Pentecost-19 (Yr C) Oct 16, 2022


A Celebration of Holy Eucharist

The 19th Sunday after Pentecost





St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Dayton, Ohio, October 16, 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.




“Invocation”                                         Alexandre Guilmant


WELCOME:   The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor   


Please stand for the ringing of the bell and processional



“O God of every nation”                                                                       The Hymnal 1982,  #607


1          O God of every nation, of every, race and land,

            redeem the whole creation with your almighty hand;

            where hate and fear divide us and bitter threats are hurled,

            in love and mercy guide us and heal our strife-torn world.


2          From search for wealth and power and scorn of truth and right,

            from trust in bombs that shower destruction through the night,

            from pride of race and nation and blindness to your way,

            deliver every nation, eternal God, we pray!


3          Lord, strengthen all who labor that we may find release

            from fear of rattling saber, from dread of war’s increase;

            when hope and courage falter, your still small voice be heard;

            with faith that none can alter, your servants undergird.


4          Keep bright in us the vision of days when war shall cease,

            when hatred and division give way to love and peace,

            till dawns the morning glorious when truth and justice reign

            and Christ shall rule victorious o’er all the world’s domain.



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: Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.



“Through north and south and east and west”        Wonder, Love & Praise Hymnal, #822


All: Through north and south and east and west May God’s immortal name be blessed:

            Alleluia, alleluia!

       Till ev’rywhere beneath the sun, God’s reign begins; God’s will is done: 

            Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!



Please be seated



Reader:  The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of humans and the seed of animals. And just as I have watched over them to pluck up and break down, to overthrow, destroy, and bring evil, so I will watch over them to build and to plant, says the Lord. In those days they shall no longer say:

“The parents have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.” But all shall die for their own sins; the teeth of everyone who eats sour grapes shall be set on edge. The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt– a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the Lord. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the Lord,” for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.             (31:27-34)

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


Please stand 



Reader: Oh, how I love your law! all the day long it is in my mind.

Reader: Your commandment has made me wiser than my enemies, and it is always with me.

Reader: I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your decrees are my study.

Reader: I am wiser than the elders, because I observe your commandments.

Reader: I restrain my feet from every evil way, that I may keep your word.

Reader: I do not shrink from your judgments, because you yourself have taught me.

Reader: How sweet are your words to my taste! they are sweeter than honey to my mouth.

Reader: Through your commandments I gain understanding; therefore I hate every lying way.                              (Ps. 119:97-104)


Please be seated



Reader: As for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it, and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work. In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I solemnly urge you: proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favorable or unfavorable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching. For the time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander away to myths. As for you, always be sober, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, carry out your ministry fully.    (3:14-4:5)

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

Please stand



“Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love”  (v. 1-3)                                                   1982 Hymnal,  #602


1          Kneels at the feet of his friends,

            silently washes their feet,

            Master who acts as a slave to them.   


Refrain:        Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love,

                        show us how to serve the neighbors

                        we have from you.


2          Neighbors are rich and poor,

            neighbors are black and white,

            neighbors are nearby and far away.   Refrain



3          These are the ones we should serve,

            these are the ones we should love.

            All are neighbors to us and you.   Refrain



Please stand



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

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Celebrant: Jesus told his disciples a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, `Grant me justice against my opponent.’ For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, `Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.'” And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them? I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them. And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”            (18:1-8)

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



“Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love”  (v. 4)                                                      1982 Hymnal,  #602


 4         Loving puts us on our knees,

            serving as though we were slaves;

            this is the way we should live with you.  


Refrain:        Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love,

                        show us how to serve the neighbors

                        we have from you.


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 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, the tech team, 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:  In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, we pray for those who perished and those who grieve, and for those who have lost their homes and businesses and livelihoods, and for all who minister to them; 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: Mary-Anna, 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


BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY PRAYERS: Birthdays: Will Day (10/16), Jasmyne Phillips (10/17), Joy Brown (10/19); ANNIVERSARIES: Larry and Joy Brown (10/20) and Paul and Carol Sharp (10/22).


ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                    Libby Nicholson, Sr. Warden


STEWARDSHIP MOMENT                                     Jim Rudd, Stewardship Committee, Chair



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.



