Maundy Thursday (Yr C) April 14, 2022

The Holy Eucharist

and Stripping of the Altar

Maundy Thursday



St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Dayton, Ohio, April 14, 2022, 10:30 AM



This year we are celebrating a century of gifts and rejoicing in 2,000 years of Good News. For 100 years, Episcopalians have generously shared their love, compassion, and financial gifts to support the ministry of the Anglican Communion Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. These gifts have made an astounding difference in the lives of many people in the homeland of Jesus and beyond. Check out our history of the Good Friday Offering to learn more about this life-changing ministry week by week.


The history of the Good Friday Offering reaches back to 1922 when, in the aftermath of World War I, The Episcopal Church sought to create new relationships with and among the Christians of the Middle East. From these initial efforts which focused on a combination of relief work and the improvement of ecumenical and Anglican relations, the Good Friday Offering was created.


Through the years many Episcopalians have found the Good Friday Offering to be an effective way to express their support for the ministries of the three dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Pastoral care, education and health care continue to be primary ministries through which the reconciling spirit of the Christian faith serves all in need. Participation in this ministry is welcome. The generous donations of Episcopalians help the Christian presence in the Land of the Holy One to be a vital and effective force for peace and understanding among all of God’s children.


Whether funding a hospital in Gaza or the West Bank, or an eye clinic in Aden, or women’s programs, or summer camps and leadership training for young people, the Good Friday Offering is making a difference in the lives of so many… our partnership with those who keep the faith of Jesus alive in the region, where our Lord walked and began his movement, is a significant aspect of our work as part of the church.



Note: the service is being livestreamed and recorded and will be available on our Facebook page.


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.



“Ubi Caritas Ed Amor Deus Ibi Est”                          Garth Edmundson


Please stand



“When Jesus left his father’s throne”                        The Hymnal 1982,  #480


1  When Jesus left his Father’s throne,

          he chose an humble birth;

     like us, unhonored and unknown,

          he came to dwell on earth.

     Like him may we be found below,

          in wisdom’s path of peace;

     like him in grace and knowledge grow

          as years and strength increase.



2  Sweet were his words and kind his look,

          when mothers round him pressed;

     their infants in his arms he took,

          and on his bosom blessed.

     Safe from the world’s alluring harms,

          beneath his watchful eye,

     thus in the circle of his arms

          may we for ever lie.



3  When Jesus into Zion rode,

          the children sang around;

     for joy they plucked the palms and strowed

          their garments on the ground.

     Hosanna our glad voices raise,

          hosanna to our King !

     Should we forget our Savior’s praise,

          the stones themselves would sing.



The Word of God

Celebrant: Blessed the Lord who forgives all our sins. His mercy endures for ever.


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: Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy.



Celebrant: The Lord be with you.  And also with you.  Let us pray. Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may receive it thankfully in remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord, who in these holy mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life; and who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Please be seated



Reader: The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: This month shall mark for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year for you. Tell the whole congregation of Israel that on the tenth of this month they are to take a lamb for each family, a lamb for each household. If a household is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join its closest neighbor in obtaining one; the lamb shall be divided in proportion to the number of people who eat of it. [Your lamb shall be without blemish, a year-old male; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month; then the whole assembled congregation of Israel shall slaughter it at twilight. They shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. They shall eat the lamb that same night; they shall eat it roasted over the fire with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. Do not eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but roasted over the fire, with its head, legs, and inner organs. You shall let none of it remain until the morning; anything that remains until the morning you shall burn.] This is how you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it hurriedly. It is the passover of the Lord. For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike down every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both human beings and animals; on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the Lord. The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live: when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.  This day shall be a day of remembrance for you. You shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord; throughout your generations you shall observe it as a perpetual ordinance. (12:1-14)

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


Please stand



Reader: I love the Lord, because he has heard the voice of my supplication, because he has inclined his ear to me whenever I called upon him.

All: How shall I repay the Lord for all the good things he has done for me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call upon the Name of the Lord.


Reader: I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.

All:  Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his servants. O Lord, I am your servant;
I am your servant and the child of your handmaid; you have freed me from my bonds.


Reader: I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call upon the Name of the Lord.

All: I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people, In the courts of the Lord’s house, in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.      (116:1,10-17)


 Please be seated



Reader: I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.(11:23-26)

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



Please stand



“God is love” (verses 1-2) The Hymnal 1982,  #577



             God is love, and where true love is

          God himself is there.


1 Here in Christ we gather, love of Christ our calling.

   Christ, our love, is with us, gladness be his greeting.

   Let us fear and love him, holy God eternal.

   Loving him, let each love Christ in one another.




2 When we Christians gather, members of one Body,

   let there be in us no discord but one spirit.

   Banished now be anger, strife and every quarrel.

   Christ, our God, be always present here among us.






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

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Celebrant: Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon Iscariot to betray him. And during supper Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus answered, “You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.” Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” Jesus said to him, “One who has bathed does not need to wash, except for the feet, but is entirely clean. And you are clean, though not all of you.” For he knew who was to betray him; for this reason he said, “Not all of you are clean.” After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord–and you are right, for that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them. “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, `Where I am going, you cannot come.’ I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”                (13:1-17, 31b-35)

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



“God is love” (verse 3)    The Hymnal 1982,  #577


             God is love, and where true love is

          God himself is there.


3 Grant us love’s fulfillment, joy with all the blessèd,

   when we see your face, O Savior, in its glory.

   Shine on us, O purest Light of all creation,

   be our bliss while endless ages sing your praises.




