St. Andrew’s Community Announcements: December 30, 2011

Happy New Year!

We are half way through the Christmas season here in Cairo, with western Christmas Day behind us and New Year and Coptic Christmas still to come!  I hope you all had a happy and blessed Christmas Day and pray that God will give you every blessing in the New Year ahead.  The  Christmas Day service held jointly with the Cairo Christian Fellowship was a great success and we look forward to working together in the coming year.

The work on refinishing the wooden floor in the Guild Hall is underway and should be completed in the next few days.  We aim to begin work on both the bathrooms and kitchen in the New Year.  Work has also been completed repainting the inside of the caravans and new halogen external flood lighting around the church compound and new lighting in the sanctuary was installed in early December.

All in all, we are ready to enter the New Year in a spirit of optimism and hope in God’s provision, despite the problems of 2011 in Egypt and the continuing uncertainty in this land.  God has his plans for Egypt and, indeed, for St. Andrew’s.

Christmas and New Year Worship Schedule

Friday, 30th December, 10 am, Morning Worship

Sunday, 1st January.  No Evening Prayer Service.

Friday, 6th January, 10 am, Morning Worship

Sunday, 8th January.  Evening Prayer returns.

Nominating Committee for Council and StARS Board

The Church Council is forming a nominating committee to help facilitate the election of new church council members to one year terms.  The Annual Meeting of the congregation will be held on the final Friday of January, 2012.  If you are interested in serving on Church Council, speak to Iain Baxter.  Stay tuned for more announcements regarding this Committee and the nominations process.

Sign up for Assisting in Worship

A new signup sheet for worship assistants has been prepared.  Please sign up to share your gifts with us by reading in church, providing refreshments or giving the flowers. Thank you for sharing in our ministry in these ways.


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