Pentecost-22 (Yr C) Nov 6, 2022


The Feast of All Saints

Holy Eucharist, Day of Change



Thank you for your Day of Change special donation to the

Food Pantry and support of the Sunday School luncheon.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Dayton, Ohio, November 6, 2022, 10:30am




Note: the service is being livestreamed and recorded and will be available on our Facebook page.


If you’re new to St. Mark’s please see an usher for a welcome packet so we might acknowledge your visit and include you on our email list for weekly updates and information regarding St. Mark’s and the Diocese of Southern Ohio. The RESTROOM is located to the right as you enter the building.


Throughout the service the people’s responses are in italics; directions are in bold italics.


If you prefer a gluten-free host please notify an usher prior to the service.




“Elegy”                                                  C. Hubert Parry


WELCOME:   The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor   


Please stand for the ringing of the bell and processional



“For all the saints”    (1-4)                                                                    The Hymnal 1982,  #287


 1         For all the saints, who from their labors rest,

            who thee by faith before the world confessed,

            thy Name, O Jesus, be for ever blessed.

                                    Alleluia, alleluia!


2          Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might:

            thou, Lord, their Captain in the well-fought fight;

            thou, in the darkness drear, the one true Light.

                                    Alleluia, alleluia!


3          O may thy soldiers, faithful, true, and bold,

            fight as the saints who nobly fought of old,

            and win, with them, the victor’s crown of gold.

                                    Alleluia, alleluia!


4          O blest communion, fellowship divine!

            We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;

            yet all are one in thee, for all are thine.

                                    Alleluia, alleluia!



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 God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting.  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:  In the first year of King Belshazzar of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head as he lay in bed. Then he wrote down the dream: I, Daniel, saw in my vision by night the four winds of heaven stirring up the great sea, and four great beasts came up out of the sea, different from one another. As for me, Daniel, my spirit was troubled within me, and the visions of my head terrified me. I approached one of the attendants to ask him the truth concerning all this. So he said that he would disclose to me the interpretation of the matter: “As for these four great beasts, four kings shall arise out of the earth. But the holy ones of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom for ever—for ever and ever.”      (7:1-3, 15-18)

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


Please stand 



Reader: Hallelujah! Sing to the Lord a new song; sing his praise in the congregation of the faithful.

Reader: Let Israel rejoice in his Maker; let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

Reader: Let them praise his Name in the dance; let them sing praise to him with timbrel and harp.

Reader: For the Lord takes pleasure in his people and adorns the poor with victory.

Reader: Let the faithful rejoice in triumph; let them be joyful on their beds.

Reader: Let the praises of God be in their throat and a two-edged sword in their hand;

Reader: To wreak vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples;

Reader: To bind their kings in chains and their nobles with links of iron;

Reader: To inflict on them the judgment decreed; this is glory for all his faithful people. Hallelujah!          (Ps 149)


Please be seated



Reader:  In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory. I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great

power. God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.      (1:11-23)

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

Please stand



“For thy dear saints”   (v. 1-3)                                                                    1982 Hymnal,  #279


1          For thy dear saints, O Lord,

                        who strove in thee to live,

            who followed thee, obeyed, adored,

                        our grateful hymn receive.


 2          They all in life and death,

                        with thee their Lord in view,

            learned from thy Holy Spirit’s breath

                        to suffer and to do.


 3          Thine earthly members fit

                        to join thy saints above,

            in one communion ever knit,

                        one fellowship of love.


Please stand



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

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Celebrant: Jesus looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets. But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. Woe to you who are full now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who are laughing now, for you will mourn and weep. Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets. But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. Do to others as you would have them do to you.                                                             (6:20-31)

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



“For thy dear saints”   (v. 4)                                                                        1982 Hymnal,  #279


4          Jesus, thy Name we bless,

                        and humbly pray that we

            may follow them in holiness,

                        who lived and died for thee.



Please be seated





Celebrant: Let us renew our baptismal covenant.

Celebrant: Do you believe in God the Father?

People: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

Celebrant: Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?

People: I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit  and born of the Virgin Mary.  He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead.  On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

Celebrant: Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?

People: I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the  forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

Celebrant: Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers? I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?  I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?  I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself? I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?  I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Grant, O Lord, that all who are baptized into the death of Jesus Christ your Son may live in the power of his resurrection and look for him to come again in glory; who lives and reigns now and for 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.


