Announcements for September 12, 2021
Today we welcome as children of God, Sofia Celeste Fusco, daughter of Jordan and Giuseppe Fusco
and Landon Joseph DeGregorio, son of Morgan and Robert DeGregorio.
Please join us at our 11am service today in welcoming Sofia and Landon as new members of Holy Counselor.
Our in-person services will be held in the outdoor Chapel at 9:30am and at 11am.
In inclement weather, the service will be moved indoors. Please bring a
mask to wear when indoors even if you are vaccinated. Please park
in the front lot, with the exception of people who need the handicapped
parking, then please use the back lot. This week we welcome Rev. Scott Schantzenbach. Beginning October 3, our in-person service will be moved to 9am.
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 www.hc-lutheranchurch.org),
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 STILL NEEDS OUR HELP! 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.
Check out Zoom meetings during the week to keep in touch with your church family.
Wednesday- 10:00 am Adult Education
8:00 pm Youth Group Hangout
Saturday- 8:30am Sisters in Pray (starts 9/18)
SIGN UP TODAY! Please go to http://bit.ly/HC-cleanup to sign up for our indoor church clean up tasks. Contact Denise Urbaniak with any questions.
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 email@example.com.
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.
WE NEED LAY ASSISTANT VOLUNTEERS for our in-person services. Click here or go to https://bit.ly/HCservicevolunteers.
SUNDAY SCHOOL STARTS ON SEPTEMBER 19!
Join us after the 9:30am service for the first day of Sunday School and
ice cream afterwards. Any questions please contact Emilie Dupont at 973
570-2896 or email at
We will be offering two services on Sept 26, with one service at 9:30am and one service at 11 am.
We will be welcoming a new member to Holy Counselor through baptism. If
you wish to celebrate with the families, the baptism will be at our
9:30am service. The baptism will be held in the outdoor chapel weather
pending. If it rains and we are indoors, please wear a mask even if you
Family Promise needs our HELP! Starting on September 12,
we will be collecting toothpaste and toothbrushes (child and adult),
soap (bar and liquid body wash), shampoo and conditioner (child and
adult), deodorant, toilet paper, tissues, Lysol wipes and spray, combs,
and brushes (child and adult) and feminine products. The drive will run
until October 3. Thank you for helping the needy in our area.
Sisters in Prayer will meet on Saturday, September 18 at 8:30am on Zoom. Click here to join or contact Pam Kucks for more information.
Our parking lot is now scheduled to be repaired.
You may contribute to help pay for the repairs by placing your donation
in the offering plate, send through electronic fund transfer via Vanco
or Venmo (details at www.hc-lutheranchurch.org), by texting the amount
of your donation to (833) 309-0143, mailing your donation to the
office. The church mailing address is: 68 Sand Hill Road, Sussex, NJ
07461. Thank you for your generosity.
The impact of Ida is yet to be fully assessed, but with a hurricane of
this scale, rebuilding will be costly and take years. With extensive
experience in accompanying communities throughout the relief and
long-term recovery phases, Lutheran Disaster Response is working with
local ELCA synods and Lutheran social service organizations to
coordinate a response to Hurricane Ida. Immediate needs will include
food, necessities, and temporary housing. Long after the headlines
change, Lutheran Disaster Response will continue to accompany
communities on the journey of rebuilding their homes and lives.
to donate now or put your donation in the offering plate, or mail your
donation to the church at, 68 Sand Hill Rd, Sussex, NJ 07461.
WE NEED LAY ASSISTANT VOLUNTEERS for our in person services. Click here or go to https://bit.ly/HCservicevolunteers.
How can I
donate to Holy Counselor electronically?
Users of Venmo (by PayPal) may
donate to us by searching for @HolyCounselorLutheranChurch.
(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.