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Ruthven Pastoral Charge

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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.

Sunday Worship:

If you would like to join our Sunday Worship via Zoom, please contact Rev. Olav Kitchen for the link call/text 519-566-7626 or email

Today Sunday May 9th 10 a.m. Christian Family Sunday /Mother's Day
    Zoom worship
    with 'Breakout' Rooms following the service.

This week·s Pastoral Charge Prayer List May 9, 2021

Please include the following in your prayers this week:

Prayers for those battling the corona virus.

Prayers for the Medical and other staff who are treating and caring for patients.
Rockyview Hospital Calgary and all hospitals that are strectched to the limit.

Those battling Cancer:
     Doug, Ross, Kevin, Brenda B

Prayers for Normalie V, Bob S, Thom F, Lynn, Mary-Maureen, Donald, Brian
     Zoe S.

Prayer request from John & Bonnie K,
     We heard from our daughter Jennifer, she’s a Respiratory therapist
     at Rockyview Hospital in Calgary. She has been redeployed to ICU acute
     care. Things are not in a good way in Alberta, like many other provinces. At
     her hospital, the ICU is full and the COVID floor is bursting at the seams.
     Just a little prayer to keep her safe... to her daughter and husband she goes
     home to ...and the patients under her care, who are fighting to stay alive

Prayer requests
     from the World Council of Churches:
     India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

from the Antler River Watershed Region:
    Dawn Valley-Oil Springs Pastoral Charge     Centenary United Church, Oil Springs

for our area, this week: South Mersea/Hillman United Church

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

May 10th     Mathew H
    Melissa T
    Kristyn W
    Francine D
May 11th     Richelle C
May 13th     Chelby C
May 14th     Joni T
    Floyd Johnson
May 15th     Maddison H C
May 16th     Tara P C


May 10th     Amy & David M
May 11th     Jay & Mary Maureen A
May 13th     Shannon & Shawn C
    Debi & David M
May 16th     Leanne & Brad C
    Ali & Tyler H
May 10th     Bethany & TJ M

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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

Mission and Service Stories

Building a World Where Everyone Belongs: Lynda’s Story

Mission & Service 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.

Mission and Service Stories

Turning Hard Work into Hope Every Day: Margaret’s Story

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