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January 13, 2019 10:30 a.m.

The First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Holy Baptism

Welcome to Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church. Guests Whether you are a guest for the first time or a member of many years, we are glad you are here this morning. Guests

are cordially invited to sign the guest book located by the front door, or fill out a communication card found in the pews to help us welcome you. Please gather after the 10:30 a.m. service in the Parish Hall (directly in back of our worship space) for refreshments. Saint Mark’s is fully accessible, with an elevator located near the bell tower.


This order of service is designed as a guide to today’s liturgy. The Hymnal is the blue book in the pew racks; the red book is the Book of Common Prayer (BCP). A hearing assistance device and large print prayer book are available from the ushers. Large print hymns and service music for today’s worship also are available from the ushers. This bulletin is also available for download and viewing on portable electronic devices. Access via QR codes posted throughout the Narthex or on the Saint Mark’s website at:


Children are a vibrant part of our parish life and are always welcome in worship. If you would prefer there is a staffed nursery beginning at 9:15 a.m. for children up to age 3. Young people are invited to participate in Godly Play (age 3 - Kindergarten) or Children’s Chapel (grades 1-5), which happen during the first portion of the 10:30 a.m. service and are held in the Center for Christian Formation and Godly Play. After experiencing the liturgy in an age appropriate fashion up through the reading of the Gospel, children in Children’s Chapel will break into two groups to respond to God's Word.

Reflections on the Sunday Readings

The celebration of Jesus’ birth and his manifestation as the Son of God comes in a pair of seasons with common characteristics. These seasons have been particularly popular in western Christendom and were, in the past, times of such levity and rejoicing that puritans in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries sought to do away with them. In the last century, when the puritan influence had waned, Christmas became popular in this country again, but by then the churches had all but lost their memory of the old feast. As a result, Epiphany season and the intervening Twelve Days of Christmas were not part of the secular celebration. A host of new secular customs and legends developed during Advent primarily as a means of supporting business. We need to recover our own special heritage if we are to make Christmas and Epiphany central to our faith and life. On Epiphany, the theme is the manifestation, or showing forth, of Christ to the Gentiles in the account of the Wise Men. Light is the primary symbol, with the Star of Bethlehem as the sign that Christ, the light of the world, has come. On the following Sunday, we celebrate the Baptism of Christ. This is one of the four days of the year which the Book of Common Prayer designates as baptismal days. (The other three are Easter, Pentecost, and All Saints’ Day.) Even if there is no one to be baptized that day, we reaffirm our Baptismal Covenant as we rejoice that Christ, who was manifested as Son of God in his Baptism, is now made manifest in us, his church, through our Baptism. In the weeks after Epiphany, other events in Jesus’ ministry are celebrated, events such as his first miracle, changing water into wine; his first healing; his calling of the disciples; his first preaching. These events reveal him as God’s Son and help us explore more deeply the unlimited extent of his love and our role—as the members of his Body—in revealing him to the world. “ have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives” (Collect for the First Sunday after Christmas, BCP, page 213). From The Rite Light: Reflections on the Sunday Readings and Seasons of the Church Year. Copyright © 2007 by Michael W. Merriman. Church Publishing Incorporated, New York.

We gather quietly for a period of meditation and reflection. Kindly silence all mobile devices.

The Word of God VOLUNTARY

Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654

J. S. Bach (1685–1750)

PROCESSIONAL HYMN 637 (standing, sung by all)

Lyons Johann Michael Haydn (1737–1806)

“How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord”

BCP (Book of Common Prayer), p. 299 Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and for ever. Amen. There is one Body and One Spirit; There is one hope in God’s call to us; One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism; One God and Father of all.


Celebrant People Celebrant People Celebrant People

GLORIA IN EXCELSIS (HYMNAL S-280) (standing, sung by all)


Robert Powell (b. 1932)


Celebrant People Celebrant

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


Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

THE FIRST LESSON: ISAIAH 43:1–7 (seated)

Reader People Reader

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The Spirit is speaking. God’s people are listening. A reading from the Book of Isaiah.

Now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in exchange for you. Because you are precious in my sight, and honored, and I love you, I give people in return for you, nations in exchange for your life. Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you; I will say to the north, “Give them up,” and to the south, “Do not withhold; bring my sons from far away and my daughters from the end of the earth—everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.


PSALM 29 (Stefanie Bester, cantor)

Plainsong, Mode 5 The antiphon is sung first by the cantor, then repeated by all, and then sung by all after verses 2, 4, 6, 9, and 11.


