Pentecost-10 (Yr A) August 6, 2023







OPENING HYMN          “Christ, whose glory fills the skies”                     Hymn #7


1  Christ, whose glory fills the skies,

        Christ, the true, the only Light,

    Sun of Righteousness, arise!

        Triumph o’er the shades of night:

    Dayspring from on high, be near;

    Daystar, in my heart appear.


2  Dark and cheerless is the morn

        unaccompanied by thee;

    joyless is the day’s return,

        till thy mercy’s beams I see,

    till they inward light impart,

    glad my eyes, and warm my heart.


3  Visit then this soul of mine!

        Pierce the gloom of sin and grief!

    Fill me, radiancy divine;

        scatter all my unbelief;

    more and more thyself display,

    shining to the perfect day.



Celebrant     Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

People     And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and forever. Amen



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



HYMN OF PRAISE                 “I want Jesus to walk with me”                      LEVAS#70


Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice!

Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice!

Rejoice!  Rejoice!  And again I say rejoice!

Rejoice!  Rejoice!  And again I say rejoice!


Repeat one time.



Celebrant   The Lord be with you.

People   And also with you


Celebrant   Let us pray

O God, who on the holy mount revealed to chosen witnesses your well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening: Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may by faith behold the King in his beauty; who with you, O Father, and you, O Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever.   Amen.


                    Please be seated for the lessons.


FIRST LESSON            Exodus 34:29-35                    A Reading from the Book of Exodus


Moses came down from Mount Sinai. As he came down from the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant in his hand, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, the skin of his face was shining, and they were afraid to come near him. But Moses called to them; and Aaron and all the leaders of the congregation returned to him, and Moses spoke with them. Afterward all the Israelites came near, and he gave them in commandment all that the Lord had spoken with him on Mount Sinai. When Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face; but whenever Moses went in before the Lord to speak with him, he would take the veil off, until he came out; and when he came out, and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, the Israelites would see the face of Moses, that the skin of his face was shining; and Moses would put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with him.


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



PSALM                                  Psalm 99                                         Read responsively.


1 The Lord is King; let the people tremble; *

   he is enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth shake.
2 The Lord is great in Zion; *

   he is high above all peoples.
3 Let them confess his Name, which is great and awesome; *

   he is the Holy One.
4 “O mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity; *

   you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.”
5 Proclaim the greatness of the Lord our God and fall down before his footstool; *

   he is the Holy One.
6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among those who call upon his Name, *

   they called upon the Lord, and he answered them.
7 He spoke to them out of the pillar of cloud; *

   they kept his testimonies and the decree that he gave them.
8 O Lord our God, you answered them indeed; *

   you were a God who forgave them, yet punished them for their evil deeds.
9 Proclaim the greatness of the Lord our God and worship him upon his holy hill; *

   for the Lord our God is the Holy One.



Epistle                    2 Peter 1:13-21                   A Reading from the second letter of Peter

I think it right, as long as I am in this body, to refresh your memory, since I know that my death will come soon, as indeed our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. And I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things.

For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received honor and glory from God the Father when that voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, my Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven, while we were with him on the holy mountain.

So we have the prophetic message more fully confirmed. You will do well to be at-tentive to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by human will, but men and women moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.


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



GRADUAL                        “God of grace and God of glory”                        Hymnal #594


1  God of grace and God of glory,

          on thy people pour thy power;

     crown thine ancient Church’s story;

          bring her bud to glorious flower.

     Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

          for the facing of this hour.


2  Lo! the hosts of evil round us

          scorn thy Christ, assail his ways!

     From the fears that long have bound us

          free our hearts to faith and praise:

     grant us wisdom, grant us courage

          for the living of these days.


3  Cure thy children’s warring madness,

          bend our pride to thy control;

     shame our wanton, selfish gladness,

          rich in things and poor in soul.

     Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

          lest we miss thy kingdom’s goal.


4  Save us from weak resignation

          to the evils we deplore;

     let the gift of thy salvation

          be our glory evermore.

     Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

          serving thee whom we adore.



