Lessons and Hymns for Epiphany 2 C

These are the Scripture readings you will hear this coming Sunday:

Isaiah 62:1-5
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
John 2:1-11

The Divine Glory Is Manifested in the Signs of Christ

When Jesus turned water into wine at the wedding in Cana, it was “the first of his signs,” by which He “manifested his glory” (John 2:11). It pointed to His coming “hour,” when He was lifted up on the cross for the forgiveness of sins and the life of the world (John 2:4; 12:23–32). The glory of the cross is incomprehensible apart from the Word and Spirit of God, but disciples of Jesus recognize that glory in the signs of His Gospel, and so they believe in Him. Jesus does not wait for His disciples to discover Him on their own, but He seeks out the forsaken and the desolate and unites them to Himself. He adorns them with His own beautiful righteousness and delights in them “as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride” (Is. 62:4–5). Purified by the washing of water with His Word in Holy Baptism, His disciples confess that “Jesus is Lord,” and they return thanks to Him “in the Holy Spirit” (1 Cor. 12:3) as they drink the good wine that He pours out for them, which is the new testament in His blood.

These are the hymns we will sing:

Alleluia! Let Praises Ring (LSB 822)
Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (LSB 398)
Jesus, Priceless Treasure (LSB 743)
O Jesus, Blessed Lord, to Thee (LSB 632)
Come, Join in Cana’s Feast (LSB 408)

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