Reading Psalm 18:16-19 God reached down from on high; he took me;    he drew me out of mighty waters.He delivered me from my strong enemy    and from those who hated me,    for they were too mighty for me.They confronted me in the day of my calamity,    but the Lord was my support.He brought me out into a broad place;    he …

Reading Isaiah 54:2-13  Enlarge the site of your tent,    and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out;do not hold back; lengthen your cords    and strengthen your stakes.For you will spread out to the right and to the left,    and your descendants will possess the nations    and will settle the desolate towns. … For the mountains may depart    and the hills …

Luke 13:18-20 (NIV) Then Jesus asked “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches. Again, he asked, “What shall I compare the kingdom …

inspiration in your inbox Monday 20th May 2024 Matthew 11: 1-6 and 16-19Now when Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and proclaim his message in their cities.  When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, …

 Today’s service is led by the Revd Cara Heafey Welcome and Introduction Hello and welcome to worship on Sunday the 19th of May, Pentecost Sunday. My name is Cara Heafey, I’m a hospital chaplain in Oxford and an associate minister for  Marston and Wheatley United Reformed Churches.  It’s an honour to be sharing worship with …

Luke 8:40-56Now when Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him. Just then there came a man named Jairus, a leader of the synagogue. He fell at Jesus’ feet and begged him to come to his house,  for he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, who was dying. …

inspiration in your inbox Friday 17th May 2024 Luke 8: 1-3Soon afterwards he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. The twelve were with him, as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven …

This Sunday is Pentecost (or Whit Sunday).  The promise of a comforter, guide, advocate and companion, is fulfilled at Pentecost when the disciples receive the Holy Spirit. Join us for our Sunday service at 11:00 when the Revd Jacob Bali (Minister) will lead us in worship. Our Chinese Group and the Junior Church will leave …

After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice, saying,‘Salvation belongs to our God who …

Pentecost Resources Dear Friends, On Sunday the Church celebrates Pentecost as the Easter season draws to a close and we focus on how the Holy Spirit propels the Church into mission in the complexities of our world.  The Revd Cara Heafey has prepared this week’s Worship Notes.  Cara suggests having a party theme for the younger …