Pentecost-5 (Yr C) Jul 10, 2022


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.



Aria in F”           George Friedrich Handel


WELCOME: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor


Please stand for the ringing of the bell and processional.



“At the name of Jesus”   (verses 1-3)                The Hymnal 1982,  #435


1  At the Name of Jesus

          every knee shall bow,

     every tongue confess him

          King of glory now;

     ’tis the Father’s pleasure

          we should call him Lord

     who from the beginning

          was the mighty Word.


2  Humbled for a season,

          to receive a Name

     from the lips of sinners,

          unto whom he came,

     faithfully he bore it

          spotless to the last,

     brought it back victorious,

          when from death he passed;


3  bore it up triumphant,

          with its human light,

     through all ranks of creatures,

          to the central height,

     to the throne of Godhead,

          to the Father’s breast;

     filled it with the glory

          of that perfect rest.



The Liturgy of the Word


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: O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.



“Psalm 100”                 Lift Every Voice & Sing, #278 


The people will sing the refrain, and the Cantor will sing verses 1 and 4.


All: Serve the Lord with gladness, alleluia.



Please be seated



Reader:  This is what the Lord God showed me: the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand. And the Lord said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said, “See, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel; I will never again pass them by; the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste, and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.” Then Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent to King Jeroboam of Israel, saying, “Amos has conspired against you in the very center of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his words. For thus Amos has said, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel must go into exile away from his land.'” And Amaziah said to Amos, “O seer, go, flee away to the land of Judah, earn your bread there, and prophesy there; but never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king’s sanctuary, and it is a temple of the kingdom.” Then Amos answered Amaziah, “I am no prophet, nor a prophet’s son; but I am a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees, and the Lord took me from following the flock, and the Lord said to me, `Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’ “Now therefore hear the word of the Lord. You say, `Do not prophesy against Israel, and do not preach against the house of Isaac.’ Therefore thus says the Lord: `Your wife shall become a prostitute in the city, and your sons and your daughters shall fall by the sword, and your land shall be parceled out by line; you yourself shall die in an unclean land, and Israel shall surely go into exile away from its land.'”(7:7-17)       

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


Please stand 



Reader: God takes his stand in the council of heaven;
he gives judgment in the midst of the gods:

Reader: “How long will you judge unjustly,
and show favor to the wicked?

Reader: Save the weak and the orphan;
defend the humble and needy;

Reader: Rescue the weak and the poor;
deliver them from the power of the wicked.

Reader: They do not know, neither do they understand;
they go about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

Reader: Now I say to you, ‘You are gods, and all of you children of the Most High;

Nevertheless, you shall die like mortals, and fall like any prince.'”

Reader: Arise, O God, and rule the earth,
for you shall take all nations for your own.   (PS 82)                            


Please be seated



Reader: Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

To the saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ in Colossae:  Grace to you and peace from God our Father.  In our prayers for you we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. You have heard of this hope before in the word of the truth, the gospel that has come to you. Just as it is bearing fruit and growing in the whole world, so it has been bearing fruit among yourselves from the day you heard it and truly comprehended the grace of God. This you learned from Epaphras, our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf, and he has made known to us your love in the Spirit. For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God. May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.   (1:1-14)

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

Please stand



“O Love of God”  (verses 1-3)                  The Hymnal 1982,  #455


1. O Love of God, how strong and true,

eternal and yet ever new;

uncomprehended and unbought,

beyond all knowledge and all thought.


2. O wide embracing, wondrous Love,

we read thee in the sky above;

we read thee in the earth below,

in seas that swell and streams that flow.


3. We read thee best in him who came

to bear for us the cross of shame,

sent by the Father from on high,

our life to live, our death to die.



Please stand



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

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Celebrant: Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.” But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, `Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.’ Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”           (10:25-37)

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



“O Love of God”  (verses 4)                             The Hymnal 1982,  #455


4. We read thy power to bless and save

e’en in the darkness of the grave;

still more in resurrection light

we read the fullness of they might.



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:  Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, all ministers of the gospel, that they may preach the word boldly and without apology. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:  Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, all the leaders of nations, that they may be unrelenting in their quest for peace. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:   Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, all the suffering peoples of this world, especially those who suffer for doing right. Lord, hear our prayer.  

Reader:   Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, those among us who experience desolation, especially those for whom God seems most remote. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader: Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, all those who are sick or suffer from any adversity, remembering all those named on the parish prayer list: Wayne, Don, Carol S, Ruby, Howard, the Darnell family, Judy, Juanita, Rob, Mary, George, and Vern; that they may find solace and peace in you. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader: Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, all those who have died, remembering especially all those who died in violence in our nation this month, that your will for them may be fulfilled; and may they share with all your saints in your eternal kingdom. Lord, hear our prayer.

All:  Gracious God, it is in the power of your abundant and life-giving Spirit that we call upon you in prayer. Deepen our hope in your presence and your promise; hear us in your tender love, now and forever.  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.

REMAINING IN THEIR PEWS,  the congregation offers the peace of God to one another.


Please be seated







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.   (Rev. 4:11)


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.



