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Ministries for June 1–30, 2022 and Upcoming Events

Updated: Jul 16, 2022

. . . in June





May God fill you will his New goodness every day and

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

Happy Father's Day!

In case of a pastoral emergency,

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

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by Vince Gill and Jenny Gill with Lyrics

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Wednesday, June 1, 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.—SV Trail Walk

6:30 p.m.—Choir Practice

7:00 p.m.—Finance Committee Meeting

7:00 p.m.—AA

Thursday, June 2, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

Friday, June 3, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

Saturday, June 4, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

Sunday, June 5, 2022

See you in September—Sunday School

10:00 a.m.—Worship Service ~ Pentecost/Confirmation ONLINE Worship (Youtube livestream link)

11:00 a.m.—Coffee/Fellowship Hour

7:00 p.m.—AA

Monday, June 6, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

Wednesday, June 8, 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

6:30 p.m.—Choir Practice

7:00 p.m.—AA

Thursday, June 9, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

Friday, June 10, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

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

Saturday, June 11, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

Sunday, June 12, 2022

See you in September—Sunday School

10:00 a.m.—Worship Service ~ The Holy Trinity

11:00 a.m.—Coffee/Fellowship Hour

7:00 p.m.—AA

Monday, June 13, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

7:00 p.m.—Property Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

7:00 p.m.—Church Council Meeting

Wednesday, June 15, 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

6:30 p.m.—Choir Practice

7:00 p.m.—AA

Thursday, June 16, 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

6:05 p.m.—Iron Pigs Game (see Mark Your Calendar below)

Friday, June 17, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

Saturday, June 18, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

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

Sunday, June 19, 2022

See you in September—Sunday School

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

11:00 a.m.—Coffee/Fellowship Hour

7:00 p.m.—AA

Monday, June 20, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

7:00 a.m.—June Angelus Deadline

7:00 p.m.—SV Lions Club

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

Wednesday, June 22, 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

6:30 p.m.—Choir Practice

7:00 p.m.—AA

Thursday, June 23, 2022

7:00–11:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

Friday, June 24, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

Saturday, June 25, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

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

Sunday, June 26, 2022

See you in September—Sunday School

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

11:00 a.m.—Coffee/Fellowship Hour

6:30 p.m.—Technology Committee Meeting

7:00 p.m.—AA

Monday, June 27, 2022

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

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

6:00–10:00 a.m.—CLOSED Church Office Hours

8:30 a.m.—Quilters

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

6:30 p.m.—Choir Practice

7:00 p.m.—AA

Thursday, June 30, 2022

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

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




Hope to see you there!

Peace be with you.


'INVITED' by Rev. Sarah Are

Reader Kris Thomas

You are invited, this invitation is for you!


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

In all circumstances, never forget that we still are the church! As Martin Luther proclaimed in his most recognizable Reformation hymn, “A Mighty Fortress,” God’s truth forever shall abide. Even COVID –19 has no power over us.


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


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

  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.

    1. 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.

    2. If a death has occurred, the name will be listed for two (2) weeks.

    3. If it is a community concern, the concern will be listed for two (2) weeks.

    4. A person's name may be kept on for longer than four (4) weeks if Jeanette is informed of this request.

    5. 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.

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NJELC Food Bank ~ Approximately 70 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 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 to all that helped with the Summer Themed Bingo. We raised $6,029.60 for the parking lot fund.

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Thank you from 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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Message from Agnes Stauffer … Thank you for the Easter lily plant. It is so beautiful. You are very nice to remember me.

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Thank you to all our Frontline and Essential Workers!



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


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!


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 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 or text her (610-984-3489) to place an order, while supplies last. Kathy will try to have some with her at church.



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!


Walk with New Jerusalem! Join us Wednesday evenings from April 20–June 1, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. to walk on the Saucon Rail Trail. We’ll start from the Upper Saucon Township Park on Preston Lane off Rte. 378. This is a large township park with plenty of parking. Meet outside the restroom facilities (a tan colored building on the north side of the park). Please be on time, so you know if we are heading north or south on the trail. Bring water/snack as needed. Friends also welcome!

NOTE: Bikers are welcome, but you will have to coordinate your own ride. Walks are weather permitting. Questions, please contact Pat Leith (610-838-0427 – text or voice).


Congratulations to Riley Craig, Ben Fogel, and Sharlene Maier who will receive the Rite of Confirmation on Pentecost Sunday, June 5, 2022! We’re happy to welcome them as adult members of New Jerusalem Lutheran Church.

Wishing you all of God’s blessings!


New Jerusalem Community Food Bank

Current Needs: Pasta

Thank you for your contributions!

Food Bank Delivery: Friday, June 11, 2022

Distribution Days: Saturday, June 18 and 25, 2022 from 8:30–10:45 a.m.

Approximately 70 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 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!


