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 resumed 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
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.
Please contact the church office at 705-848-3560 if you are interested to receive a job description.
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 to receive a job description.
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.
United Church of Canada Calendar
The church office is taking calendar orders up to and including Sunday, November 14.
The purchase price for the 2022 Calendar is $8.00 each. Place an order by email or leave a message on the church phone, 705-848-3560.
The bulk order will be placed on Monday, November 15, with delivery expected in a couple of weeks. You will be notified when the calendars arrive plus the arrangements for pick-up and payment.
If you know of someone who does not have email and who may wish to order a calendar, please pass along this information.
Our Daily Bread Devotional Booklets
Large print Daily Bread Devotionals for Oct/Nov/Dec 2021 are available on the sign-in table in the church or call 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.
Upcoming Committee Meetings
Thursday, November 25th @ 2 pm
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)
The Annual General Meeting Update
The AGM, postponed from February 2021, will be taking place on Sunday, October 24.The meeting will be held in the sanctuary (where physical distancing is easier to maintain) after a 15-minute break following the worship service.
If you wish, congregants are encouraged to bring their own beverage and a snack.
A copy of the AGM Report is available by email by contacting the office.
Limited hard copies of the AGM report will available at the meeting.
July Yard Sales Recap
Thank You Holy Trinity United Church Family for A Successful Yard Sale Month
Our church family was able to raise over $2,200 from our July yard sales. A donation of items was made 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.
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 resumed Sunday, October 3. 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.