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Servant Schedule & Sermon Topics for June 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.


 








Saturday, June 1, 2024 ~ Worship Service at 4:30 p.m.

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Servants for Sunday, June 2, 2024

Assistant to Pastor ~ Ben Fogel

Lector ~ Frank Petak, Jr.

Ushers ~ Tina Young & Gina Grekula

Altar Guild ~ Barbara Young & Dave Moser

Technology ~ Bill Young/Angie Fulmer

Coffee Hour ~ Tammy Welch & Larry Brown, Ron Muschlitz


Sunday, June 2, 2024 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ 2nd Sunday of Pentecost

Deuteronomy makes clear that sabbath-keeping is meant for the welfare of all. God delivered the Israelites out of slavery, so they should observe this freedom with a day of rest. No one should work seven days a week; even slaves and foreigners should be able to rest. Yet human beings can turn even the most liberating religious practice into a life-destroying rule. Jesus does not reject sabbath-keeping, but defends its original life-enhancing meaning. Our worship and our religious way of life are to lead to restoration: the hungry being fed and the sick being healed.


 








Servants for Sunday, June 9, 2024

Assistant to Pastor ~ Sarah Parente

Lector ~ Cindy Ziegler

Usher ~ Sharon Bender

Altar Guild ~ Sarah Parente & Tina McCardle

Technology ~ Ben Fogel

Coffee Hour ~ Phyllis Reiss & Kathy Shermetta


Sunday, June 9, 2024 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ 3rd Sunday of Pentecost

A house divided against itself cannot stand. Jesus makes this observation in light of charges that he is possessed. He is possessed, not by a demon, but by the Holy Spirit. We who have received the Holy Spirit through baptism have been joined to Christ’s death and resurrection and knit together in the body of Christ. Those with whom we sing and pray this day are Jesus’ family. With them we go forth in peace to do the will of God.


 







Servants for Sunday, June 16, 2024

Assistant to Pastor ~ Joanne Robbins

Lector ~ Denise Hoffert

Usher ~ Jeff Rieger

Altar Guild ~ Sharon Bender & Tina Young

Technology ~ Bill Young/Angie Fulmer

Coffee Hour ~ Angie Fulmer, Denise Hoffert, Brenda Leister, Jayne Schrantz


Sunday, June 16, 2024 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ 4th Sunday of Pentecost

The mustard seed becomes a great shrub that shelters the birds, recalling ancient images of the tree of life. We’d expect a cedar or a sequoia, but Jesus finds the power of God better imaged in a tiny, no-account seed. It’s not the way we expect divine activity to look. Yet the tree of life is here, in the cross around which we gather, the tree into which we are grafted through baptism, the true vine that nourishes us with its fruit in the cup we share. It may not appear all that impressive, but while nobody’s looking it grows with a power beyond our understanding.


 







Servants for Sunday, June 23, 2024 for 10:00 a.m.

Outdoor Worship and Church Picnic

Assistant to Pastor ~ Terry Ravier

Lector ~ Amanda Bokan


Sunday, June 23, 2024 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ 5th Sunday of Pentecost

Now is the acceptable time; now is the day of salvation! Now we are in the storm, the boat almost swamped; but Jesus is here now, and when we call Him, He will calm the storm. Even the wind and waves listen to Him as they would to their creator. We also listen to Him and are called to believe in the power of God’s word in Him, a power greater than all that we fear.


 







Servants for Sunday, June 30, 2024 for 10:00 a.m.

Assistant to Pastor ~ Jesse Hart

Lector ~ Bill Young

Ushers ~ TBA

Altar Guild ~ Barbara Young & Dave Moser

Technology ~ TBA

Coffee Hour ~ Gina Grekula, Carol & Terry Knauss


Sunday, June 30, 2024 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ 6th SUnday of Pentecost

A woman finds healing by touching Jesus’ cloak, and a girl is restored to life when He takes her by the hand. In both cases a boundary is crossed: in Jesus’ time the hemorrhaging woman was considered ritually unclean, polluting others by her touch, and anyone who touched a corpse also became unclean. In Mark’s gospel Jesus breaks down barriers, from His first meal at a tax collector’s house to His last breath on the cross as the temple curtain is torn in two. We dare to touch Jesus in our “uncleanness” and to live as a community that defines no one as an outsider.

 



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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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