The Devil You Know

The Devil You Know

In the article last week preparing for Sunday's sermon the focus was on fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of how God may work in our lives. This theme of fear is evident in the gospel lesson and it raises other questions we should ask ourselves. What are we afraid of?...

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Preparing for Sunday: Fear

Preparing for Sunday: Fear

Fear is an emotion which is present in our gospel lesson this Sunday. Jesus performs a healing miracle, driving demons out of a man. In the events that follow the people that witnessed the healing are fearful of Jesus and they ask him to leave. It is a striking image,...

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Horizons of Friendship at Work in Guatemala

Horizons of Friendship at Work in Guatemala

Horizons of Friends is a Canadian International Development Organization. Founded in 1973 it seeks to Help People Help Themselves. On Wednesday June 22 they will host a presentation by Dr. Paul Caldwell. Dr. Caldwell will share his first hand experience of a trip to...

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When Does It End?

When Does It End?

The violence we continue to do to one another must end. The recent shooting in Orlando horrifies us and in its events we see true evil. As people, as Christians we must rise above our differences, our intolerance, our dislikes and recognize that Jesus called us to...

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Hospitality

Hospitality

There is an expression on the Internet that goes 'Too Long, Didn't Read' or TL;DR for short. The sermon from this Sunday is short. It was a busy Sunday as celebrated the Sacrament of Baptism, witnessed three young people Affirm their Faith and Ordained Three...

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Preparing for Sunday: On Hospitatlity

Preparing for Sunday: On Hospitatlity

Have you ever invited someone over for a visit? Perhaps it was tea and a brief chat in the afternoon or maybe you invited your neighbours over for dinner. Either way I am sure you have either entertained company or been entertained yourself. Now think about that day...

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Ancient Prayers

Ancient Prayers

Prayer has been an integral part of Christian faith since the beginning. Jesus counselled the disciples in how they could approach God in prayer. Today in our private lives and in corporate worship we also pray to God. We offer praise, seek intercession and offer...

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Your Whole World

Your Whole World

You have probably heard the song ‘He’s got the whole world in his hand.’ Maybe you’d even like to sing it with me. The song is a powerful reminder that God is at work in creation. That God is the creator, redeemer and sustainer. As I prepared for this morning’s sermon...

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Preparing for Sunday: Your Whole World

Preparing for Sunday: Your Whole World

If I asked you to describe your whole world what would you say? Would you define your world as the space you inhabit, the house you live in, the job that you have? Would your whole world consist of your family and friends? Perhaps you might include the issues you find...

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Prayer on Success and Failure

Prayer on Success and Failure

Gracious God, A day comes When we must face the fact That the curve of our life sweeps downward. If misfortune falls upon us, its sign are sudden. We are not thinking of the swift blows of drastic change. We would talk with you of the day That is like yesterday, And...

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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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