Pentecost-2 (Yr B) June 2, 2024


PRELUDE                “Lord, forever at thy side”                          arr. Christopher Morris

OPENING HYMN          “O Day of Radiant Gladness”                      HYMN #48


1        O day of radiant gladness, O day of joy and light,

          O balm of care and sadness, most beautiful, most bright;

          this day the high and lowly,  through ages joined in tune,

          sing, “Holy, holy, holy,” to the great God Triune.


2        This day at the creation, the light first had its birth;

          this day for our salvation Christ rose from depths of earth;

          this day our Lord victorious the Spirit sent from heaven,

          and thus this day most glorious a triple light was given.


3        This day, God’s people meeting, his Holy Scripture hear;

          his living presence greeting, through Bread and Wine made near.

          We journey on, believing, renewed with heavenly might,

          from grace more grace receiving on this blest day of light.


4        That light our hope sustaining, we walk the pilgrim way,

          at length our rest attaining, our endless Sabbath day.

          We sing to thee our praises, O Father, Spirit, Son;

          the Church her voice upraises to thee, blest Three in One.




Celebrant        Alleluia. Christ is risen.
      People       The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.


HYMN OF PRAISE          “Glory to God”          HYMN #S280


Glory to God in the highest!
Peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One,
for you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.



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

Celebrant          Let us pray.




O God, your never-failing providence sets in order all things both in heaven and
earth: Put away from us, we entreat you, all hurtful things, and give us those things
which are profitable for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


                                      Please be seated.


First Lesson       1 Samuel 3:1-20    A lesson from the first book of Samuel


In Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of
the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread.
At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see,
was lying down in his room; the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel
was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then
the Lord called, “Samuel! Samuel!” and he said, “Here I am!” and ran to Eli, and
said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call; lie down again.”
So he went and lay down. The Lord called again, “Samuel!” Samuel got up and
went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my
son; lie down again.” Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of
the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. The Lord called Samuel again, a
third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.”
Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel,

“Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant
is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.


Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And
Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” [Then the Lord said to Samuel,

“See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make both ears of anyone
who hears of it tingle. On that day I will fulfill against Eli all that I have spoken

concerning his house, from beginning to end. For I have told him that I am about to
punish his house forever, for the iniquity that he knew, because his sons were
blaspheming God, and he did not restrain them. Therefore I swear to the house of
Eli that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be expiated by sacrifice or offering forever.”


Samuel lay there until morning; then he opened the doors of the house of
the Lord. Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli. But Eli called Samuel and
said, “Samuel, my son.” He said, “Here I am.” Eli said, “What was it that he told
you? Do not hide it from me. May God do so to you and more also, if you hide

anything from me of all that he told you.” So Samuel told him everything and hid
nothing from him. Then he said, “It is the Lord; let him do what seems good to


As Samuel grew up, the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the
ground. And all Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was a trustworthy

prophet of the Lord.]


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



PSALM                   Psalm 139              Please read responsively


1 Lord, you have searched me out and known me; *
you know my sitting down and my rising up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.


2 You trace my journeys and my resting-places *
and are acquainted with all my ways.


3 Indeed, there is not a word on my lips, *
but you, O Lord, know it altogether.


4 You press upon me behind and before *
and lay your hand upon me.


5 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; *
it is so high that I cannot attain to it.


6 Where can I go then from your Spirit?*
where can I flee from your presence


7 If I climb up to heaven, your are there;*
if I make the grave my bed, you are there also.


8 If I take the wings of the morning*
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,


9 Even there your hand will lead me*
and your right hand hold me fast.


10 If I say “Surely the darkness will cover me,*
and the light around me turn to night,”


11 Darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day; *
darkness and light to you are both alike.


12 For you yourself created my inmost parts; *
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.


13 I will thank you because I am marvelously made; *
your works are wonderful, and I know it well.


14 My body was not hidden from you, *
while I was being made in secret
and woven in the depths of the earth.


15 Your eyes beheld my limbs, yet unfinished in the womb;
all of them were written in your book; *
they were fashioned day by day,
when as yet there was none of them.


16 How deep I find your thoughts, O God! *
how great is the sum of them!


17 If I were to count them, they would be more in number than the sand; *
to count them all, my life span would need to be like yours.


