MISSION STATEMENT


We, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of The Holy Spirit,

are people of God, who are called by the Holy Spirit to pray,

worship, joyfully proclaim Jesus Christ, & compassionately witness serve others in Christian love.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

(updated Tuesday, 2/9/21)

As of Tuesday, February 9th, 2021, our Church Council voted, and agreed upon returning to In-Person Worship Service. We will resume in-person Worship Services on Sunday, February 14th, 2021, at 10:30AM. We will continue our Conference Call in conjunction with In-Person Worship Service too. Call in to our

# 1-657-390-7423. If this does not allow you to gain access please utilize our other # 1-701-802-5170 &

utilize the access code 8221190, then hit the # key. Log in & announce your name. Do not forget to

grab a cracker or piece of bread, along with juice or wine, so we can have Holy Communion together.

All other programs, groups, in-person meetings, & coffee hours will remain
CANCELLED AT THIS TIME for continued safety. We will continue to use the
Conference Call Line for Church Council, or any other meetings that we may have.

Our Food Pantry Hours continue to be every Thursday from 10AM-1PM, & the Last
Saturday of the month from 10AM-1PM, with continued safety measures in place.

We will continue to review the Center for Disease Control (CDC),
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), New Jersey Synod ELCA, 
New Jersey Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness (OHSP), & Governor
Murphy's Considerations for In-Person Worship & Gatherings moving forward.

If you, or someone you know, whether they are from our congregation or not,
desires to have Holy Communion by phone, please notify Pastor Leah.

Please do your best to continue keeping in touch with one another.
Call each other, talk with one another, and pray with one another.
In the darkness and loneliness, we all sometimes need someone to talk with.
Pastor Leah, Vince, & Heather are available by phone at any time, day or night.
Please do not hesitate to call for any reason.

Pastor Leah Lavelle (Reverend)
609-889-1221 (home) or 609-408-4445 (cell)
revlavelle@comcast.net (email)

Vincent Piekarski (Church Council President, Mental Health Advocate)
412-225-0287 (personal cell) or 609-402-5923 (work cell)
vpie8282@gmail.com (email)

Heather Piekarski (Church Office Staff, Masters in Social Work)
724-875-6895 (cell)
hstitelyadpc@yahoo.com (email)

2020-2021 CHURCH THEME


We will continue to explore the Old Testament until

shortly after Easter 2021. Our Worship Services may

look a little different than they have in the past, as we

are not exploring the Traditional Gospel Readings.

Come learn explore with us!

FOOD PANTRY


​​​We are open from 10AM to 1PM Every Thursday & the Last Saturday of Every Month. Pre-Packed Bags, along with Extra Donated Items are available once a month. Please remember to bring some form of verification of residency. Call the Church Office for more information or stop​ in for assistance. A special

thank you to one and all in the community that have provided

various donations and support to our food pantry!

 HOLY SPIRIT LUTHERAN CHURCH
1220 BAYSHORE ROAD​, VILLAS, NJ 08251​
​609-886-2414
HOLYSPIRITLUTHERAN@COMCAST.NET
​FACEBOOK.COM/HOLYSPIRITVILLAS/
CHURCH OFFICE---WEDNESDAYS---5PM TO 7PM
FOOD PANTRY---EVERY THURSDAY & THE LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH---10AM TO 1PM
SEE BELOW ON HOME & GENERAL INFO PAGE FOR CORONAVIRUS UPDATES
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE W/HOLY COMMUNION---IN-PERSON & CONFERENCE CALL---10:30AM

CHURCH COUNCIL


We invite you to share your comments, concerns, questions, or joys with one of our council members who can bring it back to our meetings. Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings & listen to what is going on in& around the church. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 9th, 2021, at 6PM, on our Conference Call # 1-657-390-7423.