As you will have read, we had an excellent piano recital by Janice Gray last Friday. You can still watch the video on YouTube and make a donation to St. Andrew’s Refugee Services. Our skype prayer meeting failed to take place this week – as I forgot! Sorry! Hopefully, we will continue with our round-the-world prayer next Tuesday!
There are three special events coming up shortly: firstly, we have a joint Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday 22nd. We join with our friends from All Saint’s Cathedral for this event and this year it will be hosted at St. Andrew’s. Secondly, on the following Friday we have our Pancake Day! It will be a little late as it should be on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, when all the left-over fat is traditionally used up before the start of Lent. Cairo traffic makes it much easy for us to share in this event following the Friday morning worship, however. Finally, we are hoping to have a retreat to Anafora over the weekend of western Easter. Please sign up if you would like to be part of this great time together.
We are surrounded by much uncertainty in Egypt at this time, but this Friday we will celebrate the feast of the transfiguation of Jesus. Let us remember that whatever happens he is with us, and pray for a renewed vision of Jesus in our lives.
Have a great week,
Skype Prayer Meeting
We will have another skype prayer meeting on Tuesday at 7pm. Add “iainbaxter” as a skype contact to join in.
The next Church Council meeting will be on Tuesday 28th February at 5:30. Members of both the out-going and new council are invited to attend.
This Week’s Readings
First reading: 2 Kings 2:1-12
Psalm: Psalm 50:1-6
Second reading: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Gospel: Mark 9:2-9