Called to the Vineyard

Called to the Vineyard

Called to the Vineyard This Sunday as I recuperate from surgery, I am happy to share with you a service prepared for Presbyterian Sharing Sunday by the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Amanda Currie. I pray that as you read the prayers, scriptures and...

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Don’t Stay on the Sidelines

Don’t Stay on the Sidelines

Don't Stay on the Sidelines Today's passage finds Jesus having an encounter with the Chief Priests and Elders in the temple of Jerusalem. They ask him where his authority comes from and Jesus replies with a question which ends up being a scathing rebuke.  If we were...

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Designed to Offend

Designed to Offend

Deisgned to Offend Our passages today focus on reconciliation, the hard work of forgiveness. It might not look that way at first glance, as the passages have more finger pointing in them than words of forgiveness.  However, if you dig deeper you will find that the...

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Practicing Forgiveness

Practicing Forgiveness

Practicing Forgiveness Today we continue our look at Matthew 18 and the subject of forgiveness. Peter asks Jesus how many times we must forgive and some of us make not like the answer! Jesus replies 77 times! If you've ever been wronged in a serious way, forgiving...

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Why Do We Forgive?

Why Do We Forgive? Our passages today focus on reconciliation, the hard work of forgiveness. It might not look that way at first glance, as the passages have more finger pointing in them than words of forgiveness.  However, if you dig deeper you will find that the...

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Contemplative by Catastrophe

Contemplative by Catastrophe

It is with great delight that I introduce the Rev. Dr. Kristine O'Brien. Kristine serves as the Director at Crieff Hills - Retreat & Conference Centre, which is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Crieff Hills holds a special place in my heart as I...

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Who Do You Say that I Am?

Who Do You Say that I Am? Where things happen in scripture is often as important as what happens or what is said. Today we are presented with a well known passage from Matthew's gospel. We know and remember this passage as it is where Peter declares that Jesus is,...

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What Concerns God

What Concerns God

What Concerns God Our passage from Matthew's gospel covers a few topics and at first glance does not appear to related. However, when we dig a little deeper we find that there is a connection and it tells us something rather profound, yet beautifully simple, about...

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What’s so Bad About Being in the Boat?

What’s so Bad About Being in the Boat?

What's so Bad About Being in the Boat? The story of Jesus walking on water is well known. It has been reproduced in art, spoofed in movies and used a measuring stick for our faithfullness. Why did you doubt is what Jesus asks Peter when he begins to sink. But would...

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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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