Sunday, January 16, 2022

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Second Week After Epiphany, Sunday, January 16, 2022

John 2:1-11
Two days later there was a wedding in the town of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his followers were also invited to the wedding. When all the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”

Jesus answered, “Dear woman, why come to me? My time has not yet come.”

His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you to do.”

In that place there were six stone water jars that the Jews used in their washing ceremony. Each jar held about twenty or thirty gallons.

Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” So they filled the jars to the top.

Then he said to them, “Now take some out and give it to the master of the feast.”

So they took the water to the master. When he tasted it, the water had become wine. He did not know where the wine came from, but the servants who had brought the water knew. The master of the wedding called the bridegroom and said to him, “People always serve the best wine first. Later, after the guests have been drinking awhile, they serve the cheaper wine. But you have saved the best wine till now.”

So in Cana of Galilee Jesus did his first miracle. There he showed his glory, and his followers believed in him.
(New Century Version (NCV))

Loving Divine Family,

We enter your sacred prayer space today seeking your holy touch in our lives. We long to hear your loving words telling us how you chose us and have a purpose for us. Like the stone jars at the wedding in Cana, we feel you filling us with cleansing water. Life-giving Spirit breathes over the water, and we hear your voice whispering, “Receive my life and cleansing. I will pour out of you with my Spirit and others will know that you are mine because of your goodness. They will know I have performed miracles within you and they will believe.”

We, your water carriers, gather at your well to spend time with you. You share your love and wisdom with us, filling us to our brims. Thank you, Divine Family, for the community who helps us. Thank you for saving us from humiliation and providing the best of the best for each of us. Thank you for many miracles.

I receive your cleansing Spirit today, Loving Yahweh, and thank you for…

Use us, O LORD. Pour out of us your blessings and kindness to others so they may know of your loving kindness for creation and all people. May we be your vessels to bring hope into the world with Jesus as our guide.

With joy we praise you! 

Amen!

Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Psalm 36:5-10
Isaiah 62:1-5
1 Corinthians 12:1-11

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