News & Events

November 2020

November 23:  Coffee with the Pastor 10:00 AM
November 25:  Thanksgiving Worship Service & Pie Fellowship (Service is FULL)

November 26-27:  Church Office and Preschool Closed

November 28: HIS KIDS Family Advent Night 5:00 PM (Must RSVP)

November 29:  In-Person Worship Service (Pre-register)

November 29-December 11:  Angel Tree Angels Available


December 2020

December 1:  Virtual Women's Group 9:00 AM

December 2:  Virtual Men's Group 9:00 AM

December 2:  Who Needs Christmas Discussion Video 12:00 PM

December 5:  Ho Ho Ho! Holiday Happiness at HSLC 5:00 PM (Pre-register)

December 6:  In-Person Worship 8:00 & 9:30 AM (Pre-register)

December 6:  Drive In Holy Communion 11:00 AM


New Virtual Ministry Opportunities Listed Below After Current Events

Now in the North Parking Lot, our pastor will be offering Holy Communion on Sunday, December 6, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Time Change) on the HSLC campus.  It is of utmost importance that we all honor social distancing and sanitation guidelines.  Therefore, if you would like to participate please come in your car and remain seated in your car.  There will be volunteers in the parking lot to guide you when you enter.  You will  drive up to one of two Holy Communion stations and Pastor Frank will offer you communion.  The pastor and his assistants will be wearing gloves and masks.  They will not touch the Communion elements with their hands.  Gluten free wafers will be available upon request.  The Communion elements will be placed on a tray and extended to you for you to remove.  The tray will be wiped off with a bleach cloth before  being used for the next vehicle.  Since there could be many vehicles waiting in line, there will likely not be time for the pastor to talk or pray with you personally.  If you have prayer requests please email or call them to the HSLC office or to Debby Weeks or to the pastor.  If this is a convenient time for you to drop off your offering, there will be a basket available.  We encourage you to invite your family and friends to participate in our drive in Holy Communion. 

The Sanctuary Is Open for In-Person Worship

We are currently offering two in person contemporary services:  8:00 & 9:30 AM.  We are offering childcare for infants - 2nd Grade at the 8:30 AM service. HIS KIDS for Infants - 5th grade meet outside at 9:30. Communion is offered weekly at the 8:00 service.  Communion is offered the 1st Sunday of the month at the 9:30 service.  We will continue to offer the virtual worship services online each Sunday. If you would like to attend worship in person, utilize childcare, or attend HIS KIDS, please pre-register to the church office by the Friday before service before 12 noon, at 561-624-9663, office@hslcjuno.org, or use the green link below.


Due to Covid-19 and our concern for your health we are implementing a number of safety precautions which will have an effect on the worship experience.  Each week we will pay close attention to what is happening in the community with Covid-19 developments and we will evaluate our precautions during worship.   We will continue to offer the virtual worship services online each Sunday.  We are limiting attendance in the sanctuary to 45 people.  For your safety, prior to the service we will sanitize the sanctuary by wiping down surfaces and handles and doorknobs with bleach.  We will use a fogging machine to sanitize the chairs and carpets.  We ask for your full cooperation with the following:


  • Please do  not come to the campus  if you are not feeling well.
  • Please wear a mask properly the entire time you are on the campus  property, inside or outside.
  • Please social distance 6 feet or more whether you are inside or outside while on campus.
  • Your temperature will be checked before you enter the sanctuary.  You will not be allowed to enter if your temperature reads above 100.3.
  • Please use the hand sanitizer before entering the sanctuary.
  • Please sit where the ushers direct you to sit in the  sanctuary.
  • Ladies will  use the restrooms in the sanctuary.  Gentlemen will use the restrooms in the church office.
  • Please enjoy the music by listening and not singing.

In addition to the safety precautions you can expect the  following:

  • Pastor Frank and Eric will lead the worship service which will be very similar to the virtual service.
  • Holy Communion will be served, but it will be prepackaged and you will remain in your seats.
  • Refreshments will  not be offered on the patio.
  • There will not be childcare or any other ministries offered on Sunday morning at this  time.

Reopening the campus for in-person worship important, but we all must be flexible and always err on the side of caution.  If it is safe and the demand for more worship services is there, we will increase our worship opportunities.  If the  positivity rate for Covid-19 in the community increases then we will respond accordingly.  To be successful in reopening for worship we will need volunteers.  If you are available and willing please notify Cara at 561-624-9663 or events@hslcjuno.org.



CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR WORSHIP

Pastor Jim will host Coffee with the Pastor on Monday, November 23 at 10:00 AM on ZOOM.  You are invited to join the conversation and spend some time getting to know Pastor Jim.  The invite with the ZOOM link will be sent out to the congregation via email on Sunday, November 22.  If you do not receive our emails or do not receive the invite, please contact the church office Monday morning and will we get you the link.  561-624-9663.

We welcome you to the Thanksgiving Season at HSLC!  It is a busy time and you can find all the information you need here!


JOIN US ON FACEBOOK:  On Facebook this month we will be celebrating Gratitude!  Please stop by and visit!  Click here.

Thanksgiving Food Drive results:

The congregation donated 4622 pounds of food. Our goal was 3500 pounds. The congregation also donated $2000 cash. This cash was used to buy a turkey for every family. 

Thank you everyone for your role in making this food drive such a huge success in the midst of a pandemic. 

THIS SERVICE IS CURRENTLY FULL!  If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please contact the church office at 561-624-9663 or office@hslcjuno.org.  If you are already registered and your plans have changed, please contact the church office immediately, so that a family on the waiting list can be added.  Thank you!


This year's Thanksgiving Offering will be directed to the Christmas Project at St. Ann Place for the homeless.  This project will gift items to the homeless that will make life on the streets a little easier for them.  Please put Thanksgiving Offering in the memo of your check made out to HSLC or in the note field if you give online.

HIS KIDS & HSLC Preschool Families Are Invited! We will learn the meaning of the Advent Wreath, and then decorate one to take home to your family for the advent season. Snacks and drinks provided. We will meet indoors upstairs in the Learning Center. Masks are required. Space is limited. RSVP to HISKIDS@hslcjuno.org.

It’s time for the Angel Tree to decorate the patio! Children from St. George’s Center, Lake Park Community Center and Family Promise will be blessed by the members and friends of HSLC.  The tree will be on the patio Sunday November 29 (Thanksgiving Sunday) and Sunday, December 6. 


Angel Tree Tags will include a child’s age, sex, clothing size, and their gift wish. Unwrapped gifts should be returned by December 13  and cost no more than $30.00. This will ensure that each child receives an equitable gift. To facilitate gift tracking please either place the Angel in the bag or attach it to the gift/bag.

 

If you have not been attending church and want to participate contact you can stop by the Church Office or Contact Cyndy Ryan and she will get an Angel to you. Her email is cyndyryan@comcast.net Text or Call 561-371-2253.

This is the title of a new discussion series and class led by Pastor Frank that will be offered by Zoom and on our HSLC website beginning December 1.  Who Needs Christmas?  The world did.  God did.  And as it turns out we all do, but probably not for the reasons you think.  Join in the Zoom conversation Tuesday, for women, December 1, 9-10 AM. For men, Wednesday, December 2, 9-10 AM.  Watch and learn on the HSLC website beginning December 2.

This year Breakfast with Santa will be transformed! Want to see Santa and Mrs. Clause safely? Join us on Saturday, 12/5 OR Friday 12/11 between 5-7PM. Please pre-register your family for a 10-minute time slot to take a picture with Santa & Mrs. Clause. Physical distancing will be practiced and masks are required and will only be removed for the photo. Arrive a few minutes early to shop on the patio! Buy a candle from HISKIDS and some Christmas cookies, cakes & more from SOULFIRE! After, your reservation, explore the Honor Garden decorated in Christmas wonder! To register your visit with Santa, please email Cara Rucker at events@hslcjuno.org.

AGENDA

1. Official count of Confirmed Members – Quorum –Wendy Elder

2. President’s Greeting and Welcome – Peter Randolph

3. Opening Prayer – Pastor Jim

4. Secretary’s Report – Wendy Elder

5. Treasurer’s Report – Jason Ballard

6. Election of Officers – Peter Randolph

            a. Presentation of nominated Council Members, Treasurer, and Synod Representatives

            b. President opens floor – additional nominations

c. Election of Council Members, Treasurer, and Synod Representatives.

