Going for a Walk

Going for a Walk

Going for a Walk The events from our gospel passage take place on Easter Day. For us they are several weeks removed. However, the events of Good Friday and the empty tomb loom large. Two disciples decide to leave Jerusalem and head for Emmaus. On the Road to Emmaus...

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Demanding God Show Up

Demanding God Show Up

Demanding God Show Up Throughout history the disciple Thomas has been given a bad rap. We call him Doubting Thomas because he refuses to believe that Jesus has risen unless he can physically see it. As I reflect on our passage from John and the role Thomas plays I...

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At Dawn

At Dawn

At Dawn Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! This is the ancient greeting we use on Easter morning to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. This Easter is unlike others in recent years due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. We wonder how we should celebrate Easter during this...

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Believe and Believe Again

Believe and Believe Again

Believe and Believe Again On Good Friday we are confronted by the death of Jesus. Acts of betrayal, denial corruption fill the narrative. In his gospel account John provides a rich tapestry for us, full of vivid images. As deal with the isolation forced upon us due to...

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Encountering Death

Encountering Death

Encountering Death This morning is Palm Sunday. It had been our intent to begin worship with a parade, waving palm branches and music. However, the circumstances of our present time with the Covid-19 Pandemic caused me to have a change of mind as I prepared for this...

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Called to Life

Called to Life

Called to Life We are in the season of lent and our passages today look at how God calls us to life. As we journey towards Jerusalem, Holy Week and Easter we are reminded of the call God does put on our lives. The Covid-19 Pendemic has changed much of our daily life,...

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The Call of the Christian

The Call of the Christian

The Call of the Christian We are being asked to stay home and practice Social Distancing as we seek to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19). What does this mean for a Christian, who as a faith have often put ourselves in harms way to help others? We will dig...

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Identity

Identity

Identity The Samaritan woman at the well is a familiar passage from scripture. It is a long dialogue between Jesus and an unnamed woman. The passage is fascinating for a variety of reasons, but a linger question is who are we in light of God's revelation to us in the...

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From Where Does My Help Come?

From Where Does My Help Come?

From Where Does My Help Come? Psalm 121 is known as the Traveller's Psalm. It speaks to the help we receive from God throughout all of life. While the majority of the Psalm takes the form of a priestly blessing, the harrowing question of where 'from where does my help...

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Right Relationships

Right Relationships

Right Relationships On this first Sunday of Lent the Lectionary texts have us looking at themes of sin, temptation and forgiveness. The Psalmist reminds us of how good it feels to confess and how much God enjoys forgiving. Meanwhile the Gospel text deals with the...

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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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