Palm Sunday (Yr B) March 24, 2024



PRELUDE                   “All glory, laud, and honor”                         Healey Willan


The Liturgy of the Palms


All are invited to take a palm branch or cross before the service begins, and to hold

it during the opening music, the reading, the blessing of the palms, and the procession.


Celebrant         Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord.
     People         Peace in heaven and glory in the highest.


Celebrant        Let us pray.
Assist us mercifully with your help, O Lord God of our salvation, that we may enter
with joy upon the contemplation of those mighty acts, whereby you have given us life
and immortality; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Gospeler      Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark.

    People     Glory to you Lord Christ.


GOSPEL                      Mark 11: 1-11


When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the
Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village
ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find tied there a colt
that has never been ridden; untie it and bring it. If anyone says to you, ‘Why are
you doing this?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here immediately.’”
They went away and found a colt tied near a door, outside in the street. As
they were untying it, some of the bystanders said to them, “What are you doing,
untying the colt?” They told them what Jesus had said; and they allowed them to
take it. Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat
on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy
branches that they had cut in the fields. Then those who went ahead and those
who followed were shouting,


Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!”


Then he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple; and when he had looked
around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.


The Gospel of the Lord.

People      Praise to you Lord Christ



The Thanksgiving Over the Palms


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


Celebrant       Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
     People        It is right to give him thanks and praise.


It is right to praise you, Almighty God, for the acts of love by which you have

redeemed us through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. On this day he entered the holy
city of Jerusalem in triumph, and was proclaimed as King of kings by those who
spread their garments and branches of palm along his way. Let these branches be for
us signs of his victory, and grant that we who bear them in his name may ever hail him
as our King, and follow him in the way that leads to eternal life; who lives and reigns in
glory with you and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever.
People     Amen


Celebrant      Let us go forth in peace.
     People      In the name of Christ. Amen.



The Procession


The procession will be decided this morning and will depend on the weather. Please
take direction from the priest.


PROCESSIONAL HYMN               “All Glory Laud and Honor”            HYMN #154


All glory, laud, and honor

                to thee, Redeemer, King!

            to whom the lips of children

                made sweet hosannas ring.


1  Thou art the King of Israel,

        thou David’s royal Son,

    who in the Lord’s Name comest,

        the King and Blessèd One.




2  The company of angels

        is praising thee on high;

    and we with all creation

        in chorus make reply.




3  The people of the Hebrews

    with palms before thee went;

    our praise and prayers and anthems

        before thee we present.




4  To thee before thy passion

        they sang their hymns of praise;

    to thee, now high exalted,

        our melody we raise.




5  Thou didst accept their praises;

        accept the prayers we bring,

    who in all good delightest,

        thou good and gracious King.




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


Celebrant      Let us pray.
Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your
Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the
cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in
the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our
Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.


(Please be seated.)


First Lesson         Isaiah 50:4-9a

A Reading from the book of the Book of Isaiah


The Lord God has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain
the weary with a word. Morning by morning he wakens—wakens my ear to listen as
those who are taught. The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I
did not turn backward. I gave my back to those who struck me, and my cheeks to
those who pulled out the beard; I did not hide my face from insult and spitting. The
Lord God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face
like flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame; he who vindicates me is near.
Who will contend with me? Let us stand up together. Who are my adversaries? Let
them confront me. It is the Lord God who helps me; who will declare me guilty?


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



PSALM                      Psalm 31:9-16           Please read responsively.


9 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in trouble; *
my eye is consumed with sorrow, and also my throat and my belly.


10 For my life is wasted with grief, and my years with sighing; *
my strength fails me because of affliction, and my bones are consumed.


11 I have become a reproach to all mYBenemies and even to my neighbors, a dismay
to those of my acquaintance; *
when they see me in the street they avoid me.


12 I am forgotten like a dead man, out of mind; *
I am as useless as a broken pot.


13 For I have heard the whispering of the crowd; fear is all around; *
they put their heads together against me; they plot to take my life.


