Welcome

On October 31, we will celebrate the legacy of the Protestant reformation.  Our ecumenical congregation bears witness to the ever changing, always reforming nature of the church.  Coming from many backgrounds and many places, we are united as brothers and sisters in Christ.  On November 7, we will celebrate All Saints day, lighting candles to remember those loved ones who have died and are now members of the great cloud of witnesses with whom we are united in the promise of resurrection.  Join us on these Fridays, or any Friday.

Whether you are just passing through Cairo, or plan to stay for awhile, you are welcome at St. Andrew’s.  You’ll find Christians of many backgrounds and denominations, gathered to worship in Jesus’ name.  Communion is served on the first and third Fridays of the month and all baptized Christians are welcome at the Lord’s Table.  We sing and pray, hear God’s Word, and come together at the Lord’s Table as brothers and sisters in Christ, forgiven and loved, here in the heart of Cairo.

 

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                    Prayer for healing, wholeness, and peace                        August 29, 2014

 

“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