We are all back in the normal swing of things as if Christmas never happened. Sunday’s Evening Prayer service has resumed at 7pm and we will be sharing the prayers from the Methodist Covenant Service this coming Friday. It still seems strange without Pastor Peter to lead and guide us, though!
The New Year is traditionally time for New Year’s resolutions and, amid the promises to eat less and exercise more, we can use this as a time to resolve to deepen and grow in our relationship with God. This is what the Covenant Service pledges us to do, both as individuals and as a church together. The promises of the Covenant Service are listed below so that we can consider them before we come to church on Friday. I hope we will all see 2012 as a year of growth and new opportunities.
We want to keep going with social activities, too, and it has been suggested that we go to see the movie Warhorse when arrives in Cairo. It should be here in Cairo sometime in January so watch this space and check the website!
Well, Happy New Year to all,
Covenant Service Promises
I am no longer my own but yours.
Your will, not mine, be done in all things,
wherever you may place me,
in all that I do and in all that I may endure;
when there is work for me and when there is none;
when I am troubled and when I am at peace.
Your will be done when I am valued and when I am disregarded;
when I find fulfillment and when it is lacking;
when I have all things, and when I have nothing.
I willingly offer all I have and am to serve you, as and where you choose.
Glorious and blessèd God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
you are mine and I am yours.
May it be so for ever.
Let this covenant now made on earth be fulfilled in heaven.
Annual General Meeting
Friday 27th January after Morning Worship
Nominations are now closed for the Church Council and StARS Board positions.
The candidates are as follows:
Church Council Stars Board
Eric Asomugha Eric Asomugha
Iain Baxter Jacob Chew
Pamela Chase Nazli Rizk
Marilyn Hansmann Trish Wiebe
New Virtual Meeting
We are considering having a virtual prayer meeting on Tuesday evenings as it is very difficult for many people to travel downtown during the week.
Everyone would logon to skype at 7pm on Tuesday for a group call, where we could pray for concerns of the church, the world and each individual. You wouldn’t even have to be in Cairo to take part! If you would be interested in this, send your skype name to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not on skype you can join for free if you have a computer, internet connection (which you must have to see this website), and a headset.
Preparations for January 25th
Jacob has passed on the warning about possible trouble around the January 25th anniversary of the revolution. With this in mind, please make sure you are well stocked with food, water and so on, just in case it becomes difficult to go out to shop. You should have enough for two to three weeks if possible. Hopefully there will be no problems, but if there are please check here on the church website for any cancellation of services. This information will also be sent out by email if possible.
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