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

Thursday 18th April - Maundy Thursday
7.00pm Supper and a simple Communion in Hutton school hall.

Friday 19th April - Good Friday
2.00pm - 3.00pm Gathered around the Cross

Sunday 21st April - Easter Day
10.00am Holy Communion (Readings: 1 Corinthians 15: 19 - 26 John 20: 1 - 18)
6.00pm Evening Prayer (Readings: As above)

Sunday 28th April - Easter 2
10.00am Celebration Sunday - Education Sunday (Reading: John 20: 19 - end)
6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP) (Readings: Revelation 1: 4 - 8 John 20: 19 - end)

Sunday 5th May - Easter 3
10.00am Family Service - Guest Speaker from the Bible Society (Readings:
Revelation 5: 11 - end John 21: 1 - 19)

Sunday 12th May - Easter 4
10.00am Holy Communion (Readings: Revelation 7: 9 - end John 10: 22 - 30)

Happy Easter to everyone! from Anne and the wardens. Alleluia! Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

CELEBRATION SUNDAY on 28th April will also mark Education Sunday. We will be welcoming Jo Jones the Head Teacher from Locking School, who will be retiring this year. We will be presenting Jo with a gift for the school. Do please come along and join us for this special service and invite friends and neighbours and especially those with children who attend Locking School.

On Sunday 5th May at the 10am service we will be welcoming Rachael Markham from the BIBLE SOCIETY to share about their work. We have recently used a lot of their material - the WW1 Bibles, the Christmas and Easter booklets, the nativity and the Lent course this year. Please do come along as it will be a good service.

THANK YOU to everyone who decorated the churches and made them look so beautiful for Easter. Also thank you to all those who took part and helped in Holy Week and Easter to make it such a special time.

CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED course is starting on Thursday 2nd May at 10am in the green lounge. This is an excellent course that uses a DVD and helps us get into reading the Bible, using Mark's gospel. It is good for those who are wanting to look deeper into who Jesus is and also good for those who want to deepen their faith. Please take an invite and come with a friend - there are currently 13 people signed up. There will be no lunch but there will be nice eats and coffee etc. Please see Anne to register your name.

PCC REPORTS for both churches are due in by Wednesday 1st May. Please send Hutton reports to Chris and Locking reports to Anne.

OPEN GARDENS We would love to welcome you / friends / families / neighbours to Open Gardens from 2pm to 5pm on 25th May at Geoff & Hazel Hobden's, 21 Burrington Avenue, Bleadon Hill, BS24 9LP with afternoon teas and garden games.

BELLS - Hutton will continue to ring every Wednesday from about 7.30pm unless otherwise informed. Everyone is welcome, with occasional extra training from 7pm. We are going to ring twice a month on a Sunday morning on 2nd and 4th Sundays. Locking will have their practice evening on Tuesdays at 7.30pm and ring on 1st and 3rd Sundays, as well as on the 4th Sunday evening. All this is dependant on the ringers being available.

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.

Tear Fund collection for MOZAMBIQUE - please put all donations in the basket by the door and they will be send to aid the work of Tear Fund who are already working in the country.

“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.

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: 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

April 2019
Saturday 6th April 11.00am Re-dedication Service with Archdeacon of Bath
Sun 7th April 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Informal worship in Hutton
Sun 14th Palm Sunday 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Evensong in Hutton
Maundy Thursday 18th April 7.00pm Maundy Thursday supper in Hutton School
Good Friday 19th April 2.00pm An hour at the cross
Sun 21st April Easter Day 10.00am Easter Family Communion
  6.00pm Easter Evening Prayer
Sun 28th April 10.00am Celebration Sunday in the 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

April 2019
Sun 7th April 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Informal Worship
Sun 14th Palm Sunday 10.00am Morning Worship in church
  6.00pm Evensong
Maundy Thursday 18th April 7.00pm Maundy Thursday supper in Hutton School
Good Friday 19th April 12noon – 3pm Gathered around the cross
Sun 21st April Easter Day 10.00am Easter Communion
  6.00pm Easter Evening Prayer in Locking
Sun 28th April 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.