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Church Office Hours for July - The church office will be closed all Mondays and Tuesdays. | Commencing in September, we will be returning to in-person worship! | 
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Welcome to Heart Lake United Church

At Heart Lake United Church you will find people with diverse backgrounds and experiences all coming together to share our faith and build a caring, inclusive community. Everyone belongs!

Our Mission: To live an active faith connecting God, people and community.

These are not easy times. As we begin to ‘open up’ we may be feeling relieved or maybe even more uncertain and vulnerable. The early followers of Jesus were not living in easy times either. They faced disease, economic uncertainty, great income disparity and injustice maintained by force.

Jesus knew that standing up for justice and protecting the rights and the lives of the vulnerable during such a time is not easy. Yet Jesus encouraged his followers to do just that.  He told his first disciples “I am sending you out like sheep in the midst of wolves.” He advised them to be “wise as serpents and gentle as doves.” (Matthew 10:16)

With so much information coming at us and so many expert opinions being shared, we all need to use our own wisdom to sort through it all. We need to seek reliable sources and trust our own common sense. We need to put the care of others before our own comfort. We need to speak out for justice, but do it gently, firmly but gently, so that when we come through this time we will have built a more just and peaceful society for everyone. 

Jesus has more advice for being faithful witnesses to the gospel during challenging times. Join our online worship. 

  Heart Lake United Church is a model of diversity and living in harmony.   
  • all ages,
  • all genders,
  • all races,
  • all religious experiences

Everyone is important to Christ so everyone is important to us.

We all belong.

Heart Lake United Church reaches out through various programs and there is something for everyone.

On Sunday mornings  at 10:30 we worship with inspiring singing led by our music team, sermons that make the Bible relevant to today, and through sincere prayer.

We have a BLAST program for younger kids and SURGE program for youth. Our infants and toddlers are cared for by a trained ECE worker.

 

CATCH OF THE DAY

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Sunday, February 6, 2022 - Simon was quietly washing his nets yet he caught the words of the rabbi Jesus. Those words were his catch of the day. After all, he and his partners had been out fishing all night and caught nothing except for an occasional nap. Jesus climbs into the boat, Simon pushes off from the shore and the teaching on the catch of the day continues today.

Simon and his crew were tired after working for many hours on the sea with a catch of fish. There were ready to pack up their nets and go home. It is a surprise when Jesus says, "Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch" (Luke 5:4).

Simon probably swears and thinks to himself. "This is not the time to be fishing, and the fish are not biting today. Besides, the rabbi has very little knowledge about the fishing life. Jesus is the son of a carpenter. Let's go home!" However, their reluctance was overcome with the presence of Jesus among them. "Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets" (Luke 5:5). James and John, and the others sailed their two boats into the deep murky water.

The catch is humongous. They caught so many flopping, slippery, smelly, huge, and tiny fish that the boats were in danger. Simon has never seen anything like it. They were unprepared for this massive haul of fish. "Whoa! This rabbi is something!" "He fell at Jesus' knees saying, ‘Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!' "(Luke 5:8).

In the words of the old Sunday school song: "I will make you fishers of men (people). "So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed Jesus."

What is the catch of the day? The incredible catch of fish, the incredible catch of these disciples, they drop it all-their business, their home, their way of life, to follow Jesus. Or is it the bait? Join us on Sunday morning worship to hear the catch of the day! Amen

 

Contacts

Heart Lake United Church
85 Sandalwood Pkwy East
Brampton ON L6Z 4S3
Tel: 905 846 7314
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Website: www.hluc.ca

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