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Holy Week Schedule

April 9:  Maundy Thursday Dramatic Presentation Available from 12:00 PM on

April 10:  Virtual Stations of the Cross Available from 12:00 PM on

April 10:  Good Friday Service Video Stream 6:00 PM

April 11:  HIS KIDS Family Gathering 11:00 AM on Facebook

April 12:  Easter Services Video Stream 7:00 AM, 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM

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New Virtual Ministry Opportunities Listed Below

Feeding the Hungry During the Pandemic

During this Coronavirus season things are always changing and we need to be flexible.  What isn’t changing is that there are people in our community who are hungry and we are called upon by God to feed them.  We must look for ways to feed them that are flexible, creative and healthy for all concerned.  To  that end we have several opportunities to share with you:

    • The Lake Park Food Pantry is temporarily closed until a safe and healthy means can be found to provide food for the clients.  However, they are still accepting non-perishable food items to stock the shelves so that they are ready when the pantry reopens.  You may drop off in the church storage room Monday  - Friday, 8:30 – 4:30.  They are not accepting clothing or household items of any kind.  Questions, please  contact Harry Drier at 561-601-8211 or drierh@aol.com .
    • The St. George Center remains open to provide daily cooked meals and sandwiches.  The following safe options to be supportive are available:
      • Make sandwiches at home:  PB&J, ham, bologna, turkey and cheese sandwiches are all needed.  Wash your hands and wear gloves when making the sandwiches.  Individually bag the sandwiches.  Place the bagged sandwiches back into  the bread bag.  Print your name, phone number and date on the bread bag.  Bring the sandwiches to the church kitchen refrigerators Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 4:30.
      • The following snacks are appreciated: individual bags of chips, granola bars, individual applesauce, individual fruit containers, small packages of cookies, beef jerky, peanut butter crackers, bottled water.  Bring these snack items to the church kitchen.
      • Donate plastic forks, spoons, ziploc sandwich bags and napkins.  Bring them to the church kitchen Monday – Friday,  8:30 – 4:30.
      • If  you have questions please contact Dinah  Washam at 561-267-2708 or Dinah.washam@gmail.com .

We all know that there is a shortage of medical face masks throughout our country. If you have a sewing machine and know how to sew, you can make them by hand and many local doctor's offices, clinics and hospitals will gladly receive them. These do not replace the N95 medical masks but they are still useful to medical staff and patients. The HSLC quilting ministry is making the masks and you can work independently from your home. To get started go to www.youtube.com for a tutorial to learn how. Once you have made masks package them and take them to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center or contact your local clinic or doctor. If you wish to make medical masks for Jupiter Medical Center, please go to this link for instruction. https://www.deaconess.com/How-to-make-a-Face-Mask?fbclid=IwAR1H25JhviFlqeBjj-LEwCUCGNf-PbJcst4fHxcnXOThUqoTk6CVQ8cuyRM

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 will be sending handwritten cards. We need volunteers to write care cards. We will provide the cards. Please contact the office.

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!

PILATES AND YOGA CLASSES ONLINE!

For 15 years Barbara Saltzgiver has been leading two Pilates classes at HSLC. Due to the Coronavirus and the importance of social distancing that is not possible now. However, Barbara continues to be concerned about your health and peace of mind. So, she has created a video where she is leading a Pilates class and you can follow along. All you need to do is CLICK BELOW and follow along. Thank you Barbara!


Also thank you to Jean Martin for leading us through a Chair Yoga practices virtually for



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.  OUR NEXT MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE WHEN IT IS SAFE TO GATHER AGAIN.

HOLY STROLLERS IS CURRENTLY ON HIATUS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!  Check back here for any updates on Moms Group.

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 erin.hardison@gmail.com for more info and to sign up. Sooooo…..sign up and LETS ROCK N' STROLL!!!!



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 Balance714@hotmail.com.  We meet the 3rd Wednesday each month at 6:00 PM in the Worship Center Family Room. The Wednesday, March 18 is postponed.  We will resume meeting when it is safe to do so.

YOGA CLASSES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL SAFE TO RESUME!


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 glammom@verizon.net or
609-203-1789 or  for information.  

Midweek Gathering Is Not Meeting Until Further Notice!

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!

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 drierh@aol.com.


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.  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.