'Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful
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 28th May - Easter 7
10.00am Celebration Sunday (Reading: John 17: 20 - 26)
6.00pm Holy Communion (Readings: 1 Peter 4: 12 - 14, 5 : 6 -
11 John 17: 1 - 11)
Thursday 1st June - Day of Prayer
12 noon Led prayer
Sunday 4th June - Pentecost
10.00am Family Service (Readings: Acts 2: 1 - 21 John 20: 19
Sunday 11th June - Trinity Sunday
10.00am Holy Communion (Readings: 2 Corinthians 13: 11 - end
Matthew 28: 16 - end)
LOCKING CHURCH TOWER – it has been discovered
that the joists supporting the ringing chamber are rotten and
therefore access to the tower, and the area under the tower
by the font is now out of bounds. The ringing of the bells has
been suspended until further notice. Thank you for your co-operation
in this matter.
The Church has launched 'TENNER FOR THE TOWER',
a fun-time challenge to raise funds for the Church Tower Repairs.
Our Treasurer will be handing out £10 notes, to anyone
accepting the challenge, to increase this sum as much as they
can. Please use your skills and imagination, involving your
family and friends, in any way you can. There will be a board
in Church showing suggestions if you are stuck for ideas. The
more fun we have, the better.
OPEN CHURCH - The Church is open from 10am to
dusk on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays for visiting
and peace and quiet. There is a local History Exhibition about
the church, the village and the former RAF Locking. Also on
Thursdays, from 2pm until 5pm, tea, coffee and biscuits is available
for visitors to enjoy.
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK - please give any filled envelopes
to Richard Colkin. Thank you for your help.
A PRAYER FOR MANCHESTER
God of compassion, you hear the cries of all who are in trouble
accept our prayers for those whose lives are affected by the
bombing in Manchester;
We pray especially for those suddenly facing a future without
a child, parent or loved one,
young ones who are in deep distress, those who are injured,
traumatised or awaiting news.
Strengthen them in their hour of need, grant them perseverance
and courage to face the future and be to them a firm foundation
on which to build their lives;
this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Weston Hospicecare is launching a “CARE
FOR A CUPPA” at Locking Village Hall on Wednesday 31st
May 2017 from 3pm to 4pm with tea and homemade cake! See poster
in church for more information.
Thursday 1st June 7.30pm FIRST THURSDAY PRAYER
MEETING in the Green Lounge. There will be no homegroups this
week as we are meeting for a time of prayer and intercession.
This is a prayer meeting for the whole church to come together
to worship and spend time in prayer. All Welcome.
OPEN GARDENS the next one is on Sat June 10th
2.30pm - 5.00pm at the home of Gillian Jones, 68, Vereland Road,
Hutton, with cream teas, cakes and plant stall. Please take
a flier from church to advertise these events.
SIDHOLME church weekend away June 16th - 18th
cost £155. There has been a cancellation which I would
like to fill and there are a few remaining rooms for singles
/ couples. Please contact Chris Wilkins if you are interested.
CELEBRATION SUNDAY - the next one will be on 25th
June. Please use the fliers to invite people to the service
and to lunch.
PRAYER CHAIN. If you need prayer for yourself
or another then there is a team of people ready to pray. Please
contact Christine Sceeny – preferably by phone 822331
and she will send out the prayer request to the team. Thank
PRAYER CHAIN. If you have sent in a 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
LOCKING AND HUTTON WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP. The
next meeting is on June 1st, 2.45pm with Revd Anne Lee 'Telling
the story. Living the story', how God has worked in my life,
in the Green Room Locking Church Centre. The next meeting is
on June 15th, 2.45pm with a fun quiz - nothing too taxing! in
the Green Room Locking Church Centre. All ladies welcome.
THY KINGDOM COME - this is a Church of England
initiative and will run from Thurs 25th May until Sunday 4th
June - which is Pentecost Sunday. There is a Day of Prayer in
both churches on Thursday 1st June. In Hutton there will be
led prayers at 10am and in Locking at 12noon. Thy Kingdom Come
is to encourage us to pray for our witness to this nation and
for people to come to know Jesus. Please join us for the launch
service, the led prayers or come in to pray silently. We are
at an important time in the history of our nation and God calls
His people to pray.
GARDEN TIDY DAY AT THE VICARAGE Thank you for
all the hard work put in yesterday. Anne would like to invite
people to come and help on Saturday 3rd June from 10.30am. Please
get in touch with her if you can help.
THY KINGDOM COME, Sunday 4th June, Wells Cathedral.
The event marks the close of Archbishop Justin’s global
call to prayer. Between 2.30pm and 4.30pm over 15 prayer stations
have been designed to offer a fresh experience of prayer. Refreshments
will then be available before the start of the Pentecost Service
at 5pm with Bishop Ruth and Bishop John Perry, former Bishop
of Chelmsford, which will include music by a Jazz trio. The
event is non-ticketed and all are welcome. Please see poster
for more details.
FAIRTRADE MUSTARD SEED COFFEE SHOP 10 - 12noon
Wednesdays Hutton Village Hall. Eric and Gill Holdaway 813716
MAY’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
WESTON FOODBANK. Thank you for your continuing
support. Please leave any non-perishable goods in the box in
the porch for Locking and by the font for Hutton.
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
Breakfasts in Church Centre. There are more being served up
on the following dates for your diary
Services at St Augustine’s Locking
|Sunday 7th May
||Evening Prayer in Hutton
|Sunday 14th May
||Evensong in Hutton
|Sunday 21st May
|Thursday 25th May
||Prayer launch service – ‘Thy Kingdom Come‘
|Sunday 28th May
||‘Celebration Sunday’ in Church Centre
||Holy Communion (trad)
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
|Sunday 7th May
| Sunday 14th May
|Sunday 21st May
||Evening Prayer in Locking
|Sunday 28th May
||Holy Communion (trad) in Locking
Children’s work is run in the church
during 10am Services on 2nd and 4th Sundays – check with