Pentecost-10 (Yr C) Aug 14, 2022



Throughout the service the people’s responses are in italics; directions are in bold italics.



“Hymn to Joy”                                         Gerard Krapf


WELCOME:   Fred Berta, Officiant 


Please stand for the ringing of the bell and processional


“I sing the almighty power of God”                                             The Hymnal 1982,  #398


1          I sing the almighty power of God,

                        that made the mountains rise,

            that spread the flowing seas abroad

                        and built the lofty skies.

            I sing the wisdom that ordained

                        the sun to rule the day;

            the moon shines full at his command,

                        and all the stars obey.


2          I sing the goodness of the Lord,

                        that filled the earth with food;

            he formed the creatures with his Word,

                        and then pronounced them good.

            Lord, how thy wonders are displayed,

                        where’er I turn my eye,

            if I survey the ground I tread,

                        or gaze upon the sky!


3          There’s not a plant or flower below,

                        but makes thy glories known;

            and clouds arise, and tempests blow,

                        by order from thy throne;

            while all that borrows life from thee

                        is ever in thy care,

            and everywhere that I could be,

                        thou, God, art present there.



The Liturgy of the Word


Please remain standing

Officiant:  Give thanks to the Lord, and call upon his Name; make known his deeds among the peoples.  Lord, open our lips.

All: And our mouth shall proclaim your praise. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.



Officiant:  The Lord be with you.  And also with you.  Let us pray.

All: Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.



“Psalm 100”                                           Lift Every Voice & Sing, #278 


All: Serve the Lord with gladness, alleluia.


Cantor: O be joyful in the Lord all ye lands; serve the Lord with gladness and come before his presence with a song.

All: Serve the Lord with gladness, alleluia.


Cantor: For the Lord is gracious; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth from generation to generation.

All: Serve the Lord with gladness, alleluia.


Please be seated



Reader:  Let me sing for my beloved my love-song concerning his vineyard:  My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill. He dug it and cleared it of stones, and planted it with choice vines; he built a watchtower in the midst of it, and hewed out a wine vat in it; he expected it to yield grapes, but it yielded wild grapes. And now, inhabitants of Jerusalem and people of Judah, judge between me and my vineyard. What more was there to do for my vineyard that I have not done in it? When I expected it to yield grapes, why did it yield wild grapes? And now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard. I will remove its hedge, and it shall be devoured; I will break down its wall, and it shall be trampled down. I will make it a waste; it shall not be pruned or hoed, and it shall be overgrown with briers and thorns; I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it. For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the people of Judah are his pleasant planting; he expected justice, but saw bloodshed; righteousness, but heard a cry!         (5:1-7)

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


Please stand    



Reader: Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, leading Joseph like a flock;
shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim.

Reader: In the presence of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, stir up your strength and come to help us.

Reader: You have brought a vine out of Egypt; you cast out the nations and planted it.

Reader: You prepared the ground for it; it took root and filled the land.

Reader: The mountains were covered by its shadow and the towering cedar trees by its boughs.

Reader: You stretched out its tendrils to the Sea and its branches to the River.

Reader: Why have you broken down its wall, so that all who pass by pluck off its grapes?

Reader: The wild boar of the forest has ravaged it, and the beasts of the field have grazed upon it.

Reader: Turn now, O God of hosts, look down from heaven; behold and tend this vine; preserve what your right hand has planted.

Reader: They burn it with fire like rubbish; at the rebuke of your countenance let them perish.

Reader: Let your hand be upon the man of your right hand, the son of man you have made so strong for yourself.

Reader: And so will we never turn away from you; give us life, that we may call upon your Name.

Reader: Restore us, O Lord God of hosts; show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.       (PS 80:1-2,8-18)


Please be seated



Reader: By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as if it were dry land, but when the Egyptians attempted to do so they were drowned. By faith the walls of Jericho fell after they had been encircled for seven days. By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had received the spies in peace. And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets– who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received their dead by resurrection. Others were tortured, refusing to accept release, in order to obtain a better resurrection. Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned to death, they were sawn in two, they were killed by the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, persecuted, tormented– of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground. Yet all these, though they were commended for their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better so that they would not, apart from us, be made perfect. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.                     (11:29-12:2)

Please stand



“There’s a wideness in God’s mercy”    (verses 1-2)             The Hymnal 1982,  #470


1          There’s a wideness in God’s mercy

                        like the wideness of the sea;

            there’s a kindness in his justice,

                        which is more than liberty.

            There is welcome for the sinner,

                        and more graces for the good;

            there is mercy with the Savior;

                        there is healing in his blood.



2          There is no place where earth’s sorrows

                        are more felt than up in heaven;

            there is no place where earth’s failings

                        have such kindly judgment given.