14 But as for me, I have trusted in you, O Lord. *
I have said, “You are my God.


15 My times are in your hand; *
rescue me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.


16 Make your face to shine upon your servant, *
and in your loving-kindness save me.”



EPISTLE    Philippians 2:5-11   A Reading from the Letter of Paul to the Philippians


Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form
of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied

himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in

human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death—even

death on a cross. Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that

is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven

and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is

Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


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



GRADUAL HYMN          “O sacred head sore wounded”              HYMN #168


1  O sacred head, sore wounded,

          defiled and put to scorn;

     O kingly head, surrounded

          with mocking crown of thorn:

     what sorrow mars thy grandeur?

          Can death thy bloom deflower?

     O countenance whose splendor

          the hosts of heaven adore!


2  Thy beauty, long-desirèd,

          hath vanished from our sight;

     thy power is all expirèd,

          and quenched the light of light.

     Ah me! for whom thou diest,

          hide not so far thy grace:

     show me, O Love most highest,

          the brightness of thy face.


3  In thy most bitter passion

          my heart to share doth cry,

     with thee for my salvation

          upon the cross to die.

     Ah, keep my heart thus movèd

          to stand thy cross beneath,

     to mourn thee, well-belovèd,

          yet thank thee for thy death.


4  What language shall I borrow

          to thank thee, dearest friend,

     for this thy dying sorrow,

          thy pity without end?

     Oh, make me thine forever!

          and should I fainting be,

     Lord, let me never, never,

          outlive my love for thee.


5  My days are few, O fail not,

          with thine immortal power,

     to hold me that I quail not

          in death’s most fearful hour;

     that I may fight befriended,

          and see in my last strife

     to me thine arms extended

          upon the cross of life.



The congregation may be seated for the first part of the Passion.
There are no responses to the introduction or conclusion.



Mark 14:1-15:47


Narrator It was two days before the Passover and the festival of Unleavened
Bread. The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way to arrest Jesus by
stealth and kill him; for they said,


Priests/Scribes “Not during the festival, or there may be a riot among the


Narrator While he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at
the table, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very costly ointment of nard, and
she broke open the jar and poured the ointment on his head. But some were there
who said to one another in anger,


Judas “Why was the ointment wasted in this way? For this ointment could
have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and the money given to the


Narrator And they scolded her. But Jesus said,


Jesus “Let her alone; why do you trouble her? She has performed a good
service for me. For you always have the poor with you, and you can show kindness
to them whenever you wish; but you will not always have me. She has done
what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for its burial. Truly I tell
you, wherever the good news is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has
done will be told in remembrance of her.”


Narrator Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief
priests in order to betray him to them. When they heard it, they were greatly
pleased, and promised to give him money. So he began to look for an opportunity
to betray him.


On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, his
disciples said to him,


Disciples “Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat
the Passover?”


Narrator So he sent two of his disciples, saying to them,


Jesus “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow
him, and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks,
Where is my guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ He will
show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us


Narrator So the disciples set out and went to the city, and found everything as
he had told them; and they prepared the Passover meal.


When it was evening, he came with the twelve. And when they had taken their
places and were eating, Jesus said,


Jesus “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me.”


Narrator They began to be distressed and to say to him one after another,


Disciples “Surely, not I?”


Narrator He said to them,


Jesus “It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread into the bowl with me.
For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that one by whom the
Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that one not to have been


Narrator While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he
broke it, gave it to them, and said,


Jesus “Take; this is my body.”


Narrator Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all
of them drank from it. He said to them,


Jesus “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. Truly I
tell you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it
new in the kingdom of God.”


Narrator When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
And Jesus said to them,


Jesus “You will all become deserters; for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd,
and the sheep will be scattered.’ But after I am raised up, I will go before you
to Galilee.”


Narrator Peter said to him,


Peter “Even though all become deserters, I will not.”


Narrator Jesus said to him,


Jesus “Truly I tell you, this day, this very night, before the cock crows twice,
you will deny me three times.”


Narrator But he said vehemently,


Peter “Even though I must die with you, I will not deny you.”


Narrator And all of them said the same.
They went to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples,


Jesus “Sit here while I pray.”


Narrator He took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be distressed
and agitated. And he said to them,


Jesus “I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and keep awake.”


Narrator And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed
that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. He said,


Jesus “Abba, Father, for you all things are possible; remove this cup from
me; yet, not what I want, but what you want.”


