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

Dreaming our own dreams

SERMON  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  1 Samuel 3.1-10  Psalm 139.1-5, 12-18  1 Corinthians 6.12-20  John 1.43-51  Sunday 17 January  Dreaming our own dreams ©Suzanne Grimmett “He had all the wrong dreams, all, all wrong. He never knew who he was.”  These tragic words are delivered by Biff Loman in the Arthur Miller play, “The  … Read more

Love and do what you will

SERMON  Sixth Sunday after Epiphany  16 February 2020  Deuteronomy 10.12-22  Psalm 119.1-8  1 Corinthians 3.1-9  Matthew 5.21-37  Love and do what you will ©Suzanne Grimmett  Often when I am confronted with someone who is insistent that God is a judge who one  day will condemn some people (often certain groups of people) to eternal conscious  … Read more

The joy of an unfinished story

SERMON  St Andrew’s Anglican Church of Indooroopilly  Isaiah 58.1-9a  Psalm 112  1 Corinthians 2.1-13  Matthew 5.13-20  Fifth Sunday after Epiphany: Sunday 9 January  The joy of an unfinished story ©Suzanne Grimmett  I used to need to know  the end of every story  but these days I only  need the start to get me going.  So … Read more

Being the lucky country

SERMON  Sunday 26 January, 2020  Isaiah 9.1-4  Psalm 27.1-10  1 Corinthians 1.10-18  Matthew 4.12-25  Being the lucky country ©Suzanne Grimmett  Aristotle once defined luck as “when the guy next to you gets hit with  the arrow”.  Most of us would agree, I think, that this definition still has  uncomfortable potency in what it says about … Read more

Seeing through the cracks

SERMON  Second Sunday after Epiphany  Sunday 18 January 2020  Isaiah 49.1-7  Ps 40.1-14  1 Corinthians 1.1-19  John 1.29-42  Seeing through the cracks ©Suzanne Grimmett  Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe  impossible things.”  “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was  younger, I always did it … Read more

Forget fear and give in to adventure

SERMON  Fifth Sunday after Epiphany  Sunday 10 February  Isaiah 6.1-8  Psalm 138  1 Corinthians 15.1-11  Luke 5.1-11  Forget fear and give in to adventure © Sue Wilton   “Once….” begins today’s Gospel reading. It is a word that does function  rather like the fairy tale “Once upon a time…” beginning, meaning that  this is not a … Read more

Opening the Conversation

SERMON  3rd Sunday after Epiphany  Sunday 27 January  Nehemiah 8: 1-3,5-6, 8-10  Psalm 19  1 Corinthians 12: 12-31  Luke 4: 14-21  Opening the Conversation ©Sue Wilton  It is a morning of beginnings, it seems. The passage we have heard  from Luke’s Gospel is often heralded as the inauguration of Jesus’  public ministry; the moment when … Read more