Epiphany 2c – January 17, 2016


Scripture for the Day:

 Isaiah 62:1-5
 Psalm 36:5-10
 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
 John 2:1-11

Liturgical Color:

 1st Reading

Isaiah 62:1-5 (NRSV)

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,
    and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest,
until her vindication shines out like the dawn,
    and her salvation like a burning torch.
The nations shall see your vindication,
    and all the kings your glory;
and you shall be called by a new name
    that the mouth of the Lord will give.
You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord,
    and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
You shall no more be termed Forsaken,
    and your land shall no more be termed Desolate;
but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her,
    and your land Married;
for the Lord delights in you,
    and your land shall be married.
For as a young man marries a young woman,
    so shall your builder marry you,
and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
    so shall your God rejoice over you.

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Psalm 36:5-10 (NRSV)

Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens,
    your faithfulness to the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,
    your judgments are like the great deep;
    you save humans and animals alike, O Lord.

How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
    All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house,
    and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
    in your light we see light.

10 O continue your steadfast love to those who know you,
    and your salvation to the upright of heart!

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

2nd Reading

1 Corinthians 12:1-11 (NRSV)

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans, you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says “Let Jesus be cursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit.

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


John 2:1-11 (NRSV)

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.” So they took it.When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.”11 Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Song Suggestions for the Day:

 YOU ARE THE LORD  Jeremy Camp \ Matt Maher | 2010 | CCLI Song #5818024

 REDEEMED  Benji Cowart \ Michael Weaver | 2011 | CCLI Song #6219086

 SAVIOUR KING  Marty Sampson \ Mia Fieldes | 2006 | CCLI Song #4785897

 EVEN SO COME  Chris Tomlin \ Jason Ingram \ Jess Cates | 2015 | CCLI Song #7036288

 MIRACLE OF GRACE  Curtis Stephan | 2008 | CCLI Song #5767814

 LIVING CUP Jennie Lee Riddle \ Jennifer Ballser \ Sean Carter \ Sean Hill | 2012 | CCLI Song #6302591

 MY BELOVED  Kari Jobe \ Klaus Kuehn | 2005 | CCLI Song #4963059

 GLORY OF GOD  Jared Anderson | 2009 | CCLI Song #5502718

 TOP OF MY LUNGS  James Odom \ Thomas Wingo \ Tony Wood | 2005 | CCLI Song #4651316

 ALIVE  Michael Farren \ Stuart Garrard | 2009 | CCLI Song #5645709

 PRAISE IS THE OFFERING  Glenn Packiam \ Shannon Alford \ Sion Alford | 2010 | CCLI Song #5783647

 AWAKEN ME  Chris Quilala | 2011 | CCLI Song #6169480

 I REJOICE IN YOU  Matt Maher | 2006 | CCLI Song #4794101

 YOUR LOVE OH LORD  Brad Avery \ David Carr \ Mac Powell \ Mark Lee \ Tai Anderson | 1990 | CCLI Song #1894255

 YOU ARE MY STRENGTH  Reuben Morgan | 2007 | CCLI Song #4869940

 BY OUR LOVE  Christy Nockels | 2009 | CCLI Song #5489329

 FAITHFUL  Rend Collective Experiment | 2009 | CCLI Song #5769355

HE IS FAITHFUL  Bryan Torwalt \ Katie Torwalt | 2011 | CCLI Song #6087902

 NEVER ONCE  Jason Ingram \ Matt Redman \ Tim Wanstall | 2011 | CCLI Song #5997055

 I LIFT MY HANDS  Chris Tomlin \ Louie Giglio \ Matt Maher | 2010 | CCLI Song #5869884

 THERE IS NOTHING LIKE  Jonas Myrin \ Marty Sampson | 2004 | CCLI Song #4455237

 NOTHING THAT MY HANDS CAN DO  Horatius Bonar \ Matt Richley | 2012 | CCLI Song #6271701

 BLESSED BE YOUR NAME  Beth Redman \ Matt Redman | 2002 | CCLI Song #3798438

 WE BELONG TO YOU  Trevor Thomson \ Victoria Thomson | 2006 | CCLI Song #5778951

 THE SAME LOVE  Michael Rossback | Paul Baloche | 2011 | CCLI Song #6180933

 OUR GOD  Chris Tomlin \ Jesse Reeves \ Jonas Myrin \ Matt Redman | 2010 | CCLI Song #5677416 

 WINE FROM WATER  Bebo Norman | 2012 | CCLI Song #6412900

 PICTURE OF GRACE  Chris Rohman \ Dan Gartley \ Jason Ingram \ Mark Graalman \ Matt Hammitt \ Peter Prevost | 2012 | CCLI Song #6499019

 BROKEN AND BEAUTIFUL  Brian Doerksen \ Josh Fox | 2008 | CCLI Song #5253490

 MY SAVIOR MY GOD  Aaron Shust \ Dorothy Dora Greenwell | 2005 | CCLI Song #4592255

 INHABIT THE PRAISE  Sarah MacIntosh \ Vicky Beeching | 2010 | CCLI Song #5670633

 ONE THIRST AND HUNGER  Jeremy Riddle | 2011 | CCLI Song #5923373

    This week’s worshipcurrent pick for Holy Communion/Eucharist
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Hymn Suggestions for the Day:

  IMMORTAL INVISIBLE  John Roberts \ Walter Chalmers Smith | Public Domain | CCLI Song #124466 | Hymnary

 TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT BE  Frances R. Havergal | Public Domain | Hymnary

 LORD WHOSE LOVE IN HUMBLE SERVICE Albert F. Bayly | 1961 Oxford University Press | Hymnary

 GOD IS HERE AS WE YOUR PEOPLE  Fred Pratt Green | 1979, Hope Publishing | CCLI Song #223549 | Hymnary

 NOW THE SILENCE  Carl F. Schalk \ Jaroslav J. Vajda | 1969 Hope Publishing | CCLI Song #218750 | Hymnary

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