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Ministries for July 1–31, 2022 and Upcoming Events

Updated: Jul 30, 2022



. . . in July



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!


HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE HOLIDAY!



In case of a pastoral emergency,

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


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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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Friday, July 1, 2022

CLOSED Church Office


Saturday, July 2, 2022

CLOSED Church Office


Sunday, July 3, 2022

See you in September—Sunday School

10:00 a.m.—Worship Service ~ Fourth Sunday of Pentecost ONLINE Worship (Youtube livestream link)

11:00 a.m.—Coffee/Fellowship Hour

7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, July 4, 2022



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




Tuesday, July 5, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours


Wednesday, July 6, 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.—Finance Committee Meeting

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, July 7, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

7:00 p.m.—Ice Cream Social at Bethlehem Dairy—The Cup


Friday, July 8, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

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

5:45 p.m.—Movie Night (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Saturday, July 9, 2022

CLOSED Church Office


Sunday, July 10, 2022

See you in September—Sunday School

10:00 a.m.—Worship Service ~ Fifth Sunday of Pentecost/Congregational Meeting

ONLINE (Youtube livestream link)

11:00 a.m.—NO Coffee/Fellowship Hour

5:00 p.m.—Summer Fellowship Hot Dog Cookout

7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, July 11, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

7:00 p.m.—Church Council Meeting


Wednesday, July 13, 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 p.m.—Summer Book Club (see Mark Your Calendar below)

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, July 14, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours


Friday, July 15, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

12:00 p.m.—Deadline to sign up to volunteer at the Iron Pigs Game on July 22


Saturday, July 16, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

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


Sunday, July 17, 2022

See you in September—Sunday School

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

ONLINE (Youtube livestream link)

11:00 a.m.—Coffee/Fellowship Hour

11:30 a.m.—Vacation Bible School (VBS) Orientation

7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, July 18, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

7:00 p.m.—SV Lions Club


Tuesday, July 19, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

7:00 p.m.—Endowment Committee Meeting


Wednesday, July 20, 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, July 21, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

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

7:00 p.m.—Property Committee Meeting


Friday, July 22, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

Iron Pigs (Vollunteer Day)


Saturday, July 23, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

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


Sunday, July 24, 2022

See you in September—Sunday School

10:00 a.m.—Worship Service ~ Seventh Sunday of Pentecost/Acolyte Training

NO Online Streaming of today's church service

11:00 a.m.—Coffee/Fellowship Hour

7:00 p.m.—Ice Cream Social at the Inside Scope

7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, July 25, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

7:00 a.m.—August Angelus Deadline


Tuesday, July 26, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

6:30 p.m.—Technology Committee Meeting


Wednesday, July 27, 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.—Food for Friends (see Mark Your Calendar below)

6:30 p.m.—CANCELLED VBS Orientation

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, July 28, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.— Church Office Hours

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

6:30 p.m.—Preschool Committee Meeting


Friday, July 29, 2022

CLOSED Church Office


Saturday, July 30, 2022

CLOSED Church Office


Sunday, July 31, 2022

See you in September—Sunday School

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

ONLINE (Youtube livestream link)

11:00 a.m.—Coffee/Fellowship Hour

6:00-8:30 p.m.—Vacation Bible School (see Mark Your Calendar below)

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.


 

'INVITED' by Rev. Sarah Are

Reader Kris Thomas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8Va5ukmf1M

You are invited, this invitation is for 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.


 


 

NJELC Food Bank ~ Approximately 70 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 from Ron Muschlitz. . .thank you for all the letters, prayers, and well wishes.


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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 from ELCA: We are grateful of your special gift in support of ELCA World Hunger ministries. You are creating new beginnings. Thank you for sharing the hope of new life and the fullness of Christ's joy!


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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.


 

Technology Committee ~ I guess we could thank COVID for helping establish the Technology Committee at NJELC. The Parking Lot Service, live streaming on YouTube not to mention Facebook, and the church website have become a necessity in the 21st century in order to give our members different options to worship with us. It’s a changing world indeed, but we need to evolve in order to survive.


The Technology Committee oversees Live streaming, Facebook, Church website, sound system, and security cameras. Our mission is to use technology to

reach more people with our ministry and make it easier for congregational members to share information.


We have established a dedicated email for technology questions, picture sharing and digital storage. Many of you have pictures you may want to share with our church community. All pictures can be emailed to newjertech@gmail.com.

NOTE: Any picture sent to us is with the understanding we have permission to use it on social media or the church website.


The following people are part of the Technology Committee:

  • Bill Young: Committee Chairperson, Website, Live-Streaming, Equipment, and Security

  • Angela Fulmer: Live-Streaming, Pictures, and Facebook

  • Linda Weaver: Website and Pictures

  • Sharon Bender: Website, Live-Streaming, and Council Liaison

  • Caroline Skuba: Facebook and Pictures

  • Ben Fogel: Live-Streaming and Equipment

  • Kathy Fenstermacher: Facebook

  • Terry Ravier: Live-Streaming and Security

 

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.




If you are interested in helping, please see or call Phyllis Reiss (610-653-8655) or Tina McCardle (610-838-6784 / 484-223-6498)

to let them know if you can help.

Many hands make quick work! Thanks!


 

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.


 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES!


Gabrielle "Gabi" Miller recently graduated from Saucon Valley High School and is planning to attend Penn State University at University Park in the fall where she will study Digital Art. Blessings to you in your future endeavors, Gabi!


Katherine “Katie” Fogel is graduating from Southern Lehigh High School and will be attending Delaware Valley University in the fall to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Conservation and Equine Management and Instruction. Katie has excelled as an equestrian and in her Spurs N Burrs 4-H Horse and Pony Club. She has even achieved her Diamond which is comparable to an Eagle Scout. We are so proud of her!


Zachary “Zac” Fogel is graduating from Quakertown Christian School. Accepted into Pennsylvania State University, Zac will attend the Lehigh Campus until transitioning to University Park. Majoring in Anthropological Science and a minor in Archeology will be his educational path. Zac’s proud moments include achieving his Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow as well as being inducted into the National Honor Society. Way to go, Zac!


 




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


JULY ~ Thursday, July 7, 2022—Bethlehem Dairy Store (The Cup)

Sunday, July 24, 2022—The Inside Scoop

AUGUST ~ Monday August 8, 2022—Rita's

Wednesday, August 31, 2022—Grida's

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).