10C – Epiphany 2C

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PRAYER OF ADORATION  (From Psalm 36:5-10)
Gracious and eternal God,
your lovingkindness cannot be contained
by the cosmos
and your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds;
your acting to put things right
stands like grand mountains
and your judgements are like the deep ocean.
Yet you save humanity and all creation alike;
how precious is your lovingkindness.
You offer safety to all humanity;
all are refreshed in the abundance of your house,
and from the streams of your delight all may drink.

Yours is the fountain of life;
yours the light of the world.
Let your lovingkindness embrace those who know you,
your actions for setting things right
embrace those with a godly heart.

Holy, transforming mystery we name God,
endowed with particular gifts,
we bring an offering;
not simply symbols of our daily living
but also our lives and the talents
that make each who we are,
to be used for the common good
by the inspiration of your Spirit of grace.

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2003, 2013.


Six stone water jars arranged above and behind the altar are a feature of the church at Cana celebrating the first of Jesus’ signs.

This might offer a springboard for imagining ways of connecting creatively with the text today. Perhaps the simplest might be a (glass) jug of water placed at a focal point in the worship space.

(A prayer to gather the spoken and silent concerns/joys/thanks expressed by the congregation and lead into a more structured Intercession with connection to the lections for the day. Sometimes this prayer borrows lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community.)
Deepest mystery of grace,
beneath, above, around
and within,
by the light of your Word
and the warmth of your Spirit
enable us
as followers of Jesus,
to comfort and encourage
today and in the days to come,
those whom we name on our lips
and in the silence of our hearts.
      (The Prayers of the People continue)

Looking for contemporary music and song resources?
Try David MacGregor’s Together to Celebrate
Or metrical psalms? Try Dale A. Schoening’s Sing the Psalms

Isaiah 62:1-5
All hail the power of Jesus’ name TIS 224 AHB 159
Almighty God, lift up our eyes TIS 615 AHB 549
Come to be our hope, O Jesus TIS 688
God of many names TIS 180
O sing a new song to the Lord TIS 56 AHB 196
The church’s one foundation TIS 457 AHB 385
Wake, awake! for night is flying TIS 266 AHB 195
Psalm 36:5-10
Come, O God of all the earth TIS 181
Glory to thee, my God, this night TIS 558 AHB 468
God of mercy, God of grace TIS 452 AHB 379
Lord Jesus, if the same you are TIS 566
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King. TIS 111 AHB 28
What shall we offer our good Lord TIS 439 AHB 362
You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord TIS 48
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
A prophet-woman broke a jar TIS 696
All praise to our redeeming Lord TIS 442 AHB 367
Christ, from whom all blessings flow TIS 440 AHB 364
Come, Holy Spirit, come TIS 422
Filled with the Spirit’s power TIS 411 AHB 328
Holy Spirit, come confirm us TIS 413 AHB 327
In Christ there is no east or west TIS 459 AHB 391
Let earth and heaven combine TIS 305 AHB 229
Made in God’s likeness TIS 671 SA 65
O Sprit of life, O Spirit of God TIS 401
Praise the Spirit in creation TIS 415
We are your people TIS 468 SA 90
Where the Spirit is, there’s freedom TIS 421
John 2:1-11
As man and woman we were made TIS 645 SA 7
Blessed Jesus, at your word TIS 437 AHB 352
Christ, whose glory fills the skies TIS 212 AHB 140
Come, my way, my truth, my life TIS 552 AHB 457
For the beauty of the earth TIS 137 AHB 77
Immortal, invisible, God only wise TIS 143 AHB 80
Robe yourself my soul, in gladness TIS 503
Your love, O God, has called us here TIS 664

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