Ascribe to the LORD, you gods, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.


Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his Name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.


The voice of the LORD is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders; the LORD is upon the mighty waters.


The voice of the LORD is a powerful voice; the voice of the LORD is a voice of splendor.


The voice of the LORD breaks the cedar trees; the LORD breaks the cedars of Lebanon;


He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, and Mount Hermon like a young wild ox.


The voice of the LORD splits the flames of fire; the voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness; the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.


The voice of the LORD makes the oak trees writhe and strips the forests bare.


And in the temple of the LORD all are crying, “Glory!”


The LORD sits enthroned above the flood; the LORD sits enthroned as King for evermore.


The LORD shall give strength to his people; the LORD shall give his people the blessing of peace.






THE SECOND LESSON: ACTS 8:14–17 (seated)


Reader People

A reading from The Acts of the Apostles.

Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. The two went down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit (for as yet the Spirit had not come upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus). Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people. Thanks be to God.

GRADUAL HYMN 116 (standing, sung by all)

“‘I come,’ the great Redeemer cries”

This Endris Nyght English melody; harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)


THE GOSPEL: LUKE 3:15–17, 21–22 (standing)

Gospeller People

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke. Glory to you, Lord Christ. As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.” Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”

Gospeller People

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

SERMON (seated)

Paul St. Germain


Celebrant Sponsor Celebrant Candidate

BCP, p. 301

The Candidate for Holy Baptism will now be presented. I present Elisa Rheinscheld to receive the Sacrament of Baptism. Do you desire to be baptized? I do.

Then the Celebrant asks the following questions of the candidate.

Question Answer Question Answer Question Answer Question Answer Question Answer Question Answer

Do you renounce Satan and all the spiritual forces of wickedness that rebel against God? I renounce them. Do you renounce the evil powers of this world which corrupt and destroy the creatures of God? I renounce them. Do you renounce all sinful desires that draw you from the love of God? I renounce them. Do you turn to Jesus Christ and accept him as your Savior? I do. Do you put your whole trust in his grace and love? I do. Do you promise to follow and obey him as your Lord? I do.

The Celebrant addresses the congregation, saying

Celebrant People Celebrant

Will you who witness these vows do all in your power to support this person in her life in Christ? We will. Let us join with this person who is committing herself to Christ and renew our own baptismal covenant.



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BCP, p. 304

Do you believe in God the Father? I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. 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. 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. Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers? I will, with God’s help. Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord? I will, with God’s help. Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ? I will, with God’s help. Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself? I will, with God’s help. Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being? I will, with God’s help.


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BCP, p. 305 Let us now pray for this person who is to receive the Sacrament of new birth. Deliver her, O Lord, from the way of sin and death. Lord, hear our prayer. Open her heart to your grace and truth. Lord, hear our prayer. Fill her with your holy and life-giving Spirit. Lord, hear our prayer. Keep her in the faith and communion of your holy Church. Lord, hear our prayer. Teach her to love others in the power of the Spirit. Lord, hear our prayer. Send her into the world in witness to your love. Lord, hear our prayer. Bring her to the fullness of your peace and glory. Lord, hear our prayer. Grant, O Lord, that all who are baptized into the death of Jesus Christ your Son may live in the power of his resurrection and look for him to come again in glory; who lives and reigns now and for ever. Amen.

During the singing of the hymn a verger leads a procession to the font

HYMN 711 (standing, sung by all)

Seek Ye First Karen Lafferty (b. 1948)

“Seek ye first the kingdom of God”


BCP, p. 306


Celebrant People Celebrant People Celebrant

The Lord be with you. And also with you. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give God thanks and praise. We thank you, Almighty God, for the gift of water. Over it the Holy Spirit moved in the beginning of creation. Through it you led the children of Israel out of their bondage in Egypt into the land of promise. In it your Son Jesus received the baptism of John and was anointed by the Holy Spirit as the Messiah, the Christ, to lead us, through his death and resurrection, from the bondage of sin into everlasting life. We thank you, Father, for the water of Baptism. In it we are buried with Christ in his death. By it we share in his resurrection. Through it we are reborn by the Holy Spirit. Therefore in joyful obedience to your Son, we bring into his fellowship those who come to him in faith, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

At the following words, the Celebrant touches the water

Celebrant People

Now sanctify this water, we pray you, by the power of your Holy Spirit, that those who here are cleansed from sin and born again may continue for ever in the risen life of Jesus Christ our Savior. To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen. BCP, p. 307


The candidate is presented by name to the Celebrant, or to an assisting priest or deacon, who then immerses, or pours water upon, the candidate, saying

Celebrant People

I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Then the Priest places a hand on the person’s head, marking on the forehead the sign of the cross, saying

Celebrant People

You are sealed by the Holy Spirit in Baptism and marked as Christ’s own for ever. Amen.


