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Ministries for September 1–30, 2022 and Upcoming Events

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. . . in September




NEW JERUSALEM EVANGELICAL

LUTHERAN CHURCH SENDS

OUR BEST WISHES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

FOR A HAPPY, HEALTHY 2022!

May God fill you will his goodness every day and

may the love of Jesus overflow from you to others throughout the year!



In case of a pastoral emergency,

please contact Pastor Lisa Borrell at 610-838-0731 or email MizLKB@aol.com.


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Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12


LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH - WHISPERS OF MY FATHER

by Vince Gill and Jenny Gill with Lyrics

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQi1qB_9tkQ

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.—Pastor Lisa's Office Hours

1:00 p.m.—Card Club (Conference Room)


Friday, September 2, 2022

CLOSED Church Office


Saturday, September 3, 2022

CLOSED Church Office


Sunday, September 4, 2022

Sunday School starts at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2022

10:00 a.m.—Worship Service ~ 13th Sunday of Pentecost

ONLINE Worship Service (Youtube livestream link)

11:00 a.m.—Coffee/Fellowship Hour

7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, September 5, 2022




7:00–11:00 a.m.—CLOSED Church Office Hours


Tuesday, September 6, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours


Wednesday, September 7, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

8:30 a.m.—Quilters

10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.—Pastor Lisa's Office Hours

6:30 p.m.—Choir Practice

7:00 p.m.—Finance Committee Meeting

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, September 8, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

1:00 p.m.—Card Club (Conference Room)

7:00 p.m.—Ice Cream Social at OWowCow (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Friday, September 9, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

9:00 a.m.—Food Bank Delivery (see Mark Your Calendar below)

7:00 p.m.—Iron Pigs


Saturday, September 10, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

8:00 a.m.—CPR/AED Training


Sunday, September 11, 2022





8:45 a.m.—Sunday School

9:30 a.m.—Children's Choir

10:00 a.m.—Worship Service ~ 14th Sunday of Pentecost

ONLINE Worship Service (Youtube livestream link)

11:00 a.m.—Coffee/Fellowship Hour

11:00 a.m.—Worship & Music Committee Meeting

7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, September 12, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours


Tuesday, September 13, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

7:00 p.m.—Church Council Meeting


Wednesday, September 14, 2022

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

8:30 a.m.—Quilters

10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.—Pastor Lisa's Office Hours

6:00 p.m.—Summer Book Club (see Mark Your Calendar below)

6:00 p.m.—Food for Friends

6:30 p.m.—Choir Practice

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, September 15, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.—Pastor Lisa's Office Hours

1:00 p.m.—Card Club (Conference Room)

6:00 p.m.—Church Community Life (CCL) Committee Meeting


Friday, September 16, 2022

CLOSED Church Office


Saturday,September 17, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

8:30–10:45 a.m.—Food Bank Distribution (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Sunday, September 18, 2022

8:45 a.m.—Sunday School

9:30 a.m.—Children's Choir

10:00 a.m.—Worship Service ~ 15th Sunday of Pentecost

ONLINE Worship Service (Youtube livestream link)

11:00 a.m.—Coffee/Fellowship Hour

7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, September 19, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

7:00 p.m.—SV Lions Club


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

9:30 a.m.—Prime Timers (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

8:30 a.m.—Quilters

10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.—Pastor Lisa's Office Hours

6:30 p.m.—Choir Practice

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, September 22, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.— Church Office Hours

10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.—Pastor Lisa's Office Hours

1:00 p.m.—Card Club (Conference Room)

7:00 p.m.—Church Community Life (CCL) Committee Meeting


Friday, September 23, 2022

CLOSED Church Office


Saturday, September 24, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

8:30–10:45 a.m.—Food Bank Distribution (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Sunday, September 25, 2022

8:45 a.m.—Sunday School

9:30 a.m.—Children's Choir

10:00 a.m.—Worship Service ~ 16th Sunday of Pentecost

ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE (Youtube livestream link)