Note: The Prayers of the People are included in the Eucharistic Prayer this week.


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: Sharron Lewis-Watts (11/6), Stephanie Welch (11/8), Carol Williamson (11/9), and Wesley Walch (11/11); Anniversaries: David and Janet Reuter (11/12).


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.



“Shepherd Of My Soul”                              Lee Dengler                                  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.



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. And also with you.

Celebrant:  Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant:  Let us give thanks to the Lord  our God. It is right to give him thanks and praise.

Celebrant:  It is truly right to glorify you, Father, and to give you thanks; for you alone are God, living and true, dwelling in light inaccessible from before time and for ever.

Celebrant:  Fountain of life and source of all goodness, you made all things and fill them with your blessing; you created them to rejoice in the splendor of your radiance.

Celebrant:  Countless throngs of angels stand before you to serve you night and day; and, beholding the glory of your presence, they offer you unceasing praise. Joining with them, and giving voice to every creature under heaven, we acclaim you, and glorify your Name, as we sing,


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. 



Please stand or kneel


Celebrant: We acclaim you, holy Lord, glorious in power. Your mighty works reveal your wisdom and love. You formed us in your own image, giving the whole world into our care, so that, in obedience to you, our Creator, we might rule and serve all your creatures. When our disobedience took us far from you, you did not abandon us to the power of death. In your mercy you came to our help, so that in seeking you we might find you. Again and again you called us into covenant with you, and through the prophets you taught us to hope for salvation.

Celebrant:  Father, you loved the world so much that in the fullness of time you sent your only Son to be our Savior. Incarnate by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, he lived as one of us, yet without sin. To the poor he proclaimed the good news of salvation; to prisoners, freedom; to the sorrowful, joy. To fulfill your purpose he gave himself up to death; and, rising from the grave, destroyed death, and made the whole creation new.

Celebrant:  And, that we might live no longer for ourselves, but for him who died and rose for us, he sent the Holy Spirit, his own first gift for those who believe, to complete his work in the world, and to bring to fulfillment the sanctification of all.

 Celebrant: When the hour had come for him to be glorified by you, his heavenly Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end; at supper with them he took bread, and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, 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; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, 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: Father, we now celebrate this memorial of our redemption.  Recalling Christ’s death and his descent among the dead, proclaiming his resurrection and ascension to your right hand, awaiting his coming in glory; and offering to you, from the gifts you have given us, this bread and this cup, we praise you and we bless you.


All: We praise you, we bless you, we give thanks to you, and we pray to you, Lord our God.


Celebrant: Lord, we pray that in your goodness and mercy your Holy Spirit may descend upon

us, and upon these gifts, sanctifying them and showing them to be holy gifts for your holy people, the bread of life and the cup of salvation, the Body and Blood of your Son Jesus Christ.

Celebrant: Grant that all who share this bread and cup may become one body and one spirit, a living sacrifice in Christ, to the praise of your Name.


The assigned reader for the Prayers of the People reads the prayers

Reader:  Remember, Lord, your one holy catholic and apostolic Church, redeemed by the blood of your Christ. Reveal its unity, guard its faith, and preserve it in peace.

Reader:  Remember our priest, Rowena, and the clergy of our sister churches, our Bishop-Provisional, Wayne, and all bishops, and all who minister in your Church.

Reader:  Remember all your people, and those who seek your truth.

Reader:  Remember all who have died in the peace of Christ, and those whose faith is known to you alone; bring them into the place of eternal joy and light. We remember Deborah Anderson, Helen Brown, Mildred Browning, Dr. Richard Caldwell, Rosemary Capretta, Louise Carmen Davis, Bonnie Derrick, Gloria Farquhar, Peter Ferra, Jr., Edna Hayes, Jeanne Heitzman, Jeffrey Higgins, Mabel Hook, Mike Kingsley, Meghan Matthews-Mauk, Bob McMillan, Frances and Gerry Moody, Krista New, The Rev. Canon Anne W. Robbins, The Rev. Margaret Sammons, Joyce Shera, Jamison Shotts, Kathy Stahlam, Edna Kontny Warnock, Wanda Wells, Bambi Williams, Daniel Yoder.

