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Ministries for March 1–31, 2022 and Upcoming Events

Updated: Mar 28, 2022



. . . in March


NEW JERUSALEM EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH SENDS

OUR BEST WISHES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

FOR A HAPPY, HEALTHY 2022!

May God fill you will his New 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 MizLKB@aol.com.


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LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH - WHISPERS OF MY FATHER

by Vince Gill and Jenny Gill with Lyrics

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

8:30 a.m.—Quilters


Wednesday, March 2, 2022

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

7:30 p.m.—Ash Wednesday Worship Service


Thursday, March 3, 2022

6:00–10:00 a.m.—NO Church Office Hours

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

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards

6:00 p.m.—Bible Study (see Mark Your Calendar below)

6:30 p.m.—Christian Education Committee Meeting


Friday, March 4, 2022

CLOSED Church Office


Saturday, March 5, 2022

CLOSED Church Office


Sunday, March 6, 2022

8:45 a.m.—Sunday School

9:30 a.m.—Children's Choir

10:00 a.m.—Worship Service ~ 5th Sunday After Epiphany

11:00 a.m.—Coffee/Fellowship Hour

11:00 a.m.—Worship & Music Committee Meeting

11:30 a.m.—Choir Practice

6:00 p.m.—Confirmation Class

7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, March 7, 2022

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours


Tuesday, March 8, 2022

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

8:30 a.m.—Quilters

7:00 p.m.—Church Council Meeting


Wednesday, March 9, 2022

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

6:00 p.m.—Soup Supper at New Jerusalem Church

7:00 p.m.—Lenten Worship Service at New Jerusalem Church

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, March 10, 2022

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards

6:00 p.m.—Bible Study (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Friday, March 11, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

9:00 a.m.—NO Food Bank Delivery

7:00 p.m.—Prayer Service for Ukraine—Hellertown Plaza Clock Tower (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Saturday, March 12, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

CANCELLED Property Committee Work Party

CANCELLED Treasure Hunting Committee Meeting


Sunday, March 13, 2022






8:45 a.m.—Sunday School

9:30 a.m.—Children's Choir

10:00 a.m.—Worship Service ~ 6th Sunday After Epiphany ONLINE Worship (Youtube livestream link)

11:00 a.m.—Coffee/Fellowship Hour AND Souper Bowl Sunday

(see Mark Your Calendar below)

11:30 a.m.—Choir Practice

1:00 p.m.—Bingo (see Mark Your Calendar below)

7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, March 14, 2022

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

7:00 p.m.—Property Committee Meeting

7:00 p.m.—SV Lions Club Meeting


Tuesday, March 15, 2022

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

8:30 a.m.—Quilters

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


Wednesday, March 16, 2022

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards

6:00 p.m.—Soup Supper at the Carriage House

7:00 p.m.—Lenten Worship Service at the Carriage House

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, March 17, 2022





6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards

6:00 p.m.—Bible Study (see Mark Your Calendar below)

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


Friday, March 18, 2022

CLOSED Church Office


Saturday, March 19, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

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


Sunday, March 20, 2022

8:45 a.m.—Sunday School

9:30 a.m.—Children's Choir

10:00 a.m.—Worship Service ~ 7th Sunday After Epiphany

11:00 a.m.—Coffee/Fellowship Hour

11:00 a.m.—Worship & Music Committee Meeting

11:30 a.m.—Choir Practice

6:00 p.m.—Confirmation Class

7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, March 21, 2022

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

7:00 a.m.—March Angelus Deadline

7:00 p.m.—SV Lions Club Meeting


Tuesday, March 22, 2022

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

8:30 a.m.—Quilters


Wednesday, March 23, 2022

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

6:00 p.m.— Food for Friends

6:00 p.m.—Soup Supper at Frieden's Evangelical Lutheran Church

7:00 p.m.—Lenten Worship Service at Frieden's Evangelical Lutheran Church

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, March 24, 2022

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards

6:00 p.m.—Bible Study (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Friday, March 25, 2022

