Pentecost-20 (Yr C) Oct 23, 2022


A Celebration of Holy Eucharist

The 20th Sunday after Pentecost





St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Dayton, Ohio, October 23, 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.




“Lord, Keep Us Steadfast In Thy Word”          John Pachelbel


WELCOME:   The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor  


Please stand for the ringing of the bell and processional



“Praise to the living God!”                                                                    The Hymnal 1982, #372


1          Praise to the living God!

             All praisèd be his Name who was, and is, and is to be

             for ay the same.

            The one eternal God ere aught that now appears:

            the first, the last, beyond all thought his timeless years!


2          Formless, all lovely forms declare his loveliness;

            holy, no holiness of earth can his express.

            Lo, he is Lord of all.

           Creation speaks his praise, and everywhere above,

           below, his will obeys.


3          His Spirit floweth free, high surging where it will:

            in prophet’s word he spoke of old; he speaketh still.

            Established is his law, and changeless it shall stand,

            deep writ upon the human heart, on sea, on land.


4          Eternal life hath he implanted in the soul;

            his love shall be our strength and stay while ages roll.

            Praise to the living God!

            All praisèd be his Name who was, and is, and is to be,

             for ay the same.



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, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; 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 eat 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:  O children of Zion, be glad and rejoice in the Lord your God; for he has given the early rain for your vindication, he has poured down for you abundant rain, the early and the later rain, as before. The threshing floors shall be full of grain, the vats shall overflow with wine and oil. I will repay you for the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent against you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you.  And my people shall never again be put to shame. You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I, the Lord, am your God and there is no other. And my people shall never again be put to shame. Then afterward I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams,  and your young men shall see visions. Even on the male and female slaves, in those days, I will pour out my spirit. I will show portents in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved; for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls.   (2:23-32)

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


Please stand



Reader: You are to be praised, O God, in Zion; to you shall vows be performed in Jerusalem.

Reader:  To you that hear prayer shall all flesh come, because of their transgressions.

Reader:  Our sins are stronger than we are, but you will blot them out.

Reader:  Happy are they whom you choose and draw to your courts to dwell there! they will be satisfied by the beauty of your house, by the holiness of your temple.

Reader:  Awesome things will you show us in your righteousness,, O God of our salvation, O Hope of all the ends of the earth and of the seas that are far away.

Reader:  You make fast the mountains by your power; they are girded about with might.

Reader:  You still the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the clamor of the peoples.

Reader: Those who dwell at the ends of the earth will tremble at your marvelous signs; you make the dawn and the dusk to sing for joy.

Reader:  You visit the earth and water it abundantly; you make it very plenteous; the river of God is full of water.

Reader:  You prepare the grain, for so you provide for the earth.

Reader:  You drench the furrows and smooth out the ridges; with heavy rain you soften the ground and bless its increase.

Reader: You crown the year with your goodness, and your paths overflow with plenty.

Reader: May the fields of the wilderness be rich for grazing, and the hills be clothed with joy.

Reader: May the meadows cover themselves with flocks, and the valleys cloak themselves with grain; let them shout for joy and sing.    (Ps 65)                                                                                    


Please be seated



Reader:  I am already being poured out as a libation, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have longed for his appearing. At my first defense no one came to my support, but all deserted me. May it not be counted against them! But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and save me for his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.    (4:6-8, 16-18)

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

Please stand



“Let all the world in every corner sing”  (v. 1-2)                                          1982 Hymnal,  #402


Antiphon: Let all the world in every corner sing, my God and King!


  1. The heavens are not too high,

            his praise may thither fly;

            the earth is not too low,

            his praises there may grow.   Antiphon


  1. The Church with psalms must shout,

            no door can keep them out;

            but, above all, the heart

            must bear the longest part.   Antiphon



Please stand



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

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Celebrant: Jesus told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, `God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, `God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.”               (18:9-14)

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



“Let all the world in every corner sing”  (repeat v. 1)                                   1982 Hymnal, #402


Antiphon: Let all the world in every corner sing, my God and King!


  1. The heavens are not too high,

            his praise may thither fly;

            the earth is not too low,

            his praises there may grow.   Antiphon



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 fire, wind and flood this year, we pray for all who perished and those who grieve, those who lost their homes and livelihoods, and for all who continue to 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:  There are no birthdays or anniversaries this week in the St. Mark’s community this week.


ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                          Libby Nicholson, Sr. Warden


STEWARDSHIP MOMENT                                                              Don Nancarrow, Treasurer



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.



“My Savior Leads Me”                        Charles McCartha                               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:  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 give thanks for the ministry of the clergy for the discretionary disbursement of the funds collected this day. 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



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 Hymnal,  #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



“Let us break bread together on our knees”                                                1982 Hymnal,  #325


1          Let us break bread together on our knees;

            let us break bread together on our knees;

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

            O Lord, have mercy on me.


