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Pews News prayers for week commencing Sunday 14th January 2018
10.30am PARISH MASS
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; itâ€™s Godâ€™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
We pray for the departed
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.
Revd. Diane Thompson 01926 492073
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