Epiphany-3 (Yr A) Jan 22, 2023


The Celebration of Holy Eucharist

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany



Thank you for your donations to the Clergy Discretionary Fund.


St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Dayton, Ohio, January 22, 2023, 10:30 am




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.



“How Brightly Shines the Morning Star”       Sigfrid Karg-Elert



“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.



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: Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


SONG OF PRAISE:     Please remain standing

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


1          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:  There will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he will make glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations. The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness– on them light has shined. You have multiplied the nation, you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as people exult when dividing plunder. For the yoke of their burden, and the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian.         (9:1-4)

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


Please stand    



Reader: The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid?

Reader: One thing have I asked of the Lord; one thing I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life;

Reader: To behold the fair beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.

Reader: For in the day of trouble he shall keep me safe in his shelter; he shall hide me in the secrecy of his dwelling and set me high upon a rock.

Reader: Even now he lifts up my head above my enemies round about me.

Reader: Therefore I will offer in his dwelling an oblation with sounds of great gladness; I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Reader: Hearken to my voice, O Lord, when I call; have mercy on me and answer me.

Reader: You speak in my heart and say, “Seek my face.” Your face, Lord, will I seek.

Reader: Hide not your face from me, nor turn away your servant in displeasure.

Reader: You have been my helper; cast me not away; do not forsake me, O God of my salvation.   (27:1,5-13)


Please be seated



Reader:  Now I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in agreement and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same purpose. For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there are quarrels among you, my brothers and sisters. What I mean is that each of you says, “I belong to Paul,” or “I belong to Apollos,” or “I belong to Cephas,” or “I belong to Christ.” Has Christ been divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, so that no one can say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to proclaim the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, so that the cross of Christ might not be emptied of its power. For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.     (1:10-18)

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

Please stand



“Dear Lord and Father of mankind”   (v. 1-3)                                             1982 Hymnal, #652


1          Dear Lord and Father of mankind,

                        forgive our foolish ways!

            Reclothe us in our rightful mind,

            in purer lives thy service find,

                        in deeper reverence, praise.


2          In simple trust like theirs who heard,

                        beside the Syrian sea,

            the gracious calling of the Lord,

            let us, like them, without a word,

                        rise up and follow thee.


3          O Sabbath rest by Galilee!

                        O calm of hills above,

            where Jesus knelt to share with thee

            the silence of eternity

                        interpreted by love!



Please stand



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

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Celebrant: When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: “Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali, on the road by the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles— the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.” From that time Jesus began to proclaim, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him. Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people.          (4:12-23)

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



“Dear Lord and Father of mankind”   (v. 4-5)                                              1982 Hymnal, #652


4          Drop thy still dews of quietness,

                        till all our strivings cease;

            take from our souls the strain and stress,

            and let our ordered lives confess

                        the beauty of thy peace.


5          Breathe through the heats of our desire

                        thy coolness and thy balm;

            let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;

            speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,

                        O still, small voice of calm.


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, Pat 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:  There are no birthdays or anniversaries in the parish this week.


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.



“The Beatitudes”                                Roger B. Buettell                                 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:  Let us pray. Abundant God, you made us in your image and breathed in us a spirit of generosity that is both gift and response. In that spirit, we give thanks for the ministry of the clergy for the discretionary disbursement of the funds collected this day. 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, #858



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:  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, #S155



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



“Strengthen for service, Lord”                                                                      1982 Hymnal, #312


1          Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands

                        that holy things have taken;

            let ears that now have heard thy songs

                        to clamor never waken.


2          Lord, may the tongues which “Holy” sang,

                        keep free from all deceiving;

            the eyes which saw thy love be bright,

                        thy blessed hope perceiving.


3          The feet that tread thy hallowed courts

                        from light do thou not banish;

            the bodies by thy Body fed

                        with thy new life replenish.




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.





“O Zion, haste, thy mission high fulfilling”                                          The Hymnal 1982, #539


1          O Zion, haste, thy mission high fulfilling,

                        to tell to all the world that God is Light;

            that he who made all nations is not willing

                        one soul should fail to know his love and might.


