Blessed Are The Peacemakers

Blessed Are The PeacemakersThe sermon for this past Sunday we delivered on November 11, 2018, 100 years since the Armistice of the War to End All Wars. The reality is that the past 100 years have seen many more wars, conflict and violence have engulfed the...

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Love

Love The gospel lesson from Mark is on the greatest commandment. When asked, Jesus replies it is to love God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. If we did this, if humanity could pull this off, it...

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Remembrance Day Service

Sunday November 11th is the 100th anniversary of Armistice. During worship at St. Andrew's that morning we will hold a special service commemorating this event and reflecting on how as Christians we hold in tension our desire for peace while honouring...

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Get Up Jesus is Calling You

Get Up Jesus is Calling You The healing of Bartimaeus is the second healing story in Mark's gospel where sight is restored. Why does Mark share two very similar healing stories in his gospel? What is the significance of Bartimaeus receiving his sight and...

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Sitting in Glory

Sitting in Glory What does it mean to sit in glory with God? I'm not sure James and John know the answer to this question, however they are more than eager to claim this honour. The request of James and John as found in Mark's gospel contains a reference...

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Look Love Come Follow

Look Love Come Follow The passage from Mark pairs nicely with last weeks sermon. In fact if last week was the 'sex' sermon, then this week is the 'money' sermon. Perhaps this is fitting as Wednesday October 17 is International Eradication of Poverty and...

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Stop Making Lists

Stop Making Lists The passage from Mark's gospel that occurs in the lectionary this week is one that is preached with care. It is known as the 'divorce text' and just hearing the word divorce brings a wide range of emotions. Often while reading this...

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Who is Greatest?

Who is Greatest? The disciples are arguing about who is greatest. It might seem odd, but it shouldn't. We argue about who is greatest all the time. It is perhaps most noticeable in the sports world which has statistics and records for everything that can...

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Who Do You Say That You Are?

Who Do You Say That You Are? The gospel lesson today features a critical lesson to the disciples and by extension, us. Jesus asks the disciples, "Who do you say that I am?" The logical and expected response is, "The Messiah." Full points. However, it is...

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What Starts You Up?

What Starts You Up? This mornings passage from Mark has two healing stories in it. The healing of the Syrophoenician woman's daughter and the healing of the deaf/mute man. On the surface these are two healing miracles of Jesus, but should we stop there? Or...

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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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