, 10:30am, in person and on Facebook Live; EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY, 1:30pm,  Fellowship Room.

 

 

Places to be, things to do

 

THE LENTEN PROGRAM: Awakening!: 40 days of Self-care and Self-knowledge, is 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 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.

 

EASTER CHOIR: We’re looking for singers for Easter morning!  Let Donna Larsen know if you’d like to join in; plan to attend a 30-minute rehearsal right after the Palm Sunday service on April 10.  Since this is an anthem that has been sung before, it should be easy for previous choir members to pick up  (other singers also welcome!)

 

THE SUNDAY READINGS can be found at www.lectionarypage.net.  The readings for Sunday, Apr. 3 are  Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8

 

EASTER FLOWERS: If you would like to make a donation towards the Easter flowers, envelopes are in the pews and on the Ushers’ Table.

 

 

Lesser Feasts and Fasts

 

RECOMMENDED FEAST DAY TO OBSERVE: Thursday, March 31, is the Feast of John Donne, priest, 1631. “Any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls: It tolls for thee.” These words are familiar to many; their author, John Donne, though less well known, is one of the greatest of English poets. In his own time, he was the best-known preacher in the Church of England. He came to that eminence by a tortuous path. Born into a wealthy and pious Roman Catholic family in 1573, he was educated at both Oxford and Cambridge, and studied law at Lincolns Inn. Some time later he conformed to the Established Church and embarked upon a promising political career of service to the State. The revelation of his secret marriage in 1601 to the niece of his employer, the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, brought his public career to an end. In 1615, he was persuaded by King James I and others to receive ordination.

Almighty God, the root and fountain of all being: Open our eyes to see, with your servant John Donne, that whatever has any being is a mirror in which we may behold you; 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 27

 

FOR PEACE.  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, 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 Church of the Province of Myanmar;  in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, Calvary in Cincinnati, St. Luke in Marietta, and St. Stephen’s in Columbus;

 

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.

 

 

For more announcements, click HERE.

 

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

(NOTE:  Password Protected:  Contact Dave or Katherine for Password.)

 

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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.

 

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937-256-1082

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

parishadmin@stmarksdayton.org

 

Donna Larsen, Music Director

musicdirector@stmarksdayton.org

 

Libby Nicholson, Senior Warden

Kendall Rubino, Junior Warden

wardens@stmarksdayton.org

 

 

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