On Sunday 15 November, the group will continue to think about prayer - looking at prayers in the Bible, and some of the important prayers we use in 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.
Are you really good at reading or maths? Or maybe you're good at sport or art? Perhaps what you're really good at is being funny or kind or helpful? Or maybe it's several of these things! Whatever it is, it's a talent (or gift) that God has given you and He wants you to use it. Jesus tells his friends a story about these things but WITH A WARNING! Click on the link to find out and to do some fun activities linked to the teaching!
7:30 pm Holy Communion, followed by a reflective Bible study and the Jesus Prayer
Sunday 22 November
9:00 am Holy Communion (traditional language) 11:00 am Morning Worship
Saturday 28 November
It is with great regret that the Christmas bazaar, planned for 28 November, has had to be cancelled, following the latest restrictions from the City. We are however still planning to sell Christmas items: Advent calendars, mince pies, Christmas puddings, cards and crafts etc after the services on Sundays.
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
- Pray for the Archbishop of Canterbury, and for the wider Anglican communion, for faithful witness to Christ and for unity. Pray for particular wisdom for leaders in the current situation
- Continue to pray for a peaceful transition of power in the US
- Pray for those who are struggling financially because of COVID, for those who have lost their jobs and those who have no income. In particular pray for those with no home.
- Pray for families under pressure
- We pray for the many users of St Andrew's, especially those who come to the various 12 step groups that are held here
- Continue to pray for the restoration project as we submit documents requesting funding for work on the roof. - Pray for those in need: for Nina, Olga and Volodya, our guard. Continue to pray for Suresh Rose's father. - Continue to pray for those who grieve, especially those who grieve Philip and 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.
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Религиозная Организация «Англиканская церковь в Москве»
Verger: Maria Putrenko
Chaplain: Rev Canon Malcolm Rogers
Wardens: Dan Culbertson, Daniel Wamriew