Trinity Sunday (Yr A) June 4, 2023





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


OPENING HYMN                      “Holy Holy Holy”                                       Hymnal #362


1   Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

          Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee:

     Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,

          God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity.



2  Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,

          casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;

     cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,

          which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.



3  Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,

          though the sinful human eye thy glory may not see,

     only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,

          perfect in power, in love, and purity.



4  Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

          All thy works shall praise thy Name, in earth, and sky, and sea;

     Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,

                   God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity.



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                  “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

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession

of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power

of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship,

and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with

the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Please be seated for the lessons.



FIRST LESSON         Genesis 1:1-2:4a            A Reading from the Book of Genesis


In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a

formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God

swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there

was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from

the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And

there was evening and there was morning, the first day.


And God said, “Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate

the waters from the waters.” So God made the dome and separated the waters

that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was

  1. God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the

second day.


And God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place,

and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the

waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was

good. Then God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed,

and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” And it was

  1. The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and

trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good.

And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.


And God said, “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from

the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and

let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.” And it was

  1. God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser

light to rule the night—and the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky to give

light upon the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the

light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening

and there was morning, the fourth day.


And God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds

fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.” So God created the great sea

monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters

swarm, and every winged bird of every kind. And God saw that it was good.

God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas,

and let birds multiply on the earth.” And there was evening and there was morning,

the fifth day.


And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and

creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.” And it was so. God

made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and

everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was



Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness;

and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air,

and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every

creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”


So God created humankind in his image,

in the image of God he created them;

male and female he created them.


God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill

the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and

over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the

earth.” God said, “See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon

the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall

have them for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the

air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the

breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. God

saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there

was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.


Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. And

on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested

on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. So God blessed the

seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that

he had done in creation.


These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created.


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



PSALM                   Psalm 8                                 Read responsively by whole verse.


1 O Lord our Governor, *

how exalted is your Name in all the world!

     2 Out of the mouths of infants and children *

     your majesty is praised above the heavens.

3 You have set up a stronghold against your adversaries, *

to quell the enemy and the avenger.

     4 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, *

     the moon and the stars you have set in their courses,

5 What is man that you should be mindful of him? *

the son of man that you should seek him out?

     6 You have made him but little lower than the angels; *

     you adorn him with glory and honor;

7 You give him mastery over the works of your hands; *

you put all things under his feet:

     8 All sheep and oxen, *

     even the wild beasts of the field,

9 The birds of the air, the fish of the sea, *

and whatsoever walks in the paths of the sea.

     10 O Lord our Governor, *

     how exalted is your Name in all the world!




2 Corinthians 13:11-13                   A Reading from the Second Letter to the Corinthians


Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my

appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and

peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints

greet you.


The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion

of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.


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



GRADUAL               “Round the throne in glory seated”                           Hymn #367


1   Round the Lord in glory seated

          cherubim and seraphim

     filled his temple, and repeated

          each to each the alternate hymn;

     “Lord, thy glory fills the heaven,

          earth is with thy fullness stored;

     unto thee be glory given,

          holy, holy, holy Lord.”



2   Heaven is still with glory ringing,

          earth takes up the angels’ cry,

     “Holy, holy, holy,” singing,

          “Lord of hosts, the Lord Most High.”

     With his seraph train before him,

          with his holy Church below,

     thus unite we to adore him,

          bid we thus our anthem flow:



3   “Lord, thy glory fills the heaven,

          earth is with thy fullness stored;

     unto thee be glory given,

          holy, holy, holy Lord.”

     Thus thy glorious Name confessing,

          with thine angel hosts we cry

     “Holy, holy, holy,” blessing

          thee, the Lord of hosts Most High.



GOSPEL            Matthew 28: 16-20

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

People:  Glory to you Lord Christ.


The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed

them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus

came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to

  1. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of

the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything

that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the

end of the age.”


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.






The people stand or kneel. Then the Celebrant continues, with the congregation joining in the words in bold type.


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.


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 .





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.


  1. 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!


  1. 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.


  1. 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 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   “Spirit Divine, Attend Our Prayers”              Hymn #509


1 Spirit divine, attend our prayers,
and make this house your home;
descend with all your gracious powers;
come now, great Spirit, come!


2 Come as the fire: and purge our hearts
like sacrificial flame;
let our whole life an offering be
to our Redeemer’s name.


3 Come as the dove: and spread your wings,
the wings of peaceful love;
and let your Church on earth become
blest as the Church above.


4 Come as the wind, with rushing sound
and Pentecostal grace,
that all of woman born may see
the glory of your face.


5 Spirit divine, attend our prayers;
and make this world your home;
descend with all your gracious powers;
come now, great Spirit, come!




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

  1. Dates and times are in the Calendar.

Mark your Calendar:

June 4, Trinity Sunday

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

June 7, St. Arbucks at Kroger 10:00am


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!



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 seasonal specialties. Some members will also select to include our Meat

CSA, which provides them with cuts from our pasture-raised, high quality pork and



Procter Center Farm offers two different types, and two different sizes of CSAs: a fullshare

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 Newsletter, which includes fun facts, updates

about the farm, helpful recipes and more!


Many of our members come back annually! Join us, as we continue to successfully

provide the community with fresh foods and goods. *Become a member by completing

the online form and providing payment to Procter Center.


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








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,

Dave Reuter

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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