Let us welcome the newly baptized.

The candidate is now presented to the congregation


We receive you into the household of God. Confess the faith of Christ crucified, proclaim his resurrection, and share with us in his eternal priesthood.

The Celebrant prays over the candidate



Let us pray. Heavenly Father, we thank you that by water and the Holy Spirit you have bestowed upon this your servant the forgiveness of sin, and have raised her to the new life of grace. Sustain her, O Lord, in your Holy Spirit. Give her an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and to persevere, a spirit to know and to love you, and the gift of joy and wonder in all your works. Amen.

THE PEACE (standing)

Celebrant People

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

We greet one another in the name of the Lord.



The Holy Communion OFFERINGS (seated)

We present the offerings of our life and labor to the Lord. Offerings can be placed either directly in the plate, or, if your prefer to give online please visit (or scan the code to the right using your mobile device). An “alternate giving card” is available to place in the plate if you choose to give electronically.

OFFERTORY ANTHEM (Saint Mark’s Choir)

Like As the Hart Desireth the Waterbrooks Herbert Howells (1892–1983)

Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks, so longeth my soul after thee, O God. My soul is athirst for God, yea, even for the living God. When shall I come to appear before the presence of God? My tears have been my meat day and night, while they daily say unto me, “Where is now thy God?” Text: Psalm 42:1–3 Margaret Wells, soprano The People stand as a Verger leads a procession of the offering to the altar, which is then prepared for Holy Eucharist.


BCP, p. 369

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The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give God thanks and praise.

Celebrant People

God of all power, Ruler of the Universe, you are worthy of glory and praise. Glory to you for ever and ever.


At your command all things came to be: the vast expanse of interstellar space, galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses, and this fragile earth, our island home. By your will they were created and have their being.

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From the primal elements you brought forth the human race, and blessed us with memory, reason, and skill. You made us the rulers of creation. But we turned against you, and betrayed your trust; and we turned against one another. Have mercy, Lord, for we are sinners in your sight. Again and again, you called us to return. Through prophets and sages you revealed your righteous Law. And in the fullness of time you sent your only Son, born of a woman, to fulfill your Law, to open for us the way of freedom and peace. By his blood, he reconciled us. By his wounds, we are healed. And therefore we praise you, joining with the heavenly chorus, with prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and with all those in every generation who have looked to you in hope, to proclaim with them your glory, in their unending hymn:


SANCTUS (HYMNAL S-129) (standing, sung by all)

Robert Powell

The celebrant continues; the people may stand or kneel.


And so, Father, we who have been redeemed by him, and made a new people by water and the Spirit, now bring before you these gifts. Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ our Lord. On the night he was betrayed he took bread, said the blessing, broke the bread, and gave it to his friends, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.” After supper, he took the cup of wine, gave thanks, and said, “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.” Remembering now his work of redemption, and offering to you this sacrifice of thanksgiving,


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


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


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


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




BCP, p. 364


Celebrant People

And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say, Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. BCP, p. 364


Celebrant People

Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us; Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.

AGNUS DEI (HYMNAL S-163) (standing or kneeling, sung by all)


Robert Powell

The Gifts of God for the people of God. Take them in remembrance that Christ lived, died, and rose for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.

Everyone who seeks a closer relationship with God through Christ is invited to receive communion. The ushers will guide you as you come forward. If you are not able to come to the altar, please motion to an usher and communion will be brought to you.


COMMUNION ANTHEM (Saint Mark’s Choir)

The Baptism of Christ Peter Hallock (1924–2014)

Jesus autem hodie regressus est a Jordane. (At once Jesus returned from the Jordan.)

Hic est filius meus, ipsum intende. (This is my son, listen to him.)

When Jesus Christ baptised was, the Holy Ghost descended with grace; the Father’s voice was heard in the place:

Now, Jesus, as thou art both God and man, and were baptised in from Jordan, at our last end, we pray thee, say then:

Hic est filius meus, ipsum intende. (This is my son, listen to him.)

Hic est filius meus, ipsum intende. (This is my son, listen to him.)

