News & Events

MAY 2021

May 16:  In-Person Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 AM (Pre-register)

May 18:  Virtual Women's Group 9:00 AM

May 19:  Virtual Men's Group 8:00 AM

May 23:  In-Person Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 AM (Pre-register)*

*Wear red in honor of the Pentecost

May 23:  Drive-In Holy Communion 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

May 25:  Virtual Women's Group 9:00 AM

May 26:  Virtual Men's Group 8:00 AM

May 30:  In-Person Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 AM (Pre-register)


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Now in the North Parking Lot, our pastor will be offering Holy Communion on Sunday, May 23, 11:00 AM - 1:00 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 a pastor 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. 

“TWISTING THE TRUTH” is the next series that Pastor Frank will be facilitating by ZOOM.  We will be discussing some common ways that God’s truth gets twisted.  These twisted truths have the potential to destroy your relationships, cloud your decisions and distort your perception of God. You will learn how these truths get twisted and how we can recognize and overcome these twisted truths.  Ladies join us by Zoom on Tuesday mornings, 9AM beginning May 11.  Men join us by Zoom on Wednesday mornings, 8AM beginning May 12. If you are new to Women's or Men's Group, please contact the church office with your email address so that we can send you the Zoom invitation. Video recordings of the Zoom meeting study will be available for viewing. Please contact the church office to access the recording.

Come join us for a bible study on the hit TV series about Jesus called "The Chosen" on Thursdays at 6:30-8:00 PM. This 4-part study hosted by Billy and Jenny Annis will begin May 20. Childcare will be provided by the church. Come join us for this explorative study on the life of Christ, registration is limited to 10 individuals or couples.


Click here to register.


The Chosen Trailer: https://youtu.be/K1-FoFj8Jbo

Christ is calling all HIS KIDS and preschool family disciples to create a little blessing for Police Officers. Come help us put these very special bags together for them and then get to meet real Police officers and check out their police cars and sirens when we give them these special gifts.  Please join us at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 19th in the Learning Center Room 203.


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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.


Beginning Sunday, May 2nd, HSLC’s council has expanded our Sunday morning worship capacity to 90 persons at each service.  Mask-wearing remains in place as does pre-registration and social distancing.  As more persons have received vaccinations, it is noted that groups of people are now attending in family/couples units or “pods” or “bubbles.”  This has allowed for the increase in capacity.  We ask that you still practice social distancing between these units/groupings.  The safety of our staff and worshippers remains the highest priority—we are grateful for how this cooperation has served us well so far and are optimistic it will continue to serve us well in this next phase of reopening.   We will continue to offer the virtual worship services online each Sunday.  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 whether you are inside or outside while on campus.
  • Please use the hand sanitizer before entering the sanctuary.
  • Please sit where the ushers direct you to sit in the  sanctuary.
  • Please enjoy the music by listening and not singing.

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

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.

How You Can Volunteer at HSLC or Help Those in Need

We’re all connected

“Anxious hearts are very heavy, but a word of encouragement does wonders.”
Proverbs 12:25

 

Christmas in the Summer!

Every year we send cards and gifts to the Village of Hope in Haiti so they might enjoy an extra special Christmas. This year we will be sending 600 cards!!! Martina and Julia can’t write them ALL!!! Please join the Village of Hope team in decorating and writing Christmas cards for the children of Haiti! They can be hand-made (supplies can be found in a bin outside the Church Office) OR simply write a message in leftover cards you have from years past. Be creative and spread some cheer.  There are elementary, middle and high school age students.  If you need more information, please contact Cara at events@hslcjuno.org.  Please put completed cards in the labeled bin inside the Church Office. Thank you! And let it snow, let it snow, let it snoooow!


Small Group Leaders Needed

Would you be interested in gathering with some people from our church, making friends, and providing a safe environment for faith conversations?  If so, Pastor Frank would like to discuss that with you.  HSLC would like to offer more small group opportunities.  Discuss the possibilities with Pastor Frank by contacting the church office (561-624-9663, office@hslcjuno.org) or contact Pastor Frank (561-373-0465, fwagner@hslcjuno.org).


Card Ministry

Please contact Cara Rucker, events@HSLCJUNO.org, if you are interested in joining the Cards Ministry. This ministry writes loving and caring cards to our HSLC family members who could use a hug via a card! Those already signed up, there are cards awaiting you in the church office and in the bin just outside the office if you come by after hours. Cara will contact you with information.


Flower Ministry

In addition to our HSLC Congregation Connection Ministry, we decided it’s safe and oh so important to bring back our Flower Ministry consisting of flower arrangers and those to deliver them. Those of you interested will make smaller arrangements using the flowers from the altar from the past Sunday’s services. We would ask that volunteers deliver the flowers outside the recipient's front door and call after you leave so there is little contact and, therefore, zero chance of spreading germs. Let’s cheer someone up with flowers blessed from our worship and prayer!  Please contact Cara Rucker at: Events@hslcjuno.org if you would like to participate.


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.

Ministry News

Updates from Pastor Matthew & Babcock Ranch

APRIL UPDATE FROM THE COMMUNITY IN THE RANCH:  Click here to read! Click here to visit their brand website!


Village of Hope Haiti


MARCH 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 2021.  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 2021

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 2021 Church Council is John Vacarro (President), Jason Ballard (Vice President), Christopher Monte (Secretary), Stephanie Dana (Treasurer), Joann Ventzek, Cyndy Ryan, Gavin McNally, Wendy Elder, Pastor James Graeser, and Pastor Frank Wagner.