Epiphany 2 – January 16th 2022

Worship

Affirmation of Faith

Do you believe and trust in God the Father,
source of all being and life,
the one for whom we exist?
All We believe and trust in him.

Do you believe and trust in God the Son,
who took our human nature,
died for us and rose again?
All We believe and trust in him.

Do you believe and trust in God the Holy Spirit,
who gives life to the people of God
and makes Christ known in the world?
All We believe and trust in him.

This is the faith of the Church.

All This is our faith.
We believe and trust in one God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Word

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,
    your faithfulness to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
    your justice like the great deep.
    You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
    People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast in the abundance of your house;
    you give them drink from your river of delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
    in your light we see light.

10 Continue your love to those who know you,
    your righteousness to the upright in heart.

Psalm 36
5-10

Jesus changes water into wine

On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, ‘They have no more wine.’

‘Woman,[a] why do you involve me?’ Jesus replied. ‘My hour has not yet come.’

His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’

Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from eighty to a hundred and twenty litres.

Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water’; so they filled them to the brim.

Then he told them, ‘Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.’

They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realise where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, ‘Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.’

11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

John 2
1-11

Reflection

Confession

God our Father,
we come to you in sorrow for our sins.

For turning away from you,
and ignoring your will for our lives;
Father, forgive us:
save us and help us.

For behaving just as we wish,
without thinking of you;
Father, forgive us:
save us and help us.

For failing you by what we do,
and think and say;
Father, forgive us:
save us and help us.

For letting ourselves be drawn away from you
by temptations in the world about us;
Father, forgive us:
save us and help us.

For living as if we were ashamed
to belong to your Son;
Father, forgive us:
save us and help us.

New Patterns for Worship, material from which is included here,
is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2002 and published by Church House Publishing.


Absolution:

May the God of love and power
forgive us and free us from our sins,
heal and strengthen us by his Spirit,
and raise us to new life in Christ our Lord.
All Amen.

New Patterns for Worship, material from which is included here,
is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2002 and published by Church House Publishing.

Witness

Prayers 

 

 

The Lord’s prayer 

As our Saviour taught us, so we pray

Our Father in heaven, 
 hallowed be your name, 
 your kingdom come, 
 your will be done, 

on earth as in heaven. 

Give us today our daily bread. 

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. 
 Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. 

For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours 

now and for ever. 

Amen.

Dismissal

May Jesus Christ,
changer of water into wine,
taker of the ordinary in our lives,
transform us for his glory
and make us extraordinary for his sake.
Let us go from here
with God’s miraculous grace brimming up inside us,
taking with us that abundance of love and power
and sharing it with everyone we meet.
Amen

Ldr: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
All: In the name of Christ. Amen.

Notices

Community

The community of S17 has drawn together during these unusual times in a very special way. This is reflected in the great work of the S17 COVID-19 Community Support group.

The group aims to support those in the community who may be in need and to provide a support network to the S17 community at this time.

“If there are needy people in our community let’s ensure we help them out with things like bringing shopping to their door.”

The Wardens of All Saints Totley have been producing regular newsletters with helpful links, thoughts and resources. The latest of these is here.

We have also started to add resources for the younger members of our church, to add to this virtual service. They can be found here, and here.

Reminder

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