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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 26th March - Mothering Sunday
10.00am Celebration Mothering Sunday (Reading: Exodus 2: 1 - 10)
6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP) (Readings: Exodus 2: 1 - 10 John 19: 25 - 27)

Sunday 2nd April - Lent 5
10.00am Family Service (Readings: Ezekiel 37: 1 - 14 John 11: 17 - 45)

Tuesday 4th April
1.45pm The Ark to visit church

Sunday 9th April - Palm Sunday
10.00am Holy Communion (Readings: Isaiah 5: 1 - 7 Matthew 21: 1 - 11)

PLEASE PRAY for the baptism family of baby Archer - parents - Mark and Laura Smith.

Daniel Barrow sold cakes to raise funds for his school (Worlebury St Paul's C of E Primary) after church last Sunday and raised £33.39. THANK YOU to everyone who supported this and 'Well Done Daniel'!

NEW PCC - there are 4 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.

In advance of the APCM on the 24th April, the Electoral Roll is available for revision until TODAY. Please see Bill for forms if you wish to be entered onto the roll, or if any revisions are required. REPORTS to the benefice office by 29th March please.

OPEN CHURCH - The Church will now be open from 10am to dusk on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays for visiting. Includes Local History Exhibition about Locking Village, the airfield and former RAF camp. Also on Thursdays, from 2pm until 5pm, tea, coffee and biscuits will be available for visitors to enjoy.

CELEBRATION SUNDAY - Many thanks to everybody who has helped this morning, especially those who supplied & made the posies.

EASTER COFFEE MORNING in aid of Macmillan Cancer care on 29th March at 94 Sycamore Close, Oaktree Park. 10am till 12 noon. All Welcome!

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 ephone 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 to hear that God is answering our prayers.

LOCKING AND HUTTON WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP. The next meeting is on March 30th 2.45pm with Tony Coles giving A Musical Interlude, in the Green Room Locking Church Centre. The following meeting is on April 6th with Joan Eales talking about ‘Somewhere to Go’, in the Green Room Locking Church Centre. All ladies welcome.

WESTON BIBLE WEEK PLUS Wed 5th April 2017 7.30pm at Christ Church, Montpelier, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 3RG Free Entry - A collection will be taken towards costs. Refreshments will be served. DANIEL - Seeking God & Pursuing Integrity. A talk and discussion led by Rev Canon Andy Perry. What happens when life takes an unexpected turn and you end up (metaphorically) in Babylon? How can you then both survive well and thrive? We will be exploring how the Book of Daniel equips Christ followers to stand 'Against the Flow' in a secular, relativistic culture, and inspire us more passionately to seek God and pursue integrity. For more information - please contact: Rev Geoff Hobden Tel: 01934 707981

THREE ACRES AND A COW A History Of Land Rights And Protest In Folk Song And Story, St Mary’s Hutton 7pm Saturday 8th April. Connecting the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with fracking and our housing crisis via the Enclosures and Industrial Revolution, the show draws a compelling narrative through the people’s history of Britain. Part TED talk, part folk club sing-a-long, come and share these tales as they have been shared for generations. Featuring: Robin Grey, Naomi Wilkins and Katherine Hallewell see for more information. Tickets £10 / £5 kids. Tickets from: Chris Wilkins 07818 484850, Mike Turnbull 01934 815305 or Mustard Seed coffee shop 01934 813716.

Buy your FAIRTRADE EASTER EGGS, just £3.99 each, from Eric and Gill Holdaway 01934 813716, or from The Mustard Seed Cafe, Wednesday 10am - 12noon Hutton Village Hall. Inside is a beautifully illustrated 24 page Easter story activity book, a milk chocolate egg (125g) and a Fairtrade milk chocolate bar (25g). A charity donation is made from each sale. There are three crosses on the front and under the lid there is a quote from the bible from Mark chapter 16. The Meaningful Chocolate Company give a donation of the profits and Fairtrade Premium fees, to their farmers allowing them to invest in their community buying everything from school books and solar panels to providing fresh water. The Real Easter Egg is now in it's fifth year & have sold over 500,000 eggs.

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

MARCH’S DIOCESAN PRAYER CALENDAR is now available at 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.

Mens Breakfasts in Church Centre. There are more being served up on the following dates for your diary
22nd April
24th June
21st October

Hazel Hobden is looking for more gardens which could be opened for OPEN GARDENS this year. There are two available dates: May 13th and August 19th - please see Hazel if you would like to be part of this.

Services at St Augustine’s Locking

March 2017
Sunday 5th 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Hutton
Sunday 12th 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evensong in Hutton
Sunday 19th 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Evening Prayer
Sunday 26th 10.00am Mothering Sunday Celebration
  6.00pm Holy Communion (trad)

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

March 2017
Wed 1st 7.00pm Ash Wednesday, Holy Communion
Sun 5th 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Music and Meditation
Sun 12th 10.00am Morning Worship
  6.00pm Evensong
Sun 19th 10.00am Celtic Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Locking
Sun 26th 10.00am Mothering Sunday Service
  6.00pm Holy Communion (trad) in Locking

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