The collect and readings, as well as a sermon and other resources, for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany, 15 January A.D. 2017.
The Collect for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Almighty and everlasting God, who dost govern all things in heaven and earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of thy people, and grant us thy peace all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP, p. 124)
Epistle: Romans 12:6-16 (ESV)
Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly.
Gospel: John 2:1-11 (ESV)
On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.
- Bishop's sermon for Epiphany II
- For additional resources, see here.
- Note: 'For the Epiphany season, the general pattern is this: the Gospel lesson always reveals some facet of the showing forth of God in Christ; the corresponding Epistle lesson always reveals how that particular showing forth of God also has a showing forth in our life as Christians.' - Fr. Robert Crouse+
Cree Word of the Week:
ᒪᒫᐦᑖᐃᐧᓰᐦᒋᑫᐤ [mamâhtâwisîhcikêw] - He performs miracles #CreeDictionary
Daily Office readings:
- Morning Prayer: Psalm 27; Isaiah 43:14-44:5; Ephesians 1.
- Evening Prayer: Psalm 34; Isaiah 44:6-23; Mark 1:35-45.