CLOSED Church Office


Saturday, March 26, 2022

CLOSED Church Office

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

1:30 p.m.—Lenten Church Chat


Sunday, March 27, 2022

8:45 a.m.—Sunday School

9:30 a.m.—Children's Choir

10:00 a.m.—Worship Service ~ 4th Sunday After Epiphany

11:00 a.m.—Coffee/Fellowship Hour

11:30 a.m.—Choir Practice

7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, March 28, 2022

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

7:00 a.m.—April Angelus Deadline

RESECHEDULED TO APRIL 4 @ 6:30 p.m.—Technology Committee Meeting


Tuesday, March 29, 2022

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

8:30 a.m.—Quilters


Wednesday, March 30, 2022

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, March 31, 2022

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards

6:00 p.m.—Bible Study (see Mark Your Calendar below)

7:00 p.m.—Property Committee Meeting

 


TO JOIN US AT NEW JERUSALEM EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 3233 APPLES CHURCH ROAD, BETHLEHEM, PA 18015 ON SUNDAY MORNING AT 10:00 A.M. FOR WORSHIP WITH PASTOR LISA AND ITS MEMBERS.


IF YOU DO NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE ATTENDING SERVICES IN PERSON, YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US ONLINE AT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL CLICK HERE.



Hope to see you there!

Peace be with you.


 

'INVITED' by Rev. Sarah Are

Reader Kris Thomas

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.

 

The 2021 Church Directory is available and a copy can be picked up in the Narthex. If you are unable to pick one up in person, please contact the church office at 610-838-0731.


Please contact the church office if any of your personal information needs to be changed, updated, or removed in our system starting 2022.


Contact the church office to make arrangements for giving envelopes to be picked-up or to be mailed. Your Tithing keeps the doors open and the ministry doing great work. We would like to say "Off to a great start"… the drop box installed (outside the building, by the office entrance) has been used by many already, keep it going.

 

2022 Giving Envelopes ~ Your envelopes will be available for pick up at any Sunday worship service. You may also contact the church office via email or call to make arrangements for envelopes to be left in the blue bin outside the church by the lower doors for pickup any day Monday through Wednesday after 10:00 a.m. Please take family and friend's envelopes along if possible. We appreciate everyone’s continued financial support throughout these challenging times. (As you are well aware, even if we are not inside the building, the bills keep coming in every month.)


Together, we are the Body of Christ. We appreciate everyone’s continued financial support throughout these challenging times. God is good and gives us what we need.


Your Offering Checks can be made out to: New Jerusalem Church or NJELC

and mailed to:

New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church

3323 Apples Church Road, Bethlehem, PA 18015

OR

We have partnered with Vanco Payment Solutions to allow church members to contribute their offerings electronically from their personal checking or saving accounts directly to the church at no cost to them. Click this link Vanco Website to create your free online profile and set up your giving preferences. Giving will now be easier and hassle free.

Below is a brief description about 'Giving Electronically':

Electronic gifts are fast and secure, and they reduce administrative costs, allowing more of every dollar to fund the important work we are called to do.

+ Give anytime, anywhere to your favorite funds

+ Schedule and manage recurring donations even when you are on vacation

+ Make one-time donations to special appeals

+ Pay for events, programs, and other activities

+ Don’t have to cash or a checkbook

 

NJELC Property Building Fund March 2022 Update ~ To date we have nearly $34,000.00 earmarked for our upcoming exterior painting of the church, new ramp, and parking lot improvements.


Please consider making a donation towards this 3-prong project. Just mark you check, envelope, or VANCO donation(s) for the 'Building Fund' and it will be designated toward this project. Thank you for consideration in helping to raise the necessary funds. Any questions please see any Property Committee member.

 

Chalisters are needed … When we go back to offering altar Communion, we will need chalisters to help serve. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex if interested. The primary responsibility would only be to pour the grape juice chalice as we will no longer be offering the sacrament by common cup.


