Prayer for Christmas

Gracious God, we give you thanks for the light of Christmas. May hope be present during uncertain times. May peace be known to all people. May joy flow in abundance. May love be discovered through your enduring gift. Amen.

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Were You There on that Christmas Night?

This Sunday this Choir of St. Andrew's will offer the Cantata Were You There on that Christmas Night? as a special celebration of music. Be sure to attend and please invite family and friends as we hear the story of Christ's birth in music. The service will also...

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Advent Prayer of Love

Gracious God, who brought light into this world, be the love that dwells within me. Giving God, who brought peace into this world, be the peace that dwells within me. Creator God, who brought joy into this world, be the joy that dwells within me. Almighty God, may...

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What is it all About?

The third Sunday of Advent is when we light the candle of Joy. Our gospel reading this week continues to deal with the ministry of John the Baptist. We receive a harsh message from John followed by some instructions that we might find peculiar. Text: Luke 3: 7-18 What...

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Preparing for Sunday: What is it all About?

Upon first brush, John's scathing speech in Luke's gospel might turn us off reading further. John calls those who are coming to be baptized a 'brood of vipers!' Are we sure that this is the individual we want to prepare the way for the Messiah? The gospel writers make...

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Prayer of Joy

God of inescapable joy, as we approach the third Sunday of Advent we celebrate your promise of eternal life. We give thanks for the promise that calls for the wasteland to be turned into a land of plenty. Help us to prepare for the coming of Christ, our Lord, who is...

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Peace for Our Time

It was 1938 when Neville Chamberlain returned to Britain from Berlin having signed the Munich Agreement and uttered the words "I have returned from Germany with peace for our time." Less than a year later Hitler would invade Poland which would trigger declarations...

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Future Hope

As we enter Advent and a new church year we look forward to Christmas. For many December is the time that they countdown to Christmas. However, receiving the Christ child requires that we prepare ourselves for that gift. Advent then is a time of preparation. At time...

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Preparing for Sunday: Hope

This Sunday marks the beginning of Advent a Sunday when we celebrate the Hope we have in Jesus Christ. However, if we look at the readings selected by the lectionary for Sunday we may be hard pressed to find hope embedded in these messages. Instead in Luke's gospel we...

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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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