Welcome

The church’s longest season, Pentecost, is well under way.  It’s a season of growth, symbolized by the color green.  We hear stories from the Gospel of Matthew that nurture our faith and challenge us, as we seek to be Christ followers.  We are called to live together in community.  As God’s people in this place, we support one another, pray for one another, and help each other grow in faith and service.

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