10th April – Palm Sunday

Here is a photo of the gospel message which someone wrote in the sky earlier this week (when it was sunny!). We have the church decked out with palms this Sunday for the celebration of the day when Jesus made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem.  The fact that Jesus was crucified only a week later […]

3rd April 2022

I have been conscious this week that more than the usual number of our congregation are either in hospital, or unable to leave home, suffering with various illnesses.  While in many cases, we can be hugely grateful for the skilled medical care we receive, it is reminder of our frailty.  Every one of us, whether […]

23rd January 2022

During January, our sermons have been on the theme of “Trusting Jesus”. Today is the last week in this series, “Trusting Jesus with our mind”, and please visit stjudesrandwick.org.au/youtube to catch up on sermons from past weeks. Also, today we are delighted to welcome our two new staff members, Rev. Emma Little (Women’s and Pastoral […]

16th January 2022

Gathering for church is an opportunity for us to “stop and consider God’s wonders” (Job 37:14). The two instructions, to stop, and to consider, are both essential. We cannot consider God’s wonders if we do not stop. And, while everyone seems to agree that stopping is a healthy thing to do in our frantically busy […]

9th January 2022

With Christmas over, we are in the season of Epiphany.  “Epiphany” comes from a Greek word meaning “appearance” or “manifestation”.  The central idea is that God, through Jesus, has truly appeared, has manifested himself.  He has shown himself to be real (not just an idea), knowable (not a mystery) and relatable (not aloof). We speak […]

6th May 2021 – 10th Ordinary Sunday

Following the end of the Easter season and the Ascension-Pentecost-Trinity sequence, today we return to our trip through Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.  You might remember that the first three chapters of Ephesians have been grandly theological, setting out what God has done all the way from the plans he made before the world was […]

9th May 2021 – 5th Sunday after Easter

On this Mothers’ Day we give thanks to God for the mothers he has given each of us, and for the nurture, in body, mind and spirit, which we received from them.  We also recognise and honour all of the mothers and mother figures in our congregation.  We give thanks to God for them and […]

2nd May 2021

We continue in the “Easter season”, with readings from the book of Acts, which some have said ought to be called “the Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ”. Opening sentences and psalms during Easter season are chosen to express the joyous triumph of the resurrection. Today’s psalm is the closing section of Psalm 22, […]

25th April 2021 – 3rd Sunday after Easter

Although we are probably not used to marking this day with a Sunday church service (Anzac Day last fell on a Sunday in 2010), I am sure there is no better place for us to be on this day when we reflect on the reality of war in our fallen world.  I hope you will […]

18th April 2021 – 2nd Sunday after Easter

I hope you find it encouraging and thought-provoking to engage with God’s word today. In sermons throughout the Easter season, we will engage with the book of Acts.  Andrew Goddard is preaching today on “The Unlikely Christian” from Acts 8:26-40. We also read from the gospel every Sunday; this year we are working sequentially through […]