Pentecost-7 (Yr B) July 7, 2024


PRELUDE                                   “Hyfrydol”                                             Albert A. Travis     

OPENING HYMN          “Love divine, all love’s excelling”                     HYMN #657


1  Love divine, all loves excelling,

          joy of heaven, to earth come down,

     fix in us thy humble dwelling,

          all thy faithful mercies crown.

     Jesus, thou art all compassion,

          pure, unbounded love thou art;

     visit us with thy salvation,

          enter every trembling heart.



2  Come, almighty to deliver,

          let us all thy life receive;

     suddenly return, and never,

          nevermore thy temples leave.

     Thee we would be alway blessing,

          serve thee as thy hosts above,

     pray, and praise thee without ceasing,

          glory in thy perfect love.



3  Finish then thy new creation;

          pure and spotless let us be;

     let us see thy great salvation

          perfectly restored in thee:

     changed from glory into glory,

          till in heaven we take our place,

     till we cast our crowns before thee,

          lost in wonder, love, and praise.




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

This will be spoken if there is no organist.


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.




Almighty O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our
neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with
our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ
our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and
ever.  Amen.


Lord God Almighty, you have made all the peoples of the earth for your glory, to serve
you in freedom and in peace: Give to the people of our country a zeal for justice and
the strength of forbearance, that we may use our liberty in accordance with your
gracious will; 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       2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10    A lesson from the first book of Samuel


All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron, and said, “Look, we are your bone
and flesh. For some time, while Saul was king over us, it was you who led out
Israel and brought it in. The Lord said to you: It is you who shall be shepherd of
my people Israel, you who shall be ruler over Israel.” So all the elders of Israel
came to the king at Hebron; and King David made a covenant with them at
Hebron before the Lord, and they anointed David king over Israel. David was
thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years. At Hebron
he reigned over Judah seven years and six months; and at Jerusalem he reigned
over all Israel and Judah thirty-three years.


David occupied the stronghold, and named it the city of David. David built the city
all around from the Millo inwards. And David became greater and greater, for
the Lord, the God of hosts, was with him.

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



PSALM                   Psalm 48              Please read responsively


1 Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised; *
in the city of our God is his holy hill.


2 Beautiful and lofty, the joy of all the earth, is the hill of Zion, *
the very center of the world and the city of the great King.


3 God is in her citadels; *
he is known to be her sure refuge.


4 Behold, the kings of the earth assembled *
and marched forward together.


5 They looked and were astounded; *
they retreated and fled in terror.


6 Trembling seized them there; *
they writhed like a woman in childbirth,
like ships of the sea when the east wind shatters them.


7 As we have heard, so have we seen,
in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God; *
God has established her for ever.


8 We have waited in silence on your loving-kindness, O God, *
in the midst of your temple.


9 Your praise, like your Name, O God, reaches to the world’s end; *
your right hand is full of justice.


10 Let Mount Zion be glad
and the cities of Judah rejoice, *
because of your judgments.


11 Make the circuit of Zion;
walk round about her; *
count the number of her towers.


12 Consider well her bulwarks;
examine her strongholds; *
that you may tell those who come after.


13 This God is our God for ever and ever; *
he shall be our guide for evermore.



EPISTLE    2 Corinthians 12:2-10    A Reading from the second letter of Paul to the Corinthians.


I know a person in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third
heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows. And I
know that such a person—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know;
God knows— was caught up into Paradise and heard things that are not to be
told, that no mortal is permitted to repeat. On behalf of such a one I will boast,
but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. But if I wish to
boast, I will not be a fool, for I will be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so
that no one may think better of me than what is seen in me or heard from me,
even considering the exceptional character of the revelations. Therefore, to keep
me from being too elated, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of
Satan to torment me, to keep me from being too elated. Three times I appealed
to the Lord about this, that it would leave me, but he said to me, “My grace is
sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” So, I will boast all the
more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and
calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.


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



GRADUAL             “Ye servants of God”                         HYMN #535


1  Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim,

    and publish abroad his wonderful Name;

    the Name all-victorious of Jesus extol:

    his kingdom is glorious; he rules over all.



2  God ruleth on high, almighty to save;

    and still he is nigh: his presence we have.

    The great congregation his triumph shall sing,

    ascribing salvation to Jesus our King.



3  Salvation to God who sits on the throne!

    Let all cry aloud, and honor the Son.

    The praises of Jesus the angels proclaim,

    fall down on their faces, and worship the Lamb.



4  Then let us adore, and give him his right:

    All glory and power, all wisdom and might,

    and honor and blessing, with angels above,

    and thanks never-ceasing and infinite love.



GOSPEL                    Mark 6:1-13

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


When JJesus came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. On the sabbath he
began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded.
They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been
given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! Is not this the
carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and
Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. Then
Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown,
and among their own kin, and in their own house.” And he could do no deed of
power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them.
And he was amazed at their unbelief.


