Pentecost-21 (Yr C) Oct 30, 2022


A Celebration of Holy Eucharist

The 21st Sunday after Pentecost





St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Dayton, Ohio, October 30, 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.


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.




“Foundation”                                        Bonnie Barrett


WELCOME:   The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor   


Please stand for the ringing of the bell and processional



“Rise up, ye saints of God”                                                                   The Hymnal 1982,  #551


1          Rise up, ye saints of God!

                        Have done with lesser things,

            give heart and soul and mind and strength

                        to serve the King of kings.



2          Rise up, ye saints of God!

                        His kingdom tarries long:

            Lord, bring the day of truth and love

                        and end the night of wrong.



3          Lift high the cross of Christ!

                        Tread where his feet have trod;

            and quickened by the Spirit’s power,

                        rise up, ye saints of God!



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 merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for 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:  The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw. O Lord, how long shall I cry for help,
and you will not listen? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save? Why do you make me see wrong-doing and look at trouble? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise. So the law becomes slack and justice never prevails. The wicked surround the righteous– therefore judgment comes forth perverted. I will stand at my watch post, and station myself on the rampart; I will keep watch to see what he will say to me, and what he will answer concerning my complaint. Then the Lord answered me and said: Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so that a runner may read it. For there is still a vision for the appointed time; it speaks of the end, and does not lie. If it seems to tarry, wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay. Look at the proud! Their spirit is not right in them, but the righteous live by their faith.       (1:1-4;2:1-4)

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


Please stand    



Reader: You are righteous, O Lord, and upright are your judgments.

Reader: You have issued your decrees with justice and in perfect faithfulness.

Reader: My indignation has consumed me, because my enemies forget your words.

Reader: Your word has been tested to the uttermost, and your servant holds it dear.

Reader: I am small and of little account, yet I do not forget your commandments.

Reader: Your justice is an everlasting justice and your law is the truth.

Reader: Trouble and distress have come upon me, yet your commandments are my delight.

Reader: The righteousness of your decrees is everlasting; grant me understanding, that I may live.    (Ps 119:137-144)                                                                                                   


Please be seated



Reader:  Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of everyone of you for one another is increasing. Therefore we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith during all your persecutions and the afflictions that you are enduring. To this end we always pray for you, asking that our God will make you worthy of his call and will fulfill by his power every good resolve and work of faith, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.      (1:1-4, 11-12)

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

Please stand



“O Spirt of Life, O Spirit of God”  (v. 1-3)                                                    1982 Hymnal,  #505


1          O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God,

            in every need thou bringest aid;

            thou comest forth from God’s great throne,

            from God, the Father and the Son;

            O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God.


2          O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God,

            increase our faith in our dear Lord;

            unless thy grace the power should give,

            none can believe in Christ and live;

            O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God.


3          O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God,

            make us to love thy sacred word;

            the holy flame of love impart,

            that charity may warm each heart;

            O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God.


Please stand



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

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Celebrant: Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way. When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him. All who saw it began to grumble and said, “He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.” Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.” Then Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.”        (19:1-10)

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



“O Spirt of Life, O Spirit of God”  (v. 4)                                                       1982 Hymnal,  #505


4          O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God,

            enlighten us by that same word;

            teach us to know the Father’s love,

            and his dear Son, who reigns above;

            O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God.



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:  Let us thank God whom we worship here in the beauty of holiness. (A moment of silence is observed.)

Reader: Eternal God, the heaven of heavens cannot contain you, much less the walls of temples made with hands. Graciously receive our thanks for this place, and accept the work of our hands, offered to your honor and glory.

Reader: For the Church universal, of which these visible buildings are the symbol; we thank you, Lord.

Reader: For your presence whenever two or three have gathered together in your name, we thank you, Lord.

Reader: For this place where we may be still and know that you are God, we thank you, Lord.

Reader: For making us your children by adoption and grace, and refreshing us day by day with the bread of life, we thank you, Lord.

Reader: For the knowledge of your will and the grace to perform it, we thank you, Lord.

Reader: For the fulfilling of our desires and petitions as you see best for us, we thank you, Lord.

Reader: For the pardon of our sins, which restores us to the company of your faithful people, we thank you, Lord.

