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

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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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Ministries for August 1-31, 2018 and Upcoming Events

July 30, 2018

 

. . .  in August

 

 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

7:00 p.m.—AA

 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

1:00 p.m.—Cards

 

Friday, August 3, 2018

Free

 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

9:00 a.m.— Sacristy Clean-up

NO Saturday Evening Worship (will resume September 1, 2018)

 

Sunday, August 5, 2018

  9:00 a.m.—Worship ~ Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

10:00 a.m.—Fellowship

10:30 a.m.—Congregational Care & Outreach Committee Meeting

10:30 a.m.—Prayer Shawl Committee Meeting

12:00 p.m.—Pack your own picnic at Lake Nockamixon (see Mark Your Calendar below)

7:00 p.m.—AA

 

Monday, August 6, 2018

6:00 p.m.—Hike & Bike

7:00 p.m.—Scouts

 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 

9:00 a.m.—Quilters

 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

7:00 p.m.— Ice Cream Social at Inside Scoop in Coopersburg (see Mark Your Calendar below)

7:00 p.m.—AA

 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

1:00 p.m.—Cards

 

Friday, August 10, 2018

9:00 a.m.—Food Bank Delivery

 

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Free

 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

  9:00 a.m.—Worship ~ Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

10:00 a.m.—Fellowship

  6:00 p.m.—Confirmation Visioning Session (see Mark Your Calendar below)

  7:00 p.m.—AA

 

Monday, August 13, 2018

6:00 p.m.—Hike & Bike

6:30 p.m.—Preschool Committee Meeting

7:00 p.m.—Scouts

7:00 p.m.—SV Lions Club Meeeting

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

9:00 a.m.—Quilters

7:00 p.m.—Church Council Meeting

 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

6:30 p.m.—Melody Lakes Mini Golf in Quakertown (see Mark Your Calendar below)

7:00 p.m.—AA

 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

1:00 p.m.—Cards

 

Friday, August 17, 2018

Free

 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

8:45 a.m.—Food Bank (see Mark Your Calendar below)

11:00 a.m—4:00 p.m.—Annual Hellertown-Lower Saucon Community Day at Dimmick Park (see Mark Your Calendar below)

  2:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.—Frieden's Church Peach Festival (Proceeds generously given to COB) (see Mark Your Calendar below)

 

Sunday, August 19, 2018

  9:00 a.m.—Worship ~ Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

10:00 a.m.—Fellowship

  7:00 p.m.—AA

 

Monday, August 20, 2018

6:00 p.m.—Hike & Bike

7:00 p.m.—Scouts

 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

  9:00 a.m.—Quilters

12:00 p.m.—Prime Timers (see Mark Your Calendar below)
  7:00 p.m.— Ice Cream Social at McDonald's in Hellertown (see Mark Your Calendar below)

 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

7:00 p.m.—AA

 

Thursday, August 23, 2018

1:00 p.m.—Cards

 

Friday, August 24, 2018

Free

 

Saturday, August 25, 2018

8:45 a.m.—Food Bank (see Mark Your Calendar below)

 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

   9:00 a.m.—Worship ~ Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

10:00 a.m.—Fellowship

10:15 a.m.—Christian Education Meeting

10:15 a.m.—Worship & Music Committee Meeting

  7:00 p.m.—AA

 

Monday, August 27, 2018

6:00 p.m.—Hike & Bike

7:00 p.m.—Scouts

 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

9:00 a.m.—Deadline for the September Angelus

9:00 a.m.—Quilters

7:00 p.m.—SV Lions Club Meeting

 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

7:00 p.m.—AA

 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

 1:00 p.m.—Cards

 

Friday, August 31, 2018

Free

 

Saturday, September 1, 2018

6:00 p.m.—Saturday evening worship

 

Sunday, September 2, 2018

   9:00 a.m.—Worship ~ Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

10:00 a.m.—Fellowship

  7:00 p.m.—AA

 

Monday, September 3, 2018

 

 

 

 

Church Office CLOSED

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 2018 UPDATES

 

New Jerusalem Community Food Bank

Current Needs:  Pancake syrup, canned cream corn, canned peas, and canned carrots.  

Thank you for your contributions!

 

Food Bank Delivery:  August 10th at 9:00 a.m.

Distribution Days:  August 18th and 25th from 8:45–10:45 a.m.

