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St. Martin's Episcopal Church

Hudson, Florida

The First Week of Advent
November 28, 2021

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Readings for The First Week of Advent

THE WORD OF GOD

Jeremiah 33:14-16
The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. And this is the name by which it will be called: "The Lord is our righteousness."

The Psalm - Psalm 25:1-9
1 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul;
my God, I put my trust in you; *
let me not be humiliated,
nor let my enemies triumph over me.

2 Let none who look to you be put to shame; *
let the treacherous be disappointed in their schemes.

3 Show me your ways, O Lord, *
and teach me your paths.

4 Lead me in your truth and teach me, *
for you are the God of my salvation;
in you have I trusted all the day long.

5 Remember, O Lord, your compassion and love, *
for they are from everlasting.

6 Remember not the sins of my youth and my transgressions; *
remember me according to your love
and for the sake of your goodness, O Lord.

7 Gracious and upright is the Lord; *
therefore he teaches sinners in his way.

8 He guides the humble in doing right *
and teaches his way to the lowly.

9 All the paths of the Lord are love and faithfulness *
to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.


The New Testament - 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you? Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you face to face and restore whatever is lacking in your faith.
Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus direct our way to you. And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we abound in love for you. And may he so strengthen your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.

 

The Gospel According to Luke

Jesus said, "There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see 'the Son of Man coming in a cloud' with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."

Then he told them a parable: "Look at the fig tree and all the trees; as soon as they sprout leaves you can see for yourselves and know that summer is already near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

"Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day catch you unexpectedly, like a trap. For it will come upon all who live on the face of the whole earth. Be alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man."

Luke 21:25-36

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


Peter & Phyliss Dombrowski
Ingles family
Marcionette family
Randy Mahurin
Heather Osterholz
Larry and Bette Ruby


Our Beloved Dead,
Laura Ingles

Paula Jones
Marvin Jones


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:  Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil



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


Please pray for the restoration of St. Martin’s financial health, long term sustainability and growth. 
 
Click here to send a PRAYER REQUEST

1st Sunday of Advent (C)

Jesus said: “Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed downwith the worries of this life. Be alert at all times.” Luke 21: 34, 36.

The message of Advent is clear: Be ready, the Lord is coming. In our daily lives, this might encourage us to be alert to persons and situations in need. The Thanksgiving we’ve just celebrated reminds us how wonderfully we’ve been blessed and how generous we need to be.

Collection – 11/22/2021
Checks       $900.00
 Cash           595.00
PayPal              0.00
TOTAL    $ 1495.00
Expenses     637.85
                  $ 205.15

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

For your continued financial support!
CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR DONATION




Choir meets on Wednesday afternoons at the church.
Please ask Jean for more details!

 



DONATIONS FOR CHRISTMAS DINNER BASKETS


St. Martin’s will be sponsoring three families for Christmas dinner

List of Needed Items:
Corn
Green Beans
Sweet Potatoes/Yams
Mashed Potato
Gravy
Stuffing
Pie Crust
Pie Filling (pumpkin/apple)
Cranberry Sauce



Tuesday December 7, 2021, Noon
 
Food • Fun/Games • Lots of Laughs!

Everyone is welcome!
 
Please bring a side dish or dessert to share; sandwiches will be provided. BYOB   

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