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

You lead me to follow love’s way

SERMON  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Fourth Sunday of Lent  22 March 2020  1 Samuel 16.1-13  Psalm 23  Ephesians 5.8-14  John 9.1-41  You lead me to follow love’s way…. ©Suzanne Grimmett  Who is to blame?  When human beings become frightened or anxious, where there is suffering or  when things we love are lost and what … Read more

No life that is not shared life

SERMON  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Lent 3: Sunday 15 March  Exodus 17.1-7  Psalm 95  Romans 5.1-11  John 4.5-42  No life that is not shared life ©Suzanne Grimmett  Water is more than a metaphor. We all know that, and with the  reality of the world facing a pandemic, panic buying of water is  happening despite … Read more

Seeing through the cracks

SERMON  Second Sunday after Epiphany  Sunday 18 January 2020  Isaiah 49.1-7  Ps 40.1-14  1 Corinthians 1.1-19  John 1.29-42  Seeing through the cracks ©Suzanne Grimmett  Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe  impossible things.”  “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was  younger, I always did it … Read more

On the side of angels

 SERMON  Feast of St Michael and All Angels  Sunday 29 September 2019  Daniel 7.9-10, 13-14  Psalm 138  Revelation 12.7-12a  John 1.45-51  On the side of angels ©Sue Grimmett  Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the Angelic Orders? And even if one were to suddenly  take me to its heart, I would vanish … Read more

The Lord by wisdom founded the earth

Trinity Sunday  St Andrew’s Anglican, Indooroopilly   Ann Edwards  15-16 June 2019  Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31  Romans 5:1-5  John 16:12-15  Neuroscience tells us play is important, we know that’s how children learn, and adults are  healthier when they have time to play. And play is good not just for humans but also for a  host of … 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

Practical love

John 13: 31 – 35  Mervyn Thomas The lectionary can sometimes seem a little odd. We have been through Good Friday and Easter day, but suddenly the Gospel  reading has looped back to Holy Thursday and the Last Supper.  The Gospel reading is from that part of John’s Gospel which we  call the farewell discourse: … Read more