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Ministries for October 1–31, 2021 and Upcoming Events

Updated: Oct 14, 2021



. . . in October



NEW JERUSALEM EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH SENDS

OUR BEST WISHES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

FOR A HAPPY, HEALTHY 2021!


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LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH - WHISPERS OF MY FATHER

by Vince Gill and Jenny Gill with Lyrics

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQi1qB_9tkQ


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May God fill you will his New goodness every day and

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


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And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you

with knowledge and understanding. Jeremiah 3:15


 

In case of a pastoral emergency,

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


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TO JOIN US AT NEW JERUSALEM EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 3233 APPLES CHURCH ROAD, BETHLEHEM, PA 18015 ON SUNDAY MORNING AT 10:00 A.M. FOR WORSHIP WITH PASTOR LISA AND ITS MEMBERS. IF YOU DO NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE ATTENDING SERVICES IN PERSON, YOU ARE WELCOME TO

JOIN US ONLINE AT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL CLICK HERE.


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FELLOWSHIP HOUR—INDOORS

on the 1st (October 3) and 3rd (October 17) Sunday of each month!

Remember to social distance.


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Any virus outbreak in the "in person" worshipping community will necessitate the

closing of the church until further notice when it is deemed safe to re-enter.


The Council understands if you do not feel comfortable attending in person worship just yet. We respect your decision and invite you to tune into the service (via the church’s website at Youtube livestream link) as it will be live streamed each Sunday.





Hope to see you there!

Peace be with you.


 

'INVITED' by Rev. Sarah Are

Reader Kris Thomas

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

You are invited, this invitation is for you!

 

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

www.facebook.com/njelc3233/


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

 

Friday, October 1, 2021

CLOSED Church Office


Saturday, October 2, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

10:00 a.m.—Pet Blessing (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Sunday, October 3, 2021

10:00 a.m.—Indoor Worship Service with Congregational Meeting following ~ Nineteenth Sunday of Pentecost

ONLINE (Youtube livestream link <--)

10:45 a.m.—Fellowship Hour

7:00 p.m.—AA

Monday, October 4, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

8:30 a.m.—Quilters


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

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

7:00 p.m.—Finance Committee Meeting

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, October 7, 2021

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


Friday, October 8, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

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


Saturday, October 9, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

1:00 p.m.—1st Annual Apple Festival (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Sunday, October 10, 2021








8:45 a.m.—Sunday School

9:30 a.m.—Children's Choir

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

ONLINE (Youtube livestream link <--)

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

1:00 p.m.—BINGO

6:00 p.m.—Confirmation Class

7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, October 11, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

8 :30 a.m.—Quilters

7:00 p.m.—Church Council Meeting


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

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

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, October 14, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

CANCELLED 1:00 p.m.—Cards


Friday, October 15, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

4:00 p.m.—(UR) Food Packing


Saturday, October 16, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

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


Sunday, October 17, 2021

8:45 a.m.—Sunday School

9:30 a.m.—Children's Choir

10:00 a.m.—Indoor Worship Service ~ Twenty-First Sunday of Pentecost

ONLINE (Youtube livestream link <--)

10:45 a.m.—Fellowship Hour

7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, October 18, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

7:00 p.m.—SV Lions Club Meeting


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

8:30 a.m.—Quilters

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

7:00 p.m.—Endowment Committee Meeting


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

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

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

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, October 21, 2021

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

7:00 p.m.—Congregational Care & Outreach Committee Meeting


Friday, October 22, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

4:00 p.m.—(UR) Food Packing


Saturday, October 23, 2021

CLOSED Church Office

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


Sunday, October 24, 2021





HARVEST HOME





8:45 a.m.—Sunday School

9:30 a.m.—Children's Choir

10:00 a.m.—Worship Service ~ Twenty-Second Sunday of Pentecost ONLINE Worship (Youtube livestream link <--)

6:00 p.m.—Confirmation Class

7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, October 25, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours


Tuesday, October 26, 2021

6:00–10:00 a.m.—Church Office Hours

7:00 a.m.—November Angelus Deadline

8:30 a.m.—Quilters


Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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

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

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, October 28, 2021

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

7:00 p.m.—Property Committee Meeting


Friday, October 29, 2021

CLOSED Church Office


Saturday, October 30, 2021

CLOSED Church Office


Sunday, October 31, 2021



REFORMATION SUNDAY



8:45 a.m.—Sunday School

9:30 a.m.—Children's Choir

10:00 a.m.—Indoor Worship Service ~ Reformation Sunday

ONLINE (Youtube livestream link <--)

7:00 p.m.—AA

 

2022 Giving Envelopes ~ Starting Sunday, October 17, 2021, 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


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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: Large Can Soups (Campbell's Chunky or Progresso) and Canned Fruit


Thank you for your contributions!

