In the final weeks of the church year, we look forward to God’s promised future, and contemplate what it means to be disciples called to work toward that promised future. Though these stories from Matthew are a little strange, Jesus’ promise at the end of the Gospel remains at the heart of our life and work: “And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
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.
St. Andrew’s Book Sale and BazaarFriday 12 December 11:30-2:30
-Handicrafts made by refugee artists
-An excellent selection of second hand books
“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