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

Sunday 27th May - Trinity Sunday
10.00am Celebration Sunday (Reading: John 3: 1 - 17)
6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP) (Readings: Romans 8: 12 - 17 John 3: 1 - 17)

3rd June - Trinity 1
10.00am Family service (Readings:
Ephesians 1: 1 - 14 Our Spiritual Treasures Mark 2: 23 - 3:6)

Sunday 10th June - Trinity 2
10.00am Holy Communion (Readings: Ephesians 1: 15 - 23 The best prayer ever! Mark 3: 20 - end)

PRAYER MEETING on Tuesday 12th June 7pm - 8pm - do come and join us in the Green Lounge - it was good to have 12 people come together to pray last time - all are welcome! When we pray we ask for God's kingdom to come and it does!

OPEN GARDENS - is on June 23rd 2.30 to 5pm at the home of Simon and Eileen Begent, with afternoon tea and bring and buy. All welcome!

CHURCH OPENING - will be on: Wednesday, Thursday Saturday and Sunday. Refreshments will be served each Thursday between 2pm and 4.30pm. Do pray for this venture.

SAVE THE DATE it would be good if as many people as possible come to Locking Summer Fair on 7th July where the church will have a stall.

CHRISTIAN AID ENVELOPES - Please bring your filled envelopes back to church and hand to Richard Colkin.

HOVERAID May prayer letter is out! Please take your copy.

PRAYER - Please take your Easter Prayer Card available from church to focus our prayers together. These can be used in home groups and also in our individual prayers.

LOCKING AND HUTTON WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP is on May 31st at 2.00pm to 4.00pm Tea and cake afternoon in the church centre 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. All proceeds are going to Weston Hospice. Everyone welcome. Please come and join us! The next meeting is on June 7th, 2.45pm with Shirley Pickford leading a Craft Afternoon. All ladies welcome.

PLEASE PRAY for those who are currently sitting exams - for Josie Croad and Tom Lee taking ‘A level’ exams.

THANK YOU to those who helped at the Men’s breakfast last week, those who came enjoyed good food and good company.

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 phone 822331 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.

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has come! Everybody who has contact with the church has received a letter (or an email) to specifically request permission to hold personal data and be able to contact regarding church matters, after 25th May 2018 (when the regulation comes into force). Please return the forms to the Benefice Administrator. When all the forms are back, I will produce a new members’ list for both churches, please contact me if you would like a copy. Thanks. Chris.

We are starting a SERMON SERIES on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians next week. See Talks & Sermons. They will be available here on the website. Please read the passage beforehand to get the most form the sermon.

VOICE OF HOPE BIBLE READING NOTES are available in each church - please take the free copy if you would like to use it.

FAIRTRADE MUSTARD SEED COFFEE SHOP 10 - 12noon Wednesdays Hutton Village Hall. Eric and Gill 813716

WESTON FOODBANK are particularly short of: Tinned fish. 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.

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.

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, thank you.

Services at St Augustine’s Locking

May 2018
Sun 6th May 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Informal Evening Worship in Hutton
Sun 13th May 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evensong in Hutton
Sun 20th May 10.00am Pentecost Parade Family Service
  6.00pm Evening Prayer
Sun 27th May 10.00am Celebration Sunday - Trinity Sunday in Church Centre
  6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP)

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

May 2018
Sun 6th May 10.00am Celtic Holy Communion
  6.00pm Informal Evening Worship
Sun 13th May 10.00am Morning Worship
  6.00pm Evensong
Sun 20th May 10.00am Pentecost Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Locking
Sun 27th May 10.00am Trinity Sunday Mattins
  6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP) in Locking

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