“All Lands and Peoples”                    Austin C. Lovelace                              Laura Leach, voice


Please stand



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:  Remembering Jesus, who fed friends and strangers on the hillside, accept our gifts of food for the hungry in our community. 

Celebrant:  United in Christ, instill in us sincere appreciation for the food on our tables and the will to provide for those who are hungry.   Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten, nor the hope of the poor be taken away.



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



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.


Please stand



“Shepherd of souls”                                                                                      1982 Hymnal,  #343


1          Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless

                        thy chosen pilgrim flock

            with manna in the wilderness,

                        with water from the rock.


2          We would not live by bread alone,

                        but by thy word of grace,

            in strength of which we travel on

                        to our abiding-place.


3          Be known to us in breaking bread,

                        and do not then depart;

            Savior, abide with us, and spread

                        thy table in our heart.


4          Lord, sup with us in love divine

                        thy Body and thy Blood,

            that living bread, that heavenly wine,

                        be our immortal food.




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.



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



“Lead on, O King eternal”                                                                       The Hymnal 1982, 555


1          Lead on, O King eternal,

                        the day of march has come;

            henceforth in fields of conquest

                        thy tents shall be our home:

            through days of preparation

                        thy grace has made us strong,

            and now, O King eternal,

                        we lift our battle-song.


2          Lead on, O King eternal,

                        till sin’s fierce war shall cease,

            and holiness shall whisper

                        the sweet amen of peace;

            for not with swords loud clashing,

                        nor roll of stirring drums,

            but deeds of love and mercy,

                        the heavenly kingdom comes.


3          Lead on, O King eternal:

                        we follow, not with fears;

            for gladness breaks like morning

                        where’er thy face appears.

            Thy cross is lifted o’er us;

                        we journey in its light:

            the crown awaits the conquest;

                        lead on, O God of might!




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



“Holy Father, Great Creator”      Roberta Rowland-Raybold


THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given by Elizabeth Wagner-Weber and Sean Weber in honor of their marriage this weekend.


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

indicate and honor the eternal presence of Christ and shines brightly in celebration of Elizabeth and Sean’s wedding, and in thanksgiving for all their friends and family who came to celebrate with them.



Prayers for the Week of October 16:


FOR PEACE. For those who have died; For all those who were in the path of Hurricane Ian: for those who died and those who grieve; for those who lost homes and livelihoods; for those who are displaced, wounded and suffering;  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 Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America; in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for St. Paul’s, Greenville, St. Andrew’s, Cincinnati, Christ Church, Xenia;


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 UMC Food Pantry, Hope 4Riverside, and Neighborhood Bridges; 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.






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, McClains (TBD)

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers: OT/PS: Gary Welch, EP/POP: Gabriel Walch

Chalice Bearers: Kendall Rubino and Judy Rudd

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

Tech/Facebook Live: TJ Walch

Counters: Dave Reuter and Jim Rudd

Altar Guild: Janet Reuter

Coffee Hour Hosts: Tracy Swartz

Open/Close: Reuter/Rudd

Candle Dedication: Elizabeth Wagner-Weber

Altar Flowers: Elizabeth Wagner-Weber




Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Voice: Laura Leach, as available

Ushers:  Dave Reuter and Ginny Tuxhorn

Acolyte(s):  Gabriel Walch and Elizabeth Reuter

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers: OT/PS: Jackie Hoskinson, EP/POP: Judy Rudd

Chalice Bearers: Don Nancarrow and Jim Rudd

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

Tech/Facebook Live: Katherine Wagner and Elizabeth Wagner-Weber

Counters: Carol Nancarrow and Tony Rubino

Altar Guild: Elizabeth Wagner-Weber and Katherine Wagner

Coffee Hour Hosts: Steve, Tibby and Will Day

Open/Close: Welch/Wagner

Candle Dedication: Rowena MacGregor+

Altar Flowers: Phillips/Mills



Happening this Week at St. Mark’s:


THIS SUNDAY (Pentecost 19, October 16): HOLY EUCHARIST and FOOD PANTRY 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


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; YOGA FOR 12 STEPS, 7;30pm, Parish Hall; STUDY OF LUKE, 7:15pm, Zoom






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


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


NEXT SUNDAY (Pentecost 20, October 23): HOLY EUCHARIST and CLERGY DISCRETIONARY FUND 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:


THE FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION is THIS Sunday, October 16; donations help to stock St. Paul UMC’s food pantry. Please make sure the expiration dates are good. Monetary donations buy a lot of food and are greatly appreciated.  THANK YOU! for your generous donations.


