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We Strive to be a Nut and Fragrance Free Facility

Please help us provide a safer and more comfortable environment
         for our congregation members,
         staff, renters, and members of the public by refraining from bringing in
         nuts and wearing/using scented products.

This Sunday: April 11, 2nd Sunday of Easter, Holy Humour Sunday, worship at 10 a.m. will be by zoom only, please contact the minister, Rev. Olav Kitchen for the log in address call/text 519-566-7626 or email

After the service, before the Breakout Rooms,
a clip or two from a past Spring Fling.

WE NEED people to help with the Screen Sharing on Sunday Mornings -- you will need a
computer/lap top (sorry no tablets or I phones) - if you can help, or have questions
please contact Olav at 519-566-7626 or email

Worship Services If you miss a service and would like to view it,
please let the office know and Brenda will send the link. The link is time sensitive.

Income Tax Time: Brenda Jones is available to prepare simple income tax and benefit returns at no expense for low income people. Please call 519.326.7016 for details.

Worship Services: If you miss a service and would like to view it, please let the office know and Brenda will send the link. The link is time sensitive.

Circuit Rider: If you know of anyone who would like to receive or no longer wish to receive the Circuit Rider
by mail or email, please contact the office.

Income Tax Time: Brenda Jones is available to prepare simple income tax and
benefit returns for low income people.
Please call her at 519.326.7016 for details.


Olinda-Ruthven: Offering Envelopes at the Church, or you may contact
David C. 519.613.8708

Trinity: Offering Envelopes are at the Church, or you may contact Marie S. 519.738.2169.

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FOR All ANNOUNCEMENTS, including some community announcements
please check our Web site Index and look under Announcements.

DO YOU HAVE an Announcement or some Good News to share:
You are welcome to submit it for the weekly Circuit Rider.
Also, jokes, pictures, sayings are most welcome.
To Submit an item please contact Brenda Miller,
the Pastoral Charge Administrator at the office
(519.326.3138) or email to the office by Wednesday Noon.

Pastoral Charge Office hours are normally 9am - noon, Monday to Friday.

This week·s Pastoral Charge Prayer List April 11, 2021

Please include the following in your prayers this week:

Prayers for those battling the corona virus and for those who have died.

Prayers for the Medical and other staff who are treating and caring for patients.

Those battling Cancer:
     Doug H (Mary M´s brother),
     Brian S (Glen & Sylvia´s son),
     Ross A (Olav's nephew).
     Julia K´s grandson Kevin,
     Brenda B, John

Prayers for Normalie V, Bob S, Thom F, Mary-Maureen

Prayers for Zoe S (granddaughter of Donna & Fred T).

Prayer requests

from the World Council of Churches:
     Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania

from the Antler River Watershed Region:
     Watford-Warwick Pastoral Charge: Watford United Church

for our area, this week: Licensed lay worship leaders
     (active and retired) and retired clergy among us

Prayers for the Callebasse Christian School in Haiti, teachers and students

For prayers to be added, please contact Rev. Olav Kitchen
call/text 519-566-7626 or email

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Celebrations and Joyous News

April 11th     Elaine W
April 13th     Rachel B
April 15th     Dereck E
April 16th     Troy W

April 12th     Anita & Clive DS
April 18th     Brenda & Paul J

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People to assist with our zoom worship services.
Music people-- sing, play instruments, young,
old, do it from home, or recorded to join our online musical team of
Paul and Brenda Jones.
Liturgists, a fancy word for people to help with reading Scripture
and leading in prayers. Again, young, old, from home, could even be recorded.

HAITI Support:
The Ruthven Pastoral Charge sponsors The Callebasse Christian School in Haiti.
We do have a basket marked Haiti at the church for your donation .
Your donations help feed the children, give them a uniform and pay the teachers.
If you have any questions, please contact Maggie 519.733.6042 for more information.

The Southwestern Ontario Gleaners´ 2020 Christmas Campaign is now underway. From Nov. 1 to Dec. 31st the SWO Gleaners aims to raise $50,000 to cover costs to dry and package an additional 500,000 servings of Soup mix before the end of the year. COVID 19 has cancelled all our fundraising events for 2020 and we hope to cover some of those losses during this Christmas season. Your donations go directly to providing nutritious food to those in need both locally and internationally. Thank you for partnering with us in this way. Donations can be made by drop-in, mail or through our website Our mailing address is: 40 Industrial Road Leamington, ON N8H 4W4

Gifts with vision continue year round through the United Church of Canada.
       To order online giftswithvision

Request for help:

Leamington Area Ecumenical Refugee Committee (LAERC)
         Inquiries can be directed to Sandie at 519-733-3788 or Wilma at
         519-733-3341 or Glenna at 519-324-0243.

Ruthven Pastoral Charge Contact Information:

New Crest of The United Church Of Canada

Box 370 Ruthven ON N0P 2G0

Minister: Rev. Olav Kitchen,

Pastoral Charge Administrator:
Brenda Miller at 519- 326-3138

Covid 19 & ZOOM Worship