Primer for Sunday Worship: Hope is a Star

Primer for Sunday Worship: Hope is a Star

The wise men found Jesus by following a light in the heavens. They followed a star and were led to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Today we also have lights. We decorate our houses with lights, we place ornaments and lights on Christmas trees which brighten up our...

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A Prayer of Hope

A Prayer of Hope

Advent begins this Sunday. With the start of Advent the Church calendar begins anew and we await the Christ child with expectant hope. Advent is a time of preparation. A time when we get ready to receive Jesus into our lives once again. Much of Western society focuses...

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Be the Sheep

Be the Sheep

Welcome to winter. Over the past week we have welcomed the snow, the wind and the cold. It’s not that we aren’t used to winter weather, we just prefer to wait a little longer. The last few years we didn’t see snow until January, so having the white stuff appear at the...

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Preparing for Sunday: Sheep and Goats

Preparing for Sunday: Sheep and Goats

On the surface our message for this Sunday is one of judgement. The parable ends with one group, the goats, receiving eternal punishment. The other, the sheep, receive eternal life. Which makes you want to jump up and down saying "I'm a sheep! Please put me with the...

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Praying the Psalms

Praying the Psalms

The Psalms are a wonderful resources when you are struggling with prayer. Often in our prayer life we can get stuck or find ourselves in a rut. We find ourselves praying for the same thing repeatedly. In some instances this can frustrate us and in our frustration we...

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St. Andrew’s Winter Newsletter

St. Andrew’s Winter Newsletter

The St. Andrew's Winter Newsletter has been published. If you are unable to pick up your copy your elder will deliver it to you. Alternatively you can download a copy of the Newsletter by clicking on the following link: St. Andrew's Winter 2014 Newsletter Thank you to...

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Talents

Talents

I have never liked the parable of the talents. The handling of the third servant has never rested well with me. Tossing that servant into the outer darkness, where there is weeping and the gnashing of teeth. I have never liked it. I have questioned my whole life is...

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Preparing for Sunday Worship: Talents

Preparing for Sunday Worship: Talents

A local church was hosting Stewardship Awareness Sunday. The goal was to raise awareness about the variety of activities the congregation was engaged in. As part of the initiative everyone in the congregation was being offered $20 seed money. The hope was that people...

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Christmas Tea & Bazaar

Christmas Tea & Bazaar

A reminder that this Saturday at St. Andrew's we will be having our Christmas Tea & Bazaar. All are welcome to attend this event in the life of the church. Doors open at 11:30 and the Bazaar runs until 2. Admission to the Tea room is: $6 for adults, and $2 for...

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Prayer of Remembrance

Prayer of Remembrance

Today is Remembrance Day. Today is a day when we remember those who have fought in past wars. Fighting for the cause of freedom, liberty and ultimately for peace. Regrettably, conflict and war are still a part of our everyday life. Though the battles are fought in far...

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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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