A Celebration of Holy Eucharist
The 16th Sunday after Pentecost
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Dayton, Ohio, September 25, 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.
“Picardy” Alec Rowley
WELCOME: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor
Please stand for the ringing of the bell and processional
“Christ is made the sure foundation” The Hymnal 1982, #518
1 Christ is made the sure foundation,
Christ the head and cornerstone,
chosen of the Lord, and precious,
binding all the Church in one;
holy Zion’s help for ever,
and her confidence alone.
2 All that dedicated city,
dearly loved of God on high,
in exultant jubilation
pours perpetual melody;
God the One in Three adoring
in glad hymns eternally.
3 To this temple, where we call thee,
come, O Lord of Hosts, today;
with thy wonted loving-kindness
hear thy servants as they pray,
and thy fullest benediction
shed within its walls alway.
4 Here vouchsafe to all thy servants
what they ask of thee to gain;
what they gain from thee, for ever
with the blessèd to retain,
and hereafter in thy glory
evermore with thee to reign.
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.
COLLECT OF THE DAY:
Celebrant: The Lord be with you. And also with you. Let us pray.
All: O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
SONG OF PRAISE:
“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
A READING FROM THE BOOK OF PROPHET JEREMIAH:
Reader: The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord in the tenth year of King Zedekiah of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar. At that time the army of the king of Babylon was besieging Jerusalem, and the prophet Jeremiah was confined in the court of the guard that was in the palace of the king of Judah, where King Zedekiah of Judah had confined him. Jeremiah said, The word of the Lord came to me: Hanamel son of your uncle Shallum is going to come to you and say, “Buy my field that is at Anathoth, for the right of redemption by purchase is yours.” Then my cousin Hanamel came to me in the court of the guard, in accordance with the word of the Lord, and said to me, “Buy my field that is at Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, for the right of possession and redemption is yours; buy it for yourself.” Then I knew that this was the word of the Lord. And I bought the field at Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel, and weighed out the money to him, seventeen shekels of silver. I signed the deed, sealed it, got witnesses, and weighed the money on scales. Then I took the sealed deed of purchase, containing the terms and conditions, and the open copy; and I gave the deed of purchase to Baruch son of Neriah son of Mahseiah, in the presence of my cousin Hanamel, in the presence of the witnesses who signed the deed of purchase, and in the presence of all the Judeans who were sitting in the court of the guard. In their presence I charged Baruch, saying, Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Take these deeds, both this sealed deed of purchase and this open deed, and put them in an earthenware jar, in order that they may last for a long time. For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Houses and fields and vineyards shall again be bought in this land. (32:1-3a-6-15)
Reader: The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
A READING FROM THE BOOK OF PSALMS:
Reader: He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, abides under the shadow of the Almighty.
Reader: He shall say to the Lord, “You are my refuge and my stronghold, my God in whom I put my trust.”
Reader: He shall deliver you from the snare of the hunter and from the deadly pestilence.
Reader: He shall cover you with his pinions, and you shall find refuge under his wings; his faithfulness shall be a shield and buckler.
Reader: You shall not be afraid of any terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day;
Reader: Of the plague that stalks in the darkness, nor of the sickness that lays waste at mid-day.
Reader: Because he is bound to me in love, therefore will I deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my Name.
Reader: He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; I am with him in trouble; I will rescue him and bring him to honor.
Reader: With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation. (Ps. 91:1-6,14-16)
Please be seated
A READING FROM PAUL’S FIRST LETTER TO TIMOTHY:
Reader: There is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it; but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains. But as for you, man of God, shun all this; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life, to which you were called and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. In the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you to keep the commandment without spot or blame until the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ, which he will bring about at the right time– he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords. It is he alone who has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see; to him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen. As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life. (6:6-19)
Reader: The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
“All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine” (v. 1-2) 1982 Hymnal, #477
1 All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine,
didst yield the glory that of right was thine,
that in our darkened hearts thy grace might shine.
