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All Saints' Church, Emscote 

...we seek to be an inclusive, vibrant worshipping community.

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Pews News prayers for week commencing Sunday 14th January 2018


New Year Resolutions

"Forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead" Philippians 3:13

Today sees the start of the third week of 2018. I wonder how many of us resolved to "to do better" this year and how we are getting on with those new resolutions??  Be honest: how many of last year's resolutions did you keep?   They say, "Procrastination is the thief of time."  We keep promising ourselves we'll do better. But ˜resolutions" only happen when you're ˜resolute". That means having a mind that's made up. So here are four resolutions we might need to make up our mind to keep this year:


(1) Take time for what really matters. Get up earlier in order to read your Bible and pray before entering the day. Make more time for your family. Start exercising and eating right. Take better care of your body; it’s God’s temple (see 1 Corinthians 6:19).

(2) Tackle one thing at a time. Taking on too many things at once dilutes your focus and makes it harder to stick with things. When you start too much, you finish too little. So start where you are and build on your successes by mastering and maintaining one thing at a time.

(3) Start small. Don't try to swallow the whole enchilada in one bite; baby steps are the name of the game. Talk in terms of what you will do instead of what you won't. For example, instead of saying, I'm not going to be so critical, try saying, "Today I'm going to look for something good in everyone I meet" (see Philippians 4:8). 

(4) Record your progress or lack of it. You can't manage what you can't measure. By facing the truth you'll see how far you've come, and what you still need to work on. The Bible says, "Throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone will see your progress."(1 Timothy 4:15 NLT) adapted from Word for Today.

This week in our prayers we remember:

  • All who work in our local doctors surgeries, at Warwick Hospital and at the Heathcote hospital.
  • All who have visited All Saints over the Christmas period, trusting that they have been made to feel welcome.
  • The residents of Almond Grove


We pray for the sick

Please send your prayer requests to the following:  [email protected]

We pray for the departed

Please send your prayer requests to the following:  allsai[email protected]

From the Calendar of Saints

17th January  Anthony of Egypt, hermit, abbot, 356; Charles Gore, bishop, founder of the Community of the Resurrection, 1932.

18th January  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18-25 January; Amy Carmichael, founder of the Dohnovur Fellowship, spiritual writer, 1951.

19th January  Wulfstan, bishop, 1095.

20th January Richard Rolle, spiritual writer, 1349.


Children's Society Boxes - For those of you who have a box, could you please ensure they are brought to Church by the end of January please for counting. Thank you. Sandra and Myrtle.

Warwick Poppies 2018: Another reason to knit, crochet, use you craft skills. See leaflets on Entrance Hall table for more details.

Churches Together: Saturday 13th & 27th HOTS (Healing on the Street); Sunday 21st January 6.30pm United Service Castle Hill Baptist Church

Heartbeat: Saturday 10th February at St Mark's Church Hall. An evening of music from the 60's - Roger Garratt is a member of Heartbeat and they have played here at All Saints' a few times. Anyone interested in going, see Joyce in the office. Tickets are £8.00 to include a light supper.

Saints Alive (Lunch Club Plus) - For older people in the community. If you are on your own, lonely, in need of help and advice, or just want to make new friends, come and join us on a number of Friday's in each month. 12.30pm - 2.30pm. A two-course set lunch will be served for a donation. The next Lunch Club will be Friday 19th January 2018.  Booking is essential as places are limited. Contact Glynis on 01926 498990 or call Parish Office Monday to Thursday morning only 01926 492073.


Revd. Diane Thompson                                                  01926 492073

  [email protected]

The Parish Administrator is generally available in the Parish Office

Monday-Tuesday 8.45am - 12.45pm

Wednesday - Thursday 9.00am - 2.00pm

Parish Office                                                   [email protected] 

Joyce Rylett

(Administrator)                                                  01926 492073

(Wednesday & Thursday mornings) 

Sue Whitehouse                                               01926 492073

(Administrative assistant) 

(Monday & Tuesday mornings)


Margaret Hitches                                              01926 492073

Alwyn Finney                                                    01926 492073

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