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St. Martin's Episcopal Church

Hudson, Florida

The Second Week of Advent
December 05, 2021

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Readings for The Second Week of Advent


Malachi 3:1-4
See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight-- indeed, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears?

For he is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap; he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the descendants of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, until they present offerings to the Lord in righteousness. Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years.

The Response Canticle 16 Page 92, BCP
The Song of Zechariah     

Luke 1: 68-79
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; *
he has come to his people and set them free.
He has raised up for us a mighty savior, *
born of the house of his servant David.
Through his holy prophets he promised of old,
that he would save us from our enemies, *
from the hands of all who hate us.
He promised to show mercy to our fathers *
and to remember his holy covenant.
This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham, *
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
Free to worship him without fear, *
holy and righteous in his sight
all the days of our life.
You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, *
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,
To give his people knowledge of salvation *
by the forgiveness of their sins.
In the tender compassion of our God *
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, *
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

The New Testament - Philippians 1:3-11
I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ. It is right for me to think this way about all of you, because you hold me in your heart, for all of you share in God's grace with me, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. For God is my witness, how I long for all of you with the compassion of Christ Jesus. And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God.


The Gospel According to Luke

In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah,

"The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:

'Prepare the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.

Every valley shall be filled,
and every mountain and hill shall be made low,

and the crooked shall be made straight,
and the rough ways made smooth;

and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.'"

Luke 3:1-6

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

Peter & Phyliss Dombrowski
Ingles & Marcionette family
Randy Mahurin
Robin Massaker
Larry and Bette Ruby

Our Beloved Dead,
Laura Ingles

Paula Jones
Marvin Jones

We pray for those with continuing challenges:
Linda and Ricky Abrams
Jean Brown
Jane Guinn
Rich and Bonnie Lehing
Diane Paterson
Betsy Reynolds
Fr. Luis Pacheco Sanchez
 Bishop Dabney Smith

Anglican Cycle of Prayer
 PRAY FOR:  The Diocese of el-Obeid – Province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
  • St. Mary Magdalene, Bradenton
  • St. Mary's, Bonita Springs
  • St. Mary's, Dade City
  • St. Mary's, Palmetto
  • St. Mary's, Tampa
  • St. Matthew's, St. Petersburg

Please pray for the restoration of St. Martin’s financial health, long term sustainability and growth. 
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2nd Sunday of Advent (C) December 5, 2021
“The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’” Luke 3:4

Although none of us may be as significant as John the Baptist, we too are called to prepare the way of the Lord. Advent reminds us that the Lord is continually coming into our world, and we are continually called to make his paths straight. Our actions of care, compassion, love and stewardship are the actions we can take to prepare the Lord’s way.

Collection – 11/29/2021
Checks         $893.00
 Cash                 145.00
PayPal            369.68
TOTAL      $ 1407.68
Expenses       1383.95
                           $ 23.73

NOTE – Some expenses are put on HOLD and PAID as we are able:
  • Mortgage
  • Apportionment to Diocese
  • Insurance
  • Property Taxes

For your continued financial support!

Choir meets on Wednesday afternoons at the church.
Please ask Jean for more details!



St. Martin’s will be sponsoring three families for Christmas dinner

List of Needed Items:
Green Beans
Sweet Potatoes/Yams
Mashed Potato
Pie Crust
Pie Filling (pumpkin/apple)
Cranberry Sauce

Parents will be coming into the school to pick up the Christmas dinners, so now is the time to donate “luxury” items such as can-openers, spices, tea, coffee, oil, etc.!
Please read this article!

So, spoke to people getting food at a food bank and here are some things I learned from those in need:
1. Everyone donates Kraft Mac and Cheese in the box. They can rarely use it because it needs milk and butter which is hard to get from regular food banks.
2 Boxed milk is a treasure, as kids need it for cereal, which they also get a lot of.
3. Everyone donates pasta sauce and spaghetti noodles.
4. They cannot eat all the awesome canned veggies and soup unless you put a can opener in too or buy pop tops.
5. Oil is a luxury but needed for Rice a-Roni which they also get a lot of
6. Spices or salt and pepper would be a real Christmas gift.
7. Tea bags and coffee make them feel like you care.
8. Sugar and flour are treats.
9. Tuna and crackers make a good lunch.
10 Hamburger Helper goes nowhere without ground beef.
11. They get lots of peanut butter and jelly but usually not sandwich bread.
12. Cake mix & frosting makes it possible to make a child's birthday cake.
13. Dish soap is very expensive and is always appreciated.

In all the years I have donated food at the Holidays, bought what I thought they wanted, but have never asked. I am glad did. If you are helping a Family this Christmas, maybe this can help!

Tuesday December 7, 2021, Noon
Food • Fun/Games • Lots of Laughs!

Everyone is welcome!
Please bring a side dish or dessert to share; sandwiches will be provided. BYOB   

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