October 10, 2021
The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 23)
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Readings for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 23)
THE WORD OF GOD
Old Testament - Amos 5:6-7,10-15
Seek the Lord and live,
or he will break out against the house of Joseph like fire,
and it will devour Bethel, with no one to quench it.
Ah, you that turn justice to wormwood,
and bring righteousness to the ground!
They hate the one who reproves in the gate,
and they abhor the one who speaks the truth.
Therefore, because you trample on the poor
and take from them levies of grain,
you have built houses of hewn stone,
but you shall not live in them;
you have planted pleasant vineyards,
but you shall not drink their wine.
For I know how many are your transgressions,
and how great are your sins—
you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe,
and push aside the needy in the gate.
Therefore the prudent will keep silent in such a time;
for it is an evil time.
Seek good and not evil,
that you may live;
and so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you,
just as you have said.
Hate evil and love good,
and establish justice in the gate;
it may be that the Lord, the God of hosts,
will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
The Psalm - Psalm 90:12-17
12 So teach us to number our days *
that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.
13 Return, O Lord; how long will you tarry? *
be gracious to your servants.
14 Satisfy us by your loving-kindness in the morning; *
so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.
15 Make us glad by the measure of the days that you afflicted us *
and the years in which we suffered adversity.
16 Show your servants your works *
and your splendor to their children.
17 May the graciousness of the Lord our God be upon us; *
prosper the work of our hands;
prosper our handiwork.
The Epistle - Hebrews 4:12-16
The word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And before him no creature is hidden, but all are naked and laid bare to the eyes of the one to whom we must render an account.
Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
The Gospel According to Mark
As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honor your father and mother.’” He said to him, “Teacher, I have kept all these since my youth.” Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.
Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” And the disciples were perplexed at these words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” They were greatly astounded and said to one another, “Then who can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible.”
Peter began to say to him, “Look, we have left everything and followed you.” Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age—houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.”
We pray for all in our church who are sick and suffering. We pray for our families and friends.
Linda and Ricky Abrams
Sue Tuthill Cardinal
Father Glenn Graczyk
Laura Ingles and family
Our Beloved Dead,
We pray for those with continuing challenges:
Rich and Bonnie Lehing
Jim and Liz Marcionette
Larry and Bette Ruby
Bishop Dabney Smith
October 10, 2021 – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
When the man heard (what Jesus said), he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions. Mark 10:22
Jesus suggested that the man give away everything he had… no wonder he was shocked, no wonder he went away, grieving. Jesus’ suggestion to each of us, though it may be very different from this man’s, may be equally shocking. What is that suggestion, and how do we feel about it?
We truly Thank you for your continued financial support!
A big thank you to our family at St. Martin’s.
Our committee would like to praise you for coming together to do God’s work at our festival.
Everyone worked extremely hard getting everything together. Those who couldn’t physically help, gave donations.
We took in $2271.45, Our expenses were Peter $253.41 and Gail $439.82. Carol donated her expensed for the baked goods. That leaves a profit of $1578.22!
We are small but might and will continue to do God’s work.
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, HEAVY or EXPIRED!
Children will actually be carrying these items home.
There are 20,080 FOOD INSECURE CHILDREN IN PASCO COUNTY, FL
Feeding America, 2017
List of suggested items:
Pancake Mix (Bag)
Macaroni & Cheese
Spaghetti Sauce in a can or plastic jar
Apple Sauce Cups
Individual bags of chips, Goldfish, Oreos, etc.
Masks once again should be worn by all individuals for all indoor gatherings.
Fellowship has also been suspended until further notice.