Announcements for December 5, 2021

Altar flowers
Blessings to All!
donated by Dawn McCormick

Our Sunday morning worship service is held at 9am each Sunday. Please bring a mask to wear even if you are vaccinated.  Today we welcome Rev Erin Rishon Kinahan .

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

Angels and Star forms
are now available in your bulletins. Deadline to order is December 19.

Christmas food basket donations are now available.
Please take a few items to donate for the baskets. ALL WRAPPED ANGEL GIFTS AND FOOD IS DUE TO HC BY DEC. 12!!

Sisters in Prayer
We will resume in January on 1/8 at 8:30 on Zoom. Our study and prayer run about an hour. Please consider joining.

Adult Education
We will meet each Wednesday at 10:00am on Zoom through 12/22 and resume on 1/5. This Study of “The 52 Greatest Stories” by Kenneth Boa and John Allen Turner has been excellent and if you cannot make the group consider an independent study in the new year!

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 and parsonage driveway 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.

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  (resume 1/8)

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 service.  Click here or go to

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

The total given so far this year given to the Vernon Clergy Fund is $2615. Thank you to all who continue to contribute to this very important cause! 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.

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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