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 May 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2018

April 28, 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, May 6, 2018

Acolyte:  Zoey Bokan

Altar Guild:  Sarah Acker, Kathy Shermetta

Assistant to the Pastor:  Glenn Campbell

Assisting Minister:  David Moser

Chalister:  Denise Hoffert

Coffee Hour:  Jere & Phyllis Reiss, Kathy Shermetta

Lector:  Marianne Zellner

Ushers:  Katie Fogel, Jere & Phyllis Reiss, Kathy Shermetta

 

 

Sunday, May 6, 2018 (Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.) ~ This Sunday's image of the life the risen Christ shares with us is the image of friendship.  We are called to serve others as Jesus came to serve; but for John's gospel, the image of servanthood is too hierarchical, too distant, to capture the essence of life with Christ.  Friendship captures the love, the joy, the deep mutuality of the relationship into which Christ invites us.  The Greeks believed that true friends are willing to die for each other.  This is the mutual love of Christian community commanded by Christ and enabled by the Spirit.

Servants for Sunday, May 13, 2018

Acolyte:  Alyssa Milan

Altar Guild:  Tina Milan, Alice Wallace

Assistant to the Pastor:  Barbara Young

Assisting Minister:  Pauli Connelly

Chalister:  Quinette Brucker

Coffee Hour:  Larry Brown, Tammy Welch

Lector:  Larry Brown

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

 

 

Sunday, May 13, 2018 (Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.) ~ Seventh Sunday of Easter The gospel for Easter's seventh Sunday is always taken from the long prayer Jesus prays for his followers in John's gospel on the night before his death, and always includes Jesus' desire that his followers will be one as he and the Father are one.  This oneness is not mere doctrinal agreement or institutional unity, but mutual abiding, interpenetrating life, mutual love and joy.  This oneness is the work of the Spirit whom we have received but also await.  Come, Holy Spirit!

Servants for Sunday, May 20, 2018

Acolyte:  Kenneth Young

Altar Guild:  Barbara Young

Assistant to the Pastor:  Bill Young

Assisting Minister:  Tina Milan

Chalister:  Linda Weaver

Coffee Hour:  Gina Grekula, Cindy Hart, Cris Hess

Lector:  Frank Petak, Jr.

Ushers:  Ariana Klein, LeeAnn Malesky, Ron & Carol Miller

 

 

Sunday, May 20, 2018 (Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.) ~ Day of Pentecost On the fiftieth day of Easter we celebrate the Spirit, through whom and in whom the people of God are created and re-created.  Pentecost is sometimes called the church's birthday, but might more appropriately be called its baptism day, since the gift of the Spirit is the fullness of baptism.  Ezekiel's vision shows the Spirit resurrecting and re-creating not just individuals but a whole people.  Romans makes it clear that God is in the process of re-creating the entire cosmos; yet the Spirit is also at work in the most intimate and personal way, praying in us "with sighs too deep for words" when we do not know how to pray.

Servants for Sunday, May 27, 2018

Acolyte:  Gabrielle Miller

Altar Guild:  Trisha Corcoran, Loretta Duch

Assistant to the Pastor:  TBA

Assisting Minister:  Tim Fulmer

Chalister:  Kathy Fenstermacher

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

Lector:  Sharon Bender

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

 

 

Sunday, May 27, 2018 (Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.) ~ Holy Trinity When we say God is the Triune God, we are saying something about who God is beyond, before, and after the universe:  that there is community within God.  Our experience of this is reflected in Paul's words today.  When we pray to God as Jesus prayed to his Abba (an everyday, intimate parental address), the Spirit prays within us, creating between us and God the same relationship Jesus has with the one who sent him.

​​ 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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