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.
“Creator Spirit, Heavenly Dove” Roberta Rowland-Raybold
WELCOME: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor
Please stand for the ringing of the bell and processional.
“Hail thee, festival day” The Hymnal 1982, #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:
The Liturgy of the Word
Celebrant: Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! The Lord be with you. And also with you. Let us pray.
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: Let us pray.
All: Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of 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 BOOK OF ACTS:
Reader: 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.’ ” (2:1-21)
Reader: The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
A READING FROM THE BOOK OF PSALMS:
Reader: O Lord, how manifold are your works! in wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
Reader: Yonder is the great and wide sea with its living things too many to number, creatures both small and great.
Reader: There move the ships, and there is that Leviathan, which you have made for the sport of it.
Reader: All of them look to you to give them their food in due season.
Reader: You give it to them; they gather it; you open your hand, and they are filled with good things.
Reader: You hide your face, and they are terrified; you take away their breath, and they die and return to their dust.
Reader: You send forth your Spirit, and they are created; and so you renew the face of the earth.
Reader: May the glory of the Lord endure for ever; may the Lord rejoice in all his works.
Reader: He looks at the earth and it trembles; he touches the mountains and they smoke.
Reader: I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will praise my God while I have my being.
Reader: May these words of mine please him; I will rejoice in the Lord.
Reader: Bless the Lord, O my soul. Hallelujah! (PS 104:25-35, 37)
Please be seated
A READING FROM THE LETTER OF PAUL TO THE ROMANS:
Reader: All who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ– if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him. (8:14-17)
Reader: The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
“Come down, O Love divine” (verses 1-2) The Hymnal 1982, #516
1 Come down, O Love divine,
seek thou this soul of mine,
and visit it with thine own ardor glowing;
O Comforter, draw near,
within my heart appear,
and kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing.
2 O let it freely burn,
till earthly passions turn
to dust and ashes in its heat consuming;
and let thy glorious light
shine ever on my sight,
and clothe me round, the while my path illuming.
Celebrant: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.
Celebrant: Philip said to Jesus, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, `Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves. Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it. “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you. I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” (17:20-26)Celebrant: The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, Lord Christ.
“Come down, O Love divine” (verse 3) The Hymnal 1982, #516
3 And so the yearning strong,
with which the soul will long,
shall far outpass the power of human telling;
for none can guess its grace,
till Love create a place
wherein the Holy Spirit makes a dwelling.
Please be seated
THE RENEWAL OF BAPTISMAL VOWS: (traditionally recited on high holy days)
Celebrant: Through the Paschal mystery, dear friends, we are buried with Christ by Baptism into his death, and raised with him to newness of life. I call upon you, therefore, to renew the solemn promises and vows of Holy Baptism.
Celebrant: Do you believe in God the Father? I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
Celebrant: Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God? 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? 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 bread, and in the prayers? 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? I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant: Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?
I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant: Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself? 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? I will, with God’s help.
Celebrant: May Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us a new birth by water and the Holy Spirit, and bestowed upon us the forgiveness of sins, keep us in eternal life by his grace, in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
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 the sick and dying, remembering all those named on the parish prayer list: Don, Carol S, Ruby, Howard, the Darnell family, Judy, Juanita, Rob, Mary, George, and Vern; that they may find life everlasting in you. Lord, hear our prayer.
Reader: Empower with your Spirit, O Lord, all those who have died, 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.
(As is customary, the confession will be omitted through the Great 50 Days of Easter.)
THE PASSING OF THE PEACE:
Celebrant: The peace of the Lord be always with you. And also with you.
The Ministers and People may greet one another in the name of the Lord. Hand sanitizer is available in the aisle inset as you come up for Communion.
Please be seated
BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY PRAYERS
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.
“Holy Spirit, Flame and Fire” Deborah Govenor
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. You may drink from the common cup, then return to your seat via the side aisles. Each person should decide whether to receive in one kind (bread only) or to drink from the cup as well. Intinction, once so common in the Episcopal Church, contributes to the spread of communicable diseases.
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 A:
Celebrant: The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Celebrant: Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.
Celebrant: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give God thanks and praise.
Celebrant: It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. But chiefly are we bound to praise you for the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; for he is the true Paschal Lamb, who was sacrificed for us, and has taken away the sin of the world. By his death he has destroyed death, and by his rising to life again he has won for us everlasting life. 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 Name:
“Holy, holy, Holy Lord” The Hymnal 1982, #S128
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.
