St. Andrew’s Community Announcements: February 1, 2012

Dear Friends,

Last week we had an excellent Annual General Meeting where we received reports prepared by Pastor Peter before his departure, and elected the Church Council for 2012 and two congregational representatives to the new StARS Board.  The names of those elected are posted below.

In Friday morning’s sermon, we looked at the theme of authority in the church, and then on Sunday evening we considered the meaning of spiritual authority.  Following a request at the AGM, sermon texts will now be posted on this website’s new Media page.  Past sermons from the beginning of January have been uploaded, and we hope to start audio recordings of the sermons this week.  They will also be available on the website.

The skype prayer meeting continues on Tuesday evening at 7pm, and from next week an automatic email alert will be sent out on Tuesday morning and thirty minutes before the time.  Lots of people have said they keep forgetting that it is happening and if you would like to receive the alert send an email to

Attendance at the Evening Prayer service has been low over the past couple of weeks, so if you would like to join us please come.  It is a quiet, mediative, candle-lit service of prayer and worship, with a shorter sermon.  Those of us who take part, feel that to share in an uplifting time of peace and reflection amongst the noise of the city, it is worth the hastle of the journey across Cairo.

Our usual Friday morning bible study resumes this week at about 11:30 am following morning worship.

I hope you all have a great week and that many of you who are resident in Cairo will be able to join with us this weekend.

Many blessings,


Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting was held on Friday 27th January after Morning Worship
The following Church Council and StARS Board members were elected:

Church Council                             Stars Board

Iain Baxter                                   Jacob Chew
Pamela Chase                             Trish Wiebe
Marilyn Hansmann                    
Sally Michael                            
Linda Nygard
Erin Odgers-Chew
Emmanuel Omoniyi
Nazli Rizk

Bible Study

There will be the usual Bible Study following Friday’s morning service.
Piano Recital

Janice Gray will give a piano recital on Friday 10th February at 2 pm in aid of StARS.  Please pass on the word about this.  A poster is available on the Media page  for you to printout and display . 
Skype Prayer Meeting

We will have another skype prayer meeting on Tuesday at 7pm.  Add “iainbaxter” as a skype contact to join in.


This Week’s Readings

Malachi 3:1-4
Psalm 84 or Psalm 24:7-10
Hebrews 2:14-18
Luke 2:22-40


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