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

All Saints' Church, Emscote 

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

Pews News prayers for week commencing Sunday 16th September 2018

15th Sunday after Trinity - Parish Mass - 10.30am - Simply Worship 

‘Take care not to do your good deeds publicly or before men, in order to be seen by them.’ Matthew 6:1 [Amplified Bible] 

Jesus reserved His harshest condemnation for those who did good deeds ‘in order to be seen’. He flipped on the spotlight and exposed every self-righteous mole and pimple. He called them hypocrites, the original Greek for ‘actor’. First-century actors wore masks. So, a hypocrite is someone who puts on a mask, a false face, and performs for the applause of others. Jesus didn’t say, ‘Don’t do good works.’ Nor did He say, ‘Don’t let your good works be seen.’ We must do good works, and some of them must be seen in order to have impact. Let’s be clear - to do a good thing is a good thing. To do good to be seen is not. In fact, to do a good thing to be seen is a serious offence because hypocrisy turns people away from God. When visitors, or those seeking to find God, enter a church and see singers full of their own importance [like West End entertainers] when they hear the preacher—play to the crowd and exclude God. When church attendees dress to be seen and make much ado over their gifts and offerings. When people enter a church to see God yet they can’t see God because of the church, don’t think for a second that God doesn’t react. Jesus was clear on this issue: ‘When you do good deeds, don’t try to show off. If you do, you won’t get a reward from your Father in Heaven.’ (Matthew 6:1 CEV) Today let’s make sure God is seen—not us.

This week in our prayers:

  • We thank God for all healthcare staff who work in our local communities, our GP and dental surgeries and clinics, our community hospitals and those who work in the field of mental healthcare.
  • We pray for clergy and church leaders who are unwell. We remember especially those who cannot work and minister while they recover or receive treatment.
  • Friday marks the International Day of Peace - an annual event designed to bring peace to every individual across the globe. It is also designed to be a day of ceasefire. We pray for God's help in our own lives to cease fighting, stop arguing and make peace with others. We pray for God's dynamic intervention of peace into the most troubled places of conflict.
  • We pray for our link diocese of Kaduna in Nigeria after many towns and villages have recently come under attack from armed gunmen. We pray for peace and safety for the people of Kaduna.
  • We remember the residents of Montague Road.

We pray for the sick

Please send your prayer requests to the following:  allsaints.emscote@outlook.com

We pray for the departed

Please send your prayer requests to the following:  allsaints.emscote@outlook.com

From the Calendar of Saints

17th September Hildegard, abbess, visionary, 1179

19th September Theodore, archbishop, 690

20th September John Coleridge Patteson, bishop, & companions, martyrs, 1871

21st September Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist



All Saints' Harvest Appeal - This year we are supporting 'Carriers of Hope' - a charity dedicated to helping asylum seekers, refugees and Eastern European migrants in the Coventry area. Please bring any donations of items ready for our Harvest Festival celebration on 30th September.

Items requested: Nappies – all sizes, Soap, Washing up liquid, Kitchen Rolls, Flannels, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Toilet rolls, Shampoo, Deodorant, cleaning products for the home, pants and socks, any other toiletries or sanitary products.

Auction of fresh fruit and veg in Coffee Room after service

All Saints Church Harvest Barn Dance – Saturday 29th September 7.00 – 10.00pm at Emscote Infants School.

Tickets £8, or £5 for under 12’s, to include Ploughman’s Supper, Apple Pie and soft refreshments.

GRAPEVINE Autumn-Winter 2018

This week Grapevine will be ready for delivery, PLEASE HELP!

CONTENTS - Thanks to Kate Smallman and Phil Bonehill there will be news and an appeal on ‘REMEMBRANCE 100’, and the first public sharing of news on the BELLS!

There will also be news of events around THE BIG KNITTED CHRISTMAS TREE and dates of services up to CHRISTMAS.

Please help - All Saints Emscote has good news to share!


B’OPERA is coming to All Saints’!

Sing A Rainbow ‘is a magical, colourful & interactive musical journey for babies, toddlers and their grown ups.’

The performance lasts 40 minutes and then time for play/chat and refreshments. Book tickets through Eventbrite or from All Saints’ Church Office, Monday to Thursday 9.30am/12.30pm – 01926 496694.

Please remember B’OPERA in your prayers and pass this information onwards.

Pilgrim Course -During the past months the idea of pilgrimage or “journey” has featured regularly at All Saints – in our services during Lent & Easter, the experience of hosting “The Blue, the Dim and the Gold” art work, the film evening when we watched “The Way”. We are all at different stages of our pilgrimage journey and have very different experiences of life. During the autumn we will be providing an opportunity for discussing, sharing and learning with, and from, each other, by following the “Pilgrim” course over six weeks here at All Saints Church. Beginning Wednesday 3rd October 7.00pm (with light refreshments), followed by the 10th, 17th, 24th October & 7th & 14th November.

A new bereavement support group starts on Monday 3rd September 7-8.30pm at the New Life Church, Friars Street (next to Westgate School), Warwick, CV34 6HD. It is a bereavement support group for adults who are invited to attend 6 monthly sessions and there is no charge for the sessions. It is led by experienced facilitators and refreshments (tea & cake) will be served by a team of trained volunteer listeners. If you know anyone who would like to reserve a place please contact Stacey Bains 07507 722537 or email stacey.bains@covcofe.org .

Register now for BCDM modules in September

There are four BCDM modules starting in Coventry, Moreton Morrell, Leamington and Kineton in September:

- Mission-Shaped God
- Exploring Themes in the Bible
- Music
- Leading Small Groups

For more information, please go to: www.dioceseofcoventry.org/BCDM/modules

Register here: www.dioceseofcoventry.org/BCDMregister



Coffee Room.  Wednesday 12th September at 7pm.

Come and celebrate the Big Knitted Christmas Tree so far.

We're looking together at what has been produced, sharing stories, looking ahead to the BIG PUSH in November when we'll be putting it together. With refreshments: cheese, nibbles, wine, hot and soft drinks etc.

Further diary dates for


Help attach 3000 knitted squares to their branches!

Monday 19th Nov, 7pm; Tuesday 20th Nov. 11am;

Thursday 22nd Nov. 11am; Thursday 22nd Nov. 7pm

Come and see the BKCT frame start to go up on

Friday 23rd November from 10.30am.

Come and celebrate.  See the BKCT unveiled at

COMMUNITY CAROLS, 5pm 1st December. With seasonal refreshments.  Come and celebrate COMMUNKNITY

and what we've made together!

Big Coffee Morning – Rohan Gardens in aid of Macmillan Nurses – Friday 28th September. There will be a raffle, cakes and tombola, plus musical entertainment. If you can support this venture again this year with any donation it would be very much appreciated and I look forward to seeing you there. Pauline Shemmans.


Revd. Diane Thompson                                                  01926 492073


The Parish Administrator is generally available in the Parish Office

Monday-Tuesday 8.45am - 12.45pm

Wednesday - Thursday 9.00am - 2.00pm

Parish Office                                                   allsaints.emscote@outlook.com 

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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