Refrain:           Publish glad tidings:

                                    tidings of peace,

                        tidings of Jesus,

                                    redemption and release.


2          Proclaim to every people, tongue, and nation

                        that God, in whom they live and move, is Love:

            tell how he stooped to save his lost creation,

                        and died on earth that all might live above.   Refrain


3          Send heralds forth to bear the message glorious;

                        give of thy wealth to speed them on their way;

            pour out thy soul for them in prayer victorious

                        till God shall bring his kingdom’s joyful day.   Refrain


4          He comes again! O Zion, ere thou meet him,

                        make known to every heart his saving grace;

            let none whom he hath ransomed fail to greet him,

                        through thy neglect, unfit to see his face.   Refrain



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



“The Holly And The Ivy”                    David H. Hegarty



Prayers for the Week of January 22:




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 North India (United), The Diocese of Pankshin, The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), The Diocese of Panrieng – The Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan, The Diocese of Panyana –The Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan, The Diocese of Paraguay – The Anglican Church of South America, The Diocese of Parana (Curitiba) – Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil, The Missionary Diocese of Panthein – the Church of the Province of Myanmar; in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for Christ Church, Dayton, Church of the Epiphany, Nelsonville, Trinity Church, McArthur;


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. 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




Celebrant: The Rev. Cn. Michael Spencer

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Voice: Laura Leach, as available

Acolyte(s):  Gabriel Walch and Elizabeth Reuter

Lay Readers: OT/PS: Gary Welch

                           EP/POP: Gabriel Walch

Chalice Bearers: Carol Williamson and Judy Rudd

Eucharistic Minister (Home Communions):

                         Carol Williamson, as available

Tech/Facebook Live: Gary Welch

Ushers:  Dave Reuter and Tony Rubino

Counters: Janet Reuter and Tony Rubino

Altar Guild: Carol Nancarrow and Kendall Rubino

Coffee Hour Host(s): OPEN

Open/Close: Rudd/Rubino

Altar Flowers: Johnson

 Candle Dedication: Johnson



Happening this Week at St. Mark’s:


THIS 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


MONDAY:  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


WEDNESDAYVESTRY MEETING, 7:15pm, Fellowship Room


THURSDAY:  SAA MEETING, 7:30pm, Lounge


FRIDAY:  There are no events this day


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


***NEXT SUNDAY (Third Sunday after the Epiphany, January 29): 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, followed by THE ANNUAL MEETING.



Places to be, things to do:


WELCOME!  The The Rev. Cn. Michael Spencer, DSO Canon of Transitional Ministry, will be celebrating the Eucharist with St. Mark’s THIS Sunday, January 22 and NEXT Sunday, January 29.


FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION is today, Sunday, January 22. THANK YOU for your contributions!


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



January 29. THANK YOU for your donation!


ANNUAL MEETING: The Annual Meeting of St. Mark’s will be NEXT 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, 1/23, Phillips Brooks, Bishop of Massachusetts, 1893, Tuesday, 1/24, Ordination of Florence Li Tim-Oi, First Woman Priest in the Anglican Communion, Wednesday, 1/25, THE CONVERSION OF SAINT PAUL THE APOSTLE, Thursday, 1/26, Timothy, Titus and Silas, Companions of Saint Paul, Friday, 1/27, Lydia, Dorcas, and Phoebe, Witnesses to the Faith, Saturday, 1/28, Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Theologian, 1274.


THE LESSONS FOR NEXT WEEK ARE: Micah 6:1-8, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, Matthew 5:1-12, Psalm 15.




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.)



Libby Nicholson – Senior Warden,

Kendall Rubino – Junior Warden,




Donna Larsen, Music Director/Organist,



Jill Dryden, Sexton,

Contact via church office





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.



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.

(NOTE:  Password Protected.  Same as above.  Updated yearly.)


For more announcements, click HERE.


Dave Reuter – Webmaster