...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 18th November 2018

NEXT SUNDAY 25th November 2018 –Parish Mass ––Christ the King - Readings: (Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; Hebrews 10:11-14, 19-25; John 18.33-37) 

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than a double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing the soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. “[Hebrews 4:12]

On October 25 this year Eugene Peterson died at the age of 85. He is probably best known for his translation of the Bible into contemporary language having produced his version of the New Testament in 1993 and the Old Testament in 2002. Having caused some mixed reactions when it first appeared, The Message Bible has by now sold more than 25 million copies.

In the introduction to The Message, Peterson wrote:

There’s hardly a page in the Bible I did not see lived in some way or other by the men and women, saints and sinners, to whom I was pastor.. Many of the people I worked with knew nothing about it, had never read it, and weren’t interested in learning. Many others had spent years reading it – but for them it had gone flat through familiarity, reduced to clichés. Bored, they dropped it. And there weren’t many people in between.”

Sometimes it is good for us to be challenged by God’s word. One way of being so challenged might be to use a different translation of familiar passages and ponder over their relevance to us individually. What about giving it a go this week??

“Blessed are those who hear the word of God and obey it” [Luke 11:28]

In our prayers this week:

  • We give thanks for all those who have opened God’s word to us –Priests, Readers, Teachers, Authors, friend and others.
  • As Christmas approaches, we thank God for all who take part in seasonal charity gift collections. We remember especially those children who will receive shoe boxes through Operation Christmas Child.
  • On International Men’s Day {Monday] we pray for boys who don’t have a man in their lives to guide them.
  • The residents of.The Chantry

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

19th November Hilda, abbess, 680; Mechtild, beguine, mystic, 1280

20th November Edmund, king, martyr, 870; Priscilla Lydia Sellon, a restorer of the religious life in the Church of England, 1876

22nd November Cecilia, martyr, c.100

23rd November Clement, bishop, martyr, c.100



Emscote in World War One - Thank you for the lovely flowers you gave me after the service on Sunday for my part in the display. Doing the research was fascinating, humbling and moving and making contact with people with stories to tell about their families during and after the war. I did say thank you but did not mention the many other people who had

helped. I know the display would never have materialized without the help of so many people in the Church and the parish. I would like everyone to know it was a community effort and I am very grateful for their support. Kate.

The British Heart Foundation needs help in Warwick! – The shop in Warwick needs help in the shop or behind the scenes. Why not try something new, meet new people, flexible days/hours & raise money for life-saving medical research. Call 01926 497279 or visit the shop, 68 Market Place, if you are interested.

Two Castles Male Voice Choir – Saturday 8th December - 7.30pm, All Saints Church, Emscote, performing ‘Music to warm you on a cold winters night’. Also the ‘Singing for Pleasure Choir’ performing for the first time. Tickets £10 and £8 for seniors. (Tickets available on the door). For more information www.twocastlesmvc.org.uk



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!


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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