Sermon: The Wedding Banquet

Sermon preached by the Revd Bryce Amner at on Sunday 12 April 2014 Readings: Exodus 32:1–14 and Matthew 22:1-14 Last week, a card arrived to invite Sally and me to the wedding of my youngest brother and his fiancé next July in England. So this sermon is advance notice that Sally and I will be […]

Seen our new banners?

We’re really excited to have our new banners up! You can see them on the corner of Medowie and Ferodale Roads, Medowie, beside the roundabout. The two smaller banners point the way to St Francis’ Medowie and St Saviour’s Williamtown, with service times. The larger banner features our slogan: Church, Beacuse Life. We chose this […]

Social Justice Study

What does it mean to follow Jesus in an unequal world? Over the next eight weeks, we’ll be using a study book called Just Faith to help us explore the connections between Christianity and the big issues of the world today. How do we love mercy and do justice and walk humbly with God? The […]

Rediness: Preparing for Pentecost

A spiritual exercise and worshipping adventure. Red means hot. Red means urgent. Red means Pentecost. 50 days after Jesus’ resurrection, his followers were hiding, wondering if they were going to be arrested too. Suddenly, God’s Spirit hit them with a bang. The wind howled, the house shook, and red tongues of fire landed their heads, […]

Sermon: Banksia Grove ANZAC Service

Sermon preached by the Revd Bryce Amner at Banksia Grove on Thursday 24 April 2014 (ANZAC Service) Reading: Matthew 28:1-10. Tomorrow we commemorate ANZAC day. 99 years ago tomorrow, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp went ashore at what’s now known as ANZAC Cove. Now, my brother is a military historian – he was […]

Easter Services and Activities

Celebrate the joy and mystery of Holy Week and Easter with your Christian community. What’s on: St Saviour’s Williamtown Good Friday: Prayer Service – 8am Easter Sunday: Holy Communion – 8am St Francis’ Medowie Maundy Thursday: Foot Washing and Communion – 9.30am Good Friday: Church Open for Prayer plus Exhibition of Season of Simplicity Photographs […]

Sermon: Born from Above

Sermon preached by the Revd Bryce Amner in the parish on Sunday 16 March 2014. Readings: John 3:1-17 and John 1:12-13 There are all sorts of Christians in the world. I hope I’m not disillusioning anyone, but as well as Anglican Christians, there are Baptist Christians, Roman Catholic Christians, Pentecostal Christians, and of course, born-again […]

Lent: A Season of Simplicity

A spiritual exercise and exhibition focusing on life’s simple joys. Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter, is a time for giving up things that distract us, and taking up God’s new things. This Lent, we invite you to focus on simplicity. De-cluttering, making it yourself, recycling, cycling, walking, enjoying nature, stillness, silence, meditation, […]

Five Finger Prayer

We used this prayer for intercessions (prayers for the world around us) at St Francis’ on Sunday at 4pm. It uses each of the five fingers of our hand to call to mind different situations, people and places that need God’s love and light. You might find it helpful to download a pdf of our […]