News & Events

February 2020

February 17:  End of Life Workshop 6:00 PM

February 18:  End of Life Workshop 10:00 AM

February 19:  24 Hours That Changed the World 10:00 AM

February 26:  Ash Wednesday Services 12:00 & 6:30 PM

March 2020

March 1:  Tacos & Trivia 3:30 PM

March 4:  Lenten Dinner 6:00 PM

March 4:  Lenten Worship "empty" 6:30 PM

All HSLC Events Available Here.

Something each one of us will experience but very few of us like thinking or talking about is that our life will come to an end. Responsible, caring individuals prepare for this event. There is much to think about. Pastor Frank will share with you from his personal and pastoral experiences what preparations you should be making now or for yourself and loved ones. There are two opportunities to come to a presentation in the Worship Center: Monday, February 17, 6-8 PM or Tuesday, February 18, 10 AM - 12 PM.

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 remaining class schedule is:


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   

24 Hours that Changed the World

Pastor Frank will be leading a new 7 week study beginning February 18 & 19.  This study is in preparation of our celebration of Easter.  There will be four discussion times:

  • Tues. Women’s Group, open to all women, 7:30 AM, in the Church Office,
  • Wed. Men’s Group, open to all men, 7:00 AM, in the Church Office,
  • Wed., Life Group, open to all, 10-11 AM, in the Learning Center Rm 203
  • Wed. Midweek Gathering, open to all, 6:30-7:30 PM, in the Learning Center Rm 202

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.

Are you a trivia buff?  Do you love to socialize?  Come challenge your knowledge and enjoy the fellowship of your HSLC family.  Everyone is invited to Tacos & Trivia at HSLC on Sunday, March 1, 3:30 - 5:30 PM.  Prizes will be awarded to teams!  Please RSVP here.  For questions, please contact Cara Rucker at 561-624-9663 or

The Stephen Ministry Team will be hosting a 90 minute presentation on "Alzheimer's and Dementia Needs and Resources" on Thursday, March 12 from 7-8:30 pm. Dr Karen Gilbert, VP of Education for Alzheimer's Community Care will be presenting this very informative and helpful information. Please mark your calendars and RSVP at the Church office 561-624-9663 or click here to register.

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.


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!!!!

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".

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.  

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!

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.  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 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


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 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.