Pentecost-6 (Yr C) Jul 17, 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.




Allegretto”           Clement Loret


WELCOME: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor


Please stand for the ringing of the bell and processional.



“Jesus came adored by angels”                            The Hymnal 1982,  #454


1. Jesus came, adored by angels,

came with peace from realms on high;

Jesus came for our redemption,

lowly came on earth to die:

Alleluia, alleluia! came in deep humility.


2. Jesus comes again in mercy,

when our hearts are bowed with care:

Jesus comes again in answer

to our earnest heart-felt prayer;

Alleluia, alleluia! comes to save us from despair.


3. Jesus comes to hearts rejoicing,

bringing news of sins forgiven;

Jesus comes in sounds of gladness,

leading souls redeemed to heaven;

Alleluia, alleluia! now the gate of death is riven.


4. Jesus comes on clouds triumphant,

when the heavens shall pass away;

Jesus comes again in glory;

let us then our homage pay:

Alleluia, alleluia! till the dawn of endless day.



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: Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son 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.


Cantor: O be joyful in the Lord all ye lands; serve the Lord with gladness and come before his presence with a song.

All: Serve the Lord with gladness, alleluia.


Cantor: For the Lord is gracious; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth from generation to generation.

All: Serve the Lord with gladness, alleluia.


Please be seated



Reader:  This is what the Lord God showed me– a basket of summer fruit. He said, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A basket of summer fruit.” Then the Lord said to me, “The end has come upon my people Israel; I will never again pass them by. The songs of the temple shall become wailings in that day,” says the Lord God; “the dead bodies shall be many, cast out in every place. Be silent!” Hear this, you that trample on the needy, and bring to ruin the poor of the land, saying, “When will the new moon be over so that we may sell grain; and the sabbath, so that we may offer wheat for sale? We will make the ephah small and the shekel great, and practice deceit with false balances, buying the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, and selling the sweepings of the wheat.” The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob:

Surely I will never forget any of their deeds. Shall not the land tremble on this account, and everyone mourn who lives in it, and all of it rise like the Nile, and be tossed about and sink again, like the Nile of Egypt? On that day, says the Lord God, I will make the sun go down at noon, and darken the earth in broad daylight. I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; I will bring sackcloth on all loins, and baldness on every head; I will make it like the mourning for an only son, and the end of it like a bitter day. The time is surely coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine on the land; not a famine of bread, or a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord, but they shall not find it.           (8:1-12)

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


Please stand    



Reader: You tyrant, why do you boast of wickedness against the godly all day long?

Reader: You plot ruin; your tongue is like a sharpened razor, O worker of deception.

Reader: You love evil more than good and lying more than speaking the truth.

Reader: You love all words that hurt, O you deceitful tongue.

Reader: Oh, that God would demolish you utterly, topple you, and snatch you from your dwelling, and root you out of the land of the living!

Reader: The righteous shall see and tremble, and they shall laugh at him, saying,

Reader: “This is the one who did not take God for a refuge,  but trusted in great wealth and relied upon wickedness.”

Reader: But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

Reader: I will give you thanks for what you have done and declare the goodness of your Name in the presence of the godly.          (PS 52)                            


Please be seated



Reader: Christ Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers– all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross. And you who were once estranged and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his fleshly body through death, so as to present you holy and blameless and irreproachable before him– provided that you continue securely established and steadfast in the faith, without shifting from the hope promised by the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven. I, Paul, became a servant of this gospel. I am now rejoicing in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am completing what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church. I became its servant according to God’s commission that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, the mystery that has been hidden throughout the ages and generations but has now been revealed to his saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. It is he whom we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone in all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.        (1:15-28)

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

Please stand



“Praise to the living God!”  (verses 1-3)                             The Hymnal 1982,  #372


1  Praise to the living God!

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

    for ay the same.

    The one eternal God ere aught that now appears:

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


2  Formless, all lovely forms declare his loveliness;

    holy, no holiness of earth can his express.

    Lo, he is Lord of all.

   Creation speaks his praise, and everywhere above, below,

        his will obeys.


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

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

    Established is his law, and changeless it shall stand,

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



Please stand



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

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Celebrant: As Jesus and his disciples went on their way, Jesus entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”                                               (10:38-42)

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



“Praise to the living God!”  (verse 4)                            The Hymnal 1982,  #372


4  Eternal life hath he implanted in the soul;

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

    Praise to the living God!

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

    for ay the same.



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: the Berta family, 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.

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.



“Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life” William Gardiner


Please stand



Celebrant:  Let us pray.  Most Holy God, the author of life and creator of all that is, receive and bless my offering this day; that the currency of worldly value may become the currency of transformation through the worship  and work of this community. Amen.



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

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



The Liturgy of the Table


To receive the sacrament, please  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



“We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing”                      The Hymnal 1982,  #433


1 We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;

       he chastens and hastens his will to make known;

   the wicked oppressing now cease from distressing:

       sing praises to his Name; he forgets not his own.



2 Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,

       ordaining, maintaining his kingdom divine;

   so from the beginning the fight we were winning:

       thou, Lord, wast at our side: all glory be thine!



3 We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant,

       and pray that thou still our defender wilt be.

   Let thy congregation escape tribulation:

       thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!




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:….. +And may the blessing . . .



