Sermon from the Second Sunday after Epiphany: Commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Martyr and Renewer of Society

Second Sunday after Epiphany January 16, 2022
Commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Martyr and Renewer of Society
Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Saint John 2:1-11

In nomine Jesu!

Beginning today and for the next eight weeks, we are going to see Jesus do two “Gospel” things and through the Gospel Jesus will be inviting us to do those “Gospel” things too.

First, Jesus will consistently proclaim in word and action that there is always enough with some to spare.

Second, will Jesus consistently step over any exclusionary line human beings draw.

The gospels present each of these acts of Jesus as Good News. The Gospel invites Jesus’ disciples (that would be us), indeed, authorizes and empowers us, to “go and do likewise.”

A theology of abundance, over against the myth of scarcity. A theology of inclusion, over against a theology of purity.

John the Evangelist tells us that the story of what happened at a wedding in Cana, is the first of Jesus’ signs which “revealed his glory.” So let’s look a bit more closely at today’s Gospel portion.

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Worship this Weekend: Second Sunday after Epiphany, Commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Martyr and Renewer of Society

Contemplative Worship:
Saturday, January 15 at 6:00 p.m.

Brief Order of Holy Communion:

Sunday, January 16 at 8:30 a.m.

Holy Communion:
Sunday, January 16 at 11:00 a.m.
Bulletin for 1/16 at 11:00 a.m.

 

You may choose to participate in the 11:00 a.m. worship livestream via Facebook or YouTube. You may also access the archived services anytime after.

 

 

 

Scriptural Reasoning: Tuesday January 16

Scriptural Reasoning
Tuesday, January 18, 6:00 p.m.
at the Blue Mosque

The Prophet(s) of God: An Interfaith Dialogue Series. Starting on January 18, The Blue Mosque/Dialogue Institute and Christ the King Church will have an inter-faith discussion series on The Prophet(s) of Christianity and Islam: Who are Prophets? Where do our faith traditions differ and agree? Every third Tuesday of the month from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., we will have a meal, fellowship time and conversation on this topic for the 2022 year. The Blue Mosque will be hosting this inaugural series. Email Pastor Rodriguez to join or learn more.

Sunday Forum 1/16

Sunday Forum January 16, 23, and 30:
Reconciling in Christ (RIC)

9:30 a.m. online and in-person in the basement

Our bulletins make it clear, “Our faith calls us to be an inclusive community welcoming and affirming people of all cultures, races, sexual orientations and gender identities.” How then do we make this commitment public, thereby acknowledging our history of inclusivity (think of our AIDS Care
Team) and yet setting a path forward for further engagement? Join Federico Salas-Isnardi, Pr. Rodriguez and Pr. Derr for a series of discussions on the Reconciling in Christ program.

Sunday Forum Zoom Link