Betrayed into good

A sermon offered by the Reverend Suzanne Grimmett | 25 December 2020 St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly                                                                   ©Suzanne Grimmett “Christmas is,” said G.K Chesterton, “as if a man had found an inner room in the very heart of his own house, which he had never suspected, and seen a light from within. It is … Read more

Where were the Paparazzi?

A sermon offered by The Reverend Ann Edwards Christmas Eve 2020 Luke 2: 1-14 When English royal babies are born, an easel is placed outside the palace to announce the news. Buckingham Palace has locked, cast iron gates, it is guarded, and the reality is the royal child is likely not even inside. While clearly … Read more

The Sublimation of God

Sunday 20 December 2020 St Andrews Anglican Church  Luke 1: 26-38: The Sublimation of God  © Richard Fay I expect if I was a first century reader of Luke’s Gospel, I may likely burst into laughter at the absurdity of what I was reading. The words “greetings, favoured one! The Lord is with you” is … Read more

First coming

Advent 4: Love First Coming         by Madeleine L’Engle He did not wait till the world was ready,till men and nations were at peace.He came when the Heavens were unsteady,and prisoners cried out for release.He did not wait for the perfect time.He came when the need was deep and great.He dined with sinners in all their … Read more

Going to the Dogs?

The Church of Saint Andrew, the Apostle | Indooroopilly A sermon offered by The Reverend Ann Edwards for the Third Sunday of Advent 12/13 December 2020 This parish looks to me to favour dogs, judging from our St Francis day adventures. Who are our dog people here? I own a cat, but I love dogs… … Read more

How will we answer?

When asked who he was, John the Baptist was clear.  I am not the Messiah.  I am not the prophet, Elijah.   I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness,  ‘Make straight the way of the Lord.’  When someone asks us who we are, how do we answer? By our relationship with people? … Read more

Becoming a Priest

This weekend has been an experience for which I was called and yet, honestly, would never have anticipated. As a teenager, I used to joke about becoming the first female Australian Anglican priest. Women priests were something that I couldn’t even imagine. Little did I know that the Movement for Ordination of Women – a … Read more

Righteousness and bliss shall kiss

SERMON Sunday 6 December 2020 Righteousness and bliss shall kiss                                          ©Suzanne Grimmett “The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” In characteristic Markan fashion, there is little preamble- John “appears in the wilderness”, the action begins.  The entry of John was a sign of the initiative of God in … Read more

Rev’d Ann’s Ordination as Priest

Congratulations to The Rev’d Ann Edwards ordained Priest in the Church of God this morning in St John’s Cathedral. It is with joy that we welcome Ann to preside this weekend at all services and look with hope to her continuing ministry amongst us as she lives out the call of God in her life. … Read more

Kneeling

Kneeling                                          by RS Thomas Moments of great calm, Kneeling before an altar Of wood in a stone church In summer, waiting for the God To speak; the air a staircase For silence; the sun’s light Ringing me, as though I acted A … Read more