Pentecost-4 (Yr B) June 16, 2024



OPENING HYMN            “Thy kingdom come”                             HYMN #613


1  Thy kingdom come, O God!

          Thy rule, O Christ, begin!

     Break with thine iron rod

          the tyrannies of sin!


2  Where is thy reign of peace,

          and purity, and love?

     When shall all hatred cease,

          as in the realms above?


3  When comes the promised time

          that war shall be no more,

     oppression, lust, and crime

          shall flee thy face before?


4  We pray thee, Lord, arise,

          and come in thy great might;

     revive our longing eyes,

          which languish for thy sight.


5  Wherever near or far

          thick darkness broodeth yet:

     arise, O Morning Star,

          arise, and never set!



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


Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom all secrets
are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name: through Christ
our Lord. Amen.



HYMN OF PRAISE          “Glory to God”          HYMN #S280


1. Glory to God in the highest!
Peace to his people on earth.


2. Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.


3. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,


4. you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;


5. you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.


6. For you alone are the Holy One,
for you alone are the Lord,


7. 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.




Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love, that
through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness, and minister your justice
with compassion; for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.


                                      Please be seated.


First Lesson       1 Samuel 15: 34-16:13    A lesson from the first book of Samuel


Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house in Gibeah of Saul. Samuel
did not see Saul again until the day of his death, but Samuel grieved over Saul.
And the Lord was sorry that he had made Saul king over Israel.


The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected
him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you
to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.”
Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears of it, he will kill me.” And the Lord said,
“Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’ Invite Jesse
to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; and you shall anoint for
me the one whom I name to you.” Samuel did what the Lord commanded, and
came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling, and said,
“Do you come peaceably?” He said, “Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to
the Lord; sanctify yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice.” And he sanctified
Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.


When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed is
now before the Lord.” But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance
or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for
the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but
the Lord looks on the heart.” Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass
before Samuel. He said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” Then Jesse
made Shammah pass by. And he said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.”
Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel, and Samuel said to Jesse,
“The Lord has not chosen any of these.” Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons
here?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, but he is keeping the
sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him; for we will not sit down
until he comes here.” He sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and had
beautiful eyes, and was handsome. The Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; for this
is the one.” Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the presence of
his brothers; and the spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward.
Samuel then set out and went to Ramah.


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



PSALM                   Psalm 20              Please read responsively


1 May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble, *
     the Name of the God of Jacob defend you;


2 Send you help from his holy place *
     and strengthen you out of Zion;


3 Remember all your offerings *
     and accept your burnt sacrifice;


4 Grant you your heart’s desire *
     and prosper all your plans.


5 We will shout for joy at your victory
     and triumph in the Name of our God; *
     may the Lord grant all your requests.


6 Now I know that the Lord gives victory to his anointed; *
     he will answer him out of his holy heaven,
     with the victorious strength of his right hand.


7 Some put their trust in chariots and some in horses, *
     but we will call upon the Name of the Lord our God.


8 They collapse and fall down, *
     but we will arise and stand upright.


9 O Lord, give victory to the king *
     and answer us when we call.



EPISTLE  2 Corinthians 5: 6-10, 14-17

A Reading from the second letter of Paul to the church in Corinth


We are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the
body we are away from the Lord– for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we do
have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with
the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.
For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive
recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil.


For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died
for all; therefore all have died. And he died for all, so that those who live might live
no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them. From
now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we
once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way.
So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away;
see, everything has become new!


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



GRADUAL          “Come thou fount of every blessing”                          HYMN #686


1  Come, thou fount of every blessing,

          tune my heart to sing thy grace!

     Streams of mercy never ceasing,

          call for songs of loudest praise.

     Teach me some melodious sonnet,

          sung by flaming tongues above.

     Praise the mount! Oh, fix me on it,

          mount of God’s unchanging love.



2  Here I find my greatest treasure;

          hither, by thy help, I’ve come;

     and I hope, by thy good pleasure,

          safely to arrive at home.

     Jesus sought me when a stranger

          wandering from the fold of God;

     he, to rescue me from danger,

          interposed his precious blood.



3  Oh, to grace how great a debtor

          daily I’m constrained to be!

     Let thy goodness, like a fetter,

          bind my wandering heart to thee:

     prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,

          prone to leave the God I love;

     here’s my heart, oh, take and seal it,

          seal it for thy courts above.



