Truth & Reconciliation

The Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada is an important step in coming to terms with the painful past of how the First Nations people of Canada have been treated. It is a process that the Presbyterian Church in Canada has been involved with for over twenty...

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Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday is a time in the church year when we consider all three aspects of God: Creator, Son and Spirit. The Doctrine of the Trinity can often be difficult to wrap our heads around and there have been many debates about the doctrine over the life of the...

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United in the Spirit

Pentecost is when the church celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit. The focus is often on the powerful appearance that the Holy Spirit makes. Tongues of fire stretching out and touching all those who were gathered in Jerusalem that day. To be sure, something...

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The Fork in the Road

The Ascension of Jesus is recorded in Luke's gospel and the Book of Acts. Both descriptions are very similar, which is not surprising as they were written by the same author. What is different about them is what the two versions of the Ascension of Jesus signify. ...

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You are Precious in God’s Sight!

This sermon was preached at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Cobourg, Ontario  by Rev. Barry Van Dusen on the occasion of our 185th Anniversary Service, Sunday, May 6th, 2018. We give thanks to Barry for coming and sharing with us on this special occasion.  Text:...

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Right Place, Right Time

Our apologies for the late posting of Sunday's sermon. We have had some difficulty with the church website. At the present time we have a new domain name of standrewscobourg.ca. Please note the change from .org.  I hope this sermon finds you are the Right Place at the...

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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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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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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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