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St. Martin's Episcopal Church

Hudson, Florida

August 22, 2021
The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 16)

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Readings for Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 16)

THE WORD OF GOD

Old Testament - Joshua 24:1-2a,14-18
Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel; and they presented themselves before God. And Joshua said to all the people, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel:

“Now therefore revere the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness; put away the gods that your ancestors served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. Now if you are unwilling to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served in the region beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

Then the people answered, “Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods; for it is the Lord our God who brought us and our ancestors up from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, and who did those great signs in our sight. He protected us along all the way that we went, and among all the peoples through whom we passed; and the Lord drove out before us all the peoples, the Amorites who lived in the land. Therefore we also will serve the Lord, for he is our God.”


The Psalm - Psalm 34:15-22
15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, *
and his ears are open to their cry.

16 The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, *
to root out the remembrance of them from the earth.

17 The righteous cry, and the Lord hears them *
and delivers them from all their troubles.

18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted *
and will save those whose spirits are crushed.

19 Many are the troubles of the righteous, *
but the Lord will deliver him out of them all.

20 He will keep safe all his bones; *
not one of them shall be broken.

21 Evil shall slay the wicked, *
and those who hate the righteous will be punished.

22 The Lord ransoms the life of his servants, *
and none will be punished who trust in him.


The Epistle - Ephesians 6:10-20
Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints. Pray also for me, so that when I speak, a message may be given to me to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it boldly, as I must speak.

 

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The Gospel According to John

Jesus said, “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.” He said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue at Capernaum.
 
When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?” But Jesus, being aware that his disciples were complaining about it, said to them, “Does this offend you? Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But among you there are some who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the first who were the ones that did not believe, and who was the one that would betray him. And he said, “For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted by the Father.”

Because of this many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. So Jesus asked the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”
John 6:56-69
                       
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 Anglican Church of South America
 



Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
  • St. John the Divine, Ruskin
  • St. John's, Brooksville
  • St. John's, Clearwater
  • St. John's, Naples
  • St. John's, Tampa
  • St. John's, Pine Island
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August 22, 2021
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost


Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.” 
 John 6:68-69

“Where else can we go?” asked Peter. Many who heard Jesus speak and saw what he did came to the same conclusion. We are their spiritual descendants… and it is part of our task to pass on the faith to our descendants. This is a difficult task today. The example of how we live our lives may well be the most powerful way of influencing others to seek Jesus and follow after him.

 
 

We truly Thank you for your continued financial support!   
     
 
       
 
Collection
08/15/21

 
Checks        $415.00
 Cash             105.00
PayPal           33.81
TOTAL   $ 553.81
Expenses    2273.84
$-1720.03
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
 
AUGUST 29, 2021
IS THE NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING
 


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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