Tea and coffee will be served after the service. Please carefully follow instructions.
After the 11am service the youth group and confirmation group are meeting.
youth group: (for those aged 18-30):
This week the youth group are talking about relics and iconography from the first ages to the modern time and the following week about modern iconography and how it has changed during time
confirmation group: For those who would like to find out more about the basics of the Christian faith, and how we live that faith as Anglican Christians.
People are required to wear masks and also to keep social distance. Please make use of the hand gel at the entrance to the 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.
TODAY: ST LUKE
Today the church remembers St Luke, one of the 4 gospel writers, and the writer of Acts too. It means he wrote almost a quarter of the New Testament alone! This passage tells us about the 72 disciples Jesus sends out to tell about the Good News which is what St Luke did in his writing!
Tuesday 20 October 7:30 pm Zoom bible study
We are looking at the Prophets in the Old Testament and this week we will be reading Hosea 1-3 https://zoom.us/j/94221562127
Wednesday 21 October 7:30 pm Holy Communion, followed by a reflective Bible study and the Jesus Prayer
Sunday 25 October
9:00 am Holy Communion (traditional language)
11:00 am Holy Communion
The youth group, liturgy group and confirmation group will meet after the service
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).
This video introduces the “Together in Unity” appeal from Archbishop Justin Welby featuring images of the impact of COVID-19 across the Anglicans Communion and the testimonies of two Anglican primates.
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
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.
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
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
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 WEEK
The special prayer for today
you called Luke the physician,
whose praise is in the gospel,
to be an evangelist and physician of the soul:
by the grace of the Spirit and through the wholesome medicine of the gospel,
give your Church the same love and power to heal;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
- Today, as we remember St Luke who was a doctor, we pray for all in the medical profession: we thank you for their service and their sacrifice, especially in the current situation. We remember and honour before God those who have lost their lives because of their service. We pray for all who work in hospitals, health centres and medical administrators: give them wisdom, courage and protection in their work. We pray particularly for those studying as medical students.
- We continue to pray for peace in Nagorno-Karabakh, and for those affected by the conflict. Also for the situation in the Donbass, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and in Minsk. - Pray for MPC, as they resume their meeting on zoom. Pray for Jessica their pastor.
- Continue to pray for those in need: for Evgeny, Iggy, a small child in hospital with seizures and Stas (a child in hospital). Pray for Volodya, our guard, needing a major operation, and for Suresh Rose's father.
Религиозная Организация «Англиканская церковь в Москве»
Chaplain: Rev Canon Malcolm Rogers
Wardens: Dan Culbertson, Daniel Wamriew