Easter (Yr B) March 31, 2024



PRELUDE                   “Jesus Christ is Risen Today”                                  Hymnal #207


1  Jesus Christ is risen today,

     our triumphant holy day,

     who did once upon the cross,

     suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!


2  Hymns of praise then let us sing,

     unto Christ, our heavenly King,

     who endured the cross and grave,

     sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!


3  But the pains which he endured,

     our salvation have procured;

     now above the sky he’s King,

     where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!


4  Sing we to our God above

     praise eternal as his love;

     praise him, all ye heavenly host,

     Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!



Celebrant    Alleluia. Christ is risen.

   People    The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.


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                                             “Canticle 13”                             Hymn #S 236


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.


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

we will highly exalt you, Glory to you.



Celebrant     The Lord be with you.

     People      And also with you


Celebrant     Let us pray
Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and
opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day
of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

(Please be seated.)


First Lesson         Isaiah 25: 6-9      A Reading from Isaiah


On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples
     a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines,
     of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear.
And he will destroy on this mountain
     the shroud that is cast over all peoples,
     the sheet that is spread over all nations;
     he will swallow up death forever.
Then the Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces,
     and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth,
     for the LORD has spoken.
It will be said on that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he
     might save us.
This is the LORD for whom we have waited;
     let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.


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



PSALM                Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24           Please read responsively by whole verse.


9 Have 1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; *
his mercy endures for ever.


2 Let Israel now proclaim, *
“His mercy endures for ever.”


14 The LORD is my strength and my song, *
and he has become my salvation.


15 There is a sound of exultation and victory *
in the tents of the righteous:


16 “The right hand of the LORD has triumphed! *
the right hand of the LORD is exalted!
the right hand of the LORD has triumphed!”


17 I shall not die, but live, *
and declare the works of the LORD.


18 The LORD has punished me sorely, *
but he did not hand me over to death.


19 Open for me the gates of righteousness; *
I will enter them;
I will offer thanks to the LORD.


20 “This is the gate of the LORD; *
he who is righteous may enter.”


21 I will give thanks to you, for you answered me *
and have become my salvation.


22 The same stone which the builders rejected *
has become the chief cornerstone.


23 This is the LORD‘s doing, *
and it is marvelous in our eyes.


24 On this day the LORD has acted; *
we will rejoice and be glad in it.



EPISTLE    1 Corinthians 15: 1-11   A Reading from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians


I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to
you, which you in turn received, in which also you stand, through which also you
are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you–
unless you have come to believe in vain.


For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that
Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried,
and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and
that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than
five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though
some have died. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all,
as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles,
unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by
the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me has not been in vain.
On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them–though it was not I, but the
grace of God that is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we proclaim and
so you have come to believe.


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



GRADUAL HYMN          “He is Risen, He is Risen” Hymn #180


1  He is risen, he is risen!

          Tell it out with joyful voice:

     he has burst his three days’ prison;

          let the whole wide earth rejoice:

     death is conquered, we are free,

     Christ has won the victory.


2  Come, ye sad and fearful-hearted,

          with glad smile and radiant brow!

     Death’s long shadows have departed;

          Jesus’ woes are over now,

     and the passion that he bore—

     sin and pain can vex no more.


3  Come, with high and holy hymning,

          hail our Lord’s triumphant day;

     not one darksome cloud is dimming

          yonder glorious morning ray,

     breaking o’er the purple east,

     symbol of our Easter feast.


4  He is risen, he is risen!

          He hath opened heaven’s gate:

     we are free from sin’s dark prison,

          risen to a holier state;

     and a brighter Easter beam

     on our longing eyes shall stream.


GOSPEL                      Mark 11: 1-11


Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples returned to their homes.


But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.


The Gospel of the Lord.

Response      Praise to you Lord Christ



SERMON                                                                                                    The Rev. Cricket Park




We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is, seen and unseen.


We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,

begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven:

  by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin 

            Mary, and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death

   and was buried.

On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;

     he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the


He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.


We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son.

With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.

He has spoken through the Prophets.


We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.



                          PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE


The celebration continues with the Prayers of the People. Please keep silence between the petitions until you are invited to add your own intentions.


I ask your prayers for God’s people throughout the world; for Kristin, Ken, Nedi, and Wendell, our bishops; for this gathering; and for all ministers and people.

Pray for the Church.


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

Pray for justice and peace.


I ask your prayers for the poor, the sick, the hungry, the oppressed and those in prison.

Pray for those in any need or trouble.


I ask your prayers for all who seek God, or a deeper knowledge of God.

Pray that they may find and be found by God.


I ask your prayers for the departed.

Pray for those who have died.


I ask your prayers and thanksgivings for (please add your own petitions)


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


Celebrant:  Hasten, O Faither, the coming of your kingdom; and grant that we your servants, who now live by faith, may with joy behold your Son at his coming in glorious majesty; even Jesus Christ, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.




Celebrant:  The peace of the Lord be always with you.
People:       And also with you.










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.


But chiefly are we bound to praise you for the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; for he is the true Paschal Lamb, who was sacrificed for us, and has taken away the sin of the world. By his death he has destroyed death, and by his rising to life again he has won for us everlasting life.


Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:


Celebrant and People                                                                      HYMNAL 1982 #S130


Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Hosanna in the highest.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

Hosanna in the highest.



The people stand or kneel.


Then the Celebrant continues


We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made
known to us in creation; in the calling of Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken
through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus, your Son. For in
these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Savior
and Redeemer of the world.


In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you. In
him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of
death into life.


On the night before he died for us, our Lord Jesus Christ 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.”


Therefore, according to his command, O Father,


Celebrant and People
We remember his death,
We proclaim his resurrection,
We await his coming in glory;


The Celebrant continues
And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all; presenting
to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine.


We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts that they may be
the Sacrament of the Body of Christ and his Blood of the new Covenant.


Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we may be acceptable through him, being
sanctified by the Holy Spirit.


In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under your Christ, and bring us to
that heavenly country where, with all your saints, we may enter the everlasting heritage
of your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all
creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation.
By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is
yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever.  AMEN.



As our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,


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 for ever.    Amen.



TTHE FRACTION ANTHEM         Be known to us, Lord Jesus     Hymn                 #S75


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          “Christ the Lord is Risen Again” Hymn          #184


1  Christ the Lord is risen again!

     Christ has broken every chain!

     Now through all the world it rings

     that the Lamb is King of kings.



              Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

              Christ, our Paschal Lamb indeed,

              Christ, today your people feed.



2  He who gave for us his life,

     who for us endured the strife,

     takes our sin and guilt away

     that with angels we may say:





3  He who bore all pain and loss

     comfortless upon the cross

     is exalted now to save,

     wresting victory from the grave.







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.





The God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the
great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make
you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing
in his sight; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the
Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always. Amen.



CLOSING HYMN                      “Hail Thee Festival Day” Hymn #175



Hail thee, festival day!

blest day that art hallowed forever,

day where-on Christ a rose,

breaking the kingdom of death


1. Lo, the fair beauty of earth,

from death of the winter arising!

Every good gift of the year

now with its Master returns.



2. He who was nailed to the cross

is Lord and the ruler of nature;

all things created on earth

sing to the glory of God



3. Daily the lovliness grows,

adorned with the glory of blossom;

heaven her gates unbars,

flinging her increase of light.



4. Rise from the grave now, O Lord,

who art author of life and creation.

Treading the pathways of death,

life thou bestowest on all:



5. God the creator, the Lord,,

who rulest the earth and the heavens,

guard us from harm without,

cleanse us from evil within.



6. Jesus the health of the world,

enlighten our minds, thou Redeemer,

Son of the Father supreme,

only begotten of God.



7. Spirit of life and of power,

now flow in us, fount of our being,

light that dost lighten all,

life that in all dost abide.



8. Praise to the Giver of good!

Thou Love who art author of concord,

pour out thy balm on our souls,

order our ways in thy peace.






The congregation is dismissed.

Response      Thanks be to God.





        Please join us for coffee in the Fellowship Room of the Community Building.






Welcome to St. Mark’s! During the service, please assume the postures of prayer and
devotion as best suits your ability. If you are able, please stand for the Gospel, singing
hymns, and the prayers. Kneeling and sitting are also appropriate for the prayers of
the people and the Eucharistic prayers. Remember, the posture of your heart is more
important to God than the position of your body.



Ministry Assignments for March 31, 2023
Acolyte: Jackie Hoskinson
Lay Readers: Gabriel Walch and Don Nancarrow
Chalice Bearers: Kendall Rubino and Elizabeth Wagner-Weber
Tech Table: TJ Walch
Ushers: Dave Reuter and Wayne Harper
Counters: Carol Nancarrow and Janet Reuter
Open/Close: Wagner/Nancarrow
Coffee Hour: Tracey Swartz
Altar Guild: The Welch Family and Janet Reuter


Ministry Assignments for April 7, 2023
Acolyte: Elizabeth Reuter
Lay Readers: Elizabeth Wagner-Weber and Jackie Hoskinson
Chalice Bearers: Judy Rudd and Carol Williamson
Tech Table: Gary Welch
Ushers: Ginny Tuxhorn and Tony Rubino
Counters: Janet Reuter and Jim Rudd
Open/Close: Wagner/Nancarrow
Coffee Hour:
Altar Guild: Norma Peachey and Ginny Tuxhorn


If you are unable to serve on your date, please find your substitute and notify the
church office.



Easter Flowers given…


In memory of Mark C. and Mark S. Peachey and Jennie and Matt Partezana by
Norma Peachey


In thanksgiving for
     our family by Jim and Judy Rudd
     Jamie and Eliza by the Wagners
     Annie and Ben from Grammy and Papw (Libby and Jeff Nicholson)
     Clarence and Isabell Snyder by George Snyder
     Our three grandchildren by Sandy Bultman
     Our many blessings by Larry and Joy Brown


By The Smith family



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Libby Nicholson, Senior Warden

Kendall Rubino, Junior Warden

Jackie Hoskinson

Jim Rudd

Mary Sones

Patricia Tallman

Jenna Walch


Don Nancarrow, Treasurer

Dave Reuter, Recorder


Interim Priest-in-Charge:

Rev. Cricket Park   st_marks@ameritech.net;

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




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