God’s Promise

God’s Promise

In the final verses of Luke's gospel we read a vivid depiction of the ascension of Jesus. Surrounded by his disciples are they journey towards Bethnay Jesus is taken up. It is a wonderful account and in brings Luke's gospel account to a close. Within this passage we...

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Prayer for Justice

Prayer for Justice

In the aftermath of violence and destruction it is often difficult to know how to respond. We are faced with many conflicting emotions. We remember not only the victims of the recent attack in Manchester, but all those who have suffered through violence and terror. We...

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We Are Not Alone

We Are Not Alone

Jesus spends a lot of time explaining his parables and teachings to the disciples. Another area Jesus spent time explaining was of how he would have to leave the disciples. Understandably, they were confused.  How could Jesus leave? Why would he want to? ...

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Preparing for Sunday: In

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:...

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Healing Prayer

Healing Prayer

O God, let me always sing of your many blessings to me. When my body is tired, so very tired, you energize me. When my mind is confused, you illuminate me. When my heart is broken, you rehabilitate me. When my soul is lost, you renew me. When I feel depressed and stop...

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Stones

Stones

Peter provides rich imagery for us in his letter: long for the pure, spiritual milk the stone the builders rejected royal priesthood holy nation God's own people Living Stones This images tell us about God, Jesus and ourselves. They tell us about how God has elected...

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A Telling Place

A Telling Place

Blessed be God who lifts us up. Blessed be the Father of heaven. Blessed be the risen and ascended Lord. Blessed be the Christ in glory. Blessed be the Spirit of Truth and Love. Blessed be the Holy Spirit. Bless us this day with vision. Bless us this day with faith....

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I Am the Gate

I Am the Gate

One of the most common images we have of Jesus is as the Shepherd. However, in our lesson from John's gospel we find Jesus referring to himself as the Gate. How can this image help us discover more about Jesus? If Jesus is the Gate, then what side of the threshold do...

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Anniversary Sunday

Anniversary Sunday

Sunday May 7 is Anniversary Sunday at St. Andrew's. We hope you will join us as we celebrate 184 years as a community of faith in Cobourg. What does 184 years of service look like? It means making a difference in the community Feeding those who are hungry Providing...

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Prayer of Welcome

Prayer of Welcome

Welcome, welcome, welcome. I welcome everything that comes to me today Because I know it's for my healing. I welcome all thoughts, feelings, emotions, persons, Situations, and conditions. I let go of my desire for power and control. I let go of my desire for...

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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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