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13 December 2020
Third Sunday in Advent 
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Previous weeks updates can be found here
This Sunday we have the nativity skit in the morning at 11am and the carol service at 6:30pm.

The chaplain and Alison - who did both test positive for COVID but have had mild symptoms - need to quarantine until the 23 December.
Please note that services will continue as normal, although there will be be no 9am Sunday service until Sunday 10 January 

THIS SUNDAY

 
11 am Morning Prayer with nativity skit
The service will be live streamed on our facebook page,
or the home page of www.standrewsmoscow.com
Leader: Dan Culbertson   Preacher: Children and nativity skit
Order of service for morning prayer and the nativity skit
12.30 pm Groups after the service
The Confirmation group will meet after the service
Youth group:  Will discuss Isaiah (Natalya), John the Baptist (Mary) and St. Clara of Assisi (Olga)
 
Refreshments will be served after the service and there will be the opportunity to buy Advent Calendars, cards, Christmas puddings, mince pies and other items that would have been sold at the Christmas Bazaar
18.30 pm Carol service
Readings and order of service for the carol service
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

ST ANDREWS' 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. 

December 13

The Light of the World Children's Sermon | Sermons4Kids

THE NEW ORGAN IN ST ANDREW'S
On Sunday evening at our carol service, we will be using the new organ for the first time.
The organ was built by the German company Rohlfing-Kreienbrink in 1790, and restored in 1958. It has 34 registers and more than 2500 pipes. In 2016, the organ was purchased by Heavenly Bridge and brought to St Andrew's.
It is being installed by Ignatiy Izotov, chief organ master at the Zaryadye concert hall, and Vladislav Yodis, chief organ master at the Tchaikovsky concert hall.

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 15 December
7:30 pm Zoom bible study 
https://zoom.us/j/93708117536
We are looking at the first three chapters of Genesis


Wednesday 16 December
7:30 pm Evening Prayer, followed by a reflective Bible study and the Jesus Prayer

Sunday 20 December 
11:00 am Morning Worship 

Wednesday 23 December
7:30 pm Holy Communion followed by a reflective Bible study and the Jesus Prayer

Christmas Eve Midnight Communion
10:30 pm Holy Communion (this service is ticket only)

Christmas Day 
11:00 am Holy Communion
 
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.
 

BIBLE STUDY FROM THE BIBLE PROJECT


Why not use this Advent season as an opportunity to do a little more study? 

Click here for the study
During Advent, we will be using Bible Project videos to look at four biblical words: hope, peace, love and joy. Today we consider joy. 
Click here for a link to Bishop Robert's Christmas message
READING IN CHURCH AND LEADING INTERCESSIONS
 
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

PRAYER THIS WEEK


- Pray that, in the middle of all the uncertainty and unpredictability, we will know God's protection and peace. Pray for our nativity skit and carol service today, for the musicians, the singers 
- Give thanks for the new organ; pray for those who continue to complete the work, and pray that it might be a blessing that brings many to worship of God. 
- Continue to pray for the restoration project particularly as we submit documents requesting funding for work on the roof. Pray for our need next year to find about $150k for the next stages of the work. 
- Please pray for all of us, that we keep healthy and responsible. Pray for the chaplain and Alison, and particularly for those who have COVID seriously, and those who care for them. 
- Pray for those who are sick - for patience and for healing. Continue to pray for Volodya our guard. 

HELP US TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOU


If you are not on our whatsapp info group (it is just for information and is not a 'chat group'), and you would like to join, please click here 
If you would like to join the facebook community group, please go to our facebook page and ask to join the group.
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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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