Announcements for October 17, 2021


Our in-person service will be held in the outdoor chapel at 9am. 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.

Church Council meets Monday, Oct. 18 at 7:30pm on Zoom.

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.

The parking lot has been repaired.  You may contribute to help pay for the repairs by indicating "parking lot" using any of the methods mentioned above. Thank you for your generosity.

Our Call Committee is comprised of Neil Nilsen, Diane Rossi, Jeanette Emmerich, Frank Urbaniak, and Damian Vince. Steve Ahrendt is the chairperson, and all questions should be directed to him. The Call Committee email is

Check out 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 

SIGN UP TODAY! Please go to 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

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

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

Our church picnic will be NEXT Sunday, October 24 at 12-2pm. The picnic will be held outside in a tent at the church. Click here to sign up for supplies or go to  This is a BYOB event. A free will donation will be collected. Any questions, please contact Emilie Dupont at 973-570-2896.

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.

If you are not receiving HCLC emails please be sure to check the “junk, spam or promotions folders in your email. Many have found that mail coming from, is going to those folders. If you find an email there, open it, most email services then display a button at the top that you can click to identify that the message is NOT spam. Once you do this HCLC mail should appear in your inbox.

The food pantry is in need of jar spaghetti sauce, stews, and all toiletries. Thank you for helping the needy in our area.

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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