“Great is Thy Faithfulness”   Craig Courtney


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 line up in the center aisle; at your turn approach the Celebrant to receive the Host. To receive the sacrament, which will be given in one kind only, please line up in the center aisle keeping at least six feet between households; at your turn approach the Celebrant. Return to your seat via the side aisles.

Those not receiving the sacrament 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,  #858


All: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power 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.  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!)


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.



“Christ our Passover”      Wonder, Love & Praise,  #866


All: Alleluia. Alleluia.  Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us; Therefore let us keep

the feast. Alleluia. Alleluia.  Alleluia.




Celebrant: The Gifts of God for the People of God.

The people may now come forward to receive the Sacrament.




(to be said by those at home)


Blessed Jesus, with your faithful people at every altar of your church where the Holy Eucharist is now being celebrated, I offer my praise and thanksgiving.  Since I cannot receive you today in the Sacrament of your Body and Blood, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart.  Cleanse and strengthen me with your grace, Lord Jesus, and let me never be separated from you.  May I live in you, and you in me, in this life and the life to come.  Amen.


Please stand



“What wondrous love is this”                           The Hymnal 1982,  #439


1  What wondrous love is this,

          O my soul, O my soul!

     What wondrous love is this,

          O my soul!

     What wondrous love is this

     that caused the Lord of bliss

          to lay aside his crown

              for my soul, for my soul,

          to lay aside his crown for my soul.



2  To God and to the Lamb,

          I will sing, I will sing,

     to God and to the Lamb,

          I will sing.

     To God and to the Lamb

     who is the great I AM,

          while millions join the theme,

              I will sing, I will sing,

          while millions join the theme I will sing.



3  And when from death I’m free,

          I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on,

     and when from death I’m free,

          I’ll sing on.

     And when from death I’m free

     I’ll sing and joyful be,

          and through eternity

              I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on,

          and through eternity I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on.




Celebrant:  Let us pray.  Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood.  Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord. Amen.



Celebrant: 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.

Celebrant: May those who receive it from you be strengthened and encouraged in our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.



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



“Glorious things of thee are spoken”                         The Hymnal 1982,  #522


1  Glorious things of thee are spoken,

        Zion, city of our God;

    he whose word cannot be broken

        formed thee for his own abode;

    on the Rock of Ages founded,

        what can shake thy sure repose?

    With salvation’s walls surrounded,

        thou may’st smile at all thy foes.


2  See! the streams of living waters,

        springing from eternal love,

    well supply thy sons and daughters

        and all fear of want remove.

    Who can faint, when such a river

        ever will their thirst assuage?

    Grace which, like the Lord, the giver

        never fails from age to age.


3  Round each habitation hovering,

        see the cloud and fire appear

    for a glory and a covering,

        showing that the Lord is near.

    Thus deriving from their banner,

        light by night, and shade by day,

    safe they feed upon the manna

        which he gives them when they pray.


 4  Blest inhabitants of Zion,

        washed in the Redeemer’s blood!

    Jesus, whom their souls rely on,

        makes them kings and priests to God.

    ’Tis his love his people raises

        over self to reign as kings:

    and as priests, his solemn praises

        each for a thank-offering brings.




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



“Aria in D”                            George Friedrich Handel



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 Rev. Rowena MacGregor in loving memory of her father, The Rev. Thomas A. Gregg.


THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given today by Fred and Phyllis Berta in celebration of the birthdays of both Fred and their great granddaughter, Penelope.






Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Ushers:  Wayne Harper, Tony Rubino

Acolyte: Stephanie Welch

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers:

                                                   OT/PS: Elizabeth Wagner;

                                                   EP/POP: Carol Williamson

Chalice Bearers: Elizabeth Wagner and Jim Rudd

Eucharistic Minister (Home Communions): Carol Williamson

Tech/Facebook Live: Gary Welch, Mary-Anna Welch

Counters: Carol Nancarrow, Kendall Rubino

Altar Guild: Janet Reuter, Mary-Anna Welch, Stephanie Welch

Open/Close: Welch/Rubino




Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Ushers:  Wayne Harper, Dave Reuter

Acolyte: Jackie Hoskinson

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers:

                                                   OT/PS: Elizabeth Wagner;

                                                   EP/POP: Gary Welch

Chalice Bearers: Kendall Rubino and Carol Williamson

Eucharistic Minister (Home Communions): Carol Williamson

Tech/Facebook Live: TJ. Walch, Mary-Anna Welch

Counters: Rubino/Rudd

Altar Guild: Janet Reuter, Mary-Anna Welch, Stephanie Welch

Open/Close: Welch/Rudd

Altar Flowers: Johnson

Candle: Johnson



Events at St. Mark’s this Week


THIS SUNDAY (Pentecost 5, July 10): HOLY EUCHARIST, 10:30am, in-person and on Facebook Live.


MONDAY:  PARISH OFFICE, 10am-1pm; SAA MEETING, 6:30am, Lounge;  AA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall


TUESDAY:  PARISH OFFICE, 10am-1pm; TOPS MEETING, 10am, Lounge; NA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall


WEDNESDAY:  PARISH OFFICE, 10am-1pm; there are no events scheduled this day.


