News & Events

October 2020

October 10-31:  Pumpkin Patch Open Daily until Dark

October 24:  Picnic at the Patch 5:00 PM

October 25:  Blood Drive 9:00 AM

October 25:  In-Person Worship (Pre-Register) 8:00 & 9:30 AM

October 25:  HIS KIDS 9:30 AM

October 25:  Soulfire  11:00 AM

October 25:  Pumpkin Patch Palooza 11:00 AM

October 27: Virtual Women's Group 9:00 AM

October 28: Virtual Men's Group 9:00 AM

October 28: How Not to Be Your Own Worst Enemy Study Online 12:00 PM

October 30: HIS KIDS Bible & Treating 4:30 PM

October 30:  Trunk or Treat 6:00 PM


New Virtual Ministry Opportunities Listed Below After Current Events

Now in the North Parking Lot, our pastor will be offering Holy Communion on Sunday, October 25, 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 will meet at 9:30 beginning October 11. 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 one of these links:     October 25 Registration   November 1 Registration


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  is a new experience for all  of us.  We will be flexible, always erring 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.

Bring your blanket, picnic basket, chairs and non-alcoholic beverages to "Picnic at the Patch" on October 24th from 5-7pm! Enjoy a jazz trio while noshing with your church family! 


To support Soulfire AND our Local Food Pantry, we are starting the Thanksgiving Food Drive earlier this year! Please start collecting non-perishable goods and we will have a collection bin ready and waiting when you arrive! Please pre-register for this event with Cara Rucker at events@hslcjuno.org.

Donate Blood!  Save a Life!


The Big Red Bus will be at HSLC on Sunday, October 25 during worship and Drive-In Communion.  Appointments are not required, but highly recommended.  Please visit www.oneblood.org/donate-now and use sponsor code #10024.

Come on out for safe Fall FUN and silliness!

There is NO charge to enter the Pumpkin Patch Palooza, however, you MUST pre-register your team for a time slot with Cara Rucker at events@hslcjuno.org to play and participate. There will be 20-minute transitions, for example, the first 2 teams start the relay at 11, the next 2 teams start at 11:20AM. The last start time will be 1PM. To support Soulfire AND our Local Food Pantry, we are starting the Thanksgiving Food Drive earlier this year! Please start collecting non-perishable goods and we will have a collection bin ready and waiting when you arrive!

Safe games for ALL ages:

*Walk like "Pastor Frankenstein" balancing a mini pumpkin on your head

*Mummy Wrap

*Doggone Donut

*Face the Cookie

*Jack O' All trades, Charades

*Pumpkin Bowling

*Harvest Bingo

*DJ ERuck

We all know and love the USA government’s version of PPP, free money to get us through tough times!  HSLC has their own version of PPP, Pizza with the Pastor on the Patio.  Free pizza with Pastor Frank, also to get us through challenging times by being with friends.  Everyone is invited to come to HSLC on Thursday, October 29, 5:30-6:30 PM for free pizza dinner.  Pastor Frank and Martina will be serving you.  You will be sitting outdoors at tables socially distanced.  Please preregister with the church office at 561-624-9663, email Cara Rucker at events@hslcjuno.org, or click here.  Preregistration is critical so that we know how much pizza to order and so that we can contact you in case of bad weather.

Come join us as we trick or treat, AKA Bible and Treat, safely at our church at the pumpkin patch. We will have a costume parade, some bible and treating, yummy treats, special pumpkin prayer and craft, and time to shop in the pumpkin patch!  Please RSVP to HISKIDS@hslcjuno.org with the name of your party and how many will be attending.

Wanna Trick or Treat safely this year?! How about Trunk or Treat!? This is an event for ALL ages! On Friday, October 30th from 6-7 PM, Soulfire and HSLC congregation are teaming up with HISKIDS to host this FUN, physically distanced event!!! Please email Cara Rucker at events@hslcjuno.org if you would like to participate! Decorate your vehicle and bring non-perishable goodies to help support Soulfire AND our Local Food Pantry as we start our Thanksgiving Food Drive early this year! 

Our Thanksgiving food drive has begun! We have been given the green light to get a head start this year so we have begun collecting non-perishable food donations! You can bring your donations to the patio storage room during the week or to the church on Sunday morning. The food will be collected in the back corner of the sanctuary this year so we can watch the collection grow! Each week during confirmation class we will weigh the food and report the progress. Every year this event goes to help the Lake Park Food Pantry provide meals for those in need during the Thanksgiving Holiday and beyond! Each member is challenged to bring in 10 pounds of food to help us reach that goal. We have already received food for the food drive! Check back next week to find out what out target weight is see our progress.

If you are not comfortable shopping or coming to the church campus, you can order online and have your donation shipped straight to HSLC at 13301 Ellison Wilson Road, Juno Beach, FL 33408.  We are also accepting monetary donations and Publix gift cards that can be used to purchase additional food needs for the pantry.