18 Oh, that you would slay the wicked, O God!*
You that thirst for blood, depart from me.


19 They speak despitefully against you;*
your enemies take your Name in vain.


20 Do I not hate those, O Lord, who hate you?*
and do I not loathe those who rise up against you?


21 I hate them with a perfect hatred; *
they have become my own enemies.


22 Search me out, O God, and know my heart; *
try me and know my restless thoughts.


23 Look well whether there be any wickedness in me *
and lead me in the way that is everlasting.



EPISTLE    2 Corinthians 4:5-12 A Reading from the second letter of Paul to the church in Corinth


We do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as
your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory
of God in the face of Jesus Christ.


But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. We are afflicted in
every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but
not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the
death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies.
For while we live, we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that
the life of Jesus may be made visible in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us,
but life in you.


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



GRADUAL              “Heal me, hands of Jesus”                     WLP#773


1 Heal me, hands of Jesus,

                   and search out all my pain:

          restore my hope, remove my fear

                   and bring me peace again.


2 Cleanse me, blood of Jesus,

                   take bitterness away;

          let me forgive as one forgiven

                   and bring me peace today.


3 Know me, mind of Jesus,

                   and show me all my sin;

          dispel the memories of guilt,

                   and bring me peace within.


4 Fill me, joy of Jesus:

                   anxiety shall cease

          and heaven’s serenity be mine,

                   for Jesus brings me peace!



GOSPEL                    Mark 2:23–3:6

Gospeler     The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark
    People     Glory to you Lord Christ.


There One sabbath Jesus and his disciples were going through the grainfields; and as
they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. The Pharisees
said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?” And he
said to them, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions
were hungry and in need of food? He entered the house of God, when Abiathar
was high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any
but the priests to eat, and he gave some to his companions.” Then he said to
them, “The sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath; so the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.”


Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand.
They watched him to see whether he would cure him on the sabbath, so that they
might accuse him. And he said to the man who had the withered hand, “Come forward.” Then he said to them, “Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the sabbath,
to save life or to kill?” But they were silent. He looked around at them with anger;
he was grieved at their hardness of heart and said to the man, “Stretch out your
hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. The Pharisees went out
and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.

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.



                           THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE


The Leader and People pray responsively

Leader      In peace, we pray to you, Lord God.


For all people in their daily life and work;
For our families, friends, and neighbors, and for those who are alone.


For this community, the nation, and the world;
For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace.


For the just and proper use of your creation;
For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice, and oppression.


For all who are in danger, sorrow, or any kind of trouble;
For those who minister to the sick, the friendless, and the needy.


For the peace and unity of the Church of God;

For all who proclaim the Gospel, and all who seek the Truth.


For Michael our Presiding Bishop, and Kristin, Ken, Nedi, and Wendall our Bishops;
and for all bishops and other ministers;

For all who serve God in the Church.


For the special needs and concerns of this congregation.

Silence     (The People may add their own petitions.)


Hear us, Lord;
For your mercy is great.


We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life.

Silence      (The People may add their own thanksgivings.)

We Hear us, Lord;
For your mercy is great.


We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life.

Silence     (The People may add their own thanksgivings.)

We will exalt you, O God our King;

And praise your Name for ever and ever.

We pray for all who have died, that they may have a place in
your eternal kingdom.

Silence     (The People may add their own petitions.)

Lord, let your loving-kindness be upon them;
Who put their trust in you.


We pray to you also for the forgiveness of our sins.


Silence may be kept.


Leader and People
Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father;
in your compassion forgive us our sins,
known and unknown,
things done and left undone;
and so uphold us by your Spirit
that we may live and serve you in newness of life,
to the honor and glory of your Name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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 HYMN          “Lord, I give myself to you”               Victor Johnson

At this time the ushers will collect this week’s offering.



Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God all creatures here below;

Praise God above ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.



                 THE HOLY COMMUNION


Celebrant   The Lord be with you.                   

People         And also with you.

Celebrant      Lift up your hearts.

People          We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant     Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People         It is right to give our thanks and praise.

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


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


For by water and the Holy Spirit you have made us a new people in Jesus Christ our
Lord, to show forth your glory in all the world.


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


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.

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

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;


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 Mark and 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


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 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 ANTHEM           “Alleluia, alleluia”                       Hymn #S115

Al-le-lu-ia, al-le-lu-ia, al-le-lu-ia

Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.

Therefore let us keep the feast.

Al-le-lu-ia, al-le-lu-ia, al-le-lu-ia



Celebrant    The Gifts of God for the People of God.

All are invited to God’s table. Receive the bread with outstretched hands. You may
sip from the chalice or lightly dip the wafer into the wine. (Please use hand sanitizer
available in the aisle.) If you prefer a blessing, cross your arms over your chest as a
signal to the ministers.


