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St. Martin's Episcopal Church

Hudson, Florida

August 29, 2021
The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 17)

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Readings for Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 16)

THE WORD OF GOD

Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9
Moses said: So now, Israel, give heed to the statutes and ordinances that I am teaching you to observe, so that you may live to enter and occupy the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, is giving you. You must neither add anything to what I command you nor take away anything from it, but keep the commandments of the Lord your God with which I am charging you.

You must observe them diligently, for this will show your wisdom and discernment to the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, “Surely this great nation is a wise and discerning people!” For what other great nation has a god so near to it as the Lord our God is whenever we call to him? And what other great nation has statutes and ordinances as just as this entire law that I am setting before you today?

But take care and watch yourselves closely, so as neither to forget the things that your eyes have seen nor to let them slip from your mind all the days of your life; make them known to your children and your children’s children.


The Psalm - Psalm 15
1 Lord, who may dwell in your tabernacle? *
who may abide upon your holy hill?

2 Whoever leads a blameless life and does what is right, *
who speaks the truth from his heart.

3 There is no guile upon his tongue;
he does no evil to his friend; *
he does not heap contempt upon his neighbor.

4 In his sight the wicked is rejected, *
but he honors those who fear the Lord.

5 He has sworn to do no wrong *
and does not take back his word.

6 He does not give his money in hope of gain, *
nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.

7 Whoever does these things *
shall never be overthrown.


The Epistle - James 1:17-27
Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. In fulfillment of his own purpose he gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God's righteousness. Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls.

But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like. But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act-they will be blessed in their doing.

If any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

 

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The Gospel According to Mark

When the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they thoroughly wash their hands, thus observing the tradition of the elders; and they do not eat anything from the market unless they wash it; and there are also many other traditions that they observe, the washing of cups, pots, and bronze kettles.) So the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?” He said to them, “Isaiah prophesied rightly about you hypocrites, as it is written,
     ‘This people honors me with their lips,
       
     but their hearts are far from me;
        in vain do they worship me,
        teaching human precepts as doctrines.’
     
     You abandon the commandment of God and hold to human tradition.”


Then he called the crowd again and said to them, “Listen to me, all of you, and understand: there is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile, but the things that come out are what defile.” For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

 
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
                       
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
Dan Kane
Doris Manigrasso
David Marcionette
Mark Mooney
Diane Paterson
Kellen Paybins
Sonny Stanczyk
Barbara Vernon
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 Diocese of Egba West – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) (Lagos Province)
 



Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
  • St. Luke's, Fort Myers
  • St. Margaret of Scotland, Sarasota
  • St. Mark's, Marco Island
  • St. Mark's, Tampa
  • St. Mark's, Venice
  • St. Martin's, Hudson
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Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights. James 1:17.

It’s easy not to remember that when we are generous, we are actually sharing in God’s generosity. Our giving is part of God’s perfect gift to us.

 
 

We truly Thank you for your continued financial support!   
     
 
       
 
Collection
08/22/21

 
Checks        $1090.00
 Cash             75.00
PayPal           489.56
TOTAL   $1654.56
Expenses    1677.83
$-23.27
CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR DONATION
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)
 
WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
  • PRICE AND DONATE items to sell
  • MAKE and DONATE a gift basket for us to raffle off
  • Let friends and neighbors know that the BIG RED BUS (One Blood Donation Center) will be here
  • Let friends and neighbors know about the Town Hall on COVID-19, sponsored by Medical Center of Trinity


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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