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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

This week and Next:

The week of April 14 we pray for

      Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine

      Corunna United Church, 198 Hill Street, Corunna, On

      The Children and teachers at Callebasse Christian School
           and all Children around the World

The week of April 21 we pray for

      Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia

      Dundas Street United Church, 285 Dundas St.,
     Woodstock, Ontario    N4S 1B3

      The Children and teachers at Callebasse Christian School
           and all Children around the World

Scripture Readings for Holy Week

Sunday, April 14, Palm Sunday
      Luke 19. 28 - 40
      Psalm 118
      Luke 22. 1 - 23

Friday, April 19, Good Friday
      Luke 22. 39 - 62
      Luke 23. 13 - 47
      Luke 23. 48 - 56

Sunday, April 21, Resurrection/Easter Sunday
      Isaiah 43:16-21
      Psalm 126
      John 12:1-8


April 15-17 - Making Meat Piesat Olinda-Ruthven.
      To order call Linda 519.324.9664.
      $2.50 ea. Pickup time between 1-3pm Wed Apr 17.
      Only 2,000 orders taken before you are put on a waiting list.
      Call now.

Advance Notice:

Thurs April 18, 6pm - Maundy Thursday Simple Supper and Communion at Olinda-Ruthven.

Fri April 19, 10am Good Friday Service at Trinity

Sun April 21 Resurrection Sunday/Easter Sunday

Tues Apr 23, 7pm Official Board Meeting at Olinda-Ruthven

Tues May 7, 7pm - Olinda-Ruthven UCW Meeting Devotions: Linda H.

Fri May 10, 6pm - Mother-Daughter Banquet at Trinity United Church,
      Tickets $15. Adult; $7.50 ages 5 - 12; Free age 4 and under.
      Call Mary at 519.776.8345 for tickets

Wed May 15, 7pm - Trinity UCW Meeting Hostess and Devotions: Laura R.

Weekly E-Mail from Minister - If you are interested, Olav will send out an weekly
      email commenting on the Sunday Service and anything special upcoming.
      If you are interested please contact Olav directly at
      Also, you may send prayer requests -- be sure to indicate private
      (for minister only) or public (to be verbally shared at the Sunday Service).

      Olav is offering home Communion to those unable
      to attend Church. Please call/text him at 519.566.7626
      or e-mail him Thanks.

Other Events

Sunday, April 28th, 1:00 pm, A very exciting event returns to Essex United Church!
      Windsor Symphony Orchestra: Neighbourhood Concert Series,
      Tickets: $20, (Students: $10). Tickets are going fast.
      Call the church office to reserve your tickets 519.776.5121.

Fri May 10, 6pm - 16th Annual Mother-Daughter Banquet
      at Wheatley United Church, 59 Talbot Street West, Wheatley.
      Broasted Chicken Dinner.
      Advance Tickets only $12.50 Adult; $5.00 ages 5 - 12; Free age 4 and under.
      Call 519.825.7943


Haiti Mission Fund - Buckets for your donations are at the back of the two Churches.
             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.
             The last Sunday of the Month a collection will be taken for the School. Thanks!

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.

Kingsville Food Bank Needs
      Kingsville Food Bank Needs Peanut Butter, fruit cups, pudding cups,
      small jars of jam, Beef or Chicken Broth.

Downtown Mission Food Bank Needs
      Canned meat and fruit, pasta, rice, soups, chili,
      Tea: Instant coffee: Hot chocolate; Condiments - Salad Dressings,
      Sugar/Sugar Twin; Assorted spices: oxo cubes
           Please watch for expiration dates.


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