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Ministries for October 1–31, 2020 and Upcoming Events

Updated: Oct 31, 2020



. . . in October

OUTDOOR/PARKING LOT WORSHIP BEGINS AT 10:00 A.M.

WITH PASTOR LISA BORRELL


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In case of a pastoral emergency,

please contact Pastor Lisa Borrell at 610-838-0731 or email MizLKB@aol.com.


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TO JOIN US AT 10:00 A.M. FOR OUR OUTDOOR/PARKING LOT SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES HELD AT NEW JERUSALEM EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH (RAIN OR SHINE) LOCATED AT 3232 APPLES CHURCH ROAD, BETHLEHEM, PA 18015.


PLEASE NOTE: STARTING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2020 AT 10:00 A.M. OUR WORSHIP SERVICES WILL BE INDOORS!




Hope to see you there!

Peace be with you.


Another month has gone by and we continue to work our way through the “new” normal. Our first outside worship service was held on June 14, 2020. There were a couple minor glitches but overall it was a success. We will continue to have our worship services outside, rain or shine. Feel free to bring your lawn chairs and sit outside your car while wearing your masks and social distance of 6 feet.

We will be expecting our members to follow these guidelines as well, or we will have to close up again.


OUTSIDE WORSHIP INFORMATION


Outside worship services began on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. That’s right, we are going to use our parking lot as our sanctuary. Council is trying to make this transition as seamless, safe and successful as possible! If you do not feel comfortable attending, feel free to continue to watch Pastor Lisa’s sermons on-line.

For those that are ready this will fill your needs; and those that might still be uncomfortable being around others, this might be a way of getting your feet wet before jumping into the pool.

We have made some slight changes, but it will not affect the impact of worship. These changes are to help keep everyone safe from COVID-19. These changes are: remain in car, no choir, less songs, no sharing of peace, offering at end of service, and communion will be done by prepackaged containers. There will be access to restrooms on the lower level of the church only.

You are probably wondering how this is going to work:

  1. An individual will greet you in the driveway and will hand you a bulletin and communion containers. The bulletins will be printed with everything you need. Please let the individual know how many communion containers will be needed for your passengers. The communion containers are ordered prepackaged and, unfortunately, do not offer gluten free wafers or wine. There is only one option for communion (wafer and grape juice). Feel free to bring your own “bread” to be used during communion. At the appropriate time you will tear off the first layer which will have your wafer. Then the second layer will have grape juice.

  2. After receiving these items, follow the direction of the parking attendants and park your vehicle. We will be adhering to the 6’ distance and wearing of masks/gloves. You will remain in your vehicle and tune in to 106.5 FM on your vehicle radio. Please be patient with our volunteers. A plan for entering and exiting the parking lot has been established to maintain safety for all, as this is new to everyone. It will be just like attending a drive-in movie, but different.

  3. After worship is done, please be patient exiting the parking lot. Again there will be parking attendants to guide us in the process. You will notice upon your exit of the parking lot, an individual will be collecting your offering.

GUIDELINES/RULES FOR OUTSIDE SERVICE

  • Everyone MUST remain in their vehicles or you can social distance by bringing your lawn chairs or blanket .

  • No entry into church building except to use the restroom on the lower level of the church.

  • Take all trash/recycling home with you after worship service.

  • Masks and gloves are encouraged even in your vehicle.

  • Be patient—what else do you have to do?

  • No children’s coloring packs will be available. Bring your own form of entertainment for your children. Service activity booklets will be available online for YOU to print and bring along!

  • Services will be held rain or shine.

Thank you to those that have been sending offerings in the mail or have been using the online Vanco portal. We are making sure all systems will be operating, our building is clean, and we are ready for worship when we get the green light! We are busy ordering supplies that will be necessary for us to commune together, as well as sanitizing supplies to keep us all safe. Our church congregation sticks together when the going gets tough. Please continue to support the ongoing work of New Jerusalem by sending in your offerings.

We hope you will consider attending our outside worship service. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Cindy Hart at 484-548-3937 or Sharon Bender at

610-597-8764.

BUILDING/ACTIVITIES GUIDELINES

  • Appropriate wearing of masks and gloves while in the building at ALL times.

  • No entry into the building prior to 10:00 a.m.

