Announcements for June 20, 2021


Our in person Service of the Word
will be held in the outdoor Chapel at 9:30am. In inclement weather, the service will be moved indoors. People who prefer to remain in their cars should park in the BACK parking lot and can listen to the service through FM transmission. Communion will be brought out to the cars. All other people should park in the front lot, with the exception of people who need the handicapped parking.

Our pre-recorded service that premiered on YouTube each Sunday at 8:30AM is discontinued. We now will be recording the live service and then uploading it to our YouTube channel after the service concludes. It will not be live streamed and should be available for viewing no later than 11AM each Sunday. Click here to go to our video worship services info page.

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.
Sisters in Prayer will not be meeting during the summer. See you in September.
Choir Chat will no longer be meeting on Thursdays.

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.

Can you help Family Promise help those who will be at risk of homelessness once the eviction moratorium is lifted? It is only from the support of generous donors they can continue to meet the needs of the community and work towards their mission of ensuring every family has a home. Your donation will not only restore the dignity that a home can provide, but also faith in the idea that this scary, traumatic time in our neighbors' lives does not have to be navigated alone. Please click here to donate now or you may place a check in the offering plate with your donation. Please put “Family Promise” in the memo. Thank you for your support.

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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