Saint Alban's Anglican Church

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The Second Sunday of Epiphany

01/17/2016 - Sunday Service


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Old Testament Lesson


Isaiah 62:1-5
62:1 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.
2 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.
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 builder marry you,
and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
   so shall your God rejoice over you.


Psalm



Psalm 96
1Sing to the LORD a new song; *
sing to the LORD, all the whole earth.
2Sing to the LORD and bless his Name; *
proclaim the good news of his salvation from day to day.
3Declare his glory among the nations *
and his wonders among all peoples.
4For great is the LORD and greatly to be praised; *
he is more to be feared than all gods.
5As for all the gods of the nations, they are but idols; *
but it is the LORD who made the heavens.
6Oh, the majesty and magnificence of his presence! *
Oh, the power and the splendor of his sanctuary!
7Ascribe to the LORD, you families of the peoples; *
ascribe to the LORD honor and power.
8Ascribe to the LORD the honor due his Name; *
bring offerings and come into his courts.
9Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness; *
let the whole earth tremble before him.
10Tell it out among the nations: ""The LORD is King! *
he has made the world so firm that it cannot be moved;
    he will judge the peoples with equity.""
11Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
    let the sea thunder and all that is in it; *
let the field be joyful and all that is therein.
12Then shall all the trees of the wood shout for joy
    before the LORD when he comes, *
when he comes to judge the earth.
13He will judge the world with righteousness *
and the peoples with his truth.

New Testament Lesson


1 Corinthians 12:1-11
12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2 You know that when you were pagans, you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak. 3 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.

4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8 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 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.


Gospel


John 2:1-11
2:1 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, ''They have no wine.'' 4 And Jesus said to her, ''Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.'' 5 His mother said to the servants, ''Do whatever he tells you.'' 6 Now standing there were six stone water-jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7 Jesus said to them, ''Fill the jars with water.'' And they filled them up to the brim. 8 He said to them, ''Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.'' So they took it. 9 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.

Sermon



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