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Ministries for July 1–31, 2021 and Upcoming Events

Updated: Jul 24, 2021

. . . in July




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by Vince Gill and Jenny Gill with Lyrics

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May God fill you will his New goodness every day and

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

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In case of a pastoral emergency,

please contact Pastor Lisa Borrell at 610-838-0731 or email

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on the 1st (July 4) and 3rd (July 18) Sunday of each month!

Remember to social distance.

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New Jerusalem Evangelical Church Council on July 13, 2021 voted to open the church further and return to seating with no social distancing required. Every pew can now be used and worshippers may sit without concern for 6 foot distancing.

Those who are not comfortable doing this will be able to worship and continue to social distance using the right side of the sanctuary (when looking at the altar) as well as the right balcony area.

Please be respectful of personal choices and refrain from sitting in the designated area if you are not observing social distancing protocols.

We continue to ask adults who are not vaccinated, to continue to wear masks, as well as children over the age of 2.

Thank you for your patience as we moved forward with caution.

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Dear members of NJ ~ At its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, the Congregational Council of New Jerusalem made the following decisions:

1) Beginning on Sunday, June 13th, wearing masks during the worship service will no longer be required by those who have received the COVID vaccinations. We trust that, out of Christian concern for others, those who have not received the vaccine (including children and youth) will continue utilizing masks until the time that it is deemed unnecessary by the CDC. Social distancing measures will remain in place so that participants are separated by at least one pew. As always, if one is experiencing symptoms like dry cough, shortness of breath, fever/chills, sore throat, nausea, or muscle/body aches, they are encouraged to stay home and seek medical attention. If for some reason we should experience an outbreak of COVID, we will close to in person worship for a period of two weeks, but continue to live stream our services so that all may have the opportunity to attend online.

2) Also beginning Sunday, June 13th, we will resume congregational singing of the hymns. I know that many, like myself, find deep meaning in the music of our church heritage and look forward to being able to “make a joyful noise” once more! Again, if someone is feeling ill, please exercise good judgment and refrain from singing until symptoms have dissipated.

I would additionally like to add that beginning on July 7th, I will be holding office hours at the church on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Please give me a call ahead of time if possible so that we can arrange for a time to meet and speak.

To note … Hershey kisses are always available on my desk if you, like I, have a need for chocolate! I can also be reached via text messages to my cell phone (610-762-2139), Facebook Messenger, or email ( Please understand if sometimes I cannot answer a call promptly. Kindly leave me a voice message and I will contact you as soon as I am able.

We are definitely seeing light at the end of this long COVID tunnel! Discussions are taking place regarding Confirmation classes and Sunday School as well as the

2022 National Youth Gathering and coffee hours. It buoys the spirits to know that we are on our way to resuming many of the activities we so enjoy together as a church family. Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this past year and a half. Though the “style” of our ministry has had to change, our purpose as Christ’s Church has not.

God’s blessings be with you all, Pastor Lisa Borrell

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Any virus outbreak in the "in person" worshipping community will necessitate the

closing of the church until further notice when it is deemed safe to re-enter.

The Council understands if you do not feel comfortable attending in person worship just yet. We respect your decision and invite you to tune into the service (via the church’s website at Youtube livestream link) as it will be live streamed each Sunday.

Hope to see you there!

Peace be with you.


'INVITED' by Rev. Sarah Are

Reader Kris Thomas

You are invited, this invitation is for you!


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

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.


Thursday, July 1, 2021

Church Office Open

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards

Friday, July 2, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

Saturday, July 3, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

11:00 a.m.—Knoebel's Day for New Jerusalem

Sunday, July 4, 2021

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

10:45 a.m.—Fellowship Hour Indoors

7:00 p.m.—AA

Monday, July 5, 2021


Tuesday, July 6, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

8:30 a.m.—Quilters

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

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

CANCELLED 6:30 p.m.—Choir (see Mark Your Calendar below)

7:00 p.m.—Finance Committee Meeting

7:00 p.m.—AA

Thursday, July 8, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards

Friday, July 9, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

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

Saturday, July 10, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

Sunday, July 11, 2021

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

7:00 p.m.—AA

Monday, July 12, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

8:30 a.m.—Quilters

7:00 p.m.—Church Council Meeting

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

TBA—Food for Friends

CANCELLED 6:30 p.m.—Choir (see Mark Your Calendar below)

