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St. Martin's Episcopal Church

Hudson, Florida

September 05, 2021 The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 18)

We are sorry to let you know that there will be NO LIVE VIDEO SUNDAY, SEPT 05, 2021 due to staff vacation. We will be LIVE again next Sunday! Thank you for your understanding.

Readings for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 18)

THE WORD OF GOD

Isaiah 35:4-7a
Say to those who are of a fearful heart,
‘Be strong, do not fear!
Here is your God.
He will come with vengeance,
with terrible recompense.
He will come and save you.’
 
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
and the ears of the deaf unstopped;
then the lame shall leap like a deer,
and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy.
For waters shall break forth in the wilderness,
and streams in the desert;
the burning sand shall become a pool,
and the thirsty ground springs of water;


The Psalm - Psalm 146
1 Hallelujah!
Praise the Lord, O my soul! *
I will praise the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

2 Put not your trust in rulers, nor in any child of earth, *
for there is no help in them.

3 When they breathe their last, they return to earth, *
and in that day their thoughts perish.

4 Happy are they who have the God of Jacob for their help! *
whose hope is in the Lord their God;

5 Who made heaven and earth, the seas, and all that is in them; *
who keeps his promise for ever;

6 Who gives justice to those who are oppressed, *
and food to those who hunger.

7 The Lord sets the prisoners free;
the Lord opens the eyes of the blind; *
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;


8 The Lord loves the righteous;
the Lord cares for the stranger; *
he sustains the orphan and widow,
but frustrates the way of the wicked.

9 The Lord shall reign for ever, *
your God, O Zion, throughout all generations.
Hallelujah!


The Epistle - James 2:1-10, [11-13], 14-17

My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favoritism really believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ? For if a person with gold rings and in fine clothes comes into your assembly, and if a poor person in dirty clothes also comes in, and if you take notice of the one wearing the fine clothes and say, “Have a seat here, please,” while to the one who is poor you say, “Stand there,” or, “Sit at my feet,” have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters. Has not God chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him? But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you? Is it not they who drag you into court? Is it not they who blaspheme the excellent name that was invoked over you?

You do well if you really fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you show partiality, you commit sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.[ For the one who said, “You shall not commit adultery,” also said, “You shall not murder.” Now if you do not commit adultery but if you murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty. For judgment will be without mercy to anyone who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.]

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.

 

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The Gospel According to Mark

Jesus set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” But she answered him, “Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” Then he said to her, “For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter.” So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.

Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. Then Jesus ordered them to tell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. They were astounded beyond measure, saying, “He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”

Mark 7:24-37
                       
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:  Province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan
 



Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
  • St. Mary Magdalene, Bradenton
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September 5, 2021 - Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

“And immediately the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was released,
and he spoke plainly.”  Mark 7:35


The deaf man with the speech problem experienced immediate relief. Sometimes our stewardship, our charity, our giving, our intervention, has an immediate impact. Sometimes it takes a while. But whether immediate or over time, no kind deed of ours goes without an impact.



 
 

We truly Thank you for your continued financial support!   
     
 
       
 
Collection
08/29/21

 
Checks        $630.00
 Cash             0.00
PayPal           300.00
TOTAL   $930.00
Expenses    1755.34
$-825.34
CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR DONATION
 The church office will
be closed the week of
09/06 – 09/10
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

 
NO GLASS or EXPIRED!


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

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

NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING 09/19/2021


 


COVID-19 POLICIES:

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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