 

Volunteer Information:  If you or your group or organization (ages 12 or older) are interested in volunteering at the food bank, please email colleenroan@hotmail.com.  

 

Garden Plans: We know some of you are already thinking about your spring garden.  Consider putting in a few extra plants or a row for the Food Bank.  If you wind up with more starts than you have room for, bring those in too!

 

For more information about our Food Bank, please click here.

 

Thank you to all of the volunteers who make the food bank possible and to our most generous community! 

Thank you all for making this community stronger! 

 

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Apple's Preschool News

 

Have you seen the article about Apple’s Preschool featured in the Saucon Source at www.sauconsource.com, Learning is Fun at Apple’s Preschool by JOSH POPICHAK | May 18, 2018.  Remember when learning was fun?  If you’ve forgotten when that was, a visit to Apple’s Preschool in Lower Saucon Township might remind you.  The small non-denominational preschool at New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church on Apples Church Road prides itself on educating children ages 3 to 5—including pre-kindergartners—in a setting that excites young minds and encourages their curiosity.  To read more, please go to www.sauconsource.com.  Registration is still open for the fall, please contact Shani for more information.

 

Apple's Preschool 2018–2019 school year will be begin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018!

Learning is fun and we are so excited to meet you—see you in September!

 

The teachers, children, and their families would like to say how thankful we are for some wonderful changes made to our classroom in July.  We thank Schoolhouse Christian Preschool, previously of Christ Lutheran Church of Lower Saucon, for their generous donation to us from some of their funds after closing their doors.  Part of that money and proceeds from our Fun Pasta Fundraiser were used to purchase and install a much needed and appreciated air conditioning unit.

 

The ministry and legacy of Schoolhouse Christian Preschool will continue through the comfort from the heat, allowing us to enjoy cooler temperatures and summer programs moving into the future.  We appreciated very much the research, scheduling, and installation by Bill Bender and those that assisted with this project.  

 

A big thank you also goes to Bill Young, giving the preschool bathroom a makeover.  He replaced the lighting and exhaust fan along with repairing the heater cover and painting the whole room.  The classroom is coming together for our first day of school on September 4th!

 

We are so blessed!

 

We look forward to a year filled with many new learning experiences.  For more information, click here to see our church website's Preschool tab introducing you to our teachers, school days and times, and our philosophy. 

 

You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ApplesChurchPreschool.

 

Miss Shani, Miss Katrina, and Miss Denise

 

 

Peace in Christ Jesus,

Pastor Lauren Apple

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The teachers, children, and their families of Apple's Preschool would like to say how thankful we are for some wonderful changes made to our classroom in July.  We thank Schoolhouse Christian Preschool, previously of Christ Lutheran Church of Lower Saucon, for their generous donation to us from some of their funds after closing their doors.  Part of that money and proceeds from our Fun Pasta Fundraiser were used to purchase and install a much needed and appreciated air conditioning unit.

 

The ministry and legacy of Schoolhouse Christian Preschool will continue through the comfort from the heat, allowing us to enjoy cooler temperatures and summer programs moving into the future.  We appreciated very much the research, scheduling, and installation by Bill Bender and those that assisted with this project.  

 

A big thank you also goes to Bill Young, giving the preschool bathroom a makeover.  He replaced the lighting and exhaust fan along with repairing the heater cover and painting the whole room.  The classroom is coming together for our first day of school on September 4th!  We are so blessed!

 

Miss Shani, Miss Katrina, and Miss Denise

 

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Siblings in Christ, 

 

I wanted to take a moment this month to say, Thank You!  Thank you to all who helped keep me and my family fed over my maternity leave!  Thank you for all the cards and gifts celebrating Marcus' arrival!  Thank you for your prayers for Marcus.  We are thankful for his clean bill of health.  Thank you for continuing to support me as your pastor.  Thank God for this awesome community and for all God has done through us!

 

As it says in one of our Vacation Bible School (VBS) songs this year:

 

Everything I have I owe it all to you,

For everything you are and all you do, Lord.

I could write a book, fill every single page

With a million reasons.

Thank you, Lord.

 

Peace in Jesus Christ, Pastor Lauren Applegate

 

 

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You are invited to sign up to participate in "Greet the Pastor!" 