Narrator He came and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter,
Jesus “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not keep awake one hour? Keep
awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is
willing, but the flesh is weak.”


Narrator And again he went away and prayed, saying the same words. And
once more he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy; and
they did not know what to say to him. He came a third time and said to them,


Jesus “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Enough! The hour has
come; the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Get up, let us be
going. See, my betrayer is at hand.”


Narrator Immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve,
arrived; and with him there was a crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief
priests, the scribes, and the elders. Now the betrayer had given them a sign,


Judas “The one I will kiss is the man; arrest him and lead him away
under guard.”


Narrator So when he came, he went up to him at once and said,


Judas “Rabbi!”


Narrator and kissed him. Then they laid hands on him and arrested him. But
one of those who stood near drew his sword and struck the slave of the high
priest, cutting off his ear. Then Jesus said to them,


Jesus “Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest me as though I
were a bandit? Day after day I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did
not arrest me. But let the scriptures be fulfilled.”


Narrator All of them deserted him and fled. A certain young man was following
him, wearing nothing but a linen cloth. They caught hold of him, but he left the linen
cloth and ran off naked.


They took Jesus to the high priest; and all the chief priests, the elders, and the
scribes were assembled. Peter had followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard
of the high priest; and he was sitting with the guards, warming himself at the
fire. Now the chief priests and the whole council were looking for testimony
against Jesus to put him to death; but they found none. For many gave false testimony
against him, and their testimony did not agree. Some stood up and gave
false testimony against him, saying,


False Witnesses “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple that is made
with hands, and in three days I will build another, not made with hands.’”
Narrator But even on this point their testimony did not agree. Then the
high priest stood up before them and asked Jesus,


High Priest “Have you no answer? What is it that they testify against you?”


Narrator But he was silent and did not answer. Again the high priest asked him,


High Priest “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?”


Narrator Jesus said,


Jesus “I am; and ‘you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the
Power,’ and ‘coming with the clouds of heaven.’”


Narrator Then the high priest tore his clothes and said,


High Priest “Why do we still need witnesses? You have heard his blasphemy!
What is your decision?”


Narrator All of them condemned him as deserving death. Some began to spit
on him, to blindfold him, and to strike him, saying to him, “Prophesy!” The guards
also took him over and beat him.


While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant-girls of the high priest
came by. When she saw Peter warming himself, she stared at him and said,


Servant Girl “You also were with Jesus, the man from Nazareth.”


Narrator But he denied it, saying,


Peter “I do not know or understand what you are talking about.”


Narrator And he went out into the forecourt. Then the cock crowed. And the
servant-girl, on seeing him, began again to say to the bystanders,


Servant Gir “This man is one of them.”


Narrator But again he denied it. Then after a little while the bystanders again
said to Peter,


Bystanders “Certainly you are one of them; for you are a Galilean.”


Narrator But he began to curse, and he swore an oath,


Peter “I do not know this man you are talking about.”


Narrator At that moment the cock crowed for the second time. Then Peter remembered
that Jesus had said to him, “Before the cock crows twice, you will deny
me three times.” And he broke down and wept.


As soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders
and scribes and the whole council. They bound Jesus, led him away, and handed
him over to Pilate. Pilate asked him,


Pilate “Are you the King of the Jews?”


Narrator He answered him,


Jesus “You say so.”


Narrator Then the chief priests accused him of many things. Pilate asked him a


Pilate “Have you no answer? See how many charges they bring against you.”


Narrator But Jesus made no further reply, so that Pilate was amazed.


Now at the festival he used to release a prisoner for them, anyone for whom they
asked. Now a man called Barabbas was in prison with the rebels who had committed
murder during the insurrection. So the crowd came and began to ask Pilate
to do for them according to his custom. Then he answered them,


Pilate “Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?”


Narrator For he realized that it was out of jealousy that the chief priests had
handed him over. But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release


Barabbas for them instead. Pilate spoke to them again,


Pilate “Then what do you wish me to do with the man you call the King of the


Narrator They shouted back,


Crowd “Crucify him!”


Narrator Pilate asked them,


Pilate “Why, what evil has he done?”


Narrator But they shouted all the more,


Crowd “Crucify him!”


