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St. Martin's Episcopal Church

Hudson, Florida

January 10, 2021
First Sunday after the Epiphany - The Baptism of Our Lord

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Readings for First Sunday after the Epiphany - The Baptism of Our Lord
Genesis 1:1-5
In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

Psalm 29
Ascribe to the Lord, you gods,
      ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his Name;
     worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
The voice of the Lord is upon the waters;
     the God of glory thunders;
     the Lord is upon the mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is a powerful voice;
     the voice of the Lord is a voice of splendor.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees;
     the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon;
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,
     and Mount Hermon like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord splits the flames of fire;
     the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
     the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe
     and strips the forests bare.
And in the temple of the Lord 
     all are crying, "Glory!"
The Lord sits enthroned above the flood;
     the Lord sits enthroned as King for evermore.
The Lord shall give strength to his people;
     the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.

Acts 19:1-7
While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul passed through the interior regions and came to Ephesus, where he found some disciples. He said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?” They replied, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” Then he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They answered, “Into John’s baptism.” Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, in Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied— altogether there were about twelve of them.


The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark

John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. He proclaimed, “The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”

Mark 1:4-11

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.

 Beth Bachman
Lynn Bigel
Jean Brown
Peter & Phyliss Dombrowski
Jane Guinn
Joyce LaFrance
Rich and Bonnie Lehing
Randy Mahurin
    Christy McGregor
The family of Holly Montgomery
Maya Newel
Paul Newell
John Pipas
Marilyn Radosevich & family
Betsy Reynolds    Larry and Bette Ruby
Luis Santana
Mary Stanley

Our Beloved Dead,
Rick Kneale
Holly Montgomery
Walter Brown
PRAY for:
The Baptism of Christ
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  • Good Shepherd, Venice

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January 10, 2021
Baptism of the Lord

“John proclaimed, “One mightier than I is coming after me.”  Mark 1:7

As we prepare to live out this new year, we want to acknowledge that we follow Jesus, the one who is more powerful and yet the one who came in humility and poverty. He is the one we proclaim as God’s
son, yet he lived simply and died violently. We, his followers, have been baptized into his mission of justice and peace.


We truly Thank you for your continued financial support during this time.  St. Martin's parishioners can be very proud of their church and its wonderful members!

Checks    $2275.00
 Cash            97.00
PayPal    518.88
 TOTAL     $289.88
Expenses – 1859.96
$ 1030.92
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