Announcements for April 18, 2021


Our Sunday in-person worship service is being held as outdoor parking lot service at 9:30am. The congregation may sit outside their cars or in their cars and listen to the service on their FM radios on 104.9 while it is conducted either in the vestibule inside the front doors or down on the front steps, depending on weather and temperature. We are using individual communion kits to aid with the sanitary administering of Holy Communion. Please note that gluten-free wafers are unavailable. Today, we again, welcome Rev. Scott Schantzenbach.

In addition to our in-person service, we are offering online Sunday worship on YouTube. You may view the service any time or day after it premieres at 8:30am. Links to the service and the service bulletin can also be found as posts on our Facebook page, Alternatively, please go to the church website at and click the link for the streaming worship service information page for links to the service on YouTube and to download or print the service bulletin.

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.

Church Council meets Monday, April 19 at 7:30pm.

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.

The new flower chart for 2021 is now available. Please sign up for altar flowers in memory of a loved one or to celebrate a special occasion. Price per arrangement is $25. You may also call or email the office with your dates and Debbie will put them on the chart for you. Then just mail a check or Venmo the amount for the date(s). Please put “altar flowers” in the memo.

Check out Zoom meetings during the week to keep in touch with your church family.
Wednesday-     10:00 am       Adult Education
                          7:30pm        Adult Education
Thursday-          8:00 pm       Choir Hangout
Friday-              8:00 pm       Youth Group Hangout
Saturday-          8:30 am        Sisters in Prayer

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, or Denise Urbaniak.

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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