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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! | 
DONATIONS - To make a donation to support Heart Lake United Church click here | May & June 2022 - The church office will be closed all Mondays.
 

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.

 

IT IS WHAT IT IS!

Written by Super User on . Posted in Sunday Sermons

Sunday February 20 2022 - Two men were traveling by airplane to a meeting. Somewhere in air the airplane's motor failed and they were forced to land. When they returned home each wrote an article for his favourite magazine. One has as his title: "Survival in the Frozen North." The other titled his: How Prayer Saved Me. The stories were about the same incident. The authors were different, and so was the audience for whom each wrote.

Matthew's version is: "The Sermon on the Mount." Matthew writes for a Jewish audience, and the events happened on a mountain. The law came from Mount Sinai. Moses views the Promised Land from Mount Pisgah. "I will lift up my eyes to the hills," says the psalmist. The temple is built on Mount Zion. Jesus goes to a mountain to meet Moses and Elijah. Jesus commissions his disciple on a mountain. So for Matthew this collection of Jesus' teachings is uttered close to the sky.

Luke writes for a down-to-earth audience. His record of the same account is on the planes/lowlands. We read, "And Jesus came down with them and stood on a level place." We call Jesus teachings: “Plain talk” for it is what it is.

Matthew hears Jesus' message with an effort to prove Jesus is the Messiah. Jesus is God's messenger, sent to save people from their sins. He writes: "The Beatitudes," "Blessed are the poor in spirit." Luke, plain talk says that Jesus came to do away with all the distinctions which make some people think they are better than others. 

Luke is concerned with equity, diversity inclusion and justice for the poor, lepers, Samaritans, beggars, women, foreigners, children, those who seek refuge, tax collectors and all people living on the margin. He writes a message for us to know that God loves all people including the righteous, outcast and pietistic. Luke writes: Jesus descends to the plain, where the humble people gathered. "Blessed are you who are poor." They heard Jesus and rejoiced in the mystery of the Word. This is plain talk for whoever you are, hear Jesus today and rejoice in the Spirit. Amen


 

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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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