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St. Martin's Episcopal Church

Hudson, Florida

The Fourth Week of Advent
December 19, 2021

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Readings for The Fourth Week of Advent


Micah 5:2-5a
You, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah,
     who are one of the little clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
     one who is to rule in Israel,
whose origin is from of old,
     from ancient days.
Therefore he shall give them up until the time
     when she who is in labor has brought forth;
then the rest of his kindred shall return
     to the people of Israel.
And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the Lord,
     in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.
And they shall live secure, for now he shall be great
     to the ends of the earth;
and he shall be the one of peace.

Canticle 15 Page 91, BCP
The Song of Mary Magnificat
Luke 1:46-55
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *
     for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed: *
     the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him *
     in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm, *
     he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *
     and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things, *
     and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel, *
     for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
The promise he made to our fathers, *
     to Abraham and his children for ever.
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.

Hebrews 10:5-10
When Christ came into the world, he said,

          "Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired,
                   but a body you have prepared for me;
             in burnt offerings and sin offerings
                   you have taken no pleasure.
             Then I said, 'See, God, I have come to do your will, O God'
                  (in the scroll of the book it is written of me)."

When he said above, "You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings" (these are offered according to the law), then he added, "See, I have come to do your will." He abolishes the first in order to establish the second. And it is by God's will that we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.


The Gospel According to Luke

In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.

When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me? For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord."

[And Mary said,

"My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.
Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;

for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.

His mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.

He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.

He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
and lifted up the lowly;

he has filled the hungry with good things,
and sent the rich away empty.

He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,

according to the promise he made to our ancestors,
to Abraham and to his descendants forever."]


Luke 1:39-45(46-55)

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

Roberta Brassler
Ingles & Marcionette family
Randy Mahurin
Robin Massaker
Robin McKvean
Heather Osterholtz
Larry and Bette Ruby
Amarra and Strande family
Aaron Varsho
Stephen Willis

    Our Beloved Dead,
Laura Ingles
Paula Jones
Marvin Jones
Leo Scott

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 Church of the Province of Central Africa

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
  • St. Raphael's, Fort Myers Beach
  • St. Stephen's, New Port Richey
  • St. Thomas', St. Petersburg
  • St. Vincent 's, St. Petersburg
  • St. Wilfred 's, Sarasota
  • Trinity-by-the-Cove, Naples

Please pray for the restoration of St. Martin’s financial health, long term sustainability and growth. 
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4th Sunday of Advent (C)

And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Luke 1:41

The Holy Spirit is just as active today as in Elizabeth’s time! Like Mary’s cousin, we too are often filled with this spirit of generosity, excitement, hopefulness and care for others.

Collection – 12/12/2021
Checks       $1160.00
 Cash               205.00
PayPal            200.00
TOTAL     $ 1565.00
Expenses      965.29


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

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