            There is plentiful redemption

                        in the blood that has been shed;

            there is joy for all the members

                        in the sorrows of the Head.



Please stand



Officiant: A Reading from the Gospel of Luke.

Officiant: Jesus said, “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! From now on five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three; they will be divided:  father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, `It is going to rain’; and so it happens. And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, `There will be scorching heat’; and it happens. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?”                      (12:49-56)

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



“There’s a wideness in God’s mercy”    (verse 3)             The Hymnal 1982,  #470


3          For the love of God is broader

                        than the measure of the mind;

            and the heart of the Eternal

                        is most wonderfully kind.

            If our love were but more faithful,

                        we should take him at his word;

            and our life would be thanksgiving

                        for the goodness of the Lord.



Please be seated





“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.



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



Reader:  Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, all ministers of the gospel, that they may preach the word boldly and without apology. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:  Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, all the leaders of nations, that they may be unrelenting in their quest for peace. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:   Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, all the suffering peoples of this world, especially those who suffer for doing right. Lord, hear our prayer.  

Reader:   Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, those among us who experience desolation, especially those for whom God seems most remote. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader: Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, all those who are sick or suffer from any adversity, remembering all those named on the parish prayer list: Linda, Libby, the Berta family, Wayne, Don, Carol S, Ruby, Howard, the Darnell family, Judy, Juanita, Rob, Mary, George, and Vern; that they may find solace and peace in you. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader: Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, all those who have died, remembering especially The Rev. Margaret Sammons, that your will for them may be fulfilled; and may they share with all your saints in your eternal kingdom. Lord, hear our prayer.

All:  Gracious God, it is in the power of your abundant and life-giving Spirit that we call upon you in prayer. Deepen our hope in your presence and your promise; hear us in your tender love, now and forever.  Amen.



Officiant:  Let us confess our sins to God, our neighbor, and all our relations.

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.


Officiant:  Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen.


Please stand



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

The congregation offers the peace of God to one another.


Please be seated


BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY PRAYERS:  Anniversary: Jim & Jackie Hoskinson (8/17)


ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                              Kendall Rubino, Jr. Warden



Officiant: 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, In Thy Mercy”                  Felix Mendelssohn                    Laura Leach, voice


Please stand



Officiant:  Let us pray.  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.



Officiant: O God, you make us glad with the weekly remembrance of the glorious resurrection of your Son our Lord: Give us this day such blessing through our worship of you, that the week to come may be spent in your favor; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



Officiant: O God, the King eternal, whose light divides the day from the night and turns the shadow of death into the morning: Drive far from us all wrong desires, incline our hearts to keep your law, and guide our feet into the way of peace; that, having done your will with cheerfulness during the day, we may, when night comes, rejoice to give you thanks; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



Officiant: Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before you for all members of your holy Church, that in their vocation and ministry they may truly and devoutly serve you; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.



“Day by day”     (Sing thru twice)                                     1982 Hymnal, #654


1          Day by day,

            dear Lord, of thee three things I pray:

            to see thee more clearly,

            love thee more dearly,

            follow thee more nearly,

            day by day.




Officiant: Let us pray.

All:  Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made. We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.



Officiant: Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.     



Officiant: Carol, we send you out to share Holy Communion 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.

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



Officiant: Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine: Glory to him from generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever.   Amen. 



“Joyful, joyful, we adore thee”                                                     The Hymnal 1982,  #376


1          Joyful, joyful, we adore thee,

                        God of glory, Lord of love;

            hearts unfold like flowers before thee,

                        praising thee, their sun above.

            Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;

                        drive the dark of doubt away;

            giver of immortal gladness,

                        fill us with the light of day.


2          All thy works with joy surround thee,

                        earth and heaven reflect thy rays,

            stars and angels sing around thee,

                        center of unbroken praise.

            Field and forest, vale and mountain,

                        blooming meadow, flashing sea,

            chanting bird and flowing fountain,

                        call us to rejoice in thee.


3          Thou art giving and forgiving,

                        ever blessing, ever blest,

            well-spring of the joy of living,

                        ocean-depth of happy rest!

            Thou our Father, Christ our Brother:

                        all who live in love are thine;

            teach us how to love each other,

                        lift us to the joy divine.




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



“Trumpet Tune from the Italian Baroque”     Francesco Manfredini


THE ALTAR FLOWERS THIS WEEK  are given in love by Mike and Katherine Wagner in celebration of Michael & Colleen and Elizabeth & Sean.


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

indicate and honor the eternal presence of Christ and is dedicated this day by The Rev. Rowena MacGregor in thanksgiving for her daughter’s, Zoe’s, new job and move to Pittsburg.