Invite Pastor Lauren into your home so that she can get to know you and your family.  Please sign up for a time that is most convenient for you, and when most people who live in your household are available.  Contact Pastor directly to schedule a time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Prayer Shawls

There is a basket of beautiful handmade prayer shawls in the Narthex.  If you know of someone who is having hard times (illness, sadness, troubles), please take one for them.  These shawls are meant to show a tangible message of God's love and the care and concern of friends from New Jerusalem.

 

 

 

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Would you like to learn to Quilt?

If you would like to learn or already know how, please join our quilters on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Do you like to pray?  Do you like to pray for others?  Please join our Prayer Team if this sounds like you.  If you prefer notices by email contact Kathy Fenstermacher at kathyfenstermacher@gmail.com.  If you would to receive a phone call please write your name and phone number on paper and submit to the church office.  If you want to include your name and number and place in the offering plate we will be sure to get it to Anne Schaffer.  Thank you being part of this ministry! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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​​Giant Gift Card Rewards Program ~ GIANT SHOPPERS!  We have been selling Giant Gift Coupons for the past year and about 10 families that support the program.  To-date we have earned $820.00 of FREE MONEY from Giant to support New Jerusalem!  

 

We would invite you to start to participate in the EASY program to earn more for the church!  

 

Giant gift coupons are available in the Upper Room during coffee hour each Sunday.  You can purchase your gift coupons with cash or a check made out to NJELC.  Denominations are $100, $50, $25, and $20 cards are available immediately.  If you wish to place a larger order, over $300.00, please contact or see Tina McCardle and she will see that your order can be filled properly. 

 

We could be selling more of these coupons if you would only give it a try and get in the habit of making the gift coupon purchase prior to your food shopping trip!

 

Please see Tina McCardle in the Upper Room to help support our efforts in the church.  Call her with questions or future special orders at 610-838-6784 or email her at cameron35@rcn.com.  Tina Young will be assisting when Tina McCardle is not available.

 

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2018

 

 

2018 Offering Envelopes are available for pickup in the Narthex.  If you have not received yours, please contact the church office at 610-838-0731.

 

Offering Checks ~ Effective January 1, 2018 all offering checks should be made out to New Jerusalem Church or NJELC.  Members of Christ Lutheran will no longer have envelopes from Christ Lutheran and all offering will be going into New Jerusalem accounts.  You will be given credit for your offerings, as always.  Thank you for your attention to this matter as we go forward with our merger.  Tina McCardle

 

If you are not receiving the Angelus (Church Newsletter) either electronically or via the mail, please contact the church office at 610-838-0731 and provide your name, email, and address to correct to error.

 

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HELP US GROW AT NEW JERUSALEM

 

In the upcoming months we will be launching a “New” giving program called Vanco Payment Solutions.

 

Here is a brief description about 'Give Electronically'.

 

Members have asked about it, so we are willing to give it a try for them.

 

Electronic gifts are fast and secure, and they reduce administrative costs, allowing more of every dollar to fund the important work we are called to do.

 

* Give anytime, anywhere to your favorite funds

* Schedule and manage recurring donations even when you are on vacation.

* Make one-time donations to special appeals

* Pay for events, programs, and other activities

* Don’t have to cash or a checkbook

 

Peace be with you,

Terry Ravier

2018 Altar Flower Sign-up Sheet is located in the Narthex. 

 

Altar flowers are a great way to honor or remember someone dear. 
The cost is $35.00 or 2 people/families may share a week for $17.50/each.

 

The Altar Guild is in need of 46 oz. cans to put the Sunday flowers in to take them to our shut-ins.

Music Director Search ~ New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church seeks

qualified candidates to fill the vacant position of Director of Music.  Candidates must exhibit proficiency in playing the piano, and be willing to learn and play the organ, if not already proficient. 

 

The successful candidate will exhibit passion, energy, and enthusiasm in performing assigned tasks.  Responsibilities include providing musical accompaniment during worship services; rehearsing, leading, and teaching large groups with varying abilities, including choirs and musical ensembles; and collaborating with the Pastor, other worship leaders and committees to complete administrative tasks and develop an appropriate and meaningful worship experience.  Weekly 9:00 a.m. Sunday Service, Monthly 6:00 p.m. Saturday Service, 100 AWA, 1 Choir.  Continuing Education money available. 

 

 

Submit letter of interest, resume, and salary expectations to the church office at:  

New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church

3233 Apples Church Road, Bethlehem, PA 18015; 610-838-0731 (phone)

 

Hike & Bike Mondays Starting Monday, June 4—TBD, 2018

All our welcome ~ Please join us! 