COFFEE HOUR THIS WEEK:  THANK YOU! to Tracy Swarz who is hosting coffee hour THIS week, Sunday, October 16, immediately following worship in the Community Room. Considering partnering with someone and sign up in the narthex. THANK YOU! to everyone who has hosted coffee hour so far this fall!


THE 2023 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN is in progress! THANK YOU! to everyone who has already turned in their pledge card, especially new pledgers! and to those who were able to meet the requested 10% increase.  Stewardship Moments at the announcements are given by Libby Nicholson, Sr. Warden, Jim Rudd, Stewardship Chair, and Don Nancarrow, Treasurer. While all financial gifts are appreciated, by pledging your expected contributions for the year, St. Mark’s is able to budget expenses and order its common life. Please return your pledge card by Sunday, October 30.


SUNDAY SCHOOL KIDS HOSTING LUNCH The elementary-aged Sunday school class of Janet Reuter of Kendall Rubino will host a soup luncheon fund-raiser for EDR’s Gifts for Life after church on Sunday, November 6. Details to follow.


THE DAY OF CHANGE is Sunday, November 6; don’t forget to set your clocks to fall back an hour. Please bring a bit of extra pocket money for the Day of Change Special Collection for the Food Pantry at St. Paul UMC (checks also welcome!).



The Community of St. Mark’s Classifieds:


CONGRATULATIONS!! to Howard and Ann Phillips’ daughter, Natalie Mills, who was married on Saturday, October 15, to Kerry Reeser. Your St. Mark’s parish family wishes the newlyweds every happiness.


THANK YOU! to the painting crew who scrapped and painted the outdoor walkway, including its ceiling and the front doors of the sanctuary in the last couple of weeks. Scrap and preppers were Mike Wagner, Gary Welch and Dave Reuter; painters were Dave Reuter, Sean Weber, Mike and Katherine Wagner. It looks really nice!


ALL SAINTS’ NECROLOGY: On Sunday, November 6 St. Mark’s will celebrate the Feast Day of All Saints. On that day, the Eucharistic Prayer will include the names of parishioners, relatives and friends who have died during the past year. If you have a loved one whose name you would like included please email to Rowena+ by Sunday, October 30.


CANDLE/FLOWER OPENINGS: The Eternal Light dedication ($5) and Altar Flowers ($30). This is a lovely way to honor a loved one or a special occasion. There are three candle openings remaining in December and no further flower openings for 2022. The signup sheet is located in the entry to the sanctuary (narthex) on the bulletin board.  THANK YOU! to everyone who has donated flowers and dedicated the eternal candle this fall.


ARE YOU RECEIVING THE ST. MARK’S WEEKLY E-NEWSLETTER? If you are new to St. Mark’s and would like to receive the weekly newsletter with more detailed information about the parish and its ministries as well as articles from the wider church, email or call the

church office to request to be added. It is sent out every Friday morning.


PRAYER LIST UPDATING: Please take a moment to review the prayer list insert and if you need to remove or add a name please email Rowena+ to do so.


THE SUNDAY READINGS can be found at  The readings for next

Sunday, October 23 are: Joel 2:23-32, Psalm 65, 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18, Luke 18:9-14. Reading at least the gospel lesson in preparation for worship can be a useful spiritual practice.


LESSER FEASTS TO OBSERVE THIS WEEK:  Monday, 10/17, Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr, c. 115; Tuesday, 10/18, Saint Luke the Evangelist; Wednesday, 10/19, Henry Martyn, Priest and Missionary, 1812.  The prayers and readings for these feast days may be found at

The complete texts for this week’s observations may be found on our Annoucements page.

Lesser Feasts and Fasts | St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (



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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Instagram: St Mark’s Dayton

Rowena’s Blog:

Licensing for music use and streaming:

One License – #A-740839: Annual license with podcasting; 

B – 26 to 100 average weekend attendance.



For the complete Weekly Prayers with parishioners’ names, click HERE.

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To read a copy of the latest Vestry Minutes, click HERE.

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For more announcements, click HERE.


Dave Reuter – Webmaster