2 Thou cam’st to us in lowliness of thought;
by thee the outcast and the poor were sought;
and by thy death was God’s salvation wrought.
Celebrant: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.
People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.
Celebrant: Jesus said, “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side. He called out, `Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.’ But Abraham said, `Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony. Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.’ He said, `Then, father, I beg you to send him to my father’s house– for I have five brothers– that he may warn them, so that they will not also come into this place of torment.’ Abraham replied, `They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.’ He said, `No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ He said to him, `If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'” (16:19-31)
Celebrant: The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, Lord Christ.
“All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine” (v. 3) 1982 Hymnal, #477
3 Let this mind be in us which was in thee,
who wast a servant that we might be free,
humbling thyself to death on Calvary.
Please be seated
THE CREED IN SONG:
“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
THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE:
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 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.
COMMISSIONING OF SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS AND RECOGNITION OF STUDENTS
Celebrant: Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus, we are all baptized by the one Spirit into one Body, and given gifts for a variety of ministries for the common good. Our purpose is to commission these persons in the Name of God and of this congregation to the special ministry to which they are called.
Celebrant: TJ, as the Director of Christian Education, are these persons you are about to present prepared by a commitment to Christ as Lord, by regular attendance at worship, and by the knowledge of their duties, to exercise their ministry to the honor of God, and the well-being of this Church?
TJ: I believe they are.
Celebrant: You have been called to a ministry in this congregation. Will you, as long as you are engaged in this work, perform it in faithfulness and with diligence?
Teachers: I will.
Commissioning of the Teachers:
TJ: I present to you Susan Kendall, Sandy Bultman, Janet Reuter, Kendall Rubino, Katherine Wagner, and Elizabeth Wagner to continue in the ministry of Teacher of Christian Education in this congregation.
Celebrant: Let us pray. God of all wisdom and knowledge, give your blessing and guidance to all who teach in your Church, that by word and example they may lead those whom they teach to the knowledge and love of you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Celebrant: In the Name of God and of this congregation, I commission you to continue in service as Teachers in this Parish.
Recognition of Students:
The Students of Christian Education are asked to stand in place to be recognized.
Celebrant: Let us pray. Most Holy and Almighty God, in whom we live and have our being, we ask that you regard these, your children, with the utmost care in their learning of Holy Scripture, the Sacraments, Spiritual Practices, and Just Action as they endeavor to live a Holy Life in Christ growing and maturing in a reasoned faith and following in the examples of the Saints in Light. Amen.
THE PASSING OF THE PEACE:
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
BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY PRAYERS:
Birthday: Katherine Wagner (9/26); Anniversary: Mike and Katherine Wagner (9/25).
ANNOUNCEMENTS Libby Nicholson, Sr. 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.
“Lord, I Give Myself To You” Victor Johnson Laura Leach, voice
PRAYER FOR THE OFFERINGS OF THE PEOPLE:
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.
PRAYER FOR THE CLERGY DISCRETIONARY FUND COLLECTION:
Celebrant: Let us pray. Abundant God, you made us in your image and breathed in us a spirit of generosity that is both gift and response. In that spirit, we offer our gifts to those in need and give thanks for the ministry of the clergy for the disbursement of the designated funds and gift cards collected this day for humanitarian aide. Amen.
The Liturgy of the Table
To receive the sacrament, please approach the celebrant by way of the center aisle and returning to your seat by way of the side aisle. The common cup is available for those who feel comfortable drinking from it; please do not dip the wafer in the wine – per Bishop Smith.
Those not receiving the sacrament in either kind 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 C:
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!)
THE LORD’S PRAYER:
All: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.
“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.
INVITATION TO COMMUNION:
Celebrant: The Gifts of God for the People of God.
The people may now come forward to receive the Sacrament.
