The light all around us

SERMON  Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple  Sunday 2 February  Malachi 3.1-4  Psalm 84  Hebrews 2.14-18  Luke 2.22-40  The light all around us © Suzanne Grimmett  The English poet William Blake told the story from his childhood of one  day when he was playing outside, seeing a tree filled with angels of … Read more

Crippled by religion

SERMON  Sunday 25 August  Jeremiah 1.4-10  Ps 71.1-6  Hebrews 12.18-29  Luke 13.10-17  Crippled by religion ©Sue Grimmett  ‘It is such a privilege to be embodied’ writes the late John O’Donohue.   I wonder how much we think about our bodies, about the connection  between our body, mind and soul, and about how your body expresses  your … Read more

The surprising gift of community

SERMON  9th Sunday after Pentecost  Sunday 11 August, 2019  Isaiah 1.1, 10-20  Psalm 50.1-8, 23-24  Hebrews 11.1-3. 8-16  Luke 12. 32-40  The surprising gift of community ©Sue Grimmett  In a recent presentation given by Johann Hari entitled “Everything you think you  know about addiction is wrong”, an experiment is described that has been  formative for … Read more

Faith, Hope, Charity

SERMON  The Presentation of Christ in the Temple  Sunday 3 February  Malachi 3.1-4  Psalm 24  Hebrews 2.14-18  Luke 4.21-30  Faith, Hope, Charity ©Ann Edwards  Lord God, the source of truth, may the words of my mouth and the meditations  of all our hearts be acceptable always in your sight. May you open our ears to  … Read more

Singing the eternal song

St Andrew’s Anglican Church  Indooroopilly  SERMON  Advent 4  Sunday 23 December  Micah 5: 2-5a  Song of Mary  Hebrews 10:5-10  Luke 1: 39-45  Singing the eternal song ©Sue Wilton   My soul cries out with a joyful shout  that the God of my heart is great,  And my spirit sings  of the wondrous things  that you bring … Read more

Birthing Hope

St Andrew’s Anglican Church  Indooroopilly  HOMILY  Sunday 18 November  1 Samuel 1.4-20  Song of Hannah  Hebrews 10.11-14, 19-25  Mark 13.1-11  Birthing Hope                                                                   … Read more

Sacrificing the innocent, devouring the vulnerable

St Andrew’s Anglican Church  Indooroopilly  HOMILY  Sunday 11 November  Remembrance day  Ruth 3.1-5; 4.3-17  Psalm 127  Hebrews 9.23-28  Mark 12.38-44  Sacrificing the innocent, devouring the vulnerable. © Sue Wilton     Most of us, I suspect, will think of the Gospel reading we had today  as the story of the widow’s mite. Possibly our eyes slid past … Read more