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Servant Schedule & Sermon Topics for December 2021

Updated: Dec 3, 2021



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NEW JERUSALEM EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH SENDS

OUR BEST WISHES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

FOR A BLESSED CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY, HEALTHY 2022!


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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!

 

In case of a pastoral emergency,

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


 



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 OUR INDOOR 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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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.


 

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.

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Servants for Sunday, December 5, 2021

​Acolyte: TBA

Altar Guild: Sarah Acker & Kathy Shermetta

Assistant to Pastor: Cindy Hart

Assisting Minister: TBA

Chalister: TBA

Fellowship Hour: TBA

Lector: Frank Petak, Jr.

Ushers: TBA


Sunday, December 5, 2021 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ 2nd Sunday of Advent. Forerunners and messengers advance the advent of our God. While John the baptizer’s voice in the wilderness may be the principal focus of the day, Malachi’s prophecy could as easily herald the coming Christ as forerunner of the Lord of hosts. Finally, all the baptized are called to participate in the sharing of the gospel. In so doing we prepare the way for the coming of Jesus and assist all people in capturing a vision of the “salvation of God.

 

Servants for Sunday, December 12, 2021

Acolyte: TBA

Altar Guild: Janis Hadley, Sarah Parente,

& Barbara Young

Assistant to Pastor: Cindy Ziegler

Assisting Minister: TBA

Chalister: TBA

Fellowship Hour: TBA

Lector: TBA

Ushers: TBA


Sunday, December 12, 2021 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ 3rd Sunday of Advent. Christ’s presence in our midst in the wonder of the holy supper is cause for singing. The nearness of the God in prayer, in every circumstance, is cause for rejoicing. The coming of one “more powerful” than John, even with a winnowing fork in hand, is good news—and cause for exultation—for us who are being saved. Great joy is the tone for the third Sunday of Advent.

 

Servants for Sunday, December 19, 2021

Acolyte: TBA

Altar Guild: Loretta Duch & Tina McCardle

Assistant to Pastor: Robin Rooth-Fogel

Assisting Minister: TBA

Chalister: TBA

Fellowship Hour: TBA

Lector: TBA

Ushers: TBA


Sunday, December 19, 2021 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ 4th Sunday of Advent. Cradle and cross are inextricably connected on the fourth Sunday of Advent. Between a lovely tribute to the little town of Bethlehem and Mary’s magnificent song of praise, the letter to the Hebrews reminds us in no uncertain terms that Christ’s advent is for “the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” It is the kind of tension in which the church always lives as when in holy communion—with high delight—“we proclaim the Lord’s death.”

 

4:00 p.m., Friday, December 24, 2021

Christmas Eve Family Service ~ Servants

Acolyte: TBA

Altar Guild: All

Assistant to Pastor: Barbara Young

Assisting Minister: TBA

Chalister: TBA

Fellowship Hour: NO

Lector: Sarah Parente

Ushers: TBA





8:00 p.m., Friday, December 24, 2021

Christmas Eve Service ~ Servants

Acolyte: TBA

Altar Guild: ALL

Assistant to Pastor: TBA

Assisting Minister: TBA

Chalister: TBA

Fellowship Hour: NO

Lector: Denise Hoffert

Ushers: TBA


Friday, December 24, 2021 ~ CHRISTMAS EVE Worship Service at 4:00 and 8:00 p.m.

In winter’s deepest night, we welcome the light of the Christ child. Isaiah declares that the light of the long-promised king will illumine the world and bring endless peace and justice. Paul reminds us that the grace of God through Jesus Christ brings salvation to all people. The angels declare that Jesus’ birth is good and joyful news for everyone, including lowly shepherds. Filled with the light that shines in our lives, we go forth to share the light of Christ with the whole world.


 

Servants for Sunday, December 26, 2021

Acolyte: TBA

Altar Guild: Barbara Young

Assistant to Pastor: Kathy Fenstermacher

Assisting Minister: TBA

Chalister: TBA

Fellowship Hour: TBA

Lector: TBA

Ushers: TBA


Sunday, December 26, 2021 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ 1st Sunday of Christmas ~ A service of lessons and carols. On the first Sunday of Christmas we find the boy Samuel and the boy Jesus, both in the temple, both growing in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and humankind. We too have returned to the house of God “to sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God,” who has gifted us with a savior. As the festival continues, “let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.” It is Christmas, still.


 

PLEASE JOIN US SUNDAY MORNING AT 10:00 A.M. FOR WORSHIP

AND FOR OUR

CHRISTMAS EVE FAMILY WORSHIP SERVICE AT 4:00 P.M.

BRASS PRELUDES AT 7:30 P.M.

CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP SERVICE AT 8:00 P.M.

OR VISIT OUR ONLINE SERVICES ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL CLICK HERE.


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Thank you to those that have been sending offerings in the mail or have been using the online Vanco portal. Please continue to support the ongoing work of New Jerusalem by sending in your offerings.

 

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

 

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

 

THINK SPRING!


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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!


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