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Children's Activity

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It gets better -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
A wedding party -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Teachers: This lesson is the story of Jesus' first miracle. It happened during a wedding.
The first miracle -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Teachers or Parents: In this modern era when there are many in
"The good stuff came later!" -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Teachers or Parents: Jesus did not perform miracles for
A wedding party -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Teachers: This lesson is the story of Jesus' first miracle. It

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 2:1-11 -- Ages 8-10 -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 2:1-11 -- Ages 5-7 -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

We Are All Connected -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2019
We are all intimately connected as one body in Jesus.
Within or Without -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- David Kalas -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2016
“Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification.” This is the tan
Wedding day -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2012
The bride was obviously nervous. She could hardly get through the wedding rehearsal.
Wedding bells -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
A former US president and his wife were reputed to have visited their old hometown and
Passion for God -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2001
It would not be difficult to look around in our world and identify passionate people.
Celebration -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1998
A prominent theme in today's lessons seems to be celebration of life.
A sign of God's new day -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1995
Thus says the Lord: In this place of which you say "It is a waste without human beings or animals,"
Married to God -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
For this Sunday, the lessons have a positive, happy view, as might be expected in this season of Epi
A Portrait of God -- Psalm 36:1-10, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
I suppose that most readers have heard the story of a little girl who was busy finger painting and w
The wedding hour -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
The wedding liturgy in my denomination begins with a paragraph that includes this line: "Our Lord Je

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We Are All Connected -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2019
We are all intimately connected as one body in Jesus.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 2:1-11 -- Ages 8-10 -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 2:1-11 -- Ages 5-7 -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

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The White Rose -- John 2:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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A Surprising First Sign! -- John 2:1-11 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2019
“Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee and revealed his glory...”
A Surprising First Sign! -- John 2:1-11 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2019
“Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee and revealed his glory...”
Jesus Had Power -- John 2:1-11 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2016
The Point: Jesus came with power and authority
Havin' a Party! -- John 2:1-11 -- Anna Shirey -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2013
Gifts from God -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be
It gets better -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
[The steward said to the bridegroom], "Everyone serves the good wine first,
God's friendship quilt -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought a special kind of quilt today.
A wedding party -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever been to a wedding?
Jesus is Lord! -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Good morning! I brought with me a picture today. Can any of
The first miracle -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Good morning! I have two bottles of liquid here, and I want
You and God fit! -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Good morning! Today I brought a puzzle. I like puzzles.
The good stuff came later! -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Good morning! Today we are going to talk about the first
The Rock -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-5 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Good morning! There are several ways of drinking water.
The disciple named "Rocky" -- Matthew 16:13-19 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
I'm going to ask you a trick question. Ready? Here it is:
Different but the same -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought a fork, spoon, knife
No refreshments at this party -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever been

The Immediate Word

God Activates -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2019
For January 20, 2018:
Sometimes You Have To Shout -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2016

The prophet Isaiah declares in this week’s Old Testament passage that “For Zion’s sake I will
Not Keeping Silent -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2013
This Sunday is January 20th -- the traditional date for presidential inaugurations in the United Sta
Sin And Punishment Versus Grace And Hope -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- James Evans -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
January 18, 2004
Was It Only A Dream? -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Thom M. Shuman, Barbara Jurgensen -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
"For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest..." (Isaiah 62:1).

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God Activates -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2019
For January 20, 2018:

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

The Reluctant Bridesmaid -- John 2:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
When Jesus visited a wedding at Cana in Galilee, he showed that human disappointments matter to
Molly's Family -- John 2:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
"I 'm never going to get married," declared Molly.

Devotional

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Epiphany 2 / Ordinary Time 2 -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2009
For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest....
Epiphany 2 / Ordinary Time 2 -- Psalm 36:5-10 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2009
... you save humans and animals alike, O Lord.
-- Psalm 36:6

Epiphany 2 / Ordinary Time 2 -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2009
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.
Epiphany 2 / Ordinary Time 2 -- John 2:1-11 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2009
But you have kept the good wine until now.
-- John 2:10

Drama

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Whose Gift Is It, Anyway? -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2003
Thespian Theological Thoughts
Wedding Wine -- John 2:1-11 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1997
Theme

Weddings and marriages need Jesus.