11:00 a.m.—Coffee/Fellowship Hour

7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, September 26, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

7:00 a.m.—October Angelus Deadline


Tuesday, September 27, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

7:00 p.m.—Property Committee Meeting

7:00 p.m.—Ice Cream Social at Vassi's (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Wednesday, September 28, 2022

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

8:30 a.m.—Quilters

10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.—Pastor Lisa's Office Hours

6:30 p.m.—Confirmation Student Orientation Meeting

6:30 p.m.—Choir Practice

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, September 29, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.— Church Office Hours

10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.—Pastor Lisa's Office Hours

1:00 p.m.—Card Club (Conference Room)

7:00 p.m.—Property Committee Meeting


Friday, September 30, 2022

CLOSED Church Office


 


TO JOIN US AT NEW JERUSALEM EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 3233 APPLES CHURCH ROAD, BETHLEHEM, PA 18015 ON SUNDAY MORNING AT 10:00 A.M. FOR WORSHIP WITH PASTOR LISA AND ITS MEMBERS.


IF YOU DO NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE ATTENDING SERVICES IN PERSON, YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US ONLINE AT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL CLICK HERE.



Hope to see you there!

Peace be with you.


 

You can also visit New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church on Facebook at

www.facebook.com/njelc3233/


In all circumstances, never forget that we still are the church! As Martin Luther proclaimed in his most recognizable Reformation hymn, “A Mighty Fortress,” God’s truth forever shall abide. Even COVID –19 has no power over us.

 


If you are not receiving the Angelus (Church Newsletter) either electronically or via the mail or your information needs to be updated, please contact the church office at 610-838-0731 and provide your name, email, and address, etc. to correct to error.

 

Please contact the church office at 610-838-0731 if any of your personal information needs to be changed, updated, or removed in our system starting 2022.



 

2023 Giving Envelopes will be available at the end of 2022 ~ Your envelopes will be available for pick up TBD. You may also contact the church office via email or call to make arrangements for envelopes to be left in the blue bin outside the church by the lower doors for pickup any day Monday through Wednesday after 10:00 a.m. Please take family and friend's envelopes along if possible. We appreciate everyone’s continued financial support throughout these challenging times. (As you are well aware, even if we are not inside the building, the bills keep coming in every month.)


Together, we are the Body of Christ. We appreciate everyone’s continued financial support throughout these challenging times. God is good and gives us what we need.


Your Offering Checks can be made out to: New Jerusalem Church or NJELC

and mailed to:

New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church

3323 Apples Church Road, Bethlehem, PA 18015

OR

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 this link Vanco Website to create your free online profile and set up your giving preferences. Giving will now be easier and hassle free.

Below is a brief description about 'Giving Electronically':

Electronic gifts are fast and secure, and they reduce administrative costs, allowing more of every dollar to fund the important work we are called to do.

+ Give anytime, anywhere to your favorite funds

+ Schedule and manage recurring donations even when you are on vacation

+ Make one-time donations to special appeals

+ Pay for events, programs, and other activities

+ Don’t have to cash or a checkbook

 

NJELC Property Building Fund March 2022 Update ~ To date we have nearly $34,000.00 earmarked for our upcoming exterior painting of the church, new ramp, and parking lot improvements.


Please consider making a donation towards this 3-prong project. Just mark you check, envelope, or VANCO donation(s) for the 'Building Fund' and it will be designated toward this project. Thank you for consideration in helping to raise the necessary funds. Any questions please see any Property Committee member.

 

Chalisters are needed … When we go back to offering altar Communion, we will need chalisters to help serve. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex if interested. The primary responsibility would only be to pour the grape juice chalice as we will no longer be offering the sacrament by common cup.


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Acolytes are needed … All interested youth (especially Confirmands) are asked to see the sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Thanks! Pastor Lisa will offer instruction when a list of volunteers has been made.


