Pentecost (Yr B) May 19, 2024




PRELUDE                  “Come Holy Ghost, Lord God”                  Dietrich Buxtehude


OPENING HYMN       “Hail thee festival day”                           HYMN #225


              Hail thee, festival day!

              blest day that art hallowed for ever,

              day when the Holy Ghost

              shone in the world with God’s grace.


1  Lo, in the likeness of fire, on those who await his appearing,

     he whom the Lord foretold suddenly, swiftly, descends:




2  Forth from the Father he comes with sevenfold mystical offering,

     pouring on all human souls infinite riches of God:




3  Hark! for in myriad tongues Christ’s own, his chosen apostles,

     preach to the ends of the earth Christ and his wonderful works:




4  Praise to the Spirit of Life, all praise to the fount of our being,

     light that dost lighten all, life that in all dost abide:







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


HYMN OF PRAISE       “What wondrous love is this”           HYMN #439


1  What wondrous love is this,

          O my soul, O my soul!

     What wondrous love is this,

          O my soul!

     What wondrous love is this

     that caused the Lord of bliss

          to lay aside his crown

              for my soul, for my soul,

          to lay aside his crown for my soul.



2  To God and to the Lamb,

          I will sing, I will sing,

     to God and to the Lamb,

          I will sing.

     To God and to the Lamb

     who is the great I AM,

          while millions join the theme,

              I will sing, I will sing,

          while millions join the theme I will sing.



3  And when from death I’m free,

          I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on,

     and when from death I’m free,

          I’ll sing on.

     And when from death I’m free

     I’ll sing and joyful be,

          and through eternity

              I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on,

          and through eternity I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on.



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


Celebrant          Let us pray.






O God, who on this day taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them
the light of your Holy Spirit: Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all
things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through Jesus Christ your Son our
Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever
and ever.   Amen.


                                      Please be seated.


First Lesson       Acts of the Apostles 2:1-21     A Reading from Acts


When the day of Pentecost had come, the disciples were all together in one place.
And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and
it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared
among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled
with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave
them ability.


Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem.
And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one
heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished,
they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we
hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and
residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and
Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from
Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs– in our own languages we
hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” All were amazed and perplexed,
saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others sneered and
said, “They are filled with new wine.”


But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of
Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I
say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the
morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:


`In the last days it will be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
     and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
     and your old men shall dream dreams.
Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
     in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
     and they shall prophesy.
And I will show portents in the heaven above
     and signs on the earth below,
     blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
The sun shall be turned to darkness
     and the moon to blood,
     before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.
Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ “


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



PSALM                   Psalm 1              Please read responsively


25 O LORD, how manifold are your works! *
in wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.


26 Yonder is the great and wide sea
with its living things too many to number, *
creatures both small and great.


27 There move the ships,
and there is that Leviathan, *
which you have made for the sport of it.


28 All of them look to you *
to give them their food in due season.


29 You give it to them; they gather it; *
you open your hand, and they are filled with good things.


30 You hide your face, and they are terrified; *
you take away their breath,
and they die and return to their dust.


31 You send forth your Spirit, and they are created; *
and so you renew the face of the earth.


32 May the glory of the LORD endure for ever; *
may the LORD rejoice in all his works.


33 He looks at the earth and it trembles; *
he touches the mountains and they smoke.


34 I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; *
I will praise my God while I have my being.


35 May these words of mine please him; *
I will rejoice in the LORD.


37 Bless the LORD, O my soul. *



EPISTLE            Romans 8: 22-27                A Reading from the first letter of John


We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and
not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan
inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we
were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen?
But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.


Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as
we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God,
who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit
intercedes for the saints according to the will of God


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



GRADUAL             “Hail the day that sees him rise”           Hymn #214


1  O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God,

     in every need thou bringest aid;

     thou comest forth from God’s great throne,

     from God, the Father and the Son;

     O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God.


 2  O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God,

     increase our faith in our dear Lord;

     unless thy grace the power should give,

     none can believe in Christ and live;

     O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God.


 3  O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God,

     make us to love thy sacred word;

     the holy flame of love impart,

     that charity may warm each heart;

     O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God.