Food Bank Delivery: Friday, October 8, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.


(UR) Food Packing: Friday, October 15 and 22, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.


Distribution Days: Saturday, October 16 and 23, 2021 from 8:30–10:45 a.m.


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


A special thank you to all the hard-working volunteers

who help keep the NJ Food Bank operating!


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From Edward H. Ackerman American Legion Post 397: I wanted to personally thank you for the generous donation to our Legion Post. Your donation is a kind gesture and is greatly appreciated. All our donations assist us with helping veterans and their families within the community. Thank you again.

Sincerely, Commander Eric Medei.


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Thank you for your gift to Wreaths Across America, Cedar Hill Memorial Park. We are glad to have your support. Though your donation we are able to work towards our goal and hope to be able to place a wreath on all Veterans interred at Cedar Hill Memorial Park. You do make a difference to us and we are grateful.

Sincerely. Roseann M. Wieand, Location Coordinator.


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Thank you for the new addition to the choir room! Thanks to the many individual donations, fund raising events, and memorials, we were able to acquire a new piano. The instrument is a 2016 Essex upright which was designed by Steinway and manufactured abroad. The slightly used piano was acquired from John Ziener & Sons, Allentown and comes with a three year warranty on action and keys. You’re welcome to visit the choir room and see this wonderful addition.


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Thank you to all our Frontline and Essential Workers!

 






FOR 2021—2022 UPCOMING EVENTS


The new 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.


 

“SOCKTOBER” ~ From October 1 through October 31, 2021, we will be collecting NEW socks of all sizes, colors, patterns, and varieties. "Johnnie" will be collecting the socks in the narthex. These socks will be donated to those in need.

Warm Feet, Happy Hearts.


 

Rita Frey (New Jerusalem member) called the Cantelmi-Long Funeral Home to find out if they are doing the Stockings for Soldiers program this Christmas season. They are not participating this year, but gave Rita the name of another local company who is doing it. The Unangst Tree Farm in Bath is doing it as part of their Pumpkin Season Business http://www.unangst-treefarm.com/stockings-for-soldiers. Rita was forwarded this link to get more information on how they are handling things. The response to this drive was very enthusiastic from our congregation in the past. Here are the options for donating:

  • If anyone is interested in this, the deadline is very tight already. Rita would be willing to take any donations directly to the Unangst Farm by 10/31/21. Her email address is rita.frey@rcn.com. The link provides a list of desired items or to provide money for postage to mail the items. The link will direct you to the national page with a donation list from the https://www.stockingsforsoldiers.org/.

  • Donations can be dropped off anytime at Unangst Tree Farms (Unangst Tree Farms, 7317 Bethlehem-Bath Pike, Bath, PA 18014) during their regular Pumpkin Season Business Hours (Monday-Friday 12P-5P and Sat/Sun 10 A-6 P). Unangst Tree Farms thanks you in advance for participating in their efforts to brighten a soldier's life while being away from family and loved ones during the Christmas Season! Donations MUST be at the farm by October 31st at 5 PM at the latest.

  • There is an option to order from Amazon & send things directly https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2GTE4I9HTO1VY?ref=cm_sw_em_r_wl_dp_yniTEcXOEqOYq, this link can also be found at the stockingforsoldiers website listed above.

Thank you!


 



IT'S BACK!

BINGO will be held on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.




 


CANDY DONATIONS are needed for Sunday, October 24th's SV Halloween Parade at 2:00 p.m. If you are willing and able, please drop off a bag or two of candy (individually wrapped) for the parade at the Hellertown Post Office at

660 Delaware Ave in Hellertown and spread the word. It would be greatly appreciated by all.


 


HARVEST HOME will be celebrated on Sunday, October 24, 2021. Boxed or canned foods should be brought to the church by Friday, October 22nd and placed in the basket in the Narthex marked “Harvest Home.” Thank you!


