We are ever so mindful that people may not be in the best health, or need some extra

support & a watchful eye. Our thoughts & prayers go with them every day in hopes that

their lives may be fully enriched through the spirit in which God can bless & keep

them. We pray endlessly that these folks may experience healing & grace from the

Father, Spirit, & Son. Folks listed below have been identified as those that need

additional prayers, & how they are related or known by our church members is also

listed next to their names. This list is updated weekly. It is available at the back of

the church in the narthex on a clipboard to be modified or added to weekly before

names are read from the pulpit during the Prayers of Intercession:


CAROLINE PALUSH (Bonnie Millard's Family)

TOM MCNAMARA (Audrey Kinka's Family)

WILLIE HICKS (Church Member/Shut-In)

MARY PIERCE (Church Member/Shut-In)

ROSE LANG (Vince Piekarski's Family)

BETTY LANG (Church Member)

RUTH VEIT (Church Member)

THE MAGUIRES (Betty Becker's Family)

BETTY BECKER (Church Member/Shut-In)

JOE BUEHLER (Judy Brannan's Family)

LINDA BOWKER (Church Member)

JASON & CANDY LAUER (Maryanne Lauer's Family)

GRACE WATSON (Audrey Kinka's Family)

KAY CALL (Church Member)

MARGARET & CARL VIGGIANO (Audrey Kinka's Family)

PARKER RITCHIE (Lynn Bargstadt's Friend)

BOB BRADY (Maryanne Lauer's Friend)

FRAN STITELY (Heather Piekarski's Family)

CONNIE KUZIEL (Vince Piekarski's Family)

MARY PACHER (Church Member)

DAVE BRAND (Skip & Bonnie Millard's Friend)

KENNY WAYNE SIMPSON (Skip & Bonnie Millard's Friend)

BRITT SMITH (Bonnie Millard's Friend)

DAVID DUNNE (Charlie & Karen Buckley's Friend)

JACQUELINE HENDERSON (Charlie & Karen Buckley's Friend)

ANN RILEY (Alice Davis' Friend)

TOM LOWE (Jean Freas' Family)

EMILY MOORE (Harry & Phyllis Streit's Family)

CAROL ACKERMAN (Heather Piekarski's Friend)

SHOBBA SHETH (Heather Piekarski's Friend)

RICK LANG (Betty Lang's Son)

BIBLE STUDY


The Bible Study Group was started in order to focus on various readings, books, & verses. The groups

members offer various points of view & walk through the Bible together in order to develop a better

understanding of God's Word. Members support each other in their thoughts & beliefs. You can bring

the Bible of your choice or use one of ours. We welcome everyone to gather together to explore the Word.


Join us on Wednesday Evenings at 7PM & Thursday Mornings at 10AM.

​​​​​​PRAYER SHAWLS

The Prayer Shawl Ministry started because there are so many people in need of prayer,

& we would like to do more than simply praying. The ministry's message of caring is simple,

universal, & enduring. The shawl provides something to hold as tangible evidence of our care

& concern, as well as God's love. As each person knits stories are shared about the person for

whom the shawl is made. Prayers are said as the shawls are being worked. During various times

throughout the year at church services we ask for God's blessing on these prayer shawls.

The ministry is open to anyone interested in joining. Sharing stitches & patterns are welcome,

as well as beginners. Shawls are collected year round, as long as dedicated people continue to

make them. The success & blessing this ministry has provided since its inception is truly wonderful.

The group continues to work in their individual homes, & there will be no more meetings at this time.

There are always more prayer shawls to give out or take for yourself or someone else.

There is lots of yarn to be turned into more as well. Continuing to work at home is encouraged.

New shawls can be brought into the church office at any time.

See Debbie for questions, support, or more info.

​​WOMEN OF THE CHURCH

The mission & purpose is to serve as a community of women created in the image of God,

called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit. The women commit

themselves to grow in faith, affirm they gifts, support one another in their callings, engage in

ministry & action, & promote healing & wholeness in the church, the society, & the work. Most

importantly this is a group of women who love the Lord & each other & are working for Christ.

