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Servant Schedule & Sermon Topics for January 2024

Updated: Jan 7



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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.


 


Servants for Saturday, January 6, 2024

and

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Altar Guild: Sarah Acker, Kathy Shermetta

Assistant to Pastor: TBD

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: TBD

Lector: Frank Petak, Jr.

Sunday School Leader: TBD

Technology: TBD

Usher(s): Kathy Shermetta


Saturday, January 6, 2024 (CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER)

and

Sunday, January 7, 2024  (CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER) ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ Baptism of our Lord ~ Our re-creation in baptism is an image of the Genesis creation , where the Spirit of God moved over the waters. Both Mark’s gospel and the story in Acts make clear that it is the Spirit’s movement that distinguishes Jesus’ baptism from John’s. The Spirit has come upon us as upon Jesus and the Ephesians, calling us God’s beloved children and setting us on Jesus’ mission to re-create the world in the image of God’s vision of justice and peace.


 

Servants for Sunday, January 14, 2024

Altar Guild: Sarah Parente, Barbara Young

Assistant to Pastor: TBD

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: TBD

Lector: Dave Moser

Sunday School Leader: TBD

Technology: TBD

Usher(s): Denise Hoffert


Sunday, January 14, 2024 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~

2nd Sunday after Epiphany ~ All the baptized have a calling in God’s world. God calls not just pastors and deacons but also the youngest child, like Samuel. The story of the calling of Nathanael plays with the idea of place. Nathanael initially dismisses Jesus because he comes from Nazareth. But where we come from isn’t important; it’s where—or rather whom—we come to. Jesus refers to Jacob, who had a vision in a place he called “the house of God, and . . . the gate of heaven” (Gen. 28:17). Jesus says he himself is the place where Nathanael will meet God.


 


Servants for Sunday, January 21, 2024

Altar Guild: Janis Hadley, Tina McCardle

Assistant to Pastor: TBD

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: TBD

Lector: Marianne Zellner

Sunday School Leader: TBD

Technology: TBD

Usher(s): Deb & Kevin Schrantz


Sunday, January 21, 2024 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~

3rd Sunday after Epiphany ~ As we continue through the time after Epiphany, stories of the call to discipleship show us the implications of our baptismal calling to show Christ to the world. Jesus begins proclaiming the good news and calling people to repentance right after John the Baptist is arrested for preaching in a similar way. Knowing that John was later executed, we see at the very outset the cost of discipleship. Still, the two sets of brothers leave everything they have known and worked for all their lives to follow Jesus and fish for people.

 




Servants for Sunday, January 28, 2024 for 10:00 a.m.

Altar Guild: Sharon Bender, Tina Young

Assistant to Pastor: TBD

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: TBD

Lector: Cindy Ziegler

Sunday School Leader: TBD

Technology: TBD

Usher(s): Megan Campbell, Jayne Schrantz


Sunday, January 28, 2024 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~

4th Sunday after Epiphany ~ In Deuteronomy God promises to raise up a prophet like Moses, who will speak for God; in Psalm 111 God shows the people the power of God’s works. For the church these are ways of pointing to the unique authority people sensed in Jesus’ actions and words. We encounter that authority in God’s word, around which we gather, the word that prevails over any lesser spirit that would claim power over us, freeing us to follow Jesus.


 


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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