 

HONORING VETERANS ~ Once again, we will be honoring our church family/friends that were or are in the military on Sunday, November 7, 2021. If you wish to add your family member or friend to the current list, please contact Cindy Hart at 484-548-3937 or cmh505@lehigh.edu.

Deadline for submitting your information will be Sunday, October 24th.


 



January 2022: Annual Ladies Retreat


PLEASE NOTE: Return the form below to Terry Ravier or email tsravier3@gmail.com by September 19, 2021.

St. Francis Renewal Center will host small retreats with COVID guidelines.

The two major things are everyone must be fully vaccinated and you must stay the complete weekend. Everything is subject to change as winter approaches.

For now, this form is just a letter of interest not a payment commitment.

The weekend is January 21–23, 2022. The cost TDB later will be close to previous years $175.00 per person.


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ANNUAL LADIES RETREAT—St. Francis Renewal Center—January 2022


I (your name) _______________________________________ would like to have correspondence for the Women's Retreat.


Phone Number: ____________________________


Choice of Room (circle one): Single or Roommate. Roommate is cheaper.


 


ZACHARY FOGEL is working on his Eagle Scout project.

He will be cleaning the church basement here at NJELC. He is looking for someone to sponsor him with a Thrivent Action Team. Please contact Zachary at rrfogel@ptd.net or call 610-349-2586.


 


PET BLESSING ~ Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 10:00–11:30 a.m. in the church parking lot (weather permitting).




 




and Vendors...St. Paul’s Third Lutheran Church located at 2561 Newburg Road, Easton, PA 18045, is hosting a Craft and Vendor Show on October 2, 2021 and would love to have you to join them. If you know someone who is crafty and would like to sell their talent, here’s their chance. Spread the word. $25 per space. Please see the registration form to find out how at https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Lutheran-Church/St-Pauls-Third-Lutheran-Church-107338192735200/ or call 610-258-0875.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR ~ Please join us for our 1ST ANNUAL APPLE FESTIVAL at New Jerusalem "Apples" Church on Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Food, games, and music.



Wish List for the Apple Festival: Glassware ~ any kind

(drop of at the church), baked goods (for that day) ~

please let Angie know if you are interested.

Any questions please see Angie Fulmer at church or

email fulmera87@gmail.com.


 

New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church Sunday School News


Sunday School will resume weekly classes beginning Sunday, October 10, 2021 and classes will meet from 8:45–9:30 a.m.


Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to participate. Interested families are asked to complete a registration form for each child. (Forms are also available in the Narthex.) Teachers and helpers are needed as well. Please let Marianne Zellner know if you are willing to help (beachbummez@ptd.net or

610-216-1016).


A children’s choir will also be offered from 9:30–9:50 a.m. following Sunday School for any children interested. The kids will learn songs to share during worship periodically throughout the year and for fun and may even prepare a Christmas program if there is interest.



Children will need to be picked up from Sunday School promptly at 9:30 a.m. unless participating in the Children’s Choir. In that case, parents should be ready to take charge of their children by 9:50 a.m. in preparation for worship.

Please click on the link Sunday School Registration to submit your registration form or print out the form below.


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Prime Timers will meet on


Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 12:00 noon.


We will be playing BINGO!

Please bring a lunch and enjoy the afternoon—all are welcome.


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


 


 




ADVENT SEASON ~ Are you interested in doing a family Advent reading and lighting of the Advent candle this year? Please see the sign-up sheet on the Narthex bulletin board.




 



January 2022: Annual Ladies Retreat


St. Francis Renewal Center will host small retreats with COVID guidelines.

The two major things are everyone must be fully vaccinated and you must stay the complete weekend. Everything is subject to change as winter approaches.

For now, this form is just a letter of interest not a payment commitment.

The weekend is January 21–23, 2022. The cost TDB later will be close to previous years $175.00 per person.


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ANNUAL LADIES RETREAT—St. Francis Renewal Center—January 2022

PLEASE NOTE: Return the form below to Terry Ravier or email tsravier3@gmail.com by September 19, 2021.


I (your name) _______________________________________ would like to have correspondence for the Women's Retreat.


Phone Number: ____________________________


Choice of Room (circle one): Single or Roommate. Roommate is cheaper.


 




PLEASE NOTE: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

2022National Youth Gathering Meeting

at New Jerusalem Lutheran Church.


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.



 

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. 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)