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)

610-838-0731

610-838-8573

newjerelc@gmail.com

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Servant Schedules and Sermon Topics for November 2017 (Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5, 12, 19, and 26)

November 12, 2017

 

 

Servants for Saturday, November 4 at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

 

Acolyte:    Gabrielle Miller

Altar Guild:  Gloria Quintans, Barbara Young

Assistant to the Pastor:  Ron Miller

Assisting Minister:  Dave Moser

Chalister:  Denise Hoffert

Coffee Hour:  Robin Rooth Fogel, Barbara Young

Lector:  Tim Fulmer

Ushers:  Larry Brown, Glenn Cressman, Tammy Welch, Barbara Young

 

 

All Saints Sunday ~ All Saints celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who are the body of Christ. As November heralds the dying of the landscape in many northern regions, the readings and liturgy call us to remember all who have died in Christ and whose baptism is complete. At the Lord’s table we gather with the faithful of every time and place, trusting that the promises of God will be fulfilled and that all tears will be wiped away in the new Jerusalem. 

 

 

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​​Servants for Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Acolyte:    Alyssa Milan

Altar Guild:  Debbie Bergen, Loretta Duch, Tammy Welch

Assistant to the Pastor:  Greg Frederick

Assisting Minister:  Tina Milan

Chalister:  Katie Fogel

Coffee Hour:  Ron & Carol Miller

Lector:  Angie Fulmer

Ushers:  Amanda & Zoey Bokan, Wendy Pepkowski, Tina Young

 

 

​​Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost ~ Today the prophet Amos calls for justice to roll down like waters. Paul urges us to encourage one another with the promised coming of the Lord. Jesus tells the parable of the wise and foolish bridesmaids. Surrounded by the faithful of every time and place, we celebrate Christ’s coming in our midst in the word of life and the feast of victory—the marriage feast of the lamb. 

 

 

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​​Servants for Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Acolyte:    Kenneth Young

Altar Guild:  Sarah Acker, Kathy Shermetta

Assistant to the Pastor:  Pat Leith

Assisting Minister:  Cindy Ziegler

Chalister:  Kathy Shermetta

Coffee Hour:  Preschool

Lector:  Gabrielle Miller

Ushers:  TBA

 

​​Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Our readings during November speak of the end times. Zephaniah proclaims that the coming day of the Lord will be filled with wrath and distress. Paul says it will come like a thief in the night and urges us to be awake and sober. Jesus tells the parable of the talents, calling us to use our gifts, while we still have time, for the greater and common good. In a world filled with violence and despair, we gather around signs of hope—word, water, bread and wine—eager to welcome the good news of Christ’s coming among us.

 

 

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​​Servants for Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Acolyte:    Emma Rudolph

Altar Guild:  Janet Gruver, Alice Wallace

Assistant to the Pastor:  TBA

Assisting Minister:  Cindy Ziegler

Chalister:  Linda Weaver

Coffee Hour:  Larry Brown, Tammy Welch

Lector:  Leatrice Soldo

Ushers:  TBA

 

​​Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost ~ On this final Sunday of the church year our gospel is Jesus’ great story of judgment. In the end, the faithful are those who served Christ by ministering to those who are poor, hungry, naked, sick, or estranged. In the first reading God is the shepherd who seeks the lost, weak, and injured and feeds them with justice. We gather this day to celebrate the reign of Christ and his victory over death, yet awaiting the consummation of all things yet to come. Acknowledging Christ as our merciful ruler, we go forth that his reign may be known in our loving words and deeds. 

 

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