The Fork in the Road

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...

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You are Precious in God’s Sight!

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. ...

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Thank You

Thank You

A special thanks to all the people who helped make our 185th Anniversary a special occasion.  Saturday evening was a wonderful time enjoying a meal and one another's company. Thank you to everyone who contributed food to the pot luck and for the many hands which...

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185th Anniversary

185th Anniversary

Anniversary weekend is almost here! We give thanks to God for 185 years worship God and being of service to the community of Cobourg. We hope that you be able to join us for dinner on Saturday evening. Dinner is a pot luck meal. After dinner there will be stories...

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Right Place, Right Time

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...

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Water Damage at St. Andrew’s

Water Damage at St. Andrew’s

On Monday water damage was discovered at the church. The ceiling tiles outside the sanctuary and in the office had fallen and considerable water was pooled on the floor. The amount of water was substantial enough and had pooled enough that it drained through the floor...

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Being a Witness

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

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

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...

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Where is Joy?

Where is Joy?

As we enter Holy Week a range of emotions come upon us. We witness the betrayal, death and resurrection of Jesus. We ask questions of who we are in the understanding of God's holy light. I hope that this short poem/prayer can align our hearts and minds during this...

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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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