 The Sunday School & Vacation Bible School have been supported with donations, blanket drives

have been held, school kits & baby layettes have been collected, & help has been provided

with whatever Lutheran World Life is in need of. They have also helped Indian reservations

& L.A.M.P. Missionary Pilots in the past. They host the National Day of Prayer in conjunction

with other local churches. The women purchase or have made all of the altar paraments & linens,

& assist in other areas of the church.


The women also ask that you save your box tops for education, soda tabs, & soup labels.

Please place them in the containers in the narthex.

Their next meeting will be on Monday, October 1st, 2018, at 6PM.

Coffee hours will be the second & fourth Sundays after the Worship Service.

The women are open to welcoming new members & visitors.​

HOLY SPIRIT LUTHERAN CHURCH
1220 BAYSHORE ROAD​, VILLAS, NJ 08251
609-886-2414
HOLYSPIRITLUTHERAN@COMCAST.NET
​FACEBOOK.COM/HOLYSPIRITVILLAS/
10:30AM SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE WITH COMMUNION
CHURCH OFFICE & FOOD PANTRY OPEN WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, & FRIDAY 9AM TO 12NOON

FOOD PANTRY


​Bags can be packed with various items listed below in order to help those in need. All food

donations can be placed in the basket in the narthex. Your spare change can be left in the jug in

the back of the church. Financial donations can be sent in to the church office or placed in the

Sunday collection. Thank you so much for all your support & prayers!  

Items can be purchased to help fill the Food Pantry are peanut butter, jelly, small bags of rice,

Spam, Treet, instant oatmeal packages, boxed or bagged pasta noodles, pasta sauce, mac & cheese,

ramen noodles, cold cereals, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned soups, canned tuna,

canned chicken, canned or boxed potatoes, individual packets of saltines, & powdered or shelf stable milk.

The Food Pantry is in operation Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday from 9AM to 12Noon.

Photo ID & proof of residency are required. The Food Pantry serves residents in emergency need

in Lower Township. We were blessed to serve 761 people in 2016, "& 922 people in 2017.

We have served 20 people in August, & 471 people so far in 2018.

​​CHOIR & THE MUSIC TEAM


The choir sings various hymns and music during the Sunday Worship Service. They also provide

wonderful preludes before the service. The organist provides musical accompaniment to the choir.

Feel free to join us for service to experience this.

The next choir rehearsal is Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018, at 6PM.

The choir is always looking for more people to join & sing praises & play music for the Lord.

Please contact the church office or any choir member if you are interested in joining.

​​​HOME COMMUNION MINISTRY

This ministry is up & running again as of February 2016. If you have loved one, or you yourself

desire this ministry please let the church office know so plans can be made. We look forward in

sharing the Word & communion with you! We continue to look for anyone interested & willing to

help out & be trained. Please inform Pastor Leah or Vince of your interest.

Here are some useful links you can feel free to cut & paste into your browser.

Feel free to check these sites out & get some more info.


elca.org/
njsynod.org/
agnusday.org/
facebook.com/Lutherans
lutheranservices.org
livinglutheran.org
cph.org
parishpublishing.org
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contactcapeatlantic.org

WORSHIP MINISTRY


The most important thing we do each week is gather together as God's people to worship. God is the

center & focus of everything we do. Participating in worship is active. Liturgy means the work &

actions of the people gathered. Everything we do during the week to prepare for worship, & everything

we do as we assist in leading worship, is important. Ushers, Readers, Worship Assistants,

Communion Assistants, Home Communion Ministers, Altar Guild, Choir & The Music Team

help make worship a meaningful experience for everyone. All are invited to participate. We are

thankful for all the wonderful work being done. Along with the new tasks you may be willing to try.


If you are interested in any of these areas of worship please let Pastor Leah know.

We will gladly teach you how to do what you would most like to do.

​​SUNDAY SCHOOL

We have to educate the upcoming generation to be able to pick up the cross after us. Acting out for

Jesus was created as the theme for our Sunday School Program. The program consists of education

through scripture, crafts, & acting. The children participate in Operation Christmas Child & they

also help out with the Hat, Mitten, & Scarf Tree.

Join is on October 21st, 2018, at 9AM, when classes resume for the 2018-2019 school year!!!

Also, please consider donating to our current collection for Operation Christmas Child.


For more info, or for volunteer opportunities please contact Heather or the Church Office.​