Monday, January 14, 2013

A Liturgical Ordo for the Second Sunday after Epiphany

The Second Sunday after Epiphany
20 January 2013

The Gathering of the Community


Opening Hymn

‘God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending’  Songs for a Gospel People #56


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God
and the communion of the Holy Spirit
be with you all.
And also with you.

Almighty God,
to you all hearts are open,
all desires known,
and from you no secrets are hidden.
Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you,
and worthily magnify your holy name;
through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Canticle of Praise

Gloria in Excelsis [i]

Collect of the Day

Let us pray.

O God of steadfast love,
at the wedding in Cana
your Son Jesus turned water into wine,
delighting all who were there.
Transform our hearts by your Spirit,
that we may use our varied gifts
to show forth the light of your love
as one body in Christ.  Amen. [ii]

The Proclamation of the Word

The First Reading

A reading from the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 62.1-5).

                  1 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.  2 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.  3 You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.  4 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.  5 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.

After the reading

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.
Thanks be to God.

The Appointed Psalm

Psalm 36.5-10 with the Refrain from Songs for the Holy One

5 Your love, O Lord, 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 mortals and beast, O Lord.  Refrain

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.  Refrain

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 favour to those who are true of heart.  Refrain

The Second Reading

A reading from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 12.1-11).

                  1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.  2 You know that when you were pagans, you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak.  3 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.
                  4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.  7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.  8 To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 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.  11 All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.

After the reading

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.
Thanks be to God.

The Gradual Hymn

‘Sing of God Made Manifest’  Common Praise #162 vv. 1, 2, 3

The Gospel

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John (John 2.1-11)
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

                  1 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.  2 Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.  3 When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”  4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.”  5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”  6 Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.  7 Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.”  And they filled them up to the brim.  8 He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.”  So they took it.  9 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 10 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.”  11 Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

After the Gospel

The Gospel of Christ.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Sermon

An Affirmation of Faith

Let us affirm our faith in God made known in Christ through the Spirit.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed in Christ with every spiritual blessing.
God chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world
to be holy and blameless before God in love.

God destined us for adoption as the children of God through Jesus Christ.
With all wisdom and insight
God has made known to us the mystery of the divine will
a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in Christ,
things in heaven and things on earth.

In Christ we have obtained an inheritance
so that we might live for the praise of the glory of God.
We have been marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit,
the pledge of our inheritance as God’s own people. [iii]

The Prayers of the Community

Intercessions, Petitions and Thanksgivings

Confession and Absolution

Let us confess our sins, confident in God’s forgiveness.

God, be gracious to us and bless us,
and make your face shine upon us:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

May your ways be known on the earth,
your saving power among the nations:
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord, you have made known your salvation,
and reveal your justice in the sight of the nations:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. [iv]

May God, the life-giving Trinity, forgive you your sins
and bring you to the fellowship of this table
with all the saints for ever.  Amen. [v]

The Exchange of the Peace

The peace of the Lord be always with you.
And also with you.

The Holy Communion

Offertory Hymn

‘Jesus, Come, for We Invite You’  Common Praise #437

Prayer over the Gifts

Let us pray.

Living God,
you have revealed your Son as the Messiah.
May we hear his word and follow it,
and live as children of light.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord.  Amen.

The Thanksgiving at the Table

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Blessed are you, gracious God,
creator of heaven and earth;
you are the source of light and life for all your creation,
you made us in your own image,
and call us to new life in Jesus Christ our Saviour.
Therefore we praise you,
joining our voices to proclaim the glory of your name. [vi]

Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes
in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest. [vii]

Holy, mighty and merciful Lord, heaven and earth are full of your glory.

In great love you sent us Jesus, your Son, who reached out to heal the sick and suffering, who preached good news to the poor and who, on the cross, opened his arms to all.

In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread and gave thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying:  Take and eat; this is my body given for you.  Do this for the remembrance of me.

Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks and gave it for all to drink, saying:  This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.  Do this for the remembrance of me.

Remembering, therefore, his death, resurrection and ascension, we await his coming in glory.

Pour out upon us the Spirit of your love, O Lord, and unite the wills of all who share this heavenly food, the body and blood of Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be all glory and honour, now and for ever.  Amen. [viii]

The Lord’s Prayer

As our Saviour taught us, let us pray,
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.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and for ever.  Amen. [ix]

The Breaking of the Bread

We break the bread of life,
and that life is the light of the world
God here among us,
light in the midst of us,
bring us to light and life.

The gifts of God for the people of God.
Thanks be to God.

The Communion of the Community

Communion Hymn

‘Many Are the Lightbeams’  Songs for a Gospel People #104 vv. 1, 2, 3, 4

The Sending Forth of the Community

Prayer after Communion

Let us pray.

God of glory,
you nourish us with bread from heaven.
Fill us with your Holy Spirit,
that through us your light may shine in all the world.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ.  Amen.

Glory to God,
whose power, working in us,
can do infinitely more
than we can ask or imagine.
Glory to God from generation to generation,
in the Church and in Christ Jesus,
for ever and ever.  Amen.

Recessional Hymn

‘You Who Dwell in the Shelter of the Lord’  Common Praise #531


At the discretion of the Deacon or Assisting Minister.


                  Liturgical Note:  Unless otherwise indicated, all liturgical texts are taken from The Book of Alternative Services (1985) and may be emended for more inclusive language.  Texts from Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006) are used under the terms of the Waterloo Declaration of Full Communion between the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.  Biblical texts are from the New Revised Standard Version.

[i] Rupert Lang, Carol Mass.

[ii] Revised Common Lectionary Prayers (2002), 57.

[iii] Ephesians 1.3-14 (New Revised Standard Version) arranged for liturgical use by the Rev’d Dr Richard Geoffrey Leggett.

[iv] Common Worship (2000), 134 alt.

[v] Common Worship (2000), 136 alt.

[vi] ‘Preface of the Lord’s Day 1’ in The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 218.

[vii] ‘Sanctus’ from Rupert Lang, Carol Mass.

[viii] Thanksgiving at the Table V in Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), 65-66.

[ix] The Book of Alternative Services, 918.

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