7:00 p.m.—AA

Thursday, July 15, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards

Friday, July 16, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

4:00 p.m.—(UR) Food Packing

Saturday, July 17, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

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

Sunday, July 18, 2021

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

10:45 a.m.—Fellowship Hour Indoors

7:00 p.m.—AA

Monday, July 19, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

7:00 p.m.—SV Lions

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

8:30 a.m.—Quilters

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

7:00 p.m.—Endowment Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

CANCELLED 6:30 p.m.—Choir (see Mark Your Calendar below)

7:00 p.m.—AA

Thursday, July 22, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards

7:00 p.m.—Property Committee Meeting

Friday, July 23, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

4:00 p.m.—(UR) Food Packing

Saturday, July 24, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

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

Sunday, July 25, 2021

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

7:00 p.m.—AA

Monday, July 26, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

7:00 a.m.—August Angelus Deadline

8:30 a.m.—Quilters

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.—Ingathering (see Mark Your Calendar below)

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

CANCELLED 6:30 p.m.—Choir (see Mark Your Calendar below)

7:00 p.m.—AA

Thursday, July 29, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards

Friday, July 30, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

Saturday, July 31, 2021

CLOSED Church Office


2021 Giving Envelopes ~ Thank you for the offerings you have made and continue to make to New Jerusalem Church. Your offerings of time, God-given talents, and monetary offerings help support all that we do.

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


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

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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.

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New Jerusalem Community Food Bank

Current Needs: Pasta & Juice

Thank you for your contributions!

Food Bank Delivery: Friday, July 9, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

(UR) Food Packing: Friday, July 16 and 23, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Distribution Days: Saturday, July 17 and 24, 2021 from 8:30–10:45 a.m.

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!


NJELC Food Bank ~ Approximately 72 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 thankful 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 that sent us supplies for our kittens. It’s very much appreciated and very helpful in that we were able to send supplies to our foster families. They were equally grateful for the donated goods. If you are ever interested in donating or sharing our rescue, you can visit – Riley Craig, Founder & Director

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Thank you from the 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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Thanks to all who came and had fun at the Penny Carnival! We raised $269.34 for the parking lot fund, but more importantly, we congratulate Micah Miller, the champion of the first Rock, Paper, Scissors Pie Tournament! Colin Merwarth was champ of the second tournament. Sorry, Pastor Lisa, but the pie was tasty, wasn’t it? We look forward to planning more events, so stay tuned!

Sharon Bender, Congregational Care and Outreach Committee

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Sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed needed items like bars of soap and washcloths for the Christmas in July Ingathering for our Mission District. Additional items like adult socks and sweatshirts, gloves, puzzles/games, blankets (new or in good condition) will also be accepted.

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Thank you to all our Frontline and Essential Workers!



The new 2021 Church Directory will be available on Sunday, June 13, 2021. Copies will be available in the Narthex. If you are unable to pick one up in person, please contact the church office at 610-838-0731.


391 Knoebels Boulevard, PA-487, Elysburg, PA 17824


Come out and join the fun on

Saturday, July 3, 2021 starting at 11:00 a.m.


Join us on …

+ Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at Vassi's on Main Street in Hellertown.

(Rain date: Wednesday, July 7th at 7:00 p.m.)

+ Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at the Inside Scoop on Route 309 in Coopersburg. (Rain date: Monday, August 9th at 7:00 p.m.)

+ When we find out when Grida's is opening, we’ll add Grida’s to the calendar, too!

If possible, please wear a New Jerusalem, Thrivent Give Generously, or Vacation Bible School shirt. Any questions may be directed to Kathy Fenstermacher at or 610-984-3489 (cell).


Prime Timers will meet on

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 12:00 noon.

We will be watching the movie

"I Can Only Imagine"!

Please bring a lunch and enjoy the afternoon—all are welcome.

For questions, please contact Loretta at 610-838-7428. Hope to see you there!


