Primer for Sunday: Who are the Messengers

Primer for Sunday: Who are the Messengers

We take a lot for granted when it comes to Christmas. The birth of Jesus is a story that has been told now for 2000 years. Year after year in countless church's the nativity scene is played out again at this time of year. It is a wonderful celebration of God's great...

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Primer for Sunday: The Opening Act

Primer for Sunday: The Opening Act

Agnus Day notes that John the Baptist scored 8 out of 10 on Gigging Musician's list: How to be a Great Opening Act. While I am not sure what John would have thought of that, it is an interesting idea. In Mark's Gospel we start with John the Baptist preparing the way....

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Primer for Sunday Worship: Hope is a Star

Primer for Sunday Worship: Hope is a Star

The wise men found Jesus by following a light in the heavens. They followed a star and were led to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Today we also have lights. We decorate our houses with lights, we place ornaments and lights on Christmas trees which brighten up our...

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Preparing for Sunday: Sheep and Goats

Preparing for Sunday: Sheep and Goats

On the surface our message for this Sunday is one of judgement. The parable ends with one group, the goats, receiving eternal punishment. The other, the sheep, receive eternal life. Which makes you want to jump up and down saying "I'm a sheep! Please put me with the...

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Preparing for Sunday Worship: Talents

Preparing for Sunday Worship: Talents

A local church was hosting Stewardship Awareness Sunday. The goal was to raise awareness about the variety of activities the congregation was engaged in. As part of the initiative everyone in the congregation was being offered $20 seed money. The hope was that people...

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Preparing for Sunday Worship: Be Prepared

Preparing for Sunday Worship: Be Prepared

At St. Andrew's we host the Cobourg area Girl Guides. The Girl Guides along with the Scouting movement share a motto. This motto is composed of two words, yet it carries with it a heavy burden: Be Prepared. That is the motto of these movements which have assisted...

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Preparing for Sunday Worship: Walk Humbly

Preparing for Sunday Worship: Walk Humbly

A young man was dressed for a job interview. His best suit, matching tie, shoes highly polished. He had done his level best to ensure that he was putting more than his best foot forward. He was more than prepared and what is more he looked the part. During the...

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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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