Pentecost-3 (Yr C) Jun 26, 2022

 

Note: the service is being livestreamed and recorded and will be available on our Facebook page.

 

If you’re new to St. Mark’s please see an usher for a welcome packet so we might acknowledge your visit and include you on our email list for weekly updates and information regarding St. Mark’s and the Diocese of Southern Ohio. The RESTROOM is located to the right as you enter the building.

 

Throughout the service the people’s responses are in italics; directions are in bold italics.

 

If you prefer a gluten-free host please notify an usher prior to the service.

 

PRELUDE:

My Song is Love Unknown”                                                   Matthew Corl

 

WELCOME: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor

 

Please stand for the ringing of the bell and processional.

 

PROCESSIONAL:                        

“O bless the Lord my soul!”   (verses 1-3)              The Hymnal 1982,  #411

 

1  O bless the Lord, my soul!

       His grace to thee proclaim!

   And all that is within me join

       to bless his holy Name!

 

2  O bless the Lord, my soul!

       His mercies bear in mind!

   Forget not all his benefits!

       The Lord to thee is kind.

 

3  He will not always chide;

       he will with patience wait;

   his wrath is ever slow to rise

       and ready to abate.

 

 

The Liturgy of the Word

 

Celebrant:  Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and for ever.  Amen.

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.

 

COLLECT OF THE DAY: 

Celebrant:  The Lord be with you.  And also with you.  Let us pray.

All: Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

SONG OF PRAISE:

“Psalm 100”     Lift Every Voice & Sing, #278 

 

The people will sing the refrain, and the Cantor will sing verses 1 and 4.

 

All: Serve the Lord with gladness, alleluia.

 

Please be seated

 

A READING FROM THE SECOND BOOK OF KINGS:  

Reader:  When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel. Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here; for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on. Fifty men of the company of prophets also went, and stood at some distance from them, as they both were standing by the Jordan. Then Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up, and struck the water; the water was parted to the one side and to the other, until the two of them crossed on dry ground. When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken from you.” Elisha said, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit.” He responded, “You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted you; if not, it will not.” As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven. Elisha kept watching and crying out, “Father, father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” But when he could no longer see him, he grasped his own clothes and tore them in two pieces. He picked up the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan. He took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and struck the water, saying, “Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah?” When he had struck the water, the water was parted to the one side and to the other, and Elisha went over. (2:1-2, 6-14)

 

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

 

Please stand 

 

A READING FROM THE BOOK OF PSALMS

 

Reader: I will cry aloud to God; I will cry aloud, and he will hear me.

Reader: In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; my hands were stretched out by night and did not tire; I refused to be comforted.

Reader: I will remember the works of the Lord, and call to mind your wonders of old time.

Reader: I will meditate on all your acts and ponder your mighty deeds.

Reader:  Your way, O God, is holy; who is so great a god as our God?

Reader:  You are the God who works wonders and have declared your power among the peoples.

Reader: By your strength you have redeemed your people, the children of Jacob and Joseph.

Reader: The waters saw you, O God; the waters saw you and trembled; the very depths were shaken.

Reader: The clouds poured out water; the skies thundered; your arrows flashed to and fro;

Reader:  The sound of your thunder was in the whirlwind; your lightnings lit up the world; the earth trembled and shook.

Reader: Your way was in the sea, and your paths in the great waters, yet your footsteps were not seen.

Reader: You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.  (PS 77:1-2, 11-20)

 

 Please be seated

 

A READING FROM THE LETTER OF PAUL TO THE GALATIANS:

Reader: For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another. For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” If, however, you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another. Live by the Spirit, I say, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh. For what the flesh desires is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh; for these are opposed to each other, to prevent you from doing what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not subject to the law. Now the works of the flesh are obvious: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these. I am warning you, as I warned you before: those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.         (5:1,13-25)

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

 

Please stand

 

GRADUAL:                           

“God of mercy, God of grace”     (verses 1-2)                  The Hymnal 1982,  #538

 

1 God of mercy, God of grace,

   show the brightness of thy face.

   Shine upon us, Savior, shine,

   fill thy Church with light divine,

   and thy saving health extend

   unto earth’s remotest end.

 

 

2 Let thy people praise thee, Lord;

   be by all that live adored.

   Let the nations shout and sing

   glory to their Savior King;

   let all be, below, above,

   one in joy, and light, and love.

 

 

Please stand

 

THE GOSPEL

Celebrant: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.

