Preparing for Sunday: Are you Hungry?

Preparing for Sunday: Are you Hungry?

Few people in North America know what it is like to be truly hungry. Most of us know where are next meal is coming from. In fact we probably know where all of our meals are coming from for the immediate future. We are not concerned about being hungry and the effects...

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Preparing for Sunday: Talk and Walk

Preparing for Sunday: Talk and Walk

What do the expressions 'Talk the Talk' and 'Walk the Walk' mean to you? In light of our passage from Mark's gospel lesson for this week I consider those two phrases to relate to mission and evangelism. We are usually good about talking about Mission. In fact several...

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Preparing for Sunday: Included

Preparing for Sunday: Included

The theme of isolation is one which is being discussed in our modern era. With advancements in technology and communication it is easier than ever to make a connection with people. Whether through a traditional mediums like the telephone or letter writing or through...

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Preparing for Sunday: God’s Answers

Preparing for Sunday: God’s Answers

One of the most fascinating parts of the Book of Job is God's response to Job. God answer's Job out of the whirlwind. To be sure, God's answers were not what Job wanted to hear. Job did not receive a direct response to his questions. God's answer is full of questions....

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Preparing for Sunday: God’s Promise

Preparing for Sunday: God’s Promise

Throughout scripture we find numerous promises made by God. From Noah and Abraham to the writing of Paul in the New Testament, scripture abounds with God's promise. This Sunday we will look at another promise made by God which is found in the Book of Ezekiel. Ezekiel...

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In the Garden

In the Garden

The Bible is full of rich stories. Many of these stories have weaved their way in and out of our modern culture. Aside from the nativity and Easter story perhaps the most well known story is that of Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden. It is a primeval story,...

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Here Am I, What Does it Mean to be Called?

Here Am I, What Does it Mean to be Called?

On Sunday we will look at Isaiah 6: 1-8. This passage is seen as the call Isaiah received to begin his prophetic work. The passage is interesting as a call passage as it does not focus on why Isaiah should be sent. We can break the passage down into three sections:...

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Primer for Sunday: Come Holy Spirit, Come

Primer for Sunday: Come Holy Spirit, Come

This Sunday is Pentecost, when the church celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit. With the ascension of Christ, room is made for the Holy Spirit to come and do its work. In our reading from John's gospel Jesus refers to the Holy Spirit as a Spirit of truth that will...

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Going Up

Going Up

This Sunday is Ascension Sunday and our Gospel text from Luke deals with this subject. It is curious that Christ's ascension is given one sentence in Luke's gospel. For such a grand event it is surprising that Luke spends such little time on it. While considering this...

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Trusting the Gardener

Trusting the Gardener

This Sunday is the 182nd anniversary of St. Andrew's Presbyterian in Cobourg. 182 years of service to God and through God the community of Cobourg and the wider world. It is a magnificent testimony of this community of faiths desire to share the Good News and to be an...

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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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