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

Sunday 15th September - Trinity 13
10.00am Harvest Celebration and Parade (Reading: John 6: 25 - 35)
6.00pm Evening prayer (Readings: Philippians 4: 4 - 9 John 6: 25 - 35)

Sunday 22nd September - Trinity 14
10.00am Celebration Sunday (Reading: Luke 15: 1 - 7)
6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP) (Readings: 1 Timothy 2: 1 - 7 Luke 16: 1 - 13)

Sunday 29th September - Trinity 15
10.00am United Holy Communion in Hutton

JOINT HARVEST SUPPER this year will be on Saturday 14th September 7.00pm at Locking Church Centre. This is an evening for everyone from both churches to get together and enjoy food and fellowship and to give thanks for God's goodness to us. The speaker this year will be John Williams who will be sharing about the work of the Food Bank that many of you donate to. Please sign the list to say you are coming.

SHOEBOX LAUNCH - will be on Sunday 22nd September at Celebration Sunday. Flat pack boxes and leaflets will be made available to take away. The deadline for collection is Sunday 17th November. Let's see if we can get to 100 this year!

FISH AND CHIP EVENING followed by a film about our weekend in Lee Abbey, Saturday 21st Sept - 7pm in the church centre. Please sign the list if you are coming saying what food you would like. Payment in advance for the food to Hazel (Locking) or Mary Potter (Hutton) by Sunday 18th Sept please.

ALPHA COURSE After the success of Alpha this year another one will be starting on Wednesday 24th September at 10am in the green lounge. Alpha works by invitation and bringing people along with you. There are fliers in church for you to invite your friends, family and neighbours. Please take an invitation flier and invite someone to Alpha and come along with them. Also come along yourself if you have never done Alpha! It is very informal and relaxed. Please let Anne know if you are coming. This is another opportunity to grow God's kingdom.

PRAYER MEETING on Tuesday 8th 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!

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 or 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.

September’s DIOCESAN PRAYER CALENDAR is now available at www.bathandwells.org.uk/prayer-calendar. The calendar highlights specific intentions in one or two Deaneries, together with a reflection from 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 yours.

BBQ in add of Great Western Air Ambulance and Weston Hospicecare, Sat 21st Sept midday at Home Farm. Silver Moor Lane. Tickets £5 from John Parfitt, 07538 470230

DEANERY 'SING IN' on 21st September 4pm - 5pm St Paul’s Church, Walliscote Rd, WsM. Come along and sing your favourite hymns. Each church can choose a hymn and reasons why. Please send your choice to Mike Tedstone and he will put the order together. This should be a great occasion for the Deanery. See poster in church for more details.

LOCKING DEANERY QUIET DAY. 'Homecoming' Saturday 28th September. 10am - 4pm (coffee from 9:30am). Limited spaces are available for our Deanery Quiet Day at Brean Methodist Church. Please book places online via http://lockingdeaneryquietday2019.eventbrite.com. For more information please see the poster in church or contact Chris in the benefice office.

MEN’S BREAKFAST - Saturday 5th October 9am Locking Church Centre - please take an invite for your friends and sign up on the sheet in church!

BOARD GAMES GALORE - Sunday 22nd September 2019 3pm - 6pm in the Church Centre, all welcome - individuals and families - u 18s please bring a parent. A couple of weeks ago, there were 12 people happily playing! Bring your own favourite board or table top game to play, many games also available to play. Refreshments provided. For more information please contact Chris Wilkins Phone 01934 823556. Next games afternoon 20th October.

WELCOME! As from 2nd September we will be having an ordinand with us in the Benefice. An ordinand is someone who has been recommended for training to be ordained. She will be starting her full - time training at Sarum College with myself as her training supervisor. She is called Larissa Trust, married to Robert and they have 3 children. She will be with us throughout the whole of her 2 years training and will spend one day a week in the benefice and also one morning in church. Please note that this is very different from having a curate and also as with a curate she is not here to help me but to be trained and for me to support both her and her family. Please welcome her and her family when they are with us.

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.

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.

Services at St Augustine’s Locking

September 2019
Sun 1st Sept 10.00am United tent service, St Mary’s field, Hutton
Sun 8th Sept 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evensong in Hutton
Sun 15th Sept 10.00am Harvest celebration and parade
  6.00pm Evening Prayer
Sun 22nd Sept 10.00am Celebration Sunday
  6.00pm Communion (trad)
Sun 29th Sept 10.00am United Holy Communion in Hutton

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 2019
Sun 1st Sept 10.00am United tent service, St Mary’s field, Hutton
Sun 8th Sept 10.00am Informal Communion in Hutton Village Hall
  6.00pm Evensong
Sun 15th Sept 10.00am Harvest
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Locking
Sun 22nd Sept 10.00am Mattins
  6.00pm Holy Communion in Locking
Sun 29th Sept 10.00am United Holy Communion in Hutton

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