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'Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message,
so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ.’ Colossians 4: 2 - 3 (NIV)

Sunday 14th January - Epiphany 2
10.00am Holy Communion (Readings: Revelation 5: 1 - 10 John 1: 43 - end)

Sunday 21st January - Epiphany 3
10.00am Family Service (Readings: Revelation 19: 6 - 10 John 2: 1 - 11)
6.00pm Evening Prayer (Readings: As above)

Sunday 28th January - Candlemas
10.00am Celebration Sunday (Reading: Luke 2: 22 - 40)
6.00pm Holy Communion (Readings: Hebrews 2: 14 - end Luke 2: 22 - 40)

 

THANK YOU to the thirteen who came to the prayer meeting on Tuesday. It was a most encouraging time. The next one is on Tuesday 13th February at 7.00pm in the Green Lounge. All invited.

CELEBRATOIN SUNDAY is on 28th January at 10am. Refreshments served from 9.30am. PLEASE TAKE AN INVITE and invite a friend or neighbour. Please sign up for the bring and share lunch afterwards.
Children's Worker - Ben Notley started the after- school club in Locking School last Tuesday. There were 19 children signed up. If you are able to help Ben on a Tuesday at 3pm please see Anne and Ben can get in touch with you. It would require no preparation just turning up and a willingness to help.

David and Heather Sharland our CMS link missionaries. We sent them a gift of money for Christmas from the church. If anyone would like to donate to this gift then there will be a basket in church. Thank you.

OPEN CHURCH: The Church will now be open each Thursday and Saturday from Thursday January 18th at 10am.
We look forward to seeing you all once more.

We now have our own dedicated FACEBOOK PAGE - https://www.facebook.com/staugustineslocking/ - please ‘like’ it and share widely!

PRAYER - Please take your monthly prayer card for December and the New Year to focus our prayers together. These can be used in home groups and also in our individual prayers.

LOCKING AND HUTTON WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP. The next meeting is on January 18th with Geoff Hobden speaking about Life as a Vicar, in the Green Room Locking Church Centre. The next meeting is on February 1st with Mike Cooper talking about The Magistrate's Court. All ladies welcome.

MEN’S BREAKFAST on Saturday 27th January at 9am in Locking Church Centre. Please take an invite and invite your male friends.

DEANERY SERVICE OF LIGHT on Sunday 4th February at 5pm at St Paul's Weston. No evening service in either church.

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.

Archbishop Justin has often said that without prayer there is no renewal in the church. One of the key ways in which Anglicans ensure they pray for one another is through a calendar of prayer, which enables us to regularly and faithfully look beyond our own boundaries and what is in the news, and to pray our way around the ministries of our brothers and sisters. January’s DIOCESAN PRAYER CALENDAR is now available at www.bathandwells.org.uk/prayer-calendar. Some copies are printed and are in church - please take your copy!

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

WESTON FOODBANK are particularly short of: Tinned vegetables and potatoes, tinned tomatoes and pasta sauce, long life milk, tinned fruit and custard, tinned spaghetti, biscuits or snack items. 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.

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

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. Somewhere To Go NEWSLETTER is available in church for those who would like to read it.

Services at St Augustine’s Locking

January 2018
Sunday 7th Jan 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Informal Evening Worship - Lectio Divina in Hutton
Sunday 14th Jan 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evensong in Hutton
Sunday 21st Jan 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Evening Prayer
Sunday 28th Jan 10.00am Celebration 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

January 2018
Sunday 7th Jan 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Informal Evening Worship - Lectio Divina
Sunday 14th Jan 10.00am Morning Worship
  6.00pm Evensong
Sunday 21st Jan 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Locking
Sunday 28th Jan 10.00am 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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