This is the Day

Homily for the Easter Vigil Service Sunday 4 April 2021 This is the day                                                      ©Suzanne Grimmett This is the day when we gather to tell how God’s story has become our story. This is the story that stretches from the darkness before creation to the darkness of an enslaved peoples, to the darkness of … Read more

In gratitude for our sins

  ©Suzanne Grimmett              ASH WEDNESDAY Joel 2.1-2, 12-17 Psalm 51.1-17 2 Corinthians 5.20b-6.10 Matthew 6.1-6, 16-21 17 February 2021                                                                                                       “Sin is behovely, but all shall be well and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.” So said Julian of Norwich in 1343 Or we hear from Martin Luther in 1521; … Read more

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

Getting what we expect

SERMON  Sunday 15 November 2020  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Matthew 25:14-30  Getting what we expect ©Suzanne Grimmett  I have recently tried out something called an “Escape Room” with a few friends.  It is a game where you have to solve a puzzle in a room set up with lots of clues,  but no easy … Read more

Flickering wicks

SERMON  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Sunday 8 November  1 Thessalonians 4.9-18  Matthew 25.1-13  Flickering wicks ©Suzanne Grimmett  Be prepared.  That’s what it is all about, right? Now I could preach a nice safe sermon  on being ready, keeping your lamps lit with plenty of Bible study and  prayer and good works of sacrificial service. … Read more

Laughing with sinners and crying with saints

SERMON  10 October 2020  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Exodus 32.1-14  Psalm 106.1-6, 106.20-24  Philippians 4  Matthew 22.1-14  Laughing with sinners and crying with saints ©Sue Grimmett  I wonder what you really think about the idea of a wedding banquet  to which we are all invited?  This parable can bring to the surface our real … Read more

Tending the vineyard, making the new wine

SERMON  Sunday 4th October  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Exodus 20.1-4, 20.7-9, 20.12-20  Psalm 19  Philippians 3  Matthew 21.33-46  Tending the vineyard, making the new wine ©Sue Grimmett I would have sent in the troops. Wouldn’t you?   The vineyard had been set up with everything it needed to produce abundant  grapes to make into rich … Read more

Generosity

St Andrew’s Anglican Church Indooroopilly | Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost 19 and 20 September 2020 Exodus 16:2-15 Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 Generosity – A sermon offered by The Reverend Ann Edwards My husband asked me this week what I was going to preach on – I said to him that I’m going … Read more