Then he went about among the villages teaching. He called the twelve and began
to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He
ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no
money in their belts; but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics. He said to
them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. If any
place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off
the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” So they went out and
proclaimed that all should repent. They cast out many demons, and anointed with
oil many who were sick and cured them.


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.

Please greet one another with a sign of peace.





OFFERTORY HYMN           “Christ be in my waking”                        Larry Shackley


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.


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           “We all are one in mission”          WLP #778


1  We all are one in mission,

        we all are one in call,

    our varied gifts united

        by Christ, the Lord of all.

    A single, great commission

        compels us from above

    to plan and work together

        that all may know Christ’s love.


2  We all are called for service

        to witness in God’s name.

    Our ministries are diff’rent,

        our purpose is the same:

    to touch the lives of others

        by God’s surprising grace,

    so people of all nations may feel

        God’s warm embrace.


3  We all behold one vision,

        a stark reality;

    the steward of salvation

        was nailed upon a tree.

    Yet resurrected Justice

        gives rise that we may share

    free reconciliation

        and hope amid despair.


4  Now let us be united

        and let our song be heard.

    Now let us be a vessel

        for God’s redeeming Word.

    We all are one in mission,

        we all are one in call,

    Our varied gifts united

        by Christ, the Lord of all.





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                  “We all are one in mission”               WLP #778  


1  We all are one in mission,

        we all are one in call,

    our varied gifts united

        by Christ, the Lord of all.

    A single, great commission

        compels us from above

    to plan and work together

        that all may know Christ’s love.


2  We all are called for service

        to witness in God’s name.

    Our ministries are diff’rent,

        our purpose is the same:

    to touch the lives of others

        by God’s surprising grace,

    so people of all nations may feel

        God’s warm embrace.


3  We all behold one vision,

        a stark reality;

    the steward of salvation

        was nailed upon a tree.

    Yet resurrected Justice

        gives rise that we may share

    free reconciliation

        and hope amid despair.


4  Now let us be united

        and let our song be heard.

    Now let us be a vessel

        for God’s redeeming Word.

    We all are one in mission,

        we all are one in call,

    Our varied gifts united

        by Christ, the Lord of all.




         The congregation is dismissed.

Response      Thanks be to God. Alleluia. Alleluia


POSTLUDE                                      “Alla Marcia”                                     Eric Thiman


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 July 7, 2024
Acolyte: Gabe Walch
Lay Readers: Elizabeth Wagner-Weber and Susan Kendall
Chalice Bearers: Judy Rudd and Carol Williamson
Tech Table: Gary Welch
Ushers: Ginny Tuxhorn and Jim Rudd
Counters: Kendall Rubino and Dave Reuter
Open/Close: Wagner/Rubino
Coffee Hour: TBA
Altar Guild: Janet Reuter and the Welch family


Ministry Assignments for July 14, 2024
Acolyte: Stephanie Welch
Lay Readers: TJ Walch and Gabe Walch
Chalice Bearers: Kendall Rubino and Jim Rudd
Tech Table: TJ Walch
Ushers: Wayne Harper and Carol Williamson
Counters: Carol Nancarrow and Kendall Rubino
Open/Close: Wagner Rubino
Coffee Hour: TBA
Altar Guild: Janet Reuter and the Welch family


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
July 7      7th Sunday after Pentecost and CARE House Sunday
July 8      Deadline to get items to the office for announcements mailing
July 9      Softball at 7:00 p.m.
July 10    St. Arbuck’s (10:00 a.m.) and Shawarma and Psalms (6:30 p.m.)
July 14    8th Sunday after Pentecost


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.


Clip Clip Clip—Scissor donations requested
Hope4Riverside continues its yearly school supplies drive. (Wait! Didn’t we start
summer vacation just yesterday?) St. Mark’s has offered to provide scissors for
grades PreK-5. The cost is $400. Cash donations are acceptable. Please see Jim
Rudd for more information.


St. Paul’s Food Pantry
In conjunction with the Greater Dayton Food Pantry, volunteers, and the many local
businesses that generously donate a wide variety of food products, we strive to
address food insecurity in our neighborhood by operating a food pantry.


We try to keep it stocked with appropriate items that can sustain life for impoverished
individuals and families. We operate a “choice” pantry, which can best be described
as a very small grocery store in the church basement. Each client is escorted through
one at a time and offered a choice of items, depending on availability. We also have
a hospitality room run by volunteers for clients to take a coffee or refreshment while
waiting to be served. We try to make a trip to our food pantry a pleasant experience,
a blessing for those in need. We strive to live up to the words from that hymn on
Christian Love that urges us “to guard each one’s dignity and save each one’s pride!”


Your donations of shelf-stable food items can be dropped off in the baskets in the
narthex. We do designate the third Sunday of the month as HUNGER Sunday, but
these donations are welcome every week. Hunger doesn’t take a holiday.


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 Capuchino! 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,

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

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Dayton, OH 45431


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