Announcements for September 22, 2019


Altar flowers are in honor of Sam Dupont’s birthday
donated by Emilie Dupont

No Confirmation class tonight.

Choir rehearsal Thursday, Sept.26, 7:30-9pm.

Join us every Wednesday at 10am for adult education. We are studying the book, “Fierce: Women of the Bible and Their Stories of Violence, Mercy, Bravery, Wisdom, Sex, and Salvation “by Alice Connor, over the next several weeks.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO DONATE to the “Let the Son Shine In” giving challenge. Help us end this campaign on a high note. Your extra gifts allow us to continue to offer services to our members and others in our communities. See to learn what you help us achieve and ways to join in supporting our programs. Let us, together, make the SON shine in!

WELCA is hosting a Paint & Sip on October 5, from 1-4pm. The cost per person is $35. Each participant will get a 16x20 canvas for painting and wine and refreshments for inspiration. A sign-up sheet is available on the kitchen bulletin board.

Come help us freshen up the hallway and kitchen with a new coat of paint on October 19 at 10am. Please let Emilie Dupont know you are willing to help!

Oktoberfest/Auction of the Gifts is coming! Set for October 26, at 6pm. Please see Marge Kranz and Nancy Knecht for more information. A sign-up sheet for donations will be posted soon.

The food pantry is in need of boxed cereal, tuna, canned carrots, and rice. Thank you for your help!

Lutheran Disaster Response is communicating with the Florida-Bahamas Synod, the South Carolina Synod, the North Carolina Synod, Lutheran Services Carolinas and other partners, who are assessing the immediate needs and initiating a response. While the extent of the damage is not yet known, LDR will accompany impacted communities from immediate relief through long-term recovery. Please give to Lutheran Disaster Response using the form on the back of your bulletin or make out a check to our church with Dorian in the memo and put it in the offering plate.  Your gifts ensure that our church will be able to provide help and hope for those whose lives have been devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

Update on our 1st Annual Golf Outing
Submitted by Debbie Morris
After much planning and hard work, our golf outing was a HUGE SUCCESS!  I would like to thank all my volunteers that put up with me and my constant nagging to get things done! The final figures are not yet in, but it looks like we did WELL OVER our projected amount of profits! Also please support our local sponsors that are listed below that contributed to our outing:
Black Bear Golf Club
Bill Brown Handyman
Mark Monahan/Comport Technology Solutions
Vernon Chamber Charities
Ferguson Funeral Home
Hamburg Veterinary Clinic
Highland General Store
Pinkel Funeral Home
R.S. Phillips Steel
Valley Mason Supply
Mac & Lindy’s Fine Wine & Liquors
Giaccone & Pomaco P.C.
Franklin Sussex Auto Mall
Sussex Meat Packers
Holland American Bakery
Carquest H & H Auto Parts
Laser One
Heaven Hill Farm
George Inn
Lamp Post Inn
Thrivent Financial
Warwick Dog Wash
Crystal Springs
Snap Fitness
Rooster Tees LLC
SB One Bank
Franklin Mineral Museum

New at Holy Counselor
The HCLC Prayer Labyrinth

Come out to experience our new prayer labyrinth at Holy Counselor. At just about 1,000 steps, this centuries old practice allows us to experience prayer and meditation, as well as aspects of spiritual pilgrimage, in a new way, right in our front yard.

What is a prayer labyrinth?

A labyrinth is simply a place to walk and pray. There is nothing mystical about it. It gives you the freedom to walk around while focusing your mind on God – and not worry about getting lost.

A labyrinth contains a single walking path to the center and then back out again. It has many turns but, unlike mazes, does not have dead ends. Labyrinths come in a variety of forms: you may walk through them inside on a canvas mat or outside on grass, tile, or a stone-laid path. There are also finger labyrinths and even an online labyrinth. Labyrinths have a long history, both inside and outside the church, and can be found all around the world.

In Christian usage, the purpose of the labyrinth is personal and spiritual transformation. One way to pray a labyrinth is to worship and praise God as you walk to the center, then intercede for people and concerns as you walk back to the outside. Today there are churches from many different denominations that encourage people to use labyrinths as part of their devotional practices.

You're invited to walk the labyrinth and pray. If you find that it helps you relax and concentrate on God, then good – use it. If it doesn’t help you, then use other prayer tools.

How can I donate to Holy Counselor electronically?
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