Pentecost (Yr A) May 28, 2023








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


OPENING HYMN                “Hail Thee, Festival Day”                    Hymnal #225




              Hail thee, festival day!

              blest day that art hallowed for ever,

              day when the Holy Ghost

              shone in the world with God’s grace.


1  Lo, in the likeness of fire, on those who await his appearing,

     he whom the Lord foretold suddenly, swiftly, descends:




2  Forth from the Father he comes with sevenfold mystical offering,

     pouring on all human souls infinite riches of God:




3  Hark! for in myriad tongues Christ’s own, his chosen apostles,

     preach to the ends of the earth Christ and his wonderful works:




4  Praise to the Spirit of Life, all praise to the fount of our being,

     light that dost lighten all, life that in all dost abide:






Celebrant   Alleluia. Christ is risen.

People The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.



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                         “Canticle 13”                               Hymn #S236


1. Glory to you, Lord God of our Fathers;

you are worthy of praise; glory to you.


2. Glory to you for the radiance of your holy Name;

we will praise you and highly exalt you forever.


3. Glory to you in the splendor of your temple;

on the throne of your majesty, Glory to you.


4. Glory to you seated before the Cheribim;

we will praise you and highly exalt you forever.


5. Glory to you beholding the depths;

in the high vault of heaven. Glory to you.


6. Glory to you Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;

we will highly exalt you forever.



FIRST LESSON               Numbers 11:24-30                    A Reading from Numbers

Moses went out and told the people the words of the Lord; and he gathered seventy

elders of the people, and placed them all around the tent. Then the Lord

came down in the cloud and spoke to him, and took some of the spirit

that was on him and put it on the seventy elders; and when the spirit rested upon

them, they prophesied. But they did not do so again.


Two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named Medad,

and the spirit rested on them; they were among those registered, but they had not

gone out to the tent, and so they prophesied in the camp. And a young man ran

and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.” And Joshua

son of Nun, the assistant of Moses, one of his chosen men, said, “My lord Moses,

stop them!” But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all

the Lord’s people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his spirit on them!”

And Moses and the elders of Israel returned to the camp.


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




PSALM               Psalm 104:25-35, 37                                Read responsively by whole verse.


25 O Lord, how manifold are your works! *

in wisdom you have made them all;

the earth is full of your creatures.

26 Yonder is the great and wide sea

with its living things too many to number, *

creatures both small and great.

27 There move the ships,

and there is that Leviathan, *

which you have made for the sport of it.

28 All of them look to you *

to give them their food in due season.

29 You give it to them; they gather it; *

you open your hand, and they are filled with good things.

30 You hide your face, and they are terrified; *

you take away their breath,

and they die and return to their dust.

31 You send forth your Spirit, and they are created; *

and so you renew the face of the earth.

32 May the glory of the Lord endure for ever; *

may the Lord rejoice in all his works.

33 He looks at the earth and it trembles; *

he touches the mountains and they smoke.

34 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; *

I will praise my God while I have my being.

35 May these words of mine please him; *

I will rejoice in the Lord.

37 Bless the Lord, O my soul. *

Hallelujah! Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered; *

let those who hate him flee before him.




EPISTLE                 Acts 2:1-21                    A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles

When the day of Pentecost had come, the disciples were all together in one

place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent

wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of

fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them

were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the

Spirit gave them ability.


Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem.

And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one

heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished,

they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we

hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and

residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and

Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from

Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs– in our own languages we

hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” All were amazed and per7

plexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others sneered and

said, “They are filled with new wine.”


But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men

of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to

what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock

in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

`In the last days it will be, God declares,

that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,

and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

and your young men shall see visions,

and your old men shall dream dreams.

Even upon my slaves, both men and women,

in those days I will pour out my Spirit;

and they shall prophesy.

And I will show portents in the heaven above

and signs on the earth below,

blood, and fire, and smoky mist.

The sun shall be turned to darkness

and the moon to blood,

before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.

Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ “


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



GRADUAL                       “O Spirit of Life”                     Hymn #505


1  O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God,

     in every need thou bringest aid;

     thou comest forth from God’s great throne,

     from God, the Father and the Son;

     O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God.



2  O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God,

     increase our faith in our dear Lord;

     unless thy grace the power should give,

     none can believe in Christ and live;

     O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God.



3  O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God,

     make us to love thy sacred word;

     the holy flame of love impart,

     that charity may warm each heart;

     O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God.



4  O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God,

     enlighten us by that same word;

     teach us to know the Father’s love,

     and his dear Son, who reigns above;

     O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God.



GOSPEL                 John 7:37-39

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

People: Glory to you Lord Christ.


