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

Handicapped Accessible

In case of inclement weather, please watch Channel 69 WFMZ, www.wfmz.com or call the church office to listen to the message.

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Servant Schedules and Sermon Topics for April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2018

April 7, 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, April 1, 2018

Acolyte:  Zoey Bokan

Altar Guild:  Trisha Corcoran, Loretta Duch

Assistant to the Pastor:  Terry Ravier

Assisting Minister:  Tim Fulmer

Chalister:  Kathy Fenstermaker

Coffee Hour:  Easter Breakfast 8:00–9:30 a.m.

Lector:  Rebecca Wildrick

Ushers:  Katie Fogel, Greg & Cindy Frederick, Kenneth Young

 

 

Saturday, March 31, 2018 (Worship Service at 6:00 p.m.) 
AND Sunday, April 1, 2018 (NOTE CHANGE IN WORSHIP TIME
THIS SUNDAY ONLY:
 
Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.) ~ Resurrection of Our Lord ~ Easter ~ This year may be the one in which John’s resurrection account is likely to be chosen over Mark’s, perhaps because Mark’s gospel ends so abruptly, with astonishment and fear rather than joyful proclamation.  Yet Mark may speak to our experience more directly than the other gospels.  Corinthians and Acts fill out the story by telling of appearances of the risen Christ.  Peter says we “ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.”  And so do we, in a foretaste of the mountaintop feast where death will be no more. 

Servants for Sunday, April 8, 2018

Acolyte:  Cindy Ziegler

Altar Guild:  Sarah Acker, Kathy Shermetta

Assistant to the Pastor:  Bill Young

Assisting Minister:  Barbara Young

Chalister:  Sharon Bender

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

Lector:  Dave Moser

Ushers:  Cindy Hart, Jere & Phyllis Reiss, Kathy Shermetta

 

 

Sunday, April 8, 2018 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Second Sunday of EasterThe Easter season is a week of weeks, seven Sundays when we play in the mystery of Christ’s presence, mostly through the glorious Gospel of John.  Today we gather with the disciples on the first Easter, and Jesus breathes the Spirit on us.  With Thomas we ask for a sign, and Jesus offers us his wounded self in the broken bread.  From frightened individuals we are transformed into a community of open doors, peace, forgiveness, and material sharing such that no one among us is in need.

Servants for Sunday, April 15, 2018

Acolyte:  Kenneth Young

Altar Guild:  Tina Milan, Alice Wallace

Assistant to the Pastor:  Cindy Ziegler

Assisting Minister:  Pauli Connelly

Chalister:  Kathy Shermetta

Coffee Hour:  Robin Rooth Fogel, Barbara

Lector:  Leatrice Soldo

Ushers:  Alyssa & Tina Milan, Wendy Pepkowski, Tina Young

 

 

Sunday, April 15, 2018 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Third Sunday of Easter ~ The gospel for the third Sunday of Easter is always one in which the risen Christ shares food with the disciples, meals that are the Easter template for the meal we share each Lord’s day.  In today’s gospel, Jesus both shares the disciples’ food and shows them the meaning of his suffering, death, and resurrection through the scriptures: the two main elements of our Sunday worship. 

Servants for Sunday, April 22, 2018

Acolyte:  Alyssa Milan

Altar Guild:  Barbara Young

Assistant to the Pastor:  Pat Leith

Assisting Minister:  Tina Milan

Chalister:  Joyce Leith

Coffee Hour:  Alice, Doris, JoAnn, Lee Ann

Lector:  Cris Hess

Ushers:  Glenn Cressman, Ron & Carol Miller, Barbara Young

 

 

Sunday, April 22, 2018 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Fourth Sunday of Easter ~ The image of the Good Shepherd shows us how the risen Christ brings us to life.  It is the relationship between the shepherd and the sheep, one of mutual knowledge and love, that gives the shepherd authority.  The shepherd’s willingness to lay down his life for the sheep shows his love.  First John illustrates what it means to lay down our lives for one another by the example of sharing our wealth with any sister or brother in need.

 

​​Servants for Sunday, April 29, 2018

Acolyte:  Gabrielle Miller

Altar Guild:  Trisha Corcoran, Loretta Duch

Assistant to the Pastor:  Ron Miller

Assisting Minister:  Cindy Ziegler

Chalister:  Kevin Dyer

Coffee Hour:  Ron & Carol Miller, Nancy, Caroline

Lector:  Tim Fulmer

Ushers:  Larry Brown, Glenn Campbell, Cindy Hart, Tammy Welch

 

Sunday, April 29, 2018 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Fifth Sunday of Easter ~ This Sunday’s image of how the risen Christ shares his life with us is the image of the vine.  Christ the vine and we the branches are alive in each other, in the mystery of mutual abiding that we read of in the gospel and the first letter of John.  Baptism makes us a part of Christ’s living and life-giving self and makes us alive with Christ’s life.  As the vine brings food to the branches, Christ feeds us at his table.  We are sent out to bear fruit for the life of the world.

 

 

 New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church wishes you a blessed day

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

 

 

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