'Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful
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 -
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
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
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.
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 http://threeacresandacow.co.uk/
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 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
Breakfasts in Church Centre. There are more being served up
on the following dates for your diary
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
||Evening Prayer in Hutton
||Evensong in Hutton
||Mothering Sunday Celebration
||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
||Ash Wednesday, Holy Communion
||Music and Meditation
||Celtic Holy Communion
||Evening Prayer in Locking
||Mothering Sunday Service
||Holy Communion (trad) in Locking
Children’s work is run in the church
during 10am Services on 2nd and 4th Sundays – check with