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, June 3, 2018
Acolyte: Zoey Bokan
Altar Guild: Sarah Acker, Kathy Shermetta
Assistant to the Pastor: Cindy Ziegler
Assisting Minister: David Moser
Chalister: Terry Ravier
Coffee Hour: NO Coffee Hour—Join us at our Church Picnic
Lector: Tim Fulmer
Ushers: Glenn Campbell, Katie Fogel, Greg & Cindy Frederick
NO Saturday, June 2, 2018 Evening Worship
Sunday, June 3, 2018 (Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.) ~ Second Sunday after Pentecost ~ Deuteronomy makes clear that sabbath-keeping is meant for the welfare of all. God delivered the Israelites out of slavery, so they should not ever work anyone else seven days a week. Even slaves should be able to rest; even resident aliens. Yet human beings can turn even the most liberating religious practice into a life-destroying rule. Jesus does not reject sabbath-keeping, but defends its original life-enhancing meaning. Our worship and our religious way of life are to lead to the hungry being fed and the sick being healed.
Servants for Sunday, June 10, 2018
Acolyte: Alyssa Milan
Altar Guild: Tina Milan, Alice Wallace
Assistant to the Pastor: Tina McCardle
Assisting Minister: Pauli Connelly
Chalister: Kathy Shermetta
Coffee Hour: Nancy Litzenberger, Ron & Carol Miller, Caroline Skuba
Lector: Cris Hess
Ushers: Larry Brown, Tina & Alyssa Milan, Tammy Welch
Sunday, June 10, 2018 (Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.) ~ Third Sunday after Pentecost ~ A house divided against itself cannot stand. Jesus makes this observation in light of charges that he is possessed. He is possessed, not by a demon, but by the Holy Spirit. We who have received the Holy Spirit through baptism have been joined to Christ’s death and resurrection and knit together in the body of Christ. Those with whom we sing and pray this day are sisters and brothers of the Lord. With them we go forth in peace to do the will of God.
Servants for Sunday, June 17, 2018
Acolyte: Kenneth Young
Altar Guild: Barbara Young
Assistant to the Pastor: Greg Frederick
Assisting Minister: Tim Fulmer
Chalister: Joyce Leith
Coffee Hour: LeeAnn Malesky, Doris Snyder, Alice Wallace, JoAnn Young
Lector: Denise Hoffert
Ushers: Glenn Cressman, Ron & Carol Miller, Barbara Young
Sunday, June 17, 2018 (Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.) ~ Fourth Sunday after Pentecost ~ The mustard seed becomes a great shrub that shelters the birds, recalling ancient images of the tree of life. We’d expect a cedar or a sequoia, but Jesus finds the power of God better imaged in a tiny, no-account seed. It’s not the way we expect divine activity to look. Yet the tree of life is here, in the cross around which we gather, the tree into which we are grafted through baptism, the true vine that nourishes us with its fruit in the cup we share. It may not appear all that impressive, but while nobody’s looking it grows with a power beyond our understanding.
Servants for Sunday, June 24, 2018
Acolyte: Gabrielle Miller
Altar Guild: Trisha Corcoran, Loretta Duch
Assistant to the Pastor: Terry Ravier
Assisting Minister: Barbara Young
Chalister: Denise Hoffert
Coffee Hour: Robin Rooth-Fogel, Barbara Young
Lector: Leatrice Soldo
Ushers: Amanda & Zoey Bokan, Glenn Campbell, Kenneth Young
Sunday, June 24, 2018 (Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.) ~ Fifth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Now is the acceptable time; now is the day of salvation! Now we are in the storm, the boat almost swamped; but Jesus is here now, and when we call him he will calm the storm. Even the wind and waves listen to him as they would to their creator. We also listen to him and are called to believe in the power of God’s word in him, a power greater than all that we fear.
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!