GOSPEL                        Luke 9:28-36


Deacon or Priest: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke
People:  Glory to you Lord Christ.


Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah” —not knowing what he said. While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud. Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!” When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen.


The Gospel of the Lord. Response:    Praise to you Lord Christ



SERMON                                                                                                               The Rev. Cricket Park





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


     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 worshiped 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.






The celebration continues with the Prayers of the People. The Leader and People

pray responsively.


I ask your prayers for God’s people throughout the world; for Michael, our Presiding Bishop; Wayne, our Bishop Provisional; Nedi, Wendell, and Ken, our assisting bishops; for this gathering; and for all ministers and people. Pray for the Church.

I ask your prayers for peace; for goodwill among nations; and for the well-being of all people. Pray for justice and peace.


I ask your prayers for the poor, the sick, the hungry, the oppressed, and those in prison. Pray for those in any need or trouble.


I ask your prayers for all who seek God, or a deeper knowledge of him. Pray that they may find and be found by him.


I ask your prayers for the departed [especially ]. Pray for those who have died.


Praise God for those in every generation in whom Christ has been honored [especially whom we remember today]. Pray that we may have grace to glorify Christ in our own day.


Let us pray for our own needs and those of others.

(You are invited to add your own petitions silently or aloud.)


Celebrant: O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all as-saults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen




Deacon/Celebrant: Let us then confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

Most merciful God: We confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and 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.



Celebrant: The Peace of the Lord be always with you.

Response: And also with you.


Please greet one another with a sign of peace.






At this time the ushers will bring up the offering of money and any pantry items. As they do this, please stand and sing the following:


Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise God all creatures here below;

Praise God above ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.





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.


The Celebrant continues, with the congregation joining in the words in bold type.


God of all power, Ruler of the Universe, you are worthy of glory and praise.

Glory to you for ever and ever.

At your command all things came to be: the vast expanse of interstellar space, gal-axies, suns, the planets in their courses, and this fragile earth, our island home.

By your will they were created and have their being.

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.

Have mercy, Lord, for we are sinners in your sight.

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.

By his blood, he reconciled us. By his wounds, we are healed.

And therefore we praise you, joining with the heavenly chorus, with prophets, apos-tles, 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:


SANCTUS                                                                                                                     HYMN S128


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.



The Celebrant continues


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.”

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.”

Remembering now his work of redemption, and offering to you this sacrifice of thanksgiving,

We celebrate his death and resurrection, as we await the day of his coming.


Lord God of our Ancestors: God of Abraham, Sarah and Hagar, Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob, Leah, Rachel, Bilhah, and Zilpah; 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.

Risen Lord, be known to us in the breaking of the Bread.

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.


As our Savior Christ has taught us, we now pray,


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




Celebrant The Gifts of God for the People of God.


COMMUNION HYMN                 “Fairest Lord Jesus”                                  Hymnal #383


1 Fairest Lord Jesus,

       Ruler of all nature,

   O thou God of man the Son;

       thee will I cherish,

       thee will I honor,

   thou, my soul’s glory, joy, and crown.



2 Fair are the meadows,

       fairer still the woodlands,

   robed in the blooming garb of spring:

       Jesus is fairer,

       Jesus is purer,

   who makes the woeful heart to sing.



3 Fair is the sunshine,

       fairer still the moonlight,

   and all the twinkling, starry host:

       Jesus shines brighter,

       Jesus shines purer,

   than all the angels heaven can boast.




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.



May the peace of God that passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of God’s son, Jesus Christ our Lord. And the Blessing of God: Father, Son, Holy Spirit, be with you now and remain with you al-ways.


RECESSIONAL HYMN              “Thy kingdom come, O God”                                 Hymn #613


1  From God Christ’s deity came forth,

    his manhood from humanity;

    his priesthood from Melchizedek,

    his royalty from David’s tree:

        praised be his Oneness.


2  He joined with guests at wedding feast,

    yet in the wilderness did fast;

    he taught within the temple’s gates;

    his people saw him die at last:

        praised be his teaching.


