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Today's

theme:

Jesus makes

everything

new

 

 

The collect for the second Sunday of Epiphany:



Almighty God,
in Christ you make all things new:
transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace,
and in the renewal of our lives
make known your heavenly glory;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
 

 

Today's introduction is by Pat Beale: 

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This is a lovely hymn often associated with the season of Epiphany ('showing forth'):

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Today's Gospel is John 2: 1-11

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, 'They have no wine.' And Jesus said to her, 'Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.' His mother said to the servants, 'Do whatever he tells you.' Now standing there were six stone water-jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, 'Fill the jars with water.' And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, 'Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.' So they took it. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom and said to him, 'Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.' Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

 

Today's Message is from the Rev Nick Watson, Area Dean of South Manchester and Stretford:

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Here's a song that's also a prayer to the Holy Spirit to come and be present with us:

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Please click here for today's prayers: 

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THE LORD'S PRAYER 

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.

 

And finally a song that sums up the work of the Holy Spirit in making us one - and like that 'new wine':

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Please click below for the conclusion to our worship:

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