HCC Christmas Eve Service – 2019

HCC’s Christmas Eve Service is planned for Tuesday, December 24 starting at 7pm. This is our annual tradition with reading the scriptures and singing some favorite Carols. There is always a Christmas Story for the children and the tradition of lighting the candles starting from the Christ Candle on the Advent Wreath.

Christmas Carols at the Basilica – Dec 12 @ 7:30pm

Christmas Carols at the Basilica will be celebrated on Thursday, December 12th from 7:30pm – 9:30pm.

Come and join us in worshiping and proclaiming the truth of Jesus’ birth! The angles proclaimed the good news, and we want to follow their example. Come and rejoice with us! Our Savior was born in Bethlehem many years ago and is born again in our hearts today.

The lovely tradition of hearing the scripture that recorded Jesus’ birth, and singing carols in response, has filled the Basilica with wondrous music for many years. It is heartwarming to hear carols familiar to us from country to country, and year to year. There is one universal church, and you are welcome to join and participate or be blessed by hearing the good news!

This is a combined churches service from St Clare’s, the Basilica, and HCC. It is an Interdenominational, International, English language service, and all are welcome. Many from HCC take leading parts in this lovely, yearly service. We hope that all those who are not usually able to attend church may come to hear about our Lord’s birth.

The Basilica is located on Al Haram St, Korba, Heliopolis. Copy and paste this link for a map to find the Cathedral Basilica:
https://goo.gl/maps/AukLN2pqFuq

All are welcome! Please invite your friends and neighbors too.

 

Worship Evening Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7pm

You are invited!

You are invited to join with us for an evening of worship on Friday, October 18, starting at 7pm.
What a joyful time – to come and worship the LORD. We are blessed with this freedom here in Egypt, and we are very grateful for this. It is a significant time, when we gather in Jesus’ Name and unite to worship, pray, and read the Word together.

As we humble ourselves, come into agreement with the Grace and Truth that Jesus brought, and in agreement with each other in praising and rejoicing in the LORD, please consider these scriptures:

Psalm 104:33
I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

Psalm 146:2 I will praise the Lord while I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

Romans 14:11 For it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall give praise to God.”

Welcome Meal (Potluck) – Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 5:30pm

It’s almost like a new year here at HCC, when many new comers arrive during August and September. Also, many of those who traveled for the summer have returned.
Well, it’s more like a Family Reunion! Time to get caught up with what folks did during the summer, and a great time to get to know our new arrivals.

We will meet in the fellowship hall at 5:30pm. Please bring plenty of your favorite foods to share. We need to just sit and talk to those who have moved here and share some of our own experiences about adjusting to a new culture.

This is a great opportunity to connect and reconnect and encourage each other, and to have a bite to eat.

Piano Concert – Friday, March 15 at 6pm

March 15 @ 6pm:
Piano Concert by Marilynn Ham.

Mrs. Ham has compiled many books of Christian music and is well received everywhere that she plays. Starting at 6pm, you are encouraged to invite your friends to an evening of beautifully arranged and performed Christian Music!

(It’s free.)

Farewell Brunch for Pastor Dan & Kathy @ 10:30am on Friday, March 8, 2019

Pastor Dan and Kathy’s time as our pastoral couple is coming to an end. We know that we will miss them very much. Even though we are an expatriate church where people are continually coming and going, it is always hard to say “good-bye.”

We are planning this Farewell Brunch to give everyone a chance to say “good-bye” and share what’s on their hearts.

The brunch will start right after the worship service, at 10:30am on Friday, March 8th. It will be potluck style with everyone bringing lite foods to share.

We will have time to bless and encourage Pastor Dan and Kathy as they prepare for this transition and the next steps in their lives.

Worship Evening on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 @ 6pm

You are invited!

You are invited to join with us for an evening of worship on Friday, February 15, starting at 6pm.
What a joyful time – to come and worship the LORD. We are blessed with this freedom here in Egypt, and we are very grateful for this. It is a significant time, when we gather in Jesus’ Name and unite to worship, pray, and read the Word together.

As we humble ourselves, come into agreement with the Grace and Truth that Jesus brought, and in agreement with each other in praising and rejoicing in the LORD, please consider these scriptures:

Psalm 104:33
I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

Psalm 146:2 I will praise the Lord while I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

Romans 14:11 For it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall give praise to God.”

Christmas Eve Candle Light Service – Monday, December 24, 2018

HCC’s Christmas Eve Candle Light Service will start at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 24th.

Each year, we are blessed to be able to gather together to worship, praise, sing carols and lift up the name of the LORD Jesus as we celebrate the remembrance of His birth on earth. What a privilege and pleasure to do so here in Egypt, the country that Joseph and Mary brought Him to not long after his birth.

Come and celebrate with us! All are welcome.

4th Advent Reading – for December 21, 2018

4th Advent Reading – for December 21, 2018

We plan to light the fourth candle on the Advent Wreath to remember that God gives us Peace.

Scripture: Luke 2:10-14
“’Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’ Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

Candle Lighting:
During the past 3 weeks we lit candles to remember God’s Promise, Hope and Joy.
As we light the final Advent candle of peace, let it remind us to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ, the Prince of Peace.

Prayer: Father, we thank you for reveling yourself though Jesus, and we praise you for the greatness of your love. Help us to share your peace with others and live our lives more like Christ every day. In His name we pray. Amen.

3rd Friday of Advent – December 14, 2018

3rd Advent reading – Joy (for December 14, 2018)

“We light the third candle on the Advent Wreath to remember that God gives us Joy.”

Scripture: Isaiah 9:6-7

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor,Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.”

The first candle was to highlight preparation and peace, remember the voice crying out in the wilderness, “prepare ye the way of the Lord.”

The second candle was to highlight hope and expectation, recalling God’s promise to send a Savior.

The third candle is to highlight Joy.

Response: May our hearts be forever filled with the joy of His coming.

Prayer: “Father, we are filled with joy because we have hope and peace that you have sent your son for all that believe. Help us to be the voices that proclaim grace and truth. In Christ name we pray. Amen.”