Dear New Jerusalem Families, At the council meeting on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, we were approved to hold two VBS Mini Sessions for June 30 and August 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Upper Room with games outside. Because we still want to be cautious, we want to keep these events relatively small. We are extending this invitation to our Cross Training participants and congregation member children and grandchildren only but will allow each child to bring one friend. Pre-registration is required. Our theme is "God’s Good Creation" and our topic for June 30 is mosquitos and butterflies for August 4. We will read the creation story and emphasize that God called everything he created good. That should make for a lively discussion about mosquitos being good. We can talk about insects in the Bible and how we use butterflies in imagery surrounding the resurrection. In both sessions we will talk about life cycle and food chains as well. Activities will include science, art, games, cooking, videos and will include a service element. The ELCA Malaria Campaign will be highlighted and we will accept donations of coins throughout the summer. We encourage participants and congregation members to contribute. If you are interested in helping or leading segments of the program, please reach out to Marianne Zellner. The registration form is attached to this email with instructions and deadlines for registering. Please direct any questions to Marianne Zellner at or 610-216-1016.

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VBS Mini Registration Form

(One Per Child)

Child’s name:________________________________________________ Child’s gender: _____________

Child’s age:________ Date of birth:______________ Last school grade completed:____________

Name of parent(s):_______________________________________________________________________

Street address:___________________________________________________________________________

City:______________________________________________ State:_________ ZIP:_____________________

Home telephone: (________)_______________________________________________________________

Parent/caregiver’s cellphone: (_______)____________________________________________________

Home email address:_____________________________________________________________________

Home church: ____________________________________________________________________________

Allergies or other medical conditions:____________________________________________________


In case of emergency, contact:____________________________________________________________

Phone: ___________________________________________________________________________________

Relationship to child:______________________________________________________________________

I can attend June 30 _______ / I can attend August 4 _______

Can we take your child’s photo?: Yes ____ No ____

Can we use photos/videos on social media (i.e., Facebook): Yes ____ No ____

Please return registration form to the church office, offering plate or Marianne Zellner (1695 Creek View Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18015) by June 23, 2021 or July 28, 2021,



St. Stephen's E.L.C. Vacation Bible School

67 W Washington Ave, Bethlehem, PA 18018

One Week Only!

July 19 to July 23, 2021

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

free for kids age 4–12

North Castle is hidden in a frozen land. The King's valiant Knights must go on a quest in search of the King's Armor. But the armor isn't what they think it is! Knights of North Castle: Quest for the Kings Armor invites children to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of God's power by exploring how we put on the armor of God. They'll explore Old & New Testament stories and discover different pieces of protective armor at work in the lives of familiar Bible characters, and explore how that armor works in their own lives as they follow and serve God.

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On our website are links to the registration forms for children and helpers. If you are an adult who would like to help, please let us know via an email to the church office.

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COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.



CHRISTMAS IN JULY ~ Ingathering information from Barbara Young

Due to the Corona virus, we had to postpone the December 2020 Christmas Ingathering. New Jerusalem Church will be hosting this event on July 28, 2021 from 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. New Jerusalem is asked to donate bars of soap and washcloths. From money I had from an Action Team, I purchased 90 washcloths, but we still need 85 more as well as 175 bars of soap. There will be a basket in the Narthex marked for 'Ingathering' into which these items may be placed. Thank you!


After much prayer and consideration, we have decided to

postpone this summer’s 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering to 2022

due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To learn more about the postponement and the 2022 Gathering, please visit:

The 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering will be held July 24-28, 2022, in Minneapolis, Minnesota with the two pre-events, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE) and the tAble, scheduled for July 21-24, 2022.

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Calling all high school youth to join us in Minneapolis!


Ephesians 3:14-21

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

More information forthcoming.


2021 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. The cost is $35.00 or 2 people/families may share a week for $17.50/each.

The Altar Guild is in need of 46 oz. cans to put the Sunday flowers in to take them to our shut-ins.



  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)


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.



Tina McCardle has VALLEY FARM GIFT CARDS available for purchase. They will come in either $25 or $50 amounts.

We are also continuing to offer GIANT GIFT CARDS too!

They come in $25, $50, or $100 amounts.