 

Where:   Upper Saucon Park (meet near the bathrooms)

Time:  Start 6:00 p.m.

Activity:  Bike/Hike Rails to Trail (ride as a group)

 

Contact Drake Britzenhoff at 610-737-4674 for more information.

 

 

Pack Your Own Picnic ~ Sunday, August 5, 2018—Join us at Lake Nockamixon

 

Come and enjoy the sunshine, fellowship and bring along your kayak, if you have one.

 

The charcoal grill will be hot at noon, if you choose to bring something along to cook over an open flame or just pack a lunch and enjoy the afternoon by the lake.

 

Bring chairs and whatever else you would like to have fun or just relax for a few hours.

 

DIRECTIONS to the Haycock boat ramp site on Route 563. 

The last entrance, if you are traveling from Route 313 (approximately 5 miles). 

The first entrance, if coming off Route 412 (approximately 4.1 miles).

 

Call Terry Ravier at 610-360-0956 if you have questions or need help with directions.

 

 

 

 ICE CREAM SOCIAL

 

Come enjoy some ice cream and fellowship this summer

and bring a friend!

 

If able, please wear a New Jerusalem, Thrivent, or VBS-related shirt.

 

 

Meet at 7:00 p.m. on:

  • Wednesday, June 3, 2018 ~ Vassi's Drive Inn at 1666 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055

  • Sunday, June 24, 2018 ~ Grida's at 36 N. Main St., Richlandtown, PA 18955

  • Thursday, July 12, 2018 ~ Bethlehem Dairy Store at 1430 Linden St., Bethlehem, PA 18018
    (This may change to support a fundraiser with the Seeing Eye Dogs

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018 ~ Rita's at 1130 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055

  • Wednesday, August 8, 2018 ~ Inside Scoop at 301 N. Third St., Coopersburg, PA 18036

  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 ~ McDonald's at 14 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055

 

If we learn that COB or another organization has a fundraiser, we'll modify as possible.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Fenstermacher at 610-838-6059 or email kathyfenstermacher@gmail.com.

 

Bring a friend!

 

 

Current Confirmation Parents & Families

 

You are invited to a Confirmation Visioning Session!

 

 

 

Message from Pastor Lauren:  Over the past two years, and especially this year, due to situations in the life of the church requiring the attention of myself and many other leaders, the expectations for Confirmation have been forced to change.  I am thankful that despite these changes, God is still at work in each of the youth, and I am thankful that I can see the fruits of that work.  I can see it when the youth that are currently preparing for their Confirmation are attending and participating in the leadership of worship.  I can see it in the pictures of those who attended the Synod youth Confirmation Day to learn about how the church we are a part of is connected to God’s work around the world.  I can see it when the youth ask the sometimes complex and typically meaningful questions about the church and who God is.  I can see it when I ask them to consider how God is at work in their own lives.  I can see it when the youth gather and spend time with one another.  God is good, and even though the programming of Confirmation has changed, is changing, and will probably continue to change, God still shows up.  You are invited to participate in a visioning session for the future of the Confirmation Program. Your child(ren) is(are) also invited to be in attendance, for their input and participation is of the utmost importance.  It is my hope that we can decide what is expected for the youth who will be Confirmed on October 28, 2018--Reformation Sunday, as well as those who will be confirmed in May of 2019 (or October, if we decide to continue on with this year’s pattern change) and beyond.

 

When:   Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Where:  The Upper Room

 

Pizza, salad and drinks will be provided. 

 

Please communicate your intention to attend to the office or Pastor Lauren prior to the session!

 

 

Mini Golf and Ice Cream Fun ~  Join us on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Melody Lakes Mini Golf Course

Route 309, 1045 N. West End Blvd., Quakertown, PA 18951

 

 

Play at your own pace, this is just for fun!  If you don't want to play mini golf, then walk around with a team or just enjoy ice cream!

 

Hope to see you there and bring a friend!

 

 

 

 

Come one. . .Come all. . . to the Annual Hellertown-Lower Saucon Community Day!

        

Dimmick Park

570 Durham Street, Hellertown, PA 18055

on  Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church will be there selling homemade apple cobbler and ice cream and

the youth group will be there selling ice cream floats and soup mixes.

