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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 16th April - Easter Day
10.00am Holy Communion (Readings: Jeremiah 31: 1 - 6 Matthew 28: 1 - 10)
6.00pm Evening Prayer

Sunday 23rd April - Easter 2
10.00am Celebration Sunday (Reading: John 20: 19 - end)
6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP) (Readings: Psalm 16 John 20: 19 - end)

Sunday 30th April - Easter 3
10.00am United Service in Hutton (Readings: 1 Peter 1: 17 - 23 Luke 24: 13 - 35)

Sunday 7th May - Easter 4
10.00am Family Service (Readings: 1 Peter 2: 19 - end John 10: 1 - 10)

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.

APCM Monday 24th April 7.30pm in church. NEW PCC - there are 5 vacancies for the PCC this year. PCC members serve for a period of 3 years. You need to be over 16 and have been on the electoral roll for at least 6 months. You also should have received Communion at least 3 times in the last year. The new PCC needs to have mission and outreach as the main focus - which is in line with the new Diocesan Vision. All PCC members are seen as leaders setting an example for the rest of the church. As we are now part of a Benefice it is also important that PCC members are team players and are ready and willing to work alongside our brothers and sisters in Hutton. I believe it is an important time in the life of the Benefice and we need people who are keen to see growth & who love the Lord as well as His church. All support necesssary will be given for new members. We meet every 2 months on a Monday evening at 7.30pm. Please speak to the wardens or Anne if you would like more information or to just chat about it.DEANERY SYNOD - there is 1 vacancy this year. Synod is also undergoing new and exciting changes. As with the PCC they are looking for people with a heart for Mission and Evangelism. Synod members serve for a period of 3 years. You need to be over 16, on the electoral roll for more than 6 months and be a communicant. If you want to know more there are leaflets available in church. Being on Deanery Synod also means you are on the PCC. Please prayerfully consider if God is calling you to either of these roles.

CELEBRATION SUNDAY, 10am 23rd April in the Church Centre. Please sign up for the Bring and Share meal afterwards and indicate what you plan to bring! Thanks.

Thursday 4th May 7.00pm 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 are back! The fiest one this year is at Yvonne & Noel Walter, 8, Beechwood Avenue, Locking for afternoon tea. Please take a flier from church to advertise these events.

OPEN CHURCH - The Church will now be open from 10am to dusk on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays for visiting and peace and quiet. Also on Thursdays, from 2pm until 5pm, tea, coffee and biscuits will be available for visitors to enjoy.

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 you.

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

LOCKING AND HUTTON WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP. The next meeting is on April 20th with HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. Bring any memories or anecdotes of Her Majesty or the family; wear your Easter Bonnet or something patriotic and enjoy a piece of ‘birthday cake’ in the Green Room Locking Church Centre. The next meeting is on May 1st with Karen MacVean talking about HEALTHWATCH All ladies welcome.

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

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.

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. www.bathandwells.org/shapingourfuture

SOMEWHERE TO GO (A charity supported by our church) 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 if you can help (Tel 822408), thank you.

WESTON FOODBANK. Thank you for your continuing support. Please leave any non-perishable goods in the box in the porch

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. www.bathandwells.org/shapingourfuture

Mens Breakfasts in Church Centre. There are more being served up on the following dates for your diary
24th June
21st October

 

Services at St Augustine’s Locking

April 2017
Sunday 2nd April 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Hutton
Palm Sunday 9th April 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evensong in Hutton
Maundy Thursday 13th April 7.00pm Maundy Thursday Supper and Communion in Hutton School
Good Friday 14th April 2.00pm Around the cross
Easter Sunday 16th April 10.00am Easter Communion with Parade
  6.00pm Evening Prayer
Sunday 23rd April 10.00am Celebration Sunday in the Church Centre
  6.00pm Holy Communion (trad)
Sunday 30th April 10.00am United Service 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

April 2017
Sunday 2nd April 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Iona Worship
Palm Sunday 9th April 10.00am Morning Worship
  6.00pm Evensong
Tuesday 11th April 7.00pm Service of Compline – Night Prayer
Maundy Thursday 13th April 7.00pm Maundy Thursday Supper and Communion in Hutton School
Good Friday 14th April 12noon – 3pm Around the cross
Easter Sunday 16th April 10.00am Holy Communion for Easter
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Locking
Sunday 23rd April 10.00am Mattins
  6.00pm Holy Communion (trad) in Locking
Sunday 30th April 10.00am United Service 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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