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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 18th March - Lent 5
10.00am Holy Communion (Readings: Hebrews 5: 5 - 10 John 12: 20 - 33)
6.00pm Evening Prayer (Readings: as above)

Friday 23rd March
2.30pm ARK in church for their Easter celebration.

Sunday 25th March - Palm Sunday - clocks go forward 1 hour
10.00am Celebration Sunday (Reading: Mark 11: 1 - 11)
6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP) (Readings: Isaiah 50: 4 - 9a Mark 11: 1 - 11)

Thursday March 29th - Maundy Thursday
7pm Supper and Holy Communion in Hutton School hall

Friday March 30th - Good Friday
2.00pm Gathered around the cross

Sunday 1st April - Easter Day
10.00am Family Holy Communion (Reading: John 20: 1 - 18)
6.00pm Benefice Holy Communion (Readings: 1 Corinthians 15: 1 - 11 John 20: 1 - 18)

THANK YOU to all the ladies who cooked and served a splendid cooked breakfast last week. 26 men attended and £200 was sent to the RNLI from donations that the men gave. Although this is a free event there is an opportunity to give - after the food expenses have been taken out the rest of the money is given to a charity of the men's choice.

CELEBRATION SUNDAY for Palm Sunday on 25th March - do take an invite and invite friends, family and neighbours. Please also sign up if you are staying for the Bring and Share lunch. If anybody would like to tell their story of how they came to faith at this service, please let Cliff Dumbell know by 18th March.

MAUNDY THURSDAY 29th March 7pm Hutton School Hall. Meal and Holy Communion. Please sign up if you would like to come, and also if you are able to provide a pudding.

After the service on Easter Sunday there will be an EASTER EGG HUNT for the children. Offers of eggs would be very welcome - please leave in the vestry. Thank you!

PRAYER MEETING on Tuesday 10th April 7pm - 8pm - do come and join us in the Green Lounge - it was good to have 10 people come together to pray last time - all are welcome! When we pray we ask for God's kingdom to come and it does!

KNITTED EASTER FLOWERS For those of you who have kindly knitted flowers for Easter, could these be delivered to the Church, or Mary French please within the next couple of weeks as they can then be incorporated in the Easter design. Thank you for your involvement in this and just keep them coming!!!

PRAYER - Please take your Lent 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 April 5th at 2.45pm with Tea and Chat in the Green Lounge, Locking Church Centre. The next meeting is on April 19th with Dave Bradley talking about being a Christian Copper in the Green Lounge, Locking Church Centre. All ladies welcome.

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.

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

PROM PRAISE on Saturday 5th May 2018 is now full. Please contact Eric Holdaway 01934 813716 / 07530 135 919 or if you would like your name to go on the waiting list.

March’s DIOCESAN PRAYER CALENDAR is now available at Each month the calendar will highlight specific intentions in one or two Deaneries, together with a reflection for a Rural Dean on the ministry they see around them and a message from a member of Bishop’s Staff. Some copies are printed and are in church - please take your copy!

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

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.

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.

Services at St Augustine’s Locking

March 2018
Sunday 4th March 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Informal Worship in Hutton
Sunday 11th March 10.00am Mothering Sunday Celebration with Communion
  6.00pm Evensong in Hutton
Sunday 18th March 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Evening Prayer
Sunday 25th March 10.00am Palm Sunday - Celebration Sunday
  6.00pm Holy Communion (trad)
Thursday 29th March 7.00pm Maundy Thursday Supper in Hutton School
Friday 30th March 2.00pm Good Friday - ‘Gathered around the Cross’
Sunday 1st April 10.00am Easter Sunday Celebration & 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

March 2018
Sunday 4th March 10.00am Holy Communion
  3.00pm Songs of Praise, tea and speaker atHutton Village Hall
Sunday 11th March 10.00am Mothering Sunday ~ Morning Worship
  6.00pm Evensong
Sunday 18th March 7.00pm Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Locking
Sunday 25th March 10.00am Mattins
  6.00pm Holy Communion (trad) in Locking
Tuesday 27th March 7.00pm Service of Compline – Night Prayer
Thursday 29th March 7.00pm Maundy Thursday Supper in Hutton School
Friday 30th March 12noon - 3pm Gathered around the Cross
Sunday 1st April 10.00am Easter Sunday Celebration & Communion

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