Kids Korner: The Body of Christ (January 23rd)

Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 with your family.

A very important person in the early church named Paul, wrote a letter to his friends in the city of Corinth in Greece. They were arguing about something and Paul was trying to explain to them how the Christian family was supposed to get along. He used the image of a body with all our different parts as examples of people being different from each other but still needing to work together.

The city of Corinth was mostly Greek people, and some Greeks joining the Hebrews in worshipping Jesus. There were rich people and poor people, there were slaves owned by the rich, and free people who could make their own decisions. There were people with all different skin tones, and from different places. Paul wanted to remind them that in God’s eyes, they were all the same and should act like family.

Paul also talked about the gifts that people had, and how everyone was part of the work of the church, no matter what they did or couldn’t do. Not everyone was supposed to be a teacher, he said. Some were supposed to manage the money, others were supposed to care for the sick, and others were to spread the word of Jesus. But ALL of them were to work together.

That goes for our churches today as well. We all need to work together and respect each others differences. That was one of Jesus’ most important lessons: that everyone was equally part of the family of God, and part of the body of the church.

Sunday Worship – January 16, 2022


We come to celebrate the feast You offer from the abundance of Your house, the delights we share with others as we share the gifts You give so freely.

We celebrate the story of the first miracle of Jesus, as he brought overflowing hospitality to the wedding feast in Cana, demonstrating You loving presence in that time of celebration.


Confession & Words of Assurance

Lord, we need a miracle today.
Like Jesus changing water into wine
at the wedding feast in Cana, 
we need a miracle today.
We are tired, Lord, of the hurts of this world. 
We are discouraged 
in the face of injustice, war, poverty, and indifference.
We need a miracle today, Lord.
Your steadfast love, like a mighty mountain, 
will not be moved.
Your gifts, as many as the mighty winds,
cannot be counted.
Your glory, like a mighty torch,
will not be put out.
Lord, crown us with your love.
Show us your glory, 
that in you we may be moved 
to acts of kindness, love, justice, and mercy.
Lord, we need a miracle today.

God helps us to share and honour the gifts of all, God helps us to heal the wounds and reunite the body. We are forgiven, loved, and accepted.

Story Time



Wedding At Cana

John 2 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration.When the wine ran out, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They don’t have any wine.”

Jesus replied, “Woman, what does that have to do with me? My time hasn’t come yet.”

His mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Nearby were six stone water jars used for the Jewish cleansing ritual, each able to hold about twenty or thirty gallons.

Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water,” and they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Now draw some from them and take it to the headwaiter,” and they did. The headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine. He didn’t know where it came from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew.

The headwaiter called the groom 10 and said, “Everyone serves the good wine first. They bring out the second-rate wine only when the guests are drinking freely. You kept the good wine until now.” 11 This was the first miraculous sign that Jesus did in Cana of Galilee. He revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.




God of the ages, we come as empty vessels waiting to be filled, but our minds and souls are busy with so many worries and busywork that gets in the way of being filled by You.

We worry about our children, forgetting that you are the ultimate parent, supporting and loving all of us.

Help us make a difference in Your world for Jesus. Change the stagnant water of our lives to wine and touch us as you touched those people in Cana.

Be with all people in harms way and all those touched by the tragedy of war. Give them strength for each day as daily they must live with terror.

Give to the leaders of our world the resolve to wage war not on people but on poverty, injustice, hunger, disease, and all manner of human suffering. Give them the vision to shape a new world where self-interest is tempered and corrected by love and compassion and a hunger for justice.

Give to all the world the gift of being filled with new wine and new vision.

All of these prayers and so may more we pull together and pray the prayer tradition has taught us…

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.



Go now, with your trust in Christ 
who has quenched your thirst with the wine of God’s love.
Do not be silent about God’s faithful love,
but shelter in the warmth of God’s wings
and keep your hearts honest.

Go share the love of God.

Kids Korner: A wedding at Cana (January 16th)

Read John 2:1-12 with your family.

Weddings were a very big deal in Jesus’ time. They weren’t just about the bride and groom, they were also agreements between the families to support each other in good times and bad times. Usually the wedding was for the whole village and only special people travelled from outside the village to attend. Mary would have been very important to the families of the bride and groom to get an invitation for herself and her children.

The groom’s family hosted the wedding celebration, which could be up to 7 days long. When they ran out of wine on day 3, that was a problem. If Jesus hadn’t stepped in to make more wine, the groom’s family would have been shamed and reminded for the rest of their lives that they didn’t know how to provide enough for their guests for such an important occasion. Mary knew that would have been very bad, and she knew what Jesus could do, so she asked and Jesus made it happen.

In the story Jesus calls Mary “Woman”. In English and in western countries, we don’t call our mother’s “Woman”, because that sounds like an insult. But in Jesus day, the word used for woman could also mean “Queen”, or “My lady”. Jesus wasn’t angry at his mother, he was pleading with her that he not have to show his power yet, he wanted more time. However, Mary knew that he was ready, and like all good parents she pushed Jesus a little. Mary encouraged Jesus to start his ministry, because it was now his time to show the world what God could do.