THE PRAYER OF RECEPTION FOR THOSE PARTICIPATING ONLINE:
(to be said by those at home)
Blessed Jesus, with your faithful people at every altar of your church where the Holy Eucharist is now being celebrated, I offer my praise and thanksgiving. Since I cannot receive you today in the Sacrament of your Body and Blood, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart. Cleanse and strengthen me with your grace, Lord Jesus, and let me never be separated from you. May I live in you, and you in me, in this life and the life to come. Amen.
“Let all mortal flesh keep silence” 1982 Hymnal, #324
1 Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
and with fear and trembling stand;
ponder nothing earthly-minded,
for with blessing in his hand
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
our full homage to demand.
2 King of kings, yet born of Mary,
as of old on earth he stood,
Lord of lords in human vesture,
in the Body and the Blood
he will give to all the faithful
his own self for heavenly food.
3 Rank on rank the host of heaven
spreads its vanguard on the way,
as the Light of Light descendeth
from the realms of endless day,
that the powers of hell may vanish
as the darkness clears away.
4 At his feet the six-winged seraph;
cherubim with sleepless eye
veil their faces to the Presence,
as with ceaseless voice they cry,
Alleluia, Lord Most High!”
POST COMMUNION PRAYER:
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.
SENDING OF EUCHARISTIC MINISTER:
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 . . .
“Hosanna to the living Lord!” (v. 1-3) The Hymnal 1982, #486
1 Hosanna to the living Lord!
Hosanna to the incarnate Word!
To Christ, Creator, Savior, King,
let earth, let heaven, hosanna sing!
Refrain: Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest!
2 Hosanna, Lord! thine angels cry;
Hosanna, Lord! thy saints reply;
above, beneath us, and around,
both dead and living swell the sound: Refrain
3 O Savior, with protecting care
abide in this thy house of prayer,
where we assembled in thy Name,
in faith, thy parting promise claim. Refrain
Celebrant: Alleluia! Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Thanks be to God. Alleluia!
“Prelude and Fugue in F Major” J. S. Bach
THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given by Mike and Katherine Wagner in honor of their 40th Wedding Anniversary.
THE CANDLE IN THE SANCTUARY LAMP remains lighted throughout the week to
indicate and honor the eternal presence of Christ and is dedicated in love this day by Libby Nicholson “in memory of the life and ministry of my father, John Cobb.”
Prayers for the Week of Sept. 25:
FOR PEACE. For those who have died; For all those who died by suicide: remembering especially teens and young adults who took their own lives this week; For the people of the Ukraine – 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 this nation and around the world 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, we remember especially the people of Jackson, MS; 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 Burundi; in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for St. Christopher’s, Fairborn; Epiphany, Urbana; St. Mark’s, Columbus.
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 faithful animal companion; For the mission work of this congregation: CARE House, Canterbury Court, St. Paul UMC Food Pantry, Hope 4Riverside; and for all 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 the search for a new bishop for the DSO: Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a bishop for this Diocese, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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.
