Pentecost-2 (Yr A) June 11, 2023




PRELUDE                               “Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herr Gott”                  George Philipp Teleman


OPENING HYMN                       “God Himself is With Us”                                    Hymnal #475

1. God himself is with us; let us all adore him,
And with awe appear before him. God is here with
In us; souls in silence fear him, humbly, fervently
Draw near him. Now his own who have known
God, in worship lowly, yield their spirits wholly.


2. Gladly, Lord we offer thine to be for ever
Soul and life and each endeavor. Help us to sur-
Render earth’s deceitful treasures, pride of life, and
Sinful pleasures: thou alone shalt be known
Lord of all our being, life’s true way decreeing.


3. Thou pervades all things; let thy radiant beauty
Light mine eyes to see my duty. As the tender
Flowers eagerly unfold them, to the sunlight
calmly hold them, so let me quietly
In thy rays imbue me; let thy light shine through me


4. Come, abide within us; let my soul, like Mary,
Be thine earthly sanctuary. Come, indwelling
Spirit, with transfiguring splendor; love and honor
Will I render. Where I go here below,
Let me bow before thee, know thee, and adore thee.


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                  “People of God”                                 Voices Found #109


  1. People of God, gather together,
    come, let us sing on this glorious day.
    Shouting abroad praise to the maker
    come and with body and soul let us pray.


Come let us join in the heavenly dance,
praising in joyous celebration.


  1. Hearing God’s word, heeding the message,
    come and rejoice as we answer the call.
    With one accord made in God’s image,
    come in community welcoming all.


  1. Bearing your gifts, enter God’s presence;
    come let us share in the heavenly feast.
    Mending all rifts, healing divisions,
    come and from sorrows and hurts be released.


  1. Women and men, harmony blending
    come, swell the chorus in loving accord.
    Raising again thanks never ending
    come to the God who is Wisdom and Word.





Celebrant   The Lord be with you.
People   And also with you


Celebrant   Let us pray
O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration we may think
those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them; through Jesus
Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever
and ever. Amen.


Please be seated for the lessons.

FIRST LESSON             Genesis 12:1-9                 A Reading from the Book of Genesis
Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s
house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will
bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those
who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse; and in you all the families of
the earth shall be blessed.”

So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy
-five years old when he departed from Haran. Abram took his wife Sarai and his brother’s
son Lot, and all the possessions that they had gathered, and the persons whom
they had acquired in Haran; and they set forth to go to the land of Canaan. When they
had come to the land of Canaan, Abram passed through the land to the place at Shechem,
to the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. Then
the Lord appeared to Abram, and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he
built there an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him. From there he moved on to
the hill country on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and
Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the Lord and invoked the name of
the Lord. And Abram journeyed on by stages toward the Negeb.


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



PSALM                Psalm 33:1-12                     Read responsively by whole verse.


1 Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous; *
it is good for the just to sing praises.
     2 Praise the Lord with the harp; *
     play to him upon the psaltery and lyre.
3 Sing for him a new song; *
sound a fanfare with all your skill upon the trumpet.
     4 For the word of the Lord is right, *
     and all his works are sure.
5 He loves righteousness and justice; *
the loving-kindness of the Lord fills the whole earth.
     6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, *
     by the breath of his mouth all the heavenly hosts.
7 He gathers up the waters of the ocean as in a water-skin *
and stores up the depths of the sea.
     8 Let all the earth fear the Lord; *
     let all who dwell in the world stand in awe of him.
9 For he spoke, and it came to pass; *
he commanded, and it stood fast.
     10 The Lord brings the will of the nations to naught; *
     he thwarts the designs of the peoples.
11 But the Lord’s will stands fast for ever, *
and the designs of his heart from age to age.
     12 Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord! *
     happy the people he has chosen to be his own!


EPISTLE         Romans 4:13-25                 A Reading from the Paul’s letter to the Romans


The promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants
through the law but through the righteousness of faith. If it is the adherents
of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void.

For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation.

For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace
and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but
also to those who share the faith of Abraham (for he is the father of all of us, as it
is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”) —in the presence of the
God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the
things that do not exist. Hoping against hope, he believed that he would become
“the father of many nations,” according to what was said, “So numerous shall
your descendants be.” He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own
body, which was already as good as dead (for he was about a hundred years
old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. No distrust made
him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he
gave glory to God, being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had
promised. Therefore his faith “was reckoned to him as righteousness.” Now the
words, “it was reckoned to him,” were written not for his sake alone, but for ours
also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from
the dead, who was handed over to death for our trespasses and was raised for
our justification.


