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 Easter ~ The 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!