 4  O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God,

     enlighten us by that same word;

     teach us to know the Father’s love,

     and his dear Son, who reigns above;

     O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God.



GOSPEL                      John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15


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


Jesus said to his disciples, ”When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you
from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my
behalf. You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.


“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. But
now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’
But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts.
Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do
not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong about sin and righteousness
and judgment: about sin, because they do not believe in me; about righteousness,
because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; about judgment,
because the ruler of this world has been condemned.


“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the
Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his
own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that
are to come. He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to
you. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is
mine and declare it to you.


The Gospel of the Lord.


Response      Praise to you Lord Christ



SERMON                                                                                         The Rev. Cricket Park




Celebrant      Do you believe in God the Father?


     People      I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.


Celebrant      Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?


   People      I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died,
and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

Celebrant      Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?


     People      I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting


Celebrant      Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking
                       of the bread, and in the prayers?


     People      I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant      Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent
and return to the Lord?


    People       I will, with God’s help.


Celebrant       Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?


    People       I will with God’s help.


Celebrant       Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as


     People      I will with God’s help.


Celebrant      Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the
dignity of every human being?


     People      I will with God’s help.



                     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 ANTHEM         “Let all things now living”                   Katherine K Davis




Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God all creatures here below;

Praise God above ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.






Celebrant   The Lord be with you.

People         And also with you.


Celebrant      Lift up your hearts.

People          We lift them to the Lord.


Celebrant     Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People         It is right to give 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.


Through Jesus Christ our Lord. In fulfillment of his true promise, the Holy Spirit came
down from heaven, lighting upon the disciples, to teach them and to lead them into all
truth; uniting peoples of many tongues in the confession of one faith, and giving to
your Church the power to serve you as a royal priesthood, and to preach the Gospel
to all nations.


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.



TTHE 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      “Spirit of God, descend upon my heart”      LEVAS #119


1. Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;
wean it from earth; through all its pulses move;
stoop to my weakness, mighty as thou art,
and make me love thee as I ought to love.

2. I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies,
no sudden rending of the veil of clay,
no angel visitant, no opening skies;
but take the dimness of my soul away.

3. Teach me to feel that thou art always nigh;
teach me the struggles of the soul to bear.
To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh,
teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.

4. Teach me to love thee as thine angels love,
one holy passion filling all my frame;
the kindling of the heaven-descended Dove,
my heart an altar, and thy love the flame.




Almighty and everliving God, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food
of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and
for assuring us in these holy mysteries that we are living members of the Body
of your Son, and heirs of your eternal kingdom.


And now, Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do, to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord. To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever.  Amen.





The God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the
great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make
you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing
in his sight; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the
Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always. Amen.



RECESSIONAL HYMN            “To thee, O Comforter divine”             Hymn #514


1 To thee, O Comforter divine,
for all thy grace and power benign,
sing we alleluia! alleluia!


2 To thee, whose faithful love had place
in God’s great covenant of grace,
sing we alleluia! alleluia!


3 To thee, whose faithful power doth heal,
enlighten, sanctify, and seal,
sing we alleluia! alleluia!


4 To thee, by Jesus Christ sent down,
of all his gifts the sum and crown,
sing we alleluia! alleluia!





The congregation is dismissed.

Response      Thanks be to God. Alleluia. Alleluia


POSTLUDE               “Come Holy Ghost and Lord”          Matthias Weckmann



        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 May 19, 2024
Visiting Celebrant and Preacher: Rev. Charles Watts
Acolyte: Faggio Nocero-Sargent
Lay Readers: Jim Rudd and Gary Welch
Chalice Bearers: Kendall Rubino and Elizabeth Wagner-Weber
Tech Table: TJ Walch
Ushers: Wayne Harper and Jim Rudd
Counters: Tony Rubino and Jim Rudd
Open/Close: Wagner?Nancarrow
Coffee Hour: TBA

Altar Guild: Carol Nancarrow and Kendall Rubino



Ministry Assignments for May 26, 2024
Visiting Celebrant and Preacher: Rev. Charles Wilson
Acolyte: Gabe Walch
Lay Readers: Carol Williamson and Elizabeth Wagner-Weber
Chalice Bearers: Judy Rudd and Carol Williamson
Tech Table: Gary Welch
Ushers: Carol Williamson and Tony Rubino
Counters: Jim Rudd and Kendall Rubino
Open/Close: Wagner/Nancarrow
Coffee Hour: TBA

Altar Guild: Carol Nancarrow and Kendall Rubino


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 26—Trinity Sunday
May 27—Memorial Day
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


*Cricket+ will be away May 19 and 26. Please send any items for announcements or
updates for ministry assignments to her today. The bulletins must be done before she
leaves. Thank you for helping!



