Announcements for January 23, 2022


Altar flowers are to welcome our NEW Pastor Peggy Ludlow
donated by the Knecht Family
Our Sunday morning worship service is held at 9am each Sunday followed by Sunday School.
Please bring a mask to wear even if you are vaccinated.  Today we welcome our NEW PASTOR, Rev. Peggy Ludlow and her wife, Lynn! Pastor Peggy’s email is

Please pick up your 2022 offering envelopes and a new calendar located in the narthex.
Please note envelope numbers have changed from last year.

The new 2022 altar flower chart is now available. Please sign up for a week or two to honor a loved one or celebrate a special occasion. Please use the envelopes provided and put in the offering plate.

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.

Our food pantry is in need of paper grocery bags.

The parking lot and parsonage driveway has been repaired.  Thanks to many generous donations, we are now have what is needed for our final payments in February and March. Thank you for your generosity.

Check out our Zoom meetings during the week to keep in touch with your church family.
1st Monday-         8:00 pm     Youth Group Hangout
Wednesday-       10:00 am       Adult Education
Saturday-              8:30am       Sisters in Prayer 

WE NEED LAY ASSISTANT VOLUNTEERS for our service.  Click here .

Choir rehearsal is held every Sunday after the 9am service. Anyone interested in joining choir please contact June Tarantino.

Help is STILL needed for area families to help with bills. 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.

A special “Thank you” from the staff at Holy Counselor for the thoughtful and generous Christmas gifts given by the congregation.

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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