Welcome to the website of New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church – often referred to as “Apples Church”. While we have tried to capture an up-to-date snapshot of who we are as a congregation, it is best to get to know us by joining us for worship or during a church event. You will find that New Jerusalem is a welcoming community of individuals and families that worship and share fellowship together, and are fed by the sacraments of Holy Communion and Baptism. While doing so, we continually take steps forward on our journey, as we follow where God is calling us to go.


When you join us for worship you can expect to hear progressive preaching, and the reverent reading of scripture. You will participate in the liturgy and singing, and you will be encouraged to bring your concerns, laments, and joys to God. We hope that you will feel welcome and can find a spiritual home here with us. We look forward to meeting you soon! Peace in the name of Christ Jesus.


Sunday Worship Time NOTICE:  Services have been canceled due to the recommendation by the CDC to suspend large gatherings and practice physical  distancing in an attempt to limit the spread of Corona virus. Thank you for your understanding and support of our Council's decision.

Additionally - The building is closed for meetings, rehearsals, worship, groups, preschool, etc. until further notice. Please call the church office if you have questions or needs.


SUNDAYS indefinitely - We have been invited to click on the link below to watch our emergency pastor, Pastor Lisa Borrell, from Friedens Lutheran Church, Center Valley, perform Sunday service during the duration of the Stay at Home order from the governor.



Please click on the picture below for guidance through prayer as we navigate our days during this troubling time.    

Please click here to read a letter to our church from our emergency pastor, Pastor Lisa Borrell, of Frieden's Church, Center Valley. 

Governor's Proclamation

 Bell Ringing on 5/3/2020

One minute will recognize and honor “hometown heroes,” including first responders, healthcare workers and employees of grocery stores, pharmacies and other life-sustaining businesses who have risked their own health to maintain essential services; another minute will demonstrate solidarity with and between elected officials and Pennsylvanians, all of whom are fighting COVID-19 together in their communities; and the other minute will “demonstrate a collective resolve that Pennsylvanians will prevail over COVID-19 and work tirelessly to ensure that their businesses and civic life will thrive once again.

Screen Shot 2020-03-17 at 12.50.44 PM.pn

Our worship service is filled with song, prayer, scripture,

and Holy Communion celebrated weekly using a variety of worship styles.  We invite you to join us and be fed.  Our mission is to make His way known and proclaim His love whenever the opportunity rises.


​​​​We have partnered with Vanco Payment Solutions to allow church members to contribute their offerings electronically from their personal checking or saving accounts directly to the church at no cost to them. Click the Vanco link above to create your free online profile and set up your giving preferences.


Please reload


View our calendar for worship schedule, upcoming meetings, and events. 

New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church

3233 Apples Church Road

Bethlehem, PA 18015

Sunday Worship: 9:00 AM

Saturday Worship: NO Worship TBD

(1st Saturday of the Month)

Sunday Church School: 10:30 AM (Sept-May)

Office Hours: 7:15 AM - 11:15 AM (Mon-Thurs)




Handicapped Accessible

In case of inclement weather, please watch Channel 69 WFMZ, www.wfmz.com or call the church office to listen to the message.

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Google+ Social Icon

www.newjerlc.org   ©2015.   All rights reserved.