Dear Congregational Family,

1. Church Picnic: God blessed us with exceptional weather on Sunday for our picnic! It was a wonderful time for our church family to gather together for food, fun, and fellowship! Special thanks to Mario & April for organizing it, to the Worship Team for providing music and leading worship, to the Cox’s for the tents and extra tables, and to everyone for giving a helping hand in cleaning up afterwards! Next year, could we strategically invite our surrounding community to the picnic??
See pictures below. Also go on our Ruthfred Facebook page and see more.

2. Sunday Sermons: A number of you have asked about a couple things from the last two messages:

a. The name of the book I cited two weeks ago was: “The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom. It is about the Ten Boom family’s secret mission to hide Jews during WWII under Nazi occupation, and then Corrie’s story of being sent to a concentration camp.

b. The acronym in the message from last Sunday was:
THINK: Before you speak, ask yourself:
· T – Is it true and thoughtful?
· H – Is it helpful?
· I – Is it important?
· N – Is it necessary?
· K – Is it kind?

3. Sermon text: This Sunday, our sermon text is Colossians 3:18-4:1.

God bless you as we continue,

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

Pastor Carlson