Narrator So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas for them;
and after flogging Jesus, he handed him over to be crucified.


Then the soldiers led him into the courtyard of the palace (that is, the governor’s
headquarters); and they called together the whole cohort. And they clothed him in
a purple cloak; and after twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on him. And
they began saluting him,


Soldiers “Hail, King of the Jews!”


Narrator They struck his head with a reed, spat upon him, and knelt down in
homage to him. After mocking him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put
his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him.


                            (Please stand as you are able.)


They compelled a passer-by, who was coming in from the country, to carry his
cross; it was Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus. Then they
brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means the place of a skull).
And they offered him wine mixed with myrrh; but he did not take it. And they crucified
him, and divided his clothes among them, casting lots to decide what each
should take.


It was nine o’clock in the morning when they crucified him. The inscription of the
charge against him read, “The King of the Jews.” And with him they crucified two
bandits, one on his right and one on his left. Those who passed by derided him,
shaking their heads and saying,


Crowd “Aha! You who would destroy the temple and build it in three days,
save yourself, and come down from the cross!”


Narrator In the same way the chief priests, along with the scribes, were also
mocking him among themselves and saying,


Priests/Scribes “He saved others; he cannot save himself. Let the Messiah, the


King of Israel, come down from the cross now, so that we may see and believe.”


Narrator Those who were crucified with him also taunted him.


When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.
At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice,


Jesus “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?”


Narrator which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” When
some of the bystanders heard it, they said,


Crowd “Listen, he is calling for Elijah.”


Narrator And someone ran, filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a stick, and
gave it to him to drink, saying,


Crowd “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.”


Narrator Then Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last. And the curtain of
the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. Now when the centurion, who
stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said,


Centurion “Truly this man was God’s Son!”


Narrator There were also women looking on from a distance; among them were

Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and
Salome. These used to follow him and provided for him when he was in Galilee;
and there were many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem.


When evening had come, and since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day
before the sabbath, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council,
who was also himself waiting expectantly for the kingdom of God, went boldly to
Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate wondered if he were already
dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he had been dead for
some time. When he learned from the centurion that he was dead, he granted the
body to Joseph. Then Joseph bought a linen cloth, and taking down the body,
wrapped it in the linen cloth, and laid it in a tomb that had been hewn out of the
rock. He then rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and
Mary the mother of Joses saw where the body was laid.     



SERMON                                                                                                    The Rev. Cricket Park



                          PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                       Form II, BCP page 387


Reader Father we pray for your holy Catholic Church;
Response That we all may be one.


Reader Grant that every member of the Church may truly and humbly serve you.
Response That your Name may be glorified by all people.


Reader We pray for all bishops, priests, and deacons;
Response That they may be faithful ministers of your Word and Sacraments.


Reader We pray for all who govern and hold authority in the nations of the world;
Response That there may be justice and peace on the earth.


Reader Give us grace to do your will in all that we undertake;
Response That our works may find favor in your sight.


Reader Have compassion on those who suffer from any grief or trouble;
Response That they may be delivered from their distress.


Reader Give to the departed eternal rest;
Response Let light perpetual shine upon them.


Reader We praise you for your saints who have entered into joy;
Response May we also come to share in your heavenly kingdom.


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


Please offer your prayers silently.


The Celebrant continues
Heavenly Father, you have promised to hear what we ask in the Name of your Son:
Accept and fulfill our petitions, we pray, not as we ask in our ignorance, nor as we
deserve in our sinfulness, but as you know and love us in your Son Jesus Christ our



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.



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






OFFERTORY“                     “Beneath the cross of Jesus”                       Dale Wood




Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God all creatures here below;

Praise God above ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.





Celebrant   The Lord be with you.

People         And also with you.


Celebrant      Lift up your hearts.

People          We lift them to the Lord.


Celebrant     Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People         It is right to give him thanks and praise.


The Celebrant proceeds


It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you,
Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.


Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who was tempted in every way as we are, yet did not
sin. By his grace we are able to triumph over every evil, and to live no longer for ourselves
alone, but for him who died for us and rose again.


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


Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us for yourself, and, when we
had fallen into sin and become subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent Jesus
Christ, your only and eternal Son, to share our human nature, to live and die as
one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and Father of all.


