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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.

 

INTERRUPTIONS

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Sunday March 6, 2022 - (LUKE 8:26-39) Jesus and the disciples had been in Capernaum on the north side of Sea of Galilee. They then headed for Bethsaida when the evening's storm blew them to Gennesaret. They were essentially blown backwards - into the opposite direction that they wanted to go. Jesus response caught my attention.  Jesus disembarks and ministers to the people around him. It is a response to see the storm as an opportunity and to minister appropriately wherever God lands us.

How do I respond when my day is blown off my agenda?  Do I respond to daily interruptions or major life-changing "inconveniences" by looking for God's purposes? Do I become angry and frustrated at the "interruptions" of my plans and purposes?

As you journey through this Lenten season pause and reflect on your daily agenda. Ponder how God interrupted your agenda and notice whose needs are fulfill.  Are you ever aware that the higher your personal agenda; the less you are able to see God's purpose. Perhaps daily interruptions small or huge will help us to draw closer to God’s presence in us.  

These frequent interruptions could offer incredible and miraculous healing.  Sometimes it is good for everyone and in the moment one can make a difference to others. Consider beginning your day by giving God permission to alter your agenda at any moment.

Come Holy Spirit feel free to interrupt my agenda today that it may intersect with God’s plans and make a difference! 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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