There were Three Persons and one Lord, the Son baptised with one accord, the Father said this blessed word: Text: Medieval carol Heather Chute, alto COMMUNION HYMN 120 (seated, sung by all)

Solemnis haec festivitas melody from Graduale (1685)

“The sinless one to Jordan came” POSTCOMMUNION PRAYER (standing or kneeling)

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BCP, p. 366 Let us pray. 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.


Celebrant People

May Christ, the Son of God, be manifest in you, that your lives may be a light to the world; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always. Amen.

POSTCOMMUNION HYMN 121 (standing, sung by all)

“Christ, when for us you were baptized”

Caithness melody from The Psalmes of David in Prose and Meeter (1635)

THE DISMISSAL A deacon or priest dismisses the congregation.


Thanks be to God.

From the First Sunday of Advent to the Day of Pentecost, the chancel party will process out during the playing of the voluntary. Following the dismissal, the congregation is invited either to depart for fellowship or to sit and listen to the organ voluntary.


Prelude in G, BuxWV 147

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637–1707)

Copyright acknowledgment: Gloria in excelsis (S-280) - Music: Robert J. Powell, © 1985 Church Publishing, Inc. • Sanctus (S-129) - Music: Robert J. Powell, © 1985 Church Publishing, Inc. • Agnus Dei (S-163) - Music: Robert J. Powell, © 1985 Church Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted under A-717681. -10-

The bread and wine of the Holy Eucharist are given to the Glory of God this morning in communion with all who have gone before us in faith.

A donation to the Flower Guild has been made by Anice and Michael Ellis in loving memory of their parents.

Today’s Worship Assistants

Reader: David Boop Crucifer/Chalice Bearer: Kelly Kelleher

Bill Silliman, Verger , Vestry Person of the Week 8:00 a.m. Ushers: Chuck Sechler 10:30 a.m. Chalice Bearers: Martha Belury and Bill Karl Crucifer: CW H. Clergy Cross: Peter M,

Readers: Jodi Hess (OT) and Bruce Johnson (NT) Prayers of the People: Pat Barton Torch Bearers: Cy H. and Clay H.

Ushers: Ross Bagby, Anne Davidson, Jeff Porterfield, Bill Shillington, and Gloria Wylie Nursery Care: Marilyn Karl and Lukas S. Altar Guild: Patti Blakey, Amanda Foss, Jean Gabel, Shelia Millard, Lois Sechler, and Sally Taylor Coffee Guild: Jean Gabel, Ann & Jim Getz, Diane Hartney, and Audrey Trotier Flower Guild: Joanne Drew, Marilyn Gille, Casie Iams, Jane Krastel, and Laura Skoracki

This Week at Saint Mark’s

The First Week after the Epiphany: January 13-20, 2019 Sun. 1-13

The First Sunday After the Epiphany Preacher: Paul St. Germain 8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:30 am Choir Rehearsal 9:30 am Adult Formation 10:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I1 with Saint Mark’s Choir 10:30 am Sunday School 11:30 am Fellowship Hour (Parish Hall) 11:30 am Outreach Meeting (Canterbury Center) 12:00 pm Youth Group (Room 203) 8:00 pm AA and Al Anon Groups (Parish Hall)

Thurs. 8:00 am 1-17 11:00 am

Fri. 1-18

Assistant Rector’s Day Off 8:00 am Jr Explorer Club (Parish Hall, Rm 127) 1:00 pm Chair Volleyball (Parish Hall) 8:00 pm AA and Al Anon Groups (Parish Hall)

Mon. 1-14

Rector’s Day Off 8:00 am 5:30 pm 7:00 pm

Jr Explorer Club (Parish Hall, Rm 127) AA—Men’s Group (Rm 203) Vestry Meeting (Canterbury Center)

Sat. 1-19

9:30 am 12:00 noon 5:00 pm

Tues. 1-15

8:00 am 9:30 am 10:30 pm

Jr Explorer Club (Parish Hall, Rm 127) Al Anon (Parish Hall) Saint Mark’s Staff Meeting and Lunch

Sun. 1-20

Wed. 1-16

8:00 am 12:00 pm 4:30 pm 6:00 pm

Jr Explorer Club (Parish Hall, Rm 127) Noonday Eucharist Canterbury Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room) Wednesday Evenings at Saint Mark’s (Parish Hall) Stephen Minister Care Meeting (Bishop’s Library)

The Second Sunday After the Epiphany Preacher: Christopher C. Richardson 8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:30 am Choir Rehearsal 9:30 am Adult Formation 10:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I1 with Saint Mark’s Choir 10:30 am Sunday School 11:30 am Fellowship Hour (Parish Hall) 12:00 pm Youth Group (Room 203) 2:00 pm Eagle Scout Court of Honor for CW H. 8:00 pm AA and Al Anon Groups (Parish Hall)

