Good Soil

Good Soil

Good Soil In the Parable of the Sower Jesus talks about seeds and how they are scattered on the soil. The question that presents itself from us is where do we put our focus? On the seeds or the soil? Scripture: Psalm 65: 9-13 and Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23I am not a...

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Rest

Rest

Rest When we are tired and weary from our work, Jesus invites us to rest. During this time of heightened anxiety due to Covid-19, the invitation to rest is a welcome one. Scripture: Psalm 145: 8-14 and Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30We are on the doorstep of summer, it’s a...

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Rewards

Rewards

Rewards What does it mean for us to be sent out by God? How do we serve the community we are called out into? What are the risks? What are the rewards? Scripture: Psalm 89: 1-4, 15-18 and Matthew 10: 40-42 I collect reward points when I shop. I do it when I shop...

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Surrender to God

Surrender to God

Surrender to God Our passage today is a difficult one. We don't encounter a Jesus we recognize, perhaps this is a Jesus we don't want to follow. When we brush up against hard truths we need to examine what about them makes us uncomfortable.  Scripture: Psalm 69: 7-10,...

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Bible Study Reminder

A reminder that Bible Study continues on Wednesday evening at 6pm. We are studying the themes of Lament and Hope, reflecting on them during these times. We will explore the structure of what makes a lament, looking at examples we find in the Psalms.  Everyone is...

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Freely Given

Freely Given

Freely Given Today we consider the grace that we have freely recieved from God and consider the question of what we should do with it.  Scripture: Psalm 100 and Matthew 9:35-10:8.When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and...

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Update on Covid-19 and Worship

Update on Covid-19 and Worship

As you may be aware the province of Ontario recently announced that certain areas of the province were permitted to enter Stage 2 of 're-opening'. Our health unit is one of the areas in this territory. Within the guidelines provided by the province is the stipulation...

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Created in the Image of God

Created in the Image of God

Created in the Image of God God works and moves in ways that I will never understand. Over the past week we have held in tension our ongoing anxiety of a global pandemic and have confronted questions and issues of race that have long been in front of us. The...

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Bible Study – Lament & Hope

Bible Study – Lament & Hope

Bible Study will start on Wednesday June 10 @ 6pm.  The theme of the study is lament and hope as found in scripture and reflected upon in our current times. We will look at the key characteristics of these two themes, explore scripture and reflect on our own context. ...

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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Cobourg is part of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. The congregation was established in 1833 and continues to serve the community.

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