News & Events

January 2020

January 19:  Blood Drive 8:00 AM

January 19:  HIS KIDS Retreat Registration Deadline

February 2020

February 1:  Sandwich Making 8:30 AM

February 2:  First Communion Classes Begin 9:30 AM

February 7:  Meal Life Group 12:30 PM

February 8:  No Saturday Evening Service

February 9:  35th Anniversary Worship Service 10:00 AM at Eissey Theater

All HSLC Events Available Here.

First Communion Classes for 5th graders and older will be offered on Sundays in the Learning Center, Room 208, from 9:30 -10:30 am. Classes are February 2 through March 8.  If your child is younger than 5th grade, they may also participate in the class after the parent of that child first speaks  with Pastor Matthew.  The Celebration of First Communion will take place on Sunday, March 15  at the 9:30 am worship service. To sign up for First Communion please contact Pastor Matthew Shapton, Shawn Shapton or the church offices at 624-9663.

Have you ever wondered why you exist?  Have you ever wondered why the universe exists?  Have you ever wondered why there is something rather than nothing at all?  Have you ever wondered why God created us and the universe?  HSLC will be offering a three session class in February on the first three Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00 PM in the church sanctuary that will address these questions called "Creation: Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?"  The class schedule is:


Tuesday February 4  - Introduction and the Scientific Perspective

Tuesday February 11 - Philosophical and Theological Perspectives

Tuesday February 18 - Biblical Perspective and Conclusions


Everyone is welcome.  It is not necessary to be affiliated with HSLC to attend.  For additional information, please contact Doug Wessel at (605) 641-6110 or   

"Love one another as I have loved you."
John 15:12


Your family is invited to come embrace Jesus’ love and share his love with others.

HIS KIDS is hosting a special morning of decorating Valentine’s Day cards, eating sweet treats, and watching a
Valentine’s Day movie.



HSLC members Marty & Lois Light have begun a new Couples Ministry Life Group.  Would you like to gather once a month with other couples to have fun and get to know each other?  If that sounds good, please join us the 2nd Sunday each month, 6:00-7:30 PM in the HSLC Learning Center, room 203.  All couples are invited, including your friends!  For more information, please contact Marty and Lois Light at 941-468-0610.  Next meeting:  February 9.

Attention ladies! Doris Goll is beginning a new 7-week Bible discussion on Monday, February 17, 9:30-11 AM.  The study will take place in the Learning Center in room 203.  The theme of the study is the Old Testament book of Jonah.  What do  we do when God interrupts our lives?  Many times, like Jonah, we run!  This study will show us that when God interrupts our lives, it can be an invitation to outcomes well beyond our wildest dreams.  You are encouraged to invite your friends.

Those who are battling cancer, survivors, spouses, friends and family are invited to share concerns and experiences. We will take a journey to discover ways in which the church, God’s promises and others with similar situations can ease our pain and fears.  For more information contact Cindy Miller 561-743-0588 or  We meet the 3rd Wednesday each month at 6:00 PM in the Worship Center Family Room. The Wednesday, February 20 meeting will discuss the topic  "God's Will for You".

Would you like to learn more about HSLC?  Are you looking to connect to our church family?  Would you like to become involved in our ministries and outreach?  Have you been attending for a while and feel like you have found your church home?  Come to New Member Orientation to learn more about becoming a member of HSLC, getting involved in ministry and to get plugged into our church community.  We will provide you with breakfast and child care if needed.  Please RSVP to Cara Rucker at or 561-624-9663.


Come make new friends and join us for HOLY STROLLERS MOMS GROUP! We are a group of Moms that study the bible and socialize with our little ones. We enjoy coffee and treats, and childcare is provided while we meet. We will meet 9:30 - 11:00 AM every other Monday. Please contact Erin Chaison at for more info and to sign up. Sooooo…..sign up and LETS ROCK N' STROLL!!!!

Join us for Midweek Gathering!

Children, youth, and adults are invited out each Wednesday for dinner, fellowship and growth.  Each week programming will be offered for all ages.  Please click here to learn more!

HSLC Member Ruth Mamo is hosting her popular YOGA Class Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and Fridays at 9:30 AM, upstairs in the Learning Center Room 202. Beginners are welcome. Bring your yoga mat. Please contact Ruth at or
609-203-1789 or  for information.  

Ministry News

Village of Hope Haiti

An Excerpt from the November VoH Newsletter by Marni Maree:

BLESSED TO BE A CHRISTMAS BLESSING! For years, it has been a tradition of ours to show love at Christmas for the children, teachers and staff at the Village of Hope School and Health Center. Board member, Marni Maree, has led the effort to make Christmas special by recruiting volunteers to raise funds for the gifts and also to purchase and ship the presents to Haiti in time for Christmas. In previous years, many of these volunteers have also flown to Haiti to hand deliver the gifts. This summer, in light of the unrest in Haiti, Marni questioned if we would even be able to provide Christ-mas for the Village of Hope this year. She shared her uncertainty with some of our board members, and a group began to pray for a way to provide Christmas to more than 700 children, teachers and staff. Within a few weeks, Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Juno Beach, Florida was brought up as a possible answer to our prayers. The Holy Spirit family has been a blessing to VOH for years, and Marni reached out to Pr. Frank Wagner and Haiti Ministry Leader, Julia Soistman with the re-quest for help. They said, “YES!” to the call and be-gan recruiting volunteers right away. In September, more than 50 volunteers gathered in the sanctuary at Holy Spirit and sorted, stuffed and packed nearly 800 gifts. They also answered the pray-er to provide Christmas for our brothers and sisters in Haiti. Pastor Frank shared that they saw God at work in their congregation during this service project. Just days earlier, Hurricane Dorian devastated the Baha-mas, and Holy Spirit quickly responded to help their sister congregation. They did not know how they would be able to manage both projects. Pastor Frank said that his church family responded with great faith and were able to be a blessing to both ministries because they have been blessed to be a blessing. Thank you Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Juno Beach, Florida!!!


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 PANTRY RECOVERY:  Each week the Food Pantry distributes food to families in need in Lake Park.  Items most needed this month are pasta and pasta sauce.   Other items needed are:  Community_Food_Pantry_Needs.pdf.  We are in need of volunteers on Tuesdays from 9 to 11 am to distribute food and on every other Friday for food sorting from 8:30 to 10 am.  Contact Harry Drier for details at 561-601-8211 or

HOMELESS MINISTRY:  Items needed for the Homeless at St. Ann:  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.  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 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 late 2019.  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


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  Your 2019 Church Council is Peter Randolph (President), Joann Ventzek (Vice President), Kathy Ingram (non-voting Acting Secretary), Jason Ballard (Treasurer), Holly Finch, Josh Koenig, Erin Maggio, Matt Marsom, Cyndy Ryan, and Pastor Frank Wagner.