3  The dissolute he did not scorn,

    nor turn from those who were in sin;

    he for the righteous did rejoice

    but bade the fallen to come in:

        praised be his mercy.


4  He did not disregard the sick;

    to simple ones his word was given;

    and he descended to the earth

    and his work done, went up to heaven:

        praised be his coming.


5  Who then, my Lord, compares with you?

    The Watcher slept, the Great was small,

    the Pure baptized, the Life who died,

    the King abased to honor all:

        praised be your glory.





The congregation is dismissed.

People    Thanks be to God.








Ministers for August 6, 2023
Organist: Donna Larsen Vocalist: Laura Leach
Acolytes: Elizabeth Reuter and Elizabeth Wagner-Weber
Lay Readers: Gary Welch and Gabe Walch
Chalice Bearers: Don Nancarrow and Jim Rudd
Tech Table: Dave Reuter
Ushers: Carol Williamson and Jim Rudd
Counters: Carol Nancarrow and Janet Reuter
Open/Close: Nancarrow/Reuter
Coffee Hour: Please volunteer
Thank you Tracey Swartz for Coffee Hour last week.



Ministers for August 13, 2023
Organist: Donna Larsen Vocalist: Laura Leach
Acolytes: Elizabeth Reuter and Elizabeth Wagner-Weber
Lay Readers: Jackie Hoskinson and Judy Rudd
Chalice Bearers: Judy Rudd and Carol Williamson
Tech Table: TJ Walch
Ushers: Dave Reuter and Jim Rudd
Counters: Dave Reuter and Tony Rubino
Open/Close: Reuter/Rubino
Coffee Hour: Please volunteer



Cheer on the St. Mark’s team at Fairfield Ball Park, 627 N. Broad St., Fairborn, OH 45324. Dates and times are on the Calendar next to the parish office.


Coffee House Ministry at Kroger Starbucks
Join Rev. Cricket and the coffee house ministry she lovingly calls St. Arbucks on Wednesdays, beginning on June 7th. She’ll be there between 10am and Noon.


St. Arbuck’s is a ministry of presence. It’s an invitation to sit, chat, and get to know our neighbors. Cricket’s been known to do a fair amount of knitting too.


Bring yourself, your handwork, and your hospitality to the St. Arbucks chapel at Kroger!



Rev. Cricket will be on vacation July 31—August 5.
Please, no bleeding, no dying, no fires. If these emergencies do happen, she can be reached via her cell phone. Calls will be returned as soon as possible. St. Arbuck’s should still happen—it doesn’t take a priest to chat and have coffee. See you next week!




St. Mark’s is a parish in the Diocese of Southern Ohio, which is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The diocese is currently in a search for its next Bishop.



Libby Nicholson, Senior Warden

Kendall Rubino, Junior Warden

Jackie Hoskinson

Patricia Tallman

Elizabeth Wagner-Weber

Jenna Walch


Don Nancarrow, Treasurer

Dave Reuter, Recorder


Interim Rector

Rev. Cricket Park;

Office Hours by appointment. 937-256-1082







Our Mission Statement:


“We gather for worship, education and mutual support;

welcome all people; and serve the community in God’s name”.


A prayer for St. Mark’s in a time of transition

O Lord, Father of life and change, of new and old: You gifted us with abilities to speak and listen, to hear and decide, to choose and know. We thank you for teaching us how to used these abilities, though we must at times remember to combine them with patience. Remind us to speak with kindness, to listen to understand, to hear all voices, to decide on what is just and true, to choose the path of peace, and to know we are not alone. Be with us in this time of transition, that it is as effective as it is unsettling, as comforting as it is confusing. And never leave our side on the journey ahead, as we strive for an unknown destination. In the name of your Son Jesus, who walks alongside us, we pray. Amen.

(written by Elizabeth Wagner-Weber)



The Rev. Cricket Park, Interim Priest-in-Charge



Libby Nicholson – Senior Warden; Kendall Rubino – Junior Warden,


Donna Larsen, Music Director/Organist,


St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

456 Woodman Drive

Dayton, OH 45431



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