Leadership, heart, and bravery

John 13:1-17, 31b-35  A sermon offered by The Reverend Ann Edwards Maundy Thursday, 2021 During Jesus’s last supper, he stands to wash the feet of his friends.  The washing happens at an unexpected time – not before the meal, as was customary, but during it.  The Disciples were invited to the table as they were. They didn’t come … Read more

See and Believe

A sermon by The Reverend Ann Edwards 21 March 2021 5th Sunday of Lent John 12: 20-33 Do you have a favourite cross? The choices we make in the crosses we choose to wear, or to have on our walls, tell a story. The cross I wear is a vine within the shape of the timber … Read more

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

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

Ok Boomer

St Andrew’s Anglican Church | Indooroopilly‘OK BOOMER’: A sermon offered by The Reverend Ann EdwardsThird Sunday after Epiphany (January 23 and 24) Jonah 3:1-5, 10Psalm 62:5-121 Corinthians 7:29-31Mark 1:14-20 Today’s gospel tells the story of four young people that follow Jesus. What comes to mind when you think about young people today? There is a … Read more

Freedom and time to serve God

Our reading from Corinthians today is a challenge, presented as it is in isolation. Why would Paul tell those with wives to be as though they have none? Those that mourn or rejoice be as though they are not grieving or celebrating? For the reader to be as one with no dealings in the world … 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