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



GRADUAL                    “Lord Jesus Think On Me”                                Hymn #641


1  Lord Jesus, think on me,

          and purge away my sin;

     from harmful passions set me free,

          and make me pure within.


2  Lord Jesus, think on me,

          with care and woe oppressed;

     let me thy loving servant be,

          and taste thy promised rest.


3  Lord Jesus, think on me,

          nor let me go astray;

     through darkness and perplexity

          point thou the heavenly way.


4  Lord Jesus, think on me,

          that, when the flood is passed,

     I may the eternal brightness see,

          and share thy joy at last.



GOSPEL               Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26
Deacon or Priest:  The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew
People:  Glory to you Lord Christ.


As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth;
and he said to him, “Follow me.”

And he got up and followed him. And as he sat at dinner in the house, many tax
collectors and sinners came and were sitting with him and his disciples. When the
Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax
collectors and sinners?” But when he heard this, he said, “Those who are well
have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this
means, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have come to call not the righteous but

While he was saying these things to them, suddenly a leader of the synagogue
came in and knelt before him, saying, “My daughter has just died; but come and
lay your hand on her, and she will live.” And Jesus got up and followed him, with
his disciples. Then suddenly a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages
for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his cloak, for she
said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be made well.” Jesus turned, and
seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And in7
stantly the woman was made well. When Jesus came to the leader’s house and
saw the flute players and the crowd making a commotion, he said, “Go away; for
the girl is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him. But when the crowd
had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl got up. And
the report of this spread throughout that district.

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



SERMON                                                                         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


Father, we pray for your holy Catholic Church;

That we all may be one.


Grant that every member of the Church may truly and humbly serve you;

That your Name may be glorified by all people.


We pray for all bishops, priests, and deacons;

That they may be faithful ministers of your Word and Sacraments.


We pray for all who govern and hold authority in the nations of the world;

That there may be justice and peace on the earth.


Give us grace to do your will in all that we undertake;

That our works may find favor in your sight.


Have compassion on those who suffer from any grief or trouble;

That they may be delivered from their distress.


Give to the departed eternal rest.

Let light perpetual shine upon them.


We praise you for your saints who have entered into joy;

May we also come to share in your heavenly kingdom.


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



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


Celebrant: O merciful Creator, your hand is open wide to satisfy the needs of every
living creature: Make us always thankful for your loving providence; and grant that we,
remembering the account that we must one day give, may be faithful stewards of your
good gifts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and
reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Deacon/Celebrant: Let us then confess our sins in penitence and faith, firmly
resolved to keep God’s commandments and to live in love and peace.
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we have sinned in thought and word and
deed, and in what we have left undone. 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 walk in newness of life to the glory of your name. 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.




“Come Holy Spirit, Fill with Power” by Lani Smith; sung by Laura Leach.


The Celebrant will invite the congregation to participate in the offering with a sentence
of scripture. As the ushers bring the gifts to the altar, please 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 people stand or kneel. Then the Celebrant continues, with the congregation joining in the words
in bold type.

Father, Lord of all creation, we praise you for your goodness and your love. When we
turned away you did not reject us. You came to meet us in your Son, welcomed us as
your children and prepared a table where we might feast with you. In Christ you
shared our life that we might live in him and he in us.


He opened wide his arms upon the cross and, with love stronger than death, he
made the perfect sacrifice for sin.


Lord Jesus Christ, our redeemer, on the night before you died you came to table with
your friends. Taking bread, you gave thanks, broke it and gave it to them saying, Take,
eat: this is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me.


Lord Jesus, we bless you: you are the bread of life


At the end of supper you 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; do this in remembrance of me.


Lord Jesus, we bless you: you are the true vine.


Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ:


dying, you destroyed our death, rising, you restored our life;
Lord Jesus, come in glory.


Holy Spirit, giver of life, come upon us now; may this bread and wine be to us the
body and blood of our Saviour Jesus Christ.


As we eat and drink these holy gifts make us, who know our need of grace, one
in Christ, our risen Lord.


Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Blessed Trinity: with your whole Church throughout the
world we offer you this sacrifice of thanks and praise and lift our voice to join the song
of heaven, for ever praising you and saying:


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.



Thanks be to you, our God, for your gift beyond words.
Amen. Amen. 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.


Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God, who has taken away the sins of the world.
Happy are those who are called to his supper.


Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be
healed .



COMMUNION HYMN                   “Break Thou the Bread”                                LEVAS #146


1  Break thou the bread of life,

        Dear Lord, to me,

    As thou didst break the loaves

        Beside the sea;

    Beyond the sacred page

        I seek thee, Lord;

    My spirit pants for thee,

        O living word!


2  Bless thou the truth, dear Lord,

        To me, to me,

    As thou didst bless the bread

        By Galilee;

    Then shall all bondage cease,

        All fetters fall,

    And I shall find my peace,

        My all in all.


3  Teach me to live, dear Lord,

        Only for thee,

    As thy disciples lived

        in Galilee;

    Then, all my struggles o’er,

        Then, vict’ry won,

    I shall behold thee, Lord,

        The living one.



Celebrant Let us pray.
Almighty God, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the body and
blood of your Son Jesus Christ. Through him we offer you our souls and bodies to be
a living sacrifice. Send us out in the power of your Spirit to live and work to your praise
and glory. Amen.


God the Holy Trinity make you strong in faith and love, defend you on every side, and
guide you in truth and peace. And the blessing of our Triune God be with you this day
and remain with you always.



RECESSIONAL HYMN            “The God of Abraham Praise”             Hymn #401


1  The God of Abraham praise, who reigns enthroned above;

   Ancient of everlasting days, and God of love;

   the Lord, the great I AM, by earth and heaven confessed:

   we bow and bless the sacred Name for ever blest.


2  He by himself hath sworn: we on his oath depend;

   we shall, on eagle-wings upborne, to heaven ascend:

   we shall behold his face, we shall his power adore,

   and sing the wonders of his grace for evermore.


3  There dwells the Lord, our King, the Lord, our Righteousness,

   triumphant o’er the world and sin, the Prince of Peace;

   on Zion’s sacred height his kingdom he maintains,

   and, glorious with his saints in light, for ever reigns.


4  The God who reigns on high the great archangels sing,

   and “Holy, holy, holy,” cry, “Almighty King!

   Who was, and is, the same, and evermore shall be:

   eternal Father, great I AM, we worship thee.”


5  The whole triumphant host give thanks to God on high;

   “Hail, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!” they ever cry;

   hail, Abraham’s Lord divine! With heaven our songs we raise;

   all might and majesty are thine, and endless praise.



The congregation is dismissed.


People                   Thanks be to God.



POSTLUDE                                    “March in G”                                            John Lee




Ministers for June 4, 2023
Altar Guild for June: Katherine Wagner and Elizabeth Wagner-Weber
Acolytes: Gary and Stephanie Welch
Lay Readers: Jackie Hoskinson and Judy Rudd
Chalice Bearers: Carol Williamson and Elizabeth Wagner-Weber
Tech Table: TJ Walch
Ushers: Carol Williamson and Tony Rubino
Counters: Carol Nancarrow and Gary Welch
Open/Close: Reuter/Rubino
Coffee Hour: The Bertas



Ministers for June 11, 2023
Acolytes: Jackie Hoskinson and Will Day
Lay Readers: Gabe Walch and Jim Rudd
Chalice Bearers: Don Nancarrow and Kendall Rubino
Tech Table: Gary Welch
Ushers: Ginny Tuxhorn
Counters: Kendall Rubino and ?
Open/Close: Reuter/Nancarrow
Coffee Hour: ??


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


Coffee House Ministry at the 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!



Mark your Calendar:
June 13, Softball at Fairfield Park (vs. Gates of Praise) 8:30pm
June 14, St. Arbucks at Kroger 10:00am and Flag Day



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 

Fred Berta 

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



Office Phone: 937-256-1082




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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

Fred Berta

Jackie Hoskinson

Patricia Tallman

Elizabeth Wagner-Weber

Jenna Walch

Don Nancarrow, Treasurer

Dave Reuter, Recorder

Interim Rector

Rev. Cricket Park; 614-806-5248

Office Hours by appointment. 937-256-1082