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


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


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


NEXT SUNDAY (Pentecost 6, July 17): HOLY EUCHARIST – HUNGER SUNDAY, 10:30am, in-person and on Facebook Live.



Places to be, things to do


SOFTBALL IN JULY: The upcoming softball games are THIS Tuesday, July 12 on diamond #2 and next Tuesday, July 19 on diamond #3.


HUNGER SUNDAY COMING UP! Don’t forget to bring non-perishable goods for St. Paul’s Food Pantry this week or next, for the Sunday, July 17 collection. (Be sure to check the expiration dates.)



The Community of St. Mark’s Classifieds


NEW OFFICE HOURS: As of Monday, July 11, the parish office hours will be Monday-Thursday, 10am-1pm.  The office will be closed on Fridays. Pastoral emergencies (hospitalizations, deaths, or emotional or family crises, etc.) are to be directed to The Rev. Rowena MacGregor at 570-404-2025 or the Sr. Warden: Libby Nicholson, 570-232-9669 and not left as messages on the answering machine.


THE SUNDAY READINGS can be found at  The readings for

Sunday, July 17 are: Amos 7:7-17, Psalm 82, Colossians 1:1-14, Luke 10:25-37. Reading at least the gospel lesson in preparation for worship can be a useful spiritual practice.


CANTERBURY COURT is looking for someone to teach a “Make it and Take it” class for their residents on Monday, August 15. It’s a small class of only 10 students and is expected to last about an hour.  If you’re interested or would like more information, please contact Jim Rudd.


THE VESTRY will not meet in July as is traditional for St. Mark’s.



Lesser Feasts and Fasts


RECOMMENDED FEAST DAY TO OBSERVE THIS WEEK: Monday, July 11, is the feast of Benedict of Nursia, Abbot of Monte Cassino, c. 540. Benedict is generally accounted the father of western monasticism. He was born about 480, at Nursia in central Italy, and was educated at Rome. Benedict’s disapproval of the manners and morals of Rome led him to a vocation of monastic seclusion. Gradually, a community grew up around Benedict. Sometime between 525 and 530, he moved south with some of his disciples to Monte Cassino, midway between Rome and Naples, where he established another community, and, about 540, composed his monastic Rule. He does not appear to have been ordained or to have contemplated the founding of an “order.” He died between 540 and 550. No personality or text in the history of monasticism, has occasioned more studies than Benedict and his rule. Benedict’s firm but reasonable rule has been the basic source document from which most later monastic rules were derived. Its average day provides for a little over four hours to be spent in liturgical prayer, a little over five hours in spiritual reading, about six hours of work, one hour for eating, and about eight hours of sleep. The entire Psalter is to be recited in the Divine Office once every week. In the Anglican Communion today, the rules of many religious orders are influenced by Benedict’s rule.


Almighty and everlasting God, your precepts are the wisdom of a loving Father: give us grace, following the teaching and example of your servant Benedict, to walk with loving and willing hearts in the school of the Lord’s service; let your ears be open to our prayers; and prosper with your blessing the work of our hands; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.  (Holy Women, Holy Men)


Other feasts days this week: Nathan Soderblom, Archbishop of Uppsala and Ecumenist, 1931, July 12; Conrad Weiser, Witness to Peace and Reconciliation, 1790, July 12; Samson Occum, Witness to the Faith in New England, 1792, July 14; and “The Righteous Gentiles,” July 16.




Prayers for the Week of July 10


FOR PEACE.  For those who have died; For all our brothers and sisters who have died by violence in our nation, remembering especially those killed by gun violence in over the 4th of July holiday weekend in Highland Park, IL, Chicago, New York City, Kansas City, MO, Richmond, VA, Haltom City, TX, and Kenosha, WI; For all those who have committed suicide: remembering especially teens and young adults who took their own lives this week; For the people of Ukraine: for refugees, for those who have died and  those who grieve, for those in the military defending the sovereignty of this nation; For those affected by  natural disasters; 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 the homeless of Dayton; For all those addicted to heroin, remembering especially those 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, flooding, drought, fire, mudslides, and tornadoes; For the millions of refugees worldwide who wander the lands of the earth 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 the Province of Uganda;  in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for All Saints, New Albany, St. Matthew’s, Westerville, St. Phillips, Circleville;


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


For those celebrating birthdays;


For those celebrating wedding anniversaries;


For those on our parish prayer list;


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


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


For the mission work of this congregation: CARE House, Canterbury Court, St. Paul’s UMC Food Pantry, Becoming Beloved Community Initiative, Hope 4Riverside; and for the non-profit groups who use our Community Building;  For our Diocesan Bishops: for our Provisional Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Wayne Smith; 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 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.



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

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

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 The Rev. Rowena MacGregor facilitates various adult educational/spiritual development offerings (Zoom).  Be sure to check the Sunday bulletin for times and dates of her most recent programs.







Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – noon



The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor, Priest-In-Charge



Katherine Wagner, Parish Administrator


Donna Larsen, Music Director


Libby Nicholson, Senior Warden

Kendall Rubino, Junior Warden


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