THERE WILL BE MUSIC AT THE 11am SERVICE, BUT NO CONGREGATIONAL SINGING
Leader and president: The Chaplain
Preacher: Dan Culbertson
Theme: Luke 17.11-19
Tea and coffee will be served after the service. Please carefully follow instructions.
After the 11am service there are three possible groups you could join:
youth group: (for those aged 18-30):
This week the youth group are talking about relics and iconography from the first ages to the modern time and the following week about modern iconography and how it has changed during time
liturgy group: Kirill writes, "We are planning to revisit the entire contents of what we've managed to cover so far (which included a short overview of how the Common Worship liturgy came to be, its structure and the introductory prayers - up to and including the collect) in our first meeting, so everyone is most welcome to join even if they didn't attend the first four sessions".
confirmation group: For those who would like to find out more about the basics of the Christian faith, and how we live that faith as Anglican Christians.
People are required to wear masks and also to keep social distance. Please make use of the hand gel at the entrance to the church.
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.
Do you ever forget to say ‘thank you’? In the story today we see 9 people walk away after Jesus had healed them and only one returning to say ‘thank you’. Harvest is a time to give thanks for the way God has provided for us in our world and to pray for and give to people who don’t have everything they need. Ask God to show you how you can be generous with the things you have this week and to help you to be thankful for all that he gives you.
Tuesday 13 October 7:30 pm Zoom bible study
We are looking at the Prophets in the Old Testament and this week we will be reading Hosea 1-3 https://zoom.us/j/97418788377
Wednesday 14 October 7:30 pm Holy Communion, followed by a reflective Bible study and the Jesus Prayer
Sunday 15 October
9:00 am Holy Communion (traditional language)
11:00 am Holy Communion
The youth group and confirmation group will meet after the service
DURING THE HARVEST SEASON
Over the next few weeks, we are collecting for the work of the Salvation Army with homeless people. We are looking for non-perishable food (in tins and packets), soap and shampoo etc. Warm blankets, coats and boots (especially men’s) are also welcomed (for us to give to cold callers). Donations can be brought to our Sunday service or left during the week (given to the guard and ask him to give them to the chaplain). Please put any cash donations in clearly marked envelopes.
WANTED: OLD MOBILE PHONES
Do you have an old unused phone? We may be able to give them a new home with someone in need of a phone. Please speak to the chaplain or to Louise.
The confirmation group will usually meet after the 11am service (although some sessions may be by zoom). If you are interested in finding out more about the Christian faith, about Anglicanism, and how to find faith and to grow in your faith, then this is for you.
We do not know when our next service of confirmation will be. This will depend on when a Bishop is able to visit Moscow. Click here if you would like to find out more about confirmation, or contact the chaplain
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
GIVING TO ST ANDREW'S
THANK YOU very much to those who have given via yandex or in other ways.
At the moment we have limited income coming in from concerts and events, and are dependent on your donations. You can give on Sundays, or via the chaplain, or direct at https://moscowanglican.org/roubles/
If you would like to give through Yandex on our website, you will need to fill in the form on the first page, stating how much you would like to give, your phone number, name (if you wish), citizenship, email address, and then say what you would like the donation to be used for. Please do write in English or Russian that it is a Donation and that VAT does not apply. You can copy and paste the Russian words in quotation marks if you wish.
The only boxes that you need to fill in are the amount you would like to give, your telephone number, and we would ask you to state that this is a donation and that VAT does not apply.
You then press the last button and will be taken to the Yandex payment page.
This is what the Yandex payment page looks like. In this example, the donor has said above that they would like to give 1000 roubles. You can either pay by bank card, yandex money or even via Sperbank telephone.
Please note that Yandex take a commission of 2.8%, so if you are giving a large sum, do get in touch with us to see if there are other ways of donating.
HELP US TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOU
If you are not on our whatsapp info group (it is just for info, and is not a 'chat group'), and you would like to join, please whatsapp me on 7 925 514 0513.
If you would like to join the facebook community group, please go to our facebook page and ask to join the group.
If you would like to receive this weekly update as an email, sign up here
PRAYER THIS WEEK
The special prayer for this week
Eternal God, You crown the year with Your goodness
and You give us the fruits of the earth in their season;
grant that we may use them to Your glory,
for the relief of those in need and for our own well-being;
through Jesus Christ Your Son our Lord,
Who is alive and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
One God, now and for ever. Amen.
- Give thanks to God for the beauty of this world and for all the good gifts that he has given us. Pray for the coming of the Kingdom of God when, we are told, 'the poor will be satisfied and the rich will be sent away empty'. Pray for those who are in serious need at this time, particularly those unemployed, homeless and refugees.
- Pray for the US: for peace and unity as the election draws closer.
- Pray for peace in Nagorno-Karabakh, and for those affected by the conflict. Also for the situation in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and in Minsk. - Pray for the restoration project at St Andrew's. Because of COVID we are not exactly sure what the next step is, or whether there is money to do work next year. Pray that we have clarity.
- Continue to pray for those in need: for Evgeny, Iggy, a small child in hospital with seizures and Stas (a child in hospital). Pray for Volodya, our guard, needing a major operation
- Pray for those who are dying, particular for Suresh Rose's father.
- Pray for those who grieve, especially Liz Bearman following the death of her cousin, Adrian, and Dan Culbertson and family after the death of his grandmother.
SOME TRADITIONAL HARVEST HYMNS
Come, ye thankful people, Come
We plough the fields and scatter
the good seed on the soil,
For the beauty of the earth, John Rutter
Религиозная Организация «Англиканская церковь в Москве»
Chaplain: Rev Canon Malcolm Rogers
Wardens: Dan Culbertson, Daniel Wamriew