Officiant: Fred Berta

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Voice: Laura Leach, as available

Ushers:  Dave Reuter and Jim Rudd

Acolyte(s): Gabriel Walch

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers:

                                                   OT/PS: Jackie Hoskinson;

                                                   EP/POP: Judy Rudd

Chalice Bearers: N/A

Eucharistic Minister (Home Communions): Carol Williamson, as available

Tech/Facebook Live: TJ Walch

Counters: Kendall Rubino and Jim Rudd

Altar Guild: Norma Peachy and Ginny Tuxhorn

Coffee Hour Host: Jim and Jackie Hoskinson

Open/Close: Rudd/Rubino




Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Voice: Laura Leach, as available

Ushers:  Ginny Tuxhorn and Tony Rubino

Acolyte(s): Jackie Hoskinson and Scott Kelly

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers:

                                                   OT/PS: Gabriel Walch;

                                                   EP/POP: Jim Rudd

Chalice Bearers: Jim Rudd and Kendall Rubino

Eucharistic Minister (Home Communions): Carol Williamson, as available

Tech/Facebook Live: Katherine and Elizabeth Wagner

Counters: Kendall Rubino and Janet Reuter

Altar Guild: Norma Peachy and Ginny Tuxhorn

Coffee Hour Host: OPEN

Open/Close: Wagner/Reuter

Altar Flowers: Gary and Mary-Anna Welch

Candle Dedication: Gary and Mary-Anna Welch



Events at St. Mark’s this Week


THIS SUNDAY (Pentecost 10, August 14): MORNING PRAYER, followed by COFFEE HOUR, 10:30am, in-person and on Facebook Live.


MONDAY:  PARISH OFFICE, 10am-1pm; SAA MEETING, 6:30am, Lounge;  AA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall


TUESDAY:  PARISH OFFICE, 10am-1pm; TOPS MEETING, 10am, Lounge; NA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall


WEDNESDAYPARISH OFFICE, 10am-1pm; there are no events scheduled this day.


THURSDAY:  PARISH OFFICE, 10am-1pm; SAA MEETING, 7:30pm, Lounge


FRIDAY:  PARISH OFFICE CLOSED; there are no events scheduled this day.


SATURDAYHIDDEN GEMS, 12pm, Parking Lot;  AA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall


NEXT SUNDAY (Pentecost 11, August 21): HOLY EUCHARIST, FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION, 10:30am, in-person and on Facebook Live.



Places to be, things to do


THE VESTRY will meet in-person on Wednesday, August 24 at 7:15pm in the St. Mark’s Community Room.


MOBILE HEALTH UNIT COMING TO ST. MARK’S: The Outreach and Evangelism Committee, in coordination with Hope4Riverside, is sponsoring a Mobile Premier Health Unit in the St. Mark’s parking lot on Saturday, September 10, from 9am to 1pm. The unit provides walk-in health screenings, hearing tests, education, etc. St. Mark’s and Eastview Church of God are co-sponsoring this event. Health screenings are available for everyone who would like one.



St. Mark’s Classifieds


THANK YOU to Fred Berta who will lead Morning Prayer THIS Sunday, August 14 while Rowena+ is on retreat. Thanks also to Jim and Jackie Hoskinson who are hosting coffee hour after the service today.


THANK YOU!!! to everyone who donated school supplies

for the Hope4Riverside’s Day of Giving Back! The Packing Day is Friday, August 19, 11am-1pm at MRLS Board of Education (lunch provided) – volunteers welcome!! The Distribution Day for the 1500 filled backpacks is Friday, August 26 (two locations) for the families of Mad River schools.


EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY BEGINS IN SEPTEMBER:  Deb Johns, facilitator of EfM, visited St. Mark’s last Sunday to invite the congregation to consider spending a year of in-depth study on the Old and New Testaments, Church History, Theology, and Ethics. The Dayton area EfM program year will begin on Sunday, Sept 18, 1:30-4pm; classes are held at St. Mark’s weekly. Flyers and Deb’s contact information are in the narthex. Please see Rowena+ regarding scholarship information if needed.


CALL FOR YOUTH MENTORS: The Miami Valley Leadership Foundation is calling for mentors for youth. Eligibility: Minimum of 18 years old, willing to invest one hour per week for a minimum of one year; pass a background check. You may serve most any school you wish, but the Mad River School District has the greatest need as there are no mentors this year in the elementary schools. The one hour you spend per week as a caring adult in an underprivileged child’s life might be the most transformative act of love you could ever do. FMI contact Shannon Todd: 937-554-8297.


CANDLE/FLOWER OPENINGS: The Eternal Light candle dedication ($5) and Altar Flowers ($30) are available for signups in August and September as follows: 8/28—candle and flowers, 9/4 – flowers, 9/11 – candle and flowers, 9/18 – candle. This is a lovely way to honor the memory of a loved one or offer thanksgiving for a special occasion or person in your life. The flower arrangement is yours to take home after the service.


THE SUNDAY READINGS can be found at  The readings for NEXT Sunday, August 21 are: Jeremiah 1:4-10, Psalm 71:1-6, Hebrews 12:18-29, Luke 13:10-17Reading at least the gospel lesson in preparation for worship can be a useful spiritual practice.



Lesser Feasts and Fasts


RECOMMENDED FEAST DAY TO OBSERVE THIS WEEK: Jonathan Myrick Daniels, Seminarian and Witness for Civil Rights, 1965. Jonathan Myrick Daniels was born in Keene, New Hampshire, in 1939. He was shot and killed by an unemployed highway worker in Hayneville, Alabama, August 14, 1965. From high school in Keene to graduate school at Harvard, Jonathan wrestled with the meaning of life and death and vocation. Attracted to medicine, the ordained ministry, law and writing, he found himself close to a loss of faith when his search was resolved by a profound conversion on Easter Day 1962 at the Church of the Advent in Boston. Jonathan then entered the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In March 1965, the televised appeal of Martin Luther King, Jr. to come to Selma to secure for all citizens the right to vote drew Jonathan to a time and place where the nations racism and the Episcopal Churchs share in that inheritance were exposed. He returned to seminary and asked leave to work in Selma where he would be sponsored by the Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity. Conviction of his calling was deepened at Evening Prayer during the singing of the Magnificat: He hath put down the mighty from their seat and hath exalted the humble and meek. He hath filled the hungry with good things. I knew that I must go to Selma. The Virgins song was to grow more and more dear to me in the weeks ahead.


Jailed on August 14 for joining a picket line, Jonathan and his companions were unexpectedly released. Aware that they were in danger, four of them walked to a small store. As sixteen-year-old Ruby Sales reached the top step of the entrance, a man with a gun appeared, cursing her. Jonathan pulled her to one side to shield her from the unexpected threats. As a result, he was killed by a blast from the 12-gauge gun. The letters and papers Jonathan left bear eloquent witness to the profound effect Selma had upon him. He writes, The doctrine of the creeds, the enacted faith of the sacraments, were the essential preconditions of the experience itself. The faith with which I went to Selma has not changed: it has grown … I began to know in my bones and sinews that I had been truly baptized into the Lords death and resurrection … with them, the black men and white men, with all life, in him whose Name is above all the names that the races and nations shout … We are indelibly and unspeakably one.  (Holy Women, Holy Men)


Let us pray.  O God of justice and compassion, you put down the proud and mighty from their place, and lift up the poor and the afflicted: We give you thanks for your faithful witness Jonathan Myrick Daniels, who, in the midst of injustice and violence, risked and gave his life for another; and we pray that we, following his example, may make no peace with oppression; through Jesus Christ the just one, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.  


OTHER FEASTS THIS WEEK:  8/15 – Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ; 8/17 – Samuel Johnson, Timothy Cutler, and Thomas Bradbury Chandler, Priests, 1772, 1765, 1790; 8/18 – William Porcher DuBois, Priest, 1918; 8/20 – Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, 1153.



Prayers for the Week of August 14


FOR PEACE.  For those who have died: remembering all who died in violence in our nation this week; For all those who have committed suicide: remembering especially teens and young adults who took their own lives this week; For the people of Ukraine and Sri Lanka – and all nations striving for peace and just governance; 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: remembering especially those who lost their homes due to flooding and fires in recent weeks; and the homeless of Dayton; For all those addicted to heroin, remembering especially the youth who died this week from overdose; 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, floods, drought, fire, mudslides, and tornadoes; For those who suffer from a lack of water without which there can be no life; 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 Extra-Provincial Churches; in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, St. John’s, Lancaster, St. Thomas, Terrace Park;


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


For those celebrating birthdays;


For those celebrating 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, Hope 4Riverside; and for the non-profit groups who use our Community Building;  For our Diocesan Bishops: for the Rt. Rev. Wayne Smith, Bishop Provisional; 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: Phoebe Myhrum, 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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Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 10am-1pm

Office closed on Friday


(Please contact The Rev. Rowena MacGregor directly to report a pastoral emergency.)



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



Katherine Wagner, Parish Administrator


Donna Larsen, Music Director


Jill Dryden, Sexton

Contact via Church Office


Libby Nicholson, Senior Warden

Kendall Rubino, Junior Warden


Dave Reuter, Webmaster


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