3rd October

St Philips News for the Parish

3 October 2020


Sunday 4 October 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 Corinthians 2:14

14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.


Answers to last week’s crossword:

ACROSS: 1, Stop. 3, Call upon. 9, Regular. 10, Octet. 11, Inner. 12, Hudson.       14, Holy Communion. 17, Myself. 19, See to. 22, About. 23, Iterate. 24, Monarchy.     25, Stet.

DOWN: 1, Straight. 2, Organ. 4, Abraham’s faith. 5, Lloyd. 6, Puteoli. 7, Note.         8, Cleric. 13, Innocent. 15, Lay down. 16, Ussher. 18, Enter. 20, Enact. 21, Balm.


Crossword Clues


1  ‘I pray that out of his glorious — he may strengthen you with power through his

Spirit in your inner being’ (Ephesians 3:16) (6)

4  ‘Saul’s father Kish and — father Ner were sons of Abiel’ (1 Samuel 14:51) (6)

7  ‘Praise the Lord, O my — ’ (Psalm 103:1) (4)

8  See 5 Down

9  Laws (1 Kings 11:33) (8)

13 ‘Who of you by worrying can — a single hour to his life?’ (Luke 12:25) (3)

16 Artistry (Exodus 31:5) (13)

17 ‘Your young men will see visions, your — men will dream dreams’ (Acts 2:17) (3)

19 How David described his Lord (Psalm 19:14) (8)

24 ‘If this city is built and its — — restored, you will be left with nothing in Trans-Euphrates’

(Ezra 4:16) (5,3)

25 ‘The holy Scriptures, which are able to make you — for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus’ (2 Timothy 3:15) (4)

26 Intended destination of arrows (Lamentations 3:12) (6)

27 Eve hit (anag.) (6)


1  ‘For I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find — for your souls’ (Matthew 11:29) (4)

2  Where Peter was when he denied Christ three times (Luke 22:55) (9)

3  Remarkable early 20th-century Indian evangelist, a convert from Hinduism, — Sundar Singh (5)

4  ‘Now the king had put the officer on whose — — leaned in charge of the gate’ (2 Kings 7:17)


5  and 8 Across  The Lover describes this facial feature of the Beloved thus: ‘Your — is like the

tower of Lebanon looking towards — ’ (Song of Songs 7:4) (4,8)

6  ‘Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled — your waist’ (Ephesians 6:14) (5)

10 Trout (anag.) (5)

11 Easily frightened (1 Thessalonians 5:14) (5)

12 The ability to perceive (Ecclesiastes 10:3) (5)

13 One of the clans descended from Benjamin (Numbers 26:38) (9)

14 “It is one of the Twelve,” he replied, “one who — bread into the bowl with me”’ (Mark 14:20) (4)

15 Resound (Zephaniah 2:14) (4)

18 Traditional seat of the Dalai Lama (5)

20 Precise (John 4:53) (5)

21 Build (Ezekiel 4:2) (5)

22 Beat harshly (Acts 22:25) (4)

23 Darius, who succeeded Belshazzar as king of the Babylonians, was one (Daniel 5:31) (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 undergoing chemo.

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



Solution to last weeks puzzle.




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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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