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Ministries for August 1–31, 2022 and Upcoming Events

Updated: Aug 25



. . . in August



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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Monday, August 1, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

6:00–8:30 p.m.—Vacation Bible School (Rocky Railway)


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

6:00–8:30 p.m.—Vacation Bible School (Rocky Railway)


Wednesday, August 3, 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

6:00–8:30 p.m.—Vacation Bible School (Rocky Railway)

7:00 p.m.—Finance Committee Meeting

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, August 4, 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)

6:00–8:30 p.m.—Vacation Bible School (Rocky Railway)


Friday, August 5, 2022

CLOSED Church Office


Saturday, August 6, 2022

CLOSED Church Office


Sunday, August 7, 2022

See you in September—Sunday School

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

ONLINE Worship Service (Youtube livestream link)

11:00 a.m.—Coffee/Fellowship Hour

7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, August 8, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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


Tuesday, August 9, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

7:00 p.m.—Church Council Meeting


Wednesday, August 10, 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

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, August 11, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

1:00 p.m.—Card Club (Conference Room)

6:30 p.m.—Christian Education Committee Meeting


Friday, August 12, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

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



Saturday, August 13, 2022

CLOSED Church Office


Sunday, August 14, 2022

See you in September—Sunday School

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

ONLINE Worship Service (Youtube livestream link)

11:00 a.m.—Coffee/Fellowship Hour

7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, August 15, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

7:00 p.m.—SV Lions Club


Tuesday, August 16, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

12:00 noon—Prime Timers (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Wednesday, August 17, 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)

6:00–8:00 p.m.—Hymn Sing at Arndt's Lutheran Church in Easton, PA

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, July 18, 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)

3:00–8:00 p.m.—Upper Room Reserved

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

7:00 p.m.—Property Committee Meeting


Friday, August 19, 2022

CLOSED Church Office


Saturday, August 20, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

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

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.—Hellertown—Lower Saucon Community Day


Sunday, August 21, 2022

See you in September—Sunday School

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

ONLINE Worship Service (Youtube livestream link)

11:00 a.m.—Coffee/Fellowship Hour

7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, August 22, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours


Tuesday, August 23, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.—Preschool Orientation


Wednesday, August 24, 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

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, August 25, 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

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


Friday, August 26, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

5:00 p.m.—Iron Pigs Fundraiser


Saturday, August 27, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

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

9:00 a.m.—Property Work Party


Sunday, August 28, 2022

See you in September—Sunday School

10:00 a.m.—Outdoor Worship Service at Spring Valley Sportsman's Club ~

Twelfth Sunday of Pentecost

NO ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE (Youtube livestream link)

11:45 a.m.—Picnic at Spring Valley Sportsman's Club

7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, August 29, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

7:00 a.m.—September Angelus Deadline


Tuesday, August 30, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

6:30 p.m.—Technology Committee Meeting


Wednesday, August 31, 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

7:00 p.m.—AA

 


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.



 

2022 Giving Envelopes ~ Your envelopes will be available for pick up at any Sunday worship service. 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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Summer Coffee Hour Sign-Up ~ The wonderful people who provide our weekly coffee hour will be taking a well-deserved rest this summer. I am looking for a family, group of friends or church committee to host a week in July and/or August. 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 June. 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 to everyone who directed their Thrivent Choice Dollars® to New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church. Your generosity is most appreciated.


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Thank you from ELCA: We are grateful of your special gift in support of ELCA ministries through Thrivent contributions. Thank you for your faithful gift—your partnership makes a difference!


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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!


 

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. We have been talking to contractors who will be doing the work and are waiting for quotes. Once we decide on the contract then we will need permits before work begins. We are hopeful this might happen in late summer or early fall. Our savings account for this project stands at $35,000. 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!


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 or text her (610-984-3489) to place an order, while supplies last. Kathy will try to have some with her at church.


 

Beginning on Thursday, August 4, 2022, 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.:


AUGUST ~ Monday August 8, 2022—Rita's

Thursday, August 25, 2022—Grida's

(not August 31st as Grida will be closed for the season)

SEPTEMBER ~ Thursday, September 8, 2022—Owowcow Creamery

Tuesday, September 20, 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 or 610-984-3489 (cell).


 

New Jerusalem Community Food Bank

Current Needs: Peanut Butter & Jelly


Thank you for your contributions!

Food Bank Delivery: Friday, August 12, 2022


Distribution Days: Saturday, August 20 and 27, 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!


 

Prime Timers will meet on

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 12:00 noon.


This month we will have a speaker!

Jill will be discussing seniors helping seniors.


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.


 

Welcome all readers ~ We will meet again on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. We will be discussing the book, "The Book Women of Troublesome Creek" by Kim Michelle Richardson. We plan to meet outside (weather permitting), so please bring a chair.


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.


 

Property Work Party ~ Saturday, August 27, 2022 starting at 9:00 a.m. All who are willing and able are welcome to join us in helping with routine maintenance and outdoor work.


There are also a small amount of bricks and slate tiles located on the bottom end of the parking lot near the dumpsters for anyone who wishes to take them—they are FREE!


 

NEW JERUSALEM CHURCH SERVICE AND PICNIC

Sunday, August 28, 2022

10:00 a.m. Church Service/11:45 a.m. Lunch

Spring Valley Sportsmen's Club under the pavilion

1700-1798 Franklin Ln., Bethlehem, PA 18015


Fellowship will provide barbeque, hotdogs and beverages.

Please bring along a side dish or dessert to share.


Come out for a day of camping songs, horseshoes, beanbag, croquet, and Bingo!


If anyone has small prizes they would like to donate for the Bingo, please place in the Narthex by Sunday, August 21, 2022.


 

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!


We're saving a place just for you!


 








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 flowers are a great way to honor or remember someone dear. A monetary amount has not been set, so we are asking for free will donations for the time being.   Anyone wanting to donate towards these flowers may use the envelope that has been included with one’s offering envelopes.

 

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:


Name(s) Birthday(s)

(MM/DD/YY)


1. _____________________________________________________________ ___________________

2. _____________________________________________________________ ___________________


3. _____________________________________________________________ ___________________


4. _____________________________________________________________ ___________________


5. _____________________________________________________________ ___________________


6. _____________________________________________________________ ___________________


7. _____________________________________________________________ ___________________




Our bylaws B8.02.b: A confirmed member who does not attend church service, who does not partake in holy communion, and who has made no contribution of record to this congregation shall be classified as an inactive member without the right to vote.

 

What is Mutual Ministry at New Jerusalem? Did you know that there is a Mutual Ministry Committee here at New Jerusalem?