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St. Martin's Episcopal Church

Hudson, Florida

August 08, 2021
The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 14)

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During the pandemic, we have learned that Coronavirus transmission rates and health guidelines regularly change.  This is where we find ourselves now:
  • Last Tuesday, July 27, 2021, the CDC recommended that fully vaccinated Americans start wearing masks indoors again in places with high COVID-19 transmission rates. 
  • Presently the state of Florida is counted as an area with high COVID-19  transmission rates. 
With those two changes in mind, and from a place of utmost concern for all in our diocese, Bishop Smith has decided that masks once again should be worn by all individuals for all indoor gatherings.
Fellowship has also been suspended until further notice.
Readings for Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 14)

First Reading – Old Testament - 1 Kings 19:4-8
Elijah went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a solitary broom tree. He asked that he might die: “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my ancestors.” Then he lay down under the broom tree and fell asleep. Suddenly an angel touched him and said to him, “Get up and eat.” He looked, and there at his head was a cake baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. He ate and drank, and lay down again. The angel of the Lord came a second time, touched him, and said, “Get up and eat, otherwise the journey will be too much for you.” He got up, and ate and drank; then he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God.

The Psalm - Psalm 34:1-8
1 I will bless the Lord at all times; *
his praise shall ever be in my mouth.
2 I will glory in the Lord; *
let the humble hear and rejoice.
3 Proclaim with me the greatness of the Lord; *
let us exalt his Name together.
4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me *
and delivered me out of all my terror.
5 Look upon him and be radiant, *
and let not your faces be ashamed.
6 I called in my affliction and the Lord heard me *
and saved me from all my troubles.
7 The angel of the Lord encompasses those who fear him, *
and he will deliver them.
8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; *
happy are they who trust in him!

The Epistle - Ephesians 4:25-5:2
Putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil. Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy. Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption. Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you. Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.


The Gospel According to John

Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” They were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” Jesus answered them, “Do not complain among yourselves. No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day. It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

John 6:35, 41-51
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.

Sharon Butler
Don and Susan Gaines
John Ingles
Paula Jones
David Marcionette
Richard Mayer
Diane Paterson
Kellen Paybins 
Sonny Stanczyk
Barbara Vernon    

Our Beloved Dead,
Marvin Jones

We pray for those with continuing challenges:

Jean Brown, Jane Guinn, Larry and Bette Ruby, Bishop Dabney Smith, Richa and Bonnie Lehing, Jim and Liz Marcionette, Father Luis Pacheco Sanchez, Betsy Reynolds

Anglican Cycle of Prayer
 PRAY for: The Church of South India (United)

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
  • St. Clement's, Tampa
  • St. David's, Englewood
  • St. Edmund's, Arcadia
  • St. Elizabeth's, Zephyrhills
  • St. Francis', Tampa
  • DaySpring Conference Center, Parrish and St. Thomas Chapel
  • St. Thomas' Chapel and Parrish Episcopal Church, Parrish
Click here to send a PRAYER REQUEST

August 8, 2021
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Whoever eats of this bread will live forever.” John 6:51

Jesus’ words in the Gospel make clear what he asks of us: an eternal commitment. As stewards, we care for others because they are our brothers and sisters for eternity. Our care, compassion and love are signs that we have eaten the bread of life and intend to share that life with others, forever.


We truly Thank you for your continued financial support!   

Checks       $2017.00
 Cash             100.00
PayPal            38.82
TOTAL   $ 2155.82
Expenses    2245.08
Hudson Primary Academy
Back Pack Food Program
We will be collecting food to feed 5 children, 3 times a day, for 2 to 3 days each weekend.  The child will be carrying the food home in their backpacks, so PLEASE…NO GLASS!

List of suggested items:
Macaroni & Cheese
Spaghetti Sauce in a can or plastic jar
Peanut Butter/Jelly
Ramon Noodles
Granola Bars
Microwave Popcorn
Pancake Mix (Bag)
Fruit cups
Apple Sauce Cups
Pudding Cups
Hamburger Helper
Chicken/Tuna Helper
Canned Chicken/Tuna
Juice Packs
Spaghetti O's
Pudding Cups
Jell-O Cups

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