Declare God’s Love

Declare God’s Love

Declare God's Love This past week Rev. Ellis attended the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. General Assembly ran from Sunday through Wednesday evening, full days of debate and discussion about the church and its mission in the world. As a result...

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God’s Family

God’s Family

God's Family 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 theme of...

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The Greatest Promise of All

The Greatest Promise of All

The Greatest Promise of All Today is Trinity Sunday, where we celebrate the Triune aspect of God: Father Son  Holy Spirit Our passage dealing with the Trinity comes from the words of Jesus as we find them in John's gospel. Jesus is speaking with Nicodemus, a leader...

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The Pouring Out of God’s Spirit

The Pouring Out of God’s Spirit

The Pouring Out of God's Spirit Today is Pentecost Sunday, when we recognize and acknowledge the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is referred to by Jesus as the Advocate, that which will come and remain with us after Jesus himself is gone. In the dramatic reading from...

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A Dangerous Place

A Dangerous Place

A Dangerous Place One of the most reassuring aspects of scripture is the knowledge that Jesus prays for us. Our passage from John's gospel today features such an occassion. It is the reason that Jesus is praying for the disciples and us that is more concerning. The...

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Abide in God’s Love

Abide in God’s Love

Abide in God's Love What does love look like? In many ways love as Jesus describes it in our passage today is love in action. Less an emotion and more a tangible act that we undertake. What the passage makes clear is that God's love is important, central to the...

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Trust in God

Trust in God

Trust in God Today St. Andrew's celebrates it's birthday and it is fitting that our gospel passage focuses on trust. Not just our trust in God, but God's trust in us. The Psalmist proclaims it and Jesus tells us that he is the true vine and that so long as we dwell in...

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The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd We have two well known passages today: Psalm 23 and Jesus' words on being The Good Shepherd from John's gospel. Both passages speak to God's abiding care for creation and us. They also remind us that God's love extends beyond us to all people. This...

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Services – April 18, 2021

Services – April 18, 2021

Services - April 18, 2021 Rev. Ellis is on vacation this week. Below you will find information on a variety of different services from other Presbyterian church's within our Presbytery. I hope that this Sunday you are able to find a service to view or perhaps to spend...

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What Part Will You Play?

What Part Will You Play?

What Part Will You Play? Our passage from John's gospel this week is well known. It features the disciples in the upper room and focuses on the declaration of Thomas after he sees the wounds on Jesus' body. It is also where we get the catch phrase doubting Thomas. ...

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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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