189 Years

189 Years

189 Years Today we celebrate 189 years as a community of faith. We reflect on how God has called and used this community in the past and the challenges and opportunities that await us in the future.  Scripture: John 21: 1-19Happy Anniversary! 189 years as a community...

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Trust versus Belief

Trust versus Belief 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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A Morning of Wonder and Expectation

A Morning of Wonder and Expectation

A Morning of Wonder and Expectation Easter blessings to you and those you love. Scripture: Luke 24: 1-12Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! We come to this morning with a sense of wonder and expectation. We are excited by the good news of Christ’s resurrection which...

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What Jesus do we Need Today?

What Jesus do we Need Today? 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...

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Acts of Beauty and Compassion

Acts of Beauty and Compassion

Acts of Beauty and Compassion Special thanks to Janet Leadbeater and Carol Anne MacInness for leading the service at the last minute due to Rev. Ellis being unavailable. Scripture: John 12: 1-8I want to start with the troubling aspect of this passage. The words of...

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Enter Into Joy

Enter Into Joy Why is it so difficult for the older son to see and experience the joy of the situation in the Parable of the Prodigal? Who do we identify with in this story, the Father who welcomes his son back, the son who squandered it all, or the son who remains...

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Not Your Parent’s Repentance Sermon

Not Your Parent's Repentance Sermon As we journey with Jesus through Lent a great many themes are explored. Today we look at repentance and ask what does Jesus really mean when he's asking us to repent. The question is seen through a passage about death and judgement...

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Resisting Temptation – It’s Not What You Think

Resisting Temptation - It's Not What You Think The first Sunday in Lent finds us travelling with Jesus into the wilderness where he will be tempted/tested by the devil. It is an extraoridnary passage that has much to teach us though we may be suprised by the heart of...

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Hope Beyond the Veil

Hope Beyond the Veil

Hope Beyond the Veil As Christians we place our hope in Christ. Hope for a better future, hope for peace, hope for equality and an equitable society. There is much that we hope for. Christ is the center of that hope. Our readings today establish that hope in a number...

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Be Merciful

Be Merciful Jesus provides a challenging message to us, love your enemies, be merciful. The exact opposite of how society tells us to react. Many movies follow a path of vengance not one of mercy. Joseph, in our passage from Genesis also selects a path of mercy and...

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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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