This week there will be no coffee or tea served after the service, and no groups.
Please note that the liturgy groupwill meet this Saturday, 7 November, at 18:00 (Moscow time),
We will be talking about the Nicene and the Apostles' Creeds.
Please note that the liturgy groupwill meet this Saturday, 7 November, at 18:00 (Moscow time), link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74826521861
They will be talking about the Nicene and the Apostles' Creeds.
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.
"He hit me miss" , " He hit me first!" Sounds familiar? How can we make friends of our adversaries? Well Jesus has something to say about that in this week's Sunday school lesson. It's a hard one though and only by asking God to help us will we be able to follow Jesus' advice!
7:30 pm Holy Communion, followed by a reflective Bible study and the Jesus Prayer
Sunday 15 November
9:00 am Holy Communion (traditional language) 11:00 am Holy Communion
Unless regulations change, we are still planning to hold a Christmas bazaar. It will be different, and smaller, but just as enchanting! We will be looking for people who can help set up (on Friday 28th in the evening) and take down (at 6pm on the Saturday), as well as to help run church stalls, or serve soup (outside!). If you are able to offer help, please reply to this weekly update, or give your name to Alison or Louise.
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
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.
BISHOP OF EUROPE'S ADVENT APPEAL
We are aware that there are many cases of serious need here in Moscow, but it is also good to remember that people - and fellow Anglican Christians - are suffering throughout the world because of COVID. If you are able to help support the Bishop of Europe's appeal, please do so - especially because the Diocese supported the Bishop's appeal in Advent 2017 by giving our kitchen.
The Bishop writes: The COVID-19 pandemic has hurt communities throughout the world. Many communities are not equipped with even the most basic of hygiene and sanitation facilities, and lockdown measures have increased economic hardship in the poorest communities with people unable to work. We are raising funds to support virus prevention and emergency relief for vulnerable communities throughout our Anglican family.
The Anglican Communion Fund (ACF) has already begun responding to COVID related needs, allocating over £180,000 across 21 provinces of the Communion. The ACF is supporting the Church in its ministry, providing food relief to the vulnerable, communicating ways of staying safe from the virus, and providing handwashing facilities and PPE.
In the South Sudanese Diocese of Maridi, an ACF grant provided food items, soaps and seeds to over 200 pastors and lay-readers and provided bicycles and hand microphones for pastors to carry prevention messages into remote areas. Speaking of the support, Bishop Moses Zungo said, “You held our hand during our most trying moments.”
A grant from the ACF supported the provision of food, drinking water, hygiene equipment and medicines in Mexico in the wake of COVID-19. Photos (The Anglican Church of Mexico provided by ACF).
How you can donate to the Bishop in Europe’s Advent Appeal 2020:
“Advent Appeal 2020”.
Diocese in Europe Board of Finance Office
14, Tufton St
London SW1P 3QZ
By bank transfer:
Account number: 40317039
Sort code: 20-06-13
IBAN: GB16 BUKB 2006 1340 3170 39
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.
PRAYER THIS WEEK
- We give thanks for all who have served their countries, especially those who gave their lives. We thank God for gifts of love, integrity, courage and self-sacrifice. Pray for those for whom Remembrance day is particularly personal and painful.
- Pray for victims of all those who grieve, especially those who have lost loved ones in the last year. Pray that our service on Monday will bring peace and hope.
- Pray for peace, especially in the US after the election. We pray for both candidates that they will be seen to be honourable and peace loving.
- We continue to pray for peace in Nagorno-Karabakh, and for those affected by the conflict. Also for the situation in the Donbass and in Minsk.
- Pray for governments as the numbers of people infected and dying from COVID increases. Pray that they will have the wisdom to make good decisions, and that those who are most vulnerable (physically or economically) will be supported. - Pray for Sasha, James, Shirley and Tom. Pray for Volodya, our guard, seriously ill, and for Suresh Rose's father. - Continue to pray for Marat and his mother Tatyana after the death of his grandmother, Ekaterina
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
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Религиозная Организация «Англиканская церковь в Москве»
Verger: Maria Putrenko
Chaplain: Rev Canon Malcolm Rogers
Wardens: Dan Culbertson, Daniel Wamriew