Water Damage at St. Andrew’s

On Monday water damage was discovered at the church. The ceiling tiles outside the sanctuary and in the office had fallen and considerable water was pooled on the floor. The amount of water was substantial enough and had pooled enough that it drained through the floor...

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Being a Witness

This past Sunday, April 15th, we made the decision to cancel our service of worship due to the freezing rain and icy conditions. Posted below is the sermon which Rev. Ellis wrote for the service. It focuses on the words of Jesus to the disciples, "You will be...

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Resurrected Community

It is still Easter. Though the events of Easter Sunday have been buried under a mountain's worth of weekly activities, it is still Easter. Christ is Risen! It seems an odd refrain given our disembodied response to time. Often it is hard to maintain connections. Yet,...

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Resurrected to New Life: An Easter Sermon

Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! The glorious chorus is raised on Easter morning. The tomb is empty, Jesus is alive, death has been conquered.  The resurrection of Jesus is a central theme and doctrine of the Christian faith. We are resurrection people, but do we...

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Where is Joy?

As we enter Holy Week a range of emotions come upon us. We witness the betrayal, death and resurrection of Jesus. We ask questions of who we are in the understanding of God's holy light. I hope that this short poem/prayer can align our hearts and minds during this...

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Donkey Jobs

We have entered Holy Week and in doing so have entered Jerusalem with Jesus. The Triumphal Entry celebrates the kingship of Jesus Christ. His followers recognize that something new is happening. For Jesus it is the beginning of a long, dark week which will end with...

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We Would Like to See Jesus

Do people see Jesus through us? This is the question that our passage from John's gospel raises in me. Do people see Jesus, through me? A group of Greek's approach one of the disciples and ask to see Jesus. It is a simple and deeply profound request.  At its root are...

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A Movement of Hope

Our passage from John's gospel this morning contains in it one of the most famous lines in all of scripture. In John 3:16 we read "for God so loved the world that he sent his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." A...

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A Sense of Timing

The third Sunday of Lent has us journeying to John's gospel. Here we have a slightly disembodied encounter. We witness Jesus clear the temples courts. An event that surely belongs in the season of Lent, though the positioning in John's gospel is curious compared to...

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To Follow Jesus

The second Sunday of Lent features Jesus speaking openly to the disciples and others who have gathered. He teaches a powerful truth about his future and what it means to follow him. It is a message the Peter has trouble with and for which Peter receives a stern public...

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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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