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!

2020-2021 CHURCH THEME


We will continue to explore the Old Testament until Lent 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!

CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

(updated Tuesday, 1/12/21)

As of Tuesday, 1/12/21, we agreed to suspend in-person Worship through Sunday, 2/7/21.
Our tentative return to in-person Worship will be on Sunday, 2/14/21.
Info for re-opening will be provided after our Tuesday, 2/9/21, Church Council Meeting.

 Please join us on our Conference Call Sunday Morning Worship Service at 10:30AM.
Call in to our toll-free number 1-657-390-7423. 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 programs, groups, in-person meetings, coffee hours, & fellowship time will remain

CANCELLED AT THIS TIME for the safety as well. 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 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 In-Person Worship & Gatherings.

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 HOLY COMMUNION---CONFERENCE CALL ONLY---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, February 9th, 2021, at 6PM, on our toll-free number 1-657-390-7423.

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.