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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A Funeral Celebration

The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes, the Feeding of the Five Thousand is a well known gospel story. So well known that we often get stuck on the loaves and fishes and the miracle that they represent. While we should not ignore this aspect of the reading or the...

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Dr. Cindy Blackstock Addresses General Assembly

This past June the Presbyterian Church in Canada met at Queen's University in Kingston. Assembly was privileged to hear a message from Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. As the recipient of the 2017...

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Prayer of Community in Christ

When you ascended on high, you took many captives; you received gifts frompeople, even from the rebellious - that you, Lord God, might dwell there. Praise be to the Lord, to God our Saviour, who daily bears our burdens. Psalm 68: 18-19 We Play and Bleed We are a...

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The Sun

The people of the islands of the Hebrides called the sun 'the eye of the great God' because God looks on us in warmth and love, giving us life and light. And they would bow the head in reverence to God. I bow my head to You, Lord God who made the sun, and all that...

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A Different Beat

Text: Matthew 10: 24-39 Let’s address the elephant in the room. When I first read the gospel lesson this morning I didn’t want to preach it and when you heard Suzanne read it this morning you were probably hoping I’d preach on the psalm. I have to admit I...

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Instruments of Peace

Gracious and loving God, Make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is strife and enmity, Allow my presence to point to a better way. Where there is jealousy and deceit, Allow my passion to point to a better way. Where there is violence and destruction, Allow my...

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The Job Description

Text: Matthew 9:35 - 10:8 The other day I was surfing the Internet and I came across the following job posting. Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere, but the job posting went as follows: Seeking individual to engage with community in important revitalization work. This...

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The Commission of Love

There is no transcript for this Sermon. While delivering the sermon I wandered from the recording device and so you may need to adjust the volume as you listen.  Text: Matthew 28: 16-20...

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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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