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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Preparing for Sunday: Psalm 23

Preparing for Sunday: Psalm 23

This week we used Psalm 23 as our weekly prayer. This Sunday during worship we will focus on this well loved Psalm. Psalm 23 is full of many images and metaphors that describe how we think about God. It also provides imagery about our understanding of God's promises...

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Preparing for Sunday: Witnesses

Preparing for Sunday: Witnesses

What does it mean to be at witness? A witness is reliable, truthful in the telling of information. A common understanding might be for a witness to be passive. To only provide information when asked. The legal sense of being a witness is perhaps most often thought of....

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Preparing for Sunday: With Eyes to See

Preparing for Sunday: With Eyes to See

Doubting Thomas. It is a famous story. Truth is Thomas probably does not deserve the criticism he receives. We too would like to see. However, John's gospel is more than just a story about what it took for Thomas to believe. It is a story about all of the disciples...

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Holy Week Services

Holy Week Services

Maundy Thursday - April 2, 2015 Join us for a reflective service as celebrate the Lord's Supper. The focus of the service will be the sacrament of communion. Time will be spent reflecting on this meal that Jesus shared with his disciples. The importance of sharing...

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What is Love?

What is Love?

This Sunday we celebrate Palm Sunday or the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. It is a Sunday where we profess our love for Jesus. Where those in the story who upon seeing Jesus enter Jerusalem profess their love for him. As I have reflected on this passage from...

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Preparing for Sunday: Serving Christ

Preparing for Sunday: Serving Christ

As we draw closer to the events of Easter we are confronted with questions surrounding the death and life of Jesus. As we reflect on death and life in relation to Jesus, we should also consider how we are also drawn into the conversation. In John's gospel lesson for...

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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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