Holy Counselor Lutheran Church, ELCA
Conveniently located near Mountain Creek just off of Route 94,
1 mile up Sand Hill Road in Vernon, NJ

Handicap Accessible (via rear entrance)
Mailing and GPS Locator address: 68 Sand Hill RoadSussex, NJ  07461-4842
Vice Pastor Rev. Fred Becker

mission statement

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View a PDF version of our current service bulletin here.
(Adobe Reader may be required, available for download HERE)

November 2021 COVID-19 UPDATE
We now gather for worship indoors on Sunday mornings at 9AM. Most Sundays the service will include Holy Communion and live music and singing.


Our Christmas Eve service is planned for 7:30PM

More volunteers are needed to participate in
our in-person worship services.

(Click here to sign up for one or more services)

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Choir Rehearsal
Rehearsals have RESUMED!
Join us at 10AM following the Sunday service.
Click here for more details.
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Please continue to submit names to be included in prayers at our services.  Names will remain on the list for 4 weeks unless specified for a shorter period. Please resubmit names that need to remain on the list.

prayer list form
Wednesday Adult Education at 10:00AM
is conducted virtually using Zoom.
Click here to join when a session is in progress.

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is easy and secure when
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There's a lot here so be sure to scroll all the way down our page!
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☺☻☺  Holy Counselor's Welcome Center  ☺☻☺

A Message From Our Pastor

      Events at Holy Counselor
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      because not everything we've planned is
      listed on our home page!
Check out our photo albums that we've posted on Facebook.
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Sunday's Bulletin Announcements
Our Calendar
Church Council
Volunteer Schedule

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

ELCA Youth

 NJ Synod of the ELCA 

Info and Letters
From the Office of Bishop Bartholomew of the NJ Synod

Click here

Living Lutheran magazine The Magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Harvest House
Please support Harvest House. Visit their website to learn how.

Camp Ma-He-Tu

Sleepaway camp affiliated with the ELCA for girls, ages 7-15.

McKelvey Chapel's Celtic cross
Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center
of the NJ Synod of the ELCA and the Episcopal Diocese of Newark. 

ELCA Disaster Relief
WLCA World Hunger
ELCA Disaster Response
When flood, fire, or storm wreaks havoc on a community, the ELCA is there to empower, provide relief, and educate for future preparedness.Learn more about current responses in ELCA Disaster Response.

ELCA World Hunger
For decades, we have worked to support people who live with chronic hunger and poverty around the corner and around the world, though relief, development, education, and advocacy. Learn more in ELCA World Hunger.

Financial Review guide from Thrivent

Youth Stewardship Guide
(Adobe Reader may be required, available for download HERE)

Thrivent Financial, Lead Financial Consultant, Mark Kleindienst

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church office contact
pastor Fred 

June Tarantino email

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