What is This?

What is This?

The passage from Mark's gospel today is the inaugural act of Jesus' ministry. In it he teaches and he heals. However, as is often the case with Jesus things are never as they appear on the surface.  His teaching sets up his authority. His authority is reinforced...

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Belly of the Beast

Belly of the Beast

The Book of Jonah is well known. It's story is able to be told from memory. It is a story about a rebellious child of God. It is also a story about God's expansive, relentless grace. A strong reminder that we are better off deconstructing our images and idea's about...

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Indifference

Indifference

The following poem was handed to me by a member of the congregation. I felt it worth sharing as a reminder of who we are as followers of Christ and what that means for our place in the world.  Indifference When Jesus came to Golgotha they hanged Him on a tree,...

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No Good Can Come From Nazareth

No Good Can Come From Nazareth

Can good come from small, insignificant places? This is the central question of our text from John's gospel. The question is asked by Nathaniel, who shortly after asking would confess Jesus as, 'rabbi, Son of God, King of Israel.' Nathaniel would learn that yes,...

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Bible Study

Bible Study

A new Bible Study will be starting on Wednesday January 24. We will be meeting at 10am in Campbell Hall. The focus of the study is on the Human Sexuality Overtures which have been presented to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.  The...

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The Baptism of Jesus

The Baptism of Jesus

The baptism of Jesus is a cosmic, earth shattering affair. Remove all thoughts of cute babies held over a baptismal font and gently cascaded with water. Instead, envision a wild scene of water splashing, the sky being ripped open and God's voice from the heaven's....

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Christmas Eve 2017

Christmas Eve 2017

This Christmas Eve sermon finds its focus on Mary's Song of Praise. Words she spoke while visiting with her cousin Elizabeth. These words speak to the promise she believed her child, the Son of God, would fulfill. They are powerful words that are very relevant to the...

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A Christmas Prayer

A Christmas Prayer

Eternal God, thank you for coming and dwelling among us. Thank you for being vulnerable and allowing us to know you. As we prepare to celebrate Christmas may you be the focus of our hearts. May the words of your love be written on our hearts and shared in the gifts we...

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St. Andrew’s on the Radio

St. Andrew’s on the Radio

If you tune in to one of the local radio stations over the coming week you may hear Rev. Ellis providing a Christmas greeting. You can find the radio ad on 93.3 MyFM and 107.9 Classic Rock. The ad features a playful take on the song 'The Twelve Days of...

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Christmas Newsletter & Services

Christmas will soon be upon us. As we prepare for the birth of Jesus St. Andrew's is a busy place.  Thank you for all the wonderful donations of food which were collected on December 3. We partnered with the Salvation Army in this effort to ensure that during...

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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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