Epiphany 3 – 1/20/2019

Collect of the Day
Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the
world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments,
may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known,
worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our
Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now
and for ever. Amen.
Old Testament Reading
Isaiah 62:1-5
For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be
quiet, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation
as a burning torch. 2
The nations shall see your righteousness, and all the
kings your glory, and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth
of the LORD will give. 3
You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of
the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. 4
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. 5
For as a
young man marries a young woman, so shall your sons marry you, and as
the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.
Reader: The word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
Psalter Verses
(In said services, the psalm verses may be placed between the Epistle and the
Gospel, with the congregation standing in preparation for the Gospel. At
services where there is a hymn or canticle before the Gospel, the psalm might
be said between the Old Testament and Epistle, the people seated.)
Psalm 96
1 O sing unto the LORD a new song; *
sing unto the LORD, all the whole earth.
2 Sing unto the LORD and praise his Name; *
tell of his salvation from day to day.
3 Declare his honor to the nations, *
and his wonders to all peoples.
4 For the LORD is great, and highly to be praised; *
he is more to be feared than all gods.
5 As for all the gods of the nations, they are but idols; *
but it is the LORD who made the heavens.
6 Glory and majesty are before him; *
power and honor are in his sanctuary.
7 Ascribe unto the LORD, O you families of the peoples, *
ascribe unto the LORD worship and power.
8 Ascribe unto the LORD the honor due unto his Name; *
bring offerings and come into his courts.
9 O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness; *
let the whole earth stand in awe of him.
10Tell it out among the nations, “The LORD is King;*
it is he who has made the world so firm that it cannot be moved; he
shall judge the peoples righteously.”
11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;*
let the sea make a noise, and all that is therein.
12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it;*
then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice before the LORD.
13 For he comes, for he comes to judge the earth, *
and with righteousness to judge the world, and the peoples with his
Epistle Reading
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2
You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to
mute idols, however you were led. 3
Therefore I want you to understand
that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!”
and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit.
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5
and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6
and there are varieties of activities,
but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 7
To each is
given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8
For to one
is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the
utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9
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 ability to
distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are empowered by one and
the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.
Reader: The word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
The Holy Gospel
Deacon: The Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, according to St.
People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.
John 2:1-11
On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother
of Jesus was there. 2
Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. 3
When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They
Sources: The Collect of the Day is taken from the Book of Common Prayer 2019. The Psalm verses
are taken from the New Coverdale Psalter of the BCP 2019. Scripture quotations are taken from
The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a
publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
have no wine.” 4
And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to
do with me? My hour has not yet come.” 5
His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6 Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7
Jesus said to the servants,
“Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8
And he
said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.”
So they took it. 9
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 10 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.” 11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.
Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to you, Lord Christ.


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