 

 

 

Visit our website at https://hellertownborough.org/your-community/communityday/.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

 

 Prime Timers will continue to meet the third Tuesday of the month at noon. 

 

                    Join us for "BINGO" on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at noon.

 

The sign-up sheet will be located in the Narthex.  For questions, contact Loretta at 610-838-7428.

 

 All are welcome.  Hope to see you there. . .Loretta Duch

 

 

 

 All are welcome to attend a Christian Education Meeting on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 10:15 a.m.

 

We will do a brief VBS debrief and discuss plans for Cross Training.

“Outdoor Fun” Specialty Bingo ~ In an effort to help raise money for our roof, we will be holding an “Outdoor Fun” specialty bingo which has never been done before.  Note:  It will not be held outdoors but the prizes will consist of items that we do outdoors.  For example:  Fire pit, garden fountain, standing hammock, cooler, etc.  

 

This bingo will be held before summer 2019 but now is the time that items will be on sale.  If you are interested in making a donation (item or monetary) or know of an organization that will sponsor a prize, please contact Cindy Hart at 610-838-5838 or email cmh505@lehigh.edu.  

 

It’s never too early to start planning to make this event a success. 

 

 

 

Saturday Worship at New Jerusalem Church

will resume on September 1, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.  

 

 

 

Spurs N' Burrs 4-H Horse Club presents:

 

When:  Saturday, September 8, 2018

Where:   Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

                 2170 PA Route 212, Coopersburg, PA 18036

Time:  6:00 p.m.  Doors Open for Preview & Bidding Registration

                                                 7:00 p.m.  Auction begins featuring delicious  cakes and baked goods on the                                                                                      auction block

 

All proceeds benefit Spurs N' Burrs 4-H Club, a non-profit organization that empowers young people to learn leadership skills through hands-on learning and education.  Auctioneering provided by Randy Rooth, Auctioneer ID #5310 f.or more information.

 

Food for Friends ~ New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church has committed to providing the meal on  Wednesday, September 12, 2018.  We are looking for people to help prepare and serve food to approximately 60 people.  We meet onsite around 5:00 p.m. and are normally done by 7:30 p.m.  If interested in helping, please call Bill Young at 610-797-8440 or email  btyoung9396@gmail.com

 

Food for Friends (Richland Friends Quakers Meeting is located on Mill Road & Main Street, Quakertown, PA 18951).

 

 

Fundraising for the Community Outreach Benefit (COB) ~ This year will consist of personal/bs donations; grant writing; restaurant fundraisers (Wednesday, July 18th from 6:00-10:00 p.m. and Wednesday, July 25th from 4:00-9:00 p.m. at Ecco Domani); the $10,000 raffle; and a 5K Walk/Run at DeSales on October 20th.

 

Want to help the Community Outreach Benefit (COB)?  Attend Frieden's Church Peach Festival, 2451 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, PA on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 2:00–6:00 p.m. 

 Proceeds generously given to COB!

 

PLEASE NOTE:  The RAFFLE drawing will take place this year on September 15, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at the Coopersburg Community Day Main Stage.

 

Please go to www.cobcares.org for more info and registrations for events. 

 

This year we are proud to be helping:

+  Melody Clayton—A Navy Veteran who suffers daily from a myriad of issues.

+  Melissa Day—A young mom and breast cancer patient.

+  Melissa Rizutto—A young mom paralyzed after spinal surgery.

 

We hope that as past supporters of COB you will continue to help us to help them.

 

Questions:  Contact Nancy Carr at nancy_carr@me.com or  484-201-3405 or through the website at www.cobcares.org.

 

Volunteers are needed to sell raffle tickets at Links on 4th of July weekend and Labor Day weekend.  Contact Ed Hepner at heppies11@aol.com or 610-730-4449.   

 

Volunteers and participants are needed for the golf classic at Wedgewood on July 25th....registration form on website or contact Joan Keenan at jmkeenan88@gmail.com or 516-971-3381OR Amy Crowe at 585-861-1670 or amycd922@gmail.com.  

 

The Community Outreach Benefit/COBCares.org is in need of golf participants and volunteers for our 

1st Annual Golf Classic to be held on July 25th at 8:00 a.m. at Wedgewood Golf Course

Scramble format with shotgun start.  Continental breakfast, catered picnic lunch,

prizes, 50/50, basket/gift card raffle.  

