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Ministries for June 1–30, 2021 and Upcoming Events

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. . . in June



NEW JERUSALEM EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH SENDS

OUR BEST WISHES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

FOR A HAPPY, HEALTHY 2021!


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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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 MizLKB@aol.com.


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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.


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A LETTER FROM PASTOR LISA DATED JUNE 9, 2021 REGARDNG INDOOR WORSHIP


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 (MizLKB@aol.com). 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.



COFFEE HOUR RETURNS—INDOORS

on the 1st (June 6) and 3rd (June 30) Sunday of each month!


Remember to social distance.

'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.


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Church Office Open

8:30 a.m.—Quilters


Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Church Office Open

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

7:00 p.m.—Finance Committee Meeting

7:00 p.m.—AA

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Church Office Open

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards

Friday, June 4, 2021

CLOSED Church Office


Saturday, June 5, 2021

CLOSED Church Office


Sunday, June 6, 2021

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

ONLINE (Youtube livestream link <--)

10:45 a.m.—Parking Lot Coffee Hour/Fellowship

7:00 p.m.—AA

Monday, June 7, 2021

Church Office Open


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Church Office Open

8:30 a.m.—Quilters

7:00 p.m.—Church Council Meeting

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Church Office Open

6:30 p.m.—(UR) LS Cemetery Association Meeting

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

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, June 10, 2021

Church Office Open

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards


Friday, June 11, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

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


Saturday, June 12, 2021

CLOSED Church Office


Sunday, June 13, 2021

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

ONLINE (Youtube livestream link <--)

TBD p.m.—Movie Night (see Mark Your Calendar below)

7:00 p.m.—AA

Monday, June 14, 2021






Church Office Open

9:00 a.m.—July Angelus Deadline


Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Church Office Open

8:30 a.m.—Quilters

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


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Church Office

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

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, June 17, 2021

Church Office Open

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards


Friday, June 18, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

4:00 p.m.—(UR) Food Packing


Saturday, June 19, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

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


Sunday, June 20, 2021





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

ONLINE (Youtube livestream link <--)

10:45 a.m.—Fellowship Hour

7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, June 21, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

8:30 a.m.—Quilters


Wednesday, June 23, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

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

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, June 24, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards


Friday, June 25, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

4:00 p.m.—(UR) Food Packing


Saturday, June 26, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

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


Sunday, June 27, 2021

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

ONLINE (Youtube livestream link <--)

12:00 noon—Penny Carnival

7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, June 28, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

6:00 p.m.—SV Lions Club


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Church Office Open

8:30 a.m.—Quilters


Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Church Office Open

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

6:00 p.m.—VBS Mini Session (see Mark Your Calendar below)

7:00 p.m.—AA



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

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


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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—Thank you for your contributions!

Food Bank Delivery:

Friday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.


(UR) Food Packing:

Friday, June 18 and 25, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.


Distribution Days: DRIVE THROUGH FOOD BANK PICK-UPS from 8:30–10:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 19 and Saturday, June 26, 2021.

Approximately 72 families were served in the month of May. 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!


Volunteer Information

If you or your group or organization (ages 12 or older) are interested in volunteering at the food bank, please see or contact Tammy Welch at donniesmom180@yahoo.com.

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


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Thank you to all our Frontline and Essential Workers!






FOR 2021—2022 UPCOMING EVENTS









NICOLE BRINTZENHOFF

Susquehanna University - Dual Major - Class of 2021

Bachelor of Arts in Publishing and Editing/Creative Writing


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ROBERT FASSBENDER, son of Shani, graduated from Kutztown University

On May 8th, summa cum laude, with the degree Bachelor of Science

in Business Administration with an Accounting major. He had been offered, and accepted, a full-time position with the firm of RKL in Wyomissing, PA.


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KENNETH YOUNG is graduating from Saucon Valley High School.

He will be attending Northampton Community College to pursue a degree

in Graphic Communication and Web Design.

He would like to pursue a career as a graphic artist and video game designer.



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.




Come out and join the fun in the Upper Room.

Sunday, June 13, 2021 starting at 6:00 p.m.

We will be watching 'Dennis the Menace' (rated PG) and will enjoy eating popcorn

and ice cream.


Any questions contact Terry at tsravier3@gmail.com.




Prime Timers will meet on

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 12:00 noon.


We will be watching a movie!

All are welcome.


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


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Do you have audio/video skills? If you do, please contact Loretta Duch at

610-838-7428. The Prime Timers group is looking for someone to help them set up their movies. Thank you.

Loretta Duch



What are you thinking? The Congregational Care and Outreach Committee (CCO) would love to hear from you!



We have been confined due to COVID-19 and want to soon start up a new ministry or resurrect some old ones in the upcoming months.


What would you like to see happen at New Jerusalem or what have you been missing? What makes you feel inspired, being in community with others and spread God’s love?


Please send form into the church office, place in offering plate, or email to tsravier3@gmail.com by June 16, 2021.


Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________


Contact Information: _________________________________________________________________________


What would you like to see and be part of? ______________________________________________

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Specific details, if possible: _________________________________________________________________

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Save your pennies!! New Jerusalem is holding a Penny Carnival!


Where: Our parking lot

When: June 27, 2021 12:00 noon - ?

Why: To raise money for our parking lot renovations


We will have some games to play and prizes to win!


Sign up to be in the Rock, Paper, Scissors, Pie playoff bracket!!

Sign-up sheets will be available at church or in the bulletin.


Don't miss out on the fun! Be brave, be daring, be in the tournament!


Contact Sharon Bender for more details at sharoncbender63@gmail.com or call 610-597-8764.

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 beachbummez@ptd.net 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: (________)_______________________________________________________________