WE ARE EVER SO MINDFUL THAT PEOPLE MAY NOT BE IN THE BEST HEALTH, OR NEED SOME EXTRA

SUPPORT & A WATCHFUL EYE. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO WITH THEM EVERY DAY

IN HOPES THAT THEIR LIVES MAY BE FULLY ENRICHED THROUGH THE SPIRIT IN WHICH GOD CAN

BLESS AND KEEP THEM. WE PRAY ENDLESSLY THAT THESE FOLKS MAY EXPERIENCE HEALING

& GRACE FROM THE FATHER, SPIRIT, AND SON. FOLKS LISTED BELOW HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED

AS THOSE THAT NEED ADDITIONAL PRAYERS. THIS LIST IS UPDATED WEEKLY:


ROSALIE STACKHOUSE

THE MAGUIRES

BETTY BECKER

JOE BUEHLER

LINDA BOWKER

ANNE & JAYDE

HARRY TIBBRINE

MAC MCKENNA

LEON STITT

BUD PAULUS

CAROLINE PALUSH

TOM MCNAMARA

HELEN KIROW

WILLIE HICKS

MARY PIERCE

ROSE LANG

FRANKIE AIELLO

TED BARGSTADT

MARIE KINZLER

MATICS FAMILY

TAYLOR WEST

WAYNE CALL

KATHERINE NEWEL

ARLEEN KINKA

ROBERT JENKINS

DAVID DUNN

BETTY LANG

DELORES BASCO

THE FAMILY & FRIENDS OF PATRICK HINES

​​​​​​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.

THIS 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 NEXT PRAYER SHAWL MEETING WILL BE ON  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20TH, 2017, AT 9AM.

NEW SHAWLS ARE BLESSED AT VARIOUS TIMES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR DURING OUR WORSHIP SERVICE.

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.

​ANY QUESTIONS OR NEEDS PLEASE SEEK OUT DEBBIE.

WOMEN OF THE CHURCH

THE MISSION & PURPOSE OF THE WOMEN OF THE CHURCH, 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 THEIR GIFTS, SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER IN THEIR CALLINGS, ENGAGE IN MINISTRY & ACTION,

& PROMOTE HEALING AND WHOLENESS IN THE CHURCH, THE SOCIETY, & THE WORLD. 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, AND 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 AND PLACE THEM IN THE CONTAINERS IN THE NARTHEX.

THE NEXT MONTHLY MEETING WILL BE ON MONDAY, JANUARY 8TH, 2018, AT 6PM.

COFFEE HOURS WILL BE THE SECOND & FOURTH SUNDAYS AFTER THE WORSHIP SERVICE.

THE WOMEN ARE OPEN TO WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS & VISITORS.

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 MEANT THE WORK & THE 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.

BIBLE STUDY


THE BIBLE STUDY GROUP WAS STARTED IN ORDER TO FOCUS ON VARIOUS READINGS, BOOKS, & VERSES.

THE GROUP'S 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.

JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS AT 7PM AND THURSDAY MORNINGS AT 10AM.

WE WELCOME EVERYONE TO GATHER TOGETHER TO EXPLORE THE WORD.

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 INFORMATION.


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

​​​HOME COMMUNION MINISTRY

THIS MINISTRY IS UP & RUNNING AGAIN AS OF FEBRUARY 2016.

IF YOU HAVE LOVED ONES, 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.

MUSIC MINISTRY


THE CHOIR SINGS VARIOUS HYMNS & 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.

CHOIR REHEARSAL IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 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.

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 PLATE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND PRAYERS.    

ITEMS THAT CAN BE PURCHASED TO HELP FILL THE FOOD PANTRY ARE PEANUT BUTTER, JELLY,

SMALL BAGS OF RICE, VARIOUS PASTA NOODLES, PASTA SAUCE, MAC & CHEESE,

RAMEN NOODLES, SPAM, TREET, INSTANT OATMEAL PACKAGES, COLD CEREALS, CANNED VEGETABLES,

CANNED FRUIT, CANNED SOUPS, CANNED TUNA, CANNED CHICKEN, CANNED POTATOES,

INDIVIDUAL PACKETS OF SALTINES, & POWDERED/DRY MILK IN INDIVIDUAL 1 QT. PACKAGES.

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.

123 PEOPLE WERE SERVED IN NOVEMBER & 869 HAVE BEEN SERVED SO FAR IN 2017.

2017 HAS ARRIVED AND WE HAVE A NEW THEME.

A FEW MEMBERS HAVE EXPRESSED INTEREST IN OUR CHURCH & ITS HISTORY.

WE ARE EXPLORING OLD PICTURES, DOCUMENTS, & WHATEVER ELSE WE CAN FIND.

IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO CONTRIBUTE OR CAN BRING ANYTHING IN WE CAN USE IT.

COME JOIN US & EXPLORE OUR HISTORY.

LEARN ABOUT WHERE WE HAVE BEEN & WHERE WE ARE GOING!

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

​​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 AND

THEY ALSO HELP OUT WITH THE HAT, MITTEN, & SCARF TREE.

CHILDREN OF ALL AGES ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!

SUNDAY SCHOOL IS ON WINTER BREAK UNTIL SUNDAY, JANUARY 7TH, 2018.


FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING,

PLEASE CONTACT HEATHER PIEKARSKI OR THE CHURCH OFFICE.