Announcements for August 1, 2021


Our in person service will be held in the outdoor Chapel at 9:30am. In inclement weather, the service will be moved indoors. Please bring a mask to wear indoors even if you are vaccinated. Please park in the front lot, with the exception of people who need the handicapped parking, then please use the back lot. Today we welcome, Rev. Tom Larkin.

Please continue to give your offering. Your generous support continues to make mission and ministry possible in addition to providing salaries for staff and the upkeep of our facility. Offering can be dropped off, sent through electronic fund transfer via Vanco or Venmo (details at, by texting the amount of your offering to (833) 309-0143, mailing your offering to the office, or you can request your bank to send a check. Church mailing address: 68 Sand Hill Road, Sussex, NJ 07461.

VERNON CLERGY FUND NEEDS OUR HELP!  Immediate help is needed for area families to help with bills. We were contacted by Pastor Nik Fontana of McAfee Bible Church, who is in charge of distributing funds to the families.  As an alternative to giving aid to others through our food pantry, please also consider donating to the Vernon Clergy fund to assist other local families during this difficult time. Send all offerings to Holy Counselor and mark in the memo “Vernon Clergy fund”. All donations will be forwarded and deposited monthly in the Vernon Clergy Fund. Thank you in advance for helping those in need in our area.

Check out Zoom meetings during the week to keep in touch with your church family.
Wednesday-     10:00 am       Adult Education 
Friday-              8:00 pm       Youth Group Hangout

There are still outdoor tasks that need to be done. Please come by during the day or when you are able to help finish some of the tasks that weren't completed. Contact Denise Urbaniak for a complete list of tasks.

Please go to to sign up for our indoor church clean up tasks.

Rev. Fred Becker of Trinity Lutheran Church in Dover is serving as our Vice Pastor during this time of pastoral vacancy. Please contact him if you need to speak to a pastor at 617 642-6557 or email him at

Day to day congregational tasks remain under the direction of our Congregation Council. If you have any concerns or matters requiring attention, please direct them to Margaret Kranz, Roy Wherry, Steve Ahrendt, Steve Baumann, Matt Moller, Emilie Dupont, Karen Duryea, Damian Vince or Denise Urbaniak.

NEW Christ at Home booklets are available. Pick up your copy after service!

HEY KIDS!  GRADES K-6 SUNDAY SCHOOL IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!  Please email Emilie Dupont with your names so she can order material for Sunday school. She can be reached by email at

How can I donate to Holy Counselor electronically?
Users of Venmo (by PayPal) may donate to us by searching for @HolyCounselorLutheranChurch.

GIVE+ Text (by Vanco Payment Solutions) lets you donate to us by texting the amount of your donation to (833)-309-0143. Follow the instructions texted back. If you need to make changes to your previous set up, text EDIT to the same number.

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