You may stand or kneel
Celebrant: Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us for yourself; and, when we had fallen into sin and become subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent Jesus Christ, your only and eternal Son, to share our human nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and Father of all. He stretched out his arms upon the cross, and offered himself, in obedience to your will, a perfect sacrifice for the whole world. On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, 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 we proclaim the mystery of faith:
All: Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.
Celebrant: We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father, in this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. Recalling his death, resurrection, and ascension, we offer you these gifts. Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of your Son, the holy food and drink of new and unending life in him. +Sanctify us also that we may faithfully receive this holy Sacrament, and serve you in unity, constancy, and peace; and at the last day bring us with all your saints into the joy of your eternal kingdom. All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ. 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.
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.
“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.
CANTOR only will sing the first verse, people sing verses 2 & 3.
“Come my Way, my Truth, my Life” The Hymnal 1982, #487
1 Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life:
such a way as gives us breath;
such a truth as ends all strife;
such a life as killeth death.
2 Come, my Light, my Feast, my Strength:
such a light as shows a feast;
such a feast as mends in length;
such a strength as makes his guest.
3 Come, my Joy, my Love, my Heart:
such a joy as none can move;
such a love as none can part;
such a heart as joys in love.
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.
Celebrant:….. +And may the blessing . . .
“Rejoice, ye pure in heart!” The Hymnal 1982, #557
1 Rejoice, ye pure in heart! Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!
Your glorious banner wave on high, the cross of Christ your King.
rejoice, give thanks, and sing.
2 With all the angel choirs, with all the saints of earth,
pour out the strains of joy and bliss, true rapture, noblest mirth.
3 Your clear hosannas raise, and alleluias loud;
while answering echoes upward float, like wreaths of incense cloud.
4 Yes, on through life’s long path, still chanting as ye go,
from youth to age, by night and day, in gladness and in woe.
5 Still lift your standard high, still march in firm array,
as warriors through the darkness toil, till dawns the golden day.
6 At last the march shall end; the wearied ones shall rest;
the pilgrims find their Father’s house, Jerusalem the blest.
7 Then on, ye pure in heart! Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!
Your glorious banner wave on high the cross of Christ your King.
Rejoice, give thanks, and sing.
Celebrant: Alleluia! Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Thanks be to God. Alleluia!
“Fantasia on ‘Veni Creator Spiritus’” Thomas Adams
THE CANDLE IN THE SANCTUARY LAMP remains lighted throughout the week to
indicate and honor the eternal presence of Christ. It is dedicated this week by Fred and Phyllis Berta.
THE ALTAR FLOWERS are given by Fred and Phyllis Berta.
Thanks to Fred and Phyllis for also hosting Coffee Hour!
GROUNDED IN COMMUNITY
THIS SUNDAY — PENTECOST– HOLY EUCHARIST – JUNE 5:
Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor
Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen
Ushers: Wayne Harper, Tony Rubino
Acolyte: Jackie Hoskinson
Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers:
OT/PS: Jackie Hoskinson
EP/POP: Judy Rudd
Chalicists: Carol Williamson, Elizabeth Wagner
Tech: TJ Walch, Katherine Wagner
Counters: Janet Reuter, Kendall Rubino
Altar Guild: Elizabeth Wagner, Katherine Wagner
NEXT SUNDAY– TRINITY SUNDAY– HOLY EUCHARIST – JUNE 12:
Celebrant: The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor
Music Director/Organist: Donna Larsen
Ushers: Dave Reuter, Ginny Tuxhorn
Acolyte: Elizabeth Wagner, Elizabeth Reuter
Lay Eucharist Ministers: Readers:
OT/PS: Gabriel Walch
EP/POP: Jim Rudd
Chalicists: Judy Rudd, Kendall Rubino
Tech: Gary Welch, Mary-Anna Welch
Counters: Carol Nancarrow, Mary-Anna Welch
Altar Guild: Elizabeth Wagner, Katherine Wagner
Coffee Hour: Brown and Bultman
Altar Flowers: OPEN
Events at St. Mark’s this Week
THIS SUNDAY (Pentecost, June 5): HOLY EUCHARIST, 10:30am, in person and on Facebook Live
MONDAY: SAA MEETING, 6:30am, Lounge; AA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
TUESDAY: TOPS MEETING, 10a, Lounge; NA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
WEDNESDAY: STUDY OF LUKE, 7pm, Zoom
THURSDAY: SAA MEETING, 7:30pm, Lounge; COIN CLUB MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
FRIDAY: ST. HELEN FESTIVAL (using our parking lot), 6:30pm
SATURDAY: YARD DAY, 8:00am; AA MEETING, 7:30pm, Parish Hall
NEXT SUNDAY (Trinity, June 12): HOLY EUCHARIST, 10:30am, in person and on Facebook Live.
