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Ministries for May 1–31, 2021 and Upcoming Events



. . . in May




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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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Wishing you a happy, safe Mother's Day and Memorial Day holiday!


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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 SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 10:00 A.M.

FOR OUR PARKING LOT WORSHIP SERVICES AT NJELC WITH PASTOR LISA AND ITS MEMBERS OR, IF YOU CAN'T JOIN US IN PERSON, YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US ONLINE AT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL CLICK HERE.


NEW JERUSALEM EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH (NJELC) IS LOCATED AT

3233 APPLES CHURCH ROAD, BETHLEHEM, PA 18015.


PLEASE NOTE. . .That while we are holding parking lot services and live streaming, Mother Nature pretty much will determine whether we will gather outside on a Sunday morning or record inside in the sanctuary. If there is a prediction of rain and/or thunderstorms, we will make the determination and inform members through a posting on our website, Facebook page, and the church office answering machine.



Hope to see you there!

Peace be with you.



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GOOD NEWS ~

COFFEE HOUR RETURNS – OUTDOORS Starting Sunday, May 2, 2021

on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month!


  • Will only be offering coffee/juice/water (no food at this time)

  • For the safety of all, please read the guidelines below:


1. Please stay in your car until those who are leaving drive out of parking area.

2. Be aware of cars exiting throughout this time.

3. Please wear your mask.

4. Coffee will be dispensed for you outside the lower entrance.

5. Condiments will be located at the end of the sidewalk.

6. Please bring your own chair and congregate in the lower parking lot area.

7. Remember to social distance when you are talking/drinking.



'INVITED' by Rev. Sarah Are

Reader Kris Thomas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8Va5ukmf1M

You are invited, this invitation is for you!



EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 14, 2020

NEW JERUSALEM CHURCH IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR INDOOR FUNCTIONS DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS



SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR INDOOR WORSHIP


(PLEASE NOTE … these may be revised as we continue to tweak what works most efficiently for our congregation.)


+ Persons at a high risk due to age or health are encouraged to stay at home, especially if exhibiting symptoms such as high fever, cough, loss of smell or taste, or shortness of breath.


+ Masks must be worn at all times properly covering one’s nose and mouth. (Only children who are 2 years of age or younger are exempt from this practice.) If you would arrive at church only to discover that you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. Additionally, hand sanitizer will be available at various locations for your use.


+ There will be no formal collection of offering during the service. Receptacles will be provided in the Narthex area for worshippers to deposit their offering envelopes (which also may be mailed in to the church office).


+ Holy Communion will continue to be received via individually sealed cups/wafers which will be distributed as worshippers enter the sanctuary. We will commune in the pews and collect the used packages for proper disposal after worship.


+ To minimize the risk of transmitting germs, worshippers will not be greeted with handshakes following the service nor will the traditional “passing of the peace” take place. Members and friends may certainly speak with each other outside.


+ At this point in time, no congregational singing will take place during the worship service. The reasoning behind this is that there remains the risk of producing aerosols (droplets of water suspended in air) that can spread the coronavirus. We will work hard to make a joyful noise in other ways (organ/piano/bells; possible soloists or instrumentalists who are socially distanced from the congregation). While this may not be ideal, it is the safest practice for the welfare of all.


+ Likewise, we will not be hosting any coffee hours or in person church suppers until it is deemed safe to do so.


+ One person or one family unit will be permitted in the restrooms at a time.


+ Worshippers will maintain social distancing while in the sanctuary. Pews have been cordoned off and marked so that people will visually be reminded of where they may be seated for the service. The pews in the balcony will also be available for seating for those who are more readily able to climb steps.


+ Children must remain with the adults with whom they came.


+ The church will be cleaned after worship each week to ensure cleanliness for the next gathering.


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. We are working on all the details to make that happen so we may reach as many interested viewers as possible. This is a learning process for all of us and we thank you kindly for your patience and understanding as we navigate these unchartered waters.


Just as we have figured out how to adjust to a different world than what we had, we are appreciating the new dimensions of worship that still speak to our faith experience. I thank you for your willingness to engage in this way, whether in person or via online services.


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.

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

www.facebook.com/njelc3233/


Saturday, May 1, 2021

CLOSED Church Office


Sunday, May 2, 2021

10:00 a.m.—Worship Service Parking Lot ~ Fifth Sunday of Easter

ONLINE (Youtube livestream link <--)

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

CANCELLED 7:00 p.m.—AA

Monday, May 3, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

8:30 a.m.—Quilters


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

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

CANCELLED 7:00 p.m.—AA

Thursday, May 6, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards

Friday, May 7, 2021

CLOSED Church Office


Saturday, May 8, 2021

CLOSED Church Office


Sunday, May 9, 2021








10:00 a.m.—Worship Service Parking Lot ~ Sixth Sunday of Easter

ONLINE (Youtube livestream link <--)

11:00 a.m.—Fellowship

CANCELLED 7:00 p.m.—AA

Monday, May 10, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

7:00 p.m.—SV Lions Club


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

8:30 a.m.—Quilters

7:00 p.m.—Church Council Meeting

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

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

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

CANCELLED 7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, May 13, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards


Friday, May 14, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

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

4:00 p.m.—(UR) Food Packing


Saturday, May 15, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

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


Sunday, May 16, 2021

10:00 a.m.—Worship Service Parking Lot ~ Seventh Sunday of Easter

ONLINE (Youtube livestream link <--)

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

CANCELLED 7:00 p.m.—AA

Monday, May 17, 2021

CLOSED Church Office


Tuesday, May 18, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

8:30 a.m.—Quilters

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


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

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

CANCELLED 7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, May 20, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards

6:00 p.m.—Congregational Care & Outreach Meeting (Parking Lot)


Friday, May 21, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

4:00 p.m.—(UR) Food Packing


Saturday, May 22, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

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


Sunday, May 23, 2021





10:00 a.m.—Worship Service Parking Lot ~ Day of Pentecost

ONLINE (Youtube livestream link <--)

CANCELLED 7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, May 24, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

7:00 a.m.—June Angelus Deadline

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

8:30 a.m.—Quilters


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

p.m.—Food for Friends

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

CANCELLED 7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, May 27, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards


Friday, May 28, 2021

CLOSED Church Office


Saturday, May 29, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

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


Sunday, May 30, 2021

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

ONLINE (Youtube livestream link <--)

CANCELLED 7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, May 31, 2021







CLOSED Church Office


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.


