Announcements for August 18, 2019


Altar flowers are in honor of Harold & Reba’s 69th wedding anniversary
 donated by the MacPeek family
Also in honor of Ron Dupont’s birthday
donated by the Dupont family.

“Let the Son Shine In” giving challenge is approaching the halfway point of our goal. Thank you and praise God for all the support it has received. Summer is a time when Holy Counselor’s cash flow is tested, as giving is traditionally lower at this time. Your extra gifts allow us to continue to offer services to our members, and others in our communities. Unfortunately, these expenses “do not take a vacation” so your gifts let us continue to plan and achieve exciting things. Go to to learn what you help us achieve and ways to join in supporting our programs. Let us, together, make the SON shine in!

             HELP STILL NEEDED !

We would like to thank all that have stepped up and helped with this project. There is still a lot to be done and time is running out. Our deadline to sign up for golfing is Sept. 1. So now is also the time to ask everyone you know to attend or pass along our brochure to someone who does golf.

1. Acquire sponsors. Golf outing brochures are available and are ready to be handed out to prospective sponsors and players. The brochure is also available on our website.

2. Local businesses and restaurants need to be contacted for gift certificates and donations.  These will be later used for prizing and used in our silent auction.

3. There are flyers that need to be hung in our local businesses in Sussex/Wantage, Vernon and Franklin areas.

4. Goody bag items, such as granola bars, water bottles, golf balls, HC pens.

5. Please share this event on Facebook and other social media.

See Debbie Morris, Larry Polagye or Pastor Chris for brochures or flyers after services. If you can help out please email Larry at

The Golf Outing will be held on Sept. 18, at Black Bear Golf Club, Franklin, NJ.

Join us each Wednesday this month at 7:30pm in our outdoor chapel for our Holden Evening Prayer and communion service. Adult education follows indoors at 8pm.

WELCA meets August 20, at 10am.

Thank you to all who contributed to the food pantry in the last few weeks! All donations are still welcome as we keep our shelves well stocked.

The church office will be closed on Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day.

Mark your calendars! September 8 is Rally day! We will be launching our fall ministries with Sunday school registrations, orientation, the blessing of the backpacks and a collection for school supplies that will be used here in Vernon. See our Facebook page or your email for a complete list of supplies needed.
Parents and 7th & 8th graders attending Confirmation classes this year are requested to attend an organizational meeting at 6pm.

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 (973) 528-1696. 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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