Welcome to the Rev. Charles Watts!
Charles+ is a resident of Waynesville and has graciously agreed to fill-in today while
our priest-in-charge is away. Thanks for being with us!


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!


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.


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


Cricket+ is away.
This weekend Cricket is at CREDO, an invitation-only program to help clergy in all
stages of their ministry. This CREDO is specifically for retired clergy who are discerning
what God may be calling them to do in, as Rev. Jack Koepke would say, their dotage.
Next week, she’ll be the supply clergy at St. Mark’s in King of Prussia, PA, where
she will also baptize the daughter of one of her godsons. Thank you for being flexible
these next several weeks. I’ll be available by phone if there is an emergency.
(Remember: no bleeding, no dying, no fires!)


What are you reading this summer?
Consider one of these books along with your beach books this summer.


A clear-eyed exploration of Celtic spirituality that enriches
the Christian experience.
Every Earthly Blessing delves into the rich, earthy Celtic heritage
and traditions to bring lyricism and charm to Christian
worship. It presents the reader with scholarly research and
context, along with beautiful Celtic poetry and songs. The topics
Esther de Waal explores include monasticism, pilgrimages,
creation and healing, sin and sorrow, and salvation, in the previously
mystical and romanticized backdrop of Celtic Christianity.
“Esther de Waal writes with perceptive insight about the beauty
and richness of the Celtic Christian world, especially its poetic
tradition, but without romanticizing it. Every Earthly Blessing
remains one of the best books in its field.”—Cintra Pemberton,
O.S.H., author of Soulfaring: Celtic Pilgrimages Then
and Now.



Is belief in the Nicene and Apostles Creeds required to
be a Christian? Does science support or diminish belief
in the divine? How does one live Jesus’ way in the

A careful study of Jesus shows that his intended legacy
for us was not a set of propositional beliefs, but a way
for being in the world, a way that opens us to the extraordinary
opportunity of the present, a way that can convert our hurried,

anxious lives into something luminous.


Our obsession with “what to believe” misses the primary
message of the Bible, says McQuiston, who illustrates
that the paramount message of Jesus, and even the Hebrew
Scriptures, is not about what stories to believe,
but how to live.



                        Be Safe this Summer!

1. Sun damage IS possible on windy, cloudy, or cool
2. Fake tanning lotion does not protect the skin from
the sun
3. Cosmetics with SPF do not usually contain the best
protection. You need a minimum of 30SPF and
reapply it every two hours if you are outdoors for an
extended period of time.
4. All skin, no matter the color, are at risk of skin
5. There is no such thing as a safe tan. You can get
burned through a car window.
Use sunblock with a minimum of 30SPF. Don’t go outside
between 10am and 4pm—that’s when the UV exposure
is highest.




                        DSO Rogation Celebration
May 18, 2pm through dinner
Rogation is a season when we ask God to bless the land and all its inhabitants
and every endeavor to promote the common good as a community. All DSO
communities are invited to gather at Procter for an inclusive celebration—joining
everyone together as we commit to playing our part in caring for creation, especially
in the Diocese of Southern Ohio.


2:00 pm Rogation Service and beating of the bounds led by Bishop Kristin White
4:00 pm Games, Canoeing, Fishing, Farm Visits and Fellowship
5:00 pm Potluck Picnic – (Procter will provide protein, and churches are invited to
bring side dishes)


Email Jerusalem Greer for more information
Please RSVP and select which dish you’re bringing.




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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




Facebook: St Mark’s Episcopal Church, Dayton OH

Instagram: St Mark’s Dayton

Licensing for music use and streaming:

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

B – 26 to 100 average weekend attendance.



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

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For more announcements, click HERE.


Dave Reuter – Webmaster