 

 

 

If anyone is interested in seeing the Steelhawks Indoor Football Team at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA, please contact Drake Brintzenhoff at djdrake@epix.net, call 610-282-2148 or text 610-737-4674.  If there is at least 20 people interested, Drake will contact the organization for more information.  

 

Couples Retreat/Fellowship Weekend ~ Mark your calendars for Friday night, September 14th through Sunday afternoon, September 16, 2018

 

There will be a Couples Retreat/Fellowship Weekend hosted at the

 

LUTHER INN—2810 E. Magnolia Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 10826

 

The cost for the weekend is $175 per couple.

Registration forms and $50 deposit were due by April 15, 2018

The Lutheran Inn can only accommodate 13 couples.

Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis. 

 

The weekend will have time for relaxation, reflection, and fun at the beach. 

 

Any questions, please contact Terry Ravier at tsravier3@gmail.com or 610-838-9230.  More information can also be found at www.lutherinn.org  (please check the website and read before you commit).

 

 

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 COUPLE RETREAT WEEKEND REGISTRATION FORM

 

Names:  ________________________________________________

 

 

Email Address:  ________________________________________

 

 

Phone #:  ______________________________________________

 

 

Deposit:  $______________________________________________   

 

          (     ) Cash  or  (    ) Check     Check #___________

 

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ATTENTION MARRIED COUPLES ~ MARRIAGE IS A JOURNEY! 

 

What could be better than a fall weekend in the Poconos which is designed to enrich and revitalize your marriage?  Don't pass up your chance to attend the number one-rated Marriage Enrichment Program presented by the Lutheran Marriage Encounter at the beautiful, hotel-style Spruce Lake Retreat in Canadensis, PA.

 

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THE SEPTEMBER 14-16 WEEKEND,

so avoid being on a waiting list and register NOW!

 

A Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend can help you enrich your marriage and add some pizzazz to your journey.  Sign up TODAY to be sure to get the Weekend of your choice. Weekends scheduled this fall in Northeast U.S. are:

 

* September 14-16, 2018 at Spruce Lake Retreat in Canadensis, PA.  A lovely hotel-style retreat center with many acres of woodlands in the heart of the Poconos, an hour north of Allentown, PA.

 

* October 19-21, 2018 at Olmsted Retreat Center.  A stunning, hotel-style retreat center adjacent to the Olmsted Mansion in the Allegheny National Forest, 2 hours north of Pittsburgh, PA.

 

* November 9-11, 2018 at Hampton Inn Berkshires in Lenox, Massachusetts.  Situated on the edge of a nature preserve in the heart of the Berkshires, an hour northwest of Springfield, MA.

 

Two nights lodging, 5 meals for each of you, and all supplies are included with your registration fee, plus toward the end of the weekend you will be given an opportunity to make a confidential contribution of whatever amount you wish toward the continuation of the program.

 

For further information or to sign up, go to:  www.GodLovesMarriage.org and pay the $100 registration fee with your credit card, or mark the option to mail a check.

 

For questions, or if you would like a brochure, contact Northeast U.S. Directors of Lutheran Marriage Encounter, Fred & Julie Schamber at 724-325-3166 or fjschamber@comcast.net.

 

   

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 

Please volunteer for our New Jerusalem Day at Habitat for Humanity with Thrivent Builds on Saturday, September 29, 2018

 

If you can help with the building, please let Bill Young (610-797-8440) know.  You will need to make a phone call to Habit to have them put you on the list or go to www.habitatlv.org/volunteer/individuals/.  If you can help supply lunch for the builders, please let Barbara Young know (610-838-0651). 

 

 

 

 

 

LADIES NIGHT OUT!  

 

Where:   Board and Brush in Allentown, PA

When:  Thursday, October 11, 2018

Time:  6:00–9:00 p.m.

 

Make a D.I.Y. project while enjoying some time with your friends! 

Sign-up online at BOARDANDBRUSH.COM/ALLENTOWN.

 

Pick out your project from the gallery and register.  The cost is $65.00 per person.

 

Please contact Wendy Pepkowski at 215-920-6234 or pepkowski@comcast.net to let her know you registered or if you have any questions.

 

 

 ​​2018 In-Gathering

 

This year New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church has been asked to give any brand of shaving cream and/or disposable razors

 

Also toys, games, caps, mittens, gloves, towels, bedding, and blankets—new or in good used condition, cleaning supplies, adult socks, and sweatshirts.

 

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