This Time after Pentecost (the long church season between Pentecost and Advent) is a season of growth. We hear stories from the Gospels of John and Mark about Jesus’ teaching and healing. We are challenged in our own faith journeys to encounter the realities of life, death, and resurrection all around us.
As we enter into Fall, we also know that it is a time of transition for many people. Some are coming to Cairo for the first time, or, having drunk the water, are returning! Others are saying good-bye. Whether you are passing through Cairo or here to stay for awhile, know that you are welcome at St. Andrew’s.
We are an international and ecumenical church, coming from many places and Christian backgrounds. Communion is served on the first and third Fridays of each month. All baptized Christians are welcome at Christ’s table.
“Jesus says, ‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.’
Come, you who feel far from God’s embrace, a stranger to God’s promises, unsure of God’s love.
Come from behind the walls that surround you: hostility that consumes, fear that entombs, and pride that divides and destroys.
Come, you who long for peace on earth: peace among nations and between peoples, peace in your homes and in your hearts.
Come, you who seek healing in the world: freedom for the captive and for the captor, hope for the hungry and for the greedy.
Do not fear. Come to the cross of Christ Jesus, where, lifted up, he gathers all things to himself, ending our divisions, becoming our peace, and granting us God’s abundant life.”
-from “Christ our Peace,” Holden Prayer Around the Cross