Pentecost-5 (Yr A) July 2, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

PRELUDE                                  “Recollection”                                        Richard Lloyd

OPENING HYMN                    “The Church’s One Foundation”                    Hymnal #525

 

1  The Church’s one foundation

          is Jesus Christ her Lord;

     she is his new creation

          by water and the word:

     from heaven he came and sought her

          to be his holy bride;

     with his own blood he bought her,

          and for her life he died.

 

2  Elect from every nation,

          yet one o’er all the earth,

     her charter of salvation,

          one Lord, one faith, one birth;

     one holy Name she blesses,

          partakes one holy food,

     and to one hope she presses,

          with every grace endued.

 

3  Though with a scornful wonder

          men see her sore oppressed,

     by schisms rent asunder,

          by heresies distressed;

     yet saints their watch are keeping,

          their cry goes up, “How long?”

     and soon the night of weeping

          shall be the morn of song.

 

 

4  Mid toil and tribulation,

          and tumult of her war

     she waits the consummation

          of peace for evermore;

     till with the vision glorious

          her longing eyes are blessed,

     and the great Church victorious

          shall be the Church at rest.

 

5  Yet she on earth hath union

          with God, the Three in One,

     and mystic sweet communion

          with those whose rest is won.

     O happy ones and holy!

          Lord, give us grace that we

     like them, the meek and lowly,

          on high may dwell with thee.

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

1  I want Jesus to walk with me;

    I want Jesus to walk with me;

    All along my pilgrim journey, Lord,

    I want Jesus to walk with me.

 

2  In my trials, Lord, walk with me;

    In my trials, Lord, walk with me;

    When the shades of life are falling, Lord,

    I want Jesus to walk with me.

 

3  In my sorrows, Lord, walk with me;

    In my sorrows, Lord, walk with me;

    When my heart within is aching, Lord,

    I want Jesus to walk with me.

 

 

Celebrant The Lord be with you.

People And also with you

 

Celebrant Let us pray

Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple ac-ceptable to you; 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 22: 1-14                          A Reading from the Book of Genesis

 

God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains that I shall show you.” So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac; he cut the wood for the burnt offering, and set out and went to the place in the distance that God had shown him. On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place far away. Then Abra-ham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; the boy and I will go over there; we will worship, and then we will come back to you.” Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. So the two of them walked on together. Isaac said to his father Abraham, “Father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” He said, “The fire and the wood are here, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” Abraham said, “God himself will provide the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So the two of them walked on together.


When they came to the place that God had shown him, Abraham built an altar there and laid the wood in order. He bound his son Isaac, and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to kill his son. But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven, and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” And Abraham looked up and saw a ram, caught in a thicket by its horns. Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place “The Lord will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”

 

 

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

 

 

PSALM                                    Psalm 13                                              Read in unison

 

1 How long, O Lord?

     will you forget me for ever? *

     how long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long shall I have perplexity in my mind,

     and grief in my heart, day after day? *

     how long shall my enemy triumph over me?
3 Look upon me and answer me, O Lord my God; *

     give light to my eyes, lest I sleep in death;
4 Lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,” *

     and my foes rejoice that I have fallen.
5 But I put my trust in your mercy; *

     my heart is joyful because of your saving help.
6 I will sing to the Lord, for he has dealt with me richly; *

     I will praise the Name of the Lord Most High.

 

 

Epistle                    Romans 6: 12-23                    A Reading from the Paul’s letter to the Romans

Do not let sin exercise dominion in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions. No longer present your members to sin as instruments of wickedness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and present your members to God as instruments of righteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

What then? Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that you, having once been slaves of sin, have become obedient from the heart to the form of teaching to which you were entrusted, and that you, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. I am speaking in human terms because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to greater and greater iniquity, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness for sanctification.

When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. So what advantage did you then get from the things of which you now are ashamed? The end of those things is death. But now that you have been freed from sin and en-slaved to God, the advantage you get is sanctification. The end is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

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

 

 

GRADUAL              “O beautiful for spacious skies”                         Hymn #719 

 

1  O beautiful for spacious skies,

          for amber waves of grain,

     for purple mountain majesties

          above the fruited plain!

     America! America!

          God shed his grace on thee,

     and crown thy good with brotherhood

          from sea to shining sea.

 

2  O beautiful for heroes proved

          in liberating strife,

     who more than self their country loved,

          and mercy more than life!

     America! America!

          God mend thine every flaw,

     confirm thy soul in self-control,

          thy liberty in law.

 

3  O beautiful for patriot dream

          that sees beyond the years

     thine alabaster cities gleam,

          undimmed by human tears!