Please be seated




Please stand or kneel



Reader: With confidence and trust let us pray to the Lord.

Reader: For the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church throughout the world, we pray to you; Lord, have mercy.

Reader: For the mission of the Church, that in faithful witness it may preach the gospel to the ends of the earth, we pray to you; Lord, have mercy.

Reader: For those preparing for baptism and for their teachers and sponsors, we pray to you; Lord, have mercy.

Reader: For peace in the world, that a spirit of respect and reconciliation may grow among nations and peoples, remembering especially the Ukrainian people, we pray to you; Lord, have mercy.

Reader: For the poor, the persecuted, the sick, and all who suffer, especially those on the Parish Prayer List, for refugees, prisoners, and all in danger; that they may be relieved and protected, we pray to you; Lord, have mercy.

Reader: For all whom we have injured or offended, we pray to you; Lord, have mercy.

Reader: For grace to amend our lives and to further the reign of God, we pray to you;

Lord, have mercy.

Celebrant: Most holy God, you have invited us to share in the supper which your Son gave to his Church to proclaim his death and resurrection until he comes: may it nourish us with his presence, and unite us in his love; in the unity of the Triune God, now and forever. Amen.


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.


Please stand



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



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.


The Maundy Thursday/Good Friday Offering is sent to support our Anglican sisters and brothers throughout the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East.  See p. 2 of this bulletin for more information.



“Jesus, I Will Ponder Now”                              Wilber Held


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


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



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:                                       

Celebrant: Christ our passover is sacrificed for us, let us keep the feast.



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



“Let us break bread together”                       The Hymnal 1982,  #325


1  Let us break bread together on our knees;

   let us break bread together on our knees;

  when I fall on my knees, with my face to the rising sun,

   O Lord, have mercy on me.



2  Let us drink wine together on our knees;

  let us drink wine together on our knees;

  when I fall on my knees, with my face to the rising sun,

   O Lord, have mercy on me.




3  Let us praise God together on our knees;

  let us praise God together on our knees;

   when I fall on my knees, with my face to the rising sun,

   O Lord, have mercy on me.




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.



As members of the Altar Guild will now strip the altar and remove the candles from the chancel, the congregation is invited to kneel and pray together Psalm 22.


All: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
   Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?
O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer;  and by night, but find no rest.

Yet you are holy,  enthroned on the praises of Israel.
   In you our ancestors trusted;  they trusted, and you delivered them.
To you they cried, and were saved; in you they trusted, and were not put to shame.

But I am a worm, and not human;  scorned by others, and despised by the people.
   All who see me mock at me; they make mouths at me, they shake their heads;
‘Commit your cause to the Lord; let him deliver—
   let him rescue the one in whom he delights!’

Yet it was you who took me from the womb; you kept me safe on my mother’s breast.
   On you I was cast from my birth,  and since my mother bore me you have been my God.
Do not be far from me,  for trouble is near  and there is no one to help.

Many bulls encircle me,  strong bulls of Bashan surround me;
   they open wide their mouths at me,  like a ravening and roaring lion.

I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint;
   my heart is like wax; it is melted within my breast;
my mouth is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to my jaws;
   you lay me in the dust of death.

For dogs are all around me; a company of evildoers encircles me.
   My hands and feet have shriveled; I can count all my bones.
They stare and gloat over me;
1they divide my clothes among themselves,
    and for my clothing they cast lots.

But you, O Lord, do not be far away! O my help, come quickly to my aid!
  Deliver my soul from the sword, my life from the power of the dog!
Save me from the mouth of the lion!  From the horns of the wild oxen you have rescued me.

I will tell of your name to my brothers and sisters;
   in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:
You who fear the Lord, praise him!  All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him;
   stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
 For he did not despise or abhor
 the affliction of the afflicted;
he did not hide his face from me,  but heard when I cried to him.

From you comes my praise in the great congregation;
   my vows I will pay before those who fear him.
The poor shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the Lord.
   May your hearts live for ever!

All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord;
  and all the families of the nations shall worship before him.
For dominion belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations.

 To him, indeed, shall all who sleep in the earth bow down;
   before him shall bow all who go down to the dust,
   and I shall live for him.
 Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord,
 and proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn,
   saying that he has done it.


~~The Congregation leaves in silence.~~



Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor

Usher:  Dave Reuter

Acolyte: Jackie Hoskinson

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers:

                                                   OT/PS: Jim Rudd

                                                   EP/POP: Judy Rudd

                                                   Chalicists: Jim Rudd, Judy Rudd

Tech: Katherine Wagner

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



GOOD FRIDAY – STATIONS OF THE CROSS at St. Margaret’s — APR. 15, Noon:

Readings: Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Psalm 22, John  18:1-19:42




Readings: Isaiah 65:17-25

                    Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

                    Acts 10:34-43

                    John 20:1-18

Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Trumpeter: Madeline Reuter

Ushers:  Dave Reuter, Jim Rudd

Acolytes: Jackie Hoskinson, Gabriel Walch

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers:

                                                   OT/PS: Judy Rudd

                                                   EP/POP: Don Nancarrow

                                                    Chalicists: Kendall Rubino, Jim Rudd

Tech: Gary Welch, Mary-Anna Welch

Counters: Janet Reuter, Tony Rubino

Altar Guild: Norma Peachey, Ginny Tuxhorn


Prayers for the Week of April 10


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 the six people who died in the mass shooting in Sacramento, CA this week;  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 North India; in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for St. Christopher’s in Fairborn, Epiphany in Urbana, St. Mark’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.




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 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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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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