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Christ, be our light!  

Shine in our hearts.  Shine through the darkness.

Christ, be our light!

Shine in your church gathered today.

-“Christ, Be Our Light,” Evangelical Lutheran Worship, #715

 

In this season of Epiphany, we hear the good news for all people.  We are invited to follow Christ, to “come and see,” and to witness the light that shatters the darkness.

We look to Christ, who calls us to be one, breaking down the human-made barriers.  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.

Whether you are passing through Cairo or here to stay for awhile, know that you are welcome at St. Andrew’s.

 

 

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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