5th September

St Philips News for the Parish

5 September 2020


Sunday 6 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            Proverbs 22:6

6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.


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       The earth is one (6)

4       ‘On a hill far away stood an old — cross’ (6)

7       ‘I am the — vine and my Father is the gardener’ (John 15:1) (4)

8       The Caesar who was Roman Emperor at the time of Jesus’ birth(Luke 2:1) (8)

9       ‘Your — should be the same as that of Christ Jesus’(Philippians 2:5) (8)

13     Jesus said that no one would put a lighted lamp under this(Luke 8:16) (3)

16     Involvement (1 Corinthians 10:16) (13)

17     Armed conflict (2 Chronicles 15:19) (3)

19     Where the Gaderene pigs were feeding (Mark 5:11) (8)

24     What jeering youths called Elisha on the road to Bethel (2 Kings 2:23) (8)

25     The Venerable — , eighth-century Jarrow ecclesiastical scholar (4)

26     8 Across issued a decree that this should take place (Luke 2:1) (6)

27     Come into prominence (Deuteronomy 13:13) (6)



1       Where some of the seed scattered by the sower fell (Matthew 13:4) (4)

2       Sexually immoral person whom God will judge (Hebrews 13:4) (9)

3       Gospel leaflet (5)

4       Physical state of the boy brought to Jesus for healing (Mark 9:18)

5       Tugs (anag.) (4)

6       To put forth (5)

10     Nationality associated with St Patrick (5)

11     Leader of the descendants of Kohath (1 Chronicles 15:5) (5)

12     ‘After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping — heel’ (Genesis 25:26) (5)

13     At Dothan the Lord struck the Arameans with — at Elisha’srequest (2 Kings 6:18) (9)

14     ‘Peter, before the cock crows today, you will — three times that you know me’  (Luke22:34) (4)

15     Spit out (Psalm 59:7) (4)

18     ‘When I — , I am still with you’ (Psalm 139:18) (5)

20     Concepts (Acts 17:20) (5)

21     Thyatira’s dealer in purple cloth (Acts 16:14) (5)

22     Does (anag.) (4)

23     The second set of seven cows in Pharaoh’s dream were this (Genesis 41:19) (4)


Prayers are requested for the following:

Rod’s younger brother Tom, Latest news: Tom has now finished his treatment and although suffering with some radiation burns to the neck and blisters in his mouth and some other side effects of the treatment he remains upbeat and determined to beat this

Rod’s son Steven who has to undergo another heart operation, at the end of the month. Latest news: Steven is still awaiting to go in for his op, as the hospital are reluctant to operate under the present circumstance, which unfortunately isn’t helping Stevens anxiety!

Elanea Maoudis a lady we’ve had on the vicarage home group prayer list is currently in hospital with a broken femur.

For 4-year-old Asher, in the USA (Ann Westerman’s family friend) – Latest news – Asher is making good but slow progress – give thanks that mum has some help from a carer – pray for his mum and dad.

For Ann Westerman’s brother Bob, who has liver cancer. Between 8-15 August he is to be evaluated for a new treatment in Houston Texas.

Pray for Val’s auntie Helen who is very poorly having been diagnosed with an ulcer and a lymphoma. Undergoing chemo.

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, Ida (Val’s neighbour), Beryl, Bill and Celia, Ken.

John Banks (Update: operation went well – he is very cheerful and not in too much pain – undergoing physio)

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.



A senior moment:

I made a list.  I checked it twice.  I left it at home.

Colourful writing

The foreign student, writing a letter to the superintendent of the mission society, desired to end with the words: ‘May Heaven preserve you.’

Not being quite confident of the meaning of ‘preserve’, he looked it up in a dictionary.  When the letter reached the director, it ended with the words: ‘And may Heaven pickle you.’


Driver on a tight budget: “I need three litres of petrol and a cup of oil, please.”

Garage: “And shall I cough into the tyres, sir?”

And then….

Teacher: “What is the difference between results and consequences?”

Bright pupil: “Results are what you expect; consequences are what you get.”

Honey, honey!

If your grannie gave you honey when you had a cold, she was right.

Research published in The British Medical Journal has found that honey is especially good for treating upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) such as the common cold.

Honey has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. These do better at soothing your cough and sniffles than any of the over-the-counter remedies. In fact, URTI sufferers who were given honey suffered their symptoms for up to two days LESS than those who did not use honey.

All good news, especially as honey is cheap, readily available, and has virtually no side effects.



The APCM will take place in Church on Sunday 11 October 2020 at 12 noon. It will follow a 10.30am service of Holy Communion.




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