In-person worship services resumed on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 10:30 am. (see above yellow box)
Each week a link to the current Sunday's sermon is posted below. Archived services can be accessed by clicking the Sermons and Services button below.
Fellowship Hour will resume Sunday, October 3, following the worship service.
Algoma Public Health considers Fellowship Hour a separate event from the worship service. It therefore falls under the classification of a “social gathering”, which requires Proof of Vaccination to attend
Upcoming Worship Services
Indigenous Day of Prayer Service
The Indigenous Day of Prayer service was held Sunday, June 20th at 2:15 pm was a follow up to the 215 Memorial service that was held on Friday, June 4th honouring the young indigenous lives lost at residential schools across the country, in particular, the school in Kamloops.
The service also remembered the United Church of Canada’s 1986 apology to our Indigenous peoples for the part the denomination played in the operation of residential schools and UCC’s continued efforts at reconciliation and partnership with our First Nations peoples.
Holy Trinity’s Council has passed a motion to donate $215 to the United Church Healing Fund. This fund is under the purview of the United Church Indigenous Council and monies are disbursed by the Council to indigenous communities and projects.
Seasonal Sanctuary Artwork
Click here to see more about some of the artwork hanging in the Sanctuary at any given time. Clicking on the images will enlarge them.
What's New on Our Website
Our website is always updating. Visit often! These are our latest posts:
NOTE: Sunday services are now listed to the left under Sunday Worship.
FOOD BANK URGENTLY NEEDS YOUR HELP! See below under "Church Business" for more information.
August 3: It is with sadness that we announce the passing of former member Jean Halvorsen, February 29 2020
June 5: It is with sadness that we announce the passing of former member Margerie Brown, in September 2019.
May 13: It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Nancy Tucker, wife of Rev. Peter Tucker, former minister at HTU.
April 16: It is with sadness that we announce the passing of former member Dwight Smith and Guy Napier
Needs volunteers. Please contact Elaine West at 705-827-0294.
Facilities Rental Team:
A new facilities rental team is being developed with 3-4 volunteers. Contact the church office at 705-848-3560 if you are interested in joining.
Church Secretary Backup:
HTUC needs a backup secretary. Remuneration and training will be provided. Contact the church office at 705-848-3560 if you are interested.
FOOD BANK URGENTLY NEEDS YOUR HELP
The Elliot Lake Emergency Food Bank is now taking food donations again. It is urgently looking for PEANUT BUTTER AND CEREAL. These are two items that are a major staple for the clients of the Food Bank, and they also are one of the highest price items for the Food Bank to purchase. Please pick up an extra peanut butter or a box of cereal next time you are shopping and donate it to the Food Bank.
The ELEFB is now collecting empty egg cartons and gently used books. All other canned goods and personal items such as toothpaste and toothbrushes are also greatly appreciated.
Items can be dropped off at the Foodbank on Monday, Wednesday or Friday, or drop them off at the church in our Foodbank Donation basket located in the Narthex on Sunday.
Volunteers needed – if you are interested in volunteering at the Food Bank, please contact Elaine West at 705-827-0294.
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.
Please consider donating. Helping your neighbour is the heart of Mission and Service at Holy Trinity United Church.
Our Daily Bread Devotional Booklets
The July, August, September large print editions of Our Daily Bread devotionals have arrived. If you are interested in getting a copy, please contact Sandy Prest at 705-848-5515.
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.
Saturday, October 2, from 12 to 4, at Holy Trinity Fellowship Hall, Cathyann Hoyle is hosting a craft sale. This is a non-church related event, which requires masks and physical distacing when in the building. There will be 10 vendors in attendance along with Rev Cory who will be hosting a table with a display of quilts. Some quilts will be for display while others will be for sale. Her proceeds will go to Maplegate Women's Shelter and Holy Trinity.
The Annual General Meeting Postponed
The tentative date for the rescheduled 2021 Annual General Meeting is Sunday, October 24 after the worship service. More details to follow.
The Annual Report 2020 was completed the week of February 21, 2021.
A Memorial Service for Robert Landsborough will be held Saturday, October 16, 10:30 am at Holy Trinity.
Canadian Shield Regional Council Annual General Meeting
Saturday, October 16, all day (by Zoom)
Upcoming Committee Meetings
Thursday, September 30 at 10:00 a.m. Sanctuary (Covid protocols in effect)
Tuesday, October 5 at 1:30 p.m.
Fellowship Hall (Covid protocols in effect)
Thursday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall (Covid protocols in effect)
July Yard Sales Recap
Thank You Holy Trinity United Church Family for A Successful Yard Sale Month
Even though it rained every Thursday in July, our church family was able to raise over $2,200 from our July yard sales. And we also made a nice donation of items to Maplegate and Larry’s Place to help their clients start housekeeping with kitchen items, clothing and luggage.
MOSS would like to thank everyone for donating items, baked goods and crafts as well as everyone who came out to check out our sale and buy a few items. And we couldn’t have done it without our 15 wonderful volunteers who helped run the yard sales each week, and the big Saturday “Blow out Sale.” We had a lot of fun, sampled some yummy baked goods and enjoyed re-connecting with everyone.
The good news is we kept a few items from the yard sale to offer to the congregation in September at our First Coffee Hour back to church. We look forward to seeing everyone then!
Sandy Prest and Elaine West
Mission, Outreach, Stewardship and Services (MOSS) Committee
"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 Drive North
Elliot Lake, ON
P5A 1X4 Canada
Phone messages and emails checked daily
Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Service schedules posted on Home Page
Fellowship Hour will resume after the service on Sunday, Oct 3rd with Proof of Vaccinations required.
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.