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Servant Schedule & Sermon Topics for May 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, May 4, 2024 ~ Worship Service at 4:30 p.m.

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Servants for Sunday, May 5, 2024

Assistant to Pastor:  Pat Leith

Lector:  Loretta Duch

Usher(s): Tina Young & Jayne Schrantz

Altar Guild: Barb Young & David Moser

Technology:  Angie Fulmer

Coffee/Fellowship Hour: Phyllis Reiss, Barb Brader

Sunday School Leader: Marianne Zellner & Sarah Parente


Sunday, May 5, 2024 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ 6th Sunday of Easter

This Sunday’s image of the life the risen Christ shares with us is the image of friendship. We are called to serve others as Jesus came to serve; but for John’s gospel, the image of servanthood is too hierarchical, too distant, to capture the essence of life with Christ. Friendship captures the love, the joy, the deep mutuality of the relationship into which Christ invites us. The Greeks believed that true friends are willing to die for each other. This is the mutual love of Christian community commanded by Christ and enabled by the Spirit.


 








Servants for Sunday, May 12, 2024

Assistant to Pastor:  Bill Young

Lector:  Bill Young

Usher(s): Ron Muschlitz & Jere Reiss

Altar Guild:  Tina McCardle & Sarah Parente

Technology:  Angie Fulmer

Coffee/Fellowship Hour:  Gina Grekula, Carol & Terry Knauss


Sunday, May 12, 2024 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ 7th Sunday of Easter

The gospel for Easter’s seventh Sunday is always taken from the long prayer Jesus prays for His followers in John’s gospel on the night before His death, and always includes Jesus’ desire that His followers will be one as He and the Father are one. This oneness is not mere doctrinal agreement or institutional unity, but mutual abiding, interpenetrating life, mutual love, and joy. This oneness is the work of the Spirit whom we have received but also await. Come, Holy Spirit! 


 







Servants for Sunday, May 19, 2024

Assistant to Pastor:  Joanne Robbins

Lector:  Sharon Bender

Usher(s): Donna & Megan Campbell

Altar Guild:  Sharon Bender & Tina Young

Technology:  Ben Fogel

Coffee/Fellowship Hour:  Robin Rooth-Fogel and Kathy Fenstermacher


Sunday, May 19, 2024 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ Day of Pentecost

Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. Crossing all boundaries that would separate us, the Spirit brings the wideness of God’s mercy to places we least expect it — to a crowd of strangers of different lands and tongues, to dry bones, to our weak hearts. Jesus promises His disciples that they will be accompanied by the Holy Spirit, and that this Spirit reveals the truth. We celebrate that we too have been visited with this same Spirit. Guided by the truth, we join together in worship, and then disperse to share the fullness of Christ’s love with the world.


 







Servants for Sunday, May 26, 2024 for 10:00 a.m.

Assistant to Pastor:  Sarah Parente

Lector:  David Moser

Usher(s): Jere & Phyllis Reiss

Altar Guild:  Kathy Shermetta & Sarah Acker

Technology:  Angie Fulmer

Coffee/Fellowship Hour:  Tina Young, Pat Leith


Sunday, May 26, 2024 ~ Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. ~ Holy Trinity

When we say God is the triune God, we are saying something about who God is beyond, before, and after the universe: that there is community within God. Our experience of this is reflected in Paul’s words today. When we pray to God as Jesus prayed to his Abba (an everyday, intimate parental address), the Spirit prays within us, creating between us and God the same relationship Jesus has with the one who sent Him.


 



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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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