Daily Bible Reading

The Second Sunday After Epiphany

Chief Hymn: The Lutheran Hymnal #625

Liturgical Color: Green


ALL THE || earth | shall | wor- | ship - | You, *
    And sing praises to | You, | O | God. -
|| They will sing | praise | to | Your - | name; *
    O | — | Most | High. -
|| Make a joyful shout to | God, | all | the - | earth! *
    Sing out the honor of His name; make His | praise | glo-ri- | ous. - (Psalms 66:4; 9:2; 66:1) 

Psalm Readings

Matins: Psalm 14

Vespers: Psalm 16

First Reading: Rom. 12:6-16

Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.


|| The Lord sent His | word | and | healed - | them, *
    And delivered them from their | de- | struc- | tions. -
|| Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord | for | His | good- -| ness, *
    And for His wonderful works to the child- | ren | of | men! -
|| Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise Him, | all | His | an- - | gels; *
    Praise Him, all His hosts! Al- | le- | lu- | ia! - (Psalms 107:20-21; 148:2)

Second Reading: John 2:1-11

2  On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it. When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!” This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.


Almighty and Everlasting God, Who dost govern all things in Heaven and Earth, mercifully hear the supplications of Thy people and grant us Thy peace all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.

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