3rd April

St Philips News for the Parish

3 April 2021


There will be no service in church until further notice – we are still not allowed to sing in church and must keep social distancing and wear masks.

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE WEEK         Isaiah 53:5-6

5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.   6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.


Prayers are requested for the following:

Rod’s younger brother Tom.

Rod’s son Steven.

For Ann Westerman’s brother Bob (in the USA), who has liver cancer.

For Ann and Charlie Westerman – seeking a new church home – that God will guide them to the right place to use their gifts.

Pray for Mignons daughter Andrea suffering with breast cancer.

Wendy’s husband Julian

Chris Foxton’s (Sunday evening congregation) nephew Russell and his wife Rosio.

Barry’s (Sunday evening congregation) brother-in-law Roger and wife Kathleen.

Kathy (Mike’s sister in Leeds) for her ongoing health problem.

Lesley’s mum

Sheila – healing for her legs and knees.

Marion’s grandson James and family.

Give thanks that Val’s aunt Helen is free from cancer

Local Clergy

Dave and Amy Barker (Walsgrave Baptist ministers)

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

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

George Bennett (Priest at St Patrick’s RC, Potters Green)

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.


Solution to last weeks quiz

  1. True – John 6:19
  2. Matthew 7:29 and Mark 1:22
  3. A man possessed by evil spirits
  4. True – Matthew 17:24-27
  5. Solomon’s Colonnade, in the Temple
  6. A plank
  7. False – it was about 3 years
  8. Capernaum
  9. John’s Gospel
  10. John the Baptist


The road was hard, no turning back

The way ordained by mighty God,

‘Your will not mine’ was all He said

As humbly down that path He trod.

The crowd that cheered Him once with palms

Began to shout for Him to die,

They chose Barabbas in His stead

And with one voice cried ‘Crucify!’

Between two thieves on Calvary’s hill

They put to death the Prince of Life,

One cried for help, the other cursed

The first was promised Paradise.

This promise now is for us all

Christ gave His life to set us free,

The cross divides, it always will –

The question is: what side are we?

                                                                           by Megan Carter


Lot’s wife

A father was reading Bible stories to his young son. ‘The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city, but his wife looked back and was turned into a pillar of salt.’

His son looked up, concerned.  ‘What happened to the flea?’

Signs found outside churches….

* Free Trip to heaven. Details Inside!

* Searching for a new look?  Have your faith lifted here!

* Dusty Bibles lead to Dirty Lives.

* Come work for the Lord. The work is hard, the hours are long and the pay is low. But the retirement benefits are out of this world.


Can it be Easter already?

Can that be really so?

The carols and the Christmas tree

Don’t seem that long ago!

Can it be Easter already?

Do April showers splash?

The weeks gone by since Christmas day

Have gone in just a flash!

Can it be Easter already?

The time of Lent has passed

The forty days and forty nights

Went by so very fast.

If it is Easter already,

That time has sped away.

Perhaps it’s time to ponder, pause

And savour every day!

by Nigel Beeton


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