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
Rev. Peggy Ludlow, Pastor

Links to Pastor Peggy's recent sermons

mission statement
HC YouTube channel
HC Fb page
HC on Instagram
Our LIVE STREAM is on Facebook on Sundays!

Service time is Sunday at 9:30a.m.
When weather permits the service is held in our outdoor chapel behind
the church instead of indoors. If walking is not a difficulty please use the front
parking lot and save our rear parking for those who benefit from it the most.

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

(Click here) to go to our Pandemic information page

Help staff our booth at the Makers Market at Heaven Hill Farm
on the first Saturdays of July, August, and September, 10a.m - 2p.m.

(Click here to sign up)

Campfire Evenings at Holy Counselor
Selected Summer weeknights

(click here for details)

Please help at our worship services.
More volunteers are needed to participate in our worship services as Ushers, Lay Assistants and Tellers.
Please sign up by clicking on the link below:


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 longer on the list.

prayer list form
There's a lot here so be sure to scroll all the way down our page!
Click here to go to our EVENTS page.

(Click any of the underlined links on our pages to navigate directly there.)

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Choir Info
Choir gets a vacation during July and August;
click here for more details.
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Donating to our church
is easy and secure when
you use this Vanco
donation button below.
Donate to HC
(CLICK HERE) to view other ways to donate to us electronically.

☺☻☺  Holy Counselor's Welcome Center  ☺☻☺

A Message From Our Pastor

      Events at Holy Counselor
      Be sure to
(click here)
      because not everything we've planned is
      listed on our home page!
Check out our photo albums that we've posted on Facebook.
(click here)

Facebook Pages Visit us on Facebook and Instagram

Facebook Pages

(Click any of the underlined links on this page to navigate directly to those pages.)

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

Sleep-away 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

Holy Counselor participates in the Simply Giving EFT program
administered by Vanco Payment Solutions and endorsed by
Thrivent Financial Bank.
If you'd like to contribute to Holy Counselor using this service,
ou can use the Vanco button, below, to create your own login
 and set yourself up for recurring scheduled payments.
Or if you prefer, please obtain an enrollment form from our
church office and we'll handle the set up for you.

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church office contact
Pastor Peggy 

June Tarantino email

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