Servant Schedule & Sermon Topics for May 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, May 7, 2023
Acolyte: Abby Miller
Altar Guild: Sarah Parente & Barbara Young
Assistant to Pastor: Terry Ravier
Assisting Minister: TBA
Coffee/Fellowship Hour: Kathy Fenstermacher & Robin Rooth-Fogel
Lector: Frank Petak, Jr.
Technology: Ben Fogel
Ushers: Jesse Hart & Vikki McCue
May 7, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ As we continue to celebrate the fifty days of Easter, today’s gospel includes Jesus’ promise that He goes to prepare a place for His followers in His Father’s house. Our baptism commissions us to share Jesus’ mission in the world. As 1 Peter reminds us, we are a holy people, called to proclaim the one who called us out of darkness into light. In words and deeds, we bear witness to the risen Christ—our way, our truth, our life.
Servants for Sunday, May 14, 2023
Acolyte: Zoey Bokan
Altar Guild: Janis Hadley & Tina McCardle
Assistant to Pastor: Pat Leith
Coffee/Fellowship Hour: Barb Brader & Phyllis Reiss
Lector: Dave Moser
Technology: Brady Skuba
Ushers: Jayne Schrantz
May 14, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ Jesus does not abandon His followers. Through the Holy Spirit, Jesus comes to abide with His disciples of every generation. As Pentecost draws near, we are reminded that the risen Christ dwells in us as the Spirit of truth. We receive this Spirit in baptism and pray that in our gathering around the Lord’s table the Spirit will transform us to be the body of the risen Christ in the world.
Servants for Sunday, May 21, 2023
Acolyte: PJ Miller
Altar Guild: Sharon Bender & Tina Young
Assistant to Pastor: Sarah Parente
Coffee/Fellowship Hour: Angie Fulmer,
Denise Hoffert, Brenda Leister, Jayne Schrantz
Lector: Marianne Zellner
Technology: Angie Fulmer
Ushers: Sarah Parente
May 21, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ In these days between Ascension and Pentecost, we gather with the disciples in the upper room, waiting for the Spirit to transform the church around the world. In today’s gospel Jesus prays for his followers and for their mission in his name. Amid religious, social, and economic divisions, we seek the unity that Jesus had with His Father. Made one in baptism, we go forth to live our faith in the world, eager for the unity that God intends for the whole human family.
Servants for Sunday, May 28, 2023
Acolyte: Cole Miller
Altar Guild: Sarah Acker & Kathy Shermetta
Assistant to Pastor: TBA
Coffee/Fellowship Hour: Pat Leith & Tina Young
Lector: Sharon Bender
Technology: Bill Young
Sunday, May 28, 2023 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ Day of Pentecost ~ Pentecost derives its name from the Jewish festival celebrating the harvest and the giving of the law on Mount Sinai fifty days after Passover. Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the Holy Spirit as God’s presence within and among us. In Acts, the Spirit arrives in rushing wind and flame, bringing God’s presence to all people. Paul reminds us that though we each have different capacities, we are unified in the Spirit that equips us with these gifts. Jesus breathes the Holy Spirit on His disciples, empowering them to forgive sin. We celebrate that we, too, are given the breath of the Holy Spirit and sent out to proclaim God’s redeeming love to all the world!
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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!