People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Celebrant: When the days drew near for Jesus to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; but they did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. When his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” But he turned and rebuked them. Then they went on to another village. As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” Another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” Jesus said to him, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”       (9:51-62)

Celebrant: The Gospel of the Lord.   Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

GRADUAL:                           

“God of mercy, God of grace”     (repeat verse 1)                 The Hymnal 1982, #538

 

1 God of mercy, God of grace,

   show the brightness of thy face.

   Shine upon us, Savior, shine,

   fill thy Church with light divine,

   and thy saving health extend

   unto earth’s remotest end.

 

 

Please be seated

 

THE SERMON

 

Please stand

 

THE NICENE CREED:  

“I believe in God almighty”        Wonder, Love, & Praise,  #769

 

(The cantor sings verse 1, and the congregation sings verses 2 & 3.)

 

1  I believe in God almighty, author of all things that be,

     Maker of the earth and heavens, Keeper of the sky and sea.

     I believe in God’s son, Jesus, now for us both Lord and Christ,

     of the Spirit and of Mary born to bring abundant life.

 

 

2  I believe that Jesus suffered, scourged and scorned and crucified;

     taken from the cross, was buried— True Life there had truly died.

     I believe that on the third day Christ was raised up from the grave,

     then ascended to God right hand. He will come to judge and save.

 

 

3  I believe in God’s own Spirit, bonding all the saints within

     One church, catholic and holy, where forgiveness frees from sin;

     in the body’s resurrection, for the breaking of death’s chain

     gives the life that’s everlasting. This the faith that I have claimed.

 

 

Please stand or kneel

 

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE:  

Reader:  Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, all ministers of the gospel, that they may preach the word boldly and without apology. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:  Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, all the leaders of nations, that they may be unrelenting in their quest for peace. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:   Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, all the suffering peoples of this world, especially those who suffer for doing right. Lord, hear our prayer.  

Reader:   Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, those among us who experience desolation, especially those for whom God seems most remote. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader: Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, all those who are sick or suffer from any adversity, remembering all those named on the parish prayer list: Wayne, Don, Carol S, Ruby, Howard, the Darnell family, Judy, Juanita, Rob, Mary, George, and Vern; that they may find solace and peace in you. Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader: Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, all those who have died,  remembering especially all those who have died in mass shootings this month, that your will for them may be fulfilled; and may they share with all your saints in your eternal kingdom. Lord, hear our prayer.

All:  Gracious God, it is in the power of your abundant and life-giving Spirit that we call upon you in prayer. Deepen our hope in your presence and your promise; hear us in your tender love, now and forever.  Amen.

  

THE CONFESSION:

Celebrant:  Let us confess our sins to God, our neighbor, and all our relations.

All:  Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.  We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves; 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 delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name.  Amen.

 

Celebrant:  Our Lord Jesus Christ has bestowed power and commandment to his ministers to declare and pronounce to those who are truly repentant, absolution and remission of sin.  Therefore, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, be reconciled to God through grace and “go and sin no more.” Amen.

 

Please stand

 

THE PASSING OF THE PEACE:  

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

REMAINING IN THEIR PEWS,  the congregation offers the peace of God to one another.

 

Please be seated

 

BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY PRAYERS

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:      Wardens

 

OFFERTORY SENTENCE

Celebrant: O Lord our God, you are worthy to receive glory and honor and power; because you have created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.     (Rev. 4:11)

 

Thank you for your generous weekly gifts.

The day-to-day mission and ministry of St. Mark’s

 is funded primarily by gifts received in the offering plate each week.

 

OFFERTORY

“Thou Art God”                                     Lionel Bourne

 

Please stand

 

PRAYER FOR THE OFFERINGS OF THE PEOPLE: 

Celebrant:  Let us pray.

All: Most Holy God, the author of life and creator of all that is, receive and bless my offering this day; that the currency of worldly value may become the currency of transformation through the worship  and work of this community. Amen. 

  

 

The Liturgy of the Table

 

To receive the sacrament, please  line up in the center aisle; at your turn approach the Celebrant to receive the Host. To receive the sacrament, which will be given in one kind only, please  line up in the center aisle keeping at least six feet between households; at your turn approach the Celebrant. Return to your seat via the side aisles.

Those not receiving the sacrament are invited to come forward for a blessing; cross your arms across your chest to indicate this to the Celebrant who will administer the blessing.  If you are unsure about receiving the sacrament please make an appointment with The Rev. MacGregor who would be delighted to speak with you.

 

Please remain standing

 

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER C

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.

Celebrant: God of all power, Ruler of the Universe, you are worthy of glory and praise.