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New Prayer List Guidelines


  1. All name requests (additions, deletions) be directed to Jeanette—Office Administrator by calling 610-838-0731 or emailing newjerelc@gmail.com.

  2. Please remember to get the individual's permission before submitting.

  3. One can request an individual's or family's name be included on the list when there in a health or community concern or death.

  4. If it is a health concern, the person's name will remain on the list for four (4) weeks unless a request is made to keep it on longer, i.e., in the case of a prolonged condition or illness.

  5. If a death has occurred, the name will be listed for two (2) weeks.

  6. If it is a community concern, the concern will be listed for two (2) weeks.

  7. A person's name may be kept on for longer than four (4) weeks if Jeanette is informed of this request.

  8. EVERYONE can use prayers. This list was created for the purpose of lifting up current prayer needs.

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Coffee Hour Sign-Up ~ If you are interested, please use the sign-up sheet located on the bulletin board by the kitchen in the Upper Room. Any questions, please see Tina Young.


 


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Lutheran Disaster Response ~ You may have seen the distressing news about flash flooding in eastern Kentucky. A line of severe storms dumped record amounts of rain on the area, overflowing rivers and creeks onto streets and neighborhoods. The floodwaters rose in the middle of the night from July 27–28, 2022, leaving people little time to evacuate. These severe floods are not limited to Kentucky. There has also been flooding in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, West Virginia, and other states in the region.


Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response designed for "U.S. Flooding" will be used entirely (100%) to assist those affected by floods. Together, we can support those who are on the long road to recovery. Please give today.


Checks or money orders can be sent to:


Lutheran Disaster Response

PO. Box 1809

Merrifield, VA 22116-8009

Write "U.S. Flooding" on your check memo line.


Give by phone at 800-638-3522 (Monday–Friday; 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CT)

or online at ELCA.org.

 

NJELC Food Bank ~ Approximately 78 families were served in the month of August. We thank everyone for the continued food and monetary donations during these challenging times. We are so grateful for the generosity of our community! Thank you!

A special thank you to all the hard-working volunteers

who help keep the NJ Food Bank operating!


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Thank you from ELCA … We are grateful of your special gift in support of ELCA World Hunger ministries. Through your generosity, you are joining hands with many others to equip households and communities to break the cycle of poverty and hunger, build up leaders for our church and for our future, and spread the good news of God’s love.


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Thank you from Ronald David Perez. . .


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Thank you to all our Frontline and Essential Workers!

 






FOR 2022 UPCOMING EVENTS

In an effort to keep email mass communication efficient, Council has agreed to send mass email information out once a week. The "Weekly Update" email will be sent out Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. Any requests during the week for an email blast will be captured in this weekly email. The weekly prayer list will continue to be sent out on Monday mornings. Thank you.


 

Tina McCardle has GIANT GIFT CARDS for sale and accepts cash or checks to NJELC. They come in $25, $50, or $100 amounts. Call her at 610-838-6784 to make arrangements. She usually has them on hand when you see her as well. It's an easy way to support our ministry at NJ which benefits our current budget. Thanks to the many who are regular participants!


Would be willing to participate? I usually have gift cards on hand, so when you see me, please ask to buy some gift cards. Cash or checks made out to NJELC are accepted. We will be dropping the Valley Farms Gift Card, as they recently were sold to another owner. Giant cards are available in $25, $50, and $100 denominations. Please contact me at cameron35@rcn.com or 610-838-6784 and we can make arrangements to have you purchase gift cards.


Thanks to everyone who regularly buys cards to support the ongoing ministry of New Jerusalem Church. ~ Tina McCardle


They make great gifts!


 

We will be selling “Monthly Madness Cards” for

Dan Schantz Greenhouse. This $25 card entitles you to get one FREE item every month of the year. $100 value for $25 and New Jerusalem makes a profit on every card.