On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he

cried out, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let the one who believes in

me drink. As the scripture has said, ‘Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of

living water.’” Now he said this about the Spirit, which believers in him were to receive;

for as yet there was no Spirit, because Jesus was not yet glorified.


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.




Celebrant: O Judge of the nations, we remember before you with grateful hearts the

people of our country who in the day of decision ventured much for the liberties we

now enjoy. Grant that we may not rest until all the people of this land share the benefits

of true freedom and gladly accept its disciplines. This we ask in the Name of

Jesus Christ our Lord. 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.






           Sung or said responsively…

The Lord be with you.  And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.  We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give him thanks and praise.



The people stand or kneel. Then the Celebrant continues


It is truly right to glorify you, Father, and to give you thanks; for you alone are God, living

and true, dwelling in light inaccessible from before time and for ever.

Fountain of life and source of all goodness, you made all things and fill them with your

blessing; you created them to rejoice in the splendor of your radiance.

Countless throngs of angels stand before you to serve you night and day; and, beholding

the glory of your presence, they offer you unceasing praise. Joining with them,

and giving voice to every creature under heaven, we acclaim you, and glorify your

Name, as we sing (say),


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 people stand or kneel. The Celebrant continues


We acclaim you, holy Lord, glorious in power. Your mighty works reveal your wisdom

and love. You formed us in your own image, giving the whole world into our care, so

that, in obedience to you, our Creator, we might rule and serve all your creatures.

When our disobedience took us far from you, you did not abandon us to the power of

death. In your mercy you came to our help, so that in seeking you we might find you.

Again and again you called us into covenant with you, and through the prophets you

taught us to hope for salvation.


Father, you loved the world so much that in the fullness of time you sent your only Son

to be our Savior. Incarnate by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, he lived as one

of us, yet without sin. To the poor he proclaimed the good news of salvation; to prisoners,

freedom; to the sorrowful, joy. To fulfill your purpose he gave himself up to death;

and, rising from the grave, destroyed death, and made the whole creation new.

And, that we might live no longer for ourselves, but for him who died and rose for us,

he sent the Holy Spirit, his own first gift for those who believe, to complete his work in

the world, and to bring to fulfillment the sanctification of all.


When the hour had come for him to be glorified by you, his heavenly Father, having

loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end; at supper with them

he took bread, and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave 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

them, 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.”


Father, we now celebrate this memorial of our redemption. Recalling Christ’s death

and his descent among the dead, proclaiming his resurrection and ascension to your

right hand, awaiting his coming in glory; and offering to you, from the gifts you have

given us, this bread and this cup, we praise you and we bless you.


Celebrant and People

We praise you, we bless you,

we give thanks to you,

and we pray to you, Lord our God.


The Celebrant continues

Lord, we pray that in your goodness and mercy your Holy Spirit may descend upon

us, and upon these gifts, sanctifying them and showing them to be holy gifts for your

holy people, the bread of life and the cup of salvation, the Body and Blood

of your Son Jesus Christ.


Grant that all who share this bread and cup may become one body and one spirit, a

living sacrifice in Christ, to the praise of your Name.


Remember, Lord, your one holy catholic and apostolic Church, redeemed by the blood

of your Christ. Reveal its unity, guard its faith, and preserve it in peace.


And grant that we may find our inheritance with the Blessed Virgin Mary, with patriarchs,

matriarchs, prophets, apostles, and martyrs, with Mark and all the saints who

have found favor with you in ages past. We praise you in union with them and give

you glory through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.


Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ, all honor and glory are yours, Almighty

God and Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever. 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.



THE FRACTION/THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD                     Hymn #875


Be known to us Lord Jesus in the breaking of the bread

Be known to us Lord Jesus in the breaking of the bread


The bread which we break alleluia is the communion of the body of Christ

Be known to us Lord Jesus in the breaking of the bread


One body are we alleluia for though many we share one bread

Be known to us Lord Jesus in the breaking of the bread


(The disciples knew the Lord Jesus in the breaking of the bread.)





Celebrant The Gifts of God for the People of God.



COMMUNION HYMN      “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart”           LEVAS #119



1. Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;
Wean it from earth; through all its pulses move.
Stoop to my weakness, mighty as Thou art,
And make me love Thee as I ought to love.


2. Hast Thou not bid me love Thee, God and King?
All, all Thine own, soul, heart and strength and mind.
I see Thy cross; there teach my heart to cling:
Oh, let me seek Thee, and, oh, let me find!


3. Teach me to feel that Thou art always nigh;
Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear,
To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh;
Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.


4.Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love,
One holy passion filling all my frame;
The kindling of the heav’n-descended Dove,
My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame.