Summary

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Epiphany 2 | OT 2 (2019) -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2019
Isaiah 62:1-5
Sermon Illustrations for Epiphany 2 | OT 2 (2016) -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, R. Robert Cueni, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2016
Isaiah 62:1-5
Sermon Illustrations for Epiphany 2 | OT 2 (2013) -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Mark J. Molldrem, Bob Ove, Cynthia E. Cowen -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2012
Isaiah 62:1-5
The lesson refers to the people of faith relating to God like in a marital union... -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2012
The lesson refers to the people of faith relating to God like in a marital union.
When I began my career as a pastor... -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Ron Love -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2012
When I began my career as a pastor my dad gave me only one word of advice.
In most baptismal services, a ritual of stirring up God's spirit is performed... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2012
In most baptismal services, a ritual of stirring up God's spirit is performed.
We saw statues of those gods all over... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Bob Ove -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2012
That passage may sound strange to those who have never left the US, but when I lived in Nepal, it wa
The most watched and most popular international sport is soccer... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2012
The most watched and most popular international sport is soccer, with the World Cup being the bigges
The early church fathers affirmed the Christological title of Amen... -- John 2:1-11 -- Ron Love -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2012
The early church fathers affirmed the Christological title of "Amen" as it was bestowed upon Jesus.
The gospel reports on Jesus' first miracle... -- John 2:1-11 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2012
The gospel reports on Jesus' first miracle (at the wedding at Cana).
Episcopal priest, Robert Capon, said... -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
Episcopal priest, Robert Capon, said, "We are in a war between dullness and
For years, the Brewer boys... -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
For years, the Brewer boys antagonized their fellow riders on the school bus. The
One of the leaders of... -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
One of the leaders of the church asked to address the congregation one Sunday morning.
I recently attended a community... -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
I recently attended a community theater play that we had seen before in a different
Centrifugal comes from the Latin... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
"Centrifugal" comes from the Latin: to flee the center. It means to impel outward,
One day, a hunter from... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
One day, a hunter from St. Louis was out hunting in Minnesota. He had been in his duck
A king at one time... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
A king at one time had many mirrors in his castle, but just a few tiny windows. Without
The apostle Paul told his... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
The apostle Paul told his warring friends at Corinth that each one of them was gifted.
Something old, something new, something... -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." To that list of
Making wine the traditional way... -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
Making wine the traditional way is a painstaking task. A quick overview is as follows:

The Immediate Word

God Activates -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2019
For January 20, 2018:
Sometimes You Have To Shout -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2016

The prophet Isaiah declares in this week’s Old Testament passage that “For Zion’s sake I will
Not Keeping Silent -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2013
This Sunday is January 20th -- the traditional date for presidential inaugurations in the United Sta

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Sermon Illustrations for Epiphany 2 | OT 2 (2019) -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2019
Isaiah 62:1-5
God Activates -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2019
For January 20, 2018:

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Transforming God, This Is Scary Stuff!... -- John 2:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:
Giver Of Gifts, You Founded Your Church As The Body Of Christ... -- John 2:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Prayer

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From confusion at Cana to clarity at Calvary -- John 2:1-11 -- Dennis Koch -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:

From confusion at Cana to clarity at Calvary

Gospel Note:
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

The Immediate Word

God Activates -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2019
For January 20, 2018:
Sometimes You Have To Shout -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2016

The prophet Isaiah declares in this week’s Old Testament passage that “For Zion’s sake I will
Not Keeping Silent -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2013
This Sunday is January 20th -- the traditional date for presidential inaugurations in the United Sta
Sin And Punishment Versus Grace And Hope -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- James Evans -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
January 18, 2004
Was It Only A Dream? -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Thom M. Shuman, Barbara Jurgensen -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
"For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest..." (Isaiah 62:1).

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God Activates -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2019
For January 20, 2018:

SermonStudio

Second Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
With Jesus, wonders never cease.
Epiphany 2/Ordinary Time 2 -- Psalm 36:5-10 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
If we wanted to give a name to this psalm, we might call it "A Song of Exuberant Praise." The psalmi
Second Sunday after Epiphany -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2003
For those who like to preach from all three lectionary texts, the stated readings for this Sunday co
Second Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
Second Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Isaiah 62:1-5 (C, RC, E)

The Wedding At Cana -- John 2:1-11 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1997
1. Text
Second Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Second Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Wine Miracle -- John 2:1-11 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1991
On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; 2 Jesus
Epiphany 2 -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

Sermon

The Immediate Word

God Activates -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2019
For January 20, 2018:
Sometimes You Have To Shout -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2016

The prophet Isaiah declares in this week’s Old Testament passage that “For Zion’s sake I will
Not Keeping Silent -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2013
This Sunday is January 20th -- the traditional date for presidential inaugurations in the United Sta
Sin And Punishment Versus Grace And Hope -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- James Evans -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
January 18, 2004
Was It Only A Dream? -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Thom M. Shuman, Barbara Jurgensen -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
"For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest..." (Isaiah 62:1).

