Easter 5

SERMON  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Archdeacon Emeritus Valerie Hoare  Sunday 10 May  Acts 7.55-60  Ps 31.1-5, 17-18  1 Peter 2.11-25  John 14: 1-14  In the name of God who creates, redeems, and sustains. Amen.  How are you going in these ‘covelly times?”   As you self-isolate, hibernate at home have you found ways that let … Read more

The evil of good

SERMON  St Andrew’s Church of Indooroopilly  Fourth Sunday of Easter  Sunday 2 May 2020  Acts 2:42-47  Psalm 23  1 Peter 2:1-10  John 10:1-10  The evil of good ©Suzanne Grimmett  Probity, sincerity, candour, conviction, the idea of duty, are things which, mistaken, become hideous….1  These are words describing the tormented character of Inspector Javert  in Victor … Read more

Journey, Community and Life

19 April 2020 | St Andrew’s Anglican Church | Indooroopilly  Acts 2:14a, 22-32 | Psalm 16 | 1 Peter 1:3-9 | John 20:19-31  Journey, Community and Life: A Sermon delivered by The Rev’d Ann Edwards  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.  NT Wright recognises in the Gospel of John … Read more

Resurrection is a portal

SERMON  St Andrew’s Anglican Church of Indooroopilly  Easter Day  Sunday 12 April 2020  Acts 10.34-43  Colossians 3.1-4  Matthew 28.1-10  Resurrection is a portal ©Suzanne Grimmett  I wonder how often lately you have felt, or heard expressed, the wish that things  could “just return to normal”. This is driven by grief at separation from loved ones,  … Read more

The strange righteousness of God

SERMON  St Andrew’s Church of Indooroopilly  Sunday 12 January 2020  The Baptism of Jesus  Isaiah 42.1-9  Psalm 29  Acts 10.34-43  Matthew 3.13-17  The strange righteousness of God ©Suzanne Grimmett  I once was in a church gathering where a man stood up and expressed a wish that  we could just get back to teaching and following … Read more

Unity and community need more than a Babel fish

SERMON  Day of Pentecost  9 June 2019  Genesis 11.1-9  Psalm 104.26-36  Acts 2.1-21  John 14.8-17  Unity and community need more than a Babel fish. ©The Rev’d Sue Grimmett  “The Babel fish”, writes Douglas Adams in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to  the Galaxy, “is small, yellow, leech-like – and probably the oddest  thing in the universe. It … Read more

The voice of the beloved

SERMON  Fourth Sunday of Easter  Sunday 12 May  Acts 9: 36-43  Psalm 23  Revelation 7: 9-17  John 10: 22-30  The voice of the beloved ©Sue Wilton Who are you? What should you be doing with your life?   Have you ever followed these questions and found yourself with no  answers? Or maybe just when you think … Read more

You can’t go back!

Easter 3 – 5 May 19 (St. Andrew’s Indooroopilly)  Bill Crossman Readings: Acts 9: 1-6; Psalm 30; Revelation 5: 6-14; John 21: 1-19  A number of years ago now – and when I stop to think about it I’m surprised at how the  number has grown – I was Rector of another St. Andrew’s – … Read more

Glory with scars

SERMON  Second Sunday of Easter  Acts 5.27-32  Psalm 118:14-29  Revelation 1.4-8  John 20.19-31  ©Sue Wilton  Glory with scars  So the Gloria is back. If we remember, we start punctuating our liturgical responses with Alleluias.  The gold in our vestments, the joyful tone of our prayers and hymns, and the move from fasting to feasting all … Read more

An unbroken chain of love

St Andrew’s Anglican Church of Indooroopilly  SERMON  Seventh Sunday after Epiphany  Sunday 24 February  Acts 1.14-17, 20-26  Psalm 84  Philippians 3.13-21  John 15.9-17  An unbroken chain of love ©Sue Wilton  The power of choice is an amazing thing. With it we exercise some  semblance of control over our world and see in our choices evidence … Read more