Falling in love with solid ground

SERMON Sunday 3 January, The Epiphany of our Lord Isaiah 60.1-6 Psalm 72.1-7, 10-14 Ephesians 3.1-12 Matthew 2.1-12 Falling in love with solid ground                                                ©Suzanne Grimmett The turning of a new year can see us looking back to reflect on the one that has past and looking forward to the year that lies before us. … Read more

Recovering our imagination

SERMON Recovering our imagination                                                    ©Suzanne Grimmett New Year’s Eve Isaiah 11:1-3, 6-9 2 Corinthians 5:16-21   What if hope is not an idea or a feeling but a practice? If hope was active engagement rather than a thought, the most obvious ground for it to be nourished would be in courage. While fear isolates, courage … Read more

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday 6th Sunday in Lent Year A April 5, 2020 St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Parish of Indooroopilly The Rev’d Ann Edwards This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29Matthew 21: 1-11Isaiah 50:4-9aPsalm 31: 9-18Philipians 2:5-11Matthew 26:14 -27:66 This Palm Sunday, we stand at the cusp of Lent … 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

The strange righteousness of God

SERMON  St Andrew’s Church of Indooroopilly  Sunday 12 January 2020  The Baptism of Jesus  Isaiah 42.1-9  Psalm 29  Acts 10.34-43  Matthew 3.13-17  The strange righteousness of God ©Suzanne Grimmett  I once was in a church gathering where a man stood up and expressed a wish that  we could just get back to teaching and following … Read more

Aligning heaven and earth

SERMON  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  The Feast of Epiphany  Sunday 5 January 2020  Isaiah 60.1-6  Psalm 72.1-7,10-14  Ephesians 3.1-12  Matthew 2.1-12  Aligning heaven and earth ©Sue Grimmett  The sign of a star in the sky is full of symbolic power. Perhaps it is because  in amongst darkness is when they shine the brightest. As … Read more

What are we waiting for?

SERMON Advent 4 Sunday 22 December 2018  Isaiah 7:10-16; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1. 18-25  What are we waiting for?   © Ann Edwards  Advent is a time for watchful waiting, but do we know what we’re waiting for?  To answer that, we’re going to explore the names for Jesus today, but before we  begin, can I … Read more

Oppression is a habit

SERMON  Advent 3  Sunday 15 December  Isaiah 35.1-10  Song of Mary  James 5.7-10  Matthew 11. 2-12  Oppression is a habit ©Sue Grimmett  Sister Margie Tuite was a lifelong advocate for civil rights and  women’s equality, especially among poor women in Central  America. Once when she was giving a talk, she drew stick  figures on the … Read more