Sunday, January 17, 2016
Preaching Today is The Rev. William Trego
Presiding Today is
The Rev. Este Gardner Cantor
The texts this week follow the announcements.
Sunday’s Hymns: 7, 317, 125, 533
Please pray for: Susan Bergmans, Cynthia Morse, Jim Schnobrich, Carol White, Raphael Sanchez Casa, friend of Rev. Susan Mills, undergoing chemotherapy treatment, and for Jenny Moss, preparing for surgery on January 15th for breast cancer and treatment.
This quarter’s thank offering recipient is Urban Adama, a local garden cooperative.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2016
MINISTERS: ANNUAL REPORTS are due TODAY, for inclusion in the annual report. Please send them to Dan and Ellen.
UPDATED INFORMATION FOR THE PARISH DIRECTORY:
If you are new to Good Shepherd or have changed your contact information, now is the time to give us your updates for the parish directory. Please send your information to our deacon, The Rev. Ellen L. Ekstrom, at email@example.com.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
MEDITATION CLASSES TO RETURN to Good Shepherd, starting February 8 through March 14, 2016, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Church. The class will be led by Ernest Isaacs, MFT, who offered the autumn series of meditation classes. Dr. Isaacs has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1977 and has led meditation classes for 25 years.
Our Annual Parish Meeting is on January 24, 2016 after the 11:00 a.m. Eucharist. We’ll meet in the parish hall. You’re invited to bring a favorite dish to share for a lunch potluck.
CANDLEMAS VESPERS, January 31, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.: Save the date! On Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 4:30, St. Mark’s in Berkeley will host a Candlemas Vespers service. The service will be preceded by a presentation by Matthew Fox and the music for the service will be provided by the incomparable Vajra Voices. All are invited to what is sure to be a feast for the ears and heart. The Episcopal Ministry to Cal is sponsoring this event. See the flyer attached!
EQUIPPING THE BELOVED COMMUNITY: January 30, 2016, 10:00-5:00pm at Grace Cathedral. This is a combined event – Equipping the Beloved Community & Vestry/Bishop’s Committee Day. Lay Eucharistic Ministry training, workshops for Vestries and Bishop Committees are a few of the programs offered. For my information, click on this link: http://diocal.org/equipping-beloved-community
WEDNESDAY NOON PRAYER AND LAYING ON OF HANDS. The service begins at noon in the church and uses the noon prayer service from the New Zealand Prayer Book. Meditation and laying on of hands for healing are also offered.
BRINGING THE EUCHARIST TO OUR NEIGHBORS. Join us as we bring the Eucharist to Strawberry Creek Lodge at 2:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month. The Rev. Teddy Knight, Tom Slocumb and The Rev. Susan Bergmans will officiate at an ecumenical service based on the BCP “Communion Under Special Circumstances.” Bread and wine will be consecrated at our table at the 11:00 a.m. service, and the ministers will be commissioned to bring the sacraments. The Strawberry Creek Lodge is located at 1320 Addison near Acton in Berkeley.
Lessons for 2 Epiphany (Attributions Listed Below)
Old Testament – Isaiah 62:1-5
For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,
and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest,
until her vindication shines out like the dawn,
and her salvation like a burning torch.
The nations shall see your vindication,
and all the kings your glory;
and you shall be called by a new name
that the mouth of the LORD will give.
You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD,
and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
You shall no more be termed Forsaken,
and your land shall no more be termed Desolate;
but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her,
and your land Married;
for the LORD delights in you,
and your land shall be married.
For as a young man marries a young woman,
so shall your builder marry you,
and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
so shall your God rejoice over you.
The Psalm (St. Helena Psalter) – Psalm 36:5-10 – Dixit injustus
5 Your love, O God, reaches to the heavens, *
and your faithfulness to the clouds.
6 Your righteousness is like the strong mountains,
your justice like the great deep; *
you save both man and beast, O God.
7 How priceless is your love, O God! *
your people take refuge under the shadow of your wings.
8 They feast upon the abundance of your house; *
you give them drink from the river of your delights.
9 For with you is the well of life, *
and in your light we see light.
10 Continue your loving-kindness to those who know you, *
and your favor to those who are true of heart.
The New Testament – 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans, you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says “Let Jesus be cursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit.
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.
The Gospel – 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.
Optional parts of the readings are set off in square brackets.
The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission.
The Collects and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979.
From The Lectionary Page: http://lectionarypage.net