  • No entry into the office, except secretary and treasurer.

  • Offering envelopes should continue to be mailed or use the online Vanco portal, please refrain from dropping off at church.

  • Encourage continuation of zoom meetings (however, meetings of less than 25 attendees with appropriate 6’ distancing and masks is allowed).

  • Pick up of supplies or cleaning are allowed with two people at a time in one area.

  • Food bank will continue with curbside pickup. WORKERS MUST WEAR MASKS AT ALL TIMES.

  • NO EATING OR DRINKING INSIDE BUILDING. That requires one to remove their masks…a no-no.

Cindy Hart—New Jerusalem Council President


ONLINE SERVICES ARE OFFERED ON SUNDAY MORNINGS

New Jerusalem members are welcome to worship ONLINE with Pastor Lisa Borrell at Friedens Lutheran Church on Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. The link is https://friedenscentervalley.com/online-church-services.

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At 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings, you can log in to see a live stream Sunday worship service from St. John's Lutheran Church in Mayfair, PA, an area outside of Philadelphia. Pastor Daniel Eisenberg, whom some of you may remember from his youth group days at NJ, is the pastor there. He has graciously invited us to view his service on Facebook or through the church's website. The addresses are:

facebook.com/stjohns-mayfair or www.stjohnsmayfair.org.

If you use the church website, you will need to click on the light blue bar in the middle of the page.

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We thank Pastor Lisa and Pastor Dan for inviting us to join them

for their worship services.

Have a lovely day and prayers for a peaceful week ahead!

Stay safe and be well. Church Council

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

www.facebook.com/njelc3233/

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6

GOVERNOR TOM WOLF REOPENS NORTHAMPTON & LEHIGH COUNTIES IN JUNE, 2020.

As per the US Federal Government, social-distancing guidelines and the use of masks when you leave your home will remain in place.

All activities at New Jerusalem Church have been CANCELLED (AA, Lions Club, Apple's Preschool, card group, quilters, prime timers, etc.). We are asking everyone to refrain from entering the building unless absolutely necessary (secretary, church maintenance, cleaning staff, etc.) as the building has been sanitized. Church council is meeting virtually and there is a skeleton crew of food bank workers that are providing life sustaining supplies to families by curbside pick up. Of course, cancelling these services will affect us financially - so we encourage you to mail in your offering or use www.newjerlc.org/online-giving. The church continues to have expenses even when we are not worshiping under one roof.

Stay well, Cindy Hart–Church Council President

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COVID-19 UPDATE

We are all anxious to get back to our normal day to day activities. Due to the recent closings and cancellations, schedules of meetings and gatherings are tentative and are reliant on the status of social distancing requirements. Please continue to pray for those on the front line, putting themselves at risk every day, as well as those who have been affected by health issues. Continue to be safe, taking precautions seriously to prevent contracting and spreading the virus.

A message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton on COVID-19:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6Nd_T4R_EY






Thursday, October 1, 2020

CLOSED Church Office

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards

Friday, October 2, 2020

CLOSED Church Office

Saturday, October 3, 2020

CLOSED Church

CANCELLED Social Distancing Outdoor Movie Night

Sunday, October 4, 2020

8:30 a.m.—Online Worship ~ Pastor Lisa Borrell at Friedens Lutheran Church (www. friedenscentervalley.com) in Center Valley, PA

10:00 a.m.—Outdoor/Parking Lot Worship Service ~ 18th Sunday After Pentecost

10:00 a.m.—Online Worship ~ Pastor Daniel Eisenberg–St. John's Lutheran Church (www.stjohnsmayfair.org) in Mayfair, PA

CANCELLED 10:00 a.m.—Fellowship

CANCELLED 7:00 p.m.—AA

Monday, October 5, 2020

CLOSED Church Office

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

CANCELLED 7:00 p.m.—Boy Scouts


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

CLOSED Church Office

CANCELLED 9:00 a.m.—Quilters

6:00 p.m.—Worship & Music Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

CLOSED Church Office


Thursday, October 8, 2020

CLOSED Church Office

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards

Friday, October 9, 2020

CLOSED Church Office

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

CANCELLED Social Distancing Outdoor Movie Night

Saturday, October 10, 2020

CLOSED Church

Sunday, October 11, 2020

8:30 a.m.—Online Worship ~ Pastor Lisa Borrell at Friedens Lutheran Church (www. friedenscentervalley.com) in Center Valley, PA

