Announcements for November 22, 2020


Today’s Christ the King in-person worship service is at 9:30am and is service of the Word. The service will continue to be outdoors for as long as weather permits. Be sure to wear a mask and comply with social distancing when attending the service. Please remember that when we hold service indoors our attendance is limited to 47 people, 25% of our sanctuary's capacity.

This Sunday’s worship online service is at 8am on YouTube and is a recorded service from the NJ Synod. You may view the service any time or day after it premieres at 8am. 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.

Please note all zoom meetings are cancelled this week for Thanksgiving.
Wednesday-     10:00 am    Adult Education (CANCELLED)
Adult Education (CANCELLED)
Thursday-           8:00 pm   Choir Hangout (CANCELLED)
Friday-               8:00 pm   Youth Group Hangout (CANCELLED)
Saturday-           8:30 am  Sisters in Prayer (CANCELLED)

The Thanksgiving Ecumenical service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 7pm at St. Francis de Sales. Masks are required.

We are now taking orders for Poinsettia plants, which will beautify the altar for our Christmas Eve services.  Each plant will cost $8.50; the color choice is either red or white. Plants cannot be ordered without payment in advance. Please click or go to this link to order your flowers online, Please mark “poinsettias” in the memo. The deadline for ordering is November 29.

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.

2021 Offering envelopes are now available FOR PICK UP. If you are presently using envelopes to give your weekly offering, please pick up your box in the narthex. If you prefer to use an electronic method for your offering and have no need for envelopes, please contact the office.

Please give today to Lutheran Disaster Response. Your gifts will ensure help and hope for those whose lives have been devastated by hurricanes Eta and Iota. Gifts designated for “Hurricane Response” will be used entirely (100%) for direct response until it is complete. Click here to directly donate to this program,
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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