Encountering Death

Encountering Death

Encountering Death This morning is Palm Sunday. It had been our intent to begin worship with a parade, waving palm branches and music. However, the circumstances of our present time with the Covid-19 Pandemic caused me to have a change of mind as I prepared for this...

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Called to Life

Called to Life

Called to Life We are in the season of lent and our passages today look at how God calls us to life. As we journey towards Jerusalem, Holy Week and Easter we are reminded of the call God does put on our lives. The Covid-19 Pendemic has changed much of our daily life,...

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The Call of the Christian

The Call of the Christian

The Call of the Christian We are being asked to stay home and practice Social Distancing as we seek to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19). What does this mean for a Christian, who as a faith have often put ourselves in harms way to help others? We will dig...

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Identity

Identity

Identity The Samaritan woman at the well is a familiar passage from scripture. It is a long dialogue between Jesus and an unnamed woman. The passage is fascinating for a variety of reasons, but a linger question is who are we in light of God's revelation to us in the...

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From Where Does My Help Come?

From Where Does My Help Come?

From Where Does My Help Come? Psalm 121 is known as the Traveller's Psalm. It speaks to the help we receive from God throughout all of life. While the majority of the Psalm takes the form of a priestly blessing, the harrowing question of where 'from where does my help...

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Right Relationships

Right Relationships

Right Relationships On this first Sunday of Lent the Lectionary texts have us looking at themes of sin, temptation and forgiveness. The Psalmist reminds us of how good it feels to confess and how much God enjoys forgiving. Meanwhile the Gospel text deals with the...

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Lightning in a Bottle

Lightning in a Bottle

Lightning in a Bottle Transfiguration Sunday marks the change in season. From Epiphany, a season of light and discovery to Lent, a darker season and one of reflection. The passage on the Transfiguration comes near the middle of the gospel account and afterwards we...

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You Have Heard it Said

You Have Heard it Said

You Have Heard it Said What do we do when we think we understand what is going on. We believe we know what it means to follow Jesus and are willing to do so, but we come across a passage that challenges our assumptions and beliefs? The passage from the Sermon on the...

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Be Salty

Be Salty

Be Salty What does it mean to be salt and light in the world? As followers of Christ are we afraid to mix it up with the world? Do we fear allowing our light to shine? As Jesus speaks to the disciples and the crowd on the hill he makes it clear that we are to be salt...

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Dwell in Possibility

Dwell in Possibility

Dwell in Possibility The Sermon on the Mount or the Beatitudes are a wonderfully challenging sermon given to us by Jesus. This passage should challenge us to dwell in the possibility of what we can do as workers in the kingdom of heaven.  Scripture: Micah 6: 1-8 &...

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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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