Preparing for Sunday: Gratitude

Preparing for Sunday: Gratitude

How do we express gratitude and thanksgiving? This Sunday we look at a story from Luke's gospel that teaches us about gratitude and thanksgiving. The story is of ten lepers who are healed by Jesus, however only one returns to say 'thank you.' In response Jesus tells...

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Prayer for Life

Prayer for Life

Creator God, We place our life in your hands. Out of the dirt your formed us, Before we were born you had plans for us. Plans to prosper us, for a future, for hope. As your children instill a deep respect in us for creation. Allow us to care for all aspects of the...

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Faith

Faith

  Text: Luke 17: 1-10 There was once a woman who bought a parrot for a pet. All the parrot did was treat her bad. It insulted her and every time she tried to pick it up, it would peck at her arm. One day she got fed up with the parrot and as it was...

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Preparing for Sunday: Some Sayings of Jesus

Preparing for Sunday: Some Sayings of Jesus

On Sunday we turn our attention to Luke 17. A section of the Bible which the NRSV sub-titles 'Some Saying of Jesus and which the Good News Translation breaks into three sections: 'Sin, Faith and A Servant's Duty.' Are these verses in Luke's gospel just some sayings of...

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Finding God’s Will in Prayer

Finding God’s Will in Prayer

O Holy One, I surrender myself to you now. In this moment and in all others. May it please you To shine your grace upon me And to fill my cup until it runs over. Caution me And fill my heart with patience To accept the calling you have placed upon my heart. Provide me...

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No More

No More

  Text: Luke 18: 19-31 The Beetles sing, “Eleanor Rigby died at the church and was buried along with her name. Nobody came.” Eleanor Rigby was one of the lonely people, the type of people we don’t normally look at twice. The kind we go out of our way...

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Preparing for Sunday: A Name

Preparing for Sunday: A Name

What's in a name? A name means a great many things. It is what we are called, how we identify ourselves. Parents bestow names on their children which they hope will have meaning or perhaps to honour parents. I have seen family rifts develop because grand-parents...

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Prayer for Patience

Gracious God, Before you I place my tiredness. Before you I place my frustration. Before you I place my pain. Before you I place my anger. Before you I place my disappointment. Loving God, I ask you for renewed energy. I ask you for increased patience. I ask you for...

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Pick One

Pick One

Text - Luke 16: 1-13 I want you to imagine you are sitting at a desk and are about to write an exam. The first question you have is a case study based on Luke 16: 1-9. You’ll note we read to verse 13 this morning. So you sit down and you read Luke 16: 1-9. Jesus is...

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Prayer of Hope

Prayer of Hope

Gracious God, I come before you as a humble servant, I come before you in need of hope. I confess that there are times when I feel helpless, When the weight of the world seems to crush me. I confess that there are times when I feel week, When temptation seems to...

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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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