Light into the Darkness

Light into the Darkness

Light into the Darkness What does it mean to bring light into the darkness? Jesus is often referred to as the light. As followers of Jesus we are asked to be Salt & Light, but how do we do that? Perhaps another question is why should we do that? Scripture: Isaiah...

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Lamb of God

Lamb of God

Lamb of God  Jesus is described in John's gospel as the Lamb of God. It's his cousin John who makes the observation. What does it mean to us in the midst of our busy modern lives that Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world?  Scripture: John 1:...

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When Things Don’t Go as Planned

When Things Don’t Go as Planned

When Things Don't Go as Planned The first Sunday in Epiphany finds us at the Jordan River with John and Jesus. Jesus has come to be baptized, a momentous occassion. However, that doesn't mean that everything goes as planned.  Scripture: Matthew 3: 13-17When things...

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Christmas Eve 2019

Christmas Eve 2019

Christmas Eve - 2019 Scripture: Isaiah 9: 2-7 and Luke 2: 1-20It’s appropriate that we are here tonight. It’s appropriate for a number of reasons. Not the least of which is celebrating the birth of our saviour, Jesus Christ. It is appropriate that we gather in the...

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A Christmas Blessing

A Christmas Blessing

A Christmas Blessing May the trust of Mary troubled by her strange call And Joseph's encouragement besider her through all Be God's gift to you. May the radiant brightness and light of the Star That hope and longing of searchers travelling from afar Be God's gift to...

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You Snakes!

You Snakes!

You Snakes! The Second Sunday of Advent shakes things up. We are introduced to the character John the Baptist and his ministry of conversion and repentance. John is cousin to Jesus and he paves the was for the ministry that Jesus will start. He is the one whom Isaiah...

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What Kind of King do we Follow?

What Kind of King do we Follow?

What Kind of King do we Follow? As we close out the Christian year, we do so with Christ the King Sunday. It is an opportunity to stop and reflect on who Jesus Christ is. Why we call Jesus our Lord, Saviour and Sovereign.   Scripture: Luke 23: 33-43In Hans Christian...

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Arise Ministry

Arise Ministry

On Sunday December 1 we welcome Rev. Deb Stanbury, Executive Director of Arise Ministry.  ARISE Ministry empowers individuals involved in the sex trade to reclaim their lives. Through providing outreach, case management, and spiritual care, helping relationships are...

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When the Walls Come Tumbling Down

When the Walls Come Tumbling Down

When the Walls Come Tumbling Down What do we do when nothing makes sense anymore? When the world around looks foriegn, the activities of our lives become strange? How do we react when the walls come tumbling down? As followers of Christ, as those who live in the hope...

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Respecting Our Bodies

Respecting Our Bodies

Respecting Our Bodies Our passage from Matthew's gospel today discusses issues of marriage and the resurrection. On the surface this seems an easy enough passage from scripture to deal with. Some of the outcomes might be upsetting as we wrestle with what Jesus means...

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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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