Prayer Time: For Students

Loving God, as our children return to school we ask that you will watch over them. Keep them safe during this time of excitement and new opportunity. Bless the friendships they make, encourage them in learning and allow them to question the world around them. We give...

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Who Am I?

I don’t know about you, but I am not a fan of waiting. I’m sure there is a virtue to be found in patience, but I haven’t discovered it yet. Waiting can be painful, it can be agonizing. I have taken a few flights and I think waiting for the boarding call is one of the...

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Primer for Sunday: I Will Be With You

The story of Moses' call from God is an iconic story. The Burning Bush transcends past Christianity and into popular culture. However, at its core is a story about great faith and trust. God does not equip Moses for ministry the way we might like to be equipped for a...

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Step Into Fall

September is almost here. As we get ready to send children back to school and await the changing of the seasons, we also anticipate and look forward to the many activities that occur at St. Andrew's. The Step Into Fall newsletter is ready for your reading pleasure....

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Prayer Time: Prayers of Deliverance

Last night I received a prayer request for the situation in Iraq. A situation that has seen the Islamic State (IS) kill Christians and other minority groups if they do not convert or pay a tax. The email I received indicated that the IS had captured the city...

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What is God Doing in Your Life?

If you travel to China or North Korea and try to speak to people about Jesus, to tell them who he is you could be arrested. Religion is officially outlawed. To speak about Jesus Christ is subversive, the good news found in the gospels undermine and threaten the...

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Primer for Sunday: Upon This Rock

Our Gospel passage for this Sunday is well known. Peter's confessional statement in Matthew 16: 13-20 about Jesus is a cornerstone of Christian faith. Jesus' reply to Peter is just a foundational. Jesus will build his church upon that rock. The statement that Jesus...

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Prayer Time: A Prayer of Blessing

Great God, you sent Jesus Christ that we might trust in him and live as his faithful followers. Uplift us when we stumble, steady us when we falter, that we might walk in righteousness and work for reconciliation in the way of Jesus Christ. Give us grace to be a...

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Great Faith

I ask my kids to wash their hands a lot. They are always playing outside in the dirt. I can never be sure what new specimen of bug they will have discovered or what particularly dirty pile of mud they might decide to play in. So I ask them to wash their hands....

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Primer for Sunday: Great Faith

The story in Matthew 15: 10-28 of the Canaanite woman is a difficult one for many reasons. It forces us to ask questions about Jesus, which are uncomfortable. It raises issues about the divinity of Jesus, the characteristics of God and who is included in God's plan...

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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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