Worship

Services

St. Andrew's United Church of CairoWorship services at St. Andrew’s United Church of Cairo are held every Friday at 10:00 a.m. with Holy Communion celebrated the first and third weekend of each month.  Worship is held in our historic, 100-year-old building.

We are a casual, “come as you are” congregation.  We strive to make it a welcoming place.  We are native English speakers and people who speak many languages.  We are from many places.  We gather and are welcome in Jesus’ name.

Morning Worship, Fridays at 10 am

As Egypt is a predominantly Islamic country, Friday is the first day of the weekend.  Therefore, since offices and schools are closed, we meet for worship on Friday morning.  The worship service includes Scripture readings from the Revised Common Lectionary, as well as prayer, singing, and a sermon.  Holy Communion is served on the first and third Friday of each month.  After the service, we have fellowship with coffee and tea served in the Guild Hall.

Prayer for the Healing of the Nations, Every third Sunday at 7 pm and fifth Fridays at 10 am

We gather on the third Sunday of every month (and on fifth Fridays during our regular service) for a contemplative evening service adapted from the Holden Prayer around the Cross “For the Healing of the Nations.”  It is an opportunity to pray for nations, and people, around the world, and watch as light scatters the darkness.

Tradition

As an interdenominational and international congregation, our worship encompasses the fullness of Christian traditions. In practice, this means we have Presbyterian, Lutheran, and Reformed features incorporated into our liturgy. And when we share the peace, we walk about and share it with everybody. The rituals of our faith connect us to God’s people through the ages. The experience of worship involves not just our minds, but our whole selves.

When you attend worship at St. Andrew’s, you take your place among the people of God gathered around Word and Sacrament.  Holy Communion is at the heart of our life together.  In Holy Communion the risen Christ comes among us as we hear the Word, and share the bread and cup of the Lord’s Table.  We go forth to live as the body of Christ in the world, sharing the good news through word and deed.