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God Activates -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2019
For January 20, 2018:

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A New Name -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2009
Let's play a game. I am going to say a name and you think about that person.
Strength Through Diversity -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2009
Recently on a British Airways flight from Johannesburg, South Africa, a middle-aged and apparently q
Only The Best -- John 2:1-11 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2009
In areas where wine is made, there are places many go to sample the different varieties offered by e
Called By A New Name -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Mary S. Lautensleger -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
Two or three generations ago, the only women who did not take their husbands' names after marrying w
You Can't Whistle The Finale From Beethoven's Fifth Symphony! -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- John T. Ball -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
Halford Luccock, onetime professor of homiletics at Yale Divinity School, told of going to a childre
Wedding Day -- John 2:1-11 -- Tom M. Garrison -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
It had been a standard practice, in years past, that the most popular month for weddings was June.
Love For Herbert And Dorothy -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2003
The miracle that Jesus performed at the wedding at Cana in today's Gospel is recalled in the prayer
Epiphany: A Faith To Work Miracles -- John 2:1-11 -- J. Ellsworth Kalas, David Kalas -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2003
I consider it divine good fortune that we have a scripture lesson so early in the year which encoura
The Multitasking Church -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Robert S. Crilley -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2003
For the next six Sundays we will be looking at passages from the concluding chapters of the First Le
Light For Beauty -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Harry N. Huxhold -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2000
David Donald's biography of Abraham Lincoln is a special effort to help us feel along with Mr.
And On The Third Day ... -- John 2:1-11 -- William G. Carter -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2000
The story of the wedding at Cana is one of the most famous stories in the Bible.
What Are Spiritual Gifts For? -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2000
A most important discovery has been made about trees.
Jesus' First Sign -- John 2:1-11 -- James T. Garrett -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1991
A bonus in being a minister is that I get to share in a lot of weddings.
From Inferiority To Fulfillment -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Ron Lavin -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1991
A counselor was listening carefully to a teenager. She was speaking about her troubles.
Epiphany: A Faith to Work Miracles -- John 2:1-11 -- J. Ellsworth Kalas -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1988
I consider it divine good fortune that we have a Scripture lesson so early in the year which encoura
God Is on Our Side -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Robert G. Tuttle -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1988
Is God "on our side"? Isaiah seemed to think so.
Burned Out -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- James H. Bailey -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1985
A man said to me recently, "I'm just plain 'burned-out' after Christmas.
Fill the Water Pots -- John 2:1-11 -- Roy C. Nichols -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1985
To Christians who believe in total abstinence, John's account of the first miracle of Jesus can be a

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Water Into Wine -- John 2:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C

The novelist Catherine Cookson was born in East Jarrow, Tyne and Wear (England) in 1906.

Stories

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Yet to Come -- John 2:1-11, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2019
Contents
“Yet to Come” by Peter Andrew Smith
Second Opinion -- John 2:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Keith Hewitt -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2016
Contents
"Second Opinion" by Keith Hewitt


Second Opinion
How Can Things Be Better? -- John 2:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Lamar Massingill, John E. Sumwalt -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2013
Contents
"How Can Things Be Better?" by Lamar Massingill
No More Forsaken -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11, Psalm 36:5-10 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
A Story to Live By

No More Forsaken
Va-Va-Voom -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- C. David Mckirachan, Ron Lavin -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Va-Va-Voom" by C. David McKirachan

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Yet to Come -- John 2:1-11, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2019
Contents
“Yet to Come” by Peter Andrew Smith

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Water Into Wine -- John 2:1-11 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2009
Weddings are special.
Not Forsaken -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her vindi
The Popcorn Fork -- John 2:1-11 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2003
You've rented the movie Shrek like for about the fourth time, and you're all settling in the family
The Wedding In Tuxtla -- John 2:1-11 -- Constance Berg -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2000
Rebeca Ruiz had met Carlos Marin at a church convention.
The Holy Spirit Doesn't Have A Copy Machine -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1994
The wind of the Spirit blew through St.
Epiphany 2 -- John 2:1-11 -- John Steward -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
When Theodore Roosevelt was an Assemblyman in the legislature of the state of New York, events devel

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God Activates -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2019
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Sometimes You Have To Shout -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2016

The prophet Isaiah declares in this week’s Old Testament passage that “For Zion’s sake I will
Not Keeping Silent -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2013
This Sunday is January 20th -- the traditional date for presidential inaugurations in the United Sta
Sin And Punishment Versus Grace And Hope -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- James Evans -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
January 18, 2004
Was It Only A Dream? -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Thom M. Shuman, Barbara Jurgensen -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
"For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest..." (Isaiah 62:1).

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God Activates -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2019
For January 20, 2018:

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Epiphany 2 / Ordinary Time 2 -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2009
A single song is being inflected through all the colorations of the human choir.
Second Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
First Lesson: Isaiah 62:1-5

Theme: An Arranged Marriage
Second Sunday After The Epiphany -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Theme: I See It Now
Second Sunday After The Epiphany -- John 2:1-11 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: John 2:1-11

Theme: Mother Knows Best
Second Sunday After Epiphany -- Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2003
Theme: God Does Not Forsake His People

Call To Worship
Left Out? -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2000
Call To Worship
Epiphany 2 -- John 2:1-11 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: Green

Gospel: John 2:1-11
God's promise of greatness -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- James R. Wilson -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1997
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Leader: Come, let all of God's people give praise and worship the Lord!
Epiphany 2 -- Psalm 36:5-11 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1991
Your steadfast love, O Lord, extend to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the clouds.
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