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Easter Sunday 4th April 2021

Sermon: Easter Sunday       4 April 2021 Acts 10:34-43   Hymn to the Risen Christ APBA p. 6.   1 Cor. 15:1-11.   John 20-1-18 Allelujah, Christ is Risen, He is Risen indeed, Allelujah? Today marks the day the Christian church the world over celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Today places an emphasis on God’s triumph over death, asking us to focus on the…

Good Friday 2nd April 2021

Good Friday Sermon                     2 April 2021 The Revd Lynda Crossley Delivered at St Andrew’s Isaiah 52:13-53:-12.  Psalm 22.  I Cor 1:18-31.   The Passion John 18:1-19:42 This Holy Week has for the first time in a long time resonated deeply within me. The more I read the Passion Narratives, the more I want to understand Jesus last days of his ministry leading…

Third Sunday after Easter 18th April 2021

Sermon 3rd Sunday after Easter             18 April 2021  Revd Lynda Crossley   Delivered at St Andrew’s Acts 3:12-20,   Ps 4,   1 Jn 2:15-17, 3:1-6,    Luke 24:36b-48 Walking with friends can be one of the most pleasurable things to do in life. Walking and talking. It is often surprising what comes out of those wandering conversations. Today’s gospel reading comes as the second…

Palm Sunday 2021

Palm Sunday      Sermon                                            28 March 2021 Liturgy of the Palms Mark 11:1-11.  Isaiah 50:4-9a.   Psalm 31:9-18.     Phil 2:5-11.   Passion Reading: Mark 14:1-15:27 Today there are many people in New South Wales, Queensland and possibly in Victoria who affected by such severe flooding will be sleeping on borrowed beds, using borrowed belongings to see them through a devastating situation. For some, their homes…

Fifth Sunday in Lent 21st March 2021

Sermon      5th Sunday of Lent.                         21st March 2021 Jer 31:31-34.      Ps 119:9-16.       Heb 5:5-14.       John12:20-33        Our Gospel reading today follows on from Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It may seem that the readings are a little out of order. But what these passages remind us of, is the fact that the disciples did not appreciate the significance of what was…

Fourth Sunday of Lent … Mothering Sunday 14 March 2021

Sermon Mothering Sunday 4th Sunday of Lent.   14 March 2021 Numbers 21:4-9.  Ps 107:1-3, 17-22.  Eph 2:1-10.   John 3:14-21 One of the most precious things in life is the love between a mother and her new born child. There is something very special. There is no denying the bond created between mother and child in those early days. Parents continue to forge…

Sermon Third Sunday of Lent 7 March 2021

Exod 20:1-17.   Ps 19.     1 Cor 1:18-25     John 1:13-22 Today we step further into our Lenten Journey. It is the third Sunday of Lent. This week our Gospel reading explores Jesus going into the Temple in Jerusalem and driving out the money changes. The Old Testament looks at the Ten Commandments and in the New Testament reading in 1 Corinthians speaks of…

Sermon Second Sunday of Lent 28 Feb 2021

Gen 17:1-7, 15-16.   Ps 22:24-32.    Romans 4:13-25.     Mark 8:31-38 Today marks the second week in Lent. We have been exploring the theme of Wilderness this Lenten Season. So I want to ask, how is your wilderness journey going? Or put another way, how is your walk with the Lord? We may only be in the second week of Lent, but for some…

Sermon First Sunday of Lent 21 Feb 2021

Gen 9:8-17,  Psalm 25:1-10,   1 Peter 3:18-22.  Mark 1:9-15 Lent has begun! What is Lent and what is it about? An English Priest, The Reverend Charles Royden, told this story on the first Sunday of Lent. ‘A painter who painted the house of a little old lady began painting the masonry all over the house and was using a lot of paint.…

Ash Wednesday 17th February 2021

Homily       Ash Wednesday 16 Feb 2021 Joel 2:1-2, 12-17.  Ps 51:1-17.  2 Cor 5:20b-6:10.  Matt 6:1-6 (7-15) 16-20 Lent begins with us acknowledging our humanity and it seems that the rise in cases of COVID-19 in Melbourne may have a similar affect upon us, that our lives are precarious at best. I would like to share with you this Ash Wednesday…