Places to be, things to do
CARE HOUSE SUNDAY is TODAY, June 5. 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.
SOFTBALL IS BACK! We’re playing on Tuesday, June 7, at 8:30pm on Diamond #1
SUMMER STUDY OF THE GOSPEL OF LUKE. Rowena+ will be leading a class on the Gospel of Luke during June and July, on Wednesdays at 7pm via Zoom. The first reading assignment will be announced before the class begins. The New Interpreter’s Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version With the Apocrypha is recommended for this class, and for general use, available from Amazon (used copies for less are also available).
YARD DAY is planned for Saturday, June 11, from 8am–11am. We’re sprucing up the grounds a bit: trimming bushes, cleaning the parking lot, picking up trash, using the weedeater, and washing whatever needs it. Join us in the morning before it gets too hot!
ST HELEN FESTIVAL is next weekend, June 10-12! They’ll use our lot for overflow parking, so be sure to park close to our church buildings. The Festival is open 1pm-9pm on Sunday.
The Community of St. Mark’s Classifieds
THE SUNDAY READINGS can be found at www.lectionarypage.net. The readings for
Lesser Feasts and Fasts
RECOMMENDED FEAST DAY TO OBSERVE: Friday, June 10, is the Feast of Ephrem of Edessa, Deacon, 373. Ephrem of Edessa was a teacher, poet, orator, and defender of the faith, a voice of Aramaic Christianity, speaking the language Jesus spoke, using the imagery Jesus used. Edessa, a Syrian city, was a center for the spread of Christianity in the East long before the conversion of the western Roman empire. The Syrians called Ephrem “The Harp of the Holy Spirit”, and his hymns still enrich the liturgies of the Syrian Church. Ephrem was one whose writings were influential in the development of Church doctrine. Jerome writes: “I have read in Greek a volume of his on the Holy Spirit; though it was only a translation, I recognized therein the sublime genius of the man”. Ephrem was born at Nisibis in Mesopotamia. At eighteen, he was baptized by James, Bishop of Nisibis. It is believed that Ephrem accompanied James to the famous Council of Nicaea in 325. He lived at Nisibis until 363, when the Persians captured the city and drove out the Christians. Ephrem retired to a cave in the hills above the city of Edessa. There he wrote most of his spiritual works. He lived on barley bread and dried herbs, sometimes varied by greens. He drank only water. His clothing was a mass of patches. But he was not a recluse, and frequently went to Edessa to preach. Discovering that hymns could be of great value in support of the true faith, he opposed Gnostic hymns with his own, sung by a choir of women. During a famine in 372-373, he distributed food and money to the poor and organized a sort of ambulance service for the sick. He died of exhaustion, brought on by his long hours of relief work. Of his writings, there remain 72 hymns, commentaries on the Old and New Testaments, and numerous homilies. In his commentary on the Passion, he wrote: “No one has seen or shall see the things which you have seen. The Lord himself has become the altar, priest, and bread, and the chalice of salvation. He alone suffices for all, yet none suffices for him. He is Altar and Lamb, victim and sacrifice, priest as well as food.”
Pour out on us, O Lord, that same Spirit by which your deacon Ephrem rejoiced to proclaim in sacred song the mysteries of faith; and so gladden our hearts that we, like him, may be devoted to you alone; 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 5
FOR PEACE. For the victims of violence; remembering especially the victims of the mass shootings in the US this year; 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 Anglican Church of Southern Africa; in the Diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for St. Margaret’s in Trotwood, St. James in Piqua, and St. Luke in Granville;
For St. Mark’s Families in our parish prayer cycle;
For those celebrating April birthdays;
For those celebrating April 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.
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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.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – noon
The Rev. Rowena Mae MacGregor, Priest-In-Charge
Katherine Wagner, Parish Administrator
Donna Larsen, Music Director
Libby Nicholson, Senior Warden
Kendall Rubino, Junior Warden
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