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St. Martin's Episcopal Church

Hudson, Florida

September 12, 2021
The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 19)

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Readings for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 19)


Old Testament - Isaiah 50:4-9a
The Lord God has given me
    the tongue of a teacher,

that I may know how to sustain
     the weary with a word.

Morning by morning he wakens--
     wakens my ear
     to listen as those who are taught.

The Lord God has opened my ear,
     and I was not rebellious,
     I did not turn backward.

I gave my back to those who struck me,
     and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard;

I did not hide my face
     from insult and spitting.

The Lord God helps me;
     therefore I have not been disgraced;

therefore I have set my face like flint,
     and I know that I shall not be put to shame;
     he who vindicates me is near.

Who will contend with me?
     Let us stand up together.

Who are my adversaries?
     Let them confront me.

It is the Lord God who helps me;
     who will declare me guilty?

The Psalm - Psalm 116:1-8
1 I love the Lord, because he has heard the voice of my supplication, *
because he has inclined his ear to me whenever I called upon him.

2 The cords of death entangled me;
the grip of the grave took hold of me; *
I came to grief and sorrow.

3 Then I called upon the Name of the Lord: *
"O Lord, I pray you, save my life."

4 Gracious is the Lord and righteous; *
our God is full of compassion.

5 The Lord watches over the innocent; *
I was brought very low, and he helped me.

6 Turn again to your rest, O my soul, *
for the Lord has treated you well.

7 For you have rescued my life from death, *
my eyes from tears, and my feet from stumbling.

8 I will walk in the presence of the Lord *
in the land of the living.

The Epistle - James 3:1-12
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For all of us make many mistakes. Anyone who makes no mistakes in speaking is perfect, able to keep the whole body in check with a bridle. If we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we guide their whole bodies. Or look at ships: though they are so large that it takes strong winds to drive them, yet they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great exploits.

How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire! And the tongue is a fire. The tongue is placed among our members as a world of iniquity; it stains the whole body, sets on fire the cycle of nature, and is itself set on fire by hell. For every species of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by the human species, but no one can tame the tongue-- a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse those who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this ought not to be so. Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and brackish water? Can a fig tree, my brothers and sisters, yield olives, or a grapevine figs? No more can salt water yield fresh.

The Gospel According to Mark

Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Messiah.” And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him.

Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”

He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

Mark 8:27-38
Please pray for the restoration of St. Martin’s financial health, long term sustainability and growth. 

We pray for all in our church who are sick and suffering.  We pray for our families and friends.

Linda and Ricky Abrams
Sharon Butler
Gerard Clements
Don and Susan Gaines
Father Glenn Graczyk
John Ingles
Paula Jones
Doris Manigrasso
David Marcionette
Diane Paterson
Kellen Paybins 
Sonny Stanczyk
Barbara Vernon
Lee Wittig
Susan Wittig

Our Beloved Dead,
Marvin Jones

We pray for those with continuing challenges:

Jean Brown • Jane Guinn • Rich and Bonnie Lehing • Jim and Liz Marcionette Betsy Reynolds
Larry and Bette Ruby • Bishop Dabney Smith

Anglican Cycle of Prayer
 PRAY FOR:  The Anglican Church of Tanzania

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
  • St. Michael and All Angels, Sanibel
  • St. Monica's, Naples
  • St. Nathaniel's, North Port
  • St. Paul's, Naples
  • St. Paul's Wesley Chapel
  • St. Peter's Cathedral, St. Petersburg
  • St. Peter's, Plant City
Click here to send a PRAYER REQUEST

September 12, 2021
Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus called the crowd and his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves. Mark 8:34

Denying ourselves is usually NOT the easiest way to go. On the contrary, we are frequently encouraged to consume, to help the economy, to satisfy our needs and our wants (easy to confuse those two!). Jesus, obviously, suggests a different way. What do we think about his suggestion? How might we implement it in our lives?

We truly Thank you for your continued financial support!   

Last week’s collection amounts will appear here next week.
Thank you.
Hudson Primary Academy Back Pack Food Program

5 children • 3 times a day • 2 to 3 days each weekend
Non-perishable, Small or Individual servings


List of suggested items:
Pancake Mix (Bag)
Granola Bars
Macaroni & Cheese
Peanut Butter/Jelly
Ramen Noodles
Canned Chicken/Tuna
Spaghetti O's
Jell-O Cups
Spaghetti Sauce in a can or plastic jar
Hamburger Helper
Chicken/Tuna Helper
Chef Boyardee
Juice Packs
Fruit cups
Apple Sauce Cups
Pudding Cups
Microwave Popcorn
Cookies/Cracker sandwiches
Individual bags of chips, Goldfish, Oreos, etc.

 Save the date!! October 02, 2021
(Rain date Oct 16)




Masks once again should be worn by all individuals for all indoor gatherings.
Fellowship has also been suspended until further notice.

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