During this time that the church is closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic,

please make your Offering Checks out to: New Jerusalem Church or NJELC

and mail it 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: Assorted Juices—Thank you for your contributions!

Food Bank Delivery:

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


(UR) Food Packing:

Friday, May 14 and 21, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.


Distribution Days: DRIVE THROUGH FOOD BANK PICK-UPS from 8:30–10:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 15 and Saturday, May 22, 2021.

Approximately 75 families were served in the month of April. We thank everyone for the continued food and monetary donations during these challenging times. Thank you to First UCC for providing Easter baskets to the children of the Food Bank. 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 75 families were served in the month of April. We thank everyone for the continued food and monetary donations during these challenging times. Thank you to First UCC for providing Easter baskets to the children of the Food Bank. 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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5 STARS ~ Food Bank for those in need, I am the wheels for one that goes there

as some just don't have transportation.


THUMBS UP ~ 'Stop the Hunger Campaign'—Hellertown Giant, the community, Second Harvest and volunteers need a big shout out for the support we have been receiving, especially for the last year when COVID-19 hit. Thank you for the generous support that everyone has shown for the Hellertown Area Community Food Bank housed at New Jerusalem Lutheran Church. Our church ha been closed for worship and other ministries, but felt it was important to support this cause even if it was done with drive-thru pick up for the safety of all.


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Community Outreach ~ NJELC participated in “Food for Friends” on Wednesday, March 24th, in Quakertown. The volunteers provided 140 meals to the less fortunate in the Quakertown area. The food was purchased using a Thrivent Action team. The meal consisted of fried chicken, carrots and hummus, and a bag of cookies. The next Food for Friends will be Wednesday, May 26th. If you are interested in supporting this ministry, please contact Bill Young at 610-797-8440.


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Thank you from ELCA: We are grateful of your special gift in support of ELCA World Hunger ministries. You are creating new beginnings . Thank you for sharing the hope of new life and the fullness of Christ’s joy.


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Thank you to all who directed their Thrivent Choice Dollars® to New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church. Your generosity is most appreciated.


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Thank you to all that donated cat items to 'A Bigger Purpose Kitten Rescue'.

We collected: 1--Cat carrier, 1--Cat bed, 290--Paper plates, 6 boxes--Tissues,

3 pks--Baby wipes, 1--Litter scoop, 3--Cat bowls, 4--Baby blankets, 4 pks--Toy mice, 100--Doggie pads, 104 lbs. of Kitty Litter, 72 cans--Cat food, 8--Paper towel rolls,

9 pks--Clorox wipes, 168--plastic spoons, and an Amazon gift card. Riley was very thrilled with our contributions!


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Thank you ~ I would like to thank each and every one for the cards, thoughts, and prayers, while I was hospitalized, and for my ongoing healing. Special thanks to Pastor Lisa for her visits and prayers of encouragement. In Christian Love, Glenn Cressman


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Thank you to all our Frontline and Essential Workers!






FOR 2021—2022 UPCOMING EVENTS



Geranium Sponsorship


The Altar Guild is accepting donations for geranium plants for Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021. If you would like to make a donation for geraniums, please complete the form below and return it to the church office by Sunday, May 16th.


Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________


Envelope #____________________________ Amount $______________________________


Dedication: _____________________________________________________________________________________


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Prime Timers will meet on

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 12:00 noon.

Please bring your own lunch.


At 1:00 p.m., the speaker, June Ravier, will speak to us about healing.

All are welcome.


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

Loretta Duch



Attention Families of Graduates of 2021:

We would like to share warm wishes and congratulations to your upcoming graduate(s) in the June Angelus.


Please send a short message regarding your grad by Sunday, May 23, 2021 to newjerelc@gmail.com. Information should include: name, school, and future plans. Thanks!

'Food for Friends' ~ Volunteers are needed to provide meals for the less fortunate in the Quakertown area at Richland Quakers on Mill Road & S. Main Street, Quakertown, PA 18951 on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.


If you are interested in supporting this ministry, please contact Bill Young at

610-797-8440.

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)


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2. _____________________________________________________________ ___________________


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


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.

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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Dear Parents and Students of Apple's Preschool,

Even though Apple's Preschool has been closed since mid-March of 2020, we all look forward to the time when we can open our classroom again. We pray that we may soon teach the children again in a safe and loving environment where we can see them grow in education, spirit, and body. We are continuing to receive applications and will open as soon as we are able.


We would love to hear from anyone interested in our program, please contact Miss Shani at shani@rcn.com or phone 610-838-0731.


We wish you all a very joyous, healthy, and safe 2021.


Be safe and healthy! Miss Shani


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Apple's Preschool Teachers and Classroom

Miss Shani, Miss Katrina, and Miss Denise


Our teachers are looking forward to a year filled

many new learning experiences in 2021–2022.

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

our teachers, school days and times, our philosophy, and upcoming events.

You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ApplesChurchPreschool.

Miss Shani, Miss Katrina, and Miss Denise


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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