Sunday Prayers – January 16, 2022

Coptic Icon of the Wedding at Cana

Due to the wide-spread community transmission of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, our worship services are currently only online. We encourage you to limit the number of people you encounter, and to get the vaccinations and boosters that are available to you: keep yourself as safe as possible, and strive to protect others!
Ethiopian Icon of the Baptism of Jesus

You can join in our Sunday service, live or later, via YouTube. The stream will begin at about 9:45 with a welcome and some prelude music; the service will begin at 10 am.

To make it easier to join in the responses and to sing along with the hymn of the day, make sure you have the order of service handy.

A large stone water jar for the rite of purification. Photo courtesy L. Griffin.

Last week we invited you to have some water handy as we renewed our baptismal covenant; we’ll leave it up to you to be inspired by today’s readings. On this second Sunday after the Epiphany, we’ll hear Paul teaching the followers of Jesus in Corinth about spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12.1-11) and we’ll hear about the first sign Jesus performs, at a wedding in Cana (John 2.1-11).

Here’s Sundays and Seasons‘ introduction to this week’s readings:

The Sundays after Epiphany continue to celebrate the revelation of God’s glory to us as it was made known to the magi and to those on Jordan’s banks at Jesus’ baptism—today using wedding imagery. Our God rejoices over God’s people as those being married rejoice over one another. By the power of the Spirit there are gifts galore for everyone. In Christ Jesus the best wine is saved for last. Taste and see.

Here’s a direct link to Sunday’s live-streamed worship.