GOSPEL                    Mark 4:26-34

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


Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the
ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and
grow, he does not know how. The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the
head, then the full grain in the head. But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in
with his sickle, because the harvest has come.”
He also said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable
will we use for it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is
the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes
the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds
of the air can make nests in its shade.”


With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it;
he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private
to his disciples.


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 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        “Let us ever walk with thee”                          Dan Forrest


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


If there is no musician:
Celebrant        Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.
Response        Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.



Celebrant   Behold who you are; may you become one with the one you receive.


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          “Father we thank thee how has planted”       HYMN #302


1 Father, we thank thee who hast planted

       thy holy Name within our hearts.

   Knowledge and faith and life immortal

       Jesus thy Son to us imparts.

   Thou, Lord, didst make all for thy pleasure,

       didst give us food for all our days,

   giving in Christ the Bread eternal;

       thine is the power, be thine the praise.


2 Watch o’er thy Church, O Lord, in mercy,

       save it from evil, guard it still,

   perfect it in thy love, unite it,

       cleansed and conformed unto thy will.

   As grain, once scattered on the hillsides,

       was in this broken bread made one,

   so from all lands thy Church be gathered

       into thy kingdom by thy Son.





Celebrant       Let us pray.

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         “Thy strong word did cleave the darkness”       Hymn #381


1 I love thy kingdom, Lord,
the house of thine abode,
the church our blest Redeemer saved
with his own precious blood.


2 For her my tears shall fall,
for her my prayers ascend;
to her my cares and toils be giv’n,
’til toils and cares shall end.


3 Beyond my highest joy
I prize her heav’nly ways,
her sweet communion, solemn vows,
her hymns of love and praise.


4 Jesus, thou Friend divine,
our Savior and our King,
thy hand from ev’ry snare and foe
shall great deliv’rance bring.


5 Sure as thy truth shall last,
to Zion shall be giv’n
the brightest glories earth can yield,
and brighter bliss of heav’n.




         The congregation is dismissed.

Response      Thanks be to God. Alleluia. Alleluia


POSTLUDE                  “Trumpet tune for organ”                              Richard E. Frey


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 16, 2024
Acolyte: Faggio Nocero-Sargent
Lay Readers: Jackie Hoskinson and Don Nancarrow
Chalice Bearers: Elizabeth Wagner-Weber and Don Nancarrow
Tech Table: Dave Reuter
Ushers: Dave Reuter, Will Day, and Ginny Tuxhorn
Counters: Dave Reuter and Kendall Rubino
Open/Close: Wagner/Reuter
Coffee Hour: Jackie and Jim Hoskinson
Altar Guild: Katherine Wagner and Elizabeth Wagner-Weber
Flowers and Candle are given by Ann and Howard Phillips in honor of Natalie’s 60th
birthday and in celebration of her retirement.


Ministry Assignments for June 23, 2024
Acolyte: Elizabeth Reuter
Lay Readers: Gabe Walch and Carol Williamson
Chalice Bearers: Judy Rudd and Jim Rudd
Tech Table: Dave Reuter
Ushers: Tony Rubino, Carol Williamson, and Will Day
Counters: Tony Rubino and Gary Welch
Open/Close: Wagner/Reuter
Coffee Hour: (on the bulletin board!)
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
June 16—4th Sunday after Pentecost
June 18—Softball at 8:30pm at Fairborn Ball Park
June 19—Psalms and Shawarma at Cedarland Restaurant and Bakery
June 19—Juneteenth
June 20-28—General Convention of the Episcopal Church
June 23—5th Sunday after Pentecost
June 30—6th Sunday after Pentecost and teacher recognition


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 June 17, July 15, and/or August 19. Contact
Jim Rudd if you are interested in any of those dates

Annual Friends Luncheon: Provide chicken noodle soup for 20 people to Jim Rudd
on June 23. Provide dessert (cookies or brownies) for 20 people to Jim Rudd on June 23.


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, this week and continuing through August. Grab your Bible and head for Cedarland
Lebanese Restaurant on Linden Avenue in Riverside/Dayton.


Prayer Retreat presented by Forward Movement
Led by Scott Gunn and Miriam McKenney July 8-10 at the Transfiguration Community Center in Cincinnati.
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!


