Praying for the World

Praying for the World

If you have been watching the news, reading the paper or scrolling through social media you know that the past few days have been difficult ones. With attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad we are reminded that all of the world is embroiled in conflict. Japan...

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Ode to Remembrance

Ode to Remembrance

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. - Robert Laurence Binyon

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Three Widows

Three Widows

What does it mean to give to the church? What does an offering look like? Today we will consider giving and offerings from the unlikely source of three widows. Text: Mark 12: 38-44 & Ruth 3: 1-5; 4: 13-17 Three Widows Benjamin Franklin said “There are...

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Preparing for Sunday: Make an Offering

Preparing for Sunday: Make an Offering

Widows are the main characters of our Bible passages this Sunday. In the Book of Ruth we have Naomi and Ruth. Mark's gospel lesson deals with the Widow's Offering. Last week when we considered Ruth we acknowledged that she was an unlikely individual to be listed in...

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Prayer for the Journey

Prayer for the Journey

Bless to me, O God, The earth beneath my foot, Bless to me, O God, The path whereon I go; Bless to me, O God, The thing of my desire; Thou Evermore of evermore, Bless Thou to me my rest. Bless to me the thing Whereon is set my mind, Bless to me the thing Whereon is...

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The Greatest Commandment

The Greatest Commandment

Today we begin a short series on the Book of Ruth. Ruth is a small book which is found in the Old Testament. It is a story which starts in the midst of famine, death and despair. However, throughout the Book of Ruth we see faithfulness towards God in action. We also...

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Pray the Psalms

Pray the Psalms

Last year around this time I wrote about Praying the Psalms. It is a theme that I would like to revisit this week. The Psalms are a window into the prayer and devotional life of the ancient Israelites. They provide an opportunity for us to discover ancient ways to...

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Job’s Transformation

Job’s Transformation

Today's sermon is our final on our series about Job. We consider the final chapter of Job and the transformation which takes place. You may want to read the article Preparing for Sunday: Job's Conclusion before reading the sermon. Text: Job 42 Job's Transformation...

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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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