THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY
WEEK BEGINNING SUNDAY 17 JANUARY 2021
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This week's readings:
READING 1 (OLD TESTAMENT): GENESIS 14: 17 - 20
Abram Blessed by Melchizedek
After his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley). And King Melchizedek of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was priest of God Most High. He blessed him and said,
“Blessed be Abram by God Most High, maker of heaven and earth;
and blessed be God Most High,
who has delivered your enemies into your hand!”
And Abram gave him one-tenth of everything.
READING 2 (NEW TESTAMENT): JOHN 2: 1 - 11
The Wedding at Cana
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.
Water into Wine Mobile
You will need
1. Cut out a large circle with a hole in the middle.
2. Colour this to be whatever colour you want.
3. Draw a jug shape onto the card and cut it out.
4. Colour one side as water and one side as wine,
then decorate however you like.
5. Let an adult create two holes - one at the top centre of the circle
and one at the top of your jug.
6. Attach them with a piece of string to the jug hangs into the
middle of the circle.