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Ministries for July 1–31, 2023 and Upcoming Events

Updated: Jul 30

. . . in July

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

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


by Vince Gill and Jenny Gill with Lyrics

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Saturday, July 1, 2023

CLOSED Church Office

4:30–5:00 p.m.—Worship Service

Sunday, July 2, 2023

NO Sunday School (see you in September)

10:00 a.m.—Worship Service ~ 5th Sunday after Pentecost

NO ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE (Youtube livestream link)

11:00 a.m.—NO Coffee/Fellowship Hour

7:00 p.m.—AA

Monday, July 3, 2023

7:00–11:00 a.m.—NO Church Office Hours

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

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

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

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.—Finance Committee Meeting

7:00 p.m.—AA

Thursday, July 6, 2023

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, July 7, 2023

CLOSED Church Office

Saturday, July 8, 2023

CLOSED Church Office

Sunday, July 9, 2023

NO Sunday School (see you in September)

10:00 a.m.—Worship Service ~ 6th Sunday of Pentecost

NO ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE (Youtube livestream link)

11:00 a.m.—NO Coffee/Fellowship Hour

7:00 p.m.—AA

Monday, July 10, 2023

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

7:00 p.m.—Church Council Meeting

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

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 13, 2023

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, July 14, 2023

CLOSED Church Office

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

Saturday, July 15, 2023

CLOSED Church Office

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

Sunday, July 16, 2023

NO Sunday School (see you in September)

10:00 a.m.—Worship Service ~ 7th Sunday of Pentecost


(Youtube livestream link)

11:00 a.m.—NO Coffee/Fellowship Hour

7:00 p.m.—AA

Monday, July 17, 2023

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

7:00 p.m.—SV Lions Club Meeting

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

12:00 p.m.—PrimeTimers (see Mark Your Calendar below)

6:30 p.m.—Mutual Ministry Committee Meeting

7:00 p.m.—Endowment Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

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.—Ice Cream Social @ The Cup—Bethlehem

(see Mark Your Calendar below)

7:00 p.m.—AA

Thursday, July 20, 2023

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)

5:30–8:00 p.m.—Vacation Bible School (see Mark Your Calendar below)

Friday, July 21, 2023

CLOSED Church Office

Saturday, July 22, 2023

CLOSED Church Office

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

Sunday, July 23, 2023

NO Sunday School (see you in September)

10:00 a.m.—Worship Service ~ 8th Sunday of Pentecost/ Special Meeting after worship

ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE (Youtube livestream link)

11:00 a.m.—NO Coffee/Fellowship Hour

7:00 p.m.—AA

Monday, July 24, 2023

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

7:00 a.m.—August Angelus Deadline

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

7:00 p.m.—Property Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

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

7:00 p.m.—AA

Thursday, July 27, 2023

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)

6:30 p.m.—Preschool Committee Meeting

Friday, July 28, 2023

CLOSED Church Office

Saturday, July 29, 2023

CLOSED Church Office

Sunday, July 30, 2023

NO Sunday School (see you in September)

10:00 a.m.—Worship Service ~ 9th Sunday of Pentecost

ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE (Youtube livestream link)

11:00 a.m.—Coffee/Fellowship Hour

7:00 p.m.—AA

Monday, July 31, 2023

7:00–11:00 a.m.— Church Office Hours




PLEASE NOTE: Our July 2nd and 9th worship services will NOT be live streamed. Please feel free to join Pastor Lisa in person instead on those days.

Thank you, The Technology Committee

If you do not feel comfortable attending worship in person, we respect your decision and invite you to tune into our online Sunday Worship Service (via the church’s website at our Youtube livestream link).

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1ST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH. New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church welcomes members and friends of the community to gather in an informal setting to hear the Word, share in the Lord’s Supper, connect with one another, and gain strength for the journey.

May the blessings of our Savior bring hope and peace.

Pastor Lisa Borrell

Praying you'll join us!

Peace be with 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.


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.

2023 Giving Envelopes are available ~ Your envelopes will be available for pick up and can be found on the window in the Narthex. 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.

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If you would like to receive credit on your church financial statement for cash donations, please make sure that they are placed in an envelope with your name(s) clearly marked. We cannot keep record of cash gifts if we do not know from whom they were received. Thank you so much!

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


NJELC Property Building Fund ~ 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) tto be directed to Jeanette— Office Administrator by calling 610-838-0731 or emailing

  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.


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! Your kindness is appreciated!

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 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 from Animals in Distress to Zoey Bokan: We are most appreciative of your recent donation for winning the gingerbread dog house. How kind of you to think of the animals in our shelter! This donation will help dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens currently in our shelter to blossom into beautiful family pets. Thank you for sharing your love with them.

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Special thanks to Pat Leith and Robin Rooth-Fogel for serving as NJ’s delegates to the Annual Synod Assembly which was held June 1st-3rd.

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Thank you to all our Essential Workers!



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 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 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: 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 has been completed. 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.


New Jerusalem decals…New Jerusalem shirt decals are still available at Saucon Valley Sporting Goods located at the Water Street Plaza. Please contact Kathy Fenstermacher at church for more information.


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


Connection Club — There is a small box in the Narthex on the main shelf for collecting ideas for the Connection Club. This is a monthly inter-generational meet up in our community and beyond for members.


ATTENTION ALL WEEKLY COFFEE HOUR GOERS: It's that time of year where we let the volunteers who host our weekly coffee hour get a well-deserved vacation.