People: Glory to you for ever and ever.

Celebrant: At your command all things came to be: the vast expanse of interstellar space, galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses, and this fragile earth, our island home.

People: By your will they were created and have their being.

Celebrant: From the primal elements you brought forth the human race, and blessed us with memory, reason, and skill. You made us the rulers of creation. But we turned against you, and betrayed your trust; and we turned against one another.

People: Have mercy, Lord, for we are sinners in your sight.

Celebrant: Again and again, you called us to return. Through prophets and sages you revealed your righteous Law. And in the fullness of time you sent your only Son, born of a woman, to fulfill your Law, to open for us the way of freedom and peace.

People: By his blood, he reconciled us. By his wounds, we are healed.

Celebrant: And therefore we praise you, joining with the heavenly chorus, with prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and with all those in every generation who have looked to you in hope, to proclaim with them your glory, in their unending hymn:

 

THE SANCTUS:                             Wonder, Love, & Praise,  #858

 

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.  Hosanna in the highest.

 

 

You may stand or kneel

 

Celebrant: And so, Father, we who have been redeemed by him, and made a new people by water and the Spirit, now bring before you these gifts. Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ our Lord. On the night he was betrayed he took bread, said the blessing, broke the bread, and gave it to his friends, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

Celebrant: After supper, he 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. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”

Celebrant: Remembering now his work of redemption, and offering to you this sacrifice of thanksgiving,

People: We celebrate his death and resurrection, as we await the day of his coming.

 

Celebrant: Lord God of our Fathers and Mothers; God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, and Rachel; God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ: Open our eyes to see your hand at work in the world about us. Deliver us from the presumption of coming to this Table for solace only, and not for strength; for pardon only, and not for renewal. Let the grace of this Holy Communion make us one body, one spirit in Christ, that we may worthily serve the world in his name.

People: Risen Lord, be known to us in the breaking of the Bread.

 

Celebrant: Accept these prayers and praises, Father, through Jesus Christ our great High Priest, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, your Church gives honor, glory, and worship, from generation to generation. AMEN!   (with gusto!)

 

Please stand

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER:

All:  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.

  

FRACTION ANTHEM:

“Christ our Passover”     Wonder, Love & Praise,  #866

 

All: Alleluia. Alleluia.  Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us; Therefore let us keep

the feast. Alleluia. Alleluia.  Alleluia.

 

 

INVITATION TO COMMUNION:

Celebrant: The Gifts of God for the People of God.

The people may now come forward to receive the Sacrament.

 

THE PRAYER OF RECEPTION FOR THOSE PARTICIPATING ONLINE:

(to be said by those at home)

 

Blessed Jesus, with your faithful people at every altar of your church where the Holy Eucharist is now being celebrated, I offer my praise and thanksgiving.  Since I cannot receive you today in the Sacrament of your Body and Blood, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart.  Cleanse and strengthen me with your grace, Lord Jesus, and let me never be separated from you.  May I live in you, and you in me, in this life and the life to come.  Amen.

 

Please stand

 

COMMUNION HYMN:  

“I, the Lord of sea and sky”                 Wonder, Love & Praise,  #812

 

1  I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry.

    All who dwell in deepest sin my hand will save.

    I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright.

    Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?

 

            Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?

            I have heard you calling in the night.

            I will go, Lord, if you lead me,

            I will hold your people in my heart.

 

 

2  I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain.

    I have wept for love of them, they turn away.

    I will break their hearts of stone, give them hearts for love alone.

    I will speak my word to them. Whom shall I send?

 

    Refrain

 

3  I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame.

    I will set a feast for them, my hand will save.

    Finest bread I will provide till their hearts be satisfied.

    I will give my life to them. Whom shall I send?

 

    Refrain

 

 

POST COMMUNION PRAYER

Celebrant:  Let us pray.  Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously 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:

Celebrant:….. +And may the blessing . . .

 

RECESSIONAL:

“All hail the power of Jesus’ name” (verses 1-3)                The Hymnal 1982,  #450

 

1  All hail the power of Jesus’ Name!

        Let angels prostrate fall;

    bring forth the royal diadem,

        and crown him Lord of all!

 

 

2  Crown him, ye martyrs of our God,

        who from his altar call:

    praise him whose way of pain ye trod,

        and crown him Lord of all!

 

 

3  Hail him, the Heir of David’s line,

        whom David Lord did call,

    the God incarnate, Man divine,

        and crown him Lord of all! 