Welcome all readers ~ We will open Summer Book Club with the book, "The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah. We will meet on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the church. We plan to meet outside (weather permitting), so please bring a chair. Tentatively, we will be meeting in July and August but dates have not been scheduled.

We realize this may not be enough time for some to read the book, but would appreciate your attendance, since we will be picking our upcoming books at this meeting (so please bring suggestions). For those who read the book...we will be having a discussion about the book after we pick upcoming books.

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.


Iron Pigs Game ~ Join New Jerusalem and friends for a night at an Iron Pigs game against Buffalo. The game is Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 7:05 p.m.

Tickets are $11 with $2 included for food.

Please contact Phyllis Reiss (610-653-8655 or for ticket orders. Please don’t delay - the deadline for tickets is early June. Contact your family and friends—all are welcome. Guaranteed to be a fun time!

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Let's Go To The Ball Game and Raise Funds For The Church ~ We signed up to help in the concession stands during two home Iron Pigs Games. The dates are July 22 and August 26. Please use the sign-up sheet located in Upper Room for your date.

Requirements are: Must be 14 years old or older, able to stand for long period of time, wear plain khaki pants or shorts, closed toe shoes, church shirt, arrive at 5:00 p.m. at stadium, wear baseball hat provided by Iron Pigs, stay until the end of shift/game and complete a waiver form. We will not know what we will be assigned until that day when we report. Sample of jobs would be making hot dogs, restocking food to box seats, registers, seating guests, etc. We are unable to pick what is assigned to us. If you have any questions, see Cindy Hart.


Prime Timers will meet on

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 12:00 noon.

This month we will be playing


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.


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

JUNE ~ Wednesday, June 22, 2022—Vassi's

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 or 610-984-3489 (cell).


This summer Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be held Sunday, July 31 through Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 6:00–8:30 p.m. with the Rocky Railway Program. The Christian Education Committee has met but we need your help.

We would like to offer family dinner at 5:30 p.m., prior to the start of VBS, but in order to do that, we need either teams to plan, shop, prepare and serve each day, or someone to lead the effort with rotating volunteers for the week. We also need Crew Leaders to accompany the participants through the stations, someone to run the AV for the opening and closing segments, a decoration team, helpers for the Snack, Games, Science, Story Time and Games stations and registration table people.

We need many hands to make this VBS program a success. Please contact Marianne Zellner at 610-216-1016 (phone or text) or at to discuss your interest in volunteering.


Summer Women Event Dates and Lodging Information

Two years ago, we put a deposit at St. Peter’s (Son and Sand Retreat Center) located in Ocean City, Maryland. COVID 19 hit and closed everything down. They are opening May 1st this year.

CANCELLED Mark you calendar: Thursday–Saturday, June 23–25, 2022 have been booked for New Jerusalem Church.


To learn more about the 2022 Gathering postponement and the 2024 Gathering, please visit:

POSTPONED The 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering and will be held 2024!

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Calling all high school youth to join us in 2024!


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.


2022 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. A monetary amount has not been set, so we are asking for free will donations for the time being.   Anyone wanting to donate towards these flowers may use the envelope that has been included with one’s offering envelopes.



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

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

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

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

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

for church record only)

First Name(s): _______________________________________ & _______________________________________

Last Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________

Mailing Address: ______________________________________________________________________________

City: _______________________________________________ State: _________ Zip: _____________________

Home Phone: __________________________________________________________________________________

Cell Phone(s): ________________________________________, ________________________________________

Email Address(s): ______________________________________, ______________________________________

List Family Members:

Name(s) Birthday(s)


1. _____________________________________________________________ ___________________

2. _____________________________________________________________ ___________________

3. _____________________________________________________________ ___________________

4. _____________________________________________________________ ___________________

5. _____________________________________________________________ ___________________

6. _____________________________________________________________ ___________________

7. _____________________________________________________________ ___________________

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


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: Choir practice will be held on Sundays at

11:30 a.m. during Lent.

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.


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

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


​Would you like to learn to Quilt?

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for being part of this ministry!


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

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

call 610-533-4977.


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

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


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


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


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

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

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It's finally beginning to feel like Spring,

so let's have a Spring Special for enrollment for the 2022–2023 school year!!!

Our enrollment is at eighteen children, which covers both the Three Year Old Class and the Pre-K Class at this time. We still have openings in all of the classes.

Miss Shani can be reached at: for preschool information and/or tours of the classroom.

We will be opening the day after Labor Day in September. We will be doing the Disney theme for the classroom. All are welcome!!!

We are excitedly working towards opening our classroom for the fall of 2022.

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.

Tuition is $160/month

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.

Tuition is $200/month

If you know of anyone that may be interested in becoming a substitute teacher, please let us know as soon as possible. We are looking for more people to join our team.

Please contact Miss Shani at with any questions, to request an application for enrollment or to schedule a tour to visit our spacious classroom.

Miss Shani, Preschool Director

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Apple's Preschool Classroom

Miss Shani

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

You can also find us on Facebook at


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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