We’ve all been guilty of being our own worst enemy.  We run from what’s good for us and pursue what isn’t.  How do we put an end to that.  Pastor Andy Stanley will teach us three Biblical lessons that will help stop us from undermining our relationships, finances, careers and more.  Join us for discussion at Women’s Group by Zoom beginning October 13, 9 AM, or at Men’s Group by Zoom beginning October 14, 9 AM.  You can go whenever it’s convenient for you to our HSLC weekly website classes beginning October 14 (click here). If you have questions please contact the church office at 561-624-9663 or email office@hslcjuno.org. 

Rev. 22:17....”The Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come!’ Everyone who hears this must also say ’Come!’ Come, whoever is thirsty; accept the water of life as a gift, whoever wants it."


We have all been living in the chaos of the Covid pandemic for six months. The ripple effect is far reaching. It wears on us. We need to feel God’s embrace and experience his abundant grace. Prayer does that for us. Beginning September 30 at 1:00 pm, join the Prayer Team in the Honor Garden, at the fountain for a time of prayer. We will begin with prayer and short devotion, followed by placing your prayer requests into the fountain. We will receive your prayer requests from the church office (561-624-9663, office@hslcjuno.org) or by contacting Debby Weeks (630-913-0980, hankeaster1@gmail.com). Masks will be worn and soical distancing will be in place. You can join us by Zoom if you are not comfortable meeting in person.

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.

Are you finding it difficult managing stress these days? You are not alone. Here to show you healthy methods to be calm and focused through breath and movement is Ruth Mamo, a certified Yoga instructor. Zoom classes have started and are offered on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-10:30 AM. If you are interested in participating please text her the day before (609) 203-1789 with your name and which days and classes you wish to join. Afterwards, you will feel not only relaxed but also centered, clear minded, and ready for the day ahead! See you on the mat!   

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 begin August 24 at 9:30 AM and will continue to meet every other Monday.

How You Can Help the Poor, Hungry & Homeless

SUITCASES FOR THE HOMELESS

Many homeless individuals use suitcases to carry their possessions. St. Anne's Place and St. George's Homeless centers are in need of used but in good condition suitcases with handles and wheels. If you have any please bring to the church office. Questions? Call Harry Drier at 561-601-8211.


BLESSING BAGS

Soulfire youth prepared Blessing Bags to help the homeless in the community! These kits contain water, snacks, hygiene items, handkerchiefs and socks, and are designed to be carried in your car to hand out when you see someone in need. Please feel free to add any hygiene items and snacks you would like, along with a note of blessing. There are Blessing Bags available daily in a container outside the church office. Please pick these up at your convenience. Thank you to the Soulfire Families for your hard work, and thank you in advance for being a blessing to someone in need.


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?

During this time of isolation and socialization restrictions, now more than ever our smart devices (phones, i-pads, etc.) can be very helpful to us for staying in touch and getting banking tasks done without leaving our homes. However, many of us are not very skilled with using our smart devices. Pam Wohlschlegel, a member of HSLC, has offered to give tutoring over the phone. Contact Pam at 561-254-1036 or email her at pswohlschlegel@gmail.com . Thank you Pam!

STAYING IN TOUCH WITH OUR CHURCH FAMILY

Immediately after we closed all church campus activities, we began personally contacting every HSLC member and friend that we have contact information for. The purpose of the call is to express our care, inquire if you need assistance and receive prayer requests. If you would like to volunteer to be a caller please contact the church office at 561-624-9663 or office@hslcjuno.org. For some people we only have a mailing address, we are sending handwritten cards. We need volunteers to write care cards. We will provide the cards. Please contact the office.

Ministry News

Village of Hope Haiti


UPDATE FROM HAITI, VILLAGE OF HOPE:  VOH has a new goal in our sights. They’d like to resume classes at the Village of Hope School on Monday, August 3, 2020. As of today, the Covid-19 death toll in Haiti is 123. The Ministry of Education is proposing a continuation of the 2019/2020 School Year in August. We are communicating closely with their team and following all recommendations. Principal Clovis and his teachers are making the appropriate plan to reopen and the health of our students and staff is their top priority. They are focusing on proper social distancing, number of children per classroom, sanitation, mask wearing procedures, etc.

Here is how you can help the Village of Hope School reopen:
● Pray that God’s hedge of protection around Haiti continues to keep our staff, students and their families healthy and safe.
● Prayerfully consider providing the gift of hope and education to a child by becoming a student sponsor.
● If you are sponsoring a student, ensure your sponsorship is up to date and even consider sponsoring another child.
● A special financial gift to the school, guaranteeing it will be safe for the students to return, will provide sanitizing alcohol, disinfectant, and additional PPE.
● Partner with congregations around the country who are making 2500 cloth masks that will be given to the students and teachers. Please contact Marni at news@villageofhopehaiti.org if you are willing to make masks. You can use your favorite pattern or we will provide one.

Please contact HSLC Member Julia Soistman to help at jrsoistman@aol.com or 561-247-7352.  Thank you.   

 

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.