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Servant Schedule & Sermon Topics for February 2023

Updated: Mar 1, 2023

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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



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, February 5, 2023

Acolyte: Zoey Bokan

Altar Guild: Janis Hadley & Tina McCardle

Assistant to Pastor: Caroline Skuba

Assisting Minister: TBA

Chalister: TBA

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: Pat Leith & Tina Young

Lector: Denise Hoffert

Technology: Bill Young & Brady Skuba

Ushers: LeeAnn Malesky & Tammy Welch

February 5, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ 5th Sunday after Epiphany.

Light shines in the darkness for the upright, the psalmist sings. Isaiah declares that when we loose the bonds of injustice and share our bread with the hungry, the light breaks forth like the dawn. In another passage from the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus, the light of the world, calls his followers to let the light of their good works shine before others. Through baptism we are sent into the world to shine with the light of Christ.


Servants for Sunday, February 12, 2023

​Acolyte: Cole Miller

Altar Guild: Sharon Bender & Tina Young

Assistant to Pastor: Terry Ravier

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: Phyllis Reiss &

Kathy Shermetta

Lector: Marianne Zellner

Technology: Bill Young & Brady Skuba

Ushers: Rita Frey & Phyllis Reiss

February 12, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ 6th Sunday after Epiphany.

In today’s reading from Deuteronomy we are called to choose life by loving and obeying God. Much of today’s gospel reading echoes portions of the Ten Commandments. Jesus’ instructions to the crowd reveal a pattern of behavior that honors both God and the neighbor, resulting in life and health for the whole community. We too are invited to embrace these commandments, not out of fear of retribution, but because God has promised that to do so means life for us.


Servants for Sunday, February 19, 2023

Acolyte: PJ Miller

Altar Guild: Sarah Acker & Kathy Shermetta

Assistant to Pastor: Pat Leith

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

Lector: Sharon Bender

Technology: Angie Fulmer

Ushers: Sharon Bender & Vickie McCue

February 19, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ Transfiguration of Our Lord.

Today’s festival is a bridge between the Advent-Christmas-Epiphany cycle that comes to a close today and the Lent-Easter cycle that begins in several days. On a high mountain Jesus is revealed as God’s beloved Son, echoing the words at his baptism. This vision of glory sustains us as Jesus faces his impending death in Jerusalem. We turn this week to Ash Wednesday and our yearly baptismal journey from Lent to Easter. Some churches put aside the alleluia at the conclusion of today’s liturgy. This word of joy will be omitted during the penitential season of Lent and will be sung again at Easter.


Servants for Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Acolyte: TBA

Altar Guild: TBA

Assistant to Pastor: TBA

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: N/A

Lector: TBA

Technology: TBA

Ushers: TBA

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 7:30 p.m. ~ Ash Wednesday.

On Ash Wednesday we begin our forty-day journey toward Easter with a day of fasting and repentance. Marking our foreheads with dust, we acknowledge that we die and return to the earth. At the same time, the dust traces the life-giving cross indelibly marked on our foreheads at baptism. While we journey through Lent to return to God, we have already been reconciled to God through Christ. We humbly pray for God to make our hearts clean while we rejoice that “now is the day of salvation.” Returning to our baptismal call, we more intentionally bear the fruits of mercy and justice in the world.


Servants for Sunday, February 26, 2023

Acolyte: Abby Miller

Altar Guild: Sarah Parente & Barbara Young

Assistant to Pastor: Bill Young

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: Quinette Brucker, LeeAnn Malesky, & Barbara Young

Lector: Amanda Bokan

Ushers: Joyce Leith & Tina Young

Sunday, February 26, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ 1st Sunday in Lent. Today's gospel tells of Jesus’ temptation in the desert. His forty-day fast becomes the basis of our Lenten pilgrimage. In the early church Lent was a time of intense preparation for those to be baptized at the Easter Vigil. This catechetical focus on the meaning of faith is at the heart of our Lenten journey to the baptismal waters of Easter. Hungry for God’s mercy, we receive the bread of life to nourish us for the days ahead.



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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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