 

 

DISMISSAL:

Celebrant: Alleluia! Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.  Thanks be to God. Alleluia!

 

POSTLUDE:

“This Is My Father’s World”                                                                Robert J. Hughes

 

THE CANDLE IN THE SANCTUARY LAMP remains lighted throughout the week to

indicate and honor the eternal presence of Christ.

 

 

GROUNDED IN COMMUNITY

 

THIS SUNDAY — PENTECOST 3 HOLY EUCHARIST –  JUNE 26:

Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Ushers:  Wayne Harper, Tony Rubino

Acolyte: Elizabeth Wagner

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers:

                                                   OT/PS: Jim Rudd

                                                   EP/POP: Elizabeth Wagner

Tech: TJ Walch, Katherine Wagner

Counters: Tony Rubino, TBD

Altar Guild: Elizabeth Wagner, Katherine Wagner

Open/Close: Wagner/Wagner

 

 

NEXT SUNDAY– PENTECOST 4 HOLY EUCHARIST –  JULY 3:

Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor

Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen

Ushers:  Ginny Tuxhorn, Jim Rudd

Acolyte: Jackie Hoskinson

Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers:

                                                   OT/PS: Susan Kendall

                                                   EP/POP: TJ Walch

Tech: Katherine Wagner, Elizabeth Wagner

Counters: Dave Reuter, Jim Rudd

Altar Guild: Janet Reuter, TBD

Open/Close: TBD

Altar Flowers: Tuxhorn

Candle: Wagner

 

 

Events at St. Mark’s this Week

 

THIS SUNDAY (Pentecost 3, June 26): HOLY EUCHARIST, 10:30am, in person and on Facebook Live. CLERGY DISCRETIONARY FUND COLLECTION.

 

MONDAY:  SAA MEETING, 6:30am, Lounge;  AA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall

 

TUESDAY:  TOPS MEETING, 10a, Lounge;  NA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall

 

WEDNESDAY:  there are no events scheduled this day

 

THURSDAY:  SAA MEETING, 7:30pm, Lounge

 

FRIDAY:  there are no events scheduled this day

 

SATURDAYHIDDEN GEMS, 11am, Parking Lot;  AA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall

 

NEXT SUNDAY (Pentecost 4, July 3): HOLY EUCHARIST, 10:30am, in person and on Facebook Live. CARE HOUSE SUNDAY.

 

 

Places to be, things to do

 

CARE HOUSE SUNDAY is NEXT SUNDAY, July 3. Donations of small water bottles, healthy snacks, and gift cards (gas, Kroger, Wal-Mart) are welcome. Monetary donations will be noted on your contribution sheet. NOTE: Please check the expiration dates of all food products, as CARE House cannot distribute anything that has expired.

 

 

The Community of St. Mark’s Classifieds

 

THE SUNDAY READINGS can be found at www.lectionarypage.net.  The readings for

Sunday, July 3 are: 2 Kings 5:1-14,  Psalm 30,  Galatians 6:(1-6)7-16,  Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

 

CANTERBURY COURT is looking for someone to teach a “Make it and Take it” class for their residents on August 15. It’s a small class of only 10 students and is expected to last about an hour.  If you’re interested or would like more information, please contact Jim Rudd.

 

 

Lesser Feasts and Fasts

 

RECOMMENDED FEAST DAY TO OBSERVE: Tuesday June 28,  is the Feast of Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, c. 202. If theology is thinking about faith and arranging those thoughts in some systematic order, then Irenaeus has been rightly recognized by Catholics and Protestants alike as the first great systematic theologian. There is considerable doubt about the year of Irenaeus birth; estimates vary from 97 to 160. It is certain that he learned the Christian faith in Ephesus at the feet of the venerable Polycarp, who in turn had known John the Evangelist. Some years before 177, probably while Irenaeus was still in his teens, he carried the tradition of Christianity to Lyons in southern France. His name means “the peaceable one” and suitably so. The year 177 brought hardship to the mission in Gaul. Persecution broke out, and a mounting tide of heresy threatened to engulf the Church. Irenaeus, by now a presbyter, was sent to Rome to mediate the dispute regarding Montanism, which the Bishop of Rome, Eleutherus, seemed to embrace. While Irenaeus was on this mission, the aged Bishop of Lyons, Pothinus, died in prison during a local persecution. When Irenaeus returned to Lyons, he was elected bishop to succeed Pothinus. Irenaeus’ enduring fame rests mainly on a large treatise, entitled “The Refutation and Overthrow of Gnosis, Falsely So-Called”, usually shortened to “Against Heresies.” In it, Irenaeus describes the major Gnostic systems, thoroughly, clearly, and often with biting humor. It is one of our chief sources of knowledge about Gnosticism. He also makes a case for Christianity which has become a classic, resting heavily on Scripture, and on the continuity between the teaching of the Apostles and the teaching of bishops, generation after generation, especially in the great see cities. Against the Gnostics, who despised the flesh and exalted the spirit, he stressed two doctrines: that of the creation as good, and that of the resurrection of the body. A late and uncertain tradition claims that he suffered martyrdom, about 202.