Reader: For the blessing of our vows and crowning of our years with your goodness, we thank you, Lord.

Reader: For the faith of those who have gone before us and for our encouragement by their perseverance, we thank you, Lord.

Reader: For the fellowship of St. Mark’s and all your saints, we thank you, Lord.

Reader: We remember before you, O Lord, your one holy, catholic and apostolic church, this nation and the world, the Dayton community, all those on the parish prayer list this week, and those in our parish for whom our prayers are requested: Mary-Anna, Linda, Libby, the Berta family, Wayne, Don, Carol and the Sharp family, Ruby, the Phillips family, the Darnell family, Judy, Juanita, Rob, Mary, George, and Vern, and all who have died.

Celebrant: Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty; for everything in heaven and on earth is yours.

Celebrant: Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; and you are exalted as head over all. 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: Phyllis Berta and Jennifer Phillips (10/30), and Ginny Tuxhorn and Mary-Anna Welch (11/5).


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.



“When We Gather At The Table”             Joel Raney                                      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:  Almighty God, on this day we gather the pledges of support for your Church for the coming year. We offer these financial promises to you in the spirit of reciprocity between you, O Lord, and your people: Your daily gifts to us in the course of our lives, and our joyful offering of acknowledgment and thanksgiving given out our material abundance.

Jim: We give thanks for this community of the faithful and for the opportunity given to us to support its ministries; for those whose lives have been touched by your Spirit through the mission work of your people and ministries of this parish.

Jim: We offer thanks for those who are responding to your creative grace by pledging for the first time; that their lives may continue to be blessed and a blessing to others.

Jim: We offer thanks for those who have been able to increase their financial commitment to St. Mark’s; that their lives may continue to be blessed and a blessing to others.

Jim: For those who are tithing, and those who are giving proportionally at a level that is spiritually satisfying for them; that their lives may continue to be blessed and a blessing to others.

Jim: For those whose lives are in transition or turmoil and who feel they cannot pledge, but who continue to be a vital part of the St. Mark’s community; that their lives may continue to be blessed and a blessing to others.

Jim: For the stewardship committee whose work created the opportunity for the people of St. Mark’s to make their pledges in support of your Church; that their work may bless the community in the year to come.

Jim: That each one of us, and your whole Church, be faithful to the call of worship and service in Jesus Christ; we ask for your continuing guidance.

Celebrant: We pray that these pledges of financial support for St. Mark’s may provide for the continued good work of ministry in this parish, rooted in Holy Scripture, the long tradition of the Church, the great cloud of witnesses of the Saints, the ongoing revelations of the Holy Spirit, the teachings and prophetic call of Jesus Christ, and the continual blessings of God Almighty; we give you thanks O Lord. 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



“Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing”                                                             1982 Hymnal,  #334


1          Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing,

            worship, thanks, devotion voicing;

                        glory be to God on high!

            Christ, your cross and passion sharing,

            by this Eucharist declaring

                        yours the final victory.


2          Scattered flock, one shepherd sharing,

            lost and lonely, one voice hearing,

                        ears attentive to your word;

            by your Blood new life receiving,

            in your Body, firm believing,

                        we are yours, and you the Lord.


3          Sins forgiven, wrongs forgiving, we

            go forth alert and living

                        in your Spirit, strong and free.

            Partners in your new creation,

            seeking peace in every nation,

                        may we faithful followers be.



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 . . .



“God is working his purpose out”  (v. 1, Laura Leach, solo; v. 2-4, congregation)                                                                 The Hymnal 1982,  #534


1          God is working his purpose out

                        as year succeeds to year:

            God is working his purpose out,

                        and the time is drawing near;

            nearer and nearer draws the time,

                        the time that shall surely be,

            when the earth shall be filled with the glory of God

                        as the waters cover the sea.


2          From utmost east to utmost west,

                        wherever foot hath trod,

            by the mouth of many messengers

                        goes forth the voice of God;

            give ear to me, ye continents,

                        ye isles, give ear to me,

            that the earth may be filled with the glory of God

                        as the waters cover the sea.


