Preparing for Sunday: Prepare the Way

Preparing for Sunday: Prepare the Way

The appearance of John the Baptist tells us that we have reached the Second Sunday of Advent. John arrives as a voice out of the wilderness, proclaiming that we need to repent and to prepare for the one who will come after him. It's a shocking message, delivered by...

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Speaking Out In Prayer

Speaking Out In Prayer

My daily devotional recently took me to the Book of Proverbs, Speak out for those who cannot speak, For the rights of all the destitute. Speak out, judge righteously, Defend the rights of the poor and needy. - Proverbs 31: 8-9 Recently, I have had the privilege to...

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In Days to Come

In Days to Come

It is the first Sunday of Advent and we celebrate the hope that is to come in the birth of Jesus Christ. Advent is a time to prepare and in preparing we look to the words of the prophet Isaiah.  Text: Isaiah 2: 1-5 In Days to Come Last week was the...

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Paradox Blessing

Paradox Blessing

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, superficial relationships, so that you will live deep within your heart. May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people, so that you will work for justice, equity and...

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If

If

On Christ the King Sunday we consider the kingship of Jesus Christ. Normally, we might think of a king who rules over a people and a land. However, in the case of Jesus kingship is different. In establishing the kingdom of God, Jesus does what for a king would be an...

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Preparing for Sunday: If

Preparing for Sunday: If

Sometimes the biggest words are the smallest. Big words might convey a complicated thought or idea, but little words often contain a depth and range of meaning. This Sunday we will look at the little word 'if' and consider the implications that this word had on the...

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Praying with the Spirit

Praying with the Spirit

Sometimes when I pray, I utter the words, but I do not feel or think them. Sometimes when I pray, I utter the words, thinking about what I say, but not feeling. Sometimes when I pray, I utter the words, and I both think and feel what I say. An act of will cannot make...

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Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday

This Sunday we remember those who have served in war. We honour their sacrifice and we ask what does it mean as a Christian to support our soliders? How should we respond to issues of war and conflict. Text: John 15: 12-17 Last week Logan, Ethan and I...

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Preparing for Sunday: We Remember

Preparing for Sunday: We Remember

This Sunday we will observe Remembrance Sunday. Traditionally, this is done on the Sunday before Remembrance Day. It is an opportunity to remember those who served in the Canadian Forces, for the sacrifice that they made on our behalf.  Though we stand a century...

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Christmas Tea & Bazaar

Christmas Tea & Bazaar

Please join us on Saturday November 19 for the Christmas Tea & Bazaar. This annual event is a highlight of the year for many within the community.  You will find many hidden treasures and wonderful baked treats to enjoy. The tea room is a joyful time to sit,...

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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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