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.

Please click here to read a letter to

New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church from Pastor Lisa Borrell. 

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.


All are welcome on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. (please note this new time effective September 20, 2020) to join us for New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Outside/Parking Lot Worship.  Services will be held rain or shine.  Social distancing and masks are required.  


As you enter the church driveway, please follow the directions of the parking attendants, stop at the sidewalk by the church office entrance to pick up a church bulletin and a communion kit, and proceed to the directed parking space.  You can remain in your car or weather permitting you can bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on as long as you and your family maintain social distancing.  At 10:00 a.m. or shortly before, please tune your car/truck/personal radio to 106.5 FM to listen and participate in the worship service.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Grace, peace, love, and blessings.

For where two or three are gathered together in my name,

there am I in the midst of them.  Matthew 18:20 (KJV)

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.

Please note, 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.


Additional Worship Opportunities ~ You are invited to click on the link below to join Pastor Lisa Borrell at Friedens Lutheran Church in Center Valley for Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. for 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.    

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​​​​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.



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

New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church

3233 Apples Church Road

Bethlehem, PA 18015

Sunday Worship:  10:00 AM

Saturday Worship: TBD Worship

                                  (1st Saturday of the Month)

Sunday Church School: TBD 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.

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