7. Adoption/approval of Fiscal year 2021 Budget – Jason Ballard

8. Preschool Report – Ashley Maddox

9. 2020 Ministry Highlights

10. President’s Report – Peter Randolph

11. Closing Prayer – Pastor Frank

12. Motion for Adjournment

 

Because a quorum is needed to take action, attendance of HSLC Members is needed!  Childcare will be provided.

Click here to register to attend In-Person or Zoom.

HIS KIDS will be selling these lovely hand-decorated candles online beginning November 27. They will also be selling in person on Saturday, December 5, 5-7 PM; Sunday, December 6, 9-9:30, 10:30-11; & Friday, December 11, 5-7 PM. Candles can be picked up in the church office 3 days after ordering online.  


CLICK TO VIEW CANDLES

Our HSLC Preschool Annual Holiday Book Fair has gone virtual.  Everyone is invited to do their book shopping needs through the scholastic site and 25% of the purchase goes towards the preschool's book needs!  Books for infants - high school are available and can be shipped where you need if they are gifts.  Free shipping on orders of $25 or more!  Shop November 28 - December 11.


VIEW BOOK FAIR SITE

Soulfire Craft & Bake Sale will be from December 6-13. You can find our table set up at both services on December 6 and 13 as well as at the Holiday Happiness Events on December 5 and 11, 5:00-7:00 PM.

 

Bake sale items are all donated by Soulfire Families or made by Soulfire students. Prices vary from $2 per individual, $6 for 6 and $8 for 12.

 

Craft Items also made or donated by Soulfire students and HSLC Families. Prices vary based on Item.

 

All proceeds from this event will go to youth accounts to pay for camp, youth trips, or other events.

Exercise is a great way to relieve stress and by now, boredom! Pilates Chair & Pilates Mat is now available on Zoom or in person in the Learning Center room 202/204. Pilates focuses on core strengthening, posture, body alignment & flexibility. Barbara Saltzgiver, a certified Pilates instructor for 16 yrs, will you lead in 2 different classes on Tuesdays:


Chair 4:30-5:15 pm & Mat 5:30-6:30 pm


If you wish to join or have questions, text Barbara 561 632-6149. Please include your email.

We are about to start our virtual meetings for the fall!  To make things easier while the little ones are home, we are going to be studying a podcast instead of a book:  https://dontmomalone.com.  If you would like to participate in this study and get to know some other moms, please contact Erin Chaison at 954-593-9571 or erin.chaison@gmail.com.  We meet every other Monday at 9:30 AM.

How You Can Volunteer at HSLC or Help Those in Need

CHRISTMAS DECORATING

Christmas is coming and we need your help hanging boughs of holly in our Sanctuary! Email Cara Rucker at events@hslcjuno.org if you are able and willing to deck the halls with love & lights the week of November 30th - December 4th.


HOW YOU CAN HELP THE POOR, HUNGRY & HOMELESS

Pastor Frank, Pastor Matthew and our Care Ministry Leaders want to thank you for your tremendous support for those who are poor, hungry and homeless.  Especially now during this Covid-19 season their has been an increased need for assistance.  You have done a wonderful job of rising to the challenge with your generosity.  Here are some specific ways you can help:

  • Financial donations given to HSLC and designate for Care Ministry
  • Make sandwiches and bring them to church Monday–Friday, 8:30–4:30
  • Bring individual snacks, boxed drinks, plastic eating utensils, sandwich bags to church Monday–Friday, 8:30–4:30
  • Bring non-perishable food items, such as rice, dried beans, jelly, peanut butter, canned foods, dried foods and bring to church Monday–Friday, 8:30–4:30
  • Bring clean clothing and shoes to church, Monday–Friday, 8:30–4:30
  • Bring personal hygiene items such as soaps, shampoos, lotions, feminine items to church Monday–Friday, 8:30-4:30
  • Bring adult bicycles, but only ones in good working condition that need no repair, to church Monday–Friday, 8:30-4:30
  • Bring in suitcases with both wheels and handles
  • Please do not bring furniture, household furnishings, equipment or electronics.

Thank you for caring for God’s people who are in a season of need.