7:00 pm

1:00 am 6:15 pm 7:30 pm 8:00 pm

Jr Explorer Club (Parish Hall, Rm 127) Holy Eucharist at First Community Village Knitting Group (Barb Keyes’ Home) AA (Church Building) Saint Mark’s Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room) AA (Church Building)

OA (Youth Lounge) Altar/Flower Guild Set-Up University Women’s Club Dinner (Parish Hall)




January 13, 2019

Today’s News:

Prayer List Reset We have reset the prayer list in accordance with the church calendar year. If you wish to have your name, your family member or friend’s name remain on the prayer list, please contact the Parish Office at 614-486-9452 or Adult Formation Adult Forum will be Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Beginning again January 13th. This winter we will finish our group read of the Acts of the Apostles, comparing translations from the last 500 years, and ask the question: how do we build a church community in a secular world? This will lead us into “The Way of Love” program in January - the new and inspiring process from our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry - shepherding the “Jesus Movement.” For more info, visit: Youth Formation Saint Mark’s Youth will meet most Sundays from Noon - 1:30 p.m. Pizza for some similar food will be provided for lunch. Today, we will be learning about the difference between power and authority. Columbus Episcopal Youth Pilgrimage, 2019! This coming summer, Episcopal Youth from the Columbus area will be going on a pilgrimage to Atlanta, Montgomery, and Selma to learn about and celebrate the Civil Rights Movement. The dates of the pilgrimage are June 25 - July 1, 2019. For more information, go to or get in touch with Christopher Richardson ( to sign-up or ask questions. Registration invitations will be emailed out by the end of January.

This Week: Noonday Eucharist—Wednesday, January 16, Richard Meux Benson and Charles Gore

Every Wednesday at 12 noon in the Church, the Holy Eucharist is celebrated with the laying on of hands for ministry of healing. The service often includes the special commemoration of a person or an occasion from the Episcopal Church’s new resource: Holy Women, Holy Men. “Blessed feasts of blessed martyrs, holy women, holy men, with affection’s recollections greet we your return again. Worthy deeds they wrought, and wonders, worthy of the Name they bore; we, with meetest praise and sweetest, honor them for evermore.” Twelfth century Latin text, translated John Mason Neale #238, The Hymnal 1982

Wednesday Evenings at Saint Mark’s Saint Mark’s hosts simple suppers on Wednesdays beginning at 5:30 p.m. from September through May for all ages. This is for everyone, NOT just Canterbury Choir parents. After dinner, consider joining one of the groups that split off at 6:15 p.m. for adults, youth, and young children. The nursery is staffed for children under age 3. Parents are welcome to join the adult group or stay with their children. We end the evening from 6:50 - 7:00 with Compline. Donations for the meal are accepted and appreciated, but not expected. Eagle Scout Court of Honor You are cordially invited to the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for CW H. of Troop 555 on January 20th at 2:00 p.m., here at Saint Mark’s. A reception will follow. Karaoke Night, January 20 The next Columbus Area Youth Gathering will be a Karaoke Night hosted by St. John's, Worthington on Sunday, January 20 from 4 - 6 pm. Warm up your vocal chords and get ready for an evening of fun and singing! Please let Christopher Richardson know if you will be attending.




January 13, 2019

2019 Prayer Retreat Be Still and Know that I am God. – Psalm 46:10 Saint Mark’s will host a prayer retreat March 8-10, the first weekend of Lent, which will be devoted to the practice of “contemplative prayer.” Thomas Merton has described centering prayer as a method of Christian meditation that places a strong emphasis on interior silence. The goal of the retreat is to create a space for structured prayer and reflection where we may gain knowledge about the practice to bring back to our regular church life. Speakers include: the Rev. Karl Stevens, Episcopal priest and artist; the Rev. Jane Gerdsen, Missioner for Fresh Expressions and Praxis Communities of the Diocese of Southern Ohio; Episcopal Oblate, Suzanne Olmstead, the co-founder of the worldwide organization “Lay Cistercians,” which, among other things, does spiritual work with hospice patients; and Fabricia Duell, contemplative artist and certified spiritual director. The retreat is open to both men and women and will be held at the beautiful Transfiguration Spirituality Center (Episcopal) in Cincinnati, beginning with arrival at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 8 and ending after Eucharist and breakfast on Sunday, March 10. Each participant will be housed in their own single room in the facility’s newly renovated Beth-Anna building. To register, please contact Dot Yeager ( Cost is $200 per person, which covers two night’s lodging, speaker stipends and all meals. Checks may be made out to Saint Mark’s, Lent Retreat, at time of registration, on or before January 31, 2019. Space is limited.


