January 9 2021

St Philips News for the Parish

9 January 2021


Sunday 10 January 2021 there will be a said service of Evening Prayer in church at 4pm (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 Peter 1:13

13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.


The Next Quiet Day at the Well, Leamington on ZOOM.

Thursday 14/01/2021                      Psalm 121 Quiet Morning     10.00am – 12.45pm


Saturday 30/01/2021                       Psalm 121 Quiet Morning    10.00am – 12.45pm.






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.



8 Interrogated (Acts 12:19) (5-8)

9 ‘Burn it in a wood fire on the — heap’ (Leviticus 4:12) (3)

10 Tobit, Judith, Baruch and the books of Esdras and the Maccabees are part of it (9)

11 Science fiction (abbrev.) (3-2)

13 Clay pit (anag.) (7)

16 Went to (John 4:46) (7)

19 ‘Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to — your bodies as living sacrifices’ (Romans 12:1) (5)

22 David’s plea to God concerning those referred to in 14 Down: ‘On — — let them escape’ (Psalm 56:7) (2,7)

24 Royal Automobile Club (1,1,1)

25 How the book of Ezekiel refers to God more than 200 times (Ezekiel 2:4) (9,4)




1 Seas (Proverbs 8:24) (6)

2 One of the sons of Eli the priest, killed in battle by the Philistines                           (1 Samuel 4:11) (6)

3 Specialist in the study of the Muslim religion (8)

4 ‘Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but — him as if he were your father’            (1 Timothy 5:1) (6)

5 One of Esau’s grandsons (Genesis 36:11) (4)

6 Taking a chance (colloq.) (2,4)

7 God’s instructions to the Israelites concerning grain offerings: ‘ — salt to — your offerings’ (Leviticus 2:13) (3,3)

12 Confederation of British Industry (1,1,1)

14 ‘All day long they twist my words; they are always — to harm me’                (Psalm 56:5) (8)

15 The crowd’s reaction to Jesus bringing back to life a widow’s son in Nain       (Luke 7:16) (3)

16 Disappear (Psalm 104:35) (6)

17 How Jeremiah was likely to die if he wasn’t rescued from the cistern where he was imprisoned (Jeremiah 38:9) (6)

18 What the prophets do to a wall, with whitewash (Ezekiel 13:10, RSV) (4,2)

20 Made by a plough (Job 39:10) (6)

21 Noah was relieved when the flood waters continued to — (Genesis 8:5) (6)

23 Jesus gave the Twelve the power and authority to do this to diseases            (Luke 9:1) (4)              



Prayers are requested for the following:

Rod’s younger brother Tom.

Rod’s son Steven.

Rod’s friend Elanea Maoudis

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

Pray for Val’s auntie Helen.

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) who is awaiting tests to understand her ongoing health problem

Len and Chloe – COVID  19


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.




Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve had an ideal marriage.  He didn’t have to hear about all the men she could have married, and she didn’t have to hear about the way his mother cooked.


Take me out

An elderly single woman died last month.  She requested no male pallbearers.  In her handwritten instructions for her memorial service, she explained: “They wouldn’t take me out while I was alive, so I don’t want them to take me out when I’m dead.”


Love in a bag

I asked my nephew whether he bought his wife anything for Valentine’s Day, and he said he had bought her a belt and a bag.  When I commented that I am sure she would appreciate them, he agreed:  “Yes, and hopefully the vacuum cleaner will work better now.”

Why Elijah did that…

The Sunday school teacher was carefully explaining the story of Elijah the Prophet and the false prophets of Baal. She explained how Elijah built the altar, put wood upon it, cut the steer in pieces and laid it upon the altar.  And then, Elijah commanded the people of God to fill four barrels of water and pour it over the altar. He had them do this four times over. “Now,” said the teacher, “can anyone in the class tell me why the Lord would have Elijah pour water over the steer on the altar?”


A little girl in the back of the room started waving her hand, “I know! I know!” she said, “To make the gravy!”

Lot’s wife

The Sunday School teacher was describing how Lot’s wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt, when little Jason interrupted, ‘My Mummy looked back once, while she was driving,’ he said, ‘and she turned into a telephone pole!’


Hymns for professionals

Dentist:                          Crown Him with many crowns…

Contractors:                  The Church’s one foundation…

Obstetricians:               Come labour on…

Golfers:                         There is a green hill far away…

Politicians                    Standing on the promises…

Librarians                      Let all mortal flesh keep silent…



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