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)



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Servant Schedules and Sermon Topics for July 1, 8, 15, 11, and 29, 2018

July 1, 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, 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!



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