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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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August at St Andrew's

The chaplain is on leave during August. If you have any general questions, please contact Inna, our Administrator, on 7 925 682 7148 or if you have any pastoral issues, please contact Dan Culbertson on 7 985 215 9647, or speak to Marina. We will try to keep you updated with what is happening through our whatsapp info group, facebook and instagram page, and front page of the website. 

SERVICES IN AUGUST

 
Sunday 2 August
9am Holy Communion
11am Holy Communion (which will also be live streamed)
Full order of service

Sunday 9 August
11am Morning Worship (which will also be live streamed)
Full order of service
Preacher: Dan Culbertson

Sunday 16 August
11am Holy Communion (which will also be live streamed)
President and preacher: Rev Stephen McCarthy
Full order of service

Sunday 23 August
11am Morning Worship (which will also be live streamed)
Full order of service
Preacher Dan Culbertson

Sunday 30 August
11am Holy Communion (which will be live streamed)
Full order of service
Celebrant: The Chaplain. Preacher Nicolette Kirk

On Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm, there will be a service of evening prayer followed by a reflective Bible study and the Jesus Prayer. 

People are required to wear masks and keep social distance. 
If you visit the book shop, please wear gloves. 

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

During August, Sunday school at home can be found by clicking here 

MORNING PRAYER


During August we will try to continue to live stream morning prayer Monday to Friday at 8:30am. However, this may not be possible, so please check on our website homepage, facebook or instagram accounts. We will try to keep you updated also on the whatsapp info group. 
We live stream on our facebook page (moscowanglican) or on 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.
 
Apple App Store image     Google Play image

SAYING GOODBYE

LIZ BEARMAN

Liz is leaving Moscow for a year to work at Lia Gård (picture on the right). Her last Sunday will probably be 16 August. Liz writes:

In recent years, I have been attending retreats at Lia Gård retreat centre, deep in the Norwegian forest. It is a wonderful place, where I have been able to feel close to God and to nature. It’s run by a Lutheran family, and holds retreats in both English and Norwegian. One of the many things I love about it is the way the “housefolk” are involved in both domestic work and leading the daily prayers - taking care of both body and spirit.

Last year I had a really strong feeling that God was calling me to become more closely involved with Lia. So, I made some enquiries, and as a result, I am going to become one of the “housefolk” for a year. This is not just working as a volunteer; it’s like an extended retreat. You become part of the community, and have a spiritual mentor, while helping with the practical work of running the centre; cooking, cleaning, snow-clearing, gardening, etc.

I’m really excited, but also a little apprehensive. I’ve been an English language teacher for over 30 years, so I’m moving well out of my comfort zone, but I am confident that God will be with me, as I am also confident that this was all His idea!

JOSH AND NINA, JONI, ZEB AND TALLULAH CLEAVER

Josh and Nina and the family left Moscow on Saturday 1 August. We said goodbye to them in our service on 26 July, and this is what they have written

Dear brothers and sisters at St Andrew's, thank you so much for making us feel so very welcome over these past 18 months and thank you for our very generous parting gift. As you know our time in Moscow has been a mixed bag since the spring, but being part of the church community has been a massive blessing throughout our time here and very formative as we look ahead. Please keep us in your prayers as we settle into life back in the UK and please know that you are all very welcome to visit us in Oxford at anytime. We hope to see you soon.
All our love and thanks,
Josh, Nina, Joni, Zeb, Lulah, and bump.

Josh's last sermon from St Andrew's on the Kingdom of God and Matthew 13.31–33,44–52

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING



This will be held on Sunday 13 September after our morning service.

At the meeting we reflect on the past year, discover what is happening, have the opportunity to ask questions of the chaplain and Church Council, and elect our wardens and Church Council members.

If you have been baptised and have been a regular worshipping member of St Andrew's for six months, you can join our electoral role. It means that you can stand to become a Church Council member, vote for Church Council members, and vote on any matters of church business that come to a vote at the Annual Meeting. If you would like to join the electoral role, please email administrator@standrewsmoscow.org 

You are welcome to come to the meeting even if you are not on the electoral role 
 
MUSIC AT ST ANDREW'S
Concerts begin again in August. Work on the organ is progressing significantly, and we are in a period of extensive tuning. It is possible that it will be working in September.
CONFIRMATION
We start our next confirmation group on September 20th. It will 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. That depends on when we are able to have a Bishop come and visit
Click here if you would like to find out more about confirmation, or speak to Dan, Mary or Marina. Email me if you would like to join the confirmation group (although I won't reply till the end of the month)
TAKING PART IN SERVICES
 
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, do the tech stuff, read one of the lessons and lead the intercessions at both the 9am and 11am 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 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 based overseas and would like to support our work, 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.  
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 MONTH

- Pray for Josh, Nina and the family as they settle back to life in the UK. Pray for them as they have to quarantine, and then move to their new flat. Pray for Nina in her pregnancy, for Josh as he begins at theological college, for Joni, Zeb and Tallulah as they start new schools or playgroup
- Pray for Liz as she moves to Lia Gard. Pray for her as she sorts things out in Moscow, and that she has a time of great blessing there - particularly in these uncertain days. We pray for the retreat house. 
- Pray for those unable to return to Russia: for Miriam, Mattie and Tyler and Audrey, Beverley. Pray that they will know God's peace and guidance. Pray for Jessica, pastor of MPC, who has not been able to get here. Pray for Malcolm and Alison, and others in the UK, that there will be no complications about returning to Russia; and pray for those who are unable to leave Russia because - at the moment - they could not return. 
- Pray for our church's life during August, for our staff - Inna, Grigory, Elena - and our guards. For Marina our verger and Dmitry our lawyer. For Pat heading up work with our building, for Don our treasurer and warden, and for Dan our warden. Pray particularly for concerts resuming in August. 
- Continue to pray for those in need. We thank God that the operation on Emma-Marie's hand was succesful and pray for her full recovery, and we pray for Anne who, at the time of writing, is in hospital with COVID and for Eskedar.
Религиозная Организация «Англиканская церковь в Москве»

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






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