Benefice Eucharist – January 29th, 2023

Turning Water into Wine

A bright and cloudless morning it may have been, but the brisk chill reminded us that we are still in the depths of winter!  Undaunted, there were many congregants from across the Benefice who attended today’s Benefice Eucharist at Ss Simon & Jude Cockshutt. 

With the season of Epiphany nearing its end, Father Paul’s sermon reflected on the Marriage at Cana and Jesus’s first miracle; turning the water into wine (John 2: 1-11). He certainly gave us much to think about!

The singing of hymns was uplifting, boosted by our wonderful Benefice Choir.

Following the celebration of the Eucharist and closing prayers, we enjoyed a time of catching-up and fellowship, accompanied of course, by hot tea, coffee, and biscuits; a very welcome presence on such a chilly morning!

At Cana’s wedding, long ago,
they knew his presence by this sign,
a virtue none but Christ could show,
to turn their water into wine:
And still on us his blessing be
as in the days of Galilee.

(Timothy Dudley Smith)

The featured image for this post is in the public domain.

Giuseppe Maria Crespi -_The Wedding at Cana

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