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Acolytes are needed … All interested youth (especially Confirmands) are asked to see the sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Thanks! Pastor Lisa will offer instruction when a list of volunteers has been made.


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New Prayer List Guidelines


  1. All name requests (additions, deletions) be directed to Jeanette—Office Administrator by calling 610-838-0731 or emailing newjerelc@gmail.com.

  2. Please remember to get the individual's permission before submitting.

  3. One can request an individual's or family's name be included on the list when there in a health or community concern or death.

    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.

 

NJELC Food Bank ~ Approximately 50 families were served in the month of February. 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 also to everyone who supported the recent soup sales which benefitted David, the boy whom the congregation has “adopted” who lives in Honduras. Your gifts go a long way in helping David receive needed supplies for his health and education.


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Thank you from ELCA for your gifts towards the Lutheran Disaster Response. Your Spirit-filled generosity helps families and communities reeling from disasters here in the United States and across the globe. No matter the disaster, no matter the need, your gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response enable people to rebuild their lives and livelihoods now and far in the future. Thank you.


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Thank you to all who donated fun band-aids to brighten up a child's day at the

St. Luke's Pediatric Unit! We collected 5,755 band-aids!




Boo Boo Bunny thanks everyone who will bring a big smile to a child's face!






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THANK YOU TO ALL for helping Jack Reiss celebrate becoming a centurion! His week was full of love and surprises including receiving 504 birthday cards (as of 2/25) from family, friends, strangers, children, veterans, and people from across the country. He read them all! His celebration included a fire truck parade. Mayor declaration of "Jack Reiss Day", a McDonald's party, family luncheon, visits from friends, phone calls from out of state and those countless cards. He truly felt all the outpouring of love and deeply appreciated it. What a guy!!!


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Thank you to all our Frontline and Essential Workers!

 






FOR 2022 UPCOMING EVENTS

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


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

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


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

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


The following people are part of the Technology Committee:

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

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

  • Linda Weaver: Website and Pictures

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

  • Caroline Skuba: Facebook and Pictures

  • Ben Fogel: Live-Streaming and Equipment

  • Kathy Fenstermacher: Facebook

  • Terry Ravier: Live-Streaming and Security

 

Tina McCardle has GIANT GIFT CARDS for sale and accepts cash or checks to NJELC. They come in $25, $50, or $100 amounts. Call her at 610-838-6784 to make arrangements. She usually has them on hand when you see her as well. It's an easy way to support our ministry at NJ which benefits our current budget. Thanks to the many who are regular participants!


Would be willing to participate? I usually have gift cards on hand, so when you see me, please ask to buy some gift cards. Cash or checks made out to NJELC are accepted. We will be dropping the Valley Farms Gift Card, as they recently were sold to another owner. Giant cards are available in $25, $50, and $100 denominations. Please contact me at cameron35@rcn.com or 610-838-6784 and we can make arrangements to have you purchase gift cards.


Thanks to everyone who regularly buys cards to support the ongoing ministry of New Jerusalem Church. ~ Tina McCardle


They make great gifts!

 

The Property Committee is looking for volunteers who are interested in helping to maintain our lovely gardens in the front of the church and the side garden for the upcoming growing season. It would require some weeding, planting, and pruning every 2–3 weeks.


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!

 

FOOD FOR FRIENDS ~ The Food For Friends (FFF) Ministry is one of those special ministries that happens behind the scenes. We have a small group of volunteers who give of their time and talent to feed the hungry. Food For Friends is a program based in Quakertown through the Richland Friends Church. The roots of FFF dates back to 1998 when Mary Miller, the Ag teacher at Upper Bucks County Technical School had a The rest is history, with six volunteer groups now sharing the load of providing a hot meal for anyone in need on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesday of every month.