10:00 a.m.—Outdoor/Parking Lot Worship Service ~ 19th Sunday After Pentecost

10:00 a.m.—Online Worship ~ Pastor Daniel Eisenberg–St. John's Lutheran Church (www.stjohnsmayfair.org) in Mayfair, PA

CANCELLED 10:00 a.m.—Fellowship

CANCELLED 7:00 p.m.—AA

Monday, October 12, 2020

CLOSED Church Office

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

CANCELLED 7:00 p.m.—Boy Scouts

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

CLOSED Church Office

CANCELLED 9:00 a.m.—Quilters

7:00 p.m.—Church Council Meeting

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

CLOSED Church Office

CANCELLED 7:00 p.m.—AA

Thursday, October 15, 2020

CLOSED Church Office

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards

Friday, October 16, 2020

CLOSED Church Office

Saturday, October 17, 2020

CLOSED Church

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


Sunday, October 18, 2020

8:30 a.m.—Online Worship ~ Pastor Lisa Borrell at Friedens Lutheran Church (www. friedenscentervalley.com) in Center Valley, PA

10:00 a.m.—Outdoor/Parking Lot Worship Service ~ 20th Sunday After Pentecost

10:00 a.m.—Online Worship ~ Pastor Daniel Eisenberg–St. John's Lutheran Church (www.stjohnsmayfair.org) in Mayfair, PA

CANCELLED 10:00 a.m.—Fellowship

CANCELLED 7:00 p.m.—AA

Monday, October 19, 2020

CLOSED Church Office

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

CANCELLED 7:00 p.m.—Boy Scouts

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

CLOSED Church Office CANCELLED 9:00 a.m.—Quilters

12:00 p.m.—Prime Timers (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

CLOSED Church Office

CANCELLED 7:00 p.m.—AA

Thursday, October 22, 2020

CLOSED Church Office

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards

Friday, October 23, 2020

CLOSED Church Office


Saturday, October 24, 2020

CLOSED Church

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

Sunday, October 25, 2020

8:30 a.m.—Online Worship ~ Pastor Lisa Borrell at Friedens Lutheran Church (www. friedenscentervalley.com) in Center Valley, PA

9:00–9:45 a.m.—Cross Training/Sunday School (see Mark Your Calendar below)

10:00 a.m.—Outdoor/Parking Lot Worship Service ~ 21st Sunday After Pentecost

10:00 a.m.—Online Worship ~ Pastor Daniel Eisenberg–St. John's Lutheran Church (www.stjohnsmayfair.org) in Mayfair, PA

CANCELLED 10:00 a.m.—Fellowship

CANCELLED 7:00 p.m.—AA

Monday, October 26, 2020

CLOSED Church Office

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

CANCELLED 7:00 p.m.—Boy Scouts


Tuesday, October 27, 2020

CLOSED Church Office

9:00 a.m.—November Angelus Deadline

CANCELLED 9:00 a.m.—Quilters


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

CLOSED Church Office

CANCELLED 7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, October 29 2020

CLOSED Church Office

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards

Friday, October 30, 2020

CLOSED Church Office


Saturday, October 31, 2020



HAPPY HALLOWEEN!



CLOSED Church

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














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.

Starting Sunday, October 4, 2020 ~ 2021 Giving Envelopes will be available for pickup 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’s and friends 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.) 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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Milk, It Does A Body Good ~ We are collecting clean, empty

2-quart plastic milk containers. Please bring them to Sunday worship and drop off when you pick up a bulletin. Thank you!



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New Jerusalem Community Food Bank

Current Needs: Cereal and Canned Items—Thank you for your contributions!

Food Bank Delivery:

Friday, October 9, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.


PLEASE NOTE CHANGES

Distribution Days: DRIVE THROUGH FOOD BANK PICK-UPS from 8:30–10:45 a.m. on Saturday, October 17 and Saturday, October 24, 2020.

Approximately 76 families were served in the month of September. We thank everyone for the continued food and monetary donations during this challenging time. 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!

