Risking the horizons of possibility

SERMON Pentecost Sunday 23 May 2021 Acts 2.1-21 Psalm 104.26-36 Romans 8.22-27 John 15.26-27; 16.4b-15 Risking the horizons of possibility                                                 ©Suzanne Grimmett Sometimes, I have to go looking for poetry. Sometimes, if I am not going to serve up from the pulpit a bland reconstruction of the texts with a bit of historical criticism … Read more

Oneness with God

16.05.21 SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER St Andrew’s Indooroopilly Acts 1:15-17,21-26             Psalm 1         1 John 5:9-13          John 17:6-19 Have you ever known the satisfaction of accomplishing something that is really important and then experiencing a sense of joy in its completion? I know that I have experienced that feeling many times in my life. The birth … Read more

Write your own ending

Feast of the Ascension Acts 1.1-11 Ephesians 1.15-23 Mark 16.15-20 Write your own ending                                       ©Suzanne Grimmett Are you the kind of person who likes a story to have a proper ending? Someone who likes the ‘i’s’ dotted and the ‘t’s’ crossed? If this is you, then you might find some movies probably are irritating … Read more

Abundant life

4th Sunday of Easter Acts 4.5-12 Ps 23 1  John 3.16-24 John 10.1-18  Abundant life                                                                                        ©Lauren Martin Today in our gospel reading we heard Jesus say that he ‘came so that they [we] may have life and have it abundantly.’ (John 10.10) At the same time we hear Jesus saying two of his well … 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

Easter 5

SERMON  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Archdeacon Emeritus Valerie Hoare  Sunday 10 May  Acts 7.55-60  Ps 31.1-5, 17-18  1 Peter 2.11-25  John 14: 1-14  In the name of God who creates, redeems, and sustains. Amen.  How are you going in these ‘covelly times?”   As you self-isolate, hibernate at home have you found ways that let … Read more

The evil of good

SERMON  St Andrew’s Church of Indooroopilly  Fourth Sunday of Easter  Sunday 2 May 2020  Acts 2:42-47  Psalm 23  1 Peter 2:1-10  John 10:1-10  The evil of good ©Suzanne Grimmett  Probity, sincerity, candour, conviction, the idea of duty, are things which, mistaken, become hideous….1  These are words describing the tormented character of Inspector Javert  in Victor … Read more

Journey, Community and Life

19 April 2020 | St Andrew’s Anglican Church | Indooroopilly  Acts 2:14a, 22-32 | Psalm 16 | 1 Peter 1:3-9 | John 20:19-31  Journey, Community and Life: A Sermon delivered by The Rev’d Ann Edwards  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.  NT Wright recognises in the Gospel of John … Read more

Resurrection is a portal

SERMON  St Andrew’s Anglican Church of Indooroopilly  Easter Day  Sunday 12 April 2020  Acts 10.34-43  Colossians 3.1-4  Matthew 28.1-10  Resurrection is a portal ©Suzanne Grimmett  I wonder how often lately you have felt, or heard expressed, the wish that things  could “just return to normal”. This is driven by grief at separation from loved ones,  … Read more