The Time Between Worship

What does it mean ‘to go to church’? You probably have a different answer to that question than I do. In fact if I polled you I do not think we would get the same response from everyone. I think there would be a great deal of similarities, but also some subtle...

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Fishing

The flashback is a story telling technique that takes the narrative back in time. The purpose of this is to inform the audience of an important piece of information that exists. Something crucial to understanding the story as a whole. In some movies we start with an...

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The Voice of a Child

Over the past couple of weeks I have read a few stories about various municipalities that have sought to place a ban on the well-loved winter sport of tobogganing. It seems that the kids have found new ways to go faster, take greater risks and just generally have more...

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A Cosmic Event

Luke Skywalker has returned to his home planet of Tatooine in an attempt to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of the vile gangster Jabba the Hutt. Little does Luke know that the GALACTIC EMPIRE has secretly begun construction on a new armored space station...

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The First Light

Once upon a time there was a little girl. Her name was Goldilocks. One day Goldilocks woke up and she heard some voices in another room. “Who has been eating my porridge and how has been sitting in my chair?” What a strange thing to say thought Goldilocks. So she...

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Rise Up

Let’s start this morning with a nursery rhyme. If you know the words feel free to say them with me. I suspect that most, if not all of us, know the words to this one: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s...

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Christmas Eve

In 1941 Winston Churchill uttered the words, “We shall never surrender.” In doing so he set a nation, indeed the British Commonwealth, on a path to victory against Axis Forces in WWII. On May 25, 1961 President Kennedy addressed Congress and stated, "I believe that...

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Mary Said Yes

Did you notice it? As I was reading the gospel story this morning, did sense it? As Gabriel was talking to Mary did you see them? Did you see all the other angels and the heavenly hosts watching in eager anticipation? Did you notice how they held their breath as Mary...

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Comfort

I would like to play a game with you this morning. This is a game of word association. I will say one word and you will shout out the first word that you can think of that is related to that word. Are you ready? Fast. Red. Apple. Bible. Christmas. Birthday. Chocolate....

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The Rooster

It was two days before Hallowe’en when I noticed them. Christmas decorations were being sold. Specifically it was a giant Santa Claus and Snowman. They were on display at a local retailer and my heart sank. The kids had not yet been out trick or treating and Christmas...

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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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