Love as we have been Loved

Love as we have been Loved There are multiple examples of what God's love looks like in Scripture. Jesus also asks us to go out into the world and to love others. He takes it a step futher by providing an example of what this might look like. In the story of the Good...

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Shepherds

Shepherds Psalm 23 is one of the most enduring passages in scripture. It speaks of our trust in God and the promises we find in that trust.  In light of John 21: 15-19 we are also called to be shepherds to the people of this world. How might we live out that calling...

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A Case of Identity

A Case of Identity Who are we as followers of Christ? In our passage from John this morning this is the question that Jesus puts to Peter. The response is surprisingly simple.  Feed my sheep.  Scripture: John 21: 1-19 Jesus seems to have a way with catching fish. For...

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Peace Be With You

Peace Be With You On the second Sunday of Easter we come to a familiar story: Doubting Thomas. The encounter with Thomas has the potential to dominate any discussion that we might have about this passage. While Thomas' point of view is important and his encounter with...

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Easter Sunday 2019

Easter Sunday - 2019 Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! This Easter we proclaim once again that Christ is risen from the dead.  Scripture: Luke 24: 1-12 That first Easter morning must have been full of fear. Of course, it wasn’t called Easter then, that name would...

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A Choice of Two Kingdoms

A Choice of Two Kingdoms On Palm Sunday Jesus provides a clear choice for us on who to follow.  The powers of empire or the kingdom of God. It is a stark contrast that is provided as we enter into Holy Week. It is a choice that will test our loyalties and will require...

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Have the Poor with You Always

Have the Poor with You Always  What would it look like to live in true community with everyone who lived the town of Cobourg? To strike down the barriers of class, ethnicity, gender and so on.  The passage from John's gospel that we look at on this fifth Sunday of...

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We are the Naked Ones

We are the naked ones clothed in Your mercy. More safe are we with Your smile upon us than carrying much armour. You are our best protection against wild words that beguile. You are our fod, sweet to taste and sustaining. You are our guide at all times. The knee that...

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Resentment

Resentment What is the greatest source of resentment in our lives? What issues, problems and experiences drive us to resent situations in our lives? How do we deal with these complex emotions? What is the source of them? Scripture: Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32The younger son...

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Called to Repent

Called to Repentance Lent is a time of preparation.A time when the Christian community prepares for the events of Holy Week: The trial, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Part of preparing for these events requires that we examine ourselves and our complicity...

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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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