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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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12 July 2020, Fifth Sunday after Trinity

THIS SUNDAY


There is a service of Holy Communion at 9 am (without music) and at 11 am (with music).

The readings, collect (special prayer) and the full order of the service can be found here
This week we will be looking at Psalm 119, the longest Psalm in the Bible. We'll be looking at verses 105-112

We ask people to wear a mask and keep social distance. If you visit the book shop, please wear gloves. 

We live stream our communion service at 11am on facebook or on the home page of our website (for those who do not have a facebook account).

It is recommended that those who are over 65, or who are vulnerable, continue to worship with us by live stream. 
Please note that next Sunday (19 July), there will be Holy Communion at 9 am AND MORNING WORSHIP at 11 am. This is because the chaplain will be going to St Petersburg after the 9 am service, in order to take the service there later in the day.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path
(Psalm 119.105). Sung by Amy Grant.

St Andrew's Sunday school at home 


Parents may use the creche area, but they must supervise their children. There will be no Sunday school group, but each week we will provide material which families might like to use - either in church (sheets will be available) or at home. With thanks to Rachel Culbertson and Alison Rogers

How well do you get along with your sibling? Today we’ll read about Isaac’s sons, Esau and Jacob, who had a very difficult relationship! You might be surprised at how tricky some of these Bible characters were! And you might be even more hankful for your brother after reading this story.

Esau Sells His Birthright Children's Sermon
Theme: God helps us make good choices.. Objects: “Birth Certificate” handout (1 per child); Fine-tipped markers

Sermons4Kids
 

THIS WEEK

Monday 13 July
8 am Holy Communion
(Book of Common Prayer)
Tuesday 14 July
7:30 pm Zoom bible study
We are currently reading through the book of Revelation
https://zoom.us/j/95708016718
If you would like to join us, it would be helpful if you are able to read Revelation 12-13 (the woman, dragon and the beast) before the meeting.
Wednesday 15 July
7:30 pm Holy Communion
followed by a reflective bible study and the Jesus Prayer
Sunday 19 July
9 am Holy Communion
11 am Morning Worship
RESTORATION

Last week we were told that the Department of Culture and Heritage have accepted our architect's plans for the restoration of the facade and roof. The next stage is for those plans to be submitted to the City, for possible funding in 2021. If we do get the funding, then work will take place next year. 
However, while the City have said that they will fund the facade and roof work, we need to fund the remaining foundation works, waterproofing the building. The cost of this work is estimated at $150k, and we already have about $30k. Obviously this is not a great time to be fundraising for buildings, so please pray that we will have wisdom as we seek to raise that money. 
Below are some unglamorous photos from the work that was done to underpin our foundations at the end of last year. Those works have also now been signed off by the City. 
I'm immensely grateful to our architect, Nadezhda Danilenko, and to Pat and to Grigory for their work in enabling this all to happen, and to everyone who has given so generously so far. 

 
READING IN CHURCH AND LEADING INTERCESSIONS
 
If you are already on the rota for welcoming, reading or leading intercessions, the sign up sheet is now available here.
We need people to welcome, do the tech stuff, read one of the lessons and lead the intercessions at both the 9am and 11am service. 
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 no income coming in from concerts or events, and are dependent for everything on your donations. You can give on Sundays, or via the chaplain, or direct at https://moscowanglican.org/roubles/ 

If you are overseas and would like to give, please visit https://moscowanglican.org/donate/
INSTRUCTIONS
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.  
When you press the last button you are taken to the Yandex payment page. 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 do 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

MORNING PRAYER


We live stream morning prayer Monday to Friday at 8:30am and on Saturday at 9am. 

For those who wish, the text of morning and evening prayer can be found by clicking here
or by downloading the app: Daily Prayer.
 
Apple App Store image     Google Play image

PRAYER THIS WEEK

  • Pray for those who are either struggling for income or currently unable to travel home.
  • We thank God that the exam season for students is now over, but pray for those taking their Russian school leaving exams. 
  • Pray for our restoration project. We give thanks that the Department of Culture have accepted our plans for work on the facade and roof, and we pray now about the funding bid. Pray that God will give us wisdom as we continue to seek the $150k that we need for waterproofing the foundations, ideally before any work takes place on the facade. 
  • Continue to pray for those in need and for those who grieve, 
Религиозная Организация «Англиканская церковь в Москве»

Chaplain: Rev Canon Malcolm Rogers
Wardens: Don Levens, Dan Culbertson






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