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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Servant Schedules and Sermon Topics for February 3 & 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018

February 27, 2018


 May God fill you with his New goodness everyday in 2018

and may the love of Jesus overflow

from you to others throughout the year!


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​​Servants for Sunday, February 4, 2018

Acolyte:  Cindy Ziegler

Altar Guild:  Trisha Corcoran, Loretta Duch

Assistant to the Pastor:  Ron Miller

Assisting Minister:  Barbara Young

Chalister:  Sharon Bender

Coffee Hour:  Lee Ann Malesky, Doris Snyder, Alice Wallace, JoAnn Young

Lector:  Denise Hoffert

Ushers:  Katie Fogel, Jere & Phyllis Reiss, Kenneth Young



Saturday, February 3, 2018 (Worship Service at 6:00 p.m.) 
AND Sunday, February 4, 2018 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) 
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany ~
In Isaiah it is the one God who sits above the earth and numbers the stars—it is that God who strengthens the powerless.  So in Jesus’ healing work we see the hand of the creator God, lifting up the sick woman to health and service (diakonia).  Like Simon’s mother-in-law, we are lifted up to health and diakonia.  Following Jesus, we strengthen the powerless; like Jesus, we seek to renew our own strength in quiet times of prayer.

Servants for Sunday, February 11, 2018

Acolyte:  Gabrielle Miller

Altar Guild:  Sarah Acker, Kathy Shermetta

Assistant to the Pastor:  Terry Ravier

Assisting Minister:  Cindy Ziegler

Chalister:  Sharon Bender

Coffee Hour:  Amanda Bokan, Angela Fulmer, Denise Hoffert, Brenda Leister

Lector:  Larry Brown

Ushers:  Greg & Cindy Frederick, Wendy Pepkowski, Tina Young



Sunday, February 11, 2018 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Transfiguration of our Lord ~ The Sundays after Epiphany began with Jesus’ baptism and end with three disciples’ vision of his transfiguration.  In Mark’s story of Jesus’ baptism, apparently only Jesus sees the Spirit descending and hears the words from heaven.  But now Jesus’ three closest friends hear the same words naming him God’s beloved son.  As believers, Paul writes, we are enabled to see the God-light in Jesus’ face, because the same God who created light in the first place has shone in our hearts to give us that vision.  The light of God’s glory in Jesus has enlightened us through baptism and shines in us also for others to see.






Wednesday, February 14, 2018 (Worship Service at 7:00 p.m.) ~ Ash Wednesday



Please join us in our Lenten journey at

New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church

3233 Apples Church Road, Bethlehem, PA 18015.






Servants for Sunday,February 18, 2018

​​Acolyte:  Katie Fogel

Altar Guild:  Tina Milan, Alice Wallace

Assistant to the Pastor:  Pat Leith

Assisting Minister:  David Moser

Chalister:  Kathy Fenstermacher

Coffee Hour:  Robin Rooth Fogel, Barbara Young

Lector:  Angie Fulmer

Ushers:  Glenn Cressman, Cindy Hart, Ron & Carol Miller



 Sunday, February 18, 2018 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ First Sunday in Lent ~ On Ash Wednesday the church began its journey toward baptismal immersion in the death and resurrection of Christ.  This year, the Sundays in Lent lead us to focus on five covenants God makes in the Hebrew Scriptures and to use them as lenses through which to view baptism.  First Peter connects the way God saved Noah’s family in the flood with the way God saves us through the water of baptism.  The baptismal covenant is made with us individually, but the new life we are given in baptism is for the sake of the whole world.


Servants for Sunday,February 25, 2018

Acolyte:  Zoey Bokan

Altar Guild:  Barbara Young

Assistant to the Pastor:  Pauli Connelly

Assisting Minister:  Pauli Connelly

Chalister:  Kathy Shermetta

Coffee Hour:  Gina Grekula, Cindy Hart, Chris Hess

Lector:  Tim Fulmer

Ushers:  Amanda & Zoey Bokan, Larry Brown, Tammy Welch



Sunday, February 25, 2018 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~  Second Sunday in Lent ~ The second covenant in this year’s Lenten readings is the one made with Abraham and Sarah:  God’s promise to make them the ancestors of many, with whom God will remain in everlasting covenant.  Paul says this promise comes to all who share Abraham’s faith in the God who brings life into being where there was no life.  We receive this baptismal promise of resurrection life in faith.  Sarah and Abraham receive new names as a sign of the covenant, and we too get new identities in baptism, as we put on Christ. 



Wednesday, February 21, 28; March 7, 14, and 21, 2018





The theme for this Lenten season is "A Story Worth Sharing". Everyone is invited to join us for our Mid-week Lenten Soup Suppers and Worship at New Jerusalem Church.  We will gather in the Upper Room for soup and fellowship at 6:00 p.m., followed by a worship experience at 7:00 p.m. focused on hearing God’s story from generations past, while giving thought and reflection to how our story is part of God’s larger story! 


If you feel so moved to help provide soup or bread for our meals, please contact Terry Ravier (








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GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP SERVICE  ~ MARCH 30, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. 


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You are invited to join us for

Easter Breakfast from 8:00–9:30 a.m. 

Easter Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.



 New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church wishes you a blessed Easter

and we pray that Christ's message of eternal life fills you with hope and love!



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