26th September

St Philips News for the Parish

26 September 

 Sunday 27 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            2 Corinthians 13:14

14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.



Answers to last week’s crossword:

ACROSS: 1, Cosmic. 4, Thomas. 8, In his. 9, Delaiah. 10, Falwell.  11, Water.

12, Recovered. 17, Sidon. 19, Radiant. 21, Centaur.  22, Broil. 23, Eleven.

24, Prison.

DOWN: 1, Cliffs. 2, Scholar. 3, Issue. 5, Holy war. 6, Moist. 7, Sphere. 9, Deliverer. 13, Candace. 14, Deacons. 15, Psyche. 16, Stolen. 18, Dance. 20, Debar.



Crossword Clues


1       ‘Therefore let us — passing judgment on one another’ (Romans 14:13) (4)

3       ‘I — — these persons here present’ (Marriage service) (4,4)

9       According to a prearranged timetable (Numbers 28:3) (7)

10     Group of eight (5)

11     The cell into which the Philippian jailer put Paul and Silas (Acts 16:24) (5)

12     — Taylor, pioneer missionary to China (6)

14     Otherwise known as the Eucharist, Breaking of Bread, the Lord’s Table (4,9)

17     ‘So that after I have preached to others, I — will not be disqualified for the

prize’ (1 Corinthians 9:27) (6)

19     Attend to (3,2)

22     Approximately (Acts 4:4) (5)

23     Tea rite (anag.) (7)

24     Rule of sovereign (8)

25     Test (anag.) (4)



1       The name of the street where Judas lived in Damascus and where Saul of

Tarsus stayed (Acts 9:11) (8)

2       ‘The playing of the merry — , sweet singing in the choir’ (5)

4       ‘We have been saying that — — was credited to him as righteous’

(Romans 4:9) (8,5)

5       Dr Martyn — Jones, famous for his ministry at Westminster Chapel (5)

6       Port at which Paul landed on his way to Rome (Acts 28:13) (7)

7       Observe    (Ruth 3:4) (4)

8       Minister of religion (6)

13     ‘I am — of this man’s blood. It is your responsibility’ (Matthew 27:24) (8)

15     ‘Greater love has no one than this, that he — — his life for his friends’

(John 15:13) (3,4)

16     Archbishop who calculated that the world began in 4004BC (6)

18     ‘No one can — the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit’

(John 3:5) (5)

20     Establish by law (5)

21     Product of Gilead noted for its healing properties (Jeremiah 46:11) (4)




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.

Chris Foxton’s (Sunday evening congregation) nephew Russell and his wife Rosio. They live in Beverly and Russell who is a bus driver has COVID symptoms but cannot get a test. Rosio is blind therefore they are both in isolation.

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.




From church notice-sheets:

This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs Brown, our children’s minister, to come forward and lay an egg on the altar.

Baptisms: after Easter, the North and South ends of the church will be utilised. Children will be baptised at both ends.

Coming up:  Theological Open House. We discuss thought-provoking topics. Your opinions are hardly welcome.

Next Sunday Mrs Brown will sing a solo at the morning service before the vicar preaches on the subject of ‘Terrible experiences and how to survive them’.


Polite church

“The congregation was wonderful,” said the minister after the Zoom service. “They were so polite that they even covered their mouths when they yawned.”



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