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Servant Schedule & Sermon Topics for January 2023

Updated: Jan 28, 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, January 1, 2023

Acolyte: PJ Miller

Altar Guild: Sarah Parente & Barbara Young

Assistant to Pastor: Pat Leith

Assisting Minister: TBA

Chalister: TBA

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: TBA

Lector: Frank Petak, Jr.

Ushers: TBA


January 1, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~

1st Sunday of Christmas. As we celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas, our Gospel today confronts us with the death of innocent children at the hands of Herod. The birth of Christ does not remove the power of evil from our world, but its light gives us hope as we walk with all the “holy innocents” of past generations and today who have suffered unjustly. In our gathering around word and meal, God continues to redeem us, lift us up, and carry us as in days of old.


 

Servants for Sunday, January 8, 2023

​Acolyte: Zoey Bokan

Altar Guild: Tina McCardle & Janis Hadley

Assistant to Pastor: Jesse Hart

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: Tina Young, Pat Leith

Lector: Sharon Bender

Ushers: Children's Choir


January 8, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ Baptism of our Lord. In the waters of the Jordan, Jesus is revealed as the beloved Son of God. Through this great epiphany, Jesus fulfills all righteousness and becomes the servant of God who will bring forth justice and be a light to the nations. In the waters of baptism, we too are washed by the Word, anointed by the Spirit, and named God’s beloved children. Our baptismal mission is to proclaim good news to all who are oppressed or in need of God’s healing.

 

Servants for Sunday, January 15, 2023

Acolyte: Cole Miller

Altar Guild: Tina Young, Sharon Bender

Assistant to Pastor: Terry Ravier

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: Phyllis Reiss, Barb Brader

Lector: Angela Fulmer

Ushers: Caroline Skuba, Pat Leith


January 15, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ 2nd Sunday after Epiphany. Today’s Gospel opens with further reflection on Jesus’ baptism. He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world and the one anointed by the Spirit. In the liturgy we come and see Christ revealed among us in word and meal. We go forth to invite others to come and worship the Holy One and to receive the gifts of grace and peace made known among us.

 

Servants for Sunday, January 22, 2023

Acolyte: Abby Miller

Altar Guild: Kathy Shermetta, Sarah Acker

Assistant to Pastor: Pat Leith

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

Lector: Quinette Brucker

Ushers: TBA


Sunday, January 22, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ 3rd Sunday after Epiphany. Jesus begins his public ministry by calling fishers to leave their nets and follow Him. In Jesus the kingdom of God has come near! We who have walked in darkness have seen a great light. We see this light most profoundly in the cross— as God suffers with us and all who are oppressed by sickness, sin, or evil. Light dawns for us as we gather around the word, the font, and the holy table. We are then sent to share the good news that others may be “caught” in the net of God’s grace and mercy.


 

Servants for Sunday, January 29, 2023

Acolyte: PJ Miller

Altar Guild: Barb Young, Sarah Parente

Assistant to Pastor: Robin Rooth-Fogel

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: LeeAnn Malesky, Barb Young, Quinette Brucker

Lector: Marianne Zellner

Ushers: TBA


Sunday, January 29, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ 4th Sunday after Epiphany. Who are the blessed ones of God? For Micah, they are those who do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God. For Paul, they are the ones who find wisdom in the weakness of the cross. For Jesus, they are the poor, the meek, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, those who mourn, and those who hunger for righteousness. In baptism, we find our blessed identity and calling in this countercultural way of living and serving.


 

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! 3

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