The 81st General Convention of The Episcopal Church will take place from June 23 to 28

at the KentuckyInternational Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky, but convention

activities begin in earnest on June 21. On that day, nominees for presiding bishop will

participate in a forum hosted by the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the

Presiding Bishop at 4 p.m. The event will be livestreamed; check the General Convention

Media Hub for more details. Nominees for president of the House of Deputies will take

part in a General Convention Office-hosted forum earlier on the same afternoon at 2 p.m.


The 28th Presiding Bishop will be elected from among five nominees by the House of
Bishops in a closed session at Christ Church Cathedral, Louisville, on June 26. After a
successful confirmation vote in the House of Deputies, the new presiding bishop-elect
will be introduced to the House of Deputies in a livestreamed session.


The Diocese of Southern Ohio will be represented at General Convention by Bishop
White and eight deputies — four laypeople and four clergy — who were elected by

diocesan convention in 2022. St. Mark’s own Elizabeth Wagner-Weber is one of the
deputies. Four deputies serve on House of Deputies legislative committees, including
the Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin on the Committee on Agencies and Boards; the Rev. Lynn
Carter-Edmands on the Committee on the Title IV Disciplinary Canons; Deborah
Stokes-Wayne on the Committee on Racial Truth-Telling, Reckoning, and Healing; and
Harold Patrick on the House of Deputies Committee on the Confirmation of the Election
of a Presiding Bishop.


Canon Julie Murray, a long-time volunteer in the General Convention secretariat, will
also attend General Convention, as will Kathy Mank, a delegate to the triennial meeting
of the Episcopal Church Women which meets during General Convention.
The convention’s legislative business will get underway on June 23 after an opening
Eucharist. The Rev. Canon Scott Gunn, a six-time deputy, chairs Southern Ohio’s deputation
and is preparing for the work ahead by blogging about each of the resolutions
— currently 257 — that the convention will consider on his blog, “Seven Whole Days.”
His criteria for determining whether he will support a resolution, he writes, is simple.
“I’m going to take a hard pass on any legislation that cannot be tied back to making
disciples. If we are not proclaiming and sharing the grace and mercy of God, what are
we even doing?” Read the blog series, titled Resolutionpalooza, which Gunn emphasizes
is a personal project and does not reflect the policies of the diocese or the opinions
of Forward Movement, where he serves as executive director.


On June 22 from 7 to 9 p.m., Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will preach the final revival
of his term in office, which ends on October 31. The revival will take place in
Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center, and registration is free. The Diocese of Southern Ohio
is a sponsor of the event.


Learn more about the 81st General Convention via The Episcopal Church website:


Society Seeks Nominations
The Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna celebrates exemplary Christian ministry. The
purpose is to recognize, honor, and celebrate the wisdom, experience, maturity, and
achievements of older persons in the Diocese of Southern Ohio. Do you know someone
who is
• Confirmed/received Episcopalian age 65 or older making a contribution in their

congregation or community
• Lay or clergy
• Faithfully ministering in family, community, church, nation, or world
• Publicly acknowledging a positive image of the contributions of aging persons


Criteria for Nomination


Living examples of Christian witness, compassionate lives of faithfulness to the gospel of
Christ Jesus; the hope of the gospel for all persons in the diocese
• Outstanding service to the church
• Living community of prayer
• Model for Christian living
• Looks to society for images of life that are lived in imitation of Christ


Duties of Members


• Pray for bishops and the diocese
• Advise bishops or others when asked
• Encourage local parish/mission and other individuals to actively seek knowledge and
understanding of the realities of aging
• Continue to present a positive image of aging
• Share wisdom as all seek to grow in the stature of Christ


Nomination to the Society


Any individual or congregation in the diocese is encouraged to nominate one individual.
In order to assure that nominees cover a diverse geographic area, congregations who
have presented nominees in the past two years should not forward any nominees this


The 2024 induction ceremony and luncheon will be held on Wednesday, September 11,
at 11 a.m. at Christ Chapel at the Procter Center.


Nominations should be submitted via the online form, which can be found at The nomination deadline is August
30, 2024. If you have any questions, contact Canon Julie Murray
at or at 513.632.6011.




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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

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,

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

456 Woodman Drive

Dayton, OH 45431


Office Phone: 937-256-1082



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Licensing for music use and streaming:

One License – #A-740839: Annual license with podcasting;

B – 26 to 100 average weekend attendance.

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