Sat 19 January 10.00 a.m. Parish Council Meeting
Sun 20 January 8.30 a.m. Eucharist, presided over by Rev. John Maddocks, followed by morning tea
The craft group is in recession until 1st February
2nd Sunday after Epiphany
OT: Isaiah Ch. 62 v. 1-5
Psalm: 36 v. 5 – 10
NT: 1 Corinthians Ch. 12 v. 1-11
Gospel: John Ch. 2 v. 1-11
Our closeness to God is what he desires more than anything and the prophet Isaiah expresses this through the image of that sacred institution, Marriage. God’s people are close to him like a bride is close to her bridegroom, and as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so God rejoices over his people. Now, we receive so many gifts through the Spirit every day, often without us fully appreciating them or even being aware of them. The goal of these gifts is for us to draw closer to God and to bring others close to him as well. We might like to think about how we can use the gifts we are given to make our salvation ‘shine out like a torch’ and bring more joy to God.
- Pray for the awareness of God’s Spirit active in our lives and in the life of the Church, that we might cultivate and refine our gifts and draw closer to God.
- Give thanks for the Anglican Church of Kenya, remembering especially today the children enrolled in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd programs.
Text: The Rev Will Johnston,
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2019