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Week beginning 28 February 2021
Second Sunday in Lent
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THIS SUNDAY

 
9 am Holy Communion
(using the traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer)

11 am Holy Communion 
Mark 8.31–38
Leader: the Chaplain
Preacher: Nicolette Kirk
Order of service for Holy Communion
The 11am service is live streamed on our facebook page, moscowanglican or the home page of www.standrewsmoscow.com, and is then put on our YouTube channel. We would love to be able to live stream directly to our YouTube channel, but for this to happen we need 1000 subscriptions. So far we only need 800+ more subscribers!! Please do subscribe and ask others to do so. 
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12.30 pm Group after the service
Youth group: Different kinds of prayer

Refreshments and soup will be served after the service. Donations will be collected for the Bishop's Lent appeal (see further below for more details)
 
ST ANDREWS YOUTH GROUP

A group for those aged 18 - 30, that usually meets after our 11am service on Sunday.
If you want to know more about youth meetings contact Mary

SUNDAY SCHOOL AT HOME

 
Our Sunday school is currently not meeting, but we will provide sheets and a take away bag (with craft and snack) to occupy children during the service, and we will also try to involve them a bit in the services.
There is, however, an area for small children in the chapter room (the room next to the church), but they need to be accompanied and we ask you to bring toys along with you. 

Following Jesus isn’t always easy, we may get teased at school or have to give up some things other friends might be doing because we want to live with God’s rule in our lives. God doesn’t give up on us and he sends Jesus to show us how.

Mark 8:31-38 (NRSVA)


Bible Gateway
Taking the Easy Way Out Children's Sermon
Theme: Discipleship is not easy Objects: A deck of cards and perhaps a book on magic tricks.

Sermons4Kids
Playing for Keeps Children's Sermon
Theme: What does it profit if a man gains the whole world and loses his soul? Objects: A bag of marbles

Sermons4Kids
 

FORTHCOMING SERVICES


Morning prayer is live streamed Monday - Friday at 8:30am, and Saturdays at 9am.
You can find us on our facebook page or the home page of our website.
 
The text of morning and evening prayer can be found by clicking here or by downloading the app: Daily Prayer.
Tuesday 2 March
7:30 pm Zoom bible study 
https://zoom.us/j/93708117536
We are looking at 1 Corinthians 7


Wednesday 3 March
7:30 pm Holy Communion followed by a reflective Bible study and the Jesus Prayer

Thursday 4 March
9:30 pm Night Prayer on Zoom
https://zoom.us/j/93335199027
During Lent we will be saying Night Prayer (Compline) on Zoom. We will open Zoom at 9:15 and close immediately Night Prayer concludes
Sunday 7 March: Third Sunday in Lent
9:00 am Holy Communion
(using the traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer)
11:00 am Holy Communion 
followed a simple lunch of soup and bread, with donations towards the Bishop's Lent appeal. 
SERVICE ROTAS
 
If you are already on the rota for welcoming, reading or leading intercessions, the sign up sheet is available here.
We need people to welcome, read and lead the intercessions at our services. 
if you are currently not on the rotas, and would like to be on the rota, please email Giles
CHARITY CLOTHES LAVOCHKA 
Reduce,💚Reuse,💚Recycle
An opportunity to give your beloved items a new life and to provide clothes and funds for those in need. If you would like to look for something different to wear then the lavochka will be open downstairs in room 4 from 2pm to 6pm on Saturdays and is being run by Sasha and Saida. If you are able to donate clothes, please leave them at St Andrew’s either during the week or at the Lavochka on Saturdays.
More information at  https://instagram.com/_lavochka_na_voznesenskom...
THE RESTORATION CHALLENGE
The restored west end of the Church. Work was done in 2018 with funds from the City Restoration Programme
Regrettably we did not receive funding from the City subsidy fund for works on the roof in 2021. However, following a meeting organised by the Patriarchate with St Andrew's and the Department of Culture and Heritage, we have been assured of the Patriarchate's support, that we are still in the City Programme, and that we can resubmit plans for funds for work to be done on the roof in 2022.

Our task for this year is therefore to raise funds for the design projects and architects' drawings for both the church interior and parsonage. These are required before we can do any further actual works. Last year, because of COVID, we did not even attempt to fundraise, and our target for this year is $135000.  
FUTURE EVENTS
 
GIVING TO ST ANDREW'S
 
Click here to find out how to give to St Andrew's
We now have the facility for people who wish to make a gift in Rubles (RUB) via Sperbank. If you have an account with Sperbank there is no commission. If you use another bank there may be a small commission. Please use the QR code below.
Click here for link to the 
2021 Bishop’s Lent Appeal for the English Church of Liège (Belgium)
PRAYER
The 'Daily Prayer' app from the Church of England, which offers morning and evening prayer, is quite long and wordy. Many people are finding that the app Time to Pray is more helpful. It has a shortened form of daily prayer and also night prayer, which can be read or listened to. Try it out by clicking here!
- Pray for relations between Russia, Europe and the US. Pray particularly for the diplomats who are members of our congregation, that God will give them wisdom and integrity in their work. 
- Pray for the work of the clothes Lavochka, and for Sasha and Saida.
- Continue to pray for the work of the restoration, for Pat and Dmitry, and for the necessary funding that we need to do the design projects

- Pray for those in our congregation, and those we know, who are unemployed. Pray that people will be able to find suitable work as the economy begins to develop. 
- We give thanks for the improving situation with COVID, and for the vaccines. Continue to pray for those who are sick and those who care for them.

- We continue to pray for Sergei who is critically ill, and for others in need. Pray for Michele recovering from some slipped disks. 
- Pray for those who grieve, especially Yulia, one of our organists after the death of her mother.  We commend her into God's hands.

HELP US TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOU

 
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St Andrew's Moscow
Voznesensky Pereulok 8/5
Tel (Administrator): 7 (925) 682 7148
administrator@standrewsmoscow.org

Verger: Marina Putrenko
Chaplain: Rev Canon Malcolm Rogers
Wardens: Dan Culbertson, Daniel Wamriew


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