The Difficult Conversation

A sermon offered by the Reverend Ann Edwards February 28 | Second Sunday in Lent © St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Indooroopilly Genesis 17: 1-7; Psalm 22: 24-32; Romans 4: 13-25; Mark 8: 31-38 If you’ve been following the news, you’ll know that for much of this week, you couldn’t follow the news on Facebook. Faced … Read more

Celebrating and Imagining

Last Saturday we gathered to celebrate our parish, and the way our different stories have intersect the bigger story of the life of this community. We shared conversation with others, some we may not know well, talking about what matters most to us, and beginning to imagine our future. We pondered three questions. The responses … Read more

Transforming regret

First Sunday of Lent 21 February 2021 Genesis 9.8-17 Mark 1.9-15 Transforming regret                                            ©Suzanne Grimmett Yesterday we gathered to tell stories. Not just any stories but our very own stories; the stories of this parish and how our lives and the life of this community are woven together. In his introduction, Peter Catt who … Read more

In gratitude for our sins

  ©Suzanne Grimmett              ASH WEDNESDAY Joel 2.1-2, 12-17 Psalm 51.1-17 2 Corinthians 5.20b-6.10 Matthew 6.1-6, 16-21 17 February 2021                                                                                                       “Sin is behovely, but all shall be well and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.” So said Julian of Norwich in 1343 Or we hear from Martin Luther in 1521; … Read more

Epiphany – Feast of Transfiguration

2 Kings 2:1-12, Psalm 50: 1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-12, Mark 9:2-9   ©Archdeacon Emeritus Valerie Hoare And Jesus was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them.  Mark 9: 2-3. Light, dazzling, bright – not a light from some outside source but the divine light of … Read more

Light and dark

For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ”.2 Corinthians 4:6 When light is available, there is calm and quiet and rest in the dark. Blackout curtains … Read more

That must have been some message

St Andrew’s Anglican Church | IndooroopillyThe The Fifth Sunday after EpiphanyA sermon offered by The Reverend Ann Edwards7 February 2021 Isaiah 40.21-311 Corinthians 9.16-23Mark 1.29-39  If someone approached you on a street corner, and asked you to share the Gospel, what would you feel? And what would say? It’s really difficult out of context and … Read more

Are you in a flap?

But those who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40: 31) In our Gospel today, we see Jesus retreat, slipping away while it was still dark, to find time to pray. His … Read more