     America! America!

          God shed his grace on thee,

     and crown thy good with brotherhood

          from sea to shining sea.

 

 

GOSPEL        Matthew 10: 40-42

 

Deacon or Priest: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew

People:    Glory to you Lord Christ.

 

Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me wel-comes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple– truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.”

 

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

 

 

SERMON                                                                                                                Rev. Cricket Park

 

 

THE NICENE CREED

 

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 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.

Amen.

 

 

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

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 bish-ops; for this gathering; and for all ministers and people. Pray for the Church.
Silence

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

 

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.
Silence

 

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.
Silence

 

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

 

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.
Silence

 

Let us pray for our own needs and those of others.
(You are invited to add your own petitions silently or aloud.)

 

Celebrant: Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liber-ty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn: Grant that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

 

 

THE CONFESSION

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 our-selves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Je-sus 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.

 

THE ABSOLUTION
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.

 

THE PEACE

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

Response: And also with you.

 

Please greet one another with a sign of peace.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

OFFERTORY/ANTHEM         “Great God we sing”                  Franklin Ritter

 

PRESENTATION OF GIFTS
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 hymn:

 

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.

 

 

THE HOLY COMMUNION

 

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.

 

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
And so, Father, we who have been redeemed by him, and made a new people by wa-ter and the Spirit, now bring before you these gifts. Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ our Lord.

On the night he was betrayed he took bread, said the blessing, broke the bread, and gave it to his friends, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

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

 

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THE FRACTION/THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD

 

INVITATION TO COMMUNION:
Celebrant The Gifts of God for the People of God.

 

COMMUNION HYMN        “O Jesus I have promised”             Hymn #655

 

1  O Jesus, I have promised

        to serve thee to the end:

    be thou for ever near me,

        my Master and my friend;

    I shall not fear the battle,

        if thou art by my side,

    nor wander from the pathway,

        if thou wilt be my guide.

 

2  O let me hear thee speaking

        in accents clear and still,

    above the storms of passion,

        the murmurs of self-will;

    O speak to reassure me,

        to hasten or control;

    O speak, and make me

        listen, thou guardian of my soul.

 

3  O Jesus, thou hast promised

        to all who follow thee,

    that where thou art in glory

        there shall thy servant be;

    and, Jesus, I have promised

        to serve thee to the end;

    O give me grace to follow,

        my Master and my friend.

 

 

POST COMMUNION PRAYER

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.

 

THE BLESSING

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                  “Day by Day”                                   Hymn #655 (ala Godspell)

 

Day by day; day by day
O dear Lord, three things I pray.
To see thee more clearly;
To love thee more dearly;
Follow thee more nearly;
Day by day.

 

Repeat repeat, repeat, repeat……

 

 

DISMISSAL

 

The congregation is dismissed.

People    Thanks be to God.

 

POSTLUDE           “The Church’s One Foundation”                                       John G. Barr

 

 

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Ministers for July 2, 2023
Organist: Donna Larsen Vocalist: Laura Leach
Acolytes: Stephanie Welch and Gary Welch
Lay Readers: Susan Kendall and TJ Walch
Chalice Bearers: Elizabeth Wagner-Weber and Judy Rudd
Tech Table: Dave Reuter
Ushers: Ginny Tuxhorn and Jim Rudd
Counters: Jim Rudd and Gary Welch
Open/Close: Wagner/Welch
Coffee Hour: All-American Potluck
Sanctuary Lamp: Katherine Wagner

 

 

Ministers for July 9, 2023
Organist: Donna Larsen Vocalist: Laura Leach
Acolytes: Jackie Hoskinson and Will Day
Lay Readers: Don Nancarrow and Carol Williamson
Chalice Bearers: Elizabeth Wagner-Weber and Jim Rudd
Tech Table: Gary Welch
Ushers: Carol Williamson and Tony Rubino
Counters: Carol Nancarrow and Dave Reuter
Open/Close: Rudd/Reuter

Coffee Hour: TBD
Flowers and Sanctuary Lamp: The Bertas

 

 

Softball!
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.
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July

 

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!

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Vestry

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 st_marks@ameritech.net;

Office Hours by appointment. 937-256-1082

 

 

 

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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

st_marks@ameritech.net

 

 

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

wardens@stmarksdayton.org

 

Donna Larsen, Music Director/Organist,

musicdirector@stmarksdayton.org

 

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

456 Woodman Drive

Dayton, OH 45431

 

Email: st_marks@ameritech.net

Office Phone: 937-256-1082

 

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