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Ministries for June 1–30, 2021 and Upcoming Events

Updated: Jul 1, 2021



. . . 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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FELLOWSHIP HOUR RETURNS—INDOORS

on the 1st (June 6) and 3rd (June 20) Sunday of each month!

Remember to social distance.


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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.


 

'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 Indoors

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: (________)_______________________________________________________________

Parent/caregiver’s cellphone: (_______)____________________________________________________

Home email address:_____________________________________________________________________

Home church: ____________________________________________________________________________

Allergies or other medical conditions:____________________________________________________

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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,


 

Ingathering information from Barbara Young ~ Due to the Corona virus, we had to postpone the December Christmas Ingathering. We're hoping to hold it this July (date to be determined). 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!


 

IN-PERSON

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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TO REGISTER. . .

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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www.ststephensbethlehem.org


COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE—MONDAY, JULY 7, 2021


 




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: elca.org/YouthGathering/COVID19.


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!


THE THEME IS. . .

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.

 

UPDATE MEMBER(S) INFORMATION



  1. I/we would like a call from Pastor Lisa Borrell. Yes or No

  2. I/we would like to be removed from all correspondence. Yes or No

  3. I/we would like to be removed or become inactive from the rolls. Removed or Inactive

  4. I/we would like our information in the 2021 church directory. Yes or No


(If no, mark a P next to information that you want kept private—

for church record only)


First Name(s): _______________________________________ & _______________________________________


Last Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________


Mailing Address: ______________________________________________________________________________


City: _______________________________________________ State: _________ Zip: _____________________


Home Phone: __________________________________________________________________________________


Cell Phone(s): ________________________________________, ________________________________________


Email Address(s): ______________________________________, ______________________________________


List Family Members:


Name(s) Birthday(s)

(MM/DD/YY)


1. _____________________________________________________________ ___________________

2. _____________________________________________________________ ___________________


3. _____________________________________________________________ ___________________


4. _____________________________________________________________ ___________________


5. _____________________________________________________________ ___________________


6. _____________________________________________________________ ___________________


7. _____________________________________________________________ ___________________




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


 

GREAT NEWS!


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 cameron35@rcn.com. 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 kathyfenstermacher@gmail.com or

Caroline Skuba at carifrogs@gmail.com


+ NJ Website: Linda Weaver at weavers_1969@hotmail.com

*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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NEW ~ The Worship and Music Committee is 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.

 

Acolytes, Assistant Ministers, Chalisters, Lectors, Pastor Assistants (Council only for Pastor Assistant), please see the sign-up sheets in the Narthex for volunteer opportunities. The church office makes every effort to accommodate requests. Thank you.

 

Please provide your email address to both the church office at newjerelc@gmail.com and to Caroline Skuba at carifrogs@gmail.com 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 kathyfenstermacher@gmail.com. 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 sharoncbender63@gmail.com. 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 btyoung9396@gmail.com or call 610-533-4977.