Diocese of Oxford

Sunday Morning

The Spirit enables us…..

Gospel               John 15.26–27; 16.4b–15 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John ‘When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning. But…

Can we be a ladder?

Gospel               John 17.6–19 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John ‘I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for…

The meaning of true friendship

Gospel               John 15.9–17  Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these…

A church without walls

Gospel                     John 15.1–8 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John All        Glory to you O Lord    ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine-grower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. You have already been…

In His suffering: He is doing His greatest work

Gospel        Luke 24.36b–48 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke All        Glory to you O Lord    While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to…

The elephant in the room ……

Gospel        John 20.19–31 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John All        Glory to you O Lord    When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood…

When everything changes around us ……

Gospel        Mark 16.1-8 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark All        Glory to you O Lord    When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when…

Mothering is not a task for mothers alone

Gospel        John 19.25–27 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John All        Glory to you O Lord    Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her,…

Are you a hero…or a wimp?

Gospel        Mark 8: 31- end Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark All        Glory to you O Lord    Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three…