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Ruthven Pastoral Charge

United Church of Canada

This week our Charge prays for

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Our Worship Services are usualy Sunday mornings at 10 am.
Here is the log in for Worship Services and meetings via Zoom:

Join Zoom by logging into

Or Live via Telephone (this is long distance and not a free call)

You can simply call one of the following numbers using your phone:
    +1 647 558 0588     +1 778 907 2071     +1 204 272 7920
    +1 587 328 1099     +1 647 374 4685    +1 438 809 7799
    and when it asks for the meeting ID dial 695 362 3178 then #

Everyone is welcome to join us Sunday mornings
in our two sanctuaries either in person or via zoom.

New Policy After consideration, the Official Board has decided beginning November 28th, 2021, that we will be joining other congregations and faith communities in requiring that all people leading in worship be fully vaccinated: Here was the motion:

That all worship leaders, in the sanctuary are required to be fully vaccinated or medically exempted. This includes, but is not limited to, all clergy, Licensed Lay Worship Leaders, preachers, organists/choir directors, choir members, scripture readers, and greeters.

Here is the link to the letter sent out Novmeber 23, 2021

The Official Board of the Ruthven Pastoral Charge prefers that we keep masking for all church events, meetings, and Sunday worship. Also, when you enter a church building, please sign in and answer the questions. This is for our own use. You may now enter through the front doors at Olinda-Ruthven.

Worship Services 10am - pre start about 15 minutes before the Service.

Worship Services will be at Trinity in July and
at Olinda-Ruthven in August till Labour Day Weekend.

Sunday,    July 3   The Bridge, Guest Speaker Greg Wiens    Service from Trinity United Church
Sunday,    July 10   Richard Dalton    Service from Trinity United Church
Sunday,    July 17   Rev. Olav Kitchen    Service from Trinity United Church
Sunday,    July 24   Kingsville Community Food Bank, Guest Speaker Linda Lynch    Service from Trinity United Church

On Sunday September 11th we are looking to resume our traditional services of 9:30 a.m. at Olinda-Ruthven
and 11:00 a.m. at Trinity both on Zoom with Breakout Rooms.

Celebrations and Joyous News

Happy Birthday

July 2nd     Donald D
July 3rd     Stacy S
    Bob N
July 4th     Emerald M
July 7th     Jill R
July 8th     Alyssa N
    Ali H
    Everett T

Happy Anniversary

June 30th     Jane & Wayne D
July 1st     Tara & Rob P
July 3rd     Kyla & Rob R
July 4th     Margaret & Willy F
July 9th     Karen & Tony C
    Mary Margaret R & Ed N
June 29th     Don & Lou S

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DO YOU HAVE an Announcement or some Good News to share?
You are welcome to submit it for the 'Announcements' sent out weekly.
To Submit an item please contact the office 519.326.3138 or
email by Wed Noon.

Calendar of Events

Pies: Trinity UCW have Apple, Rhubarb, Cherry, Peach and Blueberry pies for sale, $10. ea.
     Call Marg 519.733.3500 or any Trinity UCW member.

Community Announcements

Kingsville Community Food Bank: suggested needs for June:

The following items are suggested donations for the Food Bank and are very much appreciated.

       Kraft Dinner, white rice,
       white flour, mustard, ketchup, 900 g dry spaghetti.

There is a box at entrance to the Pastoral Charge Office (at Olinda-Ruthven)
if you would like to donate to the Kingsville Food Bank.
The office is usually open from 9 a. m. to noon, Mon to Fri.

Pastoral Charge Prayer List

We pray for the Church in the World,
     In our Antler River Watershed Region
     Malahide-Richmond Pastoral Charge, Richmond United Church, Aylmer
     Antler River Watershed Regional Council and staff and The United Church of Canada
     and our national leadership.

We pray for the world….
     The Ukraine, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda
     The children of Haiti, their families, the teachers and staff of the
     Callebasse Christian School and other schools of Haiti

We pray for those in need….
     Mary-Maureen A, Pat A, Gary B, Kylie G, Patti G,Tina Den H,
     Sullivan L, Rosie K, Adam K, Kevin R, Ron Robinson,
     Ron R, Zoe S, Stacy S, Normalie V, Gary W

We pray for the families of those who have recently died:
Edward Levi Wright (June 23rd) grandfather of Ali-Jo (Tyler) Hedge,
and the Rev. Don Hansford (June 26th)
May God's comfort, strength and peace rest upon all those who are grieving.

PLEASE NOTE: Rev. Olav Kitchen is on holidays
For prayers to be added, please contact the office 519.326.3138
For Pastoral Care call
     The Rev. Del Stewart     June 30.
     Home     519-733.3341
     The Rev. Darrow Woods July 1 – 14 and July 21 – 25th.
     Harrow United 519-738-4223


Olinda-Ruthven – Offering contact David Clifford 519.613.8708

From our Treasurer at Olinda-Ruthven United Church

Dear church family,

Summer time is almost here and we will welcome the warmth of God’s creation which surrounds us as well as relaxing and enjoying trips, family, and friends.

On behalf of the entire congregation, I would like to sincerely thank you for your generous donations to our church throughout the year. We are so blessed to have your support. Through your donations, we can continue to meet the church’s financial obligations which continue throughout the summer months, as well as support much needed mission and service activities.

