Covid Update: January 13, 2021:
Due to the provincially implemented 28-day State of Emergency declaration and Stay-at-Home order that runs from Thursday, January 14 to Thursday, February 11, Holy Trinity will be suspending in-person worship services until the State of Emergency is lifted.
We will still continue to provide worship service video links for each Sunday and for those congregants without email, we will mail sermon hard copies via Canada Post.
The church building still remains closed with email and phone messages being checked daily. Offering envelopes can be dropped off in the lockbox by the side entrance door.
Link to protocols for worship
The minister will continue providing weekly sermons by email or Canada Post to fill the spiritual needs of the members of Holy Trinity who are unable to attend in person. A copy of the minister's message and a YouTube video of the service will also be posted below under:
"What's New on Our Website"
What's New on Our Website
Every week, the current minister's message and service on YouTube video is listed below under What' New on Our Website. Archived messages and services dating back to April 26 can be accessed here.
Our website is always updating. Visit often! These are our latest posts:
Minister's message. The service can be viewed on YouTube below
**NOTE the church closure has been extended until February 11 (see the Covid-19 notice at the top of this Home Page)
Church Office Hours: REVISED
PRAYER FOR OUR US NEIGHBOURS
As we follow our newsfeeds, and observe with horror
what is happening in the capital of the United States of America,
we call on you, Creator of All Love.
We painfully remember peaceful protests of tangible and documented injustices, led by Black and Indigenous peoples
who were sadly met with undue hostility and violence,
and characterized as rioters,
in contrast to how the violent clashes incited by Trump supporters
on baseless claims is being responded to and reported on.
We pray for those who are most acutely experiencing the terror caused by these actions,
and those who deeply understand the hatred and racism that such acts fuel.
We call on you, Prince of Peace,
and pray for your wisdom, your guidance, and your love,
that those who are rioting would leave Washington,
so that elected decision-makers can go back
to their chambers,
to the lawful work that they have been given
by the people of the United States.
We pray, with all that we are, loving God. Amen.
Moderator Richard Bott, Adele Halliday and Alydia Smith
The Elliot Lake Food Bank
Donations of time, talent and non-perishable food items as well as financial donations are always welcome. Watch for opportunities to assist during HTU's times to cover shifts at the Food Bank.
The Elliot Lake Emergency Food Bank need has increased for the certain food items. Please consider donating.
Our Daily Bread Devotional Booklets
OUR DAILY BREAD devotional booklets covering JANUARY, FEBRUARY and MARCH 2021 have arrived. Please contact Jane Kerr if interested.
Cards for Members of Our Church Family
There are times when members of our church family need to be acknowledged - times of loss, special birthdays and anniversaries, when they are missed, to thank them. Send a card. Click here for more information.
Plastic Water Bottles
The Canadian Shield Regional Council believes that God is calling Canadian Shield Region Communities of Faith to consider establishing a policy stating that they choose NOT to use single – use plastic water bottles in their churches and request that all users of their buildings adhere to the policy. For more information click here. See our new footer to reflect the policy to restrict plastic water bottles.
"Agnus Day (in Latin, "Agnes Dei" means "Lamb of God") is the only lectionary-based comic strip on the planet... Each week, Rick (the sheep with the dark nose) and Ted discuss one of the assigned readings from the Common Lectionary. Their conversation drives at a point and sometimes sparks a laugh... Agnus Day is the creation of Pastor James Wetzstein, a Lutheran pastor."
The Agnus Day website provides a discussion on the Bible passage associated with each comic strip. You can even comment on the strip! Archives of past strips can be accessed on the website. Enjoy as a new strip appears each week!
"Agnus Day appears with the permission of www.agnusday.org"
This is My Church
Acknowledgement of the Territory
For thousands of years First Nations people have walked this land. Their relationship with the land is at the centre of their lives and spirituality. We are gathered on the traditional lands of Serpent River and Mississagi people and acknowledge their stewardship of this land throughout the ages. May we live with respect on this land and live in peace and friendship with its people
HOLY TRINITY UNITED CHURCH
Minister: Rev. Cory Vermeer-Cuthbert
40 Hillside Dr. N.
Elliot Lake, ON
P5A 1X4 Canada
Tues., and Fri. - 9 a.m. - noon
Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. depending on covid protocol. Service schedules posted on Home Page
Fellowship Hour is postponed indefinitely
For Your Enjoyment!
Holy Trinity is plastic water bottle, scent and smoke free! We also ask that you refrain from taking food or beverage into our Sanctuary.
Thank you for your cooperation.