Celebrant Let us pray.

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.




RECESSIONAL HYMN    “Spirit Divine, Attend Our Prayers”    Hymn #509



The congregation is dismissed.

People   Thanks be to God.


POSTLUDE                                “March in G”                                                     John Lee






Ministers for May 28, 2023

Acolytes: Gabriel Walch and Elizabeth Reuter

Lay Readers: Susan Kendall and Gary Welch

Chalice Bearers: Jim Rudd and Kendall Rubino

Tech Table: Gary Welch

Ushers: Jim Rudd and Dave Reuter

Counters: Jim Rudd and Dave Reuter

Open/Close: Welch/Rudd

Coffee Hour: Ginny Tuxhorn


Ministers for June 5, 2023

Altar Guild: 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 Mary-Anna Welch

Open/Close: ??/Rubino

Coffee Hour: ??


Adult Formation: What Episcopalians Need to Know about the Prayer Book

We use bulletins on Sunday to make visitors feel more welcome and to help those

who have vision or mobility issues worship more easily. The Book of Common Prayer

is a theological gem that is largely unexamined by those in the pews. Join Rev. Cricket

over the next several weeks to learn about the treasure we call the “BCP”.


Safe Church Training—Time to Renew

The Formation office asks that all priests and rectors works with staff, vestry members,

treasurers, convention delegates, church staff, licensed and lay leadership, key

holders, and children’s ministers/volunteers to be compliant with Safe Church and Anti

-Racism training as soon as possible. Safe Church Training is done online through

Praesidium. Go to and create your account to be

able to take the courses. Questions: email Emma Helms-Steinmetz (ehelmssteinmetz@ )


Softball has begun!

Cheer on the St. Mark’s team at Fairfield Ball Park, 627 N. Broad St., Fairborn, OH

  1. Dates and times are below in the Calendar.


From Senior Warden Libby Nicholson:

I heard this evening from Mark Miles, now living in Florida. The Miles family were

longtime members of St. Mark’s. Mark, not able to live independently, moved to Florida

several years ago to live with his sister, Jan. Mark is very conscientious checking in

by phone with old friends from church. His older brother, Dave, recently passed away

in Indiana. Mark wanted folks to know that “Dave is in a better place.” Mark also wanted

his friends to know he recently celebrated his 70th birthday! He asked that his contact

info be shared so others could reach out to him, if they wish to:


Mark Miles and Jan Karody

1400 Eagle Flight Way

North Port, FL 34287





2023 Procter Center Farm CSA Program


This is our 7th year providing easy access to fresh, local produce at a good price! Join our
Procter Center Farm 2023 CSA Program!

CSA stands for community supported agriculture. CSA is a way for consumers and farmers to
join together in support of local agriculture. Members purchase a share of the farm’s harvest,
in advance of the growing season. In return, members receive a weekly supply of high-quality,
locally grown, fresh produce and products.


Members of our Vegetable CSA are given a weekly share (a box) of vegetables, herbs, and sea-
sonal specialƟes. Some members will also select to include our Meat CSA, which provides

them with cuts from our pasture-raised, high quality pork and chicken.

Procter Center Farm offers two different types, and two different sizes of CSAs: a full-share or
half-share Vegetable CSA, and a full-share or half-share Meat CSA.

June 10th to September 30th, the Procter Center Farm CSA will run for 16 weeks. Each week,
members also receive a CSA NewsleƩer, which includes fun facts, updates about the farm,
helpful recipes and more!

Many of our members come back annually! Join us, as we conƟnue to successfully provide the
community with fresh foods and goods. *Become a member by compleƟng this online form
and providing payment to Procter Center.

*CSA membership is limited to 30 Vegetable Shares and 15 Meat Shares.




Mark your Calendar:

May 28, Pentecost and Memorial Day weekend

May 30, Softball at Fairfield Park (vs. Central Ave Church of Christ) 7:15pm

June 3, Dayton Pride Festival

June 4, Trinity Sunday

June 6, Softball at Fairfield Park (vs. Mary Help of Christians) 7:15pm



Dayton-area Episcopal churches will march in the Pride

Parade and host a booth at Dayton’s Pride Festival on June

3rd and we need your help! Booth set up is at 10am on


Courthouse Square. Volunteer shifts of one hour begin at

noon and end at 4pm. Lots of folks are

needed to march in the parade, which

starts at Cooper Park, winds through


Downtown Dayton, ending at

Courthouse Square. At 4:30pm,

willing hands are needed to teardown and clean up the booth.

If you’re interested in volunteering at the booth or marching in

the parade, contact Katherine Wagner or use the QR code at




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