10th October

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St Philips News for the Parish

10 October 2020


Sunday 11 October 2020, we will have said Harvest Communion at 10.30am in church (observing COVID 19 restrictions including face coverings). Please keep your distances especially at the end of the service and DO NOT sing. DO NOT congregate in the doorway, people need to leave safely, THANKS.

The APCM will follow the service at 12 noon.


BIBLE VERSE FOR THE WEEK            Isaiah 55:6

6 Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.



Answers to last week’s crossword:

ACROSS: 1, Riches. 4, Abner’s. 7, Soul. 8, Damascus. 9, Statutes. 13, Add. 16, Craftsmanship. 17, Old. 19, Redeemer. 24, Walls are. 25, Wise. 26, Target.           27. Thieve.

DOWN: 1, Rest. 2, Courtyard. 3, Sadhu. 4, Arm he. 5, Nose. 6, Round. 10, Tutor. 11, Timid. 12, Sense. 13, Ashbelite. 14, Dips. 15, Echo. 18, Lhasa. 20, Exact. 21, Erect. 22, Flog. 23, Mede.


Crossword Clues


1  The sixth disciple (Matthew 10:3) (11)

9  ‘And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the — — ’                                               (Matthew 6:13)   (4,3)

10 Love intensely (Song of Songs 1:4) (5)

11 From Mt Carmel to Jezreel, Elijah — all the way (1 Kings 18:46) (3)

13 One of the Midianite leaders who was captured and killed after Gideon’s victory in the valley near Moreh (Judges 7:25) (4)

16 Metallic element (4)

17 At line (anag.) (6)

18 ‘Cursed is everyone who is — on a tree’ (Galatians 3:13) (4)

20 Where Samson killed a thousand Philistines with a donkey’s jawbone               (Judges 15:14) (4)

21 He succeeded Moses (Deuteronomy 34:9) (6)

22 ‘When he saw him, he took — on him’ (Luke 10:33) (4)

23 ‘For — is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction’                     (Matthew 7:13) (4)

25 ‘The god of this — has blinded the minds of unbelievers’ (2 Corinthians 4:4) (3)

28 Fear or terror (Psalm 31:22) (5)

29 ‘We, who are many, are one body, for we all — of the one loaf’                           (1 Corinthians 10:17) (7)

30 Assyrian ruler assassinated by his sons while worshipping his god Nisroch         (2 Kings 19:37) (11)



2  ‘For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made — ’ (1 Corinthians 15:22) (5)

3  ‘After supper he — the cup’ (1 Corinthians 11:25) (4)

4  The request of a man of Macedonia in Paul’s vision: ‘Come — to Macedonia and help us’ (Acts 16:9) (4)

5  He disobeyed his father Judah by refusing to impregnate his dead brother’s wife (Genesis 38:9) (4)

6  I veto me (anag.) (7)

7  Fourth king of Judah (1 Kings 15:24) (11)

8  Priest of God Most High, who blessed Abram (Genesis 14:18) (11)

12 ‘I have made you — — for the Gentiles’ (Acts 13:47) (1,5)

14 Implore (1 Samuel 15:25) (3)

15 ‘Out of the eater, something to eat; out of the — , something sweet’                (Judges 14:14) (6)

19 ‘I am the most ignorant of men; I do — —

a man’s understanding’ (Proverbs 30:2) (3,4)

20 ‘Sin shall not be your master, because you are not under — , but under grace’ (Romans 6:14) (3)

24 Native of, say, Baghdad (5)

25 The last word in the Bible (Revelation 22:21) (4)

26 Heroic tale (4)

27 ‘Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you — ’ (John 8:32) (4)



Prayers are requested for the following:

Rod’s younger brother Tom; Latest: Tom seems to be making good progress after his treatment, although his doctors have put back his scan due this month until next month to see how well the treatment has worked, they are pleased with how well Tom has responded to possible side effects of the treatment which is good news!

Rod’s son Steven is still waiting to be called into hospital for his surgery, but his consultant is reluctant to operate under present circumstances so are continuing treating him with medication.

Rod’s friend Elanea Maoudis has been placed into a nursing home temporary until she fully recovers from her broken leg, but unfortunately this hasn’t done her mental health any good and the family say she is finding it very difficult.

For 4-year-old Asher, in the USA (Ann Westerman’s family friend) and his mum and dad

For Ann Westerman’s brother Bob, who has liver cancer.

Pray for Val’s auntie Helen who undergoing chemo.

Chris Foxton’s (Sunday evening congregation) nephew Russell and his wife Rosio. Rosio is blind therefore they are both in isolation.

Local Clergy

Dave and Amy Barker (Walsgrave Baptist ministers)

Malcolm (Vicar at St Mary’s, Walsgrave) and Frances (Hospital Chaplin) Tyler.

Brian Nash (Vicar at St Chad’s, Wood End)

Please pray for:

Mike, Marjorie, Mignon, Zena, Ruth, Felicity, Addis and the Oromo people, Beryl, Bill and Celia, Ken.

All our local businesses, that they may survive through this difficult time. Give thanks for all who work in them and their families.

Pray for all the front-line workers who are enabling our lives to progress in these difficult times.

Quiet Morning at the Well on line using Zoom

Thursday 5th November 10am – 12.45pm.


Letting God speak to us through the Sky!


10.00 am Welcome, Intro and preparation for silence

10.15 am Talk

10.40 am Individual quiet reflection using an optional Well Handout

11.25 am Talk Two

11.50 am Individual quiet reflection using an optional Well Handout

12.35 pm Conclusion

12.45 pm End

Please book a place by contacting Jim on 01926 888003 or emailing him office@wellhealing.org or book via our website www.wellhealing.org


Latest News

On Sunday 18 October 2020 we will once again return to Morning Worship at 10.30am on Zoom and Said Evening Prayer at 5pm in church

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My intention is that this will be a weekly edition, if you have any thoughts, prayer requests or things you would like to share, please get them to me by Thursday.

Yours in Christ