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.
‘Jesus loves me this I know
For the bible tells me so’
Do you know this song? It tells about how the Bible, although full of laws and sayings, can be summed up in those words. The story today is about a lawyer who asked Jesus which was the most important law in the bible of the time. Read it to see what Jesus said and how different his answer was from what they were expecting!
Tuesday 27 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 7-11 https://zoom.us/j/95186713046
Wednesday 28 October 7:30 pm Holy Communion, followed by a reflective Bible study and the Jesus Prayer
Sunday 1 November (All Saints day)
9:00 am Holy Communion (traditional language)
11:00 am Holy Communion with children's skit
The youth group and confirmation group will meet after the service
Monday 2 November (All Souls day)
7:30pm Service of Remembrance for those who have died in the last year
This has been a particularly painful year, and many have lost those they loved. Our service, on this All Souls day, gives us an opportunity to remember before God those who have died, particularly in the past year, to name them and commend them into God's hands, and to light a candle in their memory. If there are people you would like mentioned by name in the service, please email Inna on email@example.com
Due to COVID, there will be limited numbers at our remembrance day service this year. Because the embassy will be bringing guests, there will only be 50 places for members of our congregation.
YOU HAVE TO SIGN UP TO COME TO THIS SERVICE.
There will be a sign up list available in St Andrew's on Sunday 25 October and 1 November. If there are spare places there will then be an online sign up list. If you are not on the list you will need to follow the service on live stream.
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
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
- On Friday the Eastern Archdeaconry Synod met. We pray for our Archdeacon Leslie and for the other chaplaincies in the Archdeaconry. Pray especially for those places where there is no permanent chaplain, especially remembering St Petersburg and Kyiv.
- 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 our youth group, for Mary and for Daniel, for the liturgy group and and aso for our confirmation group and for those seeking to take this next step in their faith
- Continue to pray for those in need: for many suffering severely from COVID: including Yulia and Galina. Pray also for Sasha, Helen, 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. - Pray for Marat and his mother Tatyana after the death of his grandmother, Ekaterina
Религиозная Организация «Англиканская церковь в Москве»
Chaplain: Rev Canon Malcolm Rogers
Wardens: Dan Culbertson, Daniel Wamriew