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.

 ​​​​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 SCHOOL--CHILDREN OF ALL AGES ARE WELCOME--SUNDAYS--9AM TO 10AM
WORSHIP SERVICE W/HOLY COMMUNION--IN-PERSON & CONFERENCE CALL--SUNDAYS--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, December 14th, 2021, at 6PM, In-Person in the Fellowship Hall & on our Conference Call #1-657-390-7423.

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!

COVID UPDATES

(updated Monday, 8/23/21)

We continue operating in a hybrid manner holding our 10:30AM Sunday In-Person Worship

Services in conjunction with our Conference Call. If you are unable to join us at church call in

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

use the access code 8221190, & hit the # key. Log in & announce your name. Grab a cracker or

piece of bread & juice or wine so that we can have Holy Communion together.

Church Council Meetings are held In-Person & on the Conference Call every second Tuesday

of the month at 6PM. Sunday School resumes Sunday, September 26th, from 9AM to 10AM.

We are also in the process of restarting other Groups, Coffee Hours, & Bible Study.

Stay posted for additional updates.

Our Food Pantry continues to be open Every Thursday, & the Last Saturday
of the month, from 10AM to 1PM, with continued safety measures in place.

As of August 16, 2021, Bishop Tracie Bartholomew of the New Jersey Synod,
has suggested the following On-Going Safety Protocols for Indoor Gatherings.
“Please follow the CDC Guidance about masks and distancing. Currently, the daily new cases are

such that everyone, vaccinated and unvaccinated, should be masked indoors. Encouraging

vaccination and offering vaccination clinics can be lifesaving. As long as children under 12

remain ineligible for vaccination we need to observe protocols that keep them as safe as possible.

The question for us is always whether our actions are loving toward our neighbor.”

If you, or someone you know, desires to have Holy Communion by phone, please notify

Pastor Leah & plans will be made for support.

Pastor Leah, Vincent, & 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)