When I hear the word ‘Egypt’ in worship, my first and sometimes only thought tends to be of the enslavement of the ancient Hebrews. How much I neglect, or forget! Remember how prior Jacob and his sons were rescued by Joseph from famine, and offered refuge by a Pharaoh? Egypt proved to be the land of refuge several times, before and after the Exodus. This morning as Christians we remember with particular gratitude that it was in Egypt where the holy family found refuge – the Jewish king Herod intended evil, but Egypt welcomed the Christ Child and God used this welcome to extend salvation to all humanity. This morning we remember this story, the history of the Christian faith in Egypt, and the Christians of Egypt today.
Have a look at the Order of Service below, and join us! There is a nursery for infants and a programme for children during the service. There is free parking on the streets about and in the public lot behind the church just off Queen Street. For those with mobility challenges, there is a dedicated entrance (and washroom) through the far west door along Princess Street.