We’re all connected
“Anxious hearts are very heavy, but a word of
encouragement does wonders.”
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.
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.
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!
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
- 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
- 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
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?