HOMELESS HYGIENE KITS

The COVID virus has taught us quite a bit. Patience, to be more mindful and conscious of how often we wash our hands, being considerate of others, and well, so much. The question is how can we help the homeless stay healthy, as well? Let's collect travel-sized toiletries and items from the list below for those in need. Create a kit by putting 1 of each of these items in individual, gallon-sized ziploc bags for someone to easily carry with him/her. Here is what a kit of personal items would include when packing one up for the homeless:  tooth paste, tooth brush, bar of soap, comb, sunscreen, moisturizing cream, disposable razor, power bar/granola bar, bottle of water, hand sanitizer, bandaids and a $10 McDonald's gift card.

Thank you!   Any Homeless Hygiene Kits you create can be left in the Patio Storage Room on the counter.


STRIKE UP THE BAND!

The Village of Hope, Haiti is expanding its Student Band. They are in need of a few more instruments to round out their sections. They are: Clarinets; Trumpet; Soprano, Alto, & Tenor Saxophones; Baritone; Violin; Viola; Cello; and Guitar. If you are able to donate a gently used instrument, please contact Julia Soistman, 443-243-0886, jrsoistman @aol.com. Can you help these budding musicians begin to make sweet music?

Ministry News

Village of Hope Haiti


UPDATE FROM HAITI, VILLAGE OF HOPE:  Click here to read! 

 

Care Ministry Needs

GAS CARD DONATIONS:  The Food Pantry has a cargo van that picks up donations from generous donors almost daily.  Gas cards are needed to keep the van running.  You may send cards to Harry Drier, 5380 N. Ocean Dr. Apt. 6D, Singer Island, FL 33404.


FOOD AND CLOTHING PANTRY:  Each week the Food Pantry distributes food to families in need in Lake Park.  Due to the pandemic, we are reaching new highs in the number of families needing items. Click the link to see what the food items needed are:  Community_Food_Pantry_Needs.pdfWhile we have community partners, including Whole Foods, Publix, Seacoast Bank, and Palm Beach Harvest, we still need your help with donations.  If you do not feel safe shopping, you can make a donation to the Care Ministry at HSLC and designate it for the Food & Clothing Pantry, or donate gift cards for food.  We are in need of volunteers on Tuesdays from 8 to 11 am to safely distribute food.  Contact Harry Drier for details at 561-601-8211 or drierh@aol.com.


HOMELESS MINISTRY:  Items needed for the Homeless at St. Anne's and St. George's:  rolling suitcases, shoes, belts, hats, cloth shopping bags, men’s jeans/pants (sizes 28-38) and ladies pants. Small size toiletries, band aids, sunscreen, bug spray and vitamins are needed.  Inexpensive watches are needed.  Please place in the patio storage room.  We need laptops or iPads for families in transition from homelessness.  If you have one to donate, please contact Harry Drier at 561-601-8211.


DIAPER DRIVE FOR HOMELESS MOTHERS:  Children’s Home Society cares for young homeless mothers and their infants.  CHS provides a 2 year program that teaches these young moms how to care responsibly for their baby, educates them and finds them work.  HSLC is collecting diapers.  We have also begun collecting baby clothes up to 24 months.  If you knit or crochet, we are taking donations of baby booties and receiving blankets.  Please bring them to church.  Please contact Evelyn Lyerly with any questions at evlyerly@gmail.com or 561-308-1292.


GLASSES FOR HAITI:  We will continue to collect reading glasses and non-prescription sunglasses to be sent to the Village of Hope in Haiti.  We will have a shipment going in Spring 2020.  Please continue to donate and thank you for your support.


SANDWICHES FOR THE NEEDY:  Hard boiled eggs and sandwiches are needed each week for the hungry.  Please bring individually wrapped sandwiches with no condiments and boiled eggs in a container and leave in the church kitchen refrigerator by 9:00 AM on Wednesday mornings.


There are many volunteer opportunities within the Care Ministry.  If you have time and a passion for giving back your time, please join the Care Ministry team of volunteers by contacting Harry Drier at 561-601-8211 or drierh@aol.com.

 

Church Council

If you would like a copy of the most recent Church Council Meeting minutes or copies of any past meetings, please contact the church office at 561-624-9663 or office@hslcjuno.org.  Your 2020 Church Council is Peter Randolph (President), Joann Ventzek (Vice President), Wendy Elder (Secretary), Jason Ballard (Treasurer), Stephanie Dana, Josh Koenig, Matt Marsom, Cyndy Ryan, and Pastor Frank Wagner.