JOIN US ON SUNDAYS 


FOR WORSHIP@ 10:30AM


 Join us for in-person worship, stay safe and comfortable at home, or join us when you are are out of town. The options are there for you to worship with us! Our Conference Call Line is a toll-free number. Call 701-802-5170, use the access code 8221190,

& hit the # key. When you log in announce your name. Pre-filled Communion Cups are available at church. If you are home or away don't forget to grab a cracker or piece of bread, along with juice or wine, so we all can have Holy Communion together. 


You will notice that we are following several safety protocols during in-person worship. We ask that you are respectful of that, and we ask that you please continue practicing social distancing. While in the building you will be required to wear a mask, and if you forget your mask you will be provided with one.  We will also be checking your temperature when you arrive and signing everyone in upon entering.

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 Sunday, 8/16/20)

We are continuing 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 Returning to In-Person Worship & Gatherings.

As we return to in-person Worship, we will also continue with our Conference Calls during our Sunday Morning Worship Service. We look forward to seeing or hearing you, and having you continue to

worship with us! However, please be mindful that we will return to our 10:30AM time slot.
Join us on our toll-free number 701-802-5170. Then, use the access code 8221190, & hit the # key.

Log in & announce your name. If you are at home, don't forget to grab a cracker or piece of bread, along
with juice or wine, so we can have Holy Communion together. We will continue to use this

Conference Call Line for Church Council or any other meetings as well.

Please keep in mind we will be following several safety protocols and we ask that you are respectful of that. Please continue practicing social distancing. You will be required to wear a mask, and if you forget your's, you will be provided with one.  We will also be checking your temperature with a no-touch forehead thermometer, and restricting entrance if you have a temperature above 100 degrees. We will be signing everyone in upon entering the building so we can be aware of who is in our building at all times.


All programs, groups, in-person meetings, coffee hours, & fellowship time outside of religious

services will remain CANCELLED AT THIS TIME for the safety of everyone.

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.

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 of 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)

 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 WITH 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, October 13th, at 6PM,  on our toll-free number 701-802-5170. Use access code 8221190#.

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.

2020 CHURCH THEME


We continue to explore the Word in 2020. However,

our Worship Services may look a little different

than they have in the past. We are exploring the

Old Testament in place of Traditional Readings & The Gospels. Come learn explore with us!