Our role as witnesses

Your life as a Christian should make non-believers question their disbelief.Dietrich Bonhoeffer Easter is a wonderful season to reflect on our role as witnesses. Resurrection was not just an event over two thousand years ago, but is a present lived reality in the life of everyone following Jesus’ way. Too often resurrection has been seen as … Read more

Outdoor exterior cross

How wonderful to see our cross installed in time for Holy Week, thanks to the generosity of Matthew Hart and the combined efforts of the Indooroopilly Men’s Shed and Alan Gregory who brought it to delivery and final completion. There is a sense that this cross fits so well and is perfect for the location. … Read more

Fellowship in Christ

‘Fellowship in Christ’: A Sermon offered by Lauren Martin Second Easter (April 10 and 11) Acts 4.32-3 Psalm 133 1 John 1.1-2.2 John 20.19-31 My the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be pleasing in your sight, our Lord and Redeemer. Amen Today I would like to invite you to help … Read more

The Light of Resurrection

Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ (John 20: 26b) In this season of new life we hear stories where we encounter the risen Lord which help us re-imagine our lives in the light of that resurrection. The peace Jesus offers is the peace of our kinship as one family … Read more

This is the Day

Homily for the Easter Vigil Service Sunday 4 April 2021 This is the day                                                      ©Suzanne Grimmett This is the day when we gather to tell how God’s story has become our story. This is the story that stretches from the darkness before creation to the darkness of an enslaved peoples, to the darkness of … Read more

What have we become?

Good Friday 2021 “What have we become?”                                                     ©Suzanne Grimmett We have stored the usual list of secrets, Of acres of guilt unforgiven, Of desires too rich to utter. Beyond that, we have a secret list of hurts, From ancient days with parents and siblings, From assorted bullies at playschool And in adult life; Some … Read more

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

Farewell to Rev’d Ann Edwards

The lead-up to Easter is always such a joyous and heart-wrenching occasion and nothing was more like this at St Andrew’s today. We celebrated Palm Sunday with the church decorated beautifully with palms and we sang praises to our Lord as we waved our palms parading around the church and singing All Glory Praise and … Read more