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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.


Choir Practices - Thursday Nights - 7:30pm -

       Olinda-Ruthven - Choir Director and Organist - Lynn Mailhoit.             

       Trinity - Choir Director and Organist - Margaret Pare


Hait Mission Fund - Buckets for your donations are at the back of the two Churches.
             The Ruthven Pastoral Charge sponsors The Callabasse Christian School in Haiti.
             Your donations help feed the children, give them a uniform and pay the teachers.
             The last Sunday of the Month a collection will be taken for the School. Thanks!

This week:

Tues March 13, 1pm - Trinity UCW at Trinity

Wed March 14, 2pm - Olinda-Ruthven UCW at Franklin Gardens to entertain the residents.

Thurs, March 15, 7:30pm - Choir Practice at Olinda-Ruthven and Trinity

Holy Week

Sunday March 25       Palm/Passion Sunday Holy Communion
             Regular Worship Times
                          9:30am - Olinda-Ruthven
                          11am - Trinity

Thursday March 29       Maundy Thursday,
             6pm - Simple Supper Holy Communion
             at Olinda-Ruthven. We gather for a
             simple supper of soup, remembering
             Jesus with his disciples on the night
             he was betrayed.

Friday, March 30       Good Friday Service 10am at Olinda-Ruthven.

Sunday April 1       Day of the Resurrection
             Regular Worship Times
                          9:30am - Olinda-Ruthven
                          11am - Trinity

Sat April 7, 4:30-7pm - Roast Beef Dinner at Trinity. Adults $17.50; Children 6 - 12 years $8.00;
         Children under 5 years Free. Please call Bonnie 519.733.2590.

Sun April 8, 2pm - Spring Fling a variety show at Olinda-Ruthven.
         Entertainers from Epworth, Trinity and Olinda-Ruthven United Churchs.
         All proceeds for GessTwood Church Camp.
         Tickets Adults $10, family $25. Call Nancy-Jean 519. 567.4819

Sun April 15 - Mission Sunday with Ron Dunn of the Downtown Mission will be at both Churches during worship.
         You are invited to come and learn more about the Downtown Mission at our Sunday Service.

Community Notices

Wed March 14, 7pm - Concordia Choir at First Lutheran Church, 27 Spruce Street, Kingsville.
         Free will offering at intermission.

Fri March 23, 7pm - Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Neighbourhood Concert Series
         at Essex United Church, 53 Talbot Street South, Essex ON.
         Tickets $20. (Students: $10) Call the office 519.776.5121

Sat March 24, 6pm - Spring Banquet at Meadow Brook Church, 219 Talbot Street East, Leamington.
            Special Guests Music Eduard & Christine Klassen.
            Tickets from Judy Hiebert 519.322.8899 Adults $15 Children $10.

Sat April 7, 5pm - Tartan Day.with a dinner at Woodslee United Church, 2616 Belle River Road, Woodslee
            Free will offering supporting Missions of the Sunday School.

Sun April 8, 12 noon - "the Hospice of Windsor/Essex County" Come and see what Hospice has to offer
            (... it's not just "end of Life" care!)
            at Harrow United Church, 45 Munger Street, Harrow.

Sat April 14, 8am - 1pm - "The Power of Self-Compassion & Stategies to Build Our Resilience!" at
            GessTwood Camp & Retreat Centre!, 1034 Mole Road, Essex, On. Cost:$35.00 per person, includes
            refreshments and lunch. Pre-registration by April 7, 2018. Call 519.956.8324.
           All Proceeds for GessTwood Camp. "Special Capital Projects."

Sun April 15 - Tony Campolo at Cottam United Church. Celebrating their 151 Anniversary.
         You are invited to join them at their Sunday Service.


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.

South Essex Community Council

Volunteers needed to help offer English classes for adult Newcomers to Canada.
         There are teachers for the classes but need support for individual
         and small group tutoring. We are launching evening English
         class this year and are seeking volunteer tutors to assist.

Qualifications: A passion for teaching and helping people

Time Commitment: 1 evening, 2 hours a week.

Classes run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 pm 8 pm.

Location: SECC office, 215 Talbot Street E, Leamington.

For more information contact: Stephen Gard 519-326-8629 or

Kingsville Food Bank Needs
      Tinned Peas, Green Beans, Corn, Side Kicks and Jam.


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