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

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

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

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

Generosity

St Andrew’s Anglican Church Indooroopilly | Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost 19 and 20 September 2020 Exodus 16:2-15 Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 Generosity – A sermon offered by The Reverend Ann Edwards My husband asked me this week what I was going to preach on – I said to him that I’m going … Read more