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, July 1, 2018
Acolyte: Zoey Bokan
Altar Guild: Sarah Acker, Kathy Shermetta
Assistant to the Pastor: Barbara Young
Assisting Minister: Cindy Zigler
Chalister: Linda Weaver
Coffee Hour: Cheryl Hoch, Judy Rudolph
Lector: Tammy Welch
Ushers: Katie Fogel, Greg & Cindy Frederick, Kathy Shermetta
Sunday, July 1, 2018 (Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.) ~ Sixth Sunday after Pentecost ~ A woman finds healing by touching Jesus’ cloak, and a girl is restored to life when he takes her by the hand. In both cases a boundary is crossed: in Jesus’ time the hemorrhaging woman was considered ritually unclean, polluting others by her touch, and anyone who touched a corpse also became unclean. In Mark’s gospel Jesus breaks down barriers, from his first meal at a tax collector’s house to his last breath on the cross as the temple curtain is torn in two. We dare to touch Jesus in our “uncleanness” and to live as a community that defines no one as an outsider.
Servants for Sunday, July 8, 2018
Acolyte: Kenneth Young
Altar Guild: Alice Wallace, Barbara Young
Assistant to the Pastor: Pat Leith
Assisting Minister: Tim Fulmer
Chalister: Quinette Brucker
Coffee Hour: Altar Guild
Lector: Dave Moser
Ushers: Cindy Hart, Jere & Phyllis Reiss, Kenneth Young
NO Saturday, July 7, 2018 Evening Worship
Sunday, July 8, 2018 (Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.) ~ Seventh Sunday after Pentecost ~ Jesus does great deeds of power and gives his disciples authority over demons. Yet none of this power is unilateral; it all must be received by faith. Jesus asks his disciples to go out without money or supplies, so that they will be dependent on how others receive them. When we are sent from the assembly to witness and to heal, we are asked to be vulnerable, to be dependent on the reception of others. The Spirit always operates in the between: between Jesus and his Abba, between Jesus and us, between you and me, between us and those to whom we are sent.
Servants for Sunday, July 15, 2018
Acolyte: Alyssa Milan
Altar Guild: Doris Snyder, Barbara Young
Assistant to the Pastor: Bill Young
Assisting Minister: David Moser
Chalister: Sharon Bender
Coffee Hour: Jere & Phyllis Reiss
Lector: Larry Brown
Ushers: Alyssa & Tina Milan, Wendy Pepkowski, Tina Young
Sunday, July 15, 2018 (Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.) ~ Eighth Sunday after Pentecost ~ When Amos told what he saw when God held up the plumb line of justice next to Israel—that the poor were being trampled—he was a threat to the power of priests and king. John the Baptist also spoke truth to power, and Herod had him beheaded. In Herod’s fear that Jesus is John returned from the dead, we may hear hope for the oppressed: that all the prophets killed through the ages are alive in Jesus. We are called to witness to justice in company with them.
Servants for Sunday, July 22, 2018
Acolyte: Gabrielle Miller
Altar Guild: Trisha Corcoran, Loretta Duch
Assistant to the Pastor: Tammy Welch
Assisting Minister: Barbara Young
Chalister: Kathy Fenstermacher
Coffee Hour: Bender family
Lector: Cindy Ziegler
Ushers: Glenn Cressman, Ron & Carol Miller, Barbara Young
Sunday, July 22, 2018 (Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.) ~ Ninth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Mark’s gospel makes clear how great was the press of the crowd, with its countless needs to be met, on Jesus and his disciples. Yet in today’s gospel Jesus advises his disciples to get away and rest, to take care of themselves. Sometimes we think that when others are in great need we shouldn't think of ourselves at all; but Jesus also honors the caregivers' need. We are sent from Christ's table to care for others and for ourselves.
Servants for Sunday, July 29, 2018
Acolyte: Angeline Young
Altar Guild: Sarah Acker, Kathy Shermetta
Assistant to the Pastor: Cindy Ziegler
Assisting Minister: Tina Milan
Chalister: Terry Ravier
Coffee Hour: Church Council
Lector: Marianne Zellner
Ushers: Larry Brown, Glenn Campbell, Cindy Hart, Tammy Welch
Sunday, July 29, 2018 (Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.) ~ Tenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Today is the first of five Sundays with gospel readings from John 6, the first four of which focus on Jesus as bread of life. Today Jesus feeds thousands of people with five loaves and two fish. What we have, what we bring to Jesus’ table, seems like it is not nearly enough to meet all the needs we see around us. But it is not the adequacy of our supplies or our skills that finally makes the difference: it is the power of Jesus working in the littlest and least to transform this world into the world God desires, a world where all the hungry are satisfied.
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!