Unimaginable Abundance

2 Samuel 11.1-15 Psalm 14 Ephesians 3.14-21 John 6.1-21 Sunday 25 July, 2021 Unimaginable abundance                                  ©Suzanne Grimmett When we come to the day when we are celebrating the completion of the work on the roof, I will begin by saying that the story of King David walking around on his own roof and espying … Read more

Trinity Sunday

May 30th St Andrew’s Indooroopilly Fr Richard Browning Readings: Isaiah 6:1-8Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 Key image or metaphor: St Andrew’s Crucifix Clue for spiritual practice:             Don’t bring an assertion (‘we know’).                         Live a question instead. Intellectual proposition: Knowing is not a head thing, it is a lived thing. Unless it costs, … Read more

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

Co-Mingling with God

Easter 6 9 MAY 2021  Co-Mingling with God  ©Jeni Nix         If you’ve been in church circles for even the shortest length of time, it’s fairly probable that you have come across the word ‘abide’ at least once. This word seems to be applicable in so many teachings in Scripture, but also in much of our … Read more

Go to the limits of your longing

Go to the limits of your longing…                                          ©Suzanne Grimmett Who or what is God and how, then, are we to live? The first letter of John seems to offer a startlingly simple answer to these biggest of questions;  “God is love,” we read. “Abide in that love.” Simple? Perhaps. Easy. Obviously not. It would be … 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

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