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‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord almighty. Zechariah 4 : 6 (NIV)

Sunday 13th January - Baptism of Christ
10.00am Holy Communion (Readings: Acts 8: 14 - 17 Luke 3: 15 - 17, 21 - 22)

Wednesday 16th January
4pm Coffin of Margaret Moore brought into church

Thursday 17th January
2.30pm Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Margaret Moore

Sunday 20th January - 3 after Epiphany
10.00am Family Service (Readings: 1 Corinthians 12: 1 - 11 John 2: 1 - 11)
4.00pm Deanery Service of Light at St Andrew's Congresbury

Sunday 27th January - 4 after Epiphany
10.00am Celebration Sunday (Reading: Luke 4: 14 - 21)
6.00pm Holy Communion (Readings: 1 Corinthians 12: 12 - 31a Luke 4: 14 - 21)

MARGARET MOORE - Margaret's funeral will take place on Thursday 17th January - there will be a Service of Thanksgiving in church at 2.30pm after a private burial has taken place at Ebdon Road. Margaret will be brought into church on Wednesday 16th January at 4pm and will reside there until the coffin is collected on Thursday. It has been requested that people wear bright colours and no black please. After the service please join the family for refreshments at the Radio Wing on Locking Parklands. Please continue to pray for Gillian, Joe and Kevin as they mourn her loss.

PRAYER: Please continue to pray for those who lost loved ones over the Christmas period. Please pray for Robin Nation and family in the loss of his sister Jen. For Nina Fitzgerald and family in the loss of her sister Arlene. For the family and friends of Sheila Bennett. For Mary Potter's family in the loss of John (her daughter- in- law's father). For the family and friends of Barbara Hughes. For Gillian and Kevin Jones and Joe Moore in the loss of Gillian's mum Margaret Moore. Please also continue to pray for Mary Beckett in the loss of Peter. May our Lord bring them all comfort and hope for the future.

NOTE - No Women’s Fellowship meeting on Thursday due to the funeral of Margaret Moore.

KATH DREDGE - Kath will be celebrating her birthday on 19th January and we have all been invited to an afternoon tea in the church centre. Please sign the list of you intend to go.

PRAYER MEETING on Tuesday 12th February 7pm - 8pm - do come and join us in the Green Lounge - all are welcome! When we pray we ask for God's kingdom to come and it does!

ALPHA will be starting on Thursday 24th January 2019 at 10am in Locking Church Centre - followed by a simple lunch. please start praying about who you could invite and bring along. If you have never done the Alpha course I strongly encourage you to come along. There are invitation flyers available in church. Please put the date in your diary and please pray that many people give their lives to Jesus in 2019.

The CHURCH FAMILY LUNCH has been postponed until February - exact date and further details to follow.

AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB led by Ray Pilgrim - it is good to hear that the number of children attending is growing. We need more helpers! If you are able to help, please contact Ray Pilgrim 07956 560 026.

CHURCH FLOWERS - it is lovely to have flowers in church and they give us much joy. In order to keep having flowers in church it has been worked out that if every member of the church family gave £5 once a year we would have enough money for the flower fund.

Please could LOCAL PHOTOS OF INTEREST (not people) to be emailed to Janet Croad for a library of suitable front cover material for Crosslinks. Acknowledgement will be given for the photograph’s source.

PRAYER CHAIN - If you need prayer for yourself or another then there is a team of people ready to pray. For Locking, please contact Christine Sceeny or for Hutton Kay Cole phone 811424 and they will send out the prayer request. It would be lovely to know how the person we are praying for is getting on, or whether they still need more prayer. It is a great encouragement for us all to hear that God is answering our prayers, please send feedback to Christine or Kay. Thank you.

WESTON NIGHT ASSESSMENT CENTRE There is a box in the porch (Locking) and by the font (Hutton) for donations for the Night Assessment Centre as they desperately need new underwear (men’s small and medium size), new socks and toiletries: shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste and brushes.

WESTON FOODBANK - Please leave any non-perishable goods in the box in the porch for Locking and by the font for Hutton. Thank you for your continued support.

SOMEWHERE TO GO provides a safe, non-judgmental place for those who need support, advice, a friendly ear and it has been a crutch to many people who have been lost, lonely and at crisis points in their lives. Hot meals, access to a shower and medical help is provided 3 days a week. We rely entirely on donations and urgently require sleeping bags and funds. Please contact Mike or Margaret Cooper in Locking if you can help (Tel 822408), thank you.

PRAYER FOR THE BENEFICE. There is a diocesan strategy ‘To place mission and evangelism at the heart of everything we do’. To this end it would be good to use this prayer, issued by the diocese: A prayer for Shaping our Future. Gracious God, may your Holy Spirit guide us into the future. Help us, throughout the diocese, to show uninhibited reliance on your grace and power as we seek renewal of our lives. Give us courage, rigour, imagination and generosity in order that your kingdom may come and your abundant life be known by all. Amen.

Services at St Augustine’s Locking

January 2019
Sun 6th January 10.00am United Communion in Locking
Sun 13th January 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evensong in Hutton
Sun 20th January 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Evening Prayer
Sun 27th January 10.00am Celebration Sunday in Church Centre
  6.00pm Holy Communion

Childrens work every Sunday in Church or the Church Centre.
Refreshments are served in the Church Centre after morning services.

Services at St Mary’s Hutton

January 2019
Sun 6th January 10.00am United Communion in Locking
Sun 13th January 10.00am Morning Worship
  6.00pm Evensong
Sun 20th January 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Locking
Sun 27th January 10.00am Mattins
  6.00pm Holy Communion in Locking

Children’s work is run in the church during 10am Services on 2nd and 4th Sundays – check with notices.