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...

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...

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...
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...

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,...

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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