COMMUNION HYMN                “Eternal light shine in my heart”                   HYMN #465


1 Eternal light, shine in my heart;

                   eternal hope, lift up my eyes;

          eternal power, be my support;

                   eternal wisdom, make me wise.


2 Eternal life, raise me from death;

                   eternal brightness, help me see;

          eternal Spirit, give me breath;

                   eternal Savior come to me:


3 until by your most costly grace,

                   invited by your holy word,

          at last I come before your face

                   to know you, my eternal God.





Eternal God, heavenly Father,
you have accepted us as living members
of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ,
and you have fed us with spiritual food
in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood.
Send us now into the world in peace,
and grant us strength and courage
to love and serve you
with gladness and singleness of heart;
through Christ our Lord. Amen



The blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always.  Amen.


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


1        O Jesus, I have promised

                   to serve thee to the end:

          be thou for ever near me,

                   my Master and my friend;

          I shall not fear the battle,

                   if thou art by my side,

          nor wander from the pathway,

                   if thou wilt be my guide.


2        O let me hear thee speaking

                   in accents clear and still,

          above the storms of passion,

                   the murmurs of self-will;

          O speak to reassure me,

                   to hasten or control;

          O speak, and make me

                   listen, thou guardian of my soul.



3       O Jesus, thou hast promised

                   to all who follow thee,

          that where thou art in glory

                   there shall thy servant be;

          and, Jesus, I have promised

                   to serve thee to the end;

          O give me grace to follow,

                   my Master and my friend.




         The congregation is dismissed.

Response      Thanks be to God. Alleluia. Alleluia


POSTLUDE                    ““Holy! Holy! Holy!”                           Piet Post


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 June 2, 2024
Acolyte: Elizabeth Wagner-Weber
Lay Readers: Jim Rudd and TJ Walch
Chalice Bearers: Kendall Rubino and Jim Rudd
Tech Table: Gary Welch
Ushers: Carol Williamson and Tony Rubino
Counters: Dave Reuter and Jim Rudd
Coffee Hour: Jackie and Jim Hoskinson
Altar Guild: Katherine Wagner and Elizabeth Wagner-Weber


We have openings for coffee hour. Please sign up to help on the bulletin board sheets
next to the church office. The sign-ups for flowers and candles are there also.


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


Upcoming Events
May 31-June 2—Dayton Pride Festival
June 1—Deacon Ordinations at the Cathedral
June 2—2nd Sunday after Pentecost
June 9—3rd Sunday after Pentecost and Ice Cream Social
June 12—Adult Forum on the Road
June 15—Priest Ordinations
June 16—4rd Sunday after Pentecost
June 19—Juneteenth
June 20-28—General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Louisville, KY


Dayton Pride is May 31—June 2
St. Mark’s will join other Episcopal Churches in the D Dayton Pride is May 31—June 2

ayton area to show support to
our LBGT+ brothers and sisters. We’ll have a booth at the end of the parade, which
begins at 10:30am. The Festival runs from Noon to 4pm on N. Saint Clair Street. Volunteer
for the parade and festival at the Diocesan website,


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 May 24th from 9am – 11am.
Annual Friends Luncheon: Provide soup, sandwiches, and desserts and serve free lunches to
CCT residents on June 25th at 11am.


Adult Forum goes on the road: Psalms and Schwarma
What’s your favorite Psalm? There are 150 of these ‘songs’ in Scripture. If you say the
Daily Office, you’ll go through them at least twice a year. But, what are they all about?
Why are some of the verses disturbing as well as comforting? Mark your calendars
for 6:30pm, beginning Wednesday June 12 and continuing through August. Grab your
Bible and head for Cedarland Lebanese Restaurant in Beavercreek.Root on the players!


Prayer Retreat presented by Forward Movement
Led by Scott Gunn and Miriam McKenney July 8-10 at the
A disciple’s work begins in prayer. Spend time deepening your prayer life in communi-ty with others at the beautiful Transfiguration Spirituality Center. $200 all inclusive; $120 for Diocese of Southern Ohio members; $75 commuter rate. Meals and lodging are included. Register at


St. Arbuck’s Coffee Ministry
Be a part of local witness to God’s love and St. Mark’s fellowship. Join us at the Star-bucks Café inside the Kroger store across the street. Spend the morning or just stop by for a few minutes. Evangelism goes down better with a cappuchino! Plus, you can shop for the St. Paul’s Food Pantry while you’re there!



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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;

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,

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