New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church

3233 Apples Church Road

Bethlehem, PA 18015

Sunday Worship: 9:00 AM

Saturday Worship: 6:00 PM

(1st Saturday of the Month)

Sunday Church School: 10:30 AM (Sept-May)

Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Mon-Fri)



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April 2017 Thank You's

April 23, 2017




A Big Thank You ~ Saturday, March 18, 2017, we held our 3rd Annual Retreat and Dutch Oven Event.
Fifty-four people attended and had a great time. The ladies collected 57 pairs of shoe to donate at Soles4souls. The women learned about being “Flat” in your life can make you stale and how we can put on a pair “Pumps”
on and get thing motivated making changes in your life and in the world. The men made 14 different entrees,
4 desserts and homemade ice cream. Comments about the food- Exquisite, Scrumptious and Delicious. Thanks again for everyone that attended and made the day so meaningful and fun.


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Thank You to everyone who supported the Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living (LVCIL) Event. It was a HUGE success!!
This could not have been possible without support from the congregation. This includes those that purchased Zook pies and apple dumplings; the players; and those that came out to cheer on the New J's. We raised a total of $1,187.00 for LVCIL.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!


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Let's talk about it!  (We did) ~ Forty-nine people would like to say a "Big Thank You" to Cindy Ziegler, Kelsey Fulmer, and Ellen Beca for sharing their stories and information about Epilepsy on Sunday March 26th, Did you know, Epilepsy is a neurological disorder associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain or that 4 in 100 Americans will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. Thank again for share information with your brother and sisters in Christ.


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A special note of thanks to the Altar Guild for the beautiful altar flowers, visits from Pastor Lauren, and members thinking of us through prayers, cards, texts, emails, visits, and staying with Butch. Friends are like stars you can't always see them but they are always there. Thanking God for you, Butch and Linda Weaver


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WOW - We raised $765 during our January and February soup sales! Thank you all. This money will be used to help support our little boy, Fernando, from Honduras. We will be sending him small gifts as well as possibly sending a larger gift to his whole family. One of the ideas considered is to send a farm animal (such as chickens, goats or sheep, etc.) to help with food that will continually be replenished.


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New Jerusalem Community Food Bank


Current Needs: Rice, especially brown rice, canned chicken, kidney beans, snack crackers like saltines, juice (except grapefruit), soup (not tomato), pork & beans, pasta (not spaghetti), peas, carrots, and whole canned potatoes.


Please understand that when we say “not” something it is because we have plenty of that and could not take any more of that item right now, but do have a need for others.


Donations: These groups brought their donations the last two months: Lower Saucon United Church of Christ, St. Luke’s Old Williams Lutheran Church, First United Church of Christ, Christ Lutheran Hellertown, New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. George’s Episcopal Church, St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Christ Lutheran Church of Lower Saucon, the Women’s Club, the Saucon Valley Lion’s Club, and the American Legion. Thank you all for giving so generously!


In addition to donating food the First United Church of Christ donated 150 Easter bags, a donation that was greatly appreciated by the families. Your creativity and generosity never cease to amaze.


This comes on the heel of the Christmas toy donation from various churches which blessed so many by giving away so many new toys and the coat donations. The care you give to your neighbors is astounding.


Youth in Service: Thank you to the Saucon Valley High School’s National Honor Society for sending a student this month!


Food Bank Distribution Days for April 2017: 15th and 22nd from 8:45-10:45 a.m.


Volunteer Information: If you or your group (ages 12 or older) are interested in volunteering with the food bank, please email


Thank you all for making this community stronger!


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