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Servant Schedule & Sermon Topics for April 2023



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NEW JERUSALEM EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH SENDS

OUR BEST WISHES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

FOR A HAPPY, HEALTHY 2023!



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.

 

SERVANT SCHEDULES AND SERMON TOPICS


Greetings! Please consider volunteering to make our Worship Service safe and a success. We need you. We have several openings for volunteers. If you know someone who would love to help, and they do not have internet, feel free to give them my contact information. Robin (610-349-2586). Please help!


To Be Determined: Please use the sign-up sheets in the Narthex for volunteer opportunities, i.e., Acolytes, Pastor Assistants (Council Members), Assistant Ministers, Chalisters, Lectors, and Ushers. Thank you.


 


Servants for Sunday, April 2, 2023

Acolyte: PJ Miller

Altar Guild: Janis Hadley & Tina McCardle

Assistant to Pastor: Bill Young

Assisting Minister: TBA

Chalister: TBA

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: Joyce Leith & Tina Young

Lector: Various Readers

Technology: Angie Fulmer & Bill Young

Ushers: Rita Frey & Jere Reiss


April 2, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ Today, we encounter the paradox that defines our faith: Jesus Christ is glorified king and humiliated servant. We too are full of paradox: like Peter, we fervently desire to follow Christ, but find ourselves afraid, denying God. We wave palms in celebration today as Christ comes into our midst, and we follow with trepidation as His path leads to death on the cross. Amid it all we are invited into this paradoxical promise of life through Christ’s broken body and outpoured love in a meal of bread and wine. We begin this week that stands at the center of the church year, anticipating the completion of God’s astounding work.


 

Servants for Thursday, April 6, 2023

Acolyte: TBA

Altar Guild: TBA

Assistant to Pastor: TBA

Assisting Minister: TBA

Chalister: TBA

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: N/A

Lector: TBA

Technology: TBA

Ushers: TBA


April 6, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ This evening our Lenten observance comes to an end, and we gather with Christians around the world to celebrate the Three Days of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Tonight, we remember Christ’s last meal with His disciples, but the central focus is His commandment that we live out the promise embodied in this meal. As Jesus washed his disciples’ feet, so we are called to give and receive love in humble service to one another. Formed into a new body in Christ through this holy meal, we are transformed by the mercy we have received and carry it into the world. Departing worship in solemn silence, we anticipate the coming days.


 

April 7, 2023 ~ Worship Service at Frieden's Evangelical Lutheran Church at 7:00 p.m. ~ Life and death stand side by side as we enter into Good Friday. In John’s passion account, Jesus reveals the power and glory of God, even as He is put on trial and sentenced to death. Standing with the disciples at the foot of the cross, we pray for the whole world in the ancient bidding prayer, as Christ’s death offers life to all. We gather in solemn devotion, but always with the promise that the tree around which we assemble is indeed a tree of life. We depart silently, and we anticipate the culmination of the Three Days in the Easter Vigil.


 

Servants for Sunday, April 9, 2023

​Acolyte: Zoey Bokan

Altar Guild: Sharon Bender & Tina Young

Assistant to Pastor: Terry Ravier

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: N/A

Lector: Sharon Bender

Technology: Angie Fulmer & Bill Young

Ushers: LeeAnn Malesky & Phyllis Reiss


April 9, 2023 ~ Have a blessed Easter ~ Alleluia, Christ is Risen!

Brass Quartet Prelude at 9:30 a.m.

Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ This is the day the Lord has made! Christ is risen, and through Him all creation is made new! Indeed, “God shows no partiality” (Acts 10:34): Christ’s resurrection truly brings life to everyone. We sing hymns of praise, gather around sacred words, and proclaim God’s faithfulness, power, and love in the feast of holy communion. With the women at the tomb, we are astonished, elated, and grateful. We depart with joy to proclaim the good news of God’s endless love.

 


Servants for Sunday, April 16, 2023

Acolyte: Abby Miller

Altar Guild: Sarah Acker & Kathy Shermetta

Assistant to Pastor: Jesse Hart

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: Phyllis Reiss &

Kathy Shermetta

Lector: Amanda Bokan

Technology: Angie Fulmer & Bill Young

Ushers: Micah Miller & Tina Miller


April 16, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ In today’s gospel the risen Christ appears to the disciples and offers them the gift of peace. Even amid doubts and questions, we experience the resurrection in our Sunday gathering around word and meal, and in our everyday lives. Throughout the coming Sundays of Easter, the first two readings will be from the Acts of the Apostles and the first letter of Peter. Even as the early Christians proclaimed the resurrection, we rejoice in the new birth and living hope we receive in baptism.


 

Servants for Sunday, April 23, 2023

Acolyte: Cole Miller

Altar Guild: Sarah Parente & Barbara Young

Assistant to Pastor: Jesse Hart

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: Angie Fulmer, Denise Hoffert, Brenda Leister,

& Jayne Schrantz

Lector: Marianne Zellner

Technology: Angie Fulmer & Bill Young

Ushers: Cindy Hart & Vikki McCue


Sunday, April 23, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ Today’s gospel begins with two disciples walking to Emmaus, overcome with sadness, loss, and disappointment. They had hoped Jesus, who was crucified, would be the one to redeem Israel! Yet the risen Christ walks with them and then opens their eyes in the breaking of the bread. Each Sunday our hearts burn within us as the scriptures are proclaimed and Christ appears to us as bread is broken and wine is poured. The story of Emmaus becomes the pattern of our worship each Lord’s day.


 

Servants for Sunday, April 30, 2023

Acolyte: Jake Skubs

Altar Guild: Janis Hadley & Tina McCardle

Assistant to Pastor: Pat Leith

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: Quinette Brucker,

LeeAnn Malesky, & Barbara Young

Lector: Quinette Brucker

Technology: Angie Fulmer & Bill Young

Ushers: Sharon Bender & Terry Ravier


Sunday, April 30, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ Today is sometimes called “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Jesus is called the “gate” of the sheep in today’s gospel. The risen Christ opens the way to abundant life. He anoints our heads with oil and guides us beside the still waters of our baptism. Each Sunday He spreads a feast before us amid the world’s violence and war. We go forth to be signs of the resurrection and extend God’s tender care to all creation.


 


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​​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! 3

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