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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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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Give me Oil

Give me Oil

Weddings are interesting occasions, full of expectation and promise. A clash of family and friends, normally a joyous occasion. I have been privileged to witness many, many wedding banquets. My father owned a catering company and I began working for him when I nine. I...

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Walk Humbly

Walk Humbly

I’d like to start our time together this morning talking to you about pride. In doing so I would like to share with you some thoughts on pride from people far wiser than me. “Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.” ? Ann...

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The Greatest Law

The Greatest Law

I would like to go on a journey with you today, a journey back to the beginning. Not to the beginning of all things, but back to a beginning. Specifically, I would like to go back to the beginning of Matthew’s gospel. That long list of names that composes chapter one...

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Six Ways to be the Church

Six Ways to be the Church

I would like to have a conversation with you. I hope that’s alright. I would encourage you to respond as you feel led during this conversation. Answer for yourself, don’t worry about trying to answer with a collective voice. Ok, let’s see how this goes. ‘Good...

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What to Wear

Recently a few of us from St. Andrew’s attended a celebration event hosted by UCB Radio, the local Christian radio station in Cobourg. The night was designed to highlight how UCB Radio operates as a mission spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. There was music,...

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Rebellion, In the Name of Love

Rebellion, In the Name of Love

You have all heard the expression the straw that broke the camel’s back? Well, our gospel lesson from Matthew this morning is that proverbial straw. Jesus has entered into Jerusalem, he hast brought his ministry from the towns into the heart of Israel. He has cleared...

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In Whose Name

It was a high stakes take down. The lights and sirens were blaring, parked in such a way as to block in an offending car. The police approached the vehicle cautiously unsure of what might happen next. Fortunately, the suspect surrendered without a fight. Back at the...

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Two World Visions

My kids like to eat cereal for breakfast. No real surprise there and as far as they are concerned the more sugar the better. However, they like to eat their cereal dry with a glass of milk on the side. Now my boys are a little competitive and nothing makes me chuckle...

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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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