Advent Solidarity

Believe the worst and don’t be disappointed. That’s what many would see as good advice in our dealings with one another. Have your ever been told that someone’s cynicism about humankind is really just being realistic? I don’t think we wish to believe the worst. In fact, I believe that in the heart of every person … Read more

The Advent Wreath

Advent this year begins on Sunday 29th November and continues until Christmas Eve. Advent signifies the beginning of a new liturgical year and, as with all New Year celebrations, we look forward with hope and anticipation to a new beginning. Advent is a season that is focussed on waiting and looking forward to Christmas “when … Read more

Stir-up Sunday: Preparing the Christmas Pudding

Before the last Sunday of the Church Year became known as Christ the King, it was known in Anglican churches as Stir Up Sunday, from the opening words of the Collect for the day: “Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people”. This was a timely signal to start making … Read more

The Flock

I have an uncle who is a farmer. He has had cattle in the past, but now mainly grows grain. Garth and I were getting a tour of his farm one day, in his old land rover with the roof cut off, and the dogs were running alongside. It really is a thrill to fly … Read more

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

Christ has come alongside us

“Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air…” – 1 Thessalonians 4:17a In what is probably the earliest of all of the New Testament writings, Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians is a celebration of the faithfulness of … Read more