Our NJELC Apples Church group covers 6 dinner events a year and has provided up to 150 to-go meals in one night. Prior to COVID, the groups would provide a sit-down meal and serve the patrons which also included some good conversation and fellowship. Everyone involved always tells me how wonderful the experience was for them. It’s enjoyable for me to see people help others and know we are making a difference in our community. If you are interested in helping with future events, please contact Bill Young via email: btyoung9396@gmail.com or

call 610-797-8440.

 

New Jerusalem Community Food Bank

Current Needs: Nothing needed at this time


Thank you for your contributions!

Food Bank Delivery: Cancelled for March


Distribution Days: Saturday, March 19 and 26, 2022 from 8:30–10:45 a.m.


Approximately 50 families were served in the month of February. 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!

 

EASTER FLOWER FORM


Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________


Envelope: # ____________________________ Amount: $ ____________________________


Dedication: ____________________________________________________________________________________


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Bible study is scheduled for Thursdays in the month of March 2022 beginning at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome. Please contact Kathy Shermetta with any questions.


 
 

CANCELLED TREASURE HUNTING GROUP ~ The Treasure Hunting Group has officially started and had their first meeting. We are a group of metal detecting enthusiasts who find joy in exploring the earth for historical artifacts, old coins, and lots of junk. It can be a real history lesson and of course lot’s of fun. We currently have 8 people interested in meeting and planning some treasure hunting expeditions. No metal detector, no problem. Come on out anyway just to learn and enjoy the camaraderie. Men and women are welcome, but beware, you might get bit by the bug and you will be hooked. Our next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, March 12, 2022 @ noon. If you have any questions, please contact Bill Young at btyoung9396@gmail.com or 610-797-8440.


 



IT'S BACK! BINGO will be held on

Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.


 

Prime Timers will meet on

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 12:00 noon.


Phoebe Floral Shop will guide us in a floral project.


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.

 




LENTEN CHURCH CHAT SESSION


What does PRAY mean?

DATE: Saturday, March 25, 2022

TIME: 1:30 p.m. ~ Gathering in the Preschool classroom (bring a comfy chair)

TOPIC DISCUSSION: Different ways to think about Praying


BONUS: In the Upper Room, the gentleman will be hosting a workshop and preparing a scrumptious dinner for all while enjoying fellowship time together.


Menu TBA


Sign up for either event by Sunday, March 20, 2022 in the Narthex or Upper Room or contact Terry Ravier @ tsravier3@gmail.com or call 610-838-9230.


 

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.


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


If you have interest in attending this summer event, please contact Terry Ravier by March 31, 2022 for more details. Here is the link for the housing/retreat center https://www.stpetersoc.com/son--sand-retreat-center.html or you could find your own housing if you like and join us.

 
 




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.

 








If you would like to read the Synod News, you may find it online at http://nepasynod.org/publications/synod-news/. 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.

 

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.

 

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 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 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!

 

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.

 

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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A NOTE FROM MISS SHANI IN FEBRUARY 2022


Welcome to that time of year for Open Enrollment for the 2022-2023 School Year!! We are excitedly working towards opening our classroom for the fall. Our schedule 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.


Tuition rates will be determined in the near future to fit our budget.


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


Please contact Shani at shani@rcn.com for more information and to answer any questions.

 








August 18, 2021



Dear Parents and Students of Apple's Preschool,

Apple’s Preschool has made the very difficult decision to keep the preschool temporarily closed for the 2021-2022 school year due to the following: low enrollment due to mandatory masking guidelines, coupled with a low teaching staff. We plan to monitor the pandemic, and when restrictions lessen, we can discuss the reopening of the preschool.


Please keep Miss Denise and her family in your prayers as she takes this time to care for her parents. We also wish Miss Katrina well as she begins a full-time position at her other employer. The decision to leave Apple’s Preschool was not an easy choice for either teacher.


We hope and pray for the day when we can open our classroom again to full classes with a complete staff to accommodate.


If you have any questions, please contact Miss Shani at shani@rcn.com


Be safe and healthy! 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 www.facebook.com/ApplesChurchPreschool.

 

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.


HAPPY SPRING!


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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