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

Sunday 23rd September - Trinity 17
10.00am Celebration Sunday (Reading: Mark 9: 30 - 37)
6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP) (Readings: James 3: 1 - 13 - 4:3, 7 - 8a Mark 9: 30 - 37)

Sunday 30th September - Trinity 18
10.00am United Benefice Communion Service in Hutton with Bishop Ruth Worsley.

Sunday 7th October - Trinity 197
10.00am Harvest Celebration and parade (Reading: Matthew 6: 25 - 34)

HARVEST CELEBRATION AND PARADE on 7th October at 10am in church - please bring non - perishable goods, which will be taken to Somewhere to Go. At this service we will also launch the Shoebox Appeal.

JOINT HARVEST MEAL - Saturday 6th October at 7pm in Locking Church Centre - please add your name to the sign up sheets in each church if you would like to come. Speaker Joan Eales from Somewhere to Go.

NEXT SUNDAY 30th - 10am in Hutton - United Benefice Holy Communion where we welcome the Bishop Ruth - the Bishop of Taunton who is presiding and preaching. Do invite your family and friends along.

Charity QUIZ NIGHT - church centre Sat 29th September 7.30 p.m. has been postponed

PLEASE PRAY FOR: Ann Coles and Pat Shaw both recovering from an operation, Mary French - operation due on 25th September, Diana Round, currently in hospital following a fall and Margaret and Joe Moore as Margaret has general health problems.

On October 6th 2018, Kate & Peter Edwards will be doing the UK’s highest freefall abseil from the UK’s tallest sculpture - The ArcelorMittal Orbit. It is 262 feet high and is located in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Why? That’s a good question, and one that we will probably be asking on the day as we are strapped into our harnesses, however, all jokes aside, Hoveraid have spent the few last decades reaching the unreachable, providing regular healthcare, emergency aid, water, sanitation and community health projects, mostly with a hovercraft, because they can fly over floods with ease. But this doesn’t happen without a lot of help.
This is a sponsored event, and if you are able to make a contribution, we would be very grateful. This can be done, either via the following website: or by popping something in an envelope into our postbox at 18 Elm Tree Road - feel free to address it to the “crazy abseilers” Thank you.

MACMILLIAN COFFEE MORNING - 6th October 12noon - 2pm - in the church centre to raise money for Macmillian Cancer Care. Organised by Joy Murray. Please come along and support this venture. If you would like to help, please contact Joy on 07824 313626.

PRAYER MEETING on Tuesday 9th October 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!

CARDS for autumn Friday Night Live dates, and Hoveraid Summer 2018 News Magazines are available in church.

AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB - has started again led by Ray Pilgrim - please pray for many children to come and learn about Jesus and get to know Jesus.

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

START: GOD, JESUS AND THE JOURNEY OF LIFE IN SIX SESSIONS Is being held at St Mary’s Church, Hutton and started last Wednesday from 2 – 3pm followed by refreshments. Please do come along but invite people to come with you. It is a very basic Christian basics course. It is informal, interactive and helps people think about the big questions of life. Please let me Anne know if you are coming. Everyone is welcome - but do invite people.

NEW NIGHT ASSESSMENT CENTRE. This will accommodate up to 10 people per night and assist them in finding a long term solution to their homelessness. Two part-time coordinators, who will help with setting up and the day to day running of it, have also been appointed. Volunteers will also be recruited - if interested, please speak to Anne. It is hoped to open on Monday 29th October. But before that they are seeking planning permission and request many go on the local government website and click on the appropriate box to show support for this. Please go on the website and show your support. This is needed to happen soon and before October 1st.

Hutton and Dabaso Twinning Association QUIZ NIGHT Friday 28th September at 7.30pm at Hutton Village Hall. £3 per person — teams of 4 to 6. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Lucky ticket draw - £30 prize. To reserve a table, contact: Ian and Heather 812229 or Eric 813716.

TREDEGAR MALE VOICE CHOIR are returning to Hutton for a concert on Friday 26th October at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 adult / £3 children (u16) from: Chris Wilkins, Mustard Seed Café and Kay Cole.

HUTTON AND LOCKING CHURCH WEEKEND AWAY at Lee Abbey in Lynton, North Devon, Friday 28th June to Sunday 30th June 2019. The cost is £140 per person with a surcharge of £26 per person for en suite accommodation. A deposit of £25 per person is required ASAP. Speakers and crèche facilities are provided by the Lee Abbey team. Please contact Sue Williams (Tel 811270) for further details.

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

September 2018
Sun 2nd September 10.00am United Tent Service in Hutton
Sun 9th September 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evensong in Hutton
Sun 16th September 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Evening Prayer
Sun 23rd September 10.00am Celebration Sunday in the Church Centre
  6.00pm Holy Communion BCP
Sun --30th September 10.00am United Service in Hutton with Bishop Ruth

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

September 2018
Sun 2nd September 10.00am United Tent Service in Hutton
Sun 9th September 10.00am Harvest Celebration
  6.00pm Evensong
Sun 16th September 10.00am 10am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Locking
Sun 23rd September 10.00am Mattins
  6.00pm Holy Communion BCP in Locking
Sun 30th September 10.00am United Service with Bishop Ruth

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