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ST ANDREW'S CHURCH, MOSCOW
serving the international community
Voznesensky Pereulok 8/5
Tel (Administrator): 7 (925) 682 7148
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29 November 2020
Advent Sunday
Previous weeks updates can be found here

THIS SUNDAY

 
9 am Holy Communion (Traditional language)
 
11 am Holy Communion
The service will be live streamed on our facebook page,
or the home page of www.standrewsmoscow.com
Leader and Preacher: the chaplain

 
Click here for Sunday's readings and order of service
12.30 pm Groups after the service
The Confirmation group will meet next week
Liturgy group (not meeting till next week, 29 November)

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
Click here to find out how to give to St Andrew's
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. 

November 29

To St Andrew's Children!
When you're at school or doing some homework do you sometimes drift off and start to day dream? Then your teacher or your mum suddenly says "Wake up, pay attention!" and you get back on track.  

In our bible story today from Mark 13.24-37 Jesus is telling his friends about when He will come again to the earth in the future. We don't know when but He says we need to stay alert, to pay attention and live in a way that shows we are ready for Him. 

Help!  How do we do that?
 😲
Jesus says two things will help us, firstly - we need to keep reading and listening to God's word - the bible - because, even if all the things around us are changing and getting worn out, God's word will never disappear (v 31), and secondly we have to watch and pray (v 37), that means keep relying of Jesus, thanking Him for all we have everyday.  
That's what you're doing now! Hooray!

Here's the link to the session: waiting_place.htm

THIS WEEK


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.
Monday 30 November
8:00 pm Diocesan Service: ‘Journeying into Advent with Mark’
A Service of Meditations for the Beginning of Advent

Led by Rt Rev’d Dr Robert Innes 
Reflections by Dr Clare Amos (Director of Lay Discipleship, Diocese in Europe)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGJClP-qZ1YGN_4CUhIqi4g


Tuesday 1 December
7:30 pm Zoom bible study 
https://zoom.us/j/93708117536
Over the next three weeks we are looking at the first three chapters of Genesis


Wednesday 2 December
7:30 pm Holy Communion, followed by a reflective Bible study and the Jesus Prayer

Sunday 6 December 
9:00 am Holy Communion (traditional language)
11:00 am Holy Communion with nativity play

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 Hope. 
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

- Continue to pray for the authorities as they make decisions about COVID, and for those who work in our hospitals and health centres. Thank God for the vaccines and pray for those who work on the production and distribution of vaccines.
- 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. 
- Remember to pray for Vverh who used to be based at St Andrew's, and for the students

- Pray for those who are sick or are having to quarantine. Pray 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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Verger: Marina Putrenko
Chaplain: Rev Canon Malcolm Rogers
Wardens: Dan Culbertson, Daniel Wamriew






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