“Alleluia! sing to Jesus!”   (verses 1-3)                The Hymnal 1982,  #460


1   Alleluia! sing to Jesus! his the scepter, his the throne;

     Alleluia! his the triumph, his the victory alone;

     Hark! the songs of peaceful Zion thunder like a mighty flood;

     Jesus out of every nation hath redeemed us by his blood.



2   Alleluia! not as orphans are we left in sorrow now;

     Alleluia! he is near us, faith believes, nor questions how:

     though the cloud from sight received him, when the forty days were o’er,

     shall our hearts forget his promise, “I am with you evermore”?



3   Alleluia! bread of Heaven, Thou on earth our food, our stay!

     Alleluia! here the sinful flee to thee from day to day:

     Intercessor, friend of sinners, earth’s Redeemer, plead for me,

     where the songs of all the sinless sweep across the crystal sea.




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



“Piece in Classic Style”     C. Armstrong Gibbs



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 in memory of Zachary Johnson by his family.


THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given today in loving memory of Zachary Johnson by his family.






Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Ushers:  Wayne Harper, TBS

Acolyte(s): Jackie Hoskinson

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers:

                                                   OT/PS: Judy Rudd;

                                                   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: Mary-Anna Welch, Stephanie Welch and Katherine Wagner

Open/Close: Welch/Rudd




Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Ushers:  Tony Rubino/Jim Rudd

Acolyte(s): Gary and Stephanie Welch

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers:

                                                   OT/PS: TJ Walch;

                                                   EP/POP: Jackie Hoskinson

Chalice Bearers: Elizabeth Wagner/Kendall Rubino

Eucharistic Minister (Home Communions): Carol Williamson

Tech/Facebook Live: Katherine and Elizabeth Wagner

Counters: Carol Nancarrow/Gary Welch

Altar Guild: Mary-Anna Welch, Stephanie Welch and Katherine Wagner

Open/Close: Wagner/Welch

Altar Flowers: OPEN

Candle Dedication: OPEN



Events at St. Mark’s this Week


THIS SUNDAY (Pentecost 6, July 17): HOLY EUCHARIST – HUNGER SUNDAY, 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, SOFTBALL, 7:15pm


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


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


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 7, July 24: HOLY EUCHARIST -CLERGY DISCRETIONARY FUND COLLECTION, 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.


THE CLERGY DISCRETIONARY FUND COLLECTION IS NEXT WEEK: Sunday, July 31. On the fourth Sunday of each month the congregation is asked to make a special gift for the fund which provides aid locally (local residents in need as well as supporting the local social service agencies) and domestically (i.e., Episcopal Relief and Development) at the discretion of the clergy.


HOPE 4 RIVERSIDE PRESENTATION: On Sunday, July 31, Shannon Todd, of the Miami Leadership Foundation, will speak to the congregation at the 10:30am worship service. She will introduce Hope 4 Riverside and speak about the varied religious and civic partnerships. Recently, St. Mark’s joined the long-time Riverside mission organization and, through the Outreach and Evangelism Committee, is scheduling mission opportunities, on-site and off and encouraging participation by members of the congregation.


MOBILE HEALTH UNIT COMES TO ST. MARK’S: The Outreach and Evangelism Committee, win coordination with Hope 4 Riverside, is sponsoring a Mobile Health Unit in the St. Mark’s parking lot on Saturday, September 10, from 9am to 1pm. The unit provides health screenings, education and immunizations.



The Community of St. Mark’s Classifieds


NEW OFFICE HOURS: The new parish office hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-1pm. The office will be closed on Fridays. Pastoral emergencies (hospitalizations, deaths, 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 24 are: Hosea 1:2-10, Psalm 85, Colossians 2:6-15-19, and Luke 11:1-13. 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: William White, Bishop of Pennsylvania, 1836. William White was born in Philadelphia, March 24, 1747, and was educated at the college of that city, graduating in 1765. In 1770 he went to England, was ordained deacon on December 23, and priest on April 25, 1772. On his return home, he became assistant minister of Christ and St. Peters, 1772-1779, and rector from that year until his death, July 17, 1836. Bishop White was the chief architect of the Constitution of the Episcopal Church and the wise overseer of its life during the first generation of its history. He was the Presiding Bishop at its organizing General Convention in 1789. White’s gifts of statesmanship and reconciling moderation steered the American Church through the first decades of its independent life.


O Lord, in a time of turmoil and confusion you raised up your servant William White, and endowed him with wisdom, patience, and a reconciling temper, that he might lead your Church into ways of stability and peace: Hear our prayer, and give us wise and faithful leaders, that through their ministry your people may be blessed and your will be done; 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: Bartolome de las Casas, Friar and Missionary to the Indies, 1566; Macrina, Monastic and Teacher, 379; Adelaide Teague Case, Teacher, 1948; Elizabeth Cadey Staton, Amelia Bloomer, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Ross Tubman, Liberators and Prophets, 1902, 1894, 1883, 1913; Albert John Luthuli, Prophetic Witness in South Africa, 1967; Saint Mary Magdalene.



Prayers for the Week of July 17


FOR PEACE.  For those who have died: remembering especially our brothers and sisters who have died by violence in our nation; 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 an end to war, for refugees, for those who have died and  those who grieve, for those in the military defending the sovereignty of their nation; 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 Episcopal Church;  in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for Ascension, Middletown, St. John’s, Columbus, Trinity, Hamilton;


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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