St John’s Town Street Dinner Thank you again to the follow for helping with St John’s Town Street Dinner November 14th: Park Zimpher, her sister-inlaw Margie Zimpher, David Boop, Marilyn & Bill Karl, Pat Iams, Maggie Grosso, Bob Zicht and his daughter Cheryl, and Cullie Rechner. Everyone works so hard for our common goal of feeding many of the Franklinton residents. I thank you all for your consistent support on this dinner. Next dinner is Wednesday, January 30th. Thank You from Episcopal Relief & Development Thank you for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church’s recent generous gift of $2,000.00 for the work of Episcopal Relief & Development… Your thoughtful gift is a meaningful investment in our transformational work to change behaviors and conditions today and for the long-term - especially for women, children, and vulnerable communities who must be resilient to the growing impact of climate extremes. Your gift helps us act today as we fulfill our mission and continue working together for lasting change. Faithfully, Robert W. Radtke, President & CEO Cookie Walk A huge thank you goes out to all bakers and buyers from this past Cookie Walk. The selection of cookies was awesome, filling four tables. Buyers were treated to all types of cookies and candy. $717.50 was collected to support the women in the CATCH Court program. This will go a long way to helping defray the cost of having records expunged, household goods for those getting their own home, or much needed clothing for job interviews. As always Saint Mark's willingly supports the who need our help. Thank you for your generosity!

2151 DORSET ROAD ▪ COLUMBUS, OHIO 43221 PHONE (614) 486-9452 ▪ FAX (614) 486-4023 ▪ Saint Mark’s celebrates Holy Eucharist on Sundays at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 12 noon.

Staff: The Rev. Dr. Paul St. Germain, Rector The Rev. Christopher C. Richardson, Associate Rector The Rev. Dr. Mary Lynn Dell, Priest Associate The Rev. Seth Wymer, Priest Associate The Rev. Michael Ellis, Affiliate Priest Dr. Matthew Bester, Director of Music Tyler W. Robertson, Organist &Assistant Director of Music Gary L. Garber, Organist-Choirmaster Emeritus Dr. Michael Murray, Organist Emeritus Bill Silliman, Head Verger Bill Ryan, Campus Manager Melanie Jacobs, Office Manager Ministers: The Entire Saint Mark’s Family

Mission Statement: As a Christ-centered community, the people of Saint Mark’s seek a world in which all people share the joy of loving God and each other by…  Celebrating worship together with inspiring words, music and traditions  Serving all of our neighbors  Engaging in fellowship and hospitality  Encouraging people in their lifelong spiritual formation  Being a beacon of Christ’s presence in the world

Vestry Members: Dot Yeager, Senior Warden Scott Milburn, Junior Warden Ellen Berndt, Stewardship Jay Wilcox, Stewardship David Boop, Onboarding Joanne Drew, Hospitality Julie Moll, Hospitality Bruce Johnson, Communications Bryce Sullivan, Communications Irina Reed, Formation Laura Skoracki, Formation Pam Thurston, Outreach Leslie Winters, Outreach Phil Glandon, Treasurer Barbara Hyre, Clerk PLEASE RECYCLE THIS BULLETIN AT HOME OR IN THE BLUE RECYCLING BINS IN THE PARISH





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Who We Are: Part of the Diocese of Southern Ohio, Saint Mark’s held its first worship service in 1951 in a converted Methodist church in Grandview. Ground was broken in 1953 for the Parish Hall (now the Education Building) where services were held until the current Nave and Sanctuary was completed in 1958. Office space in an adjacent building was purchased in 1989. Major renovations of the entire facility occurred in 2004 and 2008 creating a campus today that empowers Christ’s ministry within and beyond our parish. Saint Mark’s is a member of the Episcopal Church in the United States – a community of 2.4 million members in 114 dioceses in the Americas and abroad. Episcopal means a church with bishops. Bishops are the leaders of the church and spiritual descendents of the apostles of Jesus Christ. We are also part of the worldwide Anglican Communion consisting of 82 million members in more than 160 countries. Anglican are those churches who trace their history to the Church of England.

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The First Sunday after The Epiphany  

10:30 a.m. service bulletin

The First Sunday after The Epiphany  

10:30 a.m. service bulletin