Christmas at St. Andrew’s
Sunday 23 December at 6:00 PM—Joint Service with Cairo Christian Fellowship
Monday 24 December at 7:00 PM—Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Tuesday 25 December at 10:00 AM—Joint Christmas Service with South Sudanese congregations
We are an international, ecumenical congregation. We come from many places, speak many languages (though we worship in English), and, yet, are united in Christ’s name.
The baptismal font is in the center of our worship space, as a reminder that we are called together as the body of Christ, united in baptism to be the family of God. You are welcome to dip your fingers in the water, remembering that you are a child of God.
We celebrate communion weekly and invite all baptized Christians, including children, to Christ’s table.
Don’t worry about what to wear–we are a “come as you are” kind of place.
Don’t worry about what to say–everything is printed out and you can participate as you feel comfortable. Our liturgy (literally–the work of the people) and music reflect the ecumenical nature of our congregation, with music led by organ, piano, guitar, or sung a capella.
Children are welcome in worship. For the first 25-30 minutes, they can also join in a multi-age “Sunday-on-a-Friday” School class, and then come in for the last part of worship. Whenever possible, we invite children to assist in parts of the worship service. Baptized children of any age are welcome at Christ’s table.
Come, as you are, whoever you are, and where ever you come from.
You are welcome.
Come, you who hunger for justice. Come feast on God’s promise to feed the hungry, lift up the lowly, and set the captive free.
Come, you who thirst for mercy. Come drink from the water of life, God’s power to pardon, strengthen, and heal.
Come, you who long for peace among nations and between peoples, peace in our homes and our hearts.
Come, all who are weary and heavy laden. Come to the river of life, lay down your burdens, and pour out your prayers before the throne of the Lamb.
-From “For the Healing of the Nations,” Holden Prayer Around the Cross