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

Sunday 24th March - Lent 3
10.00am Celebration Sunday (Reading: Luke 13: 6 - 9)
6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP) (Readings: 1 Corinthians 10: 1 - 13 Luke 13: 1 - 9)

Sunday 31st March - Lent 4 - Mothering Sunday
10.00am Family Service (Readings: 1 Samuel 1: 20 - end Luke 2: 33 - 35)

Saturday 6th April 11am Service for the Re-dedication of the tower and bells with Archdeacon Adrian

Sunday 7th April - Lent 5
10.00am Family Service (Readings: Philippians 3: 4b - 14 John 12: 1 - 8)

SERMON SERIES We have begun a 7 week series on the I am sayings of Jesus which tell us about who Jesus is and also how we should respond to Him. All the sermons will be available Here on the website if you miss them or wish to read them for yourselves.

MOTHERING SUNDAY - inviting people to come along with you to a service or events really works. Mothering Sunday offers us a great opportunity to do this. Please take a invitation flyer and invite a family member, friend or a neighbour to our Mothering Sunday services. Offer to meet them or pick them up and come along with you.

GRAND EVENT - On Saturday 6th April 2019 to celebrate the restoration of the Tower and Bells at St Augustine’s Church, Locking
You are invited to ….

  • 10.00am Bell ringing in the tower by local band of ringers
  • 11.00am Re-dedication Service led by the Archdeacon of Bath
  • 12 noon Lunch in Church Centre with hand bell ringing
  • 1.00pm - 2.15pm Open ringing in the tower
  • 2.30pm Tower tours - climb the tower, learn about bell ringing
  • Local History Displays in the church

APCM - Monday 8th April at 7pm in the church centre - open to all those who are on the electoral roll.

EASTER HOLIDAY CLUB - We are running an Easter Holiday Club for three days from Tuesday 16th - Thursday 18th April. For three hours each day in the morning. We are in the planning stage at the moment so more information to come, but please SAVE THE DATE! This is a fantastic opportunity to share the amazing story of Easter with local children - from the excitement of Palm Sunday to the despair of the cross to the joy of Easter Sunday. We will need team to help each day, set up, prayer for the event and supplies - so I hope we all can be involved in some way over the three days! If you are able to help, please contact me or add your name to the sign up sheet in church.

MAUNDY THURSDAY 7pm Thursday 18th April in Hutton School for Holy Communion and supper. Please add your name to the sign up sheet if you would like to attend. Please also add your name if you are able to bring a dessert.

THANK YOU to everyone who has donated towards the cost of flowers in church. Donations are welcome at any time of the year - please hand to myself or the Wardens, or place in a clearly marked envelope in the collection/donations box. Please indicate if you would like your gift to be used on a specific date to commemorate a life event. Gillian Jones.

ALPHA - please continue to pray for Alpha - there are now 16 people attending plus helpers. It is a great encouragement! We still need some people to supply a light lunch, people will be reimbursed for costs. Please sign the list in church or see Anne if you are able to help. You could always do this together with a friend as it is a lot of people to cater for.

MOTHERING SUNDAY - inviting people to come along with you to a service or events really works. Mothering Sunday offers us a great opportunity to do this. Please take a invitation flyer and invite a family member, friend or a neighbour to our Mothering Sunday services. Offer to meet them or pick them up and come along with you.

“WILDFIRE” by Roger Jones Saturday 11th May 7.30pm in Hutton Church If you would like to join the augmented choir, please contact Eric on 813716 for rehearsals on Thursdays at 7.00pm in St Mary’s Church. All welcome. Scores/words will be available.

DATES COMING UP…
Sunday 31st March - Mothering Sunday
Tuesdsay 2nd April 7pm Hutton APCM
Thursday 4th April 7pm Confirmation Service at All Saints' Wrington
Saturday 6th April Grand Event for the completion of the tower and bells work in Locking - see poster
Monday 8th April 7pm Locking APCM in the church centre

Lee Abbey North Devon Church weekend away Fri 28 to Sun 30 June. Places are still available. £140 total (deposit of £25) per person. Ring Sue Williams 811270.

Will you take on the Bishops’ Lent Challenge? LIVING WELL IN GOD’S WORLD: appreciation, concern, responsibility, incarnation, love, new creation. Sign up for challenges, readings, prayer and reflection direct to your inbox or download resources at: www.bathandwells.org.uk/Lent-Living-Well-2019. This Week - Creation is groaning. Challenges to choose from: _Take one of your journeys in a different way this week. Could you take public transport and/or walk to work, school or church? Or try cycling one or two days a week? _Drive greener! Under-inflated tyres increase your fuel consumption. Air conditioning uses extra fuel. Remove heavy items, roof-racks and roof boxes unless you need them for the trip. Drive smoothly – braking and accelerating waste fuel. Driving at 50-60 mph means your emissions will be lowest, with up to 25% higher emissions at 70mph.

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.

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.

Services at St Augustine’s Locking

March 2019
Sun 3rd March 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Informal Worship in Hutton
Wed 6th March 7.00pm Ash Wednesday Holy Communion in Hutton
Sun 10th March 10.00am Healing Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evensong in Hutton
Sun 17th March 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Evening Prayer
Sun 24th March 10.00am Celebration Sunday in Church Centre
  6.00pm Holy Communion
Sun 31st March 10.00am Mothering Sunday Celebration

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 2019
Sun 3rd March 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Informal Worship
Wed 6th March 7.00pm Ash Wednesday Holy Communion
Sun 10th March 10.00am Morning Worship in Hutton Village Hall
  6.00pm Evensong
Sun 17th March 10.00am Healing Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Locking
Sun 24th March 10.00am Mattins
  6.00pm Holy Communion in Locking
Sun 31st March 10.00am Mothering Sunday Celebration

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