If you would like to purchase any gift cards either cash or a check made out to New Jerusalem are welcome. Please call or see Tina and she will arrange for mailing, pickup, or delivery.

This is great way to support our church family with a 5% discount that comes directly to the church. Tina may be reached at 610-838-6784 or email They make great stocking stuffers too!


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

Mutual Ministry is loosely defined as the interaction between the pastor, professional staff, Church Council, and the congregation to foster communication and support between these three groups. Typical tasks of the Mutual Ministry Committee include providing a listening ear to each group and a means to interact in a confidential way to resolve issues that may arise between, and within, each group. The committee also assists Church Council in conducting an annual performance review of the Church’s professional staff, as well as providing input into creating and revising employee job descriptions.

Currently, this committee is comprised of three members (Tina Miller, Tina Young, and Tim Fulmer) who are appointed to serve a three-year term as approved by the Pastor and Church Council President. The committee is currently seeking additional members, so any interested members of the congregation are invited to contact Pastor Lisa; Church Council President, Marianne Zellner; or any current Mutual Ministry Committee member for more information.

Any member of the congregation that desires to seek assistance from the Mutual Ministry Committee may do so by contacting a member of the committee to arrange a meeting with the committee to discuss issues dealing with interactions with pastor/professional staff, Church Council, and/or other members of the congregation. All contact with the Mutual Ministry Committee is kept confidential between the parties involved in the issue; and the hopeful outcome of this process is to resolve the issue to the satisfaction of all parties.


Have you ever taken a photo* at a New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church (NJELC) event?

We would LOVE to share your photos on the NJELC website and/or Facebook!

Send them to:

+ Facebook: Kathy Fenstermacher at or

Caroline Skuba at

+ NJ Website: Linda Weaver at

*PLEASE NOTE: If you share photos, you are giving NJELC permission to post the photo publicly of all persons in the photograph(s).


Our Music Director, Edward L. Walakovits, is a skilled Organist and Choir Director with more than 30 years of experience. He is experienced in playing the pipe organ and piano. Ed has a working knowledge of liturgy and choral styles. He is an effective leader with an eye for developing and motivating choir members. Ed graduated from Moravian College with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance with a minor in Music.

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Choir rehearsals will be held on

Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. CANCELLED

Feel free to join the choir—all voices and skill levels are welcome!

If you have any questions, please see Ed.

Pop-Up Choir ~ Once or twice a month, the choir invites members and guests to join them to sing the Anthem and praises to our God! The response has been very positive and uplifting for all!

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The Worship and Music Committee is always looking for any and all volunteers who are interested in special singing, either solo or with others and/or playing an instrument for additional special music to enhance our worship service and should be coordinated with Ed Walakovits–Music Director.


Calling all volunteers … we are in great need of volunteers (ushers, greeters, lectors, and general helpers) for our

10:00 a.m. indoor worship services. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Narthex area for those who would like to serve. Thank you!


Please provide your email address to both the church office at and to Caroline Skuba at so the electronic volunteer sign-up sheet link can be sent to you.


Prayer Shawls ~ There is a basket of beautiful handmade prayer shawls in the Narthex. If you know of someone who is having hard times (illness, sadness, troubles, or just because), please take one for them.

These shawls are meant to show a tangible message of God's love and the care and concern of friends from New Jerusalem.


​Would you like to learn to Quilt?

If you would like to learn or already know how, please join our quilters on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. (CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS)


Do you like to pray? Do you like to pray for others?

New Jerusalem has had a devoted prayer group to minister to people of our congregation, our extended families and neighbors, and outside concerns for many years. Many people were not aware of this ongoing ministry of the church. If you or someone you know needs prayers from this group or wishes to be a part of the group to pray, please do not hesitate to call Kathy Fenstermacher at

610-984-3489 or email her at She in turn will notify others in the group to add your request to the list for daily prayers on your behalf. Prayers can be made for an illness, surgery, death, or other reasons. The reason does not need to be stated or the type of illness or surgery. After the crisis has passed that name may be added to the church prayer list that is provided every Sunday in the bulletin. If someone just wants a name added to the church prayer list in the bulletin, please call and leave a message with the church office at 610-838-0731. Please indicate if you would like a phone call, home, or hospital visit from Pastor Lisa.