He stretched out his arms upon the cross, and offered himself, in obedience to your
will, a perfect sacrifice for the whole world.


On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, 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 we proclaim the mystery of faith:


Celebrant and People


Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.


The Celebrant continues
We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father, in this sacrifice of praise and
thanksgiving. Recalling his death, resurrection, and ascension, we offer you these
Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of your
Son, the holy food and drink of new and unending life in him. Sanctify us also that we
may faithfully receive this holy Sacrament, and serve you in unity, constancy, and
peace; and at the last day bring us with all your saints into the joy of your eternal kingdom.


All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ: 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.



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.





The Celebrant breaks the consecrated Bread. A period of silence is kept.


Agnus Dei                                                                   Hymnal 1982 #S164


 Jesus, Lamb of God:

Have mercy on us.


Jesus, bearer of our sins:

Have mercy on us.


Jesus, redeemer,

redeemer of the world:

Give us your peace.,

Give us your peace



Facing the people, the Celebrant says the following Invitation


The Gifts of God for the People of God. Take them in remembrance that Christ died
for you and feed on him in your hearts by faith with thanksgiving.


Come to God’s altar. You are welcome to receive communion. If you wish only to receive a blessing
from the priest, please cross your arms when you come forward. If you require a gluten-free wafer,
please let the ushers know.



COMMUNION HYMN          “Let thy blood in mercy poured”                          HYMN #313


1  Let thy Blood in mercy poured,

          let thy gracious Body broken,

     be to me, O gracious Lord,

          of thy boundless love the token.


              Thou didst give thyself for me,

              now I give myself to thee.


 2  Thou didst die that I might live;

          blessèd Lord, thou cam’st to save me;

     all that love of God could give

          Jesus by his sorrows gave me.




 3  By the thorns that crowned thy brow,

          by the spear-wound and the nailing,

     by the pain and death, I now

          claim, O Christ, thy love unfailing.




 4  Wilt thou own the gift I bring?

          All my penitence I give thee;

     thou art my exalted King,

          of thy matchless love forgive me.






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.





Celebrant   Bow down before the Lord.


Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus
Christ was willing to be betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer
death upon the cross; who lives and reigns for ever and ever.



CLOSING HYMN                      “At the name of Jesus”                                HYMN #435


1  At the Name of Jesus

          every knee shall bow,

     every tongue confess him

          King of glory now;

     ’tis the Father’s pleasure

          we should call him Lord

     who from the beginning

          was the mighty Word.


2  Humbled for a season,

          to receive a Name

     from the lips of sinners,

          unto whom he came,

     faithfully he bore it

          spotless to the last,

     brought it back victorious,

          when from death he passed;


3  bore it up triumphant,

          with its human light,

     through all ranks of creatures,

          to the central height,

     to the throne of Godhead,

          to the Father’s breast;

     filled it with the glory

          of that perfect rest.


 4  Name him, Christians, name him,

          with love strong as death,

     name with awe and wonder

          and with bated breath;

     he is God the Savior,

          he is Christ the Lord,

     ever to be worshiped,

          trusted, and adored.


5  In your hearts enthrone him;

          there let him subdue

     all that is not holy,

          all that is not true;

     crown him as your Captain

          in temptation’s hour;

     let his will enfold you

     in its light and power.


6  Christians, this Lord Jesus

          shall return again,

     with his Father’s glory

          o’er the earth to reign;

     for all wreaths of empire

          meet upon his brow,

     and our hearts confess him

          King of glory now.





Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

Response      Thanks be to God.


POSTLUDE                            “King’s Majesty”                                   Dale Wood



        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 TODAY March 24
Acolyte(s): Faggio Nocero Sargent
Lay Readers: Judy Rudd and TJ Walch
Chalice Bearers: Elizabeth Wagner-Weber and Don Nancarrow
Tech Table: Gary Welch
Ushers: Tony Rubino and Jim Rudd
Counters: Dave Reuter and Kendall Rubino
Open/Close: Wagner/Nancarrow
Coffee Hour: Elizabeth Reuter



Ministry Assignments for March 31 (Easter Day)
Acolyte: Gabe Walch
Lay Readers: Gabe 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 Gary Welch
Open/Close: Wagner/Nancarrow
Coffee Hour: Tracey Swartz


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


LENT MADNESS: We’ll know the winner of the Golden Halo on Wednesday! Follow
the voting at


COFFEE HOUR: THE EIGHTH SACRAMENT: Please volunteer to host coffee hour.
Sign up on the charts in the narthex or contact Rev. Cricket


EASTER FLOWERS: Your donations toward Easter flowers can be made using the
envelopes in the pews. There are envelopes on the usher’s table also. We cannot
promise attribution in the bulletin for any donations made after today.


