Pentecost-13 (Yr C) Sep 4, 2022



A Celebration of Holy Eucharist

The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost



St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Dayton, Ohio, September 4, 2022, 10:30am



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.




“Church Cantata”                              Sigfrid Karg-Elert


WELCOME:   The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor   


Please stand for the ringing of the bell and processional



“All hail the power of Jesus’ Name” (verses 1-3)                        The Hymnal 1982,  #450


1          All hail the power of Jesus’ Name!

                        Let angels prostrate fall;

            bring forth the royal diadem,

                        and crown him Lord of all!


2          Crown him, ye martyrs of our God,

                        who from his altar call:

            praise him whose way of pain ye trod,

                        and crown him Lord of all!


3          Hail him, the Heir of David’s line,

                        whom David Lord did call,

            the God incarnate, Man divine,

                        and crown him Lord of all!




The Liturgy of the Word


Please remain standing


Celebrant:  Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and for ever.  Amen.  (with gusto!)


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

All: Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.



“God, my King”                                                                                    1982 Hymnal, #414


All: God, my King, thy might confessing, ever will I bless thy Name;

day by day thy throne addressing, still will I thy praise proclaim.


Full of kindness and compassion, slow to anger, vast in love,

God is good to all creation; all his works his goodness prove.


Please be seated



Reader:  The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Come, go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as seemed good to him. Then the word of the Lord came to me: Can I not do with you, O house of Israel, just as this potter has done? says the Lord. Just like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel. At one moment I may declare concerning a nation or a kingdom, that I will pluck up and break down and destroy it, but if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will change my mind about the disaster that I intended to bring on it. And at another moment I may declare concerning a nation or a kingdom that I will build and plant it, but if it does evil in my sight, not listening to my voice, then I will change my mind about the good that I had intended to do to it. Now, therefore, say to the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: Thus says the Lord: Look, I am a potter shaping evil against you and devising a plan against you. Turn now, all of you from your evil way, and amend your ways and your doings.       (18:1-11)

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


Please stand    



Reader: Lord, you have searched me out and known me; you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar.

Reader: You trace my journeys and my resting-places and are acquainted with all my ways.

Reader: Indeed, there is not a word on my lips, but you, O Lord, know it altogether.

Reader: You press upon me behind and before and lay your hand upon me.

Reader: Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot attain to it.

Reader: For you yourself created my inmost parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

Reader: I will thank you because I am marvelously made; your works are wonderful, and I know it well.

Reader: My body was not hidden from you, while I was being made in secret and woven in the depths of the earth.

Reader: Your eyes beheld my limbs, yet unfinished in the womb; all of them were written in your book; they were fashioned day by day, when as yet there was none of them.

Reader: How deep I find your thoughts, O God! how great is the sum of them!

Reader: If I were to count them, they would be more in number than the sand; to count them all, my life span would need to be like yours.                                    (139:1-5,12-17) 


Please be seated



Reader: To Philemon our dear friend and co-worker, to Apphia our sister, to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house: Grace to you and peace from God our Fa and the Lord Jesus Christ. When I remember you in my prayers, I always thank my God because I hear of your love for all the saints and your faith toward the Lord Jesus. I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective when you perceive all the good that we may do for Christ. I have indeed received much joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, my brother. For this reason, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do your duty, yet I would rather appeal to you on the basis of love– and I, Paul, do this as an old man, and now also as a prisoner of Christ Jesus. I am appealing to you for my child, Onesimus, whose father I have become during my imprisonment. Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful both to you and to me. I am sending him, that is, my own heart, back to you. I wanted to keep him with me, so that he might be of service to me in your place during my imprisonment for the gospel; but I preferred to do nothing without your consent, in order that your good deed might be voluntary and not something forced. Perhaps this is the reason he was separated from you for a while, so that you might have him back forever, no longer as a slave but more than a slave, a beloved brother– especially to me but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord. So if you consider me your partner, welcome him as you would welcome me. If he has wronged you in any way, or owes you anything, charge that to my account. I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand: I will repay it. I say nothing about your owing me even your own self. Yes, brother, let me have this benefit from you in the Lord! Refresh my heart in Christ. Confident of your obedience, I am writing to you, knowing that you will do even more than I say.                    (1-21)

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

Please stand



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


Refrain                        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.    Refrain


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.   Refrain




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

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Celebrant: Now large crowds were traveling with Jesus; and he turned and said to them, “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it will begin to ridicule him, saying, `This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.’ Or what king, going out to wage war against another king, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to oppose the one who comes against him with twenty thousand? If he cannot, then, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for the terms of peace. So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your possessions.”                                  (14:25-33)

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



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


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.   Refrain




Please be seated




Please stand



“I believe in God almighty”                                             Wonder, Love, & Praise,  #769


 1         I believe in God almighty, author of all things that be,

            Maker of the earth and heavens, Keeper of the sky and sea.

            I believe in God’s son, Jesus, now for us both Lord and Christ,

            of the Spirit and of Mary born to bring abundant life.


2          I believe that Jesus suffered, scourged and scorned and crucified;

            taken from the cross, was buried— True Life there had truly died.

            I believe that on the third day Christ was raised up from the grave,

            then ascended to God right hand. He will come to judge and save.


3          I believe in God’s own Spirit, bonding all the saints within

            One church, catholic and holy, where forgiveness frees from sin;

            in the body’s resurrection, for the breaking of death’s chain

            gives the life that’s everlasting. This the faith that I have claimed.



Please stand or kneel



Reader:  In peace, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:  For the peace of the world, for the unity of the church of God, and for the well-being of all peoples; let us pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:  For our Joe, our President, for the leaders of nations, and for all in authority; let us pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:  For this gathering of the faithful, and for all who offer here their worship and praise; let us pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:  For all the baptized, for all who serve in the church, remembering especially the wardens, Libby and Kendall, for the officers, Don and Dave, for the vestry, for all committees and councils, and for all who serve to support the worship of this community: acolytes, readers, chalice-bearers, ushers, musicians, and the altar guild; let us pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:  For the city of Riverside and the surrounding communities of Dayton and for those who live in them; let us pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:  For the good earth that God has given us, and for the wisdom and will to care for it and rightly use its resources; let us pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:  For those who travel by land, water, or air, remembering especially those in this congregation who are traveling, that they may return home safely; let us pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:  For the aged and infirm, for those who are widowed and orphaned, and for those who are sick, grieving, or suffering from any adversity, remembering especially:


All: Linda, Libby, the Berta family, Wayne, Don, Carol S, Ruby, the Phillips family, the Darnell family, Judy, Juanita, Rob, Mary, George, and Vern.


Reader:  Let us pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:  For the poor and oppressed, for those who are unemployed and destitute, for those who are imprisoned and captive, for refugees and those seeking asylum, and for all who remember and care for them; let us pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:  For all who have died in the assurance of the resurrection, and for all the departed; let us pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

Celebrant: Almighty God, by your Holy Spirit you have made us one with your saints in heaven and on earth: 


All: Grant that in our earthly pilgrimage we may always be supported by this fellowship of love and prayer, and know ourselves to be surrounded by their witness to your power and mercy. We ask this for the sake of Jesus Christ, in whom all our intercessions are acceptable through the Spirit, and who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.            



Celebrant:  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.


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 congregation offers the peace of God to one another.


Please be seated




ANNOUNCEMENTS                                    Kendall Rubino, Jr. Warden



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.


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.



“Now, My Tongue, The Mystery Telling”   Plainsong – 14th century     Laura Leach, voice



Celebrant:  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.



Celebrant:  Let us pray. Lord Jesus, who took the children into your arms and embraced them with your love, receive these gifts for the children of CARE House. Through the power of your Spirit, may these offerings and the offering of all our ministries to them, bring them comfort and  healing. May they come to know and feel in their hearts and in their souls the fullness of life and of love given to all of us by our one God and Father. In your holy name we pray. 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. To receive the sacrament, which will be given in one kind only, please  line up in the center aisle keeping at least six feet between households; at your turn approach the Celebrant. 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



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 him thanks and praise.


Celebrant: God of all power, Ruler of the Universe, you are worthy of glory and praise.  

People: Glory to you for ever and ever.


Celebrant: At your command all things came to be: the vast expanse of interstellar space, galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses, and this fragile earth, our island home.

People: By your will they were created and have their being.


Celebrant: From the primal elements you brought forth the human race, and blessed us with memory, reason, and skill. You made us the rulers of creation. But we turned against you, and betrayed your trust; and we turned against one another.

People: Have mercy, Lord, for we are sinners in your sight.


Celebrant: Again and again, you called us to return. Through prophets and sages you revealed your righteous Law. And in the fullness of time you sent your only Son, born of a woman, to fulfill your Law, to open for us the way of freedom and peace.    

People: By his blood, he reconciled us. By his wounds, we are healed.


Celebrant: And therefore we praise you, joining with the heavenly chorus, with prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and with all those in every generation who have looked to you in hope, to proclaim with them your glory, in their unending hymn:



THE SANCTUS:                                                               Wonder, Love, & Praise,  #851


All: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of pow’r 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: And so, Father, we who have been redeemed by him, and made a new people by water and the Spirit, now bring before you these gifts. Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ our Lord. On the night he was betrayed he took bread, said the blessing, broke the bread, and gave it to his friends, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

Celebrant: After supper, he took the cup of wine, gave thanks, 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.”

Celebrant: Remembering now his work of redemption, and offering to you this sacrifice of thanksgiving,

People: We celebrate his death and resurrection, as we await the day of his coming.


Celebrant: Lord God of our Fathers and Mothers; God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, and Rachel; God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ: Open our eyes to see your hand at work in the world about us. Deliver us from the presumption of coming to this Table for solace only, and not for strength; for pardon only, and not for renewal. Let the grace of this Holy Communion make us one body, one spirit in Christ, that we may worthily serve the world in his name.

People: Risen Lord, be known to us in the breaking of the Bread.


Celebrant: Accept these prayers and praises, Father, through Jesus Christ our great High Priest, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, your Church gives honor, glory, and worship, from generation to generation. AMEN!   (with gusto!)



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:                                                                   

“Christ our Passover”                                                        Wonder, Love & Praise,  #866


All: Alleluia. Alleluia.  Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;

Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia. Alleluia.  Alleluia.



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.



“God be with you till we meet again”                 Wonder, Love & Praise Hymnal,  #801


1. God be with you till we meet again;

by wise counsels guide, uphold you,

with the sheep securely fold you:

God be with you till we meet again.


2. God be with you till we meet again;

‘neath bright wings protecting hide you,

daily manna still provide you:

God be with you till we meet again.


3. God be with you till we meet again;

when life’s perils thick confound you,

put strong arms unfailing round you:

God be with you till we meet again.


4. God be with you till we meet again;

keep love’s banner floating o’er you,

smite death’s threat’ning wave before you:

God be with you till we meet again.




Celebrant:  Let us pray. 

All: Almighty and everliving God, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and for assuring us in these holy mysteries that we are living members of the Body of your Son, and heirs of your eternal kingdom. And now, Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do, to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord. To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. 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.



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



“Rejoice, ye pure in heart!”  (v. 1-5)                                           The Hymnal 1982,  #556


1          Rejoice, ye pure in heart!

                        Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!

            Your glorious banner wave on high,

                        the cross of Christ your King.


Refrain:           Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice, give thanks, and sing.


2          With all the angel choirs,

                        with all the saints of earth,

            pour out the strains of joy and bliss,

                        true rapture, noblest mirth.     Refrain


3          Your clear hosannas raise,

                        and alleluias loud;

            while answering echoes upward float,

                        like wreaths of incense cloud.    Refrain


4          Yes, on through life’s long path,

                        still chanting as ye go,

            from youth to age, by night and day,

                        in gladness and in woe.    Refrain


5          Still lift your standard high,

                        still march in firm array,

            as warriors through the darkness toil,

                        till dawns the golden day.    Refrain




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


“Echo Alleluia”                                      Henry Purcell



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 Gary and Mary-Anna Welch in honor of the birthdays of Gary’s mother, Delores, and sister, Jodie.



Prayers for the Week of September 4:


FOR PEACE.  For those who have died: remembering especially all who died in violence in our nation this week; For all those who died by 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 work of Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) and for the millions of refugees and asylum seekers worldwide who wander the lands of the earth in search of safety, food, water, employment, and family, 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 Australia; in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for All Saints, Portsmouth, St. Patrick’s, Dublin, Calvary, Cincinnati;


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.






Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Voice: Laura Leach, as available

Ushers:  Tony Rubino and Jim Rudd

Acolyte(s): Jackie Hoskinson and Will Day

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers:

                             OT/PS: Jim Rudd;

                             EP/POP: Elizabeth Wagner

Chalice Bearers: Jackie Hoskinson and Kendall Rubino

Eucharistic Minister (Home Communions):

                         Carol Williamson, as available

Tech/Facebook Live: TJ

Counters: Janet Reuter and Tony Rubino

Altar Guild: Carol Nancarrow and Kendall Rubino

Coffee Hour Host: OPEN

Open/Close: Wagner/Rubino




Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Voice: Laura Leach, as available

Ushers:  Dave Reuter and Tony Rubino

Acolyte(s):  Elizabeth Wagner and Scott Kelly

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers:

                             OT/PS: Susan Kendall;

                             EP/POP: Nancy Blair

Chalice Bearers: Judy Rudd and Elizabeth Wagner

Eucharistic Minister (Home Communions):

                        Carol Williamson, as available

Tech/Facebook Live: Gary and Mary-Anna Welch

Counters: Dave Reuter and Mary-Anna Welch

Altar Guild: Carol Nancarrow and Kendall Rubino

Coffee Hour Host: OPEN

Open/Close: Reuter/Welch

Altar Flowers: OPEN

Candle Dedication: In Memory of 9/11, Anonymous



Happening this Week at St. Mark’s:


THIS SUNDAY (Pentecost 13, September 4): HOLY EUCHARIST, CARE HOUSE COLLECTION SUNDAY, 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.




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


SATURDAYMOBILE HEALTH UNIT, 9am-2pm, Parking Lot; HIDDEN GEMS, 12pm, Parking Lot; AA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall


NEXT SUNDAY (Pentecost 14, September 11): HOLY EUCHARIST, 10:30am, in-person and on Facebook Live, followed by the PARISH PICNIC.



Places to be, things to do:


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 2pm. 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.


THE ST. MARK’S PARISH PICNIC will be held on Sunday, September 11 following the worship service. The food-to-pass sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the narthex; you may also call or email the office to sign up.


THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION FALL SEMESTER KICKS OFF on Sunday, September 18.  There are three youth classes, covering all ages, on Sunday mornings:

  • the older youth are led by Katherine and Elizabeth Wagner, meeting at 9:30am,
  • the elementary-aged youth are led by Janet Reuter and Kendall Rubino, meeting at 10:30am,
  • and the early education youth are led by Susan Kendall and Sandy Bultman, meeting at 10:30am.

Rowena+ will be leading both adults and youth with the following offerings this fall:

  • Study of Luke via Zoom on Tuesday evenings from 7:15-8:30pm, beginning Tuesday, September 20 – November 8.
  • The Church Cracked Open book discussion group shared with St. Margaret’s and open to the diocese, via Zoom, on Wednesday evenings from 7:15-8:30pm, beginning Wednesday, September 21 (meets every other week) – November 16.
  • Confirmation/Reaffirmation Class – in-person, for youth and adults (if you are interested in joining the Episcopal Church, want to learn more about it, or wish to reaffirm your commitment to Christ and the Church, this class is for you). Schedule is participant dependent.


ANNUAL PARISH DINNER AT VALLEY VINEYARDS:  It’s that time of year once again to dine together in style at the vineyard on Saturday, October 8 at 5pm. To register call the Vineyard directly at 513-899-2485 by Thursday, October 6.  There’s a sign-up sheet in church lobby with the menus – please sign up on the sheet so we know how many are attending AND call the vineyard to register. The contact person for this event is Tony Rubino.


CALL FOR KAIROS COOKIES: The cookie collection bags with instructions will be available in September in preparation for the collection dates of Sunday-Tuesday, October 9-11. Kairos is an international prison ministry. Once a year, locally, a special weekend is held in the prison, led by lay ministers, in which the cookies play a significant role. St. Mark’s has been participating in this missional work for many years and all are invited to bake and pray for the men, women and youth who are incarcerated and those who minister to them. 



The Community of St. Mark’s Classifieds:


COFFEE HOUR HOSTING OPPORTUNITIES: All Sundays are currently open for September and three available in October. Consider sharing with someone else if you would not want to host by yourself. Coffee Hour sign-ups are in the narthex.


CANDLE/FLOWER OPENINGS: The Eternal Light dedication ($5) and Altar Flowers ($30) are available for signups in September and October: Candle -10/23; Flowers – 9/11 and 10/2. This is a lovely way to honor a loved one or a special occasion. The flower arrangement is yours to take home after the service. The signup sheet is located in the entry to the sanctuary (narthex) on the bulletin board.


THE SUNDAY READINGS can be found at  The readings for

next Sunday, September 11 are: Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10. Reading at least the gospel lesson in preparation for worship can be a useful spiritual practice.


LESSER FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK TO OBSERVE: Sunday, 9/4: Paul Jones, Bishop, 1941; Monday, 9/5 – [Geogrio Aglipay], Priest and Founder of the Philippine Independent Church, 1940; Wednesday, 9/7 – [Elie Naud], Huguenot Witness to the faith, 1722; Thursday, 9/8 – [Nikolai Grundtvig], Bishop and Hymnwriter, 1872 and [Soren Kierkegaard], Teacher and Philosopher; Friday, 9/9 – Constance, Nun, and Her Companions, Commonly called “The Martyrs of Memphis,” 1878; Saturday, 9/10 – Alexander Crummell, 1898.




St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

456 Woodman Drive

Dayton, OH 45431


Email:, Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 10am-1pm

Office closed on Friday, 937-256-1082

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


The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor, Priest-In-Charge, 570-404-2025,


Donna Larsen, Music Director/Organist,


Jill Dryden, Sexton,

Contact via church office


Libby Nicholson – Senior Warden,

Kendall Rubino – Junior Warden,


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