Any church member who is in need of meals during a time of illness, injury,

death, birth, or some other disability is welcome to contact Sharon Bender at

610-597-8764 or email her at She will arrange meals to be delivered to the family or person in need.

Thank you for being part of this ministry!


CANCELLED Volunteers Needed for our Fellowship Committee ~ The Fellowship Committee provides tasty treats for your enjoyment after worship every Sunday and is in need of additional volunteers to provide items. If you have any interest in providing an occasional snack for coffee hour, please see or get in touch with Tina Young. If you would like to team up with another family or a couple of people, we can work with you on doing that. If you would like to offer your assistance on setup and or clean up, that is welcome also.

I would first like to thank everyone who has ever led or helped with a coffee hour. Without your help, this time of fellowship would not be possible. As we move forward, I have updated and attached the current coffee hour duty list to reduce confusion and apprehension. We need more people to sign up for weekly coffee hour as leaders (who would organize a small group) and bakers (who would support current leaders). Please consider this important ministry that builds community in our church. Contact Tina Young at or call 610-533-4977.


CANCELLED NJELC Ride Share ~ Consider adding your name to the NJELC Ride Share list, which will be distributed to our members who require home visitation, to be used in the event that they need a ride to a doctor's appointment, worship, or community event.

Sign up on the sign-up sheet in the Narthex or by contacting the church office at 610-838-0731.


CANCELLED Weston Nursing Home Visits in Hellertown ~ Participants may visit residents, play games, share stories, read to residents, etc. Dates and times are listed on a form in the Narthex, please sign up. Contact Robin Rooth-Fogel for more information or the church office at 610-838-0731.


New Jerusalem Church will hold periodic fundraising events for our veterans. Participants may visit residents, play games, share stories, read to them, or we can offer support. The congregation will be kept informed of the veterans we are helping. Any questions, contact Cindy Hart.


Welcome to Apple's Preschool at New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church!

Our program consists of four classes designed to fit the needs of every student and their family. Through many learning activities, crafts, songs, books, and much more, children are engaged to learn their letters, numbers, colors, shapes, patterns, opposites, rhyming, sequencing, size, etc., along with writing skills. With a soft Christian environment children are guided through their days to share and care, while using their imaginations and energy to fill our spacious classroom with joy.

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Dear Parents and Students of Apple's Preschool,

Even though Apple's Preschool has been closed since mid-March of 2020, we all look forward to the time when we can open our classroom again. We pray that we may soon teach the children again in a safe and loving environment where we can see them grow in education, spirit, and body. We are continuing to receive applications.

Apple's Preschool will REOPEN our classroom in

September 2021. Please help spread the word that we

have openings in both our Three Year Old and Pre-K Classes at this time.

We would love to hear from anyone interested in our program, please contact Miss Shani at or phone 610-838-0731.

We wish you all a very joyous, healthy, and safe 2021.

Be safe and healthy! Miss Shani, Preschool Director

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PLEASE NOTE: Apple’s Preschool is excited for our classroom to be open for the 2021-2022 school year. We are looking for a part-time assistant teacher to work 15 hours a week, Monday through Friday from 8:45 to 11:45 a.m., as well as substitutes. If you or someone you know is looking for a part-time, super fun and rewarding position, please contact Miss Shani at or call the office at 610-838-0731.

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Apple's Preschool Teachers and Classroom

Miss Shani and Miss Katrina

Our teachers are looking forward to a year filled

many new learning experiences in 2021–2022.

For more, click here to see our church website's Preschool tab introducing you to

our teachers, school days and times, our philosophy, and upcoming events.

You can also find us on Facebook at

Miss Shani, Miss Katrina, and Miss Denise


May the beauty of God be reflected in your eyes, the love of God be

reflected in your hands, the wisdom of God be reflected in your words,

and the knowledge of God flow from your heart,

that all might see, and seeing, believe.

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Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present,

nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.

God, the creator, Jesus, the Christ, and the Holy Spirit, the comforter,

bless you and keep you in eternal love.

The members of New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church wish you a blessed day and we pray that your day is filled with hope, love, peace, and good health!

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