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Servant Schedule & Sermon Topics for July 2023

Updated: Aug 1, 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, July 2, 2023

Acolyte: TBA

Altar Guild: Sarah Parente & Barbara Young

Assistant to Pastor: Terry Ravier

Assisting Minister: TBA

Chalister: TBA

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: TBA

Lector: TBA

Technology: NO Live Stream

Usher(s): Rita Frey & Terry Ravier


Saturday, July 1, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 4:30 p.m. AND

Sunday, July 2, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ 5th Sunday of Pentecost ~ The welcome of baptism is for all God’s children. This baptismal gift sets us free from the power of sin and death. In today’s gospel, Christ promises that the disciple who gives a cup of cold water to the little ones serves Christ Himself. From worship we are sent on our baptismal mission: to serve the little ones of this world and to be a sign of God’s merciful welcome.


 

Servants for Sunday, July 9, 2023

​Acolyte: TBA

Altar Guild: Janis Hadley & Tina McCardle

Assistant to Pastor: TBA

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: TBA

Lector: Denise Hoffert

Technology: NO Live Stream

Usher(s): Jere & Phyllis Reiss


Sunday, June 9, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ 6th Sunday of Pentecost ~ The mystery of God’s ways is sometimes hidden from the wise and intelligent. Jesus associates with those often excluded from the religious community. Like Paul, we struggle with our own selfish desires and seek God’s mercy and forgiveness. We gather to be refreshed by Christ’s invitation: “Come to me, all you that are weary.” Gathered around word, water, and meal, we find rest for our souls.


 


Servants for Sunday, July 16, 2023

Acolyte: TBA

Altar Guild: Sharon Bender & Tina Young

Assistant to Pastor: Jesse Hart

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: TBA

Lector: Quinette Brucker

Technology: Angie Fulmer

Usher(s): Cindy Hart & Pat Leith


Sunday, July 16, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ 7th Sunday of Pentecost ~ God’s word is like the rain that waters the earth and brings forth vegetation. It is also like the sower who scatters seed indiscriminately. Our lives are like seeds sown in the earth. Even from what appears to be little, dormant, or dead, God promises a harvest. At the Lord’s table we are fed with the bread of life, that we may bear fruit in the world.


 


Servants for Sunday, July 23, 2023

Acolyte: TBA

Altar Guild: Sarah Acker & Kathy Shermetta

Assistant to Pastor: Bill Young

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: NO Coffee Hour

Lector: Sharon Bender

Technology: Bill Young

Usher(s): Gina Grekula & Tina Young


Sunday, July 23, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ 8th Sunday of Pentecost ~ It is an age-old question: why is there evil in the world? In the parable of the wheat and the weeds Jesus suggests that both grow together until the harvest. With Paul, we long for the day that all creation will be set free from bondage and suffering. Having both weeds and wheat within us, we humbly place our hope in the promises of God, and from the Lord’s table we go forth to bear the fruit of justice and mercy.


 


Servants for Sunday, July 30, 2023

Acolyte: TBA

Altar Guild: Sarah Parente & Barbara Young

Assistant to Pastor: Sarah Parente

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: CCL Committee

Lector: Sharon Bender

Technology: Bill Young

Usher(s): Sharon Bender


Sunday, July 30, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ 9th Sunday of Pentecost ~ As Solomon prays for wisdom, we seek to more deeply know the treasures of faith. In today’s gospel Jesus offers everyday images that reveal to us the reign of God: a tree that becomes a sheltering home, yeast that penetrates and expands, a treasured pearl, a net that gains a great catch. Even as we seek the riches of God’s reign, the great surprise is that God’s grace finds us first!


 


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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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