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St. Martin's Episcopal Church

Hudson, Florida

April 25, 2021
Fourth Sunday of Easter
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Readings for  Fourth Sunday of Easter

THE WORD OF GOD
Acts 4:5-12

The rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem, with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. When they had made the prisoners stand in their midst, they inquired, "By what power or by what name did you do this?" Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders, if we are questioned today because of a good deed done to someone who was sick and are asked how this man has been healed, let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead. This Jesus is

`the stone that was rejected by you, the builders;
it has become the cornerstone.'


There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved."

Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd; 
     I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures 
     and leads me beside still waters.
He revives my soul 
     and guides me along right pathways for his Name's sake.
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
     I shall fear no evil; 
     for you are with me;
     your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; 
     you have anointed my head with oil,
     and my cup is running over.
Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, 
     and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.


1 John 3:16-24

We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us-- and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God's love abide in anyone who has the world's goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?
 
Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before God; and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him.

And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. All who obey his commandments abide in him, and he abides in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit that he has given us.



The Gospel According to John
 
Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.”

John 10:11-18

                       
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.


Marie Bassano
Jean Brown
Jane Guinn
Rich and Bonnie Lehing
Barbara Madison
Randy Mahurin
Debra Mitchell
Charles and Lori Moltane
Paul Newell
Kellen Paybins
Father Luis Pacheco Sanchez
Family of Marilyn Radosevich
Betsy Reynolds
Larry and Bette Ruby
Sadie Simpson
Bishop Dabney Smith
Lisa Varsho
Barbara Vernon

Our Beloved Dead,
Elizabeth Bennett
Marilyn Radosevich
David Smith
Frederica Valinaggi

 
PRAY for: The Nippon Sei Ko Kai



Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
  • Holy Innocents Church, Valrico
  • Holy Trinity, Clearwater
  • Iona-Hope, Fort Myers
  • Lamb of God, Fort Myers
  • Episcopal College Chaplaincies: Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers
  • Resurrection Episcopal, Largo
  • State College of Florida Chaplaincy, Bradenton
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April 25, 2021 Fourth Sunday of Easter

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11

A good steward is a good shepherd. A good steward sees and responds to those in need, whether near or far. A good shepherd cares, supports, encourages.
 

We truly Thank you for your continued financial support during this time!   
     
 
       
 
Collection
04/18/21

 
Checks       $485.00
Cash            165.00
PayPal         115.92
765.92
Expenses    2967.82
-2201.90  
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