Reader:  And grant that we may find our inheritance with the Blessed Virgin Mary, prophets, apostles, and martyrs, with St. Mark and with all the saints who have found favor with you in ages past. We praise you in union with them and give you glory through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

Celebrant:  Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ, all honor and glory are yours,      Almighty God and Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever.

All:  AMEN! (with gusto!)


Please stand



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



“Rejoice, ye pure in heart”                                                                           1982 Hymnal,  #556


1          Rejoice, ye pure in heart!

                        Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!

            Your glorious banner wave on high,

                        the cross of Christ your King.


Refrain:           Rejoice, rejoice,

                                    rejoice, give thanks, and sing.


2          With all the angel choirs,

                        with all the saints of earth,

            pour out the strains of joy and bliss,

                        true rapture, noblest mirth.     Refrain


3          Your clear hosannas raise,

                        and alleluias loud;

            while answering echoes upward float,

                        like wreaths of incense cloud.    Refrain


4          Yes, on through life’s long path,

                        still chanting as ye go,

            from youth to age, by night and day,

                        in gladness and in woe.    Refrain


5          Still lift your standard high,

                        still march in firm array,

            as warriors through the darkness toil,

                        till dawns the golden day.   Refrain


6          At last the march shall end;

                        the wearied ones shall rest;

            the pilgrims find their Father’s house,

                        Jerusalem the blest.     Refrain


7          Then on, ye pure in heart!

                        Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!

            Your glorious banner wave on high

                        the cross of Christ your King.  Refrain




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 . . .



“I sing a song of the saints of God”                                                      The Hymnal 1982,  #293


1          I sing a song of the saints of God,

            patient and brave and true,

            who toiled and fought and lived and died

            for the Lord they loved and knew.

            And one was a doctor, and one was a queen,

            and one was a shepherdess on the green:

            they were all of them saints of God and I mean,

            God helping, to be one too.


2          They loved their Lord so dear, so dear,

            and his love made them strong;

            and they followed the right, for Jesus’ sake,

            the whole of their good lives long.

            And one was a soldier, and one was a priest,

            and one was slain by a fierce wild beast;

            and there’s not any reason no, not the least,

            why I shouldn’t be one too.


3          They lived not only in ages past,

            there are hundreds of thousands still,

            the world is bright with the joyous saints

            who love to do Jesus’ will.

            You can meet them in school, or in lanes, or at sea,

            in church, or in trains, or in shops, or at tea,

            for the saints of God are just folk like me,

            and I mean to be one too.




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



“Fantasy On ‘Sine Nomine’”                Michael Bedford


THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given by the Mary-Anna and Gary Welch in honor of

Stephanie’s 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 Welch family in honor of Stephanie’s birthday.



Prayers for the Week of November 6:


FOR PEACE. For those who have died;


For all those who died by suicide: remembering especially teens and young adults who took their own lives this week; For the people of the Ukraine – and all nations striving for peace and just governance;


For medical and wellness practitioners, who are assisting people with mental, physical, and financial conditions and issues related to the Covid pandemic;


For the homeless: remembering especially those who lost their homes due to flooding and fires in this nation and around the world in recent weeks; and the homeless of Dayton;


For all those addicted to heroin, remembering especially the youth who died this week from overdose;


For our enemies; 


For the safety of all American military and civilian personnel where ever they serve, remembering especially all those serving at Wright-Patterson AFB;


For those who struggle with the basic necessities of life after natural catastrophic events, especially those misplaced by earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, drought, fire, mudslides, and tornadoes;


For those who suffer from a lack of water without which there can be no life, we remember especially the people of Jackson, MS;


For the work of Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) and for the millions of refugees and asylum seekers worldwide who wander the lands of the earth in search of safety, food, water, employment, and family, and whose suffering is greater than we can ever know.


For those in our prayer cycles: in the Anglican cycle of prayer, we pray for The Church of England; in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for St. Philip’s, Columbus, Christ Church, Ironton, St. Edward’s, Columbus;


For St. Mark’s Families in our parish prayer cycle.


For those celebrating birthdays.


For those celebrating wedding anniversaries.


For those on our parish prayer list.


For those who suffer from illness, grief, or any other adversity.


For faithful animal companions and those who care for all animals.



