Following Christ

Following Christ

What does it mean to follow Christ? What are the expectations that are put on us as believers? What are the roadblocks we put in our own way? This past Sunday we looked at some of the opposition Jesus faced and the expectations put on disciples in order to discover...

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Preparing for Sunday: Discipleship

Preparing for Sunday: Discipleship

What does it mean to follow Jesus? A simple question which has a multitude of answers. There are a variety of ways which we could approach this question. On Sunday we will approach the issue of discipleship through Luke's gospel. In our gospel text for Sunday Jesus...

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Psalm 119

Psalm 119

It was Sunday morning and as I was preparing for worship it hit me. I was feeling drained. This is probably not what you want to hear about or from your minister. On Sunday morning you would assume that the minister was feeling alive and full of energy just before...

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The Devil You Know

The Devil You Know

In the article last week preparing for Sunday's sermon the focus was on fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of how God may work in our lives. This theme of fear is evident in the gospel lesson and it raises other questions we should ask ourselves. What are we afraid of?...

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Preparing for Sunday: Fear

Preparing for Sunday: Fear

Fear is an emotion which is present in our gospel lesson this Sunday. Jesus performs a healing miracle, driving demons out of a man. In the events that follow the people that witnessed the healing are fearful of Jesus and they ask him to leave. It is a striking image,...

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Horizons of Friendship at Work in Guatemala

Horizons of Friendship at Work in Guatemala

Horizons of Friends is a Canadian International Development Organization. Founded in 1973 it seeks to Help People Help Themselves. On Wednesday June 22 they will host a presentation by Dr. Paul Caldwell. Dr. Caldwell will share his first hand experience of a trip to...

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When Does It End?

When Does It End?

The violence we continue to do to one another must end. The recent shooting in Orlando horrifies us and in its events we see true evil. As people, as Christians we must rise above our differences, our intolerance, our dislikes and recognize that Jesus called us to...

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Hospitality

Hospitality

There is an expression on the Internet that goes 'Too Long, Didn't Read' or TL;DR for short. The sermon from this Sunday is short. It was a busy Sunday as celebrated the Sacrament of Baptism, witnessed three young people Affirm their Faith and Ordained Three...

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Preparing for Sunday: On Hospitatlity

Preparing for Sunday: On Hospitatlity

Have you ever invited someone over for a visit? Perhaps it was tea and a brief chat in the afternoon or maybe you invited your neighbours over for dinner. Either way I am sure you have either entertained company or been entertained yourself. Now think about that day...

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Ancient Prayers

Ancient Prayers

Prayer has been an integral part of Christian faith since the beginning. Jesus counselled the disciples in how they could approach God in prayer. Today in our private lives and in corporate worship we also pray to God. We offer praise, seek intercession and offer...

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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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