19th September

St Philips News for the Parish

19 September 2020

 Sunday 20 September 2020, we will have said Evening Prayer at 5pm 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.


BIBLE VERSE FOR THE WEEK            1 John 1:8-9

8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.


Answers to last week’s crossword:

ACROSS: 1, Cock. 3, Shackles. 8, Play. 9, Paradise. 11, Faithfully. 14, Enmesh. 15, Unseen. 17, Armageddon. 20, Benjamin. 21, Beri. 22, Capitals. 23, USPG.

DOWN: 1, Cup of tea. 2, Charisma. 4, Heap up. 5, Challenged. 6, Lois. 7, Slew. 10, The Servant. 12, Lewdness. 13, Unending. 16, Daniel. 18, BBFC. 19, Snap.            


Crossword Clues  


1       Relating to the whole universe (6)

4       The disciple who made the remark in 8 Across (John 20:24) (6)

8       ‘Unless I see the nail marks — — hands, I will not believe it’ (John 20:25) (2,3)

9       He urged King Jehoiakim not to burn the scroll containing Jeremiah’s message

(Jeremiah 36:25) (7)

10     Baptist minister and controversial founder of America’s Moral Majority, Jerry


11     ‘Look, here is — . Why shouldn’t I be baptized?’ (Acts 8:36) (5)

12     Repossessed (Genesis 14:16) (9)

17     Port from which Paul sailed on his last journey to Rome (Acts 27:3–4) (5)

19     ‘Moses was not aware that his face was — because he had spoken with the

Lord’ (Exodus 34:29) (7)

21     Roonwit, C.S. Lewis’s half-man, half-horse (7)

22     Grill (Luke 24:42) (5)

23     ‘The lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the — apostles’ (Acts 1:26) (6)

24     ‘I was sick and you looked after me, I was in — and you came to visit me’

(Matthew 25:36) (6)



1       Coastal rockfaces (Psalm 141:6) (6)

2       Academic (1 Corinthians 1:20) (7)

3       Publish (Daniel 6:26) (5)

5       For example, the Crusades (4,3)

6       11 Across is certainly this (5)

7       He reps (anag.) (6)

9       Liberator (Psalm 18:2) (9)

13     Man who asked the question in 11 Across was in charge of all her treasury

(Acts 8:27) (7)

14     They must be ‘worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine’

(1 Timothy 3:8) (7)

15     The human mind or soul (6)

16     ‘O Lord, while precious children starve, the tools of war increase; their bread is

— ’ (Graham Kendrick) (6)

18     ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not — ’ (Matthew 11:17) (5)

20     Bared (anag.) (5)



Prayers are requested for the following:

Rod’s younger brother Tom; Rod’s son Steven; Rod’s friend Elanea Maoudis

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 is very poorly having been diagnosed with an ulcer and a lymphoma.

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, John Banks

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.



God grades on the cross, not the curve.

Give God what’s right – not what’s left.

Man’s way leads to a hopeless end – God’s way leads to an endless hope.

A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.

He who kneels before God can stand before anyone.

To be almost saved is to be totally lost.

Why do we paint Easter eggs? Because it’s easier than trying to wallpaper them!



The APCM will take place in Church on Sunday 11 October 2020 at 12 noon.

It will follow a 10.30am service of Harvest Holy Communion.

We will collect gifts to help the Food Bank at Coventry City Mission.

Please bring your gifts on a Sunday evening or on Sunday 11 October.

Items required: tinned goods, packet goods, toiletries, tea, coffee



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Yours in Christ