Closest RCL Sunday(s): Epiphany 2C
Readings: Psalm Text: Psalm 104:14-16 | Sermon Text: John 2:1:11 (Wedding at Cana)
Epistle Suggestion: Romans 5:16-18
Prayer of the Day: God of abundance, Jesus revealed the riches of your unexpected grace in turning water to wine. Open our hearts to the richness of your love and make us better witnesses to the revelation we have in Jesus Christ. We pray this in the name of Christ, who is God-with-us. Amen.
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #779. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
ELW #503/4. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
ELW #553. Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
ELW #528. Come and Fill Our Hearts
ELW #491. Come, Let Us Eat
ELW #816. Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life
ELW #731. Earth and All Stars!
ELW #312. Jesus, Come! For We Invite You
ELW #434. Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #460. Now the Silence
ELW #310. Songs of Thankfulness and Praise
ELW #531. The Trumpets Sound, the Angels Sing (The Feast Is Ready)
ELW #842. Oh, Worship the King
LBW #78. All Praise to You, O Lord
LBW #85. When Christ’s Appearing Was Made Known
Various Hymnals Come to a Wedding
Various Hymnals In Cana at a Wedding Feast
Various Hymnals Sing of God Made Manifest
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship)
Suggested hymns based on the companion text(s):
ELW #684. Creating God, Your Fingers Trace
ELW #879. For the Beauty of the Earth
ELW #856. How Great Thou Art
ELW #834. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
ELW #836. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
ELW #322. Oh, Love How Deep
ELW #837. Many and Great, O God
ELW #665. Rise, Shine, You People!
ELW #694. Sing to the Lord of Harvest
ELW #824. This Is My Father’s World
LBW #527. All Creatures of Our God and King
WOV #767. All Things Bright and Beautiful
Various Hymnals Deep in the Dust Before Thy Throne
Various Hymnals Grace Greater Than Our Sin
Various Hymnals I Sing the Mighty Power of God
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice)
Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:
“Our God” By Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, et al.
“Trading My Sorrows” By Darrell Evans.
“Your Love is Extravagant” By Darrell Evans.
More contemporary suggestions here.
Prayers of Intercession:
(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)
God of revelation, as we gather in praise for the gracious mystery of your Son, we remember the many needs of your church and your world.
A brief silence.
For the witness of the church, that the good news of Christ be made manifest in our every word and deed. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For plants and animals, food and drink, that the richness of your providence strengthen and preserve all of creation. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For the nations, that the glory of Christ be revealed in wise leaders and peaceful hearts. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For relationships of all sorts, that they be grounded in Christ and that love may be known and grown. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
For all who suffer (especially,…), that your mercy be revealed in tender care and insightful action. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
For all the saints, that we may one day join with them in celebrating the great paschal feast. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Guide us on the path of salvation, O God, that the radiance and power of your Holy Spirit working in the world will gather together all peoples and nations in one community to offer you worship and proclaim your splendor. Amen.