We are a church whose unity is in Jesus Christ, who gathers us around word and water, wine and bread. Baptism is a significant part of our faith journey as we come from the baptismal waters to live a new life as children of God.

Our baptism sets us out on a lifelong journey that is characterized by our relationship to God, our relationship to our faith community, our relationships in our community and the wider world. Living our baptismal covenant means living a life of growth in the faith practices of discipleship. If anyone has questions, please see Vicar Vince.

​​​​Bible Study & Faith Discussions was started in order to focus on various readings, books, verses, people of faith,
& other general topics. The groups members offer various points of view while reviewing the Bible & various aspects
of their faith together in order to develop a better understanding of God's Word & Various Belief Structures. Members support each other in their thoughts & beliefs. We welcome everyone to gather together to explore the Word & Faith.

​What makes the Lutheran confession of faith unique? Why is Lutheran worship different than at the church next door?

Does it have to be confusing? If you're a lifelong Lutheran looking to dig deeper, new to Lutheranism and want answers,

or are just curious about the Lutheran church-this is for you! Come join us in exploring Lutheranism 101​​

Come on out and join us on Tuesdays, at 7PM. 

Although no particular age for First Communion is prescribed by The Use of the Means of Grace, one guideline is offered. Because admission to the Sacrament is by invitation of the Lord to the baptized, "baptized children begin to commune on a regular basis at a time determined through mutual conversation that includes the pastor/vicar, the child, and the parents or sponsors involved, within the accepted practices of the congregation.” Each congregation is encouraged to ask the question of readiness for first communion, establish their own policies regarding age and practice, and accompany that practice with catechesis appropriate to the age of the communicant. If you have questions, or want to provide support, please see Vince.

Interested in becoming a New Member? Have you been attending our church for a while? Have you just recently

returned to church after being away for a bit? Maybe you transitioned from another church, or just started to

recently attend our church. Please feel free to ask Vince for more information about becoming a member.

 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​HOLY SPIRIT LUTHERAN CHURCH​​
1220 Bayshore Road​, Villas, NJ 08251​
​609-886-2414
holyspiritlutheran@comcast.net
​Facebook.com/holyspiritvillas/
Church Office-Thursdays-6PM to 8PM
​Bible Study & Faith Discussions-Lutheranism 101-Tuesdays @ 7PM
Food Pantry-Every Thursday & Last Saturday of Every Month-10AM to 1PM
Sunday School-Children of All Ages Welcome-Sundays-9AM to 10AM
Worship Service-In-Person & Conference Call-Sundays @ 10:30A​M​​​​​​​​​​​

The Sunday School Program is working on educating the upcoming generation to be able to pick up the
cross after us. The program consists of education through scripture, crafts, games, videos, & various other
activities. The children participate in Operation Christmas Child & help out with the Hat, Mitten, & Scarf Tree.

Children of all ages are welcome to attend on Sundays from 9AM to 10AM

Children can Come Explore, Learn, and Have Fun!!!
For more info, or for volunteer opportunities please contact Heather or the Church Office.​

The Morning Blessing
In the morning, as soon as you get out of bed, you are to make the sign of the holy cross and say:
God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit watch over me. Amen.

Then, kneeling or standing, say:

The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.


I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

And

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

If you wish, you may recite this little prayer as well:
I give thanks to you, heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ your dear Son, that you have protected me through the night

from all harm and danger. I ask that you would also protect me today from sin and all evil, so that my life and actions

may please you. Into Your hands I commend myself; my body, my soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel

be with me, so that the wicked foe may have no power over me. Amen.

After singing a hymn, or whatever else may serve your devotion, you are to go to work joyfully.

The Evening Blessing
In the evening, when you go to bed, you are to make the sign of the holy cross and say:
God the Father, Son, and of the Holy Spirit watch over me. Amen.

Then, kneeling or standing, say:

The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

And

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

If you wish, you may recite this little prayer as well:
I give thanks to you, heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ your dear Son, that you have graciously protected me today.

I ask you to forgive me all my sins, where I have done wrong, and graciously to protect me tonight.

Into your hands I commend myself; my body, my soul, and all that is mine.

Let your holy angel be with me, so that the wicked foe may have no power over me. Amen.

Then you are to go to sleep quickly and cheerfully.


​(Source)

Here We Stand: Lutheran Study Bible
New Revised Standard Version
Augsburg Fortress: Minneapolis