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

Sunday 18th November - 2nd before Advent
10.00am Holy Communion (Readings: Daniel 12: 1- 3 Mark 13: 1 - 8)
6.00pm Evening Prayer (Readings: as above)

Sunday 25th November - Christ the King
10.00am Celebration Sunday (Reading: John 18: 33 - 37)
6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP) (Readings: Daniel 7: 9 - 10, 13 - 14 John 18: 33 - 37)

Sunday 2nd December - Advent 1
10.00am Family Service (Readings: 1 Thessalonians 3: 9 - end Luke 2: 25 - 36)

A very big THANK YOU to everyone who made the afternoon tea and sing - a - long such a wonderful event. We have had loads of lovely comments of thanks and appreciation. Thank you to Hazel and Sue and their team in the kitchen who worked so hard. Also to Simon and Eddie who helped with the display. It was a joy to see so many people from the community enjoying themselves. It was also wonderful to give a donation of £147 to the Royal British Legion from your gifts - thank you!

THANK YOU also to everyone who helped last Sunday morning getting over 200 people into church. Thank you to Simon for his teccie help!

NATIVITY - this year we are doing the story 'The Mystery of the New Noisy Neighbour' on Sunday 9th December at 10am in the church centre. Adults and children please come along dressed up as a king, shepherd, animal, angel - we also have loads of costumes for children if you don't have your own. Come early to get one.

SHOEBOXES Sunday 18th November is the last day to bring your filled shoeboxes back. Locking's are being collected on Tuesday at 10am and Hutton's are being taken on Monday morning

BRASS CLEANING on Monday 10th December at 10am in church.

PRAYER MEETING on Tuesday 11th December 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!

CHRISTMAS FAIR - Saturday 24th November 10.30am - 2pm. We welcome contributions of cakes, crafts, books to the hall on the Friday evening (23rd) 6.30pm please, otherwise to: the office, Hazel or Sue. Father Christmas will be present. Refreshments and lunches will be available. Please bring your friends and families, we look forward to welcoming everyone.

Please could LOCAL PHOTOS OF INTEREST (not people) to be emailed to Janet Croad for a library of suitable front cover material for Crosslinks. Acknowledgement will be given for the photograph’s source.

PLEASE PRAY FOR: Mary French, Margaret and Joe Moore, Ann Coles and Cath Dredge. It is with sadness that we announce that Peter Beckett died on Monday, please hold Mary and family in your prayers at this time. His funeral will be taking place in church at 1pm on Tuesday 4th December.

FIND THE STAR 15th / 16th December. Place a large star in your front garden and be part of the “Find the Star” trail in Hutton and Locking villages. Stars can be bought or hand made by children / adults, lit or unlit. To register your star please contact the benefice office - 01934 822857 by 7th December. Trail maps will be available after this date so you can go on your own star hunt and see how many you can find!

ALPHA will be starting on Thursday 24th January 2019 at 10am in Locking Church Centre - followed by a simple lunch. I know it is ages away but please start praying about who you could invite and bring along. If you have never done the Alpha course I strongly encourage you to come along. There will be invitation flyers available at the beginning of December. Please put the date in your diary and please pray that many people give their lives to Jesus in 2019.

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.

NEW 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 medium and large size), new socks and toiletries: shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste and brushes.

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.

Services at St Augustine’s Locking

November 2018
Sun 4th Nov 10.00am Mission Sunday
  6.00pm Memorial Service in Hutton
Sun 11th Nov 10.00am Remembrance Service with parade
  6.00pm Evensong in Hutton
Sun 18th Nov 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evening Prayer
Sun 25th Nov 10.00am Celebration Sunday in 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

November 2018
Sun 4th Nov 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Memorial Service
Sun11th Nov 10.00am Remembrance Service
  6.00pm Evensong
Sun 18th Nov 10.00am Celtic Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Locking
Sun 25th Nov 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.