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Special Letter - Regarding COVID-19 March 30, 2020 from
Rev. Olav T. Kitchen,
Minister of the Ruthven Pastoral Charge and

The Right Rev. Richard Bott, Moderator,
The United Church of Canada

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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 - Choir Practice

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

       Trinity - Choir Director and Organist - Margaret Pare

Prayers for the Week of March 29 - April 5, 2020

       In our World:
       The Balkans - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
       Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia,
       Serbia, Slovenia, and Haiti

       Our Region:
       St. Davidís Pastoral Charge, Wookstock

       In our Community:
       All Medical personnel including custodians,
       all who provide food, milk and medicine,
       all who provide essential services, police, fire and
       the store employees.

       Our Mission: The Children and teachers at Callebasse Christian School, Haiti
                    and all Children around the World

Announcements: If you have any announcements or wish to
              place a persons name in the bulletin for prayers,
              please call the office (519.326.3138) or email
              ( to the office by Wed Noon.

This Week and Beyond



Wedís     1:30-2:30pm     SMART - a VON exercise Class at
                                         Olinda-Ruthven. Brenda Jones instructor.


Thurs     7:30pm     Choir Practice
                                        at Olinda-Ruthven and Trinity.

Tax Time     Free preparing of taxes at Olinda-Ruthven if:
                           Single $35,000 or less, Double $45,000 or
                           less no dependents.
                           Olinda-Ruthven. Brenda Jones instructor.
                           By appointment only, call 519.326.7016.



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

The V.O.N. Smart (Senior Maintaining Active Roles Together)
      is offering an exercise prevention program . Wednesdays 1:30-2:30pm.
      at Olinda-Ruthven. Call the certified senior fitness instructor Brenda J for details 519.326.7016.
      This program is provided at no cost. Next class Thursday, January 9, 2020

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
      Canned Potatoes, Snack Bars, Fruit Cups,
      Kraft Dinner, Canned Ham and Vegetables,
      White or Chocolate Cake Mixes, Coffee.
      Pudding Cups, Landry Soap, Fresh Produce, Coffee.
      Reusable cloth grocery bags

Downtown Mission Food Bank Needs
      Kidney Beans, Canned Stew, Small Jars of Jam, Flakes of Ham,
           Acsent brand of canned tomatoes.

           Please watch for expiration dates for Food Banks.


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