GROUNDED IN COMMUNITY
THIS SUNDAY– PENTECOST 16 — HOLY EUCHARIST – SEPTEMBER 25:
Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena MacGregor
Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen
Voice: Laura Leach, as available
Ushers: Ginny Tuxhorn and Jim Rudd
Acolyte(s): Jackie Hoskinson and Elizabeth Reuter
Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers:
OT/PS: Jackie Hoskinson;
EP/POP: Carol Williamson
Chalice Bearers: Carol Williamson and Judy Rudd
Eucharistic Minister (Home Communions):
Carol Williamson, as available
Tech/Facebook Live: TJ Walch
Counters: Tony Rubino and Mary-Anna Welch
Altar Guild: Carol Nancarrow and Kendall Rubino
Coffee Hour Host: Steve, Tibby and Will Day
NEXT SUNDAY– PENTECOST 17 — HOLY EUCHARIST – OCTOBER 2:
Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena MacGregor
Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen
Voice: Laura Leach, as available
Ushers: Tony Rubino and TBS
Acolyte(s): Jackie Hoskinson and Will Day
Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers:
OT/PS: TJ Walch
EP/POP: Gabriel Walch
Chalice Bearers: Elizabeth Wagner and Jim Rudd
Eucharistic Minister (Home Communions):
Carol Williamson, as available
Tech/Facebook Live: Elizabeth and Katherine Wagner
Counters: Dave Reuter and Kendall Rubino
Altar Guild: Elizabeth and Katherine Wagner
Coffee Hour Host: Sandy Bultman and Joy Brown
Open/Close: Elizabeth and Katherine Wagner
Candle Dedication: Katherine Wagner
Altar Flowers: OPEN
Happening this Week at St. Mark’s:
THIS SUNDAY (Pentecost 16, September 25): HOLY EUCHARIST – COMMISSIONING OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS – CLERGY DISCRETIONARY FUND COLLECTION; SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES: Jr./Sr. High class, 9:30am; Elementary School and Early Education classes, 10:30am; COFFEE HOUR, after worship, Community Room
MONDAY: PARISH OFFICE, 10am-1pm; SAA MEETING, 6:30am, Lounge; AA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
TUESDAY: PARISH OFFICE, 10am-1pm; TOPS MEETING, 10:am, Lounge; NA MEETING, 7:30pm, Lounge; STUDY OF LUKE, 7:15pm, Zoom; 7:30pm, Parish Hall
WEDNESDAY: PARISH OFFICE, 10am-1pm; VESTRY MEETING, 7:15pm, Community Room
THURSDAY: PARISH OFFICE, 10am-1pm; SAA MEETING, 7:30pm
FRIDAY: PARISH OFFICE CLOSED; there are no events scheduled this day.
SATURDAY: HIDDEN GEMS, 12pm, Parking Lot; AA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
NEXT SUNDAY (Pentecost 17, October 2): HOLY EUCHARIST and ANIMAL BLESSING – CARE HOUSE COLLECTION, 10:30am, in-person and on Facebook Live; SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES: Jr./Sr. High class, 9:30am; Elementary School and Early Education classes, 10:30am; COFFEE HOUR, after worship, Community Room
Places to be, things to do:
COMMISSIONING OF TEACHERS: The annual commissioning of the Sunday School Teachers will be THIS Sunday, September 25 at the 10:30am service.
THANK YOU to Steve, Tibby and Will Day for hosting coffee hour THIS week, Sunday, September 25 and to Sandy Bultman and Joy Brown NEXT week, Sunday, October 2, immediately following worship in the Community Room.
CLERGY DISCRETIONARY FUND COLLECTION SUNDAY: On the fourth Sunday of each month the congregation is asked to make a special gift for the Clergy Discretionary Fund. Note: on the 4th Sunday undesignated funds (checks and cash not pledged or otherwise assigned) are directed to the CDF.
VESTRY MEETING: The vestry will hold their regular meeting at 7:15pm in-person, on Wednesday, September 28.
ANIMAL BLESSING: On Sunday, October 2, St. Mark’s will hold the Blessing of the Animals at the 10:30am service. Dogs must be on a leash and cats and other small animals must remain in a carrier or cage.
ANNUAL 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 HOMEMADE 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:
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THANK YOU TO COFFEE HOUR HOST: Thank you to those who are signing up to host coffee hour – your gift is appreciated. You may now dedicate this gift to honor a loved one or special occasion; please email church office with this detail for the bulletin when you sign up. Consider sharing with someone else if you do 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) remaining in October: Flowers – 10/2; Candle -10/23. 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 www.lectionarypage.net. The readings for next
Sunday, October 2 are: Lamentations 1:1-6, Psalm 137, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10. Reading at least the gospel lesson in preparation for worship can be a useful spiritual practice.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
456 Woodman Drive
Dayton, OH 45431
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 10am-1pm
Office closed on Friday, 937-256-1082
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Donna Larsen, Music Director/Organist,
Jill Dryden, Sexton,
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