2          Let us drink wine together on our knees;

             let us drink wine together on our knees;

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

            O Lord, have mercy on me.


3          Let us praise God together on our knees;

            let us praise God together on our knees;

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

            O Lord, have mercy on me.



Celebrant:  Let us pray. 

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 . . .



“The God of Abraham praise”  (v. 1-3)                                                  The Hymnal 1982,  401


1          The God of Abraham praise, who reigns enthroned above;

            Ancient of everlasting days, and God of love;

            the Lord, the great I AM, by earth and heaven confessed:

            we bow and bless the sacred Name for ever blest.


2          He by himself hath sworn: we on his oath depend;

            we shall, on eagle-wings upborne, to heaven ascend:

            we shall behold his face, we shall his power adore,

            and sing the wonders of his grace for evermore.


3          There dwells the Lord, our King, the Lord, our Righteousness,

            triumphant o’er the world and sin, the Prince of Peace;

            on Zion’s sacred height his kingdom he maintains,

            and, glorious with his saints in light, for ever reigns.



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



“Voluntary in A Major”                     Thomas Pavlechko


THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given by the Phillips and Mills families in honor of the October 15 wedding of Natalie Mills and Kerry Reeser. 


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

indicate and honor the eternal presence of Christ and has been dedicated by The Rev. Rowena MacGregor in thanksgiving for seasonable weather, an abundance of good food, a warm home, a loving family, the gift of a satisfying vocation, and the wisdom and prophetic voice of Jesus together with God’s continual guidance; all the provisions of a good life.



Prayers for the Week of October 23:

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

(NOTE:  Password Protected:  Contact Dave or Rowena for Password.)


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 Province de L’Eglise Anglicane Du Congo; in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for St. Mary’s, Hillsboro, Christ Church, Cincinnati, Our Savior, Mechanicsburg.


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: Canterbury Court, CARE House, 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:  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




Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Voice: Laura Leach, as available

Ushers:  Ginny Tuxhorn and Jim Rudd

Acolyte(s):  Elizabeth Wagner-Weber and Scott Kelly

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers: OT/PS: Gabriel Walch, EP/POP: Jim Rudd

Chalice Bearers: Carol Williamson and Judy Rudd

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

Tech/Facebook Live: Gary Welch

Counters: Carol Nancarrow and TBS

Altar Guild: Elizabeth Wagner-Weber and Katherine Wagner

Coffee Hour Hosts: Fred and Phyllis Berta

Open/Close: Nancarrow/Wagner

Candle Dedication: Fred and Phyllis Berta

Altar Flowers: Fred and Phyllis Berta



Happening this Week at St. Mark’s:


THIS 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


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


WEDNESDAYPARISH OFFICE, 10am-1pm; VESTRY MEETING, 7:15pm, Community Room




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


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


NEXT SUNDAY (Pentecost 21, October 30): HOLY EUCHARIST and IN-GATHERING OF PLEDGES, 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:




COFFEE HOUR THIS WEEK:  THANK YOU! to the Day family who is hosting coffee hour THIS week, Sunday, October 23, 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 FUNDRAISING LUNCH: The elementary-aged Sunday school class of Janet Reuter of Kendall Rubino will host a luncheon fund-raiser for Episcopal Relief and Development’s Gifts for Life program after church on Sunday, November 6. Meal includes chili and soup, cornbread, homemade bread, and brownies for a suggested donation of $5.


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 (folding money also welcome!).


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.


CHILDREN’S WINTER WEAR COLLECTION: You are invited to donate hats, gloves and socks for the local children in the Mad River School District who are in need of winter wear. Please leave your donations in the narthex.  This is a Hope4Riverside annual project and the first year St. Mark’s is participating with the local churches for this collection. THANK YOU! in advance, for your donations.  Also, if you have not already registered for Neighborhood Bridges, which provides needed items for local children throughout the year, please take a moment to do so; its free, easy, and does not commit you to anything. Subscribe here:



The Community of St. Mark’s Classifieds:


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


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 30 are: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4, Psalm 119:137-144, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12, Luke 19:1-10. Reading at least the gospel lesson in preparation for worship can be a useful spiritual practice.


LESSER FEASTS TO OBSERVE THIS WEEK: Monday, 10/24, Saint James of Jerusalem, Brother of Our Lord Jesus Christ (transferred from 10/23); Tuesday, 10/25, [Tabitha (Dorcas) of Joppa; Wednesday, 10/26, Alfred, King, 899; Friday, 10/28, Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles; Saturday, 10/29, James Hannington, Bishop, and his Companions, Martyrs, 1885. The prayers and readings for these feast days may be found at



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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