Throughout the summer you can attend church at 10 am via Zoom, and in person as follows:

     June 26th     Trinity
     July services      Trinity
     August services      Olinda-Ruthven and September 4

Beginning Sept 11th back to normal, every Sunday at 9:30am.

How to donate you ask? There are a number of ways:

• You can place your envelope in the donation plate at church.
• Cheques can be dropped off or mailed to the Olinda-Ruthven United Church, Box 370, Ruthven, Ontario N0P 2G0.
• Donations can also be made electronically either by e-transfer or through the United Church of Canada’s PAR program.

Wishing you an enjoyable and safe summer.

David Clifford

"Sharing and giving are the ways of God." — Native American Sauk

Trinity – Offering contact Marie Santos 519.738.2169.

From our Treasurer at Trinity United Church

Summertime is almost here and we will welcome the warmth of God’s creation which surrounds us as well as relaxing and enjoying trips, family, and friends.

On behalf of the entire congregation, I would like to sincerely thank you for your generous donations to our church throughout the year. We are so lucky to have your support. Through your donation, we can continue to work towards painting and repairing the outside white trim of the church as well as meeting our financial obligations which continue throughout the summer months.

Throughout the summer you can attend church at 10 am through zoom, and in person at Trinity United Church on June 26th, July 3rd, July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, July 31th, and then beginning Sept 11th every Sunday at 11 am. Olinda/Ruthven would be pleased to welcome you to attend the other summer services in their sanctuary.

How to donate you ask? Well, you can always use your donation envelopes at each church service (envelopes will be distributed to the appropriate church). Cheques can be dropped off or mailed to Ruthven Pastoral Charge Box 370, Ruthven, Ontario N0P 2G0 or to Trinity United Church, New California c/o Marie Santos, 563 County Road 50 West, Harrow, Ontario N0R 1G0. PAR giving through the United Church of Canada program and E-transfers through your banking provider using email address TrinityNewCalifornia@ are available. As well, you can always call Marie Santos 519-984-4140 and arrangements can be made to pick up your donation.

Everyone have a great and safe summer.

Needing people to help with Sunday Morning Service,
TRAINING is Available!! Contact Bev Haggins 519-733-0689

The Ukraine:

The invasion of Ukraine is costing precious lives and creating a humanitarian crisis as people flee to safety. The United Nations reports that a growing number of over a million people, displaced from their homes, are seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. Many have lost friends, loved ones, and property; struggle to meet their basic needs, and face an uncertain future.
United Church Mission & Service partners are responding to the rapidly unfolding crisis.

You can help. Right now, people urgently need shelter, clean water, food, and medical attention.


Online via the United Church: Ukraine Crisis | The United Church of Canada (
Phone 416-231-5931 or toll-free 1-800-268-3781 ext. 2738 and use your Visa or MasterCard.
Send a cheque or money order to:
The United Church of Canada
Philanthropy Unit - Emergency Response
3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4

Please be sure to note "Emergency Response—Ukraine" on the face of your cheque.
Note: As part of the United Church’s Emergency Response Fund, 100% of your donation goes directly to emergency relief, with 85% of your donation responding to this designated emergency and 15% responding to future emergencies that do not receive intense media coverage. Donations to Mission & Service enable the United Church to cover all of the costs of emergency response work without deducting any fees from your donation.

The United Church of Canada is committed to working in partnership. We are responding to the crisis in Ukraine with Mission & Service partners ACT Alliance and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, we have joined the Humanitarian Coalition to call on Canadians to show tangible support for the people of Ukraine.

Support Refugees from Ukraine
Gifts with Vision-the United Church’s giving catalogue-has just unveiled its latest gifts to help them (opens in a new tab).

A gift of $25 will provide families fleeing from Ukraine with a hygiene package containing items like toothpaste, laundry detergent, and disinfectant. A gift of $38 will provide one food basket with staples such as cooking oil, buckwheat, canned fish, dried peas, and condensed milk; and $40 will provide one hygiene package plus a supply of incontinence products.

“What really strikes me about the food basket is the attention to detail. It has chocolate and cookies in it. That speaks volumes to me about going beyond the survival basics and trying to build morale,” says Kathie Murphy, the United Church’s Annual Giving Associate. “The hygiene basket is so thoughtful, too. It’s not just about personal hygiene-it also includes laundry and cleaning products. And remembering incontinence materials for those who need them is all about helping people maintain their dignity.” Sarah Charters, director of the United Church’s Philanthropy Unit, is glad the new gifts have been added in time for Christian Family Sunday. “It’s a day the church sets aside to reflect on the importance of families. I hope people will be inspired this year to take action for families fleeing Ukraine,” says Charters. “We can’t end the war in Ukraine, but we can do something to help. Every little bit of good we do makes a difference.”

You can give a gift of food and hygiene through
Gifts with Vision(opens in a new tab) or by calling 1-844-715-7969. Thank you for your generous support.

Another Way via the Red Cross:
Here is a link for Melanie Ann Layer, her company is Alpha Femme
And she will match any donation up to a million dollars.
Melanie is Kevin Scott's partner.

There are many ways to support the effort to help the Ukraine, the important thing is to help.

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HAITI Support:
The Ruthven Pastoral Charge sponsors The Callebasse Christian School in Haiti.
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.

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

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

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