News & Events

January 2020

January 20:  Virtual Men's Group 9:00 AM

January 20:  The Bible for Grown-Ups Session 3, 12:00 PM

January 24:  In-Person Worship Services 8:00 & 9:30 AM (Pre-register)

January 26:  Virtual Women's Group 9:00 AM

January 27:  Virtual Men's Group 9:00 AM

January 31:  In-Person Worship Services 8:00 & 9:30 AM (Pre-register)

January 31:  Drive-In Holy Communion 11:00 AM - 1:00 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, January 31, 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. 

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.


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 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

Join the ZOOM discussion with a pastor on Monday, January 18 at 10:00 AM.  Connect with your HSLC family during this hour.  ZOOM link will be emailed by January 17.  If you need help using Zoom, please contact the Church Office at 561-624-9663.

THE BIBLE FOR GROWN-UPS is the title of a new discussion series that will be offered at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church beginning January 5, hosted by Pastor Frank.  Perhaps when you were a child you learned different stories in the Bible, but no one ever told you the story of the Bible.  Through this series produced by North Point Resources and Pastor Andy Stanley you will learn how the Bible came to be and how to understand the Bible better.  You can participate in a few different ways:

  • Beginning Tuesday, January 5 you can join a live Zoom discussion from 9-10AM for women only.  We need your email so we can send you the link.
  • Beginning Wednesday, January 6 you can join a live Zoom discussion from 9-10 AM for men only.  We need your email so we can send you the link.
  • Or, you can watch the class on your own schedule by going to the church website beginning January 6.

"HELP ME TO UNDERSTAND JESUS" is the title of the sermon series that will be offered beginning January 3.  Pastor Frank will be discussing the impact that Jesus had on the world. 

    • Help Me To Understand Why Jesus Lived
    • Help Me To Understand Why Jesus Died
    • Help Me To Understand Why Jesus Rose From The Dead
    • Help Me To Understand What Has Happened In Human History Since The Resurrection

Would you like to learn more about HSLC and our ministries?  Have you been thinking about becoming a member?  Please join us for New Member Orientation on Saturday, January 30 to learn more about us and begin the process of becoming a member.  Attending does not obligate you to become a member.  You may participate in-person or on Zoom.  Childcare is provided for those attending in-person.  Please RSVP to Cara at events@hslcjuno.org if you plan to attend, or if you have any questions regarding the class.

What does it mean when the Bible states that we are created in the image of God?  Does it mean that humans have some unique attributes, such as consciousness?  Does it refer to how we engage in relationships?  Does it focus on our responsibilities toward the rest of creation?  What effect does sin have on the image of God in us?  How is the image of God transformed and renewed in the life of a Christ follower?  What are the ethical implications for us, recognizing that all people are made in the image of God?  These are some of the issues that will be addressed in this three-session class offered by HSLC in February.  At this time, we are planning on hosting the class in the sanctuary on our campus, with the possible addition of synchronous Zoom delivery.  You do not need to be affiliated with HSLC to attend.  


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

"If you're a parent or have played a part in raising someone, you know the weight that comes with preparing a child for their future. Beyond just looking for parenting tips, learning to cast vision for a child's future can take them further than you can ever imagine."  You are invited to this parenting series by Northpoint Community Church and Andy Stanley.  Class is 3 weeks on Fridays beginning February 5.  Dinner will be provided at 5:00 PM and class begins in-person and on ZOOM at 5:30 PM.  Class will be facilitated by Pastor Frank, Connor Dennis and Diana Cosgrave.  Childcare is being provided for infants - 5th grade.  Each class will post to our website for later viewing as well.



CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Come show some love with your family and watch a Valentine's Day kids movie on the big screen!

 

Bring your own dinner or snacks, lawn chairs or blankets to sit in the church field. Fresh popcorn will be popping for you!

 

Please RSVP for the event at

HISKIDS@hslcjuno.org.

Soulfire Souper Bowl 2021. This year instead of us bringing the soup to you, we are asking you to bring the Soup to us! On February 7th (Super Bowl Sunday) Soulfire youth will be collecting canned soup, and whatever loose change you are willing to give, to be donated to the Lake Park Food Pantry. When you come to church on The 7th  you can put your Canned Food Donations in the pile that corresponds to the team you think will win the Super Bowl. After the services we will post on Facebook which team had more weight of food.

If you are not comfortable coming to church on February 7th or otherwise cannot make it, we don’t want you to be left out either! We will have the Sanctuary open the week prior (Feb 1st-6th) for any drop offs for the collection. Just drop them off to the left of the door in the designated space. You may also order canned goods from Amazon, Publix, or wherever you get your groceries and have them shipped directly to the church. Just make sure to place the order by Feb 3rd to ensure delivery in time for the event. 

No matter which team wins though, help us make sure that the families served by the Lake Park Food Pantry will be the real winners.

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.

Our virtual meetings will continue through spring.  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 meet every other Monday at 9:30 AM.

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

 

The HSLC Congregation Connection Ministry

These past many months have been lonely and isolating for all of us due to COVID. The HSLC Congregation Connection Ministry hopes to change that. Let’s reconnect with our HSLC family one congregation member, family, or couple at a time. Many of our church family does stay in touch with each other. Here is a way we can make sure even more are served.

 

What's the commitment? Simply agree to send a card, letter or email once a week or bi-weekly over the coming months to ONE HSLC congregation member, family, or couple.

What do I need to participate? Need pretty paper or cards? Blank cards and paper with envelopes will be provided in a plastic bin outside the church office.

May I also call this person, family, couple? As you become more familiar and comfortable with each other, the correspondence might grow to phone conversations so that’s a decision you will make together. Then we can look forward to that day we can feel comfortable meeting in person! 

How do I sign up? Please fill out the form by clicking on this link:

CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE.

 

What great friendships we can foster during this challenging time. What a blessing a note can be to lift someone’s spirits.  Let's stay connected, HSLC family! 


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.


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?

Ministry News

Updates from Pastor Matthew & Babcock Ranch

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


Village of Hope Haiti


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.