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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 19th November - 2 before Advent
10.00am Holy Communion (Readings: Zephaniah 1: 7, 12 - 18 Matthew 25: 14 - 30)
6.00pm Evening Prayer (Readings: as above)

Sunday 26th November - Christ the King
10.00am Celebration Sunday (Readings: Ezekiel 34: 11 - 16, 20 - 24 Matthew 25: 31 - end)
6.00pm Holy Communion BCP (Readings: as above)

Sunday 3rd December - Advent 1
10.00am Family Service (Readings: Isaiah 64: 1 - 9 Mark 13: 24 - end)

PLEASE PRAY for Ben Notley as he has started an after-school club in Locking School. Give thanks that up to 14 children have attended. Thank you to those who have offered to help on a rota basis. Please see Anne if you would like to also help. Praise God for what He is doing and let's grow this even more. Do say hello to Ben, along with Kim - who helps him and who is also from St Paul's.

LOCKING CHRISTMAS FAIR - Please could: BOOKS AND GIFTS, with cakes nearer the time etc be donated for the Christmas Fayre on Nov 25th. They can be brought to church or left in the benefice office. please contact Sue Williams for more information - 01934 811270.

BRASS CLEANING - It's that time of year again to restore the church brasses to their Christmas splendour. The proposed date will be Monday 4th December at 7pm and your assistance with this, if you are able, would be very much appreciated. A refreshing " cuppa" will be available whilst we polish! Thanks for your help.

CAROL SINGING - this year we will be joining members of Locking Parklands Community Church to sing around Locking Parklands. The date for this is Thursday 14th December. Please put the date in your diary now. There is also an additional of 21st December if people are available. Please sign the list for either or both dates so we know the number of people attending. It is very good to be working together with LPCC and their pastor Claire Rogers.

HOVERAID prayer letters are available in church, please take your copy.

OPEN CHURCH - The church will now be open on Thursdays and Saturdays only, from 10am until dusk. Thank you for your support throughout the Summer and in the New Year, when lighter days return, we shall resume the longer opening hours.

The next CELEBRATION SUNDAY will be on November 26th, fliers are available to invite your friends with bring and share lunch afterwards! Please add your name to the sign up sheet in church, adding what food you can bring. Thank you.

PRAYER - Please take you new monthly prayer card for November to focus our prayers together. These can be used in home groups and also in our individual prayers.

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

Locking Deanery Housing Society Ltd invite you to an open house coffee morning on Monday 20th November from 10.30am at CLARENCE HOUSE 17 Clarence Road North, Weston- super- Mare BS23 4AS. Please come and look round the accommodation and facilities that we provide for our residents. We look forward to welcoming you. For further enquiries please telephone 01934 626134.

Wick St Lawrence Church have invited us all to their FESTIVAL OF ANGELS from 2nd to 9th Dec. Please see posters in each church for more information.

November’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!

THE KINGDOM OF GOD HAS COME NEAR YOU! Reflections for Advent 2017: Noticing God’s presence in our lives here and now through conversation with people in different situations. Hear encouraging and life giving stories from the lives of people who trust God and work in: Dementia Care, Support for the homeless and hungry, Support for young people and in Christian Ministry based in and around Glastonbury. Please do come and join us at: Uphill Methodist Church on Wednesday 6th and Wednesday 13th December. Kettle on at 4pm, Topic conversation 4.30pm to 6pm. If you have questions or want to know more please contact Rev’d Tim Erridge 01934 815 404. A joint project between St Andrew’s Bournville, Uphill Methodist Church and Bleadon Parish 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.

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.

PRAYER FOR THE BENEFICE. There is a diocesan strategy ‘To place mission and evangelism at the heart of everything we do’. To this end it would be good to use this prayer, issued by the diocese: A prayer for Shaping our Future. Gracious God, may your Holy Spirit guide us into the future. Help us, throughout the diocese, to show uninhibited reliance on your grace and power as we seek renewal of our lives. Give us courage, rigour, imagination and generosity in order that your kingdom may come and your abundant life be known by all. Amen.

Services at St Augustine’s Locking

November 2017
Sunday 5th Nov 10.00am Family Service and Showboxes in
  6.00pm Memorial Service in Locking
Sunday 12th Nov 10.00am Remembrance Service with Parade
  6.00pm Evensong in Hutton
Sunday 19th Nov 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Locking
Sunday 26th Nov 10.00am Celebration Sunday
  6.00pm Holy Communion (Trad) Locking

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

November 2017
Sunday 5th Nov 10.00am Holy Communion – Shoeboxes returned
  6.00pm Memorial Service in Locking
Sunday 12th Nov 10.00am Remembrance Service
  6.00pm Evensong
Sunday 19th Nov 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Locking
Sunday 26th Nov 10.00am Celebration Sunday
  6.00pm Holy Communion (Trad) Locking

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