Almighty God, you upheld your servant Irenaeus with strength to maintain the truth against every blast of vain doctrine: Keep us, we pray, steadfast in your true religion, that in constancy and peace we may walk in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

(Holy Women, Holy Men)

 

 

Prayers for the Week of June 26

 

FOR PEACE.  For the victims of violence; remembering especially the victims (56 killed, 188 injured) of the 45 mass shootings from June 1-20, including those at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills AL;  For the people of Ukraine: for refugees, for those who have died and those who grieve, for those in the military defending the sovereignty of this nation; For those who have died;  For those affected by  natural disasters; For medical and wellness practitioners, who are assisting people with mental, physical, and financial conditions and issues related to the Covid pandemic; For the homeless; For all those addicted to heroin, remembering especially those who died this week from overdose; For all those who have committed suicide: remembering especially teens and young adults who took their own lives this week; For all our brothers and sisters who have died by violence around the world, remembering especially violence in our nation; For our enemies; For the safety of all American military and civilian personnel where ever they serve, remembering especially all those serving at Wright-Patterson AFB; For those who struggle with the basic necessities of life after natural catastrophic events, especially those misplaced by earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, drought, fire, mudslides, and tornadoes; For the millions of refugees worldwide who wander the lands of the earth and whose suffering is greater than we can ever know.

 

For those in our prayer cycles: in the Anglican cycle of prayer, we pray for the Province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan;  in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for Mary Magdalene in Maineville, St. Peter’s in Gallipolis, and Trinity in Newark;

 

For St. Mark’s Families in our parish prayer cycle;

 

For those celebrating birthdays;

 

For those celebrating wedding anniversaries;

 

For those on our parish prayer list;

 

For those who suffer from illness, grief, or any other adversity.

 

For faithful animal companions and those who care for all animals;

 

For the mission work of this congregation: CARE House, Canterbury Court, St. Paul’s UMC Food Pantry, Becoming Beloved Community Initiative, and for the non-profit groups who use our Community Building;  For our Diocesan Bishops: for our Provisional Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Wayne Smith; The Rt. Rev. Kenneth Price, the Rt. Rev. Nedi Rivera, and the Rt. Rev. Wendell Gibbs; For our Presiding Bishop, The Most Rev. Michael Curry; For Jake Cunliffe and Dan Carlson, who were ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons on June 4; For all postulants and candidates for holy orders in this Diocese: Phoebe Myhrum,  Martha Camele, Maggie Gough, Brad Gough, Catherine Duffy, Alane Osborne, Libbie Crawford, Gayland Trim, Molly Cook, Victoria Lewis, Kate Meeks, Kyle Schenkewicz, Gregory Williams.

 

For all faith communities as we navigate the way forward in a world being transformed by a number of crises – that we remain faithful in our devotion to God and open to constant change and ongoing self-evaluation.

 

 

 

 

For the complete Weekly Prayers with parishioners’ names, click HERE.

(NOTE:  Password Protected:  Contact Dave or Katherine for Password.)

 

To read a copy of the latest Vestry Minutes, click HERE.

(NOTE:  Password Protected:  Same one as above.  Updated yearly.)

 

 

For more announcements, click HERE.

 

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ADULT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

 

 The Rev. Rowena MacGregor facilitates various adult educational/spiritual development offerings (Zoom).  Be sure to check the Sunday bulletin for times and dates of her most recent programs.

 

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937-256-1082

Email: st_marks@ameritech.net

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – noon

 

 

The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor, Priest-In-Charge

570-404-2025   rector@stmarksdayton.org

 

Katherine Wagner, Parish Administrator

parishadmin@stmarksdayton.org

 

Donna Larsen, Music Director

musicdirector@stmarksdayton.org

 

Libby Nicholson, Senior Warden

Kendall Rubino, Junior Warden

wardens@stmarksdayton.org

 

Dave Reuter, Webmaster

webmaster@stmarksdayton.org

 

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