Dear Congregational Family,
1.      Church Picnic: This Sunday is our church picnic!  It will be held at the ballfield next to church.  There will be games, music, food, fun and great fellowship together!  The main course and drinks will be provided.  If you can, please bring a side dish or desert to share.  We will again enjoy the shade of the tents as well.  Games begin at 2:00pm.  The meal will be served around 5:00pm with music and a devotion to follow.  Invite someone to come with you!!!
2.      Ambassador Magazine: This month’s issue of our denominational magazine, “The Lutheran Ambassador” features updates from the Annual Conference in June.  In this issue you will find Ruthfred well represented.  Sue Hughes is pictured on p.7; Pastor Adam & Courtney Osier (p.8); Pastor Kevin Czymbor being ordained (p.9); Kurt Ziegler preaching (p.11); Pastor Czymbor (p.14); Sandy Newman teaching (p.17); and Pastor Nathan Olson (former vicar) (p.18). Get your copy in the adult Sunday School room!
3.       Sermon text: This Sunday, our sermon text is Colossians 3:1-17. 
The sermon title is: “New Clothes”
God bless you as we continue,
            “Growing Together in our Faith as the Family of God”
Pastor Carlson