For the months of July and August, Tina Young is looking for church committees, family members, or a group of friends to host one of the eight weekly coffee hours that are available this summer. A sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board next to the kitchen. Please prayerfully consider hosting a week. Any questions, please see Tina Young.


New Jerusalem Community Food Bank

Current Needs: Canned or individual servings of fruit (peaches, pineapple, mandarin oranges, apple sauce) and canned or microwavable pasta (ravioli, beef-a-roni, spaghetti, mac & cheese.

Thank you for your contributions and

to all of our faithful volunteers!

Food Bank Delivery: Friday, July 14, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.

Distribution Days: Saturday, July 15th from 8:30–10:45 a.m. AND

Saturday, July 22nd from 8:30–10:45 a.m.

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!

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, July 18, 2023 at noon.

We will enjoy a picnic styled lunch. At 1:00 p.m., SV Massage will be giving complimentary chair massages. Joanne Robbins, a licensed massage therapist along with other therapists, will discuss the benefits of massage and sharing gifts. All are welcome to attend!

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.


All social events begin at 7:00 p.m.

All dates are weather pending and if it's questionable use your judgment.

If conflicts arise, they will be communicated

when they present themselves.

· Wednesday, July 19th ~ The Bethlehem Dairy Store, also known as The Cup ~

1430 Linden St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

· Sunday, August 13th ~ Gridas or Gs to go ~ 36 N Main St., Richlandtown, PA 18955

· Friday, September 8th ~ The Inside Scoop ~ 301 N. 3rd St., Coopersburg, PA 18036

If you're available, please join other members and bring your friends along too. Enjoy a sweet treat and relax with one another in fellowship.

Have a great time!

If you have one, wear a New Jerusalem, Vacation Bible School, or a Thrivent shirt.

Decals are available at Saucon Valley Sporting Goods

in the Water Street Plaza in Hellertown.

(Monday through Friday 10-6; Saturday 10-3).


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) 2023 ~ VBS sessions will be held on June 29, July 20 and August 10, 2023 from 5:30–8:00 p.m.

Each session will include a light dinner, Bible stories, songs, games, science experiments, crafts, games, and snack.

Children in Pre-K through 6th grade are eligible to participate and teens and adults are encouraged to volunteer to help at one, two, or all three sessions.

The themes explored include: Bats—Jesus Restores Sight (June 29); Oysters—The Parable of the Pearl (July 20); and Salt—Salt and Light (August 10).

To register or volunteer, click here NJELC VBS Summer 2023 for the flyer and

then on the form, click Sign Up Here at the bottom center of the flyer for the registration form; email Marianne Zellner at; or

call 610-216-1016.

Registration due no later than one week prior to each session. Early registration appreciated.


WELCOME ALL READERS ~ Book Club will meet on Tuesday,

July 25, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. Hope to see the familiar faces as well as newcomers.

We will meet in 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 or call /text at 610-838-0427.


FOOD DEMONSTRATION CLASS ~ Saturday, August 12, 2023 hosted by our very own Jim Ungiran—yummy! More information to follow.


TEA PARTY THEME EVENT ~ Saturday, September 9, 2023. God knows what he is doing (for all of us). He is the Potter and we are His clay. More information to follow.


If you would like to read the Synod News, you may find it online at The most current copy is posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex area.


2023 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.



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 are held on Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: All are Welcome!

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

If you have any questions, please see Ed.

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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.


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.


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

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


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 8:30 a.m.


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 email Kathy Fenstermacher 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!


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.


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.


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 2023.



  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)


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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.


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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We have open enrollment for our Three Year Old Class and Pre-K Classes. It is never too soon to enroll for the 2023-2024 school year. Miss Shani can be reached at for preschool information and/or tours of the classroom.

Apple's Preschool is looking forward to the new year bringing us a lot of fun learning through activities, crafts, music, books, and much more.

May God bless us all this year with healthy bodies, patience, and loving hearts.

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Our schedule and tuition rates will be as follows:

Three Year Old Class to be held on

Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. OR 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Pre-K Class to be held on

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00–11:30 a.m. OR 12:30–3:00 p.m.

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As our school year is winding down, we have been very busy with spring activities, assessments, and practicing for our Closing Program which was held on Thursday, June 8, 2023.

Our spring fundraisers were easy and fun. We earned a total of $948.00 from our Wawa coupon sale and our time eating ice cream and socializing at The Inside Scoop. Thank you to everyone that came out for ice cream and to support the preschool.

In May we set our ten butterflies free and soon we will be sending eleven of our students to kindergarten.

The Closing Program for the Preschool was wonderful. The children did an amazing job and were very proud to receive their certificates. Then ice cream was served to around 165 people to "Make their own Sundaes". We have twenty-one children enrolled for the 2023-24 school year and have some openings in our classroom. Please contact Miss Shani with any interest at

Wishing everyone a lovely summer!

Arias, Aviana, Callie, Colton, Declan, Jonathan, Kayden, Kora, Madelyn, Noelle, Violet, Wyatt, Zander, Carson, Connor, Curtis, Dominic, Elsie, Frankie, Kristopher, Melody, Mia, Quinn, Jaxson, Wesley, Miss Shani, and Miss Katrina.

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Miss Shani And Miss Katrina,

Our Apple's Preschool Classroom, And May/June 2023 Memories

Miss Shani And Miss Katrina

June 2023 Memories And Our Preschool Graduates

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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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