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ST ANDREW'S CHURCH, MOSCOW
serving the international community
Voznesensky Pereulok 8/5
Tel (Administrator): 7 (925) 682 7148
administrator@standrewsmoscow.org
www.moscowanglican.org
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6 December 2020
Second Sunday in Advent 
Previous weeks updates can be found here
IMPORTANT NOTICE

Over the past week I had what I thought was a cold - a bit of a headache, cough and runny nose. Today, just to be on the safe side before the service tomorrow, I took a rapid COVID test and it came out positive. I'm getting a more official test done tomorrow, but in the meantime have to assume that I have COVID. As a result we will only have a service at 11am when I will do a recorded talk, and I have asked all those who have been with me for more than 15 minutes in the last week, in a closed area without a mask (according to WHO/CDC advice), not to attend the service - because they could potentially have been infected. 
We will postpone the nativity play to next week. 

THIS SUNDAY

 
11 am Morning Prayer
The service will be live streamed on our facebook page,
or the home page of www.standrewsmoscow.com
Leader: Nicolette Kirk;  Preacher: the chaplain (recorded)

The order of service can be found on the front page of our website
12.30 pm Groups after the service
The Confirmation group will not be meeting this week
Youth group: to be arranged. 
 
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. 

December 6

A Messenger Sent From God Children's Sermon | Sermons4K... (sermons4kids.com)

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.
Tuesday 8 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 9 December
7:30 pm Evening Prayer, followed by a reflective Bible study and the Jesus Prayer

Sunday 13 December 
9:00 am Morning Prayer or Holy Communion (traditional language)
11:00 am Morning Worship or Holy Communion with nativity play
6:30 pm Carol Service
We still have a few tickets left. If you would like one, please either sign up on Sunday or email our administrator from Monday

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


- Pray that, in the middle of all the uncertainty and unpredictability, we will know God's protection and peace. Pray particularly for our Carol service next week
- Pray for the children of St Andrew's, particularly as the Sunday school has not been able to meet in person for many weeks. Pray that our children will continue to grow in their Christian understanding, and in their faith in Jesus. Pray for parents as they teach children at home, that they will know what to say and do. 
- 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 those who do have COVID seriously. Pray for the chaplain and pray that Alison will not be infected
- 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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Религиозная Организация «Англиканская церковь в Москве»

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






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