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Servant Schedule & Sermon Topics for February 2024



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NEW JERUSALEM EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH SENDS

OUR BEST WISHES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

FOR A HAPPY, HEALTHY 2024!



May God fill you will his 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.


 

PLEASE NOTE: Our Saturday worship service will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.


Servants for Sunday, February 4, 2024

Altar Guild: Sarah Acker, Kathy Shermetta

Assistant to Pastor: Sarah Parente

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

Lector: Brenda Leister

Sunday School Leader: TBD

Technology: TBD

Usher(s): TBD


Sunday, February 4, 2024 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ 5th Sunday after Epiphany ~ In Isaiah the one God who sits above the earth and numbers the stars also strengthens the powerless. So in Jesus’ healing work, we see the hand of the creator God, lifting up the sick woman to health and service (diakonia). Like Simon’s mother-in-law, we are lifted up and healed to serve. Following Jesus, we strengthen the powerless; like Jesus, we seek to renew our own strength in quiet times of prayer.


 


Servants for Sunday, February 11, 2024

Altar Guild: Sarah Parente, Barbara Young

Assistant to Pastor: Pat Leith

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: Pat Leith & Tina Young

Lector: Sharon Bender

Sunday School Leader: TBD

Technology: TBD

Usher(s): Sharon Bender


Saturday, February 10, 2024 ~ Worship Service at 4:30 p.m.

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Sunday, February 11, 2024 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~

Transfiguration of Our Lord ~ The Sundays after Epiphany began with Jesus’ baptism and end with three disciples’ vision of his transfiguration. In Mark’s story of Jesus’ baptism, apparently only Jesus sees the Spirit descending and hears the words from heaven. But now Jesus’ three closest friends hear the same words naming him God’s Beloved. As believers, Paul writes, we are enabled to see the God-light in Jesus’ face, because the same God who created light in the first place has shone in our hearts to give us that vision. The light of God’s glory in Jesus has enlightened us through baptism and shines in us also for others to see.


 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 ~ 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 18, 2024

Altar Guild: TBD

Assistant to Pastor: Ben Fogel

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: Kathy Fenstermacher & Robin Rooth-Fogel

Lector: TBD

Sunday School Leader: TBD

Technology: TBD

Usher(s): TBD


Sunday, February 18, 2024 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~

1st Sunday in Lent ~ On Ash Wednesday the church began its journey toward baptismal immersion in the death and resurrection of Christ. This year, the Sundays in Lent lead us to focus on five covenants God makes in the Hebrew Scriptures and to use them as lenses through which to view baptism. First, Peter connects the way God saved Noah’s family in the flood with the way God saves us through the water of baptism. The baptismal covenant is made with us individually, but the new life we are given in baptism is for the sake of the whole world.


 



Servants for Sunday, February 25, 2024 for 10:00 a.m.

Altar Guild:  TBD

Assistant to Pastor: TBD

Coffee/Fellowship Hour:  Gina Grekula, Carol & Terry Knauss

Lector:  Mark Brownson

Sunday School Leader:  TBD

Technology:  Ben Fogel

Usher(s): Sharon Weiser


Sunday, February 25, 2024 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~

2nd Sunday in Lent ~ The second covenant in this year’s Lenten readings is the one made with Abraham and Sarah: God’s promise to make them the ancestors of many, with whom God will remain in everlasting covenant. Paul says this promise comes to all who share Abraham’s faith in the God who brings life into being where there was no life. We receive this baptismal promise of resurrection life in faith. Sarah and Abraham receive new names as a sign of the covenant, and we, too, get new identities in baptism as we put on Christ.


 


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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