Dear Congregational Family,

1. Incredible Easter Services!! Sunday was a wonderful day of Easter Services! It was a beautiful day of celebration of our Resurrected and Living Lord Jesus! (See pictures below). Special thanks to:
a. Bob, Fred, Melissa, the choirs, and all of the individuals who sang or played special numbers!
b. Jim Grimm and the Altar Guild for all of their work in arranging flowers, and preparing the altar throughout the week!
c. All those who shared a message in word and song during our Good Friday afternoon services!
d. Our church staff who worked extra hard to make sure that everything was ready and flowing smoothly!

2. The Haining Family Trio: A number of years ago, the Haining Family came for a concert at Ruthfred and it was a wonderful evening of song and fellowship. Three of the adult children are now touring the nation on their own and they will be coming to Ruthfred this Sunday evening. Their music is a unique blend of Bluegrass. Many of you brought people with you to the Easter Services; please invite them back for this concert! There will be an ice cream sundae fellowship time to follow the concert. It will be a great evening together!

The Concert is at 7:00pm in the sanctuary.

3. Sunday School: This Sunday, Vic Sanders, who is involved with the Gideon Ministry (which our church supports), will be speaking in the adult (large group) Sunday School class on his recent trip to China!

4. Church Pictorial Directory: Thank you to all who signed up to reserve a picture taking spot next month! Pat will be calling many of you who did not sign up for any openings that we might still have in May. After that, Pat will be scheduling in people for the future picture taking opportunities. Stay tune! (better yet, call Pat, and schedule!)
The directory helps us to stay connected together within our congregation!

God bless you as we continue,

“Growing Together in our Faith as the Family of God”

Pastor Carlson