For 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 Jim Rudd

Acolyte(s):  Gary 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




Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Voice: Laura Leach, as available

Ushers:  Carol Williamson and Tony Rubino

Acolyte(s):  Jackie Hoskinson and Will Day

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers: OT/PS: Jim Rudd, EP/POP: Elizabeth Wagner-Weber

Chalice Bearers: Carol Williamson and Elizabeth Wagner-Weber

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

Tech/Facebook Live: Katherine Wagner

Counters: Carol Nancarrow and Dave Reuter

Altar Guild: Norma Peachey and Ginny Tuxhorn

Coffee Hour Host(s): Carol Williamson

Open/Close: Wagner/Reuter

Candle Dedication: Carol Williamson

Altar Flowers: Carol Williamson



Happening this Week at St. Mark’s:


THIS SUNDAY (All Saints’ Sunday, Day of Change, November 6):  HOLY EUCHARIST and DAY OF CHANGE COLLECTION 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 “Gifts for Life” FUNDRAISING SOUP LUNCHEON, after worship, Community Room; DSO BISHOP’S SEARCH LISTENING SESSION, 3pm, St. Margaret’s


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, (no Luke Study this day)


WEDNESDAYPARISH OFFICE CLOSED (Rowena+ out of town Wed.-Sat.)





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


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


NEXT SUNDAY (23 Pentecost, November 13): HOLY EUCHARIST and CANTERBURY COURT SPEAKER AND 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 DAY OF CHANGE is THIS 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!).


SUNDAY SCHOOL KIDS HOSTING FUNDRAISING LUNCH: THIS 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.


LISTENING SESSION: DSO BISHOP SEARCH: Please consider joining The Rev. Rowena MacGregor at St. Margaret’s at 3pm THIS Sunday, November 6 to participate in a Listening Session for the DSO Bishop’s Search Process. Can’t make that date? There are many dates and places to participate. See the list and register here: 


CANTERBURY COURT SPEAKER AND COLLECTION: In an effort to revive the missional work of the congregation at Canterbury Court since the pandemic slowed things down, St. Mark’s will host a guest speaker and have a special collection NEXT Sunday, November 13.  See the St. Mark’s e-newsletter of Nov. 4 for list of suggested donations.


ADVENT SERIES: AN INCARNATIONAL JOURNEY: This Advent season, join us as we explore what it means to be spiritual beings having human experiences. Jesus came to teach us this, to show us the Way of Love and how to be wholly human. As we prepare for his birth, we will contemplate our own formation, together.  with Amy Howton & Miriam McKenney on Sundays from 7-8:30pm; November 27 – December 18. Amy is in her 4th year as the director of Becoming Beloved Community (BBC) for the DSO and is a gifted group facilitator; she led a Zoom vestry retreat for St. Mark’s in 2021. Miriam is an educator and also works with Forward Movement; she is deeply involved in the work of BBC as an instructor and contributor. The Zoom link will be shared close to the first gathering. Register at the link on the DSO Formation E-Newsletter. Rowena+ will be attending this offering and encourages the people of St. Mark’s to participate as well.


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 through Sunday, December 11. Please leave your donations in the designated collection basket 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! for the donations already received, including those from the TOPS ladies (who rent our space on Tuesday mornings). 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 REV. ROWENA MACGREGOR will be out of town visiting her mother in NC from Tuesday evening through Saturday, November 9-12. Please contact Libby Nicholson, Sr. Warden, in the case of a pastoral emergency; The Rev. Cn. Jack Koepke is providing pastoral coverage.



The Community of St. Mark’s Classifieds:


STEWARDSHIP UPDATE: Two goals for this year’s stewardship campaign are 36 pledges and a total amount pledged of $150,000. We have received 31 pledges (86% of goal) and a total amount pledged of $125,608 (84% of goal) to date. A third goal is to increase the total amount pledged from last year by 10%. For the 31 pledges received to date, the increase in their total amount pledged from last year is 7%. We have 8 families who pledged last year but have not responded this year to date. If you would like to pledge but have not yet done so, please submit your pledge ASAP and help our parish achieve its three goals. Thank all of you for your generous support. Jim Rudd, Stewardship Chair


WELCOME: Carol Williamson to the Usher Team!






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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B – 26 to 100 average weekend attendance.



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