3          March we forth in the strength of God,

                        with the banner of Christ unfurled,

            that the light of the glorious gospel of truth

                        may shine throughout the world:

            fight we the fight with sorrow and sin

                        to set their captives free,

            that the earth may be filled with the glory of God

                        as the waters cover the sea.


4          All we can do is nothing worth

                        unless God blesses the deed;

            vainly we hope for the harvest-tide

                        till God gives life to the seed;

            yet nearer and nearer draws the time,

                        the time that shall surely be,

            when the earth shall be filled with the glory of God

                        as the waters cover the sea.




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



“XV From ‘15 Preludes For Organ’”    Harold Rohlig


THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given by the Berta’s in honor or Phyllis’ birthday.


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

indicate and honor the eternal presence of Christ and has been dedicated this week by the Berta’s in honor or Phyllis’ birthday.


Prayers for the Week of October 30:


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, and all who continue to minister to them;


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 Chile; in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for Trinity, Troy, St. Barnabas, Montgomery, St. John’s, Cambridge.


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 companions; 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:  Ginny Tuxhorn and Jim Rudd

Acolyte(s):  Elizabeth Wagner-Weber

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




Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Voice: Laura Leach, as available

Ushers:  Dave Reuter and Jim Rudd

Acolyte(s):  Gary and Stephanie Welch

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers:

                              OT/PS: Judy Rudd

                              EP/POP: Don Nancarrow

Chalice Bearers: Kendall Rubino and Jim Rudd

Eucharistic Minister (Home Communions):

                                    Carol Williamson, as available

Tech/Facebook Live: TJ Walch

Counters: Jim Rudd and Gary Welch

Altar Guild: Norma Peachey and Ginny Tuxhorn

Coffee Hour Hosts: Sunday School Fundraising Soup Luncheon

Open/Close: Wagner/Rudd

Candle Dedication: Welch Family

Altar Flowers: Welch Family



Happening this Week at St. Mark’s:


THIS 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 (Last day to turn in names for All Saints’ necrology.)


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




THURSDAY:  PARISH OFFICE, 10am-1pm; SAA MEETING, 7:30pm, COIN CLUB, 7:30pm, Parish Hall


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


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


NEXT SUNDAY (All Saints’ Sunday, Day of Change, November 6): HOLY EUCHARIST and 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; SUNDAY SCHOOL FUNDRAISING SOUP LUNCHEON, after worship, Community Room



Places to be, things to do:


THE 2023 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN CONCLUDES THIS SUNDAY: Everything we have is a gift from God. Christian stewards serve God out of love and gratitude for those gifts, knowing that it’s not how much we have but what we do with it that counts. Consider sharing your gift with those less fortunate than yourself by supporting St. Mark’s parish and its mission to do God’s work. May your gift be proportional to the amount of your blessings. Please submit your pledge by THIS Sunday, October 30, to allow it to be included with others as a special offering during our worship service on this day.   -Jim Rudd, Stewardship Chair


COFFEE HOUR THIS WEEK:  THANK YOU! to Fred and Phyllis Berta who are hosting coffee hour THIS week, Sunday, October 30, 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!


LAST CALL FOR ALL SAINTS’ NECROLOGY: THIS Sunday, October 30 is the final day to submit names of those who have died in the last year to be included in the bulletin for the Feast of All Saints’ which will be celebrated NEXT Sunday, November 6.


SUNDAY SCHOOL KIDS HOSTING FUNDRAISING LUNCH: NEXT Sunday, November 6, 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. Meal includes chili and soup, cornbread, homemade bread, and brownies for a suggested donation of $5.


THE DAY OF CHANGE is NEXT 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!).


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. If you are so moved, 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.


***FINAL NOTICE:  PRAYER LIST: 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, November 6 are: Haggai 1:15b-2:9, Psalm 145:1-5, 18-22, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17, Luke 20:27-38. Reading at least the gospel lesson in preparation for worship can be a useful spiritual practice.


FEASTS TO OBSERVE THIS WEEK: Tuesday, 11/1, The Feast of All Saints; Wednesday, 11/2, All Souls/All The Faithfully Departed; Thursday, 11/3, Richard Hooker, Priest and Theologian, 1600. 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,

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Libby Nicholson – Senior Warden,

Kendall Rubino – Junior Warden,




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