SANCTUARY LAMPS need adoption. Please adopt a lamp—$7.50 helps us to shine
the light of Jesus for all to see.


We’ll continue with the book “What the Bible Says about…” this morning and after
Easter. Join us at 9:15am.


March 17—Adult Forum (9:15am); Jr./Sr. Sunday School (9:30am); Holy Eucharist
and Sunday School (10:30am)


March 20—”St. Arbuck’s” at the Kroger Starbucks on Woodman Drive


Adult Forum (9:15am); Jr./Sr. Sunday School (9:30am); Holy Eucharist and Sunday
School (10:30am)


March 27—”St. Arbuck’s” at the Kroger Starbucks on Woodman Drive


March 28—Maundy Thursday
Simple Supper at 6:00pm; Holy Eucharist at 7:00pm


March 29—Good Friday
Stations of the Cross at Noon; Good Friday liturgy at 7:00pm


Holy Eucharist at 10:30am with Coffee Hour and Easter Egg Hunt following


*Simple Supper: Mediterranean Menu.
Please sign up and indicate what you can provide. The sign-up sheet will be on the bulletin
board with the Lent Madness poster.
Possibilities include: Lentil soup, hummus, tabouli salad, falafel, dolmades, etc.
We’ll begin dinner at 6:00pm, so please have your dish here by 5:45pm, if possible.



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Canterbury Court (CCT) Ministry Opportunities
Arts & Crafts Classes. Provide materials and conduct class for “Make it & Take it”
classes for 10 residents of CCT at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. on April 15th and May 20th.


Butterfly Garden Party. Donate annuals, perennials, and monetary contributions and
weed and plant gardens on April 15th and May 20th.


Dismantling Racism Course
Miriam McKenny and Canon Oden have worked hard to get a great program in place.
Classes are offered via zoom with a good amount of flexibility. Not only is this an opportunity
to learn about and have an open conversation about Dismantling Racism but
a great way to interact with other Episcopalians all throughout the Diocese and some
other Dioceses as well. We do strongly encourage people, especially those who are
seeking lay licensing, to participate in one of the sessions.

The next sessions are:

April (10, 17, 24 from 1 to 3 p.m.) Sign up here.
May (15, 22, 29 from to 8 p.m.). Sign up here.
June (4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 from 12 to 1 p.m.). Sign up here.
August (14, 21, 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.). Sign up here.


See more information in the weekly email from the diocese or by visiting


Good Friday Offering
For 102 years, donations to the Good Friday Offering have directly supported ministries
of the Anglican Communion Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Read
the Presiding Bishop’s letter; learn about the places impacted by your donations;
watch the Good Friday concert online; and give generously to the Good Friday Offering


New Camps at Procter!
Camp Launch, July 14-16, for young adults ages 18-24
Designed for young adults in transition. Usual camp fun is included as well as practical
learning activities like budgeting/monetary responsibility and rental/lease agreements
and roommate practices.
Choose-Ur-Own-Adventure Camp, July 18-20, for all adults
Outdoor and indoor activities for all, as well as time for community and memorymaking
around the campfire.
Conservation Camp, July 21-25, ages 12-16
Usual camp fun with added adventures like hands-on farming and forestry, lake activitivities,
campfire cooking and star gazing.
Register for camps at



St. Mark’s is a parish in the Diocese of Southern Ohio, which is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion.



Libby Nicholson, Senior Warden

Kendall Rubino, Junior Warden

Jackie Hoskinson

Jim Rudd

Mary Sones

Patricia Tallman

Jenna Walch


Don Nancarrow, Treasurer

Dave Reuter, Recorder



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



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


Donna Larsen, Music Director/Organist,


St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

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Dayton, OH 45431



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