The best part -- it NEVER expires! You redeem the card 12 different months and receive 12 very nice plants, flowers, pumpkins, etc. Can’t get to Lehigh Street in January? No problem -- next January the card is still good. Great gift idea! See posters around the church or Phyllis Reiss for more details at Reiss_phyllis@yahoo.com or 610-653-8655.


 

FOOD FOR FRIENDS ~ The Food For Friends (FFF) Ministry is one of those special ministries that happens behind the scenes. We have a small group of volunteers who give of their time and talent to feed the hungry. Food For Friends is a program based in Quakertown through the Richland Friends Church. The roots of FFF dates back to 1998 when Mary Miller, the Ag teacher at Upper Bucks County Technical School had a The rest is history, with six volunteer groups now sharing the load of providing a hot meal for anyone in need on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesday of every month.


Our NJELC Apples Church group covers 6 dinner events a year and has provided up to 150 to-go meals in one night. Prior to COVID, the groups would provide a sit-down meal and serve the patrons which also included some good conversation and fellowship. Everyone involved always tells me how wonderful the experience was for them. It’s enjoyable for me to see people help others and know we are making a difference in our community. If you are interested in helping with future events, please contact Bill Young via email: btyoung9396@gmail.com or

call 610-797-8440.


 


Property Committee Update ~ Our building fund project for the new handicap ramp and steps to the entrance of the nave is moving forward. You may contribute to the Capital Campaign/Building Fund by noting on your check or envelope you would like your gift to go there. Thank you for all your support!



Construction has started on the steps and ramp in front of the church. Please use extreme caution when parking, entering, and exiting the building!



Please speak with any Property Committee member (Bill Bender, Bill Young,

Jere Reiss, Jesse Hart, Terry Ravier, Tina McCardle, and Russ Pacala), if you have questions.


 

Philadelphia Vision Walk Team Vision Warriors ~ Kathy Fenstermacher received a Country Meats Beef Stick Order in conjunction with a Thrivent Action Team. In the order, Kathy has Sweet Annie Brown, Sweet Maple Bacon, Country Delight, Old Number Nine, Sweet BBQ, Bold Teriyaki, Original Smoked Hickory and Pepperoni. There will be some available at Yeager's Pharmacy at 654 Main Street in Hellertown costing $1.50 each. The sale benefits Philadelphia Vision Walk Team Vision Warriors for the Foundation Fighting Blindness and also benefits The Kindness Project in Emmaus.


Feel free to e-mail Kathy at kathyfenstermacher@gmail.com to place an order, while supplies last. Kathy will try to have some with her at church.


 

The Card Club Group will be meeting on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Room for afternoons of recreation and fellowship with one another.

All interested persons are welcome to join!


 




Join us for the following Ice Cream Social Events at 7:00 p.m.:


SEPTEMBER ~ Thursday, September 8, 2022—Owowcow Creamery

Tuesday, September 27, 2022—Vassi's


If possible, please wear a New Jerusalem, Thrivent Give Generously, or

Vacation Bible School shirt.


Any questions may be directed to Kathy Fenstermacher at kathyfenstermacher@gmail.com.


 

New Jerusalem Community Food Bank

Current Needs: Canned soup and crackers


Thank you for your contributions!

Food Bank Delivery: Friday, September 9, 2022


Distribution Days: Saturday, September 17 and 24, 2022 from 8:30–10:45 a.m.


Approximately 78 families were served in the month of July. We thank everyone for the continued food and monetary donations during these challenging times. We are so grateful for the generosity of our community! Thank you!


For more information about our Food Bank, please click here.

A special thank you to all the hard-working volunteers who help keep the NJ Food Bank operating and to our most generous community!

Thank you for making this community stronger!


 

IronPigs Fans ~ New Jerusalem family and friends will be attending another IronPigs game. Please come along and join the fun on Friday, September 9, 2022. Tickets are $11 which includes a $2 food credit. Fireworks after the game! Contact Phyllis Reiss.



