Second Sunday after Epiphany
19 January 2020
Jesus’ First Miracle Reveals God’s Glory
The coming of the Messianic kingdom means the restoration of creation. The sign of this restoration is that “the mountains shall drip sweet wine” (Amos 9.11–15). When the elements of a fallen creation fail and run short at a wedding feast, our Lord Jesus steps in to restore creation and miraculously changes water into an abundance of the very best wine (St. John 2.1–11). With this sign, Christ manifests His glory. The “back” of God (Exodus 33.12–23) is revealed to those who believe. The hour will come when Jesus will again manifest His glory by taking creation’s curse into His own body to release us from its power, and from His side will flow water and blood, the holy sacraments by which she is cleansed and made one with Him. Through this sacrificial love of Christ we are enabled to “love one another with brotherly affection . . .” and to “outdo one another in showing honor” (Romans 12.6–16).
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Singing the Creed Throughout much of the history of the Church, the Nicene Creed was one of the sung portions of the liturgy of the Divine Service. On festival days, we sing the plainsong setting that is found in Lutheran Worship # 4. During the Epiphany season, we will use a simple method to sing the Creed together in monotone. Pastor will begin the singing with “I believe in one God,” on one note, and then everyone will join in together on the same note for the rest of the Creed: “the Father Almighty…”.
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Adult Bible Class meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, studying the book of Hebrews, chapter 13.
Prepare for Next Sunday
2 Kings 5.1–15; Romans 12.16–21; Matthew 8.1–13
Hymns: TLH 28 – 401 – 409 – 617 – 734 – 839
Order of Daily Prayer
L Make haste, O X God, to deliver me.
R Make haste to help me, O Lord.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Alleluia!
[S] from Divine Service
[M] St. Matthew 4.18-25; Genesis 17.1-22
[T] St. Matthew 5.1-26; Genesis 18.1-33
[W] St. Matthew 5.27-48; Genesis 19.1-29
[Th] St. Matthew 6.1-23; Genesis 21.1-34
[F] St. Matthew 7.1-23; Genesis 24.1-28
[S] St. Matthew 7.24-29; Genesis 24.29-67
Hymn of the Day or Month The Only Son from Heaven (402)
Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us; R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.
Collect of the Day (bulletin)
Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer
L Bless we the Lord. R Thanks be to God.