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

Sunday 11th November - Remembrance Sunday
10.00am Remembrance Service and parade

Sunday 18th November - 2nd before Advent
10.00am Holy Communion (Readings: Daniel 12: 1- 3 Mark 13: 1 - 8)
6.00pm Evening Prayer (Readings: as above)

Sunday 25th November - Christ the King
10.00am Celebration Sunday (Reading: John 18: 33 - 37)
6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP) (Readings: Daniel 7: 9 - 10, 13 - 14 John 18: 33 - 37)

WW1 TEA AND SING - A - LONG Sunday 11th November at 3.30pm in Locking Church Centre to remember those who gave their lives and whose lives were affected by the conflict. This is a community event to commemorate the ending of WW1. We have some of our ladies working with the W.I. to provide a tea (funded by the Parish Council) as well as the Parkland Singers who will be singing to us and leading some community singing of WW1 songs. There are no tickets left! This should be a great community occasion. The display of WW1 memorabilia in the green lounge will be open from 3pm today.

PRAYER MEETING on Tuesday 13th November 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!

CHRISTMAS FAIR - Saturday 24th November 10.30am - 2pm. We welcome contributions of cakes, crafts, books to the hall on the Friday evening (23rd) 6.30pm please, otherwise to: the office, Hazel or Sue. Father Christmas will be present. Refreshments and lunches will be available. Please bring your friends and families, we look forward to welcoming everyone.

FLATPACK SHOEBOXES are now available from church to fill for Operation Christmas Child.

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

PLEASE PRAY FOR: Diana Round and Laura Westley who are now home, also Mary French, Margaret and Joe Moore, Ann Coles, Cath Dredge and Peter Beckett.

SHOEBOXES last chance to return your shoeboxes is next week - 18th November please.

FIND THE STAR 15th / 16th December. Place a large star in your front garden and be part of the “Find the Star” trail in Hutton and Locking villages. Stars can be bought or hand made by children / adults, lit or unlit. To register your star please contact the benefice office - 01934 822857 by 7th December. Trail maps will be available after this date so you can go on your own star hunt and see how many you can find!

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.

NEW 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 medium and large size), new socks and toiletries: shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste and brushes.

WESTON FOODBANK - 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.

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.

November’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!

Services at St Augustine’s Locking

November 2018
Sun 4th Nov 10.00am Mission Sunday
  6.00pm Memorial Service in Hutton
Sun 11th Nov 10.00am Remembrance Service with parade
  6.00pm Evensong in Hutton
Sun 18th Nov 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evening Prayer
Sun 25th Nov 10.00am Celebration Sunday in Church Centre
  6.00pm Holy Communion BCP

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 2018
Sun 4th Nov 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Memorial Service
Sun11th Nov 10.00am Remembrance Service
  6.00pm Evensong
Sun 18th Nov 10.00am Celtic Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Locking
Sun 25th Nov 10.00am Mattins
  6.00pm Holy Communion BCP in Locking

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