Abundant Grace

Abundant Grace

Abundant Grace What does it look like to receive and offer abundant grace? Is it an extravagant gesture or can it be something ordinary? The first miracle Jesus performs in John's gospel is an act of grace. Jesus extends his unusual brand of hospitality to the guests...

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On what to do in any given moment

On what to do in any given moment

One of the devotionals that I read daily is Celtic Daily Prayer Book Two: Farther Up and Farther In. I have shared prayers from this book before. However, as I was reading the other day I was stuck by a particular entry on choice. Specifically, the choices we make as...

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An Ordinary Day

An Ordinary Day

An Ordinary Day Luke's depiction of the baptism of Jesus is a very ordinary affair. By all accounts it was an oridnary day when Jesus arrived at the Jordan River for his baptism. The encounter is so ordinary, that it begs the question how often do we miss the presence...

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Prayer in the Midst of Change

Prayer in the Midst of Change

Security: an idol we bow to and work for  and dream of.    Security: an illusion we imagine and discuss and plan for. Security: a gift we find here and now and in memories and in hopes. O God of ever-present love, help us to embrace true security, fleeing from...

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God With Us

God With Us

God With Us Emmanuel, God with us. What does that mean? How is God with us and perhaps more poignantly, who exactly is God with? Is it me or is it you? If it's both of us, what happens when we are at odds with one another? As we explore our relationship with God these...

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Our Children

Our Children

Our Children The passage today deals with the story of Mary, Joseph and Jesus as they travel to Jerusalem for Passover. We are told that is an annual trip that the family takes. However, this year Jesus decides to stay behind and spend extra time in the Temple.  It is...

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No Room at the Inn

No Room at the Inn

No Room at the Inn We find ourselves once more at Christmas Eve, eagerly awaiting the expectant birth of our saviour, Jesus Christ.  But what does it mean to await and welcome a child when there is no room? How does the message of Christmas inform our lives? John's...

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Advent Prayer for Love

Advent Prayer for Love

Once again we dip into the archives of our site for an Advent Prayer of Love. This prayer was originally published on Dec 15, 2015. I hope it helps you prepare for the coming of Jesus.  Gracious God, who brought light into this world,be the love that dwells...

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A Prayer of Joy

A Prayer of Joy

Once again we dip into the archives of our website and bring forward an Advent Prayer of Joy from a few years agao.  God of inescapable joy, as we approach the third Sunday of Advent we celebrate your promise of eternal life. We give thanks for the promise that calls...

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Make Straight Your Paths

Make Straight Your Paths

Make Straight Your Paths During the Second Sunday of Advent the candle of Peace is lit. A time when we reflect on the coming Prince of Peace. However, our reading from Luke's gospel which feature the introduction of John the Baptist and his call to repentance feels a...

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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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