News & Events

June 2020

June 9: Virtual Women's Group 9:00 AM

June 10: Virtual Men's Group 9:00 AM

June 10: Renovate Class. Available all day on our website.

June 11:  Coffee with the Pastor 10:00 AM

June 21:  Drive In Holy Communion at HSLC Campus 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


New Virtual Ministry Opportunities Listed Below After Current Events

Pastor Frank is offering an online class each Wednesday that will be available on our website (www.HSLCJuno.org) for you to watch at your convenience.  The class is called Renovate and it is based on a series created by North Point Ministries.  They have given HSLC written permission to use their materials online.  The class will be 20-30 minutes long including the video presentation.  Over the course of eight sessions, the study will introduce you to the possibility of a personal renovation by exploring the foundation and blueprints of God’s original design for us.  Remember, renovation is optional, not everyone is up for the challenge.  You may choose  to do a complete overhaul or just freshen the paint.  Are you ready to renovate?  There is an optional workbook that accompanies this class.  However, as of this writing they are sold out.  You can try on your own if you wish to use the workbook by contacting www.northpointstore.com. 866-866-5621.  

Join us for conversation and updates and Pastor Frank will be glad to  address your comments and questions. We will virtually meet Thursday, June 11 at 10:00 AM.  If Zoom is all new to you, you can call the office (561-624-9663) and Stephanie will help you. If you do not receive the link via email Wednesday, please contact the church office at 561-624-9663 or office@hslcjuno.org by 4:30 on Wednesday to get the link.

Pastors Matthew & Frank will be offering Holy Communion on Sunday, June 7, 10 AM - 1 PM 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 Matthew or Pastor Frank will offer you communion.  The pastors and their 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 pastors 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 pastors.  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.   If this procedure works effectively then we will be able to offer it again.  We hope to see you on Sunday for Holy Communion.

Women's and Men's Group Meet Virtually

Women meet Tuesday mornings at 9:00 AM.  Men meet Wednesday mornings at 9:00 AM.  If you are not comfortable using Zoom on a computer or device, you can attend the meeting via phone.  If you have not attended these groups in person, you are still invited to attend.  Please email the church office at office@hslcjuno.org to be included in the Zoom Link.   

Feeding the Hungry During the Pandemic

FEEDING THE HUNGRY REMAINS A PRIORITY OF HSLC: The needs of the hungry are increasing during this Coronavirus pandemic. HSLC will remain engaged in feeding the poor in ways that are safe and healthy for all. St. George Center in Riviera Beach provides hot lunches and to-go sandwich bags every day. You can help by bringing to HSLC homemade sandwiches, snacks, non-perishable food, or financial donations (see below).

   o Homemade sandwiches: Please thoroughly sanitize your hands first. PB&J, any meat, cheese and bread. No condiments please. Bag each sandwich separately, place in large bag. Write on outside of bag your name, date and the type of sandwich. Bring to sanctuary kitchen refrigerator Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
    o Snacks: these need to be individually wrapped snacks like cookies, crackers, granola bars, nuts, fruit cups, juice boxes, bottled water, etc. Please drop off in the sanctuary kitchen Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
    o Non-Perishable Food: Canned, boxed and bagged food is being collected in the storage room Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. It will go to restocking the shelves at the Lake Park Food Pantry.  
    o Financial donations: please make donations payable to Holy Spirit Lutheran Church and on the memo line put "feed the hungry".

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



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!

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 MEETING VIRTUALLY THROUGH JUNE EVERY OTHER THURSDAY INSTEAD OF MONDAYS.

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.

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.