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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,

Due to low enrollment prompted by the restrictions of Covid-19, Apple's Preschool will not be opening in September. However, we will reevaluate our options in the near future to hopefully have a reopening later in the year. We are sad to be closed temporarily and we miss the children so much.


We continue to return emails, calls, etc. for enrollment and would love to hear from anyone interested in our program. Please contact at: shani@rcn.com or

610-838-0731.


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 2020–2021.

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

We would like to give a big shout out and thank Pastor Lisa Borrell and Pastor Rick Brown for leading us in worship for our Outdoor Worship Services in June, July, August, and September. Thank you to Ed Walakovits for playing the organ and leading our songs. Thanks to everyone who makes our Outside Worship Services possible.


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Dearest members of New Jerusalem ~ What an exciting two weeks this has been! It has filled my heart to finally be on board with you and to get started in our ministry together. Chris and I feel extremely blessed and grateful for the wonderful welcome we have received and would like to thank you all for the fun Ice Cream social that was held on the 19th (hmm, how did we both end up winning the candy counting contest?? No, it wasn’t rigged! I’m crediting my sweet tooth for that triumph, for the festive balloons, mum plant, coffee (for Chris), and well wishes on the 20th, for the painting of my office giving it a fresh, bright look (Thank you, Jere!), and for the many affirmations as we begin our journey and partnership as Pastor and congregation. As I have stated previously, I do feel that we are starting at an advantage because of our former history. You already hold a special place in my heart. Blessings and peace be with you, Pastor Lisa


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Approximately 76 families were served in the month of September. We thank everyone for the continued food and monetary donations during this challenging time. We are so thankful for the generosity of our community! Thank you!


A special thank you to all the hard-working volunteers

who help keep the NJ Food Bank operating!


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Thank you to all our Frontline and Essential Workers!


FOR 2020–2021 UPCOMING EVENTS


Heavenly Father, I may not understand how everything will work out, but I trust You.

I don’t see a way, but I know You will make a way. I have faith that at this very moment, You are touching hearts, opening doors, lining up the right breaks,

and right opportunities. Things may look dark and bleak now,

but I have my faith In Jesus Christ. Amen

New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church Presents

Outdoor Social Distance Movie Nights

Welcome to the Spring Valley Sportsmen’s Club!

https://www.facebook.com/SpringValleyClub

We’re thrilled to partner with

New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church

for Outdoor Movie Nights this fall!


PLEASE NOTE: October 3rd and 9th Movie Nights have been CANCELLED


Spring Valley Sportsmen’s Club

1700–1798 Franklin Lane, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Entrance to the grounds will be any time after 6:45 p.m.

The movie will start at dusk (approximately 7:30 p.m.) depending on the daylight.


You can use any FM radio or bring a lawn chair and listen with the soundbar

Events can be cancelled at any time due to weather or ground conditions.


Below is a list of the dates and the movies that will be playing:

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020 Movie: 50 First Dates (Rated PG 13)

Date: Friday, September 25, 2020 Movie: Because of Winn Dixie (Rated PG)

CANCELLED Saturday, October 3, 2020 Movie: Anchorman (Rated PG 13)

CANCELLED Friday, October 9, 2020 Movie: Bohemian Rhapsody (Rated PG 13)


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Incorporated in 1943, the Spring Valley Sportsmen's Club, Inc. located at 1700-1798 Franklin Ln., Bethlehem, PA 18015 was formed to promote recreational activities and to assist in improving hunting, fishing and sporting activities in our community. The club’s cooperative trout nursery is one of 96 nurseries in Pennsylvania that works with the PA Fish & Boat Commission to raise and stock trout. Since its existence in 1995, the co-op trout nursery has stocked over 57,000 trout in local streams in Lehigh and Northampton counties.


Want to become a member or have questions? Contact Tony Schriffert at SpringValleySportsmensClub@gmail.com or call 610-838-2182. The annual Social membership dues are only $20. Meetings are typically the first Monday of the month at 8:00 p.m.


Check out our website at www.SpringValleySportsmen.com for rentals and more information and don’t forget to visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SpringValleyClub.


If you have any questions about events, contact Terry Ravier at 610-360-0956 or tsravier3@gmail.com.


Prime Timers will meet on

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at noon.

We will be visiting a goat farm!


Please be at the church par