Imaginary Conversation

Below is a wonderful poem by Linda Pastan titled Imaginary Conversation. I used it as a sermon illustration a few weeks ago and felt that it deserved to have its own place.  Imaginary Conversation You tell me to live each day as if it were my last. This is in the...

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Preparing for Sunday: Walking on Water

It's a well known story. After feeding the five thousand Jesus spends some time alone. The disciples take a boat back across the lake. At some point Jesus gets up and heads towards the disciples, walking on water across the lake. At first they think they see a ghost,...

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Preparing for Sunday: In

'In' is a small word that is loaded with meaning.  What does it mean to be 'in'? To be part of the 'in' crowd To be 'in' love To be 'in'volved A small word which carriers depth of meaning. Our passage for this Sunday from John's Gospel uses 'in' five times: ...because...

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Preparing for Sunday: The Triumphal Entry

We continue to journey with Jesus towards Jerusalem. The long days of Lent and our reflection on what it means to follow Jesus continue. This Sunday we will enter into Jerusalem with Jesus and his disciples. We will join with the crowds and shout, Hosanna to the Son...

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Preparing for Sunday: God’s Love

This Sunday we find ourselves reading one of the most oft-quoted pieces of scripture, John 3:16. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life." A wonderful promise from God to...

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Preparing for Sunday: Lent

Lent is the season which leads up to Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. It lasts forty days, not counting Sunday's. The word 'Lent' comes from the Anglo Saxon word 'lencten' which means spring.  The number forty is significant in scripture....

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Preparing for Sunday: Choose Life

What is the purpose of God's law? What did Jesus mean when he said, "I came not to abolish the law, but to fulfill it." Our passage this Sunday continues our look at the Sermon on the Mount. We find Jesus instructing the disciples on some of the finer points of the...

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Preparing for Sunday: The Beatitudes

The Beatitudes are one of the most beloved passages in scripture. They speak about God's promises, they are uplifting and comforting. But what do they really mean? This is question is one we will explore this week, but first we must agree about what we are reading. ...

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Preparing for Sunday: Following Jesus

What does it mean to follow Jesus? What does it look and feel like? Is it a simple process or complex? How might we count ourselves a disciples of Jesus Christ? These are questions which many have asked and wondered about. For everyone who asks the question the answer...

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Preparing for Sunday: Where Are You Staying?

In our Gospel lesson from John this Sunday there are a variety of interesting things going on. Jesus is identified by John the Baptist, he recruits his first disciples and he even renames one of those disciples.  However, what I find to be one of the most interesting...

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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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