Getting what we expect

SERMON  Sunday 15 November 2020  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Matthew 25:14-30  Getting what we expect ©Suzanne Grimmett  I have recently tried out something called an “Escape Room” with a few friends.  It is a game where you have to solve a puzzle in a room set up with lots of clues,  but no easy … Read more

Flickering wicks

SERMON  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Sunday 8 November  1 Thessalonians 4.9-18  Matthew 25.1-13  Flickering wicks ©Suzanne Grimmett  Be prepared.  That’s what it is all about, right? Now I could preach a nice safe sermon  on being ready, keeping your lamps lit with plenty of Bible study and  prayer and good works of sacrificial service. … Read more

Quoth the Raven

SERMON  Sunday 18 October, 2020  Feast of St Luke, Evangelist and Martyr  Jeremiah 8.22 – 9.3  Psalm 145.10-18  2 Timothy 4.9-17a  Luke 10.1-9   Quoth the Raven ©Suzanne Grimmett  Is there no balm in Gilead?   Is there no physician there?  Why then has the health of my poor people   not been restored? Jeremiah 8.22  When … Read more

Laughing with sinners and crying with saints

SERMON  10 October 2020  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Exodus 32.1-14  Psalm 106.1-6, 106.20-24  Philippians 4  Matthew 22.1-14  Laughing with sinners and crying with saints ©Sue Grimmett  I wonder what you really think about the idea of a wedding banquet  to which we are all invited?  This parable can bring to the surface our real … Read more

Tending the vineyard, making the new wine

SERMON  Sunday 4th October  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Exodus 20.1-4, 20.7-9, 20.12-20  Psalm 19  Philippians 3  Matthew 21.33-46  Tending the vineyard, making the new wine ©Sue Grimmett I would have sent in the troops. Wouldn’t you?   The vineyard had been set up with everything it needed to produce abundant  grapes to make into rich … Read more

Generosity

St Andrew’s Anglican Church Indooroopilly | Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost 19 and 20 September 2020 Exodus 16:2-15 Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 Generosity – A sermon offered by The Reverend Ann Edwards My husband asked me this week what I was going to preach on – I said to him that I’m going … Read more

Our Identity is Freedom

SERMON  Sunday 13 September  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Exodus 14.19-31   Psalm 114  Romans 14.1-14   Matthew 18.21-35  Our Identity is Freedom ©Suzanne Grimmett  A viral pandemic has forced many Christians to break the Sunday morning  church-going habit of a lifetime. Such a disruption to our routine practices has  invited greater reflection for many … Read more

Everything belongs

SERMON   St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Sunday 6 September, 2020  Exodus 12.1-14   Romans 13.1-10   Matthew 18.10-20  Everything belongs ©Suzanne Grimmett  This month we celebrate the Season of Creation, a time in the liturgical  calendar for us to honour the sacredness of the natural world and our  shared place in the web of life.  … Read more

Identity and the new humanity

SERMON   Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost   St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly   Sunday 23 August 2020    Identity and the new humanity ©Suzanne Grimmett   Who do you say that I am? I wonder what answer we would get from one another if we were to ask each other that question?   I think we all know we wouldn’t come up … Read more