 


CPR & AED Training ~ If interested, please sign up for CPR/AED Training which will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. at New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church.


See sign-up sheet in the Narthex or call the church office at 610-838-0731.


 




MARK YOUR CALENDAR ~ All are welcome and invited to join us on Sunday, September 11, 2022 for Sunday School at 8:45 a.m. and Worship at 10:00 a.m.


If you will be visiting with us for the first time or someone who has worshipped with us in the past—'Come and See' and bring a friend!


 


Welcome all readers ~ We will meet again on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. We will be discussing the book, "Maybe in Another Life" by Taylor Jenkins Reid.


We have picked a book for October, "The House in the Cerulean Sea" by TJ Klune. We will meet on Tuesday, October 25th.


For those who attended the meeting in August, PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE!

We had been doing book club outside and as cooler weather is coming, we will have to transition inside to the conference room across from the office.


Friends are welcome to join us, so pass the word!


If you have any questions, please contact Pat Leith by e-mail at p_j_leith@hotmail.com or call /text at 610-838-0427.


 

Prime Timers will meet on

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.


This month we will carpool to the Moser’s dahlia farm. Please bring a sandwich for yourself.


A Sign-up Sheet will be posted in the Narthex.

All are welcome ~ hope to see you there!


For questions, please contact Loretta at 610-838-7428.


 


CALLING ALL CONFIRMATION STUDENTS

(6TH GRADE AND OLDER)!


A brief orientation meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary.


One step in a lifelong adventure of faith!


Each student will need to complete a registration form at this time. A schedule of classes for the year will be distributed and expectations will be reviewed.

Hope 2 C U!


 


 

2ND ANNUAL APPLE FESTIVAL


WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 1:00–4:00 p.m.

WHERE: New Jerusalem "Apples" Evangelical Lutheran Church

3233 Apples Church Road, Bethlehem, PA 18015

WHAT: Food, games, and live music


*HOW YOU CAN HELP:

  • Volunteer that day

  • Donate apple baked goods (to be sold)

  • Donate food items for a "Food Wheel" game


Please contact Tina Young at btyoung9396@mail.com or Angie Fulmer at fulmera87@gmail.com.


 


 



SAVE THE DATE ~ January 27–29, 2023 for our Annual Women's Retreat at St. Francis Renewal Center.


This year you can choose to attend the whole weekend or commute for Saturday only. Watch for more details to follow; registration will be in October 2022.


 








If you would like to read the Synod News, you may find it online at http://nepasynod.org/publications/synod-news/. The most current copy is posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex area.



 

2022 Altar Flower Sign-up Sheet is located in the Narthex or call the church office at 610-838-0731.

Altar Flower Sponsorship Update …The cost of sponsoring altar flowers is $30. If there are two sponsorships on any given Sunday, the cost is $15/per sponsor. However, two separate flower arrangements can also be provided, one from each sponsor; each sponsor will then pay $30 each. Please let Barbara Young or Shirlene Moser know your preference when sponsoring altar flowers. Thank you!


Altar flowers are a great way to celebrate a special occasion or

honor or remember someone dear.

 

UPDATE MEMBER(S) INFORMATION



  1. I/we would like a call from Pastor Lisa Borrell. Yes or No

  2. I/we would like to be removed from all correspondence. Yes or No

  3. I/we would like to be removed or become inactive from the rolls. Removed or Inactive

  4. I/we would like our information in the 2021 church directory. Yes or No


(If no, mark a P next to information that you want kept private—

for church record only)


First Name(s): _______________________________________ & _______________________________________


Last Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________


Mailing Address: ______________________________________________________________________________


City: _______________________________________________ State: _________ Zip: _____________________


Home Phone: __________________________________________________________________________________


Cell Phone(s): ________________________________________, ________________________________________


Email Address(s): ______________________________________, ______________________________________


List Family Members: