Epiphany-2 (Yr A) Jan 15, 2023


The Celebration of Holy Eucharist

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany



St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Dayton, Ohio, January 15, 2023, 10:30 am




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


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.



“Divinum Mysterium”                           John Watkinson


WELCOME:   The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor



“Songs of thankfulness and praise”                                                       The Hymnal 1982, #135



1          Songs of thankfulness and praise,

            Jesus, Lord, to thee we raise,

            manifested by the star to the sages from afar;

            branch of royal David’s stem in thy birth at Bethlehem;

            anthems be to thee addressed, God in man made manifest.


2          Manifest at Jordan’s stream,

            Prophet, Priest, and King supreme;

            and at Cana, wedding-guest, in thy Godhead manifest;

            manifest in power divine, changing water into wine;

            anthems be to thee addressed, God in man made manifest.


3          Manifest in making whole

            palsied limbs and fainting soul;

            manifest in valiant fight, quelling all the devil’s might;

            manifest in gracious will, ever bringing good from ill;

            anthems be to thee addressed, God in man made manifest.   


4          Manifest on mountain height, shining in resplendent light,

            where disciples filled with awe thy transfigured glory saw.

            When from there thou leddest them steadfast to Jerusalem,

            cross and Easter Day attest God in man made manifest.



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, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


SONG OF PRAISE:     Please remain standing

“O day of radiant gladness”  (v. 1)                                                                 1982 Hymnal, #48



O day of radiant gladness, O day of joy and light,

O balm of care and sadness, most beautiful, most bright;

this day the high and lowly through ages joined in tune,

sing, “Holy, holy, holy,” to the great God Triune.



Please be seated



Reader:  Listen to me, O coastlands, pay attention, you peoples from far away! The Lord called me before I was born, while I was in my mother’s womb he named me. He made my mouth like a sharp sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow,
in his quiver he hid me away. And he said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.” But I said, “I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my cause is with the Lord, and my reward with my God.” And now the Lord says, who formed me in the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him, and that Israel might be gathered to him, for I am honored in the sight of the Lord, and my God has become my strength– he says, “It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the survivors of Israel; I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One, to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nations, the slave of rulers, “Kings shall see and stand up, princes, and they shall prostrate themselves, because of the Lord, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”         (49:1-7)

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


Please stand 



Reader: I waited patiently upon the Lord; he stooped to me and heard my cry.

Reader:  He lifted me out of the desolate pit, out of the mire and clay; he set my feet upon a high cliff and made my footing sure.

Reader:  He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; many shall see, and stand in awe, and put their trust in the Lord.

Reader:  Happy are they who trust in the Lord! they do not resort to evil spirits or turn to false gods.

Reader:  Great things are they that you have done, O Lord my God! how great your wonders and your plans for us! there is none who can be compared with you.

Reader:  Oh, that I could make them known and tell them! but they are more than I can count.

Reader:  In sacrifice and offering you take no pleasure (you have given me ears to hear you);

Reader:  Burnt-offering and sin-offering you have not required, and so I said, “Behold, I come.

Reader:  In the roll of the book it is written concerning me: ‘I love to do your will, O my God;
your law is deep in my heart.”‘

Reader:  I proclaimed righteousness in the great congregation; behold, I did not restrain my lips; and that, O Lord, you know.

Reader:  Your righteousness have I not hidden in my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your deliverance; I have not concealed your love and faithfulness from the great congregation.

Reader: You are the Lord; do not withhold your compassion from me; let your love and your faithfulness keep me safe for ever.        (40:1-12)


Please be seated



Reader:  Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes, To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, together with all those who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind– just as the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you– so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.      (1:1-9)

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

Please stand



“Come down, O Love divine”   (v. 1-2)                                                          1982 Hymnal, #516


1          Come down, O Love divine,

                        seek thou this soul of mine,

            and visit it with thine own ardor glowing;

                        O Comforter, draw near,

                        within my heart appear,

            and kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing.


2          O let it freely burn,

                        till earthly passions turn

            to dust and ashes in its heat consuming;

                        and let thy glorious light

                        shine ever on my sight,

            and clothe me round, the while my path illuming.



Please stand



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

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Celebrant: John saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’ I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel.” And John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God.”  The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon. One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Anointed). He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).          (1:29-42)

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



“Come down, O Love divine”   (v. 3)                                                             1982 Hymnal, #516


3          And so the yearning strong,

                        with which the soul will long,

            shall far outpass the power of human telling;

                        for none can guess its grace,

                        till Love create a place

            wherein the Holy Spirit makes a dwelling.


Please be seated



Please stand


All: We believe in one God the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man.  For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son.   With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets.  We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.  Amen.


Please stand or kneel


THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE:  The following prayers offer opportunities for you to say aloud the prayers of your heart and you are encouraged to do so.

Reader: In peace we pray to you, Lord God.


A moment of silence is observed.


Reader: For all people in their daily life and work; for our families, friends, and neighbors, and for those who are alone.

Reader: For this community, the nation, and the world; for all who work for justice, freedom, and peace.

Reader:  For the just and proper use of your creation; for the victims of hunger, fear, injustice, and oppression.

Reader: For all who are in danger, sorrow, or any kind of trouble;  for those who minister to the sick, the friendless, and the needy.

Reader: For the peace and unity of the Church of God; for all who proclaim the Gospel, and all who seek the Truth.

Reader:  For Michael, our Presiding Bishop, and Wayne, our Bishop Provisional, and for all bishops and other ministers; for all who serve God in his Church.


Reader: For the special needs and concerns of this congregation in its time of transition, and remembering especially those on our parish prayer list: the Webster family, Patricia and Jim and the Tallman family, the Sharp family, Mary-Anna and Welch family, Linda, the Berta family, Wayne and the Harper family, Don, the Phillips family, the Darnell family, Judy, Juanita, Rob, Mary, George, and Vern.


*Time is given for people to add their own petitions spoken aloud*


Reader: Hear us, Lord; for your mercy is great.

Reader:  We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life.


*Time is given for people to add their own petitions spoken aloud*


Reader: We will exalt you, O God our King; and praise your Name for ever and ever.

Reader:  We pray for all who have died, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom.


*Time is given for people to add their own petitions spoken aloud*


Reader: Lord, let your loving-kindness be upon them; who put their trust in you.


Celebrant: Almighty God, to whom our needs are known before we ask:  Help us to ask only what accords with your will; and those good things which we dare not, or in our blindness cannot ask, grant us for the sake of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. 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:  Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen.


Please stand



Celebrant:  The peace of the Lord be always with you.  And also with you.

The congregation offers the peace of God to one another.


Please be seated


BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY PRAYERS:  Birthday: Carolyn Sargent (1/19).


ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                            Libby Nicholson, Sr. Warden



Celebrant: Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and make good your vows to the Most High. Let us with gladness present the offerings and oblations of our life and labor to the Lord.


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.



“Christ Is The World’s True Light”    Walter Kendall Stanton                        Laura Leach, voice


Please stand



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



Celebrant:  Remembering Jesus who fed friends and strangers on the hillside, bless these gifts of food for the hungry in this 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.

Celebrant: Give us grateful hearts, good Lord, for all your tender mercies, and make us ever mindful of the needs of others; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



The Liturgy of the Table


            To receive the sacrament, please approach the celebrant by way of the center aisle and returning to your seat by way of the side aisle. The common cup is available for those who feel comfortable drinking from it; please do not dip the wafer in the wine – per Bishop Smith.

Those not receiving the sacrament in either kind are invited to come forward for a blessing; cross your arms across your chest to indicate this to the Celebrant who will administer the blessing. 


Please remain standing


EUCHARISTIC PRAYER B:                  

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 God thanks and praise. 

Celebrant:  It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. Because you sent your beloved Son to redeem us from sin and death, and to make us heirs in him of everlasting life; that when he shall come again in power and great triumph to judge the world, we may without shame or fear rejoice to behold his appearing. Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:


THE SANCTUS:                                                                         Wonder, Love, & Praise, #851



Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of pow’r and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest. 



You may stand or kneel


Celebrant:  We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made known to us in creation; in the calling of Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus, your Son.  For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Savior and Redeemer of the world. In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you.  In him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life.


Celebrant: On the night before he died for us, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and give it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat:  This is my Body, which is given for you.  Do this for the remembrance of me.”  After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to the, 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.” Therefore, according to his command, O Father,


All: We remember his death, We proclaim his resurrection, We await his coming in glory.


Celebrant:  And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and wine.  We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts that they may be the Sacrament of the Body of Christ and his Blood of the new Covenant.  +Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we may be acceptable through him, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit.  In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under Christ, and bring us to that heavenly country where, with all your saints, we may enter the everlasting heritage of your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation.  By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever.

People:  AMEN! (with gusto!)



All:  Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name,  your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever.  Amen.


FRACTION ANTHEM:                                                                   

“O Lamb of God”                                                                                      1982 Hymnal, #S157



O Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

O Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

O Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world, grant us thy peace.




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



“The people who in darkness walked”                                                          1982 Hymnal, #126


1          The people who in darkness walked

                        have seen a glorious light;

            on them broke forth the heavenly dawn

                        who dwelt in death and night.


2          To hail thy rising, Sun of life,

                        the gathering nations come,

            joyous as when the reapers bear

                        their harvest treasures home.


3          To us the promised Child is born,

                        to us the Son is given;

            him shall the tribes of earth obey,

                        and all the hosts of heaven.


4          His name shall be the Prince of Peace

                        for evermore adored,

            the Wonderful, the Counselor,

                        the mighty God and Lord.


5          His power increasing still shall spread,

                        his reign no end shall know;

            justice shall guard his throne above,

                        and peace abound below.



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 . . .



“Come thou font of every blessing”                                                      The Hymnal 1982, #686


1          Come, thou fount of every blessing,

                        tune my heart to sing thy grace!

            Streams of mercy never ceasing,

                        call for songs of loudest praise.

            Teach me some melodious sonnet,

                        sung by flaming tongues above.

            Praise the mount! Oh, fix me on it,

                        mount of God’s unchanging love.


2          Here I find my greatest treasure;

                        hither, by thy help, I’ve come;

            and I hope, by thy good pleasure,

                        safely to arrive at home.

            Jesus sought me when a stranger

                        wandering from the fold of God;

            he, to rescue me from danger,

                        interposed his precious blood.


3          Oh, to grace how great a debtor

                        daily I’m constrained to be!

            Let thy goodness, like a fetter,

                        bind my wandering heart to thee:

            prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,

                        prone to leave the God I love;

            here’s my heart, oh, take and seal it,

                        seal it for thy courts above.



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



“From Heaven Above I Came”             Johann Pachelbel


THE ALTAR FLOWERS TODAY are given by the St. Mark’s parish family to the Glory of God in thanksgiving for the ministry of The Rev. Rowena MacGregor.



Prayers for the Week of January 15:





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;


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 the Nigeria (Anglican Communion); The Diocese of Owerri – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), The Diocese of Owo – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), The Diocese of Oxford – The Church of England, The Diocese of Oyo – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), The Diocese of Pacang – The Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan, The Diocese of Panama –Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America; in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for St. Andrew’s, Pickerington, St. Francis, Springboro, Trinity, Columbus;


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


For those parishioners celebrating birthdays.


For those parishioners 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: The Christmas Project, 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 Transitional Deacon(s): Don Carlson;


For postulants for holy orders in the DSO: Phoebe Myhrum Bentley, Maggie Gough, Catherine Duffy, Alane Osborne, Libbie Crawford, Gayland Trim, Molly Cook, Victoria Lewis, Kate Meeks, Kyle Schenkewicz, Gregory Williams, and Amy Cochran.  


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

Acolyte(s):  Jackie Hoskinson and Will Day

Lay Readers: OT/PS: TJ Walch

                            EP/POP: Gary Welch

Chalice Bearers: Judy Rudd and Elizabeth Wagner-Weber

Eucharistic Minister (Home Communions):

                         Carol Williamson, as available

Tech/Facebook Live: TJ Walch

Ushers:  Tony Rubino and Ginny Tuxhorn

Counters: Janet Reuter and Jim Rudd

Altar Guild: Carol Nancarrow and Kendall Rubino

Coffee Hour Host(s): St. Mark’s

Open/Close: Wagner/Reuter

Altar Flowers: St. Mark’s

Candle Dedication: OPEN




Celebrant: The Rev. Cn. Michael Spencer

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Voice: Laura Leach, as available

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

Lay Readers: OT/PS: Carol Williamson

                            EP/POP: Jackie Hoskinson

Chalice Bearers: Jim Rudd and Don Nancarrow

Eucharistic Minister (Home Communions):

                         Carol Williamson, as available

Tech/Facebook Live: Katherine Wagner

Ushers:  Carol Williamson and Jim Rudd

Counters: Dave Reuter and Gary Welch

Altar Guild: Carol Nancarrow and Kendall Rubino

Coffee Hour Host(s): OPEN

Open/Close: Reuter/Welch

Altar Flowers: OPEN

Candle Dedication: Nancy Blair



Happening this Week at St. Mark’s:


THIS SUNDAY (Second Sunday after the Epiphany, January 15 – FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION): HOLY EUCHARIST, 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


MONDAY:  Martin Luther King, Jr, Day (Feast Day is Jan. 15 when not on a Sunday); SAA MEETING, 6:30am, Lounge; AA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall


TUESDAY:  TOPS, 10am, Lounge; NA MEETING, 7:30pm, Lounge; YOGA FOR 12 STEPS, 7:30pm, Parish Hall


WEDNESDAYThere are no events this day


THURSDAY:  SAA MEETING, 7:30pm, Lounge


FRIDAY:  There are no events this day




NEXT SUNDAY (Third Sunday after the Epiphany, January 22): HOLY EUCHARIST, CLERGY DISCRETIONARY FUND COLLECTION, 10:30am, in-person and on Facebook Live; SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES: Jr./Sr. High class, 9:30am; Elementary School and Early Education classes, 10:30am



Places to be, things to do:


FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION is TODAY, Sunday, January 15. THANK YOU for your contributions of non-perishable goods and financial gifts!


COFFEE HOUR TODAY: All are invited to a special coffee hour following the service today to bid farewell to Rowena+.  THANK YOU to all who contributed and gave of their time!  Thanks also to the Reuters who hosted last week impromptu!


RUBY WEBSTER’S MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at St. Mark’s THIS week on Saturday, January 21; visitation from 10-11am, service at 11:30am, reception at St. Mark’s to follow. The Rev. Michael Kruetzer will officiate. Thank you to Judy Rudd for coordinating the reception and to all those who are making donations and are volunteering.


Ecumenical Lenten offering for Dayton churches – “Stories of New Life: The Sunday Gospel Readings for Lent and Easter 2023”: The Gospel stories that many churches will use on the Sundays of Lent and Easter 2023 are some of the most marvelous narratives in the Bible. Taken from the Gospel according to John, those during Lent (our first four sessions) focus on key baptismal themes. In the last two sessions, we will explore the Gospel readings for Good Friday and Easter. We will approach all these narratives as stories, exploring John’s masterful use of literary and dramatic techniques that make his remarkable stories even more powerful. Required Text: Please bring a Bible of your choice. The moderator recommends and will use the New Revised Standard Version. Classes are on Tuesdays, beginning THIS week, January 17-February 21, 9:30-11:30 a..m., at Daniel J. Curran Place. About the moderator:  The Rev. Mike Kreutzer is a retired Episcopal priest. He holds both an M.A. in sacred theology and an M.A. in biblical studies from the Athenaeum of Ohio, with additional studies at the University of San Francisco and the University of Dayton. Throughout his ministry, he has continued to study and teach, enabling many fellow believers to deepen their understanding and appreciation of the Bible


THE CLERGY DISCRETIONARY FUND COLLECTION is NEXT week, Sunday, January 22. THANK YOU for your donation!


THE VESTRY will have its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 25.


ANNUAL MEETING: The Annual Meeting of St. Mark’s will be on Sunday, January 29 following the worship service.



St. Mark’s Classifieds:


THE LARGE PRINT FORWARD DAY BY DAY booklets for February – April are now available in the Narthex.


LIONS CLUB COLLECTION OF USED ITEMS: St. Mark’s is now collecting used eye glasses, hearing aids, cell phones, plastic pill bottles (remove labels), and plastic bags (to be recycled into benches). Please use the box provided in the narthex for all items but the plastic bags.


FEASTS TO OBSERVE THIS WEEK: Monday, 1/16, Richard Meux Benson, Religious, 1915, and Charles Gore, Bishop of Worcester, Birmingham, and of Oxford, 1932; Tuesday, 1/17, Antony, Abbot in Egypt, 356; Wednesday, 1/18, The Confession of St. Peter the Apostle, Thursday, 1/19, Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester, 1095, Friday, 1/20, Fabian, Bishop and Martyr of Rome, 250, Saturday, 1/21, Agnes, Martyr at Rome, 304.


THE LESSONS FOR NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, ARE: Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23, Psalm 27:1, 5-13.




St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

456 Woodman Drive

Dayton, OH 45431


Email: st_marks@ameritech.net, 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.)



Donna Larsen, Music Director/Organist,



Jill Dryden, Sexton,

Contact via church office


Libby Nicholson – Senior Warden,

Kendall Rubino – Junior Warden,




Website: https://stmarksdayton.org,

Facebook: St Mark’s Episcopal Church, Dayton OH

Instagram: St Mark’s Dayton

Licensing for music use and streaming:

One License – #A-740839: Annual license with podcasting; 

B – 26 to 100 average weekend attendance.



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