Announcements for January 24, 2021

Effective today, Jan 24, all Sunday in-person worship services are now planned to be outdoor parking lot services at 9:30am. The congregation will stay by or in their cars and listen to the service on their FM radios on 104.9 while it is conducted either in the vestibule inside the front doors or down on the front steps, depending on weather and temperature. We are using individual communion kits to aid with the sanitary administering of Holy Communion. Please note that gluten-free wafers are unavailable. Today, we welcome back Rev. Lou Dunkle.

We are offering Sunday worship online at 8:30am on YouTube. You may also view the service any time or day after it premieres at 8:30am. 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.

The new flower chart for 2021 is now available.
Please sign up for altar flowers in memory of a loved one or to celebrate a special occasion. Price per arrangement is $25. You may also call or email the office with your dates and Debbie will put them on the chart for you. Then just mail a check or Venmo the amount for the date(s). Please put “altar flowers” in the memo.

Check out Zoom meetings
during the week to keep in touch with your church family.

Wednesday-     10:00 am    Adult Education
Thursday-           8:00 pm   Choir Hangout
Friday-               8:00 pm   Youth Group Hangout
Saturday-           8:30 am  Sisters in Prayer

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 and calendars 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.

Adult Education for HCLC during Lent

Beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 17
We will be offering TWO sessions 10 am & 7:30 pm to study together.
Each meeting on Zoom will run about an hour to an hour and a half.

Please contact Pam Kucks if you are interested
Books need to be ordered by February 1
Cost :$14.00
This new release of Gerhard E. Frost's classic The Color of the Night includes eighty-six short reflections inspired by the biblical Job. Each reflection begins with a quotation from Job and wrestles with the difficult issues that we face during times of crisis, such as trust in God, the